Etixx-Quick Step

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Etixx-Quick Step
Omega Pharma-Quick Step logo.svg
Team information
UCI code OPQ
Based Belgium
Founded 2003 (2003)
Discipline Road
Status UCI ProTeam
Bicycles Specialized
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Patrick Lefévère
Directeur sportif Brian Holm
Team name history
2003–2004
2005
2006–2007
2008–2011
2012–2014
2015–
Quick Step – Davitamon (QSD)
Quick Step – Innergetic (QST)
Quick Step – Innergetic (QSI)
Quick Step (QST)
Omega Pharma-Quick Step (OPQ)
Etixx-Quick Step
Etixx-Quick Step jersey
Jersey
Current season

Etixx-Quick Step (UCI Team Code: OPQ) is a Belgian UCI World Tour cycling team led by team manager Patrick Lefévère. The directors are Davide Bramati, Wilfried Peeters, Rik Van Slycke, Tom Steels, Brian Holm and Jan Schaffrath. Omega Pharma is a Belgian pharmaceutical company, while Quick Step is a manufacturer of laminate flooring.

History[edit]

The team was created as Quick Step-Davitamon in 2003 from staff and riders of Domo-Farm Frites and Mapei-Quick Step when the latter disbanded after nine years in the sport. Paolo Bettini won the UCI Road World Cup in 2003 and 2004 as well as the 2004 Summer Olympics road title in 2004. In the 2005 UCI ProTour season, renamed Quick Step-Innergetic, the team won a large number of classics: Tom Boonen won Tour of Flanders and Paris–Roubaix, Filippo Pozzato the HEW Cyclassics, and Paolo Bettini the Züri-Metzgete and the Giro di Lombardia. In late 2005 Tom Boonen won the 2005 UCI Road World Championships in Madrid, where Michael Rogers won the time-trial.

In 2006 Boonen retained the Tour of Flanders and held the yellow jersey in the 2006 Tour de France during stage 3–6, and Filippo Pozzato won 2006 Milan – San Remo. Paolo Bettini won the world championship in Salzburg and retained his Giro di Lombardia crown. In 2007 Tom Boonen won the points classification in the Tour de France, taking two stage wins. Bettini defended his world championship in Stuttgart. In 2008 Gert Steegmans took the final stage of the 2008 Tour de France on the Champs-Élysées. Paolo Bettini retired after the world championship in Varese. In both 2008 and 2009 Stijn Devolder took the Tour of Flanders and Tom Boonen, Paris–Roubaix. After two seasons of disappointment, a resurgent Omega Pharma-Quick Step and Tom Boonen, took four major Spring classics victories, including the four cobblestone courses E3 Harelbeke, Gent–Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders, Paris–Roubaix.

On 17 July 2014, the team announced that Iljo Keisse had been given a 2 year contract extension[1] On the second rest day of the 2014 Tour de France the team announced a change to one of their main sponsors from 2015 onwards for 3 season. Omega Pharma will be exchanged for one of its subsidiaries, Etixx, giving a new team name: Etixx-Quickstep.[2] Further, Tony Martin confirmed via his Twitter account that he had signed a 2-year contract extension.[3] On 19 August the team announced that Pieter Serry had signed a 2-year contract extension,[4] on 27 August the team announced the signing of Maxime Bouet on a 2-year deal[5] and on September 1 the team announced the signing of David de la Cruz on a 2-year contract.[6]

In 2014 Michał Kwiatkowski won a rainbow jersey in 2014 UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race in Ponferrada, Spain.

Team roster[edit]

As of 1 September 2014.[7] view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) (1992-06-11)11 June 1992 (aged 22)
 Jan Bakelants (BEL) (1986-02-14)14 February 1986 (aged 28)
 Tom Boonen (BEL) (1980-10-15)15 October 1980 (aged 33)
 Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) (1987-08-22)22 August 1987 (aged 27)
 Mark Cavendish (GBR) (1985-05-21)21 May 1985 (aged 29)
 Thomas De Gendt (BEL) (1986-11-06)6 November 1986 (aged 27)
 Kevin De Weert (BEL) (1982-05-27)27 May 1982 (aged 32)
 Andrew Fenn (GBR) (1990-07-01)1 July 1990 (aged 24)
 Michał Gołaś (POL) (1984-09-29)29 September 1984 (aged 29)
 Iljo Keisse (BEL) (1982-12-21)21 December 1982 (aged 31)
 Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) (1990-06-02)2 June 1990 (aged 24)
 Nikolas Maes (BEL) (1986-04-09)9 April 1986 (aged 28)
 Tony Martin (GER) (1985-04-23)23 April 1985 (aged 29)
 Gianni Meersman (BEL) (1985-12-05)5 December 1985 (aged 28)
 Serge Pauwels (BEL) (1983-11-23)23 November 1983 (aged 30)
Rider Date of birth
 Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) (1974-01-03)3 January 1974 (aged 40)
 Wout Poels (NED) (1987-10-01)1 October 1987 (aged 26)
 Mark Renshaw (AUS) (1982-10-22)22 October 1982 (aged 31)
 Pieter Serry (BEL) (1988-11-21)21 November 1988 (aged 25)
 Gert Steegmans (BEL) (1980-09-30)30 September 1980 (aged 33)
 Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) (1985-12-11)11 December 1985 (aged 28)
 Niki Terpstra (NED) (1984-05-18)18 May 1984 (aged 30)
 Matteo Trentin (ITA) (1989-08-02)2 August 1989 (aged 25)
 Rigoberto Urán (COL) (1987-01-26)26 January 1987 (aged 27)
 Petr Vakoč (CZE) (1992-07-11)11 July 1992 (aged 22)
 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) (1991-02-14)14 February 1991 (aged 23)
 Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL) (1984-04-25)25 April 1984 (aged 30)
 Martin Velits (SVK) (1985-02-21)21 February 1985 (aged 29)
 Julien Vermote (BEL) (1989-07-26)26 July 1989 (aged 25)
 Carlos Verona (ESP) (1992-11-04)4 November 1992 (aged 21)

Major results[edit]

National & World Champions[edit]

2003
MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World Time Trial Michael Rogers
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Road Race Paolo Bettini
MaillotHungary.png Hungarian Time Trial Laszlo Bodrogi
2004
MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World Time Trial Michael Rogers
MaillotHungary.png Hungarian Time Trial Laszlo Bodrogi
2005
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Tom Boonen
MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World Time Trial Michael Rogers
2006
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Paolo Bettini
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Road Race Paolo Bettini
2007
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Paolo Bettini
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Road Race Giovanni Visconti
2008
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial Stijn Devolder
2009
MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Belarus Time Trial Branislau Samoilau
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Road Race Tom Boonen
MaillotSlovakia.gif Slovakian Road Race Martin Velits
2010
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Road Race Stijn Devolder
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial Stijn Devolder
MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Belarus Time Trial Branislau Samoilau
MaillotSlovakia.gif Slovakian Time Trial Martin Velits
2011
MaillotFra.PNG French Road Race Sylvain Chavanel
MaillotCuracao.png Curaçao Road Race Marc de Maar
MaillotCuracao.png Curaçao Time Trial Marc de Maar
2012
MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Czech Cyclocross Zdeněk Štybar
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Road Race Tom Boonen
MaillotIrlanda.PNG Irish Road Race Matt Brammeier
MaillotHolanda.PNG Netherlands Road Race Niki Terpstra
MaillotPolonia.PNG Polish Road Race Michał Gołaś
MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial Sylvain Chavanel
MaillotAlemania.PNG German Time Trial Tony Martin
MaillotSlovakia.gif Slovakian Time Trial Peter Velits
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Time Trial Dario Cataldo
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial Kristof Vandewalle
MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World Time Trial Tony Martin
2013
MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Czech Cyclocross Zdeněk Štybar
MaillotFra.PNG French Time Trial Sylvain Chavanel
MaillotAlemania.PNG German Time Trial Tony Martin
MaillotSlovakia.gif Slovakian Time Trial Peter Velits
MaillotPolonia.PNG Polish Road Race Michał Kwiatkowski
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG UK Road Race Mark Cavendish
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial Kristof Vandewalle
MaillotMundialCrono.PNG World Time Trial Tony Martin
2014
Jersey rainbow.svg World Cyclocross Zdeněk Štybar
MaillotPolonia.PNG Polish Time Trial Michał Kwiatkowski
MaillotAlemania.PNG German Time Trial Tony Martin
MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Czech Road Race Zdeněk Štybar
Jersey rainbow.svg World Road Race Michał Kwiatkowski

Notes and references[edit]

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