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Omega Pharma-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
Quick Step – Davitamon (QSD)
Quick Step – Innergetic (QST)
Quick Step – Innergetic (QSI)
Quick Step (QST)
Omega Pharma-Quick Step (OPQ)
Omega Pharma-Quick Step jersey
Jersey
Current season

Omega Pharma-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]

2012
1st  Czech Republic Cyclocross Championships, Zdeněk Štybar
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de San Luis, Levi Leipheimer
1st Stages 1 & 2, Francesco Chicchi
1st Stages 3[N 1] & 4, Levi Leipheimer
1st Stage 7, Tom Boonen
1st Jersey gold.svg Overall Tour of Qatar, Tom Boonen
1st Stages 1 & 4, Tom Boonen
1st Trofeo Palma, Andrew Fenn
1st Trofeo Migjorn, Andrew Fenn
1st Stage 4 Volta ao Algarve, Gerald Ciolek
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Oman, Peter Velits
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Julien Vermote
1st Prologue, Michał Kwiatkowski
1st Stage 1, Francesco Chicchi
1st Stage 2 Paris–Nice, Tom Boonen
1st Nokere Koerse, Francesco Chicchi
1st Handzame Classic, Francesco Chicchi
1st Dwars door Vlaanderen, Niki Terpstra
1st E3 Harelbeke, Tom Boonen
1st Gent–Wevelgem, Tom Boonen
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Three Days of De Panne, Sylvain Chavanel
1st Stage 3b (ITT), Sylvain Chavanel
1st Tour of Flanders, Tom Boonen
1st Paris–Roubaix, Tom Boonen
1st Stage 7 Tour of Turkey, Iljo Keisse
1st Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk, Zdeněk Štybar
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Belgium, Tony Martin
1st Stage 4 (ITT), Tony Martin
1st  France Time Trial Championships, Sylvain Chavanel
1st  Germany Time Trial Championships, Tony Martin
1st  Slovakia Time Trial Championships, Peter Velits
1st  Italy Time Trial Championships, Dario Cataldo
1st  Belgium Road Race Championships, Tom Boonen
1st  Ireland Road Race Championships, Matt Brammeier
1st  Netherlands Road Race Championships, Niki Terpstra
1st  Poland Road Race Championships, Michał Gołaś
1st Stage 3 Tour de Pologne, Zdeněk Štybar
1st Stage 2b Tour de l'Ain, Team Time Trial
1st  Belgium Time Trial Championships, Kristof Vandewalle
1st Stage 6 Tour of Utah, Levi Leipheimer
1st MaillotCyan.PNG Overall World Ports Classic, Tom Boonen
1st Stage 1, Tom Boonen
1st Stage 16 Vuelta a España, Dario Cataldo
1st Paris–Brussels, Tom Boonen
1st Arc en ciel.svg Team Time Trial World Championships
1st Arc en ciel.svg Time Trial World Championships, Tony Martin
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Beijing, Tony Martin
1st Stage 2, Tony Martin
1st Chrono des Nations, Tony Martin
1st Amstel Curaçao Race, Niki Terpstra
2013
1st  Czech Republic Cyclocross Championships, Zdeněk Štybar
1st Stage 1 Tour de San Luis, Mark Cavendish
1st Jersey gold.svg Overall Tour of Qatar, Mark Cavendish
1st Stages 3, 4, 5 & 6, Mark Cavendish
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Volta ao Algarve, Tony Martin
1st Stage 4 (ITT), Tony Martin
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Kristof Vandewalle
1st Prologue, Kristof Vandewalle
1st Stage 1 Tirreno–Adriatico, Team Time Trial
1st Stage 6 Paris–Nice, Sylvain Chavanel
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tirreno–Adriatico, Tony Martin
1st Stages 1 & 2 Volta a Catalunya, Gianni Meersman
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Three Days of De Panne, Sylvain Chavanel
1st Stage 2, Mark Cavendish
1st Stage 3b (ITT), Sylvain Chavanel
1st Stage 6 (ITT) Tour of the Basque Country, Tony Martin
1st Stages 1 & 3 Tour de Romandie, Gianni Meersman
1st Stage 5 (ITT) Tour de Romandie, Tony Martin
1st Stages 1, 6, 12, 13 & 21 Giro d'Italia, Mark Cavendish
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification in the Giro d'Italia, Mark Cavendish
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Belgium, Tony Martin
1st Stage 3 (ITT), Tony Martin
1st Stage 4 (ITT) Critérium du Dauphiné, Tony Martin
1st  France Time Trial Championships, Sylvain Chavanel
1st  Germany Time Trial Championships, Tony Martin
1st  Slovakia Time Trial Championships, Peter Velits
1st  Poland Road Race Championships, Michał Kwiatkowski
1st  United Kingdom Road Race Championships, Mark Cavendish
1st Stages 5 & 13 Tour de France, Mark Cavendish
1st Stage 11 (ITT) Tour de France, Tony Martin
1st Stage 14 Tour de France, Matteo Trentin
1st Stage 2 Tour de Wallonie, Tom Boonen
1st Stage 6 Danmark Rundt, Mark Cavendish
1st Prologue Tour de l'Ain, Gianni Meersman
1st  Belgium Time Trial Championships, Kristof Vandewalle
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Eneco Tour, Zdeněk Štybar
1st Stages 3 & 7, Zdeněk Štybar
1st Stage 5 (ITT), Sylvain Chavanel
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a España, Zdeněk Štybar
1st MaillotCyan.PNG Overall World Ports Classic, Nikolas Maes
1st Stages 4, 7 & 8 Tour of Britain, Mark Cavendish
1st Arc en ciel.svg Team Time Trial World Championships
1st Arc en ciel.svg Time Trial World Championships, Tony Martin
1st Chrono des Nations, Tony Martin
2014
1st Jersey gold.svg Overall Tour of Qatar, Niki Terpstra
1st Stage 1, Niki Terpstra
1st Stages 2 & 4, Tom Boonen
1st Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana, Michał Kwiatkowski
1st Trofeo Muro-Port d'Alcúdia, Gianni Meersman
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Volta ao Algarve, Michał Kwiatkowski
1st Stages 2 & 3 (ITT), Michał Kwiatkowski
1st Stage 5, Mark Cavendish
1st Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne, Tom Boonen
1st Strade Bianche, Michał Kwiatkowski
1st Stage 2 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
1st Stage 1 Tirreno–Adriatico, Team time trial
1st Stage 6 Tirreno–Adriatico, Mark Cavendish
1st Dwars door Vlaanderen, Niki Terpstra
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Three Days of De Panne, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
1st Stages 2 & 6 (ITT) Tour of the Basque Country, Tony Martin
1st Stage 4 Tour of the Basque Country, Wout Poels
1st Grand Prix Pino Cerami, Alessandro Petacchi
1st Paris–Roubaix, Niki Terpstra
1st Stages 1, 2, 4 & 8 Tour of Turkey, Mark Cavendish
1st Prologue (ITT) Tour de Romandie, Michał Kwiatkowski
1st Stages 1 & 8 Tour of California, Mark Cavendish
1st Stage 12 (ITT) Giro d'Italia, Rigoberto Urán
1st Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of Belgium, Tony Martin
1st Stages 1 & 2, Tom Boonen
1st Stage 3 (ITT), Tony Martin
1st Stage 6 Critérium du Dauphiné, Jan Bakelants
1st Prologue (ITT) Tour de Suisse, Tony Martin
1st Stage 4 Tour de Suisse, Mark Cavendish
1st Stage 6 Tour de Suisse, Matteo Trentin
1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tour de Suisse, Tony Martin
1st  Poland Time Trial Championships, Michał Kwiatkowski
1st  Germany Time Trial Championships, Tony Martin
1st  Czech Republic Road Race Championships, Zdeněk Štybar
1st World University Cycling Championship Road Race, Petr Vakoč
1st World University Cycling Championship Time Trial, Petr Vakoč
1st Stages 7 Tour de France, Matteo Trentin
1st Stage 9 & 20 (ITT) Tour de France, Tony Martin
1st Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 9, Tony Martin
1st Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 10, Tony Martin
1st Overall Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Wallonie, Gianni Meersman
1 Stage 5, Gianni Meersman
1st Stage 2 Tour de Pologne, Petr Vakoč
1st Stage 2 Eneco Tour, Zdeněk Štybar
1st Stage 7 Eneco Tour, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
1st Prologue & Stage 2 Tour de l'Ain, Gianni Meersman
1st Stage 4 Tour de l'Ain, Julian Alaphilippe
1st Châteauroux Classic, Iljo Keisse
1st Stages 1 & 2 Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Mark Cavendish
1st Stage 10 (ITT) Vuelta a España, Tony Martin
1st Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 10, Tony Martin
1st Stage 2 Tour of Britain, Mark Renshaw
1st Stage 4 Tour of Britain, Michał Kwiatkowski
1st Stage 7 Tour of Britain, Julien Vermote
1st GP Briek Schotte, Andrew Fenn
1st Arc en ciel.svg Road Race World Championships, Michał Kwiatkowski
1st Binche–Chimay–Binche, Zdeněk Štybar

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
2010
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Road Race Stijn Devolder
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial Stijn Devolder
MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Belarus Time Trial Branislau Samoilau
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]

Notes
  1. ^ Retroactively awarded after Alberto Contador's results were disqualified following his backdated two-year ban in February 2012.[8][9]
References

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