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Tour de France 2012 Team Preview: Omega Pharma-Quick Step

After all the hype surrounding the pick-ups made by Omega Pharma-Quick-Step this past off-season, the team’s biggest results this season have so far been earned by riders who were already on the team. But with classics stars such as Tom Boonen and Niki Terpstra staying home to prepare for the Olympics in London, the Belgian … Continue reading

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First Look: Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s 2012 National Champions

Belgium ♥’s Tom If there’s one (two) thing(s) I took away from my visit to Belgium this past April, it’s that Belgium loves Tom Boonen and Omega Pharma-Quick Step. A visit to the Vermarc factory hammered it home – while the bins of Lotto-Belisol apparel overflowed, Omega Pharma-Quick Step kit was nearly on backorder it … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – March 31, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, March 31, 2011 Niki Terpstra to miss Ronde van Vlaanderen after breaking collarbone in De Panne crash Gent-Wevelgem wordt koers van 235 kilometer – Wielrennen – HLN inrng : the rain bag Bicileaks: Passport Fee Hike | NY Velocity Seen any cool links we missed? Share ’em in … Continue reading

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2011 Dwars door Vlaanderen – Preview

  Since it occurs the Wednesday between Milan-San Remo and the E3 Prijs/Ghent-Wevelgem, Dwars door Vlaanderen is usually a race won by lieutenants, up-and-coming classics riders, and every once in a while, a sprinter. But don’t let that fool you into thinking the 203-kilometer trip from Roeselar to Waregem is an easy day in the … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Quick Step

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport.  Yesterday we covered teams at 15 and 16. #14 – Quick Step I hate to say it, but Quick Step’s not even the best team in Belgium anymore.  Thanks to Philippe Gilbert, Jurgen Van den Broeck, and … Continue reading

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