UCI WorldTeam

Soudal Quick-Step

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The most successful active team in men’s professional cycling, without doubt. Despite only racking up 47 victories last season, compared to 65 in 2021, 2022 was arguably one of the best seasons in the team’s history.

Led by Patrick Lefevere, the team has traditionally focused on the Spring Classics. Although they were officially founded in 2003, the team’s roots date back further as they were formed from an unofficial merger of Domo-Farm Frites and Mapei-QuickStep, both of which Lefevere had been involved with over the years.

In 2022, spearheaded by Remco Evenepoel, the team went to new heights, winning Liège-Bastogne-Liège before then securing overall victory at La Vuelta a España - the first Grand Tour win in the team’s history. Sandwiched in the midst of all that were stage wins at both the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, but it was once again Evenepoel who had the final say on the 2022 season - leaving the rest of the bunch behind to win the Road World Championships in style.

There’s a sense that Lefevere’s team are changing tack for 2023, aiming to support Evenepoel’s bid for more Grand Tour glory, alongside sprinters Fabio Jakobsen and new signing Tim Merlier. The Belgian champion’s arrival also signals the end of Mark Cavendish’s second spell with the Wolfpack, as he departs alongside a number of experienced Classics riders including Mikkel Honoré, Iljo Keisse and Zdeněk Štybar. The team can still call upon some of the best one-day racers in the world though in Julian Alaphilippe - a two-time world champ - and Kasper Asgreen - a Tour of Flanders winner.

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Soudal Quick-Step
Soudal Quick-Step
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Founded 2003
  • Team Principal Patrick Lefevere
  • UCI Code SOQ
  • Bike Sponsor Specialized

The Team

Remco Evenepoel

Remco Evenepoel

24

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54

5697

Tim Merlier

Tim Merlier

31

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43

1605

Andrea Bagioli

Andrea Bagioli

25

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15

1481

Ilan Van Wilder

Ilan Van Wilder

23

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4

1470

Julian Alaphilippe

Julian Alaphilippe

31

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46

905

Team Bikes

Link to Remco Evenepoel's custom Vuelta a España S-Works Tarmac SL8
As reigning Belgium champion Specialized have produced this custom frame for Remco Evenepoel

Remco Evenepoel's custom Vuelta a España S-Works Tarmac SL8

Ahead of the race Specialized have released this new custom-painted edition of the new Tarmac SL8 for Remco Evenepoel.

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Link to Remco Evenepoel's World Champion-edition Specialized Shiv TT unveiled ahead of crucial Vuelta a España TT
Remco Evenepoel's rainbow themed Specialized Shiv time trial bike

Remco Evenepoel's World Champion-edition Specialized Shiv TT unveiled ahead of crucial Vuelta a España TT

Customised time trial bike receives a rainbow makeover ahead of individual time trial on stage 10 of Vuelta a España

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