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

UCI WorldTeam

Soudal Quick-Step

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Led by Patrick Lefevere, Soudal Quick-Step has been the preeminent Spring Classics squad for the better part of the last two decades. 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 the 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, before 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.

In 2023, Evenepoel may have lacked in the Grand Tours with a COVID-19 curtailed Giro d'Italia and a collapse at the Vuelta a España, yet still dominated Liège-Bastogne-Liège and won the time trial world championship. Altogether, the rest of the team was not able to live up to Evenepoel's standard, for most other teams those accolades and a win total of 55 are enough to avoid any panic buttons.

With Evenepoel's success, and with the team having a couple of off-years in the Classics, there’s a sense that Lefevere’s team are changing tack for 2024. The team can still call upon some of the best one-day racers in the world though in Julian Alaphilippe, a two-time world champion, Kasper Asgreen, a Tour of Flanders winner, and the exciting addition of proven U23 talent Luke Lamperti.

Nevertheless, with the signing of Mikel Landa, an established Grand Tour rider, the team’s focus will be firmly on Evenepoel’s development as he will debut at the Tour de France this summer.

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The Team

Remco Evenepoel

Remco Evenepoel

24

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53

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Mikel Landa

Mikel Landa

34

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16

2050

Ilan Van Wilder

Ilan Van Wilder

23

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4

1259

Tim Merlier

Tim Merlier

31

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39

1134

Yves Lampaert

Yves Lampaert

32

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17

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Team Bikes

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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Link to Up close with Remco Evenepoel's Vuelta a España Specialized Tarmac SL8
Remco Evenepoel's Specialized Tarmac SL8

Up close with Remco Evenepoel's Vuelta a España Specialized Tarmac SL8

Belgian champion's bike received a makeover ahead of the Vuelta a España, where he won three stages

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Top Soudal Quick-Step Stories

Link to Soudal Quick-Step announce Patrick Lefevere's planned successor
Patrick Lefevere has been CEO of the Quick-Step team since its inception

Soudal Quick-Step announce Patrick Lefevere's planned successor

Jurgen Foré named Chief Operating Officer of Belgian team

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Link to Soudal Quick-Step Team Talk: Can Remco Evenepoel steady an unsettled ship?
Remco Evenepoel is central to Soudal Quick-Step's plans

Soudal Quick-Step Team Talk: Can Remco Evenepoel steady an unsettled ship?

Reviewing the Belgian team's good but not amazing 2023 season, and looking ahead to a more Grand Tour-focused future

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Link to Julian Alaphilippe targets Tour of Flanders victory in 2024
It has been a couple of years since we last saw Julian Alaphilippe at his sparkling best

Julian Alaphilippe targets Tour of Flanders victory in 2024

Soudal Quick-Step puncheur will also race Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo ahead of return to the cobbled Classics

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