Giro d’Italia ticker: Almeida relishes career-best third on GC, Lefevere blasts mountain TT
All the headlines for the season's first grand tour at the Giro d'Italia from May 6-28.
All the headlines for the season's first grand tour at the Giro d'Italia from May 6-28.
Reigning world champion oozing with confidence after delivering sledge-hammer blow at Liège-Bastogne-Liège: 'This is a big boost ahead of the Giro d’Italia.'
Lefevere's quandary: Is there a 'next Tom Boonen' lurking in the junior ranks? Or is the 'Wolfpack' content to ride the Remco wave?
Patrick Lefevere banks on French ace while searching for Jumbo-Visma bakery.
Sport director Tom Steels remains eternally optimistic: 'We hope to get closer to the rest.'
Alarm bells ringing as longtime Belgian classics dominator on the back foot: 'We're in a situation that we're not used to.'
Tim Merlier and Fabio Jakobsen are both vying for a shot to go to the Tour, and that's just fine for the Soudal Quick-Step manager.
"We said we changed the emphasis in the team away from the classics and that's becoming clear," says Soudal Quick-Step team boss.
Two-time world champion races toward De Ronde target with 'even more rage' – but have the classics moved on without him?
Author Andy McGrath shares a book extract about one of the many remarkable moments in Frank Vandenbroucke's rollercoaster career.
Quick-Step saw cobblestone disasters tempered by Evenepoel's exploits in 2022. Can it bring classics redemption and Giro glory in 2023?
Toes and all!
'I think that for Remco, it’s not logical to move teams because he has the two biggest Belgium sponsors in history behind him,' says for classics specialist.
Quick-Step boss warns new world champion Remco Evenepoel not to party too much this winter ahead of pressure-cooked 2023.
The Dutch sprinter said team management will be making the decisions, but said 'it should be possible' to share leadership.
Source says Ineos Grenadiers met with Remco Evenepoel's father as contract saga continues.
The Quick-Step boss is prepared to “hang around Remco with a fly swatter to keep all the dung flies and vultures away from him.”
Lefevere says there is a '0.00 percent' chance of Evenepoel leaving Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl.
Dave Brailsford sends a text to Patrick Lefevere: ‘Do you want to sell him?’
Quick-Step boss on Remco Evenepoel: 'He can win any race, except maybe Paris-Roubaix.'
The 59-year-old Dane worked his last race with the so-called 'Wolfpack' at the recent Tour of Luxembourg.
David Gaudu and Benoît Cosnefroy miss out on selection.
'Everyone knows he’s a super talent but when the time is right we’ll try and fight against them,' says Quick-Step AlphaVinyl boss.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl chief expects Alaphilippe to be hunting for more than world championship form at the Vuelta a España.
'Julian Alaphilippe is a bit of a mystery this year. The whole season he has fought against bad luck,' Lefevere says of his world champion.
The Czech star has been wracked with illness during the past two seasons, but Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl is pivoting toward youth.
'Cavendish leaves the team, Keisse stops but Devenyns has now indicated that he would like to continue,' says Belgian team boss.
The arrival of the ever improving Merlier will help fill the hole left by the exiting Mark Cavendish, and Anthony Turgis extends with Team TotalEnergies.
Lighter and more experienced, Evenepoel looking better than ever ahead of Vuelta a España debut.
Belgian boss comments on speculation of rifts with Remco Evenepoel and the transfer market.
The future is Remco Evenepoel.
'He is not part of our project' — Patrick Lefevere says Manx sprinter won't feature in new-look Soudal-Quick-Step in 2023.
'A lot of people were anticipating that coming back on Patrick Lefevere,' Wiggins says of the decision to leave Mark Cavendish at home.
Fabio Jakobsen beats back pressure to deliver in place of Mark Cavendish with comeback victory in Nyborg.
"Everyone has to shut up if we win," says the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team boss after his squad take stage 1 of the Tour de France.
Raids appear focused solely on Bahrain Victorious so far at Tour de France, but teams worry of impact of more police action.
“Imagine getting the 35th Tour de France stage in the British champs jersey, it would be pretty beautiful," Cavendish said.
Quick-Step boss questions knee injury keeping Wout van Aert from Belgian nationals as Jumbo-Visma Tour riders steer clear of racing.
The four-time green jersey winner shares his views on who Patrick Lefevere should bring to the Tour de France.
Is Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl cooking up a secret plan to bring Cavendish, Evenepoel, Jakobsen, and Alaphilippe to the Tour de France? Let's hope so.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl boss is playing the waiting game in the transfer market and time is on his side.
Quick-Step boss held out hope until the end: 'Yesterday I told the guys that they should stay calm and don't act crazy, not race more nervously.'
Here are 11 riders the Belgian team boss could sign to strengthen his cobbles squad.
‘He might need a lawyer but that will be it. I hope he doesn’t sleep this evening,’ says team boss.
'Contract negotiation is about business. You cannot explain a season without results with two punctures and a badly timed crash,' says team boss.
The team is finally fully fit with time running out to score a big one this spring.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl boss pushes back on notion of moving such races as Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix to the fall.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl boss Patrick Lefevere says all seven starters will be fully healthy for the first time all spring.
Patrick Lefevere on Colbrelli scare: 'We do not know whether this cardiac arrest is the result of a coronavirus infection, but it is of course possible.'
Belgian team welcomes new lead sponsor and updated kit.
The Roglič-riddle, cobblestone consternation, Lefevere-unplugged and more – the upcoming Tour de France series has stories-galore.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl boss urges patience and expectation management when picking apart Remco Evenepoel's performance at Tirreno-Adriatico.
'People are already coming to our service course next week to make the first recordings,' says Belgian team boss after verbal agreement is reached.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl boss said the expansion of gravel into stage racing is going too far, but insists he's a fan of Strade Bianche.
Fabio Jakobsen takes aim at Gent-Wevelgem after win in ‘opening weekend.’
'A race I’d like to forget quickly.' Patrick Lefevere's 'Wolfpack' undone by poor positioning and subpar performances.
'For now, for both riders, we just say win races and be ready,' says Belgian sports director.
Danish sport director knows he can expect a call from the top if the team rolls a few weeks without a victory.
'It will take a while, so I probably will get a bit of hardship from media. But I know it is all part of the process' says Irish sprinter
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl boss comes out fighting, says he’s not afraid of Jumbo-Visma ahead of classics campaign.
Reports indicate Patrick Lefevere and co. are poised to take control of Tormans CX team in 2023.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl plans to send Cavendish to Giro d'Italia as Jakobsen gets nod for Tour debut after triumphant return last year.
Should we be critical of his sudden interest in backing a women's team, or just grateful he's doing so?
A deal has finally been done after protracted negotiations, keeping the Manxman at the Belgian team for another year.
Patrick Lefevere sets first steps into the world of women's cycling aiming to grow the sport from its foundations up.
The Quick-Step-Alpha Vinyl team boss says he wants to help ‘grow women's cycling organically'.
Patrick Lefevere says that Mark Cavendish has signed a one-year deal to ride on with the team.
Deceuninck CEO critical of Quick-Step boss Patrick Lefevere.
Patrick Lefevere pushes back against inclusion of gravel and pavé in 2022 Tour de France, saying organizers 'are looking for thrills.'
Here's what's making news on Wednesday, September 22.
The pair will meet face-to-face during the World Champs in Belgium to finalise terms and discuss Cav’s post-racing future.
Lefevere states an agreement on wages and bonuses has been agreed with Cavendish as pair discusses future with team after retirement.
Spat between Belgian team boss and Irish sprinter takes another turn as Sam Bennett returns to racing Friday for first time since May in a Deceuninck-Quick-Step jersey.
Deceuninck-QuickStep has reportedly made Mark Cavendish an offer but talks are ongoing.
Team boss Lefevere also considering bringing Italian fastman Elia Viviani back after he rode with Quick-Step in 2018 and 2019.
Jakobsen's return to top form gives Patrick Lefevere tough decisions as he negotiates contracts and race allocations with Mark Cavendish.
Here's the news making headlines for Saturday, August 7.
Patrick Lefevere admits he was wrong to liken Sam Bennett’s re-signing with Bora-Hansgrohe to domestic abuse victims returning home.
Patrick Lefevere wrote that Sam Bennett's expected return to Bora-Hansgrohe is "the same as women who still return home after domestic abuse."
Voices from the cycling world unify to condemn inflammatory remarks made by Deceuninck-Quick-Step boss.