Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team
Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team is a World Tour cycling team established in 2003 and based in Wevelgem, Belgium, a city that’s iconic for Flemish cycling. The team is made up of 29 riders from 13 different countries. The Czech Businessman Mr Zdenek Bakala took over the team at the end of 2010. The team is managed by a Board of eight members. Patrick Lefevere, one of the most victorious managers in the history of cycling, is in charge of Sports Management. The team focuses on its Belgian roots, but also strives to have an international impact.
Since its inception the team has scored more than 550 victories, including 14 Monument Classics, 4 Road World Championships, 6 ITT Road World Championships, 3 TTT World Championships, 2 World Cups and an Olympic Title. In 2016, Quick-Step Floors was the winningest team for the fifth year in a row, amassing 57 victories (56 on the road).
Current top riders for the team are sprinter Marcel Kittel (winner of nine Tour de France stage), Tom Boonen (four-time Paris-Roubaix winner), Niki Terpstra (winner of the 2014 Paris-Roubaix), Zdenek Stybar (2015 Strade Bianche winner), Dan Martin (winner of the 2013 Liège–Bastogne–Liège and 2014 Giro di Lombardia) and Luxembourg Champion Bob Jungels, best young rider of the 2016 Giro d’Italia.