Olympic Omnium Champion and winner of 50 pro races on the road, Elia is a household name, whose versatility has made him one of the most decorated riders in the world in the past years. Now, at 28 years of age and after seven pro seasons, he is ready and excited to open what he hopes to be a successful and rewarding chapter of his career.
“Quick-Step Floors is the best choice I could have made. When Patrick Lefevere came with this offer, I just couldn’t say no to one of the biggest teams in the world. I am honoured to join a squad with such a fantastic pedigree, one that has excelled in the art of sprinting over time, and I’m looking forward to repaying the trust put in me”, said Elia, whose skills will be seen in a number of races in 2018, from Classics and stage races to the long and leg-sapping Grand Tours.
UCI Ranking: 12
#Top-10 positions: 17
Race distance covered: 4456 km
Days of racing: 29 days