Patrick Lefevere, Quick-Step Floors team boss has said he is not yet sure as to the future of the team considering the unavailability of a title sponsor for the squad beyond 2017.
Lefevere is seeking to confirm a title sponsor for the team before the year runs out and has noted that he would take a decision on the future of his team before the Tour de France starts out in July.
Leading the 2017 win count so far is the Belgian WorldTour team, which includes the likes of Marcel Kittel, Tom Boonen, and many other stars with 13 victories. Following closely behind is BMC Racing with 11 wins and Orica-Scott with 10.
Speaking to Het Nieuwsblad newspaper, Lefevere said:
“The sponsorship agreement that we have only covers this season and we still haven’t managed to find someone who can take the place of the Quick-Step,”
“In four months, we’ll look at everything and before the Tour de France, we will decide the fate of the team.”Continue Reading
For 2016, Rio Olympics Cavendish is unable to make the final cut as pointed out by Shane Sutton the chief of British cycling. In his search for grabbing an Olympic medal, Cavendish wanted to be in the omnium. He was not able to compete in 2008 as well as 2012. He is all out to expand his career of the road but unfortunately it is all over for him. He is the track World Champion to times.
Sutton points out that if Cavendish wants to make a return he can but time is running out for qualification. The date for cut off is not mentioned. He thinks that his hope is all over to race in the Rio. In the fourth as well as the final stage of Dubai tour, Cavendish sprinted to victory. He got ten seconds more as a bonus. Starting after seconds behind John the leader, the stage ended at Burj Khalifa.
The total time taken by Cavendish was 15 hours, 22 minutes and 38 seconds. He was ahead of the German, Degenkolb riding for Team Giant. Cavendish was ecstatic after the victory. He had fire in his belly which proved that he could perform. It is extremely special for him to win at Dubai. The sprint was not flat and he savoured every moment by stating that all worked hard to achieve the desired result.Continue Reading
Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) has been making a continuous effort to become fit and ready for the 2015 Tour de France. After facing the crash on the very 1st day of the 2014 Tour de France, Cavendish had to miss the most important parts of the tour. Therefore he has actually realized the significance that the tour has in his career.
The crash has actually motivated Cavendish and has inspired him to do better in the 2015 Tour de France. While talking to William Fotheringham (cycling columnist at the Guardian), Cavendish said that the tour is extremely vital for him and he has never taken it for granted. He really missed the thrill and the happiness of participating in the tour due to the crash.Continue Reading
Ghent’s iconic Velodrome in Flanders, Northern Belgium is a place where you can see a lot of fans from different places coming together for one of the big occasions of cycling. The Ghent six day event has been happening for years and has seen some of the famous players such as Sir Bradley Wiggins and Eddy Merckx.
The event will be seeing Mark Cavendish who has teamed up with IIjo Keisse, his Omega Pharma Quick step team member. Mark will be following on the footsteps of Sir Bradley Wiggins. The event is more like a theatrical performance where the players are paid to perform and they know their order to put a show. The event is perfect blend of sport, alcohol and theatre. With a better profile the chances of Mark this year looks better than the one when he had teamed with Sir Bradley and landed the 10th position. Mark’s team mate this time has been a winner of the same event for five years.
Mark and his teammate Keisse seemed to have made a very good start at the game. There are 13 teams of two riders each who compete against each other in a series of events or different races is what Ghent six day event is. Mark has said that he was very glad that his team had let him take part in the event and that he was lucky that he would be teaming up with the most famous player in this event Keisse.
The team manager Pat Lefevere had banned Mark from playing last year because of the injury and was not very eager this time either. He said that Mark had not raced much for this season and that it might not be a good idea. These events always come with a good share of rumors and controversies.