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Evenepoel and Alaphilippe
Soudal – QuickStep is a professional cycling team based in Belgium, which competes in the UCI World Tour.
The team was founded in 2003 as Quick-Step–Davitamon, and it has undergone several name changes since then.
The team has a long history of success in professional cycling, with numerous victories in Grand Tours and one-day Classics.
Soudal – Quick-Step has a strong roster of talented riders, including Remco Evenepoel who is t current Road Race World champion. Evenepoel has won several stages and races in 2022, including the Vuelta a Espana and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
Julian Alaphilippe, has won the Strade Bianche and the Milan-San Remo Classic, also several stages on the Tour de France, and two times the Road World Championship title.
The team is known for its aggressive racing style and its ability to win races through clever tactics and well-timed attacks.
The UCI abbreviation of Soudal Quick-Step cycling team is SOQ.
Team SOQ’s 2023 Plans
Soudal – Quick Step team is starting its 2023 racing season on the Santos Tour Down Under with Mattia Cattaneo, Dries Devenyns, Davide Ballerini, James Knox, Mauro Schmid, Jannik Steimle, Martin Svrcek and Stan Van Tricht.
SÉNÉCHAL Florian, ASGREEN Kasper, DECLERCQ Tim, MERLIER Tim, LAMPAERT Yves, VAN LERBERGHE Bert, and BALLERINI Davide are nominated to race Paris-Roubaix 2023.
EVENEPOEL Remco, BALLERINI Davide, CATTANEO Mattia, ČERNÝ Josef, HIRT Jan, SERRY Pieter, VAN WILDER Ilan, and VERVAEKE Louis are racing the Giro d’Italia 2023.
Julian Alaphilippe is competing in the Tour de France 2023.
The roster for the Vuelta a Espana will be selected and announced during the second part of the cycling season which will be around June, or July.
Same Winning Bikes
The bikes ridden by the team Soudal Quick-Step are the same as in 2022, and the same as Team Bora – hansgrohe.
The Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 is the do-it-all bike of the team. It fits the sprinters and the climbers of the team. And seeing the three years of World Champion won on the Tarmac SL7 confirms the bike is up to its task.
The Specialized Shiv is the bike ridden on the Time-Trial stages and races.
On the Paris-Roubaix, the Soudal Quick-Step riders ride the Specialized S-Works Roubaix.
All the bikes are equipped with the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed groupset.
The Roval wheels of various rim height roll on Specialized tires, either tubeless, tubulars, or clinchers, depending on the race’s profile and rider’s preference.
The three touch points of the riders of Team Soudal Quick-Step are the PRO handlebar, the S-Works Power saddle, and the Shimano Dura-Ace pedals.
Soudal Quick-Step riders use the Garmin cycling computer GPS to read their live data from the Shimano PowerMeter and Core Body sensor.
The riders of the Team Soudal Quick-Step wear the Specialized S-Works Prevail and Evade helmet, Castelli Team cycling jersey and bib-shorts, Oakley sunglasses, and Specialized cycling shoes.
Soudal Quick-Step Cycling Team 2023 Roster
Bert VAN LERBERGHE
Stan VAN TRICHT
Ilan VAN WILDER
General Manager: Patrick Lefevere
Directeur Sportif: Wilfried Peeters
Assistant Directeurs Sportifs:
Geert Van Bondt
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