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Winning day for Quick Step

By:
Bjorn Haake in Zamora
Published:
September 17, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:50 BST
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Latest Cycling News, September 17, 2008

Team Quick Step was the team of the day on September 16 – the Belgian ProTour team took the 16th...

Team Quick Step was the team of the day on September 16 – the Belgian ProTour team took the 16th stage of the Vuelta a España, the Desselgem GP and the leader's jersey in the Tour de Pologne.

"Tornado Tom" Boonen won his second stage in the Vuelta, giving the team four wins overall. The sprinter will only have one more chance for a stage win in this year's race, as he plans to leave the Vuelta after today's stage to prepare for the World Championships.

Mauro Facci, 26, took his first professional win in Belgium's Desselgem GP. He called it "an incredible feeling," adding "After six years of professional racing, raising my arms in victory at the top of the podium has really affected me."

Allan Davis only joined the team on September 1, but has brought immediate success. He started out with a third place in the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg. At the Tour of Poland, he won the second stage and finished third in Tuesday's third stage, which was enough to give him leader's jersey by four seconds. (SW)

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