From Elia Viviani's win on stage 3 of the Tour Down Under in January to stage 6 of the Tour of Guangxi, won by Fabio Jakobsen, on Sunday, Quick-Step Floors' impressive 73 victories this season have been... well, impressive.
The Belgian WorldTour team has won on all fronts, from the Monuments – with victories at both the Tour of Flanders thanks to Niki Terpstra and at Liège-Bastogne-Liège with Bob Jungels – to the Grand Tours, where they won a staggering 13 stages across the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, through Viviani, Maximilian Schachmann, Fernando Gaviria, Julian Alaphilippe and Enric Mas.
At times, they have looked unstoppable, with wins intersecting at races that overlap, such as Viviani's win at the Dubai Tour and Gaviria's victories at the Oro y Paz at the start of the season, and again Gaviria winning at the Tour of California while Viviani was hoovering up stage victories at the Giro in May.
The team may still have had a little way to go to have beaten the 84 wins taken by HTC-Columbia during the 2009 season, but having beaten their own team record of 61 victories from 2014, and having taken first place in the UCI WorldTour teams classification, Quick-Step are unlikely to have too many sleepless nights.
Indeed, team boss Patrick Lefevere was nothing short of effusive on the team's website.
"It's truly extraordinary what we have achieved in 2018, and the whole squad is part of this success," he said.
"It's fantastic proof of what you can accomplish through team spirit, hard work and dedication from everybody involved, and an unstoppable motivation to win cycling races. It's very much a once in a lifetime season."
Remind yourself of Quick-Step Floors' superb 2018 season and their 73 wins by checking out our giant gallery, above.
Why not watch our documentary RUNNING WITH WOLVES and follow Quick-Step Floors at the Tour de France. You can rent or buy it on our Vimeo page, here.
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