Video: Lefevere on Omega Pharma-Quick Step ambitions

Omega Pharma-Quick Step is aiming to be cycling’s number one ranked team in the future but Patrick Lefevere is aware that such lofty ambitions will take time if the squad is going to rely on their existing talent and not just the cheque book of its major backer, Zdenek Bakala.

In this exclusive video for Cyclingnews, Lefevere talks about the team and its goals. Having signed Tony Martin from HTC-Highroad and Levi Leipheimer from RadioShack, the new team has a new face, as it aims to combine both its heritage as a Classics squad, with ambitions in stage races and Grand Tours.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.