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Omega Pharma Merges with Quick-Step Cycling Team

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August 02, 2011 – Quick-Step Cycling Team is pleased to announce that Omega Pharma/Belgian Cycling Company (BCC) has joined the team. Starting January 1st, 2012, the team managed by Patrick Lefevere will be officially named Team Omega Pharma-Quick Step. Omega Pharma will be the team’s major sponsor for the following two seasons (2012-2013), with an option for one more year. Quick-Step will support the team for the next three years as co-sponsor. Innergetic will remain as official partner of the team for the next season.

“We are very pleased with the deal we reached with Omega Pharma/BCC, as much as we are about Quick Step’s renewal as co-sponsor and Innergetic as official partner,” explained Team Manager Patrick Lefevere. “I would like to thank everyone involved for their professionalism during the negotiations.”

“I am delighted that Omega Pharma and Quick-Step have joined forces” says Bessel Kok, Chairman of the Board.” I believe together we can build a much stronger position in the sport in 2012.”

“With this agreement, we continue to invest in a Belgian team, reinforced with international talent,” says Marc Coucke, CEO of Omega Pharma  “As in previous years, our goal is to be one of the top teams in the Worldtour.”

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