OPQS Reaches Two-Year Agreement with Yves Lampaert
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team reached an agreement for the next two years with Yves Lampaert. The 23-year-old Belgian talent will ride the 2015 and 2016 seasons with Belgian based OPQS.
"I knew Yves for a long time," OPQS CEO Patrick Lefevere said. "He's a guy we've followed for years, even when he rode for our Under-23 team EFC-Omega Pharma - Quick-Step. We think Yves has a lot of potential and can be one of the best riders of his generation in the near future He has a special feeling for the cobblestone classics, but thanks to his engine, he can be a part of the leadout for a sprint and also can be good in the time trial. On our team he will have the time to grow up and learn a lot from the riders who have been part of the team for years. We're happy he joined us and we're sure he will contribute to the team immediately."
"I'm really happy about this agreement," Lampaert said. "For me it's like a dream to ride for OPQS. I see myself as a potentially good rider for the classics, so this is the best team to be a part of so I can grow as a rider for those kinds of races. I know the next two years will be important for my entire career. I'm committed to do the best I can. I also would like to thank my a current team for the great opportunity they gave me two years ago when I became a professional. I grew up a lot on this team, and I taking my next steps in my career now also thanks to their help and the chances they gave me to perform. I will give my best to the team until the end of the season. Next year I will try to immediately contribute to the OPQS team, and as my personal objective my dream is to be selected for one of the big cobblestone races and to also return to work on my time trial skills to try and become a more complete rider."