Wednesday 07 May 2008 at 01h42

According to the Dutch website several media have announced that Quick.Step will continue to sponsor Patrick Lefevere's cycling team and that Specialized will become the second sponsor. Lefevere indicated that all news about sponsors of his cycling team is premature and that he hopes to be able to make an announcement at the end of May.

Quick.Step, recently quite successful with a victory in the Tour of Flanders with Stijn Devolder and in Paris-Roubaix with Tom Boonen, had to look for a new sponsor since the main sponsor would stop the money flow at the end of this season.
Apparently the Belgian laminate supplier has changed its mind as we can read at On this site you can also read that Lefevere is currently negociating with Specialized, the team's American bike supplier, which -together with Quick.Step- would pay 4 million euro in the next three years and that Innergetic will also continue sponsoring the team.

In the Belgian newspaper De Morgen Lefevere answered these rumours by saying that nothing is official as of today: "We already had a contract with Specialized. I talked with this company, but saying that this supplier will be our second sponsor is a little bit too early. I have several other potential sponsors. I filed a request with several companies and I'm currently waiting for their answers. The negociations might however become a bit difficult now some people might think I already have a deal. I have an oral agreement from some of the current sponsors, but as long as it hasn't been put on paper there's nothing official." He also indicates he hopes to finalise everything before the Tour of Belgium (28 May-1 June) and to be able to announce the name of the second sponsor at that time.

door Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. hallo
    ben ne grote fan van quick step en zie graag wielrennen
    nu zou ik wilde vragen hoe je aan zo een trui kan graken
    op voorand al bedankt
    groetjes martin

    | degreef martin | Sunday 01 June 2008 om 20h04

  2. Hallo Martin,

    In de webshop van de Quick.Step website vind je gegarandeerd wat je zoekt!

    De trui bijvoorbeeld hier en het volledige tenue hier.

    Veel plezier ermee! En mocht je toevallig naar één van de Tour de France etappes komen kijken langs de kant van de weg, dan zie je mij misschien nog in een Orange auto zitten ;-).

    Groetjes, Thomas

    | Thomas Vergouwen | Sunday 01 June 2008 om 22h36

  3. merci voor je berichtje
    maar ik heb een grote droom en da is al van klein af
    zou graag eens mee een toer willen doen met de volkswagen als ze nog eens in belgie rijden en zal zeker naar de toer komen kijken zeker in parijs
    nogmaals bedankt
    groetjes martin

    | degreef martin | Sunday 01 June 2008 om 23h23

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