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The 2009 Quick Step team was presented at the Park Kennedy Hotel in Kortrijk, Belgium. Patrick Lefevere’s team has been the strongest overall in the past 5 years and a model of consistency at taking wins at the highest level in both classics and stage races although better known as the ultimate classics team, and, “most likely” to be seen at the front of a race leading Tom Boonen to the finish with the white and blue train dominating the front.
The new squad fields 27 riders from 7 different countries and have been preparing for a record season in 2009; 13 Belgians, 6 Italians, 2 Frenchmen, 2 Dutchmen, 1 Australian, 1 Danish rider, 1 Spanish rider and 1 Swiss. Tom Boonen already opened the season with a stage win and his third gold jersey as victor of the Tour of Qatar this week.
The goals of the team as usual, will be the Belgian classics, the Tour of Flanders, Paris Roubaix and “Tornado” Tom leading the team in the tour de France in the maillot vert of sprint points leader adding more stage wins to his already staggering palmares. High on “Super” Tom’s list of priorities will be taking home another cobble from the roads of the Paris-Roubaix along with the green jersey in 2009; though he admitted winning the Tour of Flanders is would be very satisfying this year.
“Winning Milan-Sanremo is of course a dream, but it is never easy. Should I come up with one classic anyway, I rather prefer a third victory in Flanders. “That race means the most to me, emotionally, especially with all those thousands of Belgian fans along the course. Flanders is me is the race that suits me best.”
When asked about his other targets he said, “I’ll try and win a stage in the Tour and maybe grab the green jersey as well. I would like to ride a really good year, with a couple of peak moments. Including the Belgian championships. Despite the strenuous course in Aywaille, I don’t think I don’t stand a chance.”

2009 Quick Step Team Riders
Carlos Barredo 05/06/1981-Tom Boonen 15/10/1980- CDario Cataldo 17/03/1985- Sylvain Chavanel 30/06/1979 -Dominique Cornu 10/10/1985 -Allan Davis 27/07/1980 -Steven De Jongh 25/11/1973 -Kevin De Weert 27/05/1982 -Dries Devenyns 22/07/1983 -Stijn Devolder 29/08/1979 -Addy Engels 16/06/1977 -Mauro Facci 11/05/1982 -Kurt Hovelynck 02/06/1981-Kevin Hulsmans 11/04/1978
Thomas Vedel Kvist 18/08/1987 -Davide Malacarne 11/07/1987 -Jérôme Pineau 02/01/1980 -Francesco Reda 19/11/1982 Sébastien Rosseler 15/07/1981 Hubert Schwab 05/04/1982 962 Kevin Seeldraeyers 12/09/1986 -Matteo Tossato 14/05/1974 -Jurgen Van De Walle 9/2/1977 -Kevin Van Impe 19/4/1981 -Marco Velo 09/03/1974 -Wouter Weylandt 27/9/1984 -Maarten Wynants 13/5/1982
New for 2009: Sylvain Chavanel, Dries Devenyns, Kurt Hovelijnck and Francesco Reda, Davide Malacarne, and Hubert Schwab, Dominique Cornu, Dario Cataldo, Marco Velo, Kevin Deweert.

(There have been rumors Eric Bernard might be signing a contract with Quick-Step, but these rumors are not confirmed as of yet!)