Team Etixx-Quick-Step’s Track Roll-Out

As is their tradition, the Etixx-Quick-Step team stepped out for their annual sponsor/media/fan presentation at the Eddy Merckx Vlaams Wielercentrum in Gent, Belgium.

Most riders of the team were in attendance (except the ones who are already in Australia for the Tour Down Under, Niki Terpstra who races the Six Days of Rotterdam, and the South Americans Richeze, Gaviria and Contreras). During the event, the riders challenged each other in a series of races on the track.

“For us riders this event is really special,” said Tom Boonen. “We like the idea of presenting ourselves to our sponsors, to their clients and to our fans with a reunion on the track, on our bikes. It’s a dynamic presentation in which the team and the bikes are the stars. Also, the public is really close to the track. It’s wonderful to feel the warmth and cheers coming from the crowd.”

All Photos: Tim DeWaele
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