Exciting and promising start to the 2013 season

SRAM RED and Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team on the front

SRAM RED and Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team on the forefront

With over 60 victories in 2012, the Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team and SRAM RED duo have already been incredibly successful. And it looks like 2013 will be even better. After only a few opportunities, the team has started where they left off and already won several key early season races.

To celebrate 2013 and open their victory account, Iljo Keisse (BEL) and Niki Terpstra (NLD) won the 6-days of Rotterdam. In another discipline, Zdenek Stybar (CZE) put a seventh Czech National Cyclo-Cross Championship gold medal around his neck.

Moving to South America, for his first race with the Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team’s jersey and first race on SRAM RED, Mark Cavendish (GBR) won the field sprint to take the Opening stage of the Tour de San Luis. Can you stop one of the fastest men in the peloton? A week later, Cav took four stages in Qatar and the overall general classification.

And, last but not least, time trial specialist Tony Martin (GER) powered to a second overall victory at the Volta ao Algarve by taking the TT stage. The German clock specialist was 1:06 faster than his teammate, Michal Kwiatkowski (POL).

The range of victories is a simple demonstration of how perfectly this team works together, with every rider dedicated to his task, to the team, and to winning. SRAM RED, the best in class componentry, works in the very same way, as a unified system, and delivers the Performance Advantage.

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