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Encyclopedia > Patrick Lefevere

Patrick Lefévère is a Belgian cycling team manager of the Quick Step-Innergetic cycling team. He is from Flanders and has been involved with professional road bicycle racing for many years. A cycling team is a group of cyclists who join a team or are acquired and train together to compete in bicycle races of any kind, whether they are recreational or professional. ... Quick Step-Innergetic is a Belgian UCI ProTour team led by team manager Patrick Lefevre. ... Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen) has several main meanings: the social, cultural and linguistical, scientific and educational, economical and political community of the Flemings; some prefer to call this the Flemish community (others refer to this as the Flemish nation) which is, with over 6 million inhabitants, the majority of all Belgians... A professional provides a service in exchange for payment in accordance with established protocols for licensing, ethics, procedures, standards of service and training/certification. ... Road bicycle racing is a popular bicycle racing sport held on the road (following the geography of the area), using racing bicycles. ...


He was a sporting director of the immensely successful Mapei of the 1990s, and he started the Domo-Farm Frites team of the early 2000s. Since 2003 he has been manager of the Quick Step-Davitamon which is now named the Quick Step-Innergetic team. Mapei was sponsoring an Italian road bicycle racing team namedafter it from 1993 to 2002. ...


Lefévère is famous for having managed teams with many one-day race super-stars such as Johan Museeuw, Michele Bartoli, Paolo Bettini, Richard Virenque, and many others. His teams' successes in the Classic cycle races is nearly unmatched, on occasion dominating to the point that his riders fill the entire podium. At the end of the 2005 season he had two world champions on his roster: Tom Boonen on the road and the departing Michael Rogers in the time trial. Johan Museeuw (born October 13, 1965) is a retired Belgian professional road bicycle racer. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Paolo Bettini (born April 1, 1974 in Cecina, Livorno province, Italy) is an Italian road cyclist with the Belgian Quick. ... Richard Virenque (born 19 November 1969) is a French cyclist, born in Casablanca, Morocco. ... The Classic cycle races are the most prestigious one-day professional cycling road races in Europe. ... Tom Boonen (born on October 15, 1980 in Mol, Belgium) is one of the worlds best professional road bicycle racers and is the 2005 World Road Race Champion. ... This article is about the cyclist Michael Rogers, for the American congressmen called Mike Rogers, see: Mike Rogers Michael Rogers, often called Mick Rogers or Dodger, (born 1979) is an Australian cycle racer. ... In many racing sports an athlete (or occasionally a team of athletes) will compete in a time trial against the clock to secure the fastest time. ...


Unfortunately, his success in the one-day races has not been successfully replicated in the stage races. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Lefévère has suffered several heart diseases due to over-excitement when in the races, and now delegates the role of directeur-sportif to his assistants.


Quotes

  • "Whoever wins five of the former World Cup races in one year, as well as having a World Champion [two, counting the T-Mobile bound Michael Rogers], and has been in the firing line from January to October, can speak of a huge year."
  • "It's hypocritical. Armstrong brought so much more international attention to cycling. I have a lot of strong feelings about this, so I better not say anything else."
  • "I treat all my riders the same, but Johan Museeuw has a special place in my heart."
  • Maybe we should sue Landis, why not? Why don't we use the American way? As long as Landis continues to claim he doesn't know about anything, such a scenario becomes more and more likely.
  • I want to throw up when I hear him. Landis has turned the clock twenty years backwards.

External links

  • Quick Step-Innergetic official website

 
 

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