Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will participate in Trofeo Mallorca, from Sunday, Feb. 3rd until Wednesday, February 6th. Trofeo Mallorca — not considered a multiple day stage race, which allows riders to not participate on certain days of the races — was a successful one for OPQS in 2012. OPQS has been training in Mallorca in preparation for similar results.
"We have been here since the 24th," Sports Director Tom Steels said. "We will do a few good training rides before the race in the next days. We already did reconnaissance for one of the stages. In the next days we will do other stage parcour training. Mallorca is the first race in Europe, and the riders really want to race. Now it is time to ride. Last year we came here with Andy Fenn and he won two stages. This year we don't have a sprinter, so we will have a good chance in the 3rd and 4th stages, the up and down days, with Meersman, Martin, Golas, and other riders who have the possibility to do well. We will try our best to get a good result for the team."