Prof. since: 2003
Style of rider: Sprinter
Favourite race: Tour de France
Twitter name: @gertsteegmans
Steggel is one of the most explosive riders in the group. His lead-outs for Boonen are a part of the team's history, as are his splendid victories in the 2007 Tour de France at Gent and in 2008 in the last stage in Paris, a favorite among sprinters the world over. Gert lives in Monaco with his French girlfriend, Laura, whom he met at the Tour de France, and their beautiful daughter, Maélya. Gert is crazy for sushi and he's also an excellent photographer. In fact, he's famous for his touched-up portraits of his teammates, which he creates during the long transfers in the team's motor home.
1st stage Tour de Picardie, Nationale Sluitingsprijs.
3rd and 4th stage Volta ao Algarve, 3rd stage Quatre Jours du Dunkerque, 2nd stage Tour de Picardie, 5th stage Tour of Belgium.
1st stage Volta ao Algarve, 3rd stage Driedaagse de Panne – Koksijde, 4th stage Quatre Jours du Dunkerque, 2nd stage Tour de France, Tour de Rijke, 2nd, 4th stage and overall Franco-Belge.
Trofeo Calvia, 1st and 2nd stage Paris-Nice, 2nd stage Quatre Jours du Dunkerque, Profronde van Fryslân, Halle-Ingooigem, 21st stage Tour de France.
Trofeo Mallorca, 2nd stage Ruta del Sol.
Tirreno-Adriatico Prologue TTT
2007: Quick Step-Innergetic
2008: Team Quick Step
2010: Team RadioShack
2011: Quick-Step Cycling Team
2012: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
Omega Pharma -Quick-Step Cycling Team put on a show in Middelkerke at the 7km Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen Prologue on Friday, as Belgian National TT Champion Kristof Vandewalle won with a time of 8'09", and his teammates were not very far behind.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team Sport Director Wilfried Peeters confirmed the two teams for the upcoming races this weekend: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne.
After a fall during training yesterday, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, Gert Steegmans has suffered a small fracture to his right thumb, as well as a gash on his right hand, which required five stitches.