Prof. since: 2006
Style of rider: All-rounder
Hobbies: Surfing the Internet
Favourite race: Giro d’Italia
Twitter name: @sergepauwels
A huge fan of the major tours, especially the Giro d'Italia, Serge is one of the best climbers around. In the 2012 Giro, he shone in the Pampeago stage as well as in the Vuelta a España, where he closed out the general classification in 24th place. The next year will be important for Serge, who will marry his beloved Ine in October. She is also a professional cyclist on Christel Herremans's team. Christel is the wife of OPQS sports director Rik Van Slycke. Serge also has a degree in applied economy, which he hopes to put to use one day in the world of cycling.
stage 2b Tour de l'Ain (TTT)
2006: Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen
2007: Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen
2008: Topsport Vlaanderen
2009: Cervélo Test Team
2010: Sky Professional Cycling Team
2011: Sky Professional Cycling Team
2012: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Serge Pauwels was the top finisher at the 20.6km Stage 18 Giro d'Italia time trial on Thursday. He finished 36th in the uphill time trial. OPQS rider Mark Cavendish remains the points leader at the Giro by 4 points.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Serge Pauwels, finished in the top 10 at the 182km Giro d'Italia Stage 11 medium mountain stage on Wednesday, a day after arriving in the breakaway of the high mountain Stage 10. Pauwels entered into a breakaway of 20 riders, in a stage where the peloton wouldn't let a single rider go for 60km.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Serge Pauwels entered into a 13 rider breakaway in the first high mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia, Stage 10, on Tuesday, and was able to stay away with break mate Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) until the Altopiano del Montasio climb, with 9.5km to go. The tempo of the peloton and the efforts of staying out front proved to be too much for the duo on a climb that averaged 7.4%, with ramps of 20 percent.