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 — who made an original 32-rider breakaway that produced the stage winner of 142.2km La Vuelta a España Stage 20 on Saturday — finished 9th in the brutal final that included Angliru.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will take part in La Vuelta a España, a 3,358.9km stage race from August 24th until Sept. 15th. There are six flat stages, a 27.4km team time trial, a 38.8km individual time trial, and 13 mountain stages. There are a total of 39 mountain passes and hills during the third and final grand tour of 2013. The 68th edition of La Vuelta also includes two rest days.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Serge Pauwels was a key protagonist in the opening stage of Tour de Pologne, in the Italian Dolomites, on Saturday. Pauwels — after staying ahead with Barto Huzarski (NetApp Endura) out of an original seven rider escape group — went solo as the gap was down to less than 1'15" inside the final 15km.