Prof. since: 2006
Style of rider: Allrounder
Hobbies: Surfing the Internet
Favorite race: Giro d’Italia
Personal website: -
Twitter name: @sergepauwels
A huge fan of the Grand Tours, especially the Giro d’Italia, Serge is one of the best climbers around. A great team player, he was one of Cavendish’s most trusted lieutenants at the Giro d’Italia. As mild-mannered in life as he is determined on the bike, Sergio loves Italy: “I like everything about it—the food, the people and of course the big climbs.” In October 2013 another dream came true for him when he married the lovely Ine, who also travels with him frequently. She was 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.
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
2013: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
In the final kilometres of the fourth stage in the Tour Down Under OPQS riders Jan Bakelants and Serge Pauwels attacked from the peloton. They opened up a small gap and seemed on their way to a surprise.
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.