It has been another vintage Grand Tour season for Quick-Step Floors, for the third consecutive year the team with the most stage victories. Julian Alaphilippe, Fernando Gaviria, Enric Mas, Maximilian Schachmann and Elia Viviani combined for a total of 13 wins, but maybe even more important than their success is that all five riders are under the age of 30, which augurs well for the future of the team, who can build on these results and on the fantastic depth and talent of its roster.

The 13 stage victories were accompanied by a secondary classification triumph in each of the threeGrand Tours – points in the Giro d’Italia (Viviani), mountains at the Tour de France (Alaphilippe) and best young rider at the Vuelta a España (Mas – also the youngest rider in the last 15 years to finish on the race’s overall podium) – a performance which comes to show that the team was a key protagonist on every kind of terrain.

Quick-Step Floors’ brilliant run in the last Grand Tour of the year helped the squad managed by Patrick Lefevere get one step closer to wrapping up the World Tour team classification, which our outfit leads since the month of March and where, with just a handful of races left until the end of the season, enjoys an advantage of more than3000 points over the nearest opponent.

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