- Vermarc Omega Pharma Quick Step Race Gloves - 2012
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Light weight road cycling gloves with a stretch lycra back and a lightly padded palm for cushioning out on the tarmac. Featuring Omega Pharma Quick Step graphics as worn by the team in the 2012 UCI pro tour series.
Top Features of the Vermarc Omega Pharma Quick Step Race Gloves - 2012
- Lightly padded palm
- Stretch lycra back
- Omega Pharma Quick Step Team graphics
- Velcro cuff closure
|Team:||Omega Pharma Quick Step|
Omega Pharma Quick Step
Formed from the ashes of the Domo-Farm Frites and Mapei-Quickstep teams in 2003, Omega Pharma-Quickstep’s diverse roster includes seasoned champions alongside talented younger riders. The Belgian team excels in the spring classics, with three Paris Roubaix wins from Tom Boonen and two Flanders wins from Stijn Devolder in recent years. Omega Pharma Quickstep also make a significant impact in the UCI Europe series and the grand tours with Tony Martin claming victory on home soil in the 2012 tour of Begium and French road race champion Sylvain taking stage wins in the 2010 Tour de France. With a long list of accolades and a host of cycling stars gracing the roster, Omega Pharma Quick Step will long remain a jewel in the crown of Belgian cycling.
About the Vermarc brand
Vermarc Sport was founded in 1977 by legendary pro-racer, Frans Verbeeck. Today, in addition to clothing the top pro racing teams, the company produces over 4,000 unique jerseys for amateur racing teams and cycling clubs throughout Europe, America and Asia. An ex-pro racer from the Flanders region of Belgium, Frans had a deep desire to improve the conditions that riders faced during training and racing by improving the clothing they wore. His passion still fuels the company today.
Frans Verbeeck's stellar cycling career almost wasn't. In the early 1970's, Frans was struggling to earn his place in the pro peloton when he decided to hang up his wheels and find a job that would allow him to support his wife and young son. He landed a job driving a milk delivery truck but, after only one short year, his passion for the bike prompted him to return to the ranks of professional cycling.
For 'the Milkman', a name given him by his Belgian fans, turned out to be a fortuitous move. Verbeeck notched a number of high-profile wins including the Fleche Wallone, Het Volk, Amstel Gold, and the 1973 Belgian National Championship beating the likes of Eddy Merckx in the process. The Milkman delivered 166 victories as a professional.
Frans retired for good at the end of the 1976 season, and in 1977, started his own company in a partnership with the legendary Italian clothing manufacturer, Santini. Realizing the importance of his cycling experience, in 1988, Frans began producing cycling clothing under his own brand name, Vermarc Sport, a combination of the Verbeeck surname and the first name of Franz's son, Marc, who not only followed his father's footsteps into the pro peloton but now acts as the company's president.
One of the company's most strategic business decisions was to focus on providing cycling apparel for racing teams and clubs rather than enter the mass-market arena. With 57,000 licensed racers in Belgium alone, there was a great need for a supply of high quality custom clothing. Subsequently, Vermarc Sport has provided team kits for the sport's leading professional teams including TVM, DAF Trucks and Greg Lemond's 1989 Tour de France winning team, ADR. Today, they provide clothing for the Belgian powerhouse teams Quick Step, and Davitamon as well as Palmans/Collstrop, Vlaandaren 2000 and Landbouwkrediet –Tonisstiener professional cycling teams.
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