Deceuninck – Quick-Step tops 2020 victory ranking

Deceuninck – Quick-Step tops 2020 victory ranking

Sunday 08 November 2020 - 19:52

Rémi Cavagna named most aggressive rider of Vuelta a España, the last race of the season.

Since 2012, Deceuninck – Quick-Step has finished each year as the most victorious team in the world, and not even a complicated and truncated season like the one that just ended could stop the Wolfpack from repeating this remarkable performance. First at the top of the victory classification before the lockdown, our squad picked up where it left off at the end of July and continued to rack up wins in one-day races, stage races and Grand Tours alike, remaining in the driving seat until the curtain came down, on November 8, in Madrid.

Fifteen different riders scored 39 victories in 12 countries across three continents, taking Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s all-time tally close to an astonishing 800 wins. The icing on the cake was put by Julian Alaphilippe, in Imola, where the Frenchman soloed to the biggest victory of his career, the World Championships, which will see him sport the iconic rainbow jersey for a whole year.

“We have a saying: The Wolfpack Never Gives Up! We showed that again this year, maybe the most trying since the team’s inception. We faced many hurdles, from the pandemic that turned everything upside down to the numerous injuries that plagued our team, but we kept fighting, believing and making the most out of every situation. That’s why I want to congratulate everybody – riders, staff, and sponsors – who worked hard so we could stay at the top. This superb achievement is a testament to the team’s unique mentality and DNA”, said Deceuninck – Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere.

Another Frenchman, Rémi Cavagna, picked up a trophy for Deceuninck – Quick-Step on the very last day of the season, minutes after Sam Bennett finished runner-up in Madrid, taking to the podium in the Spanish capital, where he was rewarded for his numerous attacks and breakaways at the Vuelta a España, one of which brought him close to a second Grand Tour stage victory. Six weeks after concluding the Tour de France, the “TGV of Clermont-Ferrand” didn’t show any signs of slowing down and this didn’t go unnoticed, as he became the first Frenchman in history to be named most combative rider of La Vuelta.

“This award is very special and makes me extremely proud. I didn’t win a stage, but I was six times in a breakaway, always trying to make the race more spectacular. I like being in a breakaway and I was happy every time I found myself at the front in the past couple of weeks. It’s not a question of planning, more a question of feeling, I just like to attack and improvise once I am in the lead. I know I can’t win sprints, so I always try to do something crazy, something that people will remember, like I did in Ardèche, in the beginning of the year. That is why being on the podium here and getting this trophy is so special”, a delighted Rémi said.

 

Photo credit: ©David Ramos / Getty Images

Race details

1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
3:28:13
2 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Max Kanter
Team Sunweb
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4 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
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5 Jasha Sütterlin
Team Sunweb
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6 Emmanuel Morin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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7 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
NTT Pro Cycling
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8 Lorrenzo Manzin
Team Total Direct Energie
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9 Robert Stannard
Mitchelton-Scott
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10 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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17 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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81 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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90 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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138 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:57
139 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:12
140 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
72:46:12
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
0:24
3 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
1:15
4 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
2:43
5 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
3:36
6 Wout Poels
Bahrain - McLaren
7:16
7 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
UAE-Team Emirates
7:35
8 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
7:45
9 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
8:15
10 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
9:34
17 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:45
83 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:18:31
84 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:18:33
102 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:43:45
121 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:06:02
127 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:10:26
137 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:39:06
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
204 pt
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
133 pt
3 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
111 pt
4 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
96 pt
5 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
87 pt
6 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
84 pt
7 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
80 pt
8 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
73 pt
9 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
72 pt
10 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
71 pt
21 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40 pt
35 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24 pt
38 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
46 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18 pt
56 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
65 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
72:49:48
2 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
4:09
3 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
6:00
4 Gino Mäder
NTT Pro Cycling
40:03
5 Georg Zimmermann
CCC Team
42:04
6 Will Barta
CCC Team
46:28
7 Kobe Goossens
Lotto Soudal
59:21
8 Clément Champoussin
AG2R La Mondiale
1:17:44
9 Robert Power
Team Sunweb
1:30:22
10 Dorian Godon
AG2R La Mondiale
1:38:24
26 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:14:55
27 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:14:57
46 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:06:50
1 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
99 pt
2 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
34 pt
3 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
30 pt
4 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
29 pt
5 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
27 pt
6 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
24 pt
7 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
21 pt
8 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
21 pt
9 Rui Costa
UAE-Team Emirates
21 pt
10 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
20 pt
19 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
23 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
1 Movistar Team 218:37:21
2 Team Jumbo-Visma 10:23
3 Astana Pro Team 40:09
4 UAE-Team Emirates 1:04:05
5 Mitchelton-Scott 1:08:33
6 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 1:44:20
7 INEOS Grenadiers 2:32:28
8 Groupama - FDJ 2:44:38
9 Team Sunweb 3:08:29
10 EF Pro Cycling 3:12:25

Top results

1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
3:28:13
2 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Max Kanter
Team Sunweb
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