The opportunity – which came ahead of the spring’s two cobbled Monuments – was welcomed by the riders and staff.
The team were given a tour of the showroom, garage and facilities, where they were able to put the team’s BMW X7 on the bridge and see the mechanics behind the team’s support vehicles. The riders were also treated to a trip around the Le Couter on-site Centenary Expo, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Sports director Wilfred Peters said of the trip: “We are happy to have such a partner. The cars are great and during the race they are the perfect tool to assist our riders when they are performing. The vehicles are a perfect match between functionality and comfort which is important when we spend 6-7 hours in a car. The car becomes a kind of office for us, so it’s nice to have a comfortable place. The electronic also help us a lot in keeping under control our drive and drive safely. The visit to Le Couter was a nice way to relax a little and talk with some friendly people ahead of an important block of racing for us.”
“The range of cars that BMW Le Couter & Lemmens – Le Couter provides us with a solution for the needs of the team. Series 5 is perfect in the race, while the agility of X1 is the perfect teammate for the transfers and to assist the team outside the race”, said Deceuninck – Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere. “The new X7 is the perfect car for our hospitality guests. We are really happy to have the opportunity to have such a premium partner with us. Their superb support and assistance are also crucial to keeping our team on the move at all times.”
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