Soudal Quick-Step Devo Team
Our team has a long history of investing in young riders and searching for the stars of tomorrow. Between 2013 and 2016, we did this with the Klein Constantia U23 squad, which served as a feeder team, helping many riders find their way in the sport and making the step to the pro ranks.
Among those who graduated the program are Julian Alaphilippe – a two-time World Champion and multiple Tour de France stage winner – Rémi Cavagna, Jan Hirt and Florian Sénéchal, riders who between them have scored dozens of victories for the Wolfpack, but also the likes of Enric Mas or Maximilian Schachmann, who took important wins for us in some of the biggest races on the calendar, like the Giro or the Vuelta.
In 2023, we decided to start this program again, and it ended up being an immensely successful one, the squad – comprising 14 riders – racking up a stunning 29 victories. Stages at the Tour du Rwanda and the GiroNextGen, national titles, and the Piccolo Giro di Lombardia, which is one of the most prestigious races on the calendar, have all made their way in the palmares of the Devo Team, from where five riders were promoted to the World Tour outfit: Gil Gelders, William Junior Lecerf, Pepijn Reinderink, Warre Vangheluwe and Jordi Warlop.
Having enjoyed such a tremendous season, the Soudal Quick-Step Devo Team is now motivated to remain on this road that has made it one of the best U23 teams out there, as it will take on this new season with a roster of 15 talented riders from five different countries, all determined to show what they’re capable of and keep the flag high for the squad.