Quick-Step Floors is arguably one of the most successful teams in 2018, with a total of 76 victories throughout the year, including Liege-Baston-Liege, Arrow of Wallonia, San Sebastian Classics, Tour de Flanders and several other classics, and the Tour de France‘s honor shirt-polka dot shirt. However, even the most powerful teams can’t escape the sponsorship level. With the reduction of the fast-walking floor budget, the team has to start looking for new sponsors from the summer. It didn’t sign a contract with Deceuninck until October. Renamed Deceuninck-Quick-Step. But everything came too late, and the team’s main players, Gavilia and Tepstra, had already moved.
The new season uniform is still provided by Vermarc, maintaining the previous blue and white color scheme. The newly added title sponsor Deceuninck replaced the white area of Quick-Step Floors on the chest, which was moved to the bottom.
It’s really not easy to maintain such a large team. Multiple new sponsors appear on the back of the uniform, which looks a bit messy compared to last year. Gilbert’s rainbow stripes appear on the neckline and cuffs. The team currently has three national championships, namely Viviani of Italy, Jungels of Luxembourg, and Lampert of Belgium.
Compared with the official team uniform, the championship shirt provided by Vermarc is very conspicuous, similar to the 18 years, the cycling pants use the same black design, the top is based on different national flag colors.