Trek-Segafredo announced the composition of his team for the 2020 racing season. The racing team registered in the United States will have 27 riders. They come from 12 countries. Of the 27 racers, nine of them are new faces.
Trek-Segafredo is like a giant who tries to wake up from his long sleep. Yes, since 2017 the team’s achievements have indeed faded. Whereas before that they often won a number of prestigious titles.
When they were named Leopard Trek, they won the Giro in Lombardia 2011 through Oliver Zaugg (Switzerland). They also won the team category in the 2012 Tour de France. At that time they still used the name RadioShack-Nissan.
The following year, Trek-Segafredo led Chris Horner (United States) to win the 2013 Vuelta a Espana. In addition, Horner also won the combination classification in this event.
In the 2015 racing season, they brought Giacomo Nizzolo (Italy) to be the best in the 2015 Giro d’Italia points classification category. Nizzolo’s achievements were successfully defended at the 2016 Giro d’Italia.
In addition, Trek-Segafredo also delivered Fabio Felline (Italy) topping the points classification at Vuelta a Espana 2016. One of the drivers, Fabian Cancellara won the 2016 Olympic gold medal in the Individual Time Trial (ITT).
In the 2017 and 2018 racing seasons, this team lacked achievements. Only in 2019 Trek-Segafredo began to squirm again. Mads Pedersen won the road race world champion . While Bauke Mollema won Il Lombardia, and Japan Cup.
This year they want to show their ambition to succeed next season by recruiting 2014 Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali.
Nibali’s presence made the strength of Trend-Sagafredo increasingly calculated. Moreover, they will also be strengthened by 2019 Il Lombardia champion Bauke Mollema. Also the 2019 road race world champion, Mads Pedersen.
Not only Nibali, Trek-Segafredo also managed to get Quinn Simmons. Simmons is a future racer from the United States. He is still 18 years old. He is also a part of the world Men Junior Road Race.
“Trek-Segafredo continues to increase the investment of young drivers. One of the exciting new prospects is Junior World Champion, 18 years old, Quinn Simmons,” wrote the team’s official website.
18 Surviving Drivers:
1. Julien Bernard (France)
2. Gianluca Brambilla (Italy)
3. Giulio Ciccone (Italy)
4. Will Clarke (Australia)
5. Nicola Conci (Italy)
6. Koen de Kort (Netherlands)
7. Niklas Eg (Denmark)
8. Alex Kirsch (Luxembourg)
9. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands)
10. Jacopo Mosca (Italy)
11. Matteo Moschetti (Italy)
12. Ryan Mullen (Ireland)
13. Mads Pedersen (Denmark)
14. Richie Porte (Australia)
15 Kiel Reijnen (United States)
16. Toms Skujins (Latvia)
17. Jasper Stuyven (Belgium)
18. Edward Theuns (Belgium)
9 New Drivers
1. Kenny Elissonde (France)
2. Alexander Kamp (Denmark)
3. Emils Liepins (Latvia)
4. Juan Pedro López (Spain)
5. Antonio Nibali (Italy)
6. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy)
7. Charlie Quarterman (English)
8. Michel Ries (Luxembourg)
9. Quinn Simmons (United States)