One of the major goals set by the Trek-Segafredo team for the season is to become the number one ranked team in the world.
This it has begun by strengthening both its Classics squad with John Degenkolb. The team also plans to target the Tour de France and other stage races and as such, has signed Alberto Contador.
Luca Guercilena, the team manager is of the belief that Giacomo Nizzolo, an Italian national champion can also improve further. He hopes that Nizzolo can target Milan-San Remo and Gent-Wevelgemin addition to sprints and stages at the Girod’Italia as well.
Segafredo confirmed it has extended its sponsorship until 2020 on Wednesday therefore giving the team registered in the USA, the needed stability to build a long-term future.
Rejuvenating its roster, Trek-Segafredo has added no less than 50% turnover of riders. Alongside Degenkolb and Contadorother new signings by the team includes Koen de Kort, Matthias Brandle, Jarlinson Pantano, the American Greg Daniel, Mads Pedersen and Michael Gogl.