Orica-Scott signs Matteo Trentin
Aug 07 2017 11:45 am CET

Orica-Scott signs Matteo Trentin
Orica-Scott signs Matteo Trentin
Photo of Matteo Trentin © BrakeThrough Media

Matteo Trentin will be joining Orica-Scott from the 2018 season. The rider arrives to the Australian squad to boost the Classics chances.

The Italian has signed a two-year contract with the team and puts an end to six years in Quick-Step Floors. "When I got in contact with the team I was straight away fascinated by the project and the role they saw for me in the Spring Classics," said the rider.

"It's been a great six years with Quickstep Floors but for sure in the next two years I aim to make a further step in the Classics and in other races too.

The winner of two stages at the Tour de France and one at the Giro d'Italia, will join riders like Mathew Hayman, Alex Edmondson and Luke Durbridge for the Spring Classics.

"Matteo has done six years at Quick-Step, so he has learnt in the best team possible the ‘ins and outs’ of the Flemish scene," commented sport director Matt White. “He has been teammates with the best Classics riders in the world and now it's his time to shine.”

"We have a developing Classics team that has been together for a while now, plus some great older heads. We are led by Mathew Hayman, who has been passing his knowledge onto our next generation of Aussie stars like Luke Durbridge and Alex Edmondson but Matteo will give us that X factor that will only bolster the groups aim for more success in that very special time of the season."

The Italian will also be part of Caleb Ewan's sprint train. "On the Classics front, Matteo is a guy hungry for success and then coming off the back of working with Marcel Kittel he adds another element for a train we are building around our key sprinter Caleb Ewan," the director explained.

"To have a guy who has been working directly with the fastest guy in the world is of immense value to Caleb. Matteo’s versatility was also a big attraction to us, this adaptability will become even more important in a world of cycling that is constantly evolving."




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