Trek-Segafredo secures Mads Pedersen through 2020
Apr 03 2018 03:46 am CET

Trek-Segafredo secures Mads Pedersen through 2020
Trek-Segafredo secures Mads Pedersen through 2020
Photo of Mads Pedersen (c)Trek-Segafredo

Danish champion Mads Pedersen has extended his contract with Trek-Segafredo through 2020. The rider arrived at the American squad in 2017 and has achieved good results for his age.

Just one day after the rider was seen being part of an escape group in the Tour of Flanders and finishing in second position, his team has announced the extension of his contract. Pedersen had already finished 5th in Dwars door Vlaanderen and won one stage of the Herald Sun Tour in the first part of 2018.

"I am really thrilled to renew my contract with Trek-Segafredo," the rider commented. "I feel at home in this team; the confidence they have put in me has made me grow a lot and I am pretty sure that with Trek-Segafredo I am at the best spot to continue to develop and gain experience, especially in the classics.

"I was happy to win early this season in Australia to show I was on track for the spring, and obviously I am very proud of my results this week. It was a good way to start, but I am still young, and I still need some experience, so there’s more to come I hope. For now, I am focused on Paris-Roubaix, it's my favourite race, and maybe in a few years I will be here looking for the win."

The team's General Manager Luca Guercilena is pleased with the rider staying in the squad for at least two more years. "When we signed Mads last year, we obviously knew that he had a lot of potential, which he has proved during his first season with us by winning five races," he said. "There is no doubt of his strength. Then, this year, he continued on that same line and took it even to a higher level, winning a stage in Australia and riding a very solid TT at the end of a tough Tirreno-Adriatico.

"To see him perform the way he did this week, and especially taking an absolutely incredible second place in the Ronde van Vlaanderen, exceeded all of our expectations. This is what we hoped for in a few years, and that he’s able to do this now, at the age of 22, predicts a very bright future - a future that we are happy to share with him!"




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