Vincenzo Nibali arrives to Trek-Segafredo with a two-year contract
Aug 09 2019 02:03 am CET

Vincenzo Nibali arrives to Trek-Segafredo with a two-year contract
Vincenzo Nibali arrives to Trek-Segafredo with a two-year contract
Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo has confirmed the signing of Vincenzo and Antonio Nibali with two-year contracts.

Vincenzo Nibali is one of only seven riders who have won all three Grand Tours -the Giro d'Italia in 2013 and 2016, the Tour de France in 2014 and the Vuelta a España in 2010- and he has an impressive palmares that also includes multiple stages, one-day races and three Monuments: Il Lombardia in 2015 and 2017 and Milano-Sanremo in 2018.

"I followed my heart and chose for this team, knowing that their project is very serious and competitive," said the rider. "The great confidence Trek and Segafredo and all the other sponsors are showing in me is very motivating. I am really happy to continue my cycling career at Trek-Segafredo and look forward to 2020."

The General Manager of Trek-Segafredo Luca Guercilena welcomed the news of the signing of the two Italians. "Vincenzo is obviously a great champion and like always, having such riders on the team gives a lot of opportunities to the other riders, to learn from his experience and excel themselves as well," he explained.

"We are all very excited to have him with us as of next year, and we are confident he will battle again for an overall victory in a Grand Tours Vincenzo's younger brother, Antonio, 26, will join the team as well. He's a solid rider that still has quite some margin for progression, so we hope to see him develop into a strong helper in the years to come."

Antonio Nibali is also looking forward to riding with the new team. "I am excited to join Trek-Segafredo next year," he explained. "I know Giulio Ciccone very well, he's actually a good friend of mine, and he told me about the good atmosphere within the team and about how professional the team works, so I am really looking forward to getting to know everybody and continue my career with this team.

"Being an American-Italian team, I am sure I will feel at home! On another note, for me, it's obviously also important to be able to stay close to my brother and help him in the next two years of his career. I will give it my all to help him and the other leaders of the team to get great results in the biggest races on the calendar and hopefully get some results myself too."




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