Zubeldia and Didier stay at Trek-Segafredo
Sep 28 2016 11:50 pm CET

Zubeldia and Didier stay at Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo has secured the services of riders Laurent Didier and Haimar Zubeldia for another two years.

The 2017 season, during which Zubeldia will turn 40, will the Spaniard's 20th season as a professional cyclist. Nevertheless, his age hasn't stopped him from finishing two Grand Tours in 2016: the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.

The rider will be a support in the mountains for Bauke Mollema and Alberto Contador.

"This is my second family, and I could not see myself riding with any other team," said the Spaniard. "I am proud that I will do 20 years, I guess you can say that gave me a little more motivation to continue. Also, the team has taken another dimension with Contador and Degenkolb joining us next year.

"I raced with Alberto some years ago, so we already know each other, and it's important to me that he is also a Spanish guy. I will have a bigger role next year supporting both Mollema and Contador, and that is also very motivating for me."

"Haimar Zubeldia is a legend," commented General Manager Luca Guercilena. "The 2017 season will be his 20th as a professional cyclist, and it's interesting that nine of them will have been on a Trek bike and that loyalty is really something to be proud of."

For Didier, the 2017 season will be his sixth with the Trek family and he has shown his talents on various types of terrains.

"Of course I am happy to stay with Trek-Segafredo," affirmed the rider. "I know how they work, and this was a big part of my desire to remain with the team. I am a domestique, and I look forward to the next two years to continue in this support role.

"I love my job, and it was very important to continue in a team where they know me and how I work as well."

"I am happy we could keep Laurent Didier onboard," Guercilena added. "Over the last years, he has developed into one of our most valued domestiques. Laurent is incredibly composed on the bike and won't stop until he has given everything; he is one of the hardest workers in the pro peloton."
Image: Trek-Segafredo logo





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