Trek-Segafredo signs Gianluca Brambilla
Sep 13 2017 08:34 pm CET

Trek-Segafredo signs Gianluca Brambilla
Trek-Segafredo signs Gianluca Brambilla


Trek-Segafredo has announced the signing of Gianluca Brambilla. The Italian is joining the American squad for the next two years.

The rider puts an end to five seasons at Quick-Step Floors and has shown talents for climbing and one-day races. He has also taken stage victories in the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España, both in 2016.

"I am super motivated to join Trek-Segafredo! I have learned a lot over the past five years at Quick-Step Floors and I am really grateful for that, but now I feel it’s time for me to take the next step in my career," he said. "I am looking forward to changing teams, to see how another big team works, to meet new people, and to continue improving.

"As a kid, when I saw the Giro on television for the first time, I immediately knew I wanted to become a cyclist myself. The Giro d’Italia is really my all time favourite race and next year I definitely want to make a big result there. I hope to arrive there in the shape of my life and will give it my all during three weeks to hopefully take home a really good spot in GC."

Brambilla would also like to continue racing in the Classics and has a particular liking for one. "Obviously I also like the Classics in the Ardennes and especially Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but if I am honest, the Monument I like the most is Lombardy," he explained. "Being an Italian it would be a dream come true to be able to win that race one day."

Trek-Segafredo's General Manager Luca Guercilena thinks the Italian will be a good addition for the squad. "I am convinced Gianluca will be of great added value to the team," he affirmed.

"He has already proven to be a force in stage races, and will be one of our spearheads in next year’s Giro d’Italia. Gianluca can win stages and go for the GC, but he can do well in one-day races too. We are excited to have him join Trek-Segafredo next year."
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