Trek-Segafredo signs Danish promise Niklas Eg
Sep 15 2017 11:25 pm CET

Trek-Segafredo signs Danish promise Niklas Eg
Trek-Segafredo signs Danish promise Niklas Eg


Danish promise Niklas Eg has signed with Trek-Segafredo. The rider makes a jump to the World Tour with a two-year contract.

Eg, who currently rides for the continental team Virty Cycling, recently took the third position in the General Classification of the Tour de l'Avenir.

"Signing with Trek-Segafredo is a dream come true," said the rider. "I see this as a huge possibility for me, both as a rider and as a human being. I heard so many good things about his team, the support you get as a young rider is so well organized, it’s structure is really as good as it can be. So, I cannot think of any other team where I could continue my development in such a professional way.

"Next year I want to continue learning and improving and to get acquainted with racing at the WorldTour level. I want to help the team wherever I can and who knows, one day, if I am good enough, take my own chances."

The rider already knows what he would want to achieve in the future with the American team. "On the longer term, my ultimate ambition is to perform at top-level in the Grand Tours. Being a climber, I want to aim for GC in stage races, so it goes without saying that the three Grand Tours have a special attraction to me."

Trek-Segafredo's General Manager Luca Guercilena has confidence in the talents of the Dane. "I am convinced that Niklas Eg has a lot to offer to the team," he commented. "Ever since he was a junior he performed at a very consistent and high level in renowned international races.

"He's a climber but also has a good TT in the legs, so that’s promising for a potential future leader in stage races. With this set of qualities, I am confident that in the long run Niklas will show us some great results."
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