Trek women's team to work closely with men's formation: We would like to live as one team
Jul 17 2018 02:50 am CET

Trek women's team to work closely with men's formation: We would like to live as one team
Trek women's team to work closely with men's formation: We would like to live as one team
Photo of Lizzie Deignan

Trek has announced the creation of a women's road team for the 2019 season. The team will be led by multiple British champion Lizzie Deignan.

As it was rumoured in the past weeks, Trek is creating a women's team that will have the intention of riding the UCI Women's Tour. The team will receive shared support from the Trek-Segafredo staff and Trek Factory Racing Manager Luca Guercilena.

"Trek is committed to changing the world by inspiring more people to ride and our world-class women's road team will be filled with passionate racers who are out to inspire," commented Trek President John Burke. "We're putting full support behind our athletes so they can focus on their profession and be the best they can be."

Deignan is looking forward to this new challenge. "I'm thrilled to partner with Trek and to support the company's mission to affect major progress in the sport," explained the rider. "The goals of the team perfectly align with my personal and professional goals, and I'm excited to be part of it."

Guercilena talked about the cooperation between both teams. "Our idea is to have both teams together for the training camps and in the same hotel for the races that coincide because when it’s possible we would really like to live as one team," he commented. "Obviously, we don’t want the women just mirroring what the men are doing.

"Women’s cycling has its own characteristics and we will support that to give them also the best possible visibility. I believe that, as usual, we can learn a lot from women and women can learn a lot from us but I think that everything should be based on the common view and desire to raise the cycling culture in general. That’s what I believe is the ultimate goal from all of us."
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