Yellow Jersey Giulio Ciccone extends deal with Trek-Segafredo
Jul 12 2019 09:39 pm CET

Yellow Jersey Giulio Ciccone extends deal with Trek-Segafredo
Yellow Jersey Giulio Ciccone extends deal with Trek-Segafredo
Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo's Giulio Ciccone has extended his contract with Trek-Segafredo. The current leader of the General Classification in the Tour de France will remain in the team until at least 2021.

Ciccone has had an outstanding season so far with several important moments like the victory of the epic stage of the Montirolo in the Giro d'Italia -where he won the King of the Mountain classification- and his performance at the sixth stage of the Tour de France, where he crossed the finish line in the second place and put the Yellow Jersey on.

"I am super excited to renew my contract with Trek-Segafredo," said Ciccone. "I am really enjoying myself in this team, that feels like one big family to me. After my Giro, there were quite some teams interested but for me, it was pretty clear I wanted to stay with Trek-Segafredo, where I feel so at home.

"The team is giving me lots of opportunities to grow and learn and that's truly amazing. I mean, look at me, I came to the Tour de France to gain some experience and to support Richie Porte in the climbing stages, and here I am, wearing the yellow. I will try to enjoy this jersey as much as I can, but my focus stays with Richie, he's our leader and I will do my very best to help and protect him as much as possible."

Trek-Segafredo General Manager, Luca Guercilena, welcomed the news. "We signed Giulio because we believe in his talent," he said. "Winning a stage at the Giro d'Italia as a neo-pro (2016) put him on our radar and we followed him closely ever since.

"This season Giulio has already made a big step, but we are convinced he still has a great margin of improvement and I am curious to see where his limits are. He's a real added value to our team and I am honestly very happy that he will stay with us."




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