Trek-Segafredo to fight for stage victories in Vuelta a España
Aug 17 2019 05:31 am CET

Trek-Segafredo to fight for stage victories in Vuelta a España
Trek-Segafredo to fight for stage victories in Vuelta a España
Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo has announced a strong and versatile line-up for the third Grand Tour of the season: the Vuelta a España.

The 74th edition of the Spanish race is about to start and the American team has chosen a team that will fight for stage victories. The eight men will make a mix of fast men, climbers, and all-rounders that will take every chance that the race gives them to reach their individual goals.

"We do not go to this Vuelta with a team built around a single leader," said sports director Yaroslav Popovych. "Instead, we are taking a very complete team who can be competitive in all types of stages. For the flatter stages, we have John Degenkolb, who has been training really hard in altitude. He recently rode the Tour de Pologne in preparation to find the speed and spirit of the sprint. John did some good results there, but he needs more, and for this, we hope he will achieve good results in the Vuelta.

"Alongside him will be Edward Theuns who has been showing recently that he is going well with some good sprints at the Binck Bank Tour. He is in good condition and hungry for victory, and we will help him to try and make this dream a reality. For sure, Edward and John will work together for the sprint stages. We will look at each stage finish and see which rider it suits best."

The rest of the team also have what it takes to search for the day's glory. "We have two versatile riders in Kiel Reijnen, and Grand Tour rookie Alex Kirsch who together will be playing a crucial role in helping John and Edward get in a good position in the last kilometres for the sprints," Popovych explained. "Alex will have a free card on some stages where he can go in the breakaway to try for a stage also, if a chance comes for Kiel to go in a breakaway then why not, because he has a fast finish.

"Also, we are hoping for some nice results with our climbers on the hilly stages. Gianluca Brambilla recently showed he has some good condition with a strong final stage in Poland, while Peter Stetina and Niklas Eg are riding strongly at the currently ongoing Tour of Utah. Niklas is a young rider with still a lot to learn, and this is an excellent opportunity for him to gain some experience. And we also have Jacopo Mosca, who has recently joined us for the rest of the season. We will give him a lot of chances to improve and to show something for the next year."

Trek-Segafredo's line-up for the Vuelta a España (August 24- September 15):

Gianluca Brambilla
John Degenkolb
Niklas Eg
Alex Kirsch
Jacopo Mosca
Kiel Reijnen
Peter Stetina
Edward Theuns




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