Trek-Segafredo outlines rosters for Tour de France and Giro d'Italia
Jun 26 2020 09:33 pm CET

Trek-Segafredo outlines rosters for Tour de France and Giro d'Italia
Trek-Segafredo outlines rosters for Tour de France and Giro d'Italia

Trek-Segafredo has announced a shortlist of the rosters that will start in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia.

The team is preparing for the restart of the season -which will kick-off at the Spanish Vuelta a Burgos- and it has already outlined some of the most important dates that are ahead. "We have 28 riders on the men's roster, and that is enough in an ordinary season, but it may be too limited for an extraordinary one," said Trek-Segafredo's manager Luca Guercilena.

"We are making an effort to select the right riders to achieve our goals, providing more scenarios in case of unforeseen events. The biggest difficulty is that significant choices must be made today if we want the riders at top condition, and this leaves very little room for changes, given the proximity of the races."

The riders are going to do two training camps -one in France and one in Italy- to prepare for the rest of the calendar and each of them will follow the strict UCI regulations to minimize the risks of the Covid-10. Bauke Mollema, Richie Porte, Jasper Stuyven, Julien Bernard, Niklas Eg, Alex Kirsch, Toms Skujins and Edward Theuns will attend the French camp while Vincenzo Nibali, Giulio Ciccone, Gianluca Brambilla, Nicola Conci, Jacopo Mosca, Antonio Nibali, and Pieter Weening will be in the Italian one.

For the Tour de France, Trek-Segafredo will fiel eight of the following nine riders: Mollema, Porte, Stuyven, Eg, Kirsch, Skujins, Theuns, Mads Pedersen, and Kenny Elissonde. While for the Corsa Rosa, the selection will be made out of the seven riders that will train in Italy: Vincenzo Nibali, Ciccone, Brambilla, Conci, Mosca, Antonio Nibali, and Weening, plus Julien Bernard and Koen de Kort.

"We've drawn up a roster of nine riders for each Grand Tour," explained Guercilena. "The reference group for the Tour will train at Isola 2000, except for Julien Bernard. For the Giro, the group will be at Passo San Pellegrino. The Vuelta is the only Grand Tour where we have little room to make decisions. The only certainty is that Mollema is the captain.

"These confirmations give light on two fundamental events of the men's season, but the work for the rest of the calendar also continues at a fast pace. We're finalizing the detailed calendar for both teams and soon will announce the first steps of the women's season, including their presence in the training camps and the most important races."