Lauretta Hanson and Jakob Egholm extend deals with Trek-Segafredo
Oct 22 2021 03:24 am CET

Lauretta Hanson and Jakob Egholm extend deals with Trek-Segafredo
Lauretta Hanson and Jakob Egholm extend deals with Trek-Segafredo
Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo has announced the contract extensions of Lauretta Hanson and Jakob Egholm.

Hanson arrived to the American team in 2019 and in 2021 she got the third place at the road race of the Australian National championships. In the present season she also had an important role as domestique, particularly at the Healthy Ageing Tour and the Tour de l'Ardeche, where she also grabbed a podium position at the penultimate stage.

"I'm so excited to be continuing with Trek-Segafredo for the next 2 years," said Hanson. "I've been a part of the team since its inception in 2019 and each year has been different. 2019, I was still learning; 2020, I was recovering from concussion and, like everyone, adapting to Covid; and now finally in 2021 I feel like I've taken a big step up - doing more for my teammates later into races.

"We have a really strong team and such a good environment. I mostly work as a domestique, but I do it happily because my teammates understand and appreciate the work I do. They've trusted in me over the past few years and have helped me along the way as I've learned my craft. I hope I can now repay that by helping us win more races.

"The classics are my favourite and that's likely where my focus will be, but there are quite a few big stage races coming in 2022. I'm looking forward to being a part of the growth in cycling but also to new experiences with Trek-Segafredo."

The rider will stay at the formation until at least 2023.

Egholm has had a rough couple of years with the pandemic that halted his transition to the pro peloton and that, added to him suffering himself from Covid-19, made it hard his first year at the team at the WorldTour level. But on the last part of the 2021 season he could contribute to the formation's results, particularly at his home race, the Tour of Denmark.

"I didn't have the smoothest first year on the WorldTour," said Egholm. "Spring was a difficult part of the season for me due to getting Covid while I was trying to get settled at this level. The second part of the season went much better, and now I feel very much at home here. I'm over the moon to be able to stay with Trek-Segafredo to keep evolving and improving. To be a part of this group is really special to me.

"I would like to improve, especially in the classics. It didn't really succeed for me this year, so I would like to go for another try. I really like being a part of the classics team, so if I can improve together with them and become a more important part of the group would be great for me. Also, I'm keen to keep doing stage races because I really enjoy that, and I hadn't had the opportunity to do that so much before joining the Team. I think that racing more stage races will lift my overall level also. We will see what will happen, but in any case, I want to help the Team to as much success as possible."

The Dane will be part of Trek-Segafredo at least for another year.
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