Vuelta a España's favourite Richie Porte signs deal with Trek-Segafredo
Aug 24 2018 05:49 am CET

Vuelta a España's favourite Richie Porte signs deal with Trek-Segafredo
Vuelta a España's favourite Richie Porte signs deal with Trek-Segafredo
Photo of Richie Porte by the A.S.O.

Vuelta a España's big favourite Richie Porte has confirmed his move to Trek-Segafredo. The Australian has inked a two-year deal with the American team.

Porte has been one of the strongest riders of his generation with victories in races like Paris-Nice, the Tour de Romandie, the Tour de Suisse, the Santos Tour Down Under and the Volta a Catalunya. Bad luck has gotten in the way of the rider at important moments of the Tour de France, but he's still considered a contender for the final victories in the grand tours.

"I am thrilled to finally confirm that I will join Trek-Segafredo in 2019," said Porte. "I had a great time at BMC Racing Team, and I want to thank them for the past three years, but I feel ready to take on another challenge, which I am certain I will find at Trek-Segafredo. I am particularly looking forward to focusing on more races throughout the year.

"Of course, the Tour de France will still be a huge goal for me, and I am excited to go there to race with a super strong team alongside me, but I will also aim for one-week stage races, like the ones I have won before, and the ones I have never raced. Honestly, I am really excited to start this new chapter in my career - I can’t wait!"




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