Trek–Segafredo (men's team)

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Trek–Segafredo
Trek–Segafredo logo.svg
Team information
UCI codeTFS
RegisteredLuxembourg (2011–2013)
United States (2014-)
Founded2011 (2011)
DisciplineRoad
StatusUCI WorldTeam
BicyclesTrek
ComponentsShimano
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerLuca Guercilena
Team manager(s)Kim Andersen, Adriano Baffi, Dirk Demol, Alain Gallopin, Josu Larrazabal, Luc Meersman, Yaroslav Popovych, Fabian Cancellara
Team name history
2011
2012
2013
2014–2015
2016–
Leopard Trek (LEO)
RadioShack–Nissan (RNT)
RadioShack–Leopard (RLT)
Trek Factory Racing (TFR)
Trek–Segafredo (TFS)
Trek–Segafredo (men's team) jersey
Jersey
Current season

Trek–Segafredo (UCI team code: TFS) is a professional road bicycle racing team at UCI WorldTeam level licensed in the United States. Formerly RadioShack–Nissan, in 2014, Trek took over the ownership of the team and its ProTeam License.[1]

History[edit]

2011[edit]

The team was founded in 2011 under the name of Leopard Trek and officially stylized as LEOPARD TREK with Brian Nygaard and Kim Andersen as team managers.[2] The Schleck brothers were under contract with the Danish team Saxo Bank managed by Bjarne Riis through the end of the 2010 season. Several other Team Saxo Bank riders followed the Schleck brothers to the new team, including veterans Jens Voigt,[3] Fabian Cancellara[4] and Stuart O'Grady.[5] Subsequent signings included sprinter Daniele Bennati, Davide Vigano[6] and Joost Posthuma.[7]

The team became active at the start of the 2011 cycling season. On 13 December 2010, Jakob Fuglsang revealed that the team would be called Team Leopard, in reference to the management company run by Nygaard.[8] Trek, the bike supplier, confirmed shortly before the team was officially presented that they would be a co-title sponsor, giving the team a full name of "Leopard Trek."[9]

Team rider Wouter Weylandt died as a result of a high-speed, downhill crash during the 2011 Giro d'Italia. The remaining riders of Leopard Trek left the competition at the completion of the following day's stage.

2012[edit]

For the 2012 season, the team was renamed RadioShack–Nissan–Trek. The reason is that the American Team RadioShack ceased racing, and their former sponsors joined the Luxembourg Cycling Project. Johan Bruyneel along with several riders from Team RadioShack moved to the new team.[10][11] The lineup for 2012 was officially confirmed on 5 December 2011.[12] The official UCI name for the team is RadioShack Nissan[13] and it is registered in Luxembourg.

While the UCI ProTeam is now named RadioShack–Nissan–Trek, in December 2011 Leopard also launched a UCI Continental Team, consisting mainly of U23 riders, called Leopard-Trek.[14]

On 17 July 2012, Fränk Schleck was removed from the 2012 Tour de France by the team during the second rest day after his A-sample returned traces of Xipamide.[15] Team RadioShack–Nissan won the team classification of the Tour de France.

Johan Bruyneel stood down as General Manager on 12 October in the aftermath of the publication by the US Anti-Doping Agency of its "reasoned decision" on the Lance Armstrong doping case.[16]

On 21 December 2012, Nissan announced that they would cease to sponsor the team, with immediate effect.[17]

2013[edit]

During the 2013 Tour de France Team RadioShack-Leopard announced that they would not renew Fränk Schleck's contract, leaving him without a team. It also caused a serious and public rift between his brother Andy Schleck and team management, putting his future with the team into doubt.

In September 2013, Chris Horner beat Vincenzo Nibali to win the 2013 Vuelta a España becoming the oldest grand tour winner in history, winning two stages along the way.

2014[edit]

On 3 July, the team announced that Samsung would become a new minor sponsor of the team.[18]

2015[edit]

On 16 December 2015, the team announced that Italian coffee brand Segafredo had committed to a three-year co-title sponsorship effective January 1, 2016, with the team changing name to Trek–Segafredo.[19]

2016[edit]

In April the team announced US software company CA Technologies would sponsor the team with immediate effect until the end of the 2017 season.[20] In March 2017 the deal was extended through 2019.[21]

For the 2017 season, the team announced the signings of Alberto Contador,[22] John Degenkolb (until 2019),[23] Koen de Kort (until 2018),[23] Jarlinson Pantano,[24] and Ivan Basso.

Doping[edit]

On June 27, 2017 the UCI announced André Cardoso tested positive for erythropoietin in an out-of-competition control on June 18 and has been provisionally suspended.[25] He had been due to support Alberto Contador in his bid for the 2017 Tour de France, with Haimar Zubeldia taking the empty roster place.[26]

Team roster[edit]

As of January 4, 2018.[27]
Rider Date of birth
 Eugenio Alafaci (ITA) (1990-08-09) August 9, 1990 (age 28)
 Fumiyuki Beppu (JPN) (1983-04-10) April 10, 1983 (age 35)
 Julien Bernard (FRA) (1992-03-17) March 17, 1992 (age 26)
 Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) (1987-08-22) August 22, 1987 (age 31)
 Matthias Brändle (AUT) (1989-12-07) December 7, 1989 (age 29)
 Nicola Conci (ITA) (1997-01-05) January 5, 1997 (age 21)
 Gregory Daniel (USA) (1994-11-08) November 8, 1994 (age 24)
 Koen de Kort (NED) (1982-09-08) September 8, 1982 (age 36)
 John Degenkolb (GER) (1989-01-07) January 7, 1989 (age 29)
 Laurent Didier (LUX) (1984-07-19) July 19, 1984 (age 34)
 Niklas Eg (DNK) (1995-01-06) January 6, 1995 (age 23)
 Fabio Felline (ITA) (1990-03-29) March 29, 1990 (age 28)
 Alex Frame (NZL) (1993-06-18) June 18, 1993 (age 25)
 Michael Gogl (AUT) (1993-11-04) November 4, 1993 (age 25)
Rider Date of birth
 Tsgabu Grmay (ETH) (1991-08-25) August 25, 1991 (age 27)
 Ruben Guerreiro (POR) (1994-07-06) July 6, 1994 (age 24)
 Markel Irizar (ESP) (1980-02-05) February 5, 1980 (age 38)
 Bauke Mollema (NED) (1986-11-26) November 26, 1986 (age 32)
 Ryan Mullen (IRE) (1994-08-07) August 7, 1994 (age 24)
 Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) (1989-01-30) January 30, 1989 (age 29)
 Jarlinson Pantano (COL) (1988-11-19) November 19, 1988 (age 30)
 Mads Pedersen (DEN) (1995-12-18) December 18, 1995 (age 22)
 Grégory Rast (SUI) (1980-01-17) January 17, 1980 (age 38)
 Kiel Reijnen (USA) (1986-06-01) June 1, 1986 (age 32)
 Toms Skujiņš (LAT) (1991-06-15) June 15, 1991 (age 27)
 Peter Stetina (USA) (1987-08-08) August 8, 1987 (age 31)
 Jasper Stuyven (BEL) (1992-04-17) April 17, 1992 (age 26)
 Boy van Poppel (NED) (1988-01-18) January 18, 1988 (age 30)

Major wins[edit]

National champions[edit]

2011
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Road Race, Fränk Schleck
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race, Fabian Cancellara
MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany Road Race, Robert Wagner
2012
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Road Race, Laurent Didier
MaillotDinamarca.svg Denmark Time Trial, Jakob Fuglsang
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial, Fabian Cancellara
2013
MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG New Zealand Road Race, Hayden Roulston
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial, Fabian Cancellara
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Time Trial, Bob Jungels
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Road Race, Bob Jungels
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgium Road Race, Stijn Devolder
MaillotCroacia.PNG Croatia Road Race, Robert Kišerlovski
2014
MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG New Zealand Road Race, Hayden Roulston
MaillotBélgica.PNG Belgian Time Trial, Kristof Vandewalle
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial, Fabian Cancellara
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Time Trial, Laurent Didier
MaillotJapón.PNG Japan Time Trial, Fumiyuki Beppu
MaillotAustria.PNG Austria Road Race, Riccardo Zoidl
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Road Race, Fränk Schleck
2015
MaillotUSA.PNG United States Road Race, Matthew Busche [28]
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Time Trial, Bob Jungels
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Road Race, Bob Jungles
2016
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian Road Race, Jack Bobridge
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial, Fabian Cancellara
MaillotItalia.PNG Italy Road Race, Giacomo Nizzolo
2017
MaillotColombia.PNG Colombian Time Trial, Jarlinson Pantano
MaillotPortugal.PNG Portugal Road Race, Ruben Guerreiro
MaillotDinamarca.svg Denmark Road Race, Mads Pedersen
2018
Maillot ethiopia.png Ethiopia Time Trial, Tsgabu Grmay
MaillotIrlanda.PNG Ireland Time Trial, Ryan Mullen
MaillotLetonia.PNG Latvia Time Trial, Toms Skujiņš

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trek to take over WorldTour license from Becca in 2014". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  2. ^ CS Blog: An open letter to Leopard Trek. Cyclesportmag.com (14 January 2011). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ Hood, Andrew. (22 October 2010) Jens Voigt to join Schleck brothers' Luxembourg squad. Velonews.competitor.com. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  4. ^ Cancellara Joins New Luxembourg-Based Team Archived 1 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Stuart O'Grady signs with Luxembourg Pro Cycling Projet. Velonews.competitor.com (1 November 2010). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  6. ^ Luxembourg Pro Cycling snaps up Bennati and Vigano. Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  7. ^ Joost Posthuma confirms via Twitter joining the Luxembourg Pro Cycling project in 2011. Twitter.com (22 November 2010). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  8. ^ Luxembourg Team To Be Called Team Leopard. Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  9. ^ Team Leopard-Trek To Be Presented In Luxembourg. Cyclingnews.com (13 December 2010). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Becca Confirms Nygaard's Departure From Leopard Trek". Cyclingnews.com. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  11. ^ "Leopard-Trek welcomes RadioShack and Nissan as new main sponsors. | LEOPARD TREK". Leopardtrek.lu. Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  12. ^ "RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK announces 2012 roster". leopardtrek.lu. Leopard Trek. 5 December 2011. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  13. ^ "UCI to prevent inclusion of Trek name in RadioShack Nissan team title". Velonation.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  14. ^ Hamilton, Alastair (8 December 2011). "EuroTrash Thursday!". PEZ Cycling News. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  15. ^ Williams, Richard (17 July 2012). "Frank Schleck tests positive for banned diuretic and is out of Tour". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Leopard SA and Johan Bruyneel end their collaboration". radioshackleopardtrek.com. 12 October 2012. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013.
  17. ^ "Nissan confirm immediate split with RadioShack". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  18. ^ "Samsung new sponsor". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  19. ^ "Segafredo joins Trek Factory Racing as co-title sponsor". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 16 December 2015.
  20. ^ "Trek-Segafredo sign sponsorship deal with CA Technologies - Cyclingnews.com".
  21. ^ "CA Technologies extends multi-year partnership with Trek-Segafredo". 31 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Contador signs with Trek Segafredo on Tour de France rest day - Cyclingnews.com".
  23. ^ a b "Trek-Segafredo sign John Degenkolb - Cyclingnews.com".
  24. ^ "Pantano signs for Trek-Segafredo - Cyclingnews.com".
  25. ^ "UCI statement on André Cardoso". 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  26. ^ "Andre Cardoso tests positive for EPO - Cyclingnews.com".
  27. ^ "Tsgabu Grmay and Nicola Conci sign with Trek-Segafredo". Trek–Segafredo. eTrek LLC. October 2, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  28. ^ Burns, Ted (26 May 2015). "Busche secures stars-and-stripes jersey at US pro road championships". Cycling News. Retrieved 16 December 2015.

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