Trek Factory Racing

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Trek Factory Racing
Trek Factory Racing logo.svg
Team information
UCI code TFR
Registered USA
Founded 2011 (2011)
Discipline Road
Status UCI WorldTeam
Bicycles Trek
Components Shimano
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Luca Guercilena
Team manager(s) Kim Andersen, Adriano Baffi, Dirk Demol, Alain Gallopin, Josu Larrazabal, Luc Meersman, Fabian Cancellara
Team name history
Leopard Trek (LEO)
RadioShack-Nissan (RNT)
RadioShack-Leopard (RLT)
Trek Factory Racing (TFR)
Current season

Trek Factory Racing (UCI team code: TFR) is a professional road bicycle racing team licensed in the USA. Formerly Radioshack-Nissan, in 2014, Trek took over the ownership of the team and its ProTeam License.[1]



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.


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]


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.


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

Team roster[edit]

As of January 1, 2015.[19] view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 Eugenio Alafaci (ITA) (1990-08-09)August 9, 1990 (aged 24)
 Julián Arredondo (COL) (1988-07-30)July 30, 1988 (aged 26)
 Fumiyuki Beppu (JPN) (1983-04-10)April 10, 1983 (aged 31)
 Matthew Busche (USA) (1985-05-09)May 9, 1985 (aged 29)
 Fabian Cancellara (SUI) (1981-03-18)March 18, 1981 (aged 33)
 Stijn Devolder (BEL) (1979-08-29)August 29, 1979 (aged 35)
 Laurent Didier (LUX) (1984-07-19)July 19, 1984 (aged 30)
 Fabio Felline (ITA) (1990-03-29)March 29, 1990 (aged 24)
 Markel Irizar (ESP) (1980-02-05)February 5, 1980 (aged 34)
 Bob Jungels (LUX) (1992-09-22)September 22, 1992 (aged 22)
 Bauke Mollema (NED) (1986-11-26)November 26, 1986 (aged 28)
 Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) (1989-01-30)January 30, 1989 (aged 25)
 Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) (1980-01-04)January 4, 1980 (aged 34)
Rider Date of birth
 Grégory Rast (SUI) (1980-01-17)January 17, 1980 (aged 34)
 Hayden Roulston (NZL) (1981-01-10)January 10, 1981 (aged 33)
 Fränk Schleck (LUX) (1980-04-15)April 15, 1980 (aged 34)
 Jesse Sergent (NZL) (1988-07-08)July 8, 1988 (aged 26)
 Fábio Silvestre (POR) (1990-01-25)January 25, 1990 (aged 24)
 Jasper Stuyven (BEL) (1992-04-17)April 17, 1992 (aged 22)
 Boy van Poppel (NED) (1988-01-18)January 18, 1988 (aged 26)
 Danny van Poppel (NED) (1993-07-26)July 26, 1993 (aged 21)
 Kristof Vandewalle (BEL) (1985-04-05)April 5, 1985 (aged 29)
 Jens Voigt[N 1] (GER) (1971-09-17)September 17, 1971 (aged 43)
 Calvin Watson (AUS) (1993-01-06)January 6, 1993 (aged 21)
 Riccardo Zoidl (AUT) (1988-04-08)April 8, 1988 (aged 26)
 Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) (1977-04-01)April 1, 1977 (aged 37)
 Marco Coledan (ITA) (1988-08-22)August 22, 1988 (aged 26)
  1. ^ Jens Voigt retired from cycling in January.

Major results[edit]

National Champions[edit]

MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Road Race, Fränk Schleck
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race, Fabian Cancellara
MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany Road Race, Robert Wagner
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Road Race, Laurent Didier
MaillotDinamarca.svg Denmark Time Trial, Jakob Fuglsang
MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial, Fabian Cancellara
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
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
MaillotUSA.PNG United States Road Race, Matthew Busche [20]
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Time Trial, Bob Jungels
MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Luxembourg Road Race, Bob Jungels


  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. (14 January 2011). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ Hood, Andrew. (22 October 2010) Jens Voigt to join Schleck brothers' Luxembourg squad. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  4. ^ Cancellara Joins New Luxembourg-Based Team[dead link]
  5. ^ Stuart O'Grady signs with Luxembourg Pro Cycling Projet. (1 November 2010). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  6. ^ Luxembourg Pro Cycling snaps up Bennati and Vigano. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  7. ^ Joost Posthuma confirms via Twitter joining the Luxembourg Pro Cycling project in 2011. (22 November 2010). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  8. ^ Luxembourg Team To Be Called Team Leopard. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  9. ^ Team Leopard-Trek To Be Presented In Luxembourg. (13 December 2010). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Becca Confirms Nygaard's Departure From Leopard Trek". 6 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  11. ^ "Leopard-Trek welcomes RadioShack and Nissan as new main sponsors. | LEOPARD TREK". Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  12. ^ "RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK announces 2012 roster". (Leopard Trek). 5 December 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "UCI to prevent inclusion of Trek name in RadioShack Nissan team title". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  14. ^ Hamilton, Alastair (8 December 2011). "EuroTrash Thursday!". PEZ Cycling News. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  15. ^ The Guardian (UK),Frank Schleck tests positive for banned diuretic and is out of Tour
  16. ^ "Leopard SA and Johan Bruyneel end their collaboration". October 12, 2012. Archived from the original on January 24, 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. ^ "Trek Factory Racing (TFR) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
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