The Dutch climber has become a cornerstone of Trek-Segafredo and has signed on for two more years.
Bauke Mollema has penned a two-year contract extension with Trek-Segafredo. The 33-year-old Dutch rider, who has represented the US-registered WorldTeam since 2015, has renewed until the end of the 2022 season.
With 14 professional wins to his name, 10 of those in the Trek-Segafredo jersey, Mollema has been one of the cornerstones of Trek-Segafredo throughout the years. In the 2017 Tour de France, while working for Alberto Contador, he claimed his biggest victory.
At the end of the last season, the experienced Dutchman achieved another massive win when he soloed to his first Monument victory, Il Lombardia.
“For me, the number one priority was to extend with Trek-Segafredo, and thankfully, the team felt the same way. I feel a lot of confidence from the team and our sponsors. We have enjoyed great moments together over the past years, but I still have great ambitions, and so does the team. The team’s current performance structure gives me the confidence that I can continue to develop and challenge myself as a rider. I’m happy to renew with Trek-Segafredo for another two years, and I’m certain that once we’re racing again, we’ll continue to be successful,” said Mollema.
General Manager Luca Guercilena underlined the importance of keeping Mollema, one of Trek-Segafredo leaders, within the team’s structure, where his experience, consistency, and fighting spirit make him a valuable asset.
“Bauke is a pillar for Trek-Segafredo. He has consistently delivered solid results, and the win in Lombardia was the cherry on the cake. We believe Bauke’s style of racing perfectly matches the team spirit, which is to always, ‘fight, fight, fight!’. This is one of the key reasons we want him with us for the next years, to keep this momentum, to perform, to win, and to be a role model for our younger riders. Bauke is one of Trek-Segafredo’s flagship riders, and we are proud to have him representing our team for the foreseeable future,” said Guercilena.
Bauke Mollema has been a permanent fixture for the team in the Grand Tours, having finished multiple times in the top 10 of the overall classification.
In the re-shaped 2020 season, Mollema will be targeting the GC at the Tour de France as a joint leader with teammate Richie Porte, seeking glory in the Ardennes Classics and looking for stage wins at the Vuelta a España.