Multi-discipline star will continue racing Trek bikes on and off road for a further two seasons
Lucinda Brand, recent winner of two stages and the overall classification at the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour, has signed a contract extension which will see her continue racing for Trek-Segafredo on the road and Baloise-Trek Lions in cyclo-cross.
Brand joined the Trek family in 2020, but she had a frustrating debut road season in the Trek colors. Fast-forward to the winter of 2020 and Lucinda had the best cyclo-cross campaign of her career to date; she took home the rainbow jersey, the UCI World Cup and a giant duck as just rewards for years of hard work.
As you can see in the video below, Lucinda doesn’t like having to make a choice between her Trek Émonda and Boone.
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Lucinda Brand on the podium after winning the rainbow jersey at the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships
Brand’s versatility hasn’t been limited to the terrain she is riding. As she demonstrated through a solid spring campaign, and especially last week at Thüringen, the Dutchwoman can ride as a dependable road captain, super-domestique and leader able to win in various situations.
Speaking of the contract extension, Lucinda Brand said:
“I’m super excited and happy that the team believes so much in me that I can renew my contract for so long. Especially on the road, before this spring I hadn’t had the best year so it’s always really nice when the team shows their trust in you to renew even before top results come. It’s really nice that they value my addition to the team, and I’m also really looking forward to continuing our way of working and making some great results for the team.
“I definitely hope to bring in some more victories and I’m really looking forward to the Giro, because I’ve never raced the Giro before in the position we have; with a clear leader but also with myself as a very strong climber also. The new role is very exciting for me, being so long in cycling and still being able to find something that excites me is fantastic.”
Trek-Segafredo Sport Director Ina-Yoko Teutenberg added:
“I’m super, super happy that Lucinda decided to re-sign for another couple of years. Her first year with the team didn’t go the way she wanted it to go, of course that wasn’t made easy with the pandemic. I’m glad that after the amazing winter she had she was able to settle into the normal routine we had planned for her and return to racing at the top level. Her value as a leader herself, and to be such a good road captain and inspiration for the other women makes her a big asset to the team. It’s great that we found an early agreement to renew her contract.”