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New recruits roundup

New recruits roundup

You’ll see plenty of new smiling faces on Trek bikes with 13 new additions across our two teams

THE NEO-PROS

 

Every new season there are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed graduates ready to take on their first year in the professional ranks.  The neo-pros are eager for this next step towards a cycling career, and, as in every walk of life, the youth are our future. It just so happens that in cycling that the neo-pros are younger and succeeding more than ever. We’ve recruited four untapped talents to join us for 2022.

 

Filippo Baroncini

 

The young Italian burst onto TV sets around the globe when he won the U23 World Road Race Championships in Leuven, netting him his first rainbow jersey at the tender age of 21. A result like this would typically trigger a host of teams to garner Filippo’s signature, but fortunately, we already had it. 

One last look! Filippo Baroncini of Italy celebrates at the finish line as race winner during the 94th UCI Road World Championships 2021 – Men U23 Road Race. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Marc Brustenga

 

Marc Brustenga is one of the most exciting talents currently emerging out of Spain. He’s a versatile rider who can handle short climbs, sprint, or go it alone. The northern classics should suit his profile, but we’re excited to see where his development takes him in the big league.

 

Asbjørn Hellemose

 

The latest Dane to join our ranks, 22-year-old Asbjørn Hellemose, moved away from his home country at a young age to develop as a general classification rider in Italy. He has the makings of a Grand Tour rider: a strong climber with solid time-trialing ability. 

 

Daan Hoole

 

At 198 centimeters (6 feet 6 inches), Daan is one of the tallest riders in the peloton. Heck, he might even be the tallest. One thing we’re sure of is that Daan is full of talent, power and determination. He already made his debut for us as a stagiaire and certainly made his presence known amongst the pros with a solid 8th place in Binche-Chimay-Binche.

Daan Hoole during Binche-Chimay-Binche / Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

THE PROS

 

In addition to the four neo-pros, we have nine seasoned-pros joining us – seven men and two women. We welcome a mixture of experience and youth to take our Team to the next level in 2022.

 

Elisa Balsamo

 

We all gave a cheer when Elisa scooped a massive win at the elite women’s World Championship road race in Leuven in October. The Italian wasn’t yet a Trek-Segafredo rider, but the win confirmed her enormous potential, which we had predicted. Plus, we’ll have another set of rainbow bands riding a Trek bike in 2022.

 

Leah Thomas

 

Californian Leah is making a move to Trek-Segafredo after a short but successful year with Movistar. In 2021 she nabbed a stage win and the overall at the Tour de l’Ardèche after escaping with teammate-to-be Lizzie Deignan on the second stage. Leah is a talented all-rounder, equally at home on a road bike or a time-trial machine, and loves to race aggressively. We know she’ll fit right in.

Leah Thomas rides the cobblestones during the 1st Paris-Roubaix Femmes.(Photo by Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

Jon Aberasturi

 

With 15 victories to his name, Jon Aberasturi is no stranger to winning bike races. His two-year contract with Trek-Segafredo will be his second outing in the WorldTour after his Euskadi team folded. Undeterred, Jon knuckled down and worked his way back to the big league, tallying a few wins along the way. He’ll add strong leg and brainpower to our sprints.

 

Dario Cataldo

 

Dario was our final rider to be announced for our 2022 roster, signing a one-year contract. He is a 15-year veteran of the sport, a feat that is not easily achieved without being a consummate professional and supreme teammate. Dario’s value will be seen particularly in stage races where he knows exactly how to support his leaders.

Tony Gallopin

Tony makes his return to racing Trek bikes, something equally exciting for both Team and rider. In addition to his fast legs, the French puncheur has a wise head on his shoulders and will put it to good use in the role of road captain. Tony has won some significant races in his career, including stages at the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, as well as the Clasica San Sebastian.

Tony Gallopin and Gianluca Brambilla in the breakaway during La Route d’Occitanie 2021, Stage 4. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Markus Hoelgaard

 

Markus has been quietly honing his craft for several years and enjoyed a breakout season in 2021. Taking 8th place at E3 Saxo Bank Classic was his highlight on the WorldTour stage, while later in the year, he netted a captivating win at his home race, the Arctic Tour of Norway. Markus will add his talents to the Classics squad next year.

 

Simon Pellaud

 

The Swiss Colombian Simon Pellaud has found a new home at Trek-Segafredo from 2022. A natural attacker, Simon will fit right in with our ethos. Same as new arrival Jon Aberasturi, Simon has had a gritty journey back into the WorldTour. We’re happy that he’s joining us for the next chapter of his career. 

 

Antwan Tolhoek

 

Antwan’s first love was speed-skating, a popular sport in The Netherlands. Now, he’s an out-and-out climber raring to be let off the leash in the mountains. To date, his only win was a summit finish at the Tour de Suisse ahead of none other than Tour de France winner Egan Bernal. Given the right chances, we’re excited to watch Antwan shine on the climbs.

 

Otto Vergaerde

 

The final of our 13 newbies is Otto Vergaerde. Born in the middle of cycling-mad Belgium, Otto is a product of the Flemish cycling school and has forged a career as a dependable lieutenant in the Classics. He’ll add to an already solid Classics squad to help up us in the unforgiving northern one-day races.

Trek-Segafredo 2022 Rosters

MEN

  • Jon Aberasturi (Spain)
  • Filippo Baroncini (Italy) 
  • Julien Bernard (France)
  • Gianluca Brambilla (Italy)
  • Marc Brustenga (Spain)
  • Dario Cataldo (Italy)
  • Giulio Ciccone (Italy)
  • Jakob Egholm (Denmark)
  • Kenny Elissonde (France)
  • Tony Gallopin (France)
  • Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eritrea)
  • Asbjørn Hellemose (Denmark)
  • Markus Hoelgaard (Norway)
  • Daan Hoole (Netherlands)
  • Alexander Kamp (Denmark)
  • Alex Kirsch (Luxembourg)
  • Emils Liepins (Latvia)
  • Juan Pedro López (Spain)
  • Bauke Mollema (Netherlands)
  • Jacopo Mosca (Italy)
  • Matteo Moschetti (Italy)
  • Mads Pedersen (Denmark)
  • Simon Pellaud (Switzerland)
  • Quinn Simmons (USA)
  • Mattias Skjelmose (Denmark)
  • Toms Skujins (Latvia)
  • Jasper Stuyven (Belgium)
  • Edward Theuns (Belgium)
  • Antonio Tiberi (Italy)
  • Antwan Tolhoek (Netherlands)
  • Otto Vergaerde (Belgium)

WOMEN

  • Elynor Bäckstedt (UK)
  • Elisa Balsamo (Italy)
  • Lucinda Brand (NED)
  • Audrey Cordon-Ragot (France)
  • Lizzie Deignan (UK)
  • Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
  • Lauretta Hanson (Australia)
  • Chloe Hosking (Australia)
  • Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy)
  • Letizia Paternoster (Italy)
  • Shirin van Anrooij (NED) 
  • Ellen van Dijk (NED)
  • Leah Thomas (USA)
  • Tayler Wiles (USA)

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