Trek-Segafredo: A sleeping giant about to awake

Mads Pedersen's World Champion Trek Madone
(Image credit: Trek)

The 2019 UCI Road World Championships saw a raft of nationalities land on the podiums but one of the underlying themes from Yorkshire was the success enjoyed by Trek-Segafredo, with three new world champions crowned over the week.

Mads Pedersen stole the show in the elite men’s road race, but it was juniors Alex Tiberi and Quinn Simmons, champions in the time trial and road race, respectively, who illustrated Trek-Segafredo's new and adaptive approach to rider recruitment. Both riders are set to join Trek shortly – Tiberi will race another year at U23 first, while Simmons will head straight to the WorldTour in 2020. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.