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Behind the scenes with Trek-Segafredo – Women's Edition Podcast

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Trek-Segafredo's new women's team in 2019

Trek-Segafredo's new women's team in 2019
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Former world champion Lizzie Deignan wears the new Trek-Segafredo women's kit

Former world champion Lizzie Deignan wears the new Trek-Segafredo women's kit
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The Trek-Segafredo team are crowned champions

The Trek-Segafredo team are crowned champions
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Trek-Segafredo's new women's team in 2019

Trek-Segafredo's new women's team in 2019
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Trek-Segafredo's new women's team in 2019

Trek-Segafredo's new women's team in 2019
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Trek-Segafredo DS Giorgia Bronzini

Trek-Segafredo DS Giorgia Bronzini
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Trek-Segafredo DS Ina Teutenberg

Trek-Segafredo DS Ina Teutenberg
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Trek-Segafredo's new women's team launched in 2019

Trek-Segafredo's new women's team launched in 2019
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Letizia Paternoster wins at Women's Tour Down Under with new Trek-Segafredo team

Letizia Paternoster wins at Women's Tour Down Under with new Trek-Segafredo team
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Letizia Paternoster wins at Women's Tour Down Under with new Trek-Segafredo team

Letizia Paternoster wins at Women's Tour Down Under with new Trek-Segafredo team
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Letizia Paternoster wins at Women's Tour Down Under with new Trek-Segafredo team

Letizia Paternoster wins at Women's Tour Down Under with new Trek-Segafredo team
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Letizia Paternoster wins at Women's Tour Down Under with new Trek-Segafredo team

Letizia Paternoster wins at Women's Tour Down Under with new Trek-Segafredo team
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Trek-Segafredo's new women's team launched in 2019

Trek-Segafredo's new women's team launched in 2019
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Trek-Segafredo's new women's team launched in 2019 racing at the Women's Tour Down Under

Trek-Segafredo's new women's team launched in 2019 racing at the Women's Tour Down Under
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Trek-Segafredo's new women's team launched in 2019 - team issued bikes

Trek-Segafredo's new women's team launched in 2019 - team issued bikes
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Trek-Segafredo's new women's team launched in 2019

Trek-Segafredo's new women's team launched in 2019
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Luca Guercilena manager of the Trek Factory Racing team

Luca Guercilena manager of the Trek Factory Racing team
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Trek-Segafredo's Tayler Jae, Letizia Paternoster and Elisa Longo-Borghini reconvene at the finish of stage 3

Trek-Segafredo's Tayler Jae, Letizia Paternoster and Elisa Longo-Borghini reconvene at the finish of stage 3
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Welcome to the second episode of Cyclingnews Podcast Women's Edition, brought to you by Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville.

In this episode, we take a behind the scenes look at the new Trek-Segafredo women's team. We will hear from team manager Luca Guercilena, directeur sportifs Ina Yoko Teutenberg and Giorgia Bronzini and star rider Lizzie Deignan.

Trek-Segafredo are part of a growing trend of WorldTour teams running men's and women's squads under the same umbrella, with Movistar, FDJ, Astana, Mitchelton-Scott, CCC, Sunweb and Lotto Soudal all running concurrent programmes.

Trek have been involved in women's road cycling with the Trek-Drops team for the past few years, but they announced last July that they would set up their own programme. In the months since the announcement, they have built up a roster of 14 riders, led by former world champion Deignan, with support from former riders Teutenberg and Bronzini. They had their first team camp soon after the conclusion of the 2018 season, at Trek's headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin.

They met up again, along with the men's team, a few months later for a training camp in Sicily, in December. This is where we caught up with them, a day after they landed on the Italian island. The training camp was an opportunity for everybody to touch base before the season began at the Tour Down Under just a few weeks later and a chance to get in a final few group rides.

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