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Trek-Segafredo men's and women's teams train together in Sicily – Gallery

Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020
Quinn Simmons steps up from the Junior ranks to WorldTour for 2020 (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)

The Trek-Segafredo men's and women's team are in Sicily for a winter training camp, combining blocks of hours in the saddle with massage, bike fitting sessions, base testing planning and preparation for the rapidly approaching 2020 season.

Trek-Segafredo's men's and women's team are run on a shared structure of staff and resources and so there are over 100 riders and staff present at the I Monasteri golf resort a few kilometre inland from Siracusa on the west coast of Sicily. The only riders absent where those enjoying the winter in Australia or the USA, including Richie Porte, Koen de Kort, Kiel Reinan, Toms Skuijns, Tayler Wiles, Ruth Winder and Lauretta Hanson.

New signing Lucinda Brand was also given a pass so she can focus on her cyclo-cross racing but neo-pros such as Elynor Backstedt, Charlie Quarterman and Junior men's world champion Quinn Simmons of the USA were all present as they began a fast track welcome to how Trek-Segafredo works.

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Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020

The sun was out in Sicily for the mechanics building the many Trek bikes (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)
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Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020

Elisa Longo Borghini speaks to Trek's Technical Director Matt Shriver (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)
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Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020

Trek-Segafredo train in their flou kit to be seen (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)
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Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020

It's time to get in the miles (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)
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Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020

Letizia Pasternoster (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)
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Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020

Ellen van Dijk is happy to be in training after a nasty crash in 2019 (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)
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Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020

American neo-pro Quinn Simmons steps up from the Junior ranks to WorldTour level in 2020 (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)
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Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020

British neo-pro Charlie Quarterman works on his position (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)
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Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020

Elynor Backstedt is in the lab (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)
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Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020

Jasper Stuyven checks out his new kit (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)
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Trek-Segafredo spent their winter training camp in Sicily preparing for 2020

World Champion Mads Pedersen has a unique jersey (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)
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The Trek-Segafredo team gathers in Sicily to prepare for the 2020 season

Lizzie Diegnan talks to team manager Luca Guercilena before training (Image credit: Stephen Farrand)
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The Trek-Segafredo team gathers in Sicily to prepare for the 2020 season

The Trek bikes await the riders (Image credit: Stephen Farrand)
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The Trek-Segafredo team gathers in Sicily to prepare for the 2020 season

Trek-Segafredo riders wait to roll out (Image credit: Stephen Farrand)
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The Trek-Segafredo team gathers in Sicily to prepare for the 2020 season

Vincenzo Nibali was the centre of attention from local riders (Image credit: Stephen Farrand)
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The Trek-Segafredo team gathers in Sicily to prepare for the 2020 season

There was plenty of drinks and food available before the roll out (Image credit: Stephen Farrand)
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The Trek-Segafredo team gathers in Sicily to prepare for the 2020 season

Mads Pedersen speaks to Jasper Stuyven (left) and Ryan Mullen (centre) (Image credit: Stephen Farrand)
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The Trek-Segafredo team gathers in Sicily to prepare for the 2020 season

Mads Pedersen has a special bike available (Image credit: Stephen Farrand)
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The Trek-Segafredo team gathers in Sicily to prepare for the 2020 season

Jasper Pedersen will again target the spring Classics (Image credit: Stephen Farrand)

Mads Pedersen's world champion's rainbow jersey stood out in the outdoor bike area amongst the fluorescent training kits and the new blue ands white racing colours of Bauke Mollema, Jasper Stuyven and Giulio Ciccone. Due to UCI rules, new signings for 2020 such as Vincenzo Nibali and his brother Antonio, Kenny Elissonde and others were obliged to wear their 2019 colours. However it was clear the team is already coming together ready for 2020.

Having the two teams together created a hive of activity throughout the golf resort but the combination of the men's and women's teams appeared to create a more relaxed and open atmosphere, with the riders and staff spending time together and having some fun between the hard work.

Riders gathered in Sicily at the start of the week, with the opening three days focused on media, sponsor and other non-riding activities, with photo shoots going at the same time as interviews, sponsor presentations, testing, and some training on the roads in the quiet Sicilian countryside.      

The camps lasts until December 20, giving time for several blocks of serious training, with especially the Classics contenders and riders starting their 2020 seasons early on in Australia having a more focused and intense workload.      

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