Trek-Segafredo sign sprinter Elisa Balsamo through 2024

Elisa Balsamo (Valcar Travel & Service)
Elisa Balsamo (Valcar Travel & Service) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

As one of the fastest sprinters in the peloton, it was only a matter of time before Elisa Balsamo signed a contract with a Women's WorldTour team. The Italian sprinter will depart her longtime team Valcar Travel & Service after signing a three-year contract with Trek-Segafredo, beginning in 2022 through the end of 2024.

"Signing with Trek-Segafredo means satisfying my desire to grow alongside champions. I'll be racing with riders who already won a lot, who have huge experience and great charisma," Balsamo said in a team press release on Monday.

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