Trek-Segafredo sign U23 British TT champion Quarterman

Charlie Quarterman, the British U23 time trial champion
Charlie Quarterman, the British U23 time trial champion (Image credit: Getty Images)

Charlie Quarterman, the British U23 time trial champion, will turn pro in 2020, signing for Trek-Segafredo in a deal that will see him race as a stagiaire for the Italo-American squad for the remainder of 2019.

Quarterman, who turns 21 later this week, has been racing for the Holdsworth-Zappi development team this year, having spent two years with the Leopard team.

He finished third on stage 7 of this year’s U23 Giro d’Italia and fourth in the prologue but his biggest success came with in U23 British time trial championships where he beat Ethan Hayter by 44 seconds.

He has signed a two-year contract with Trek-Segafredo, starting in 2020, but will also have a run-out this autumn as a stagiaire.

“I’m incredibly proud and excited to announce that, for the next two years and for a few races this year, I will be riding for Trek-Segafredo,” Quarterman said in a video statement.

“It’s a massive honour for me to announce this and I can’t quite believe it, to be honest. But I can’t wait to get started with the team and take on some of the biggest opportunities of my life. I know it’s early in my career and it’s a dream come true for me but I’m ready to work hard for me and my teammates.”

Quarterman is the sixth new signing for Trek-Segafredo ahead of the 2020 season. 

The headline recruit is Vincenzo Nibali, who joins from Bahrain-Merida along with his brother, Antonio. The team have also signed Alexander Kamp from Riwal readynez and Emils Liepens from Wallonnie-Bruxelles, along with another neo-pro in Juan Pedro Lopez, who has come through their Kometa development set-up.

They are losing John Degenkolb to Lotto Soudal and Markel Irizar to retirement, but have extended the contracts of Giulio Ciccone, Kiel Reijnen, Toms Skujins, Ryan Mullen, and Alex Kirsch. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Cyclingnews is the world's leader in English-language coverage of professional cycling. Started in 1995 by University of Newcastle professor Bill Mitchell, the site was one of the first to provide breaking news and results over the internet in English. The site was purchased by Knapp Communications in 1999, and owner Gerard Knapp built it into the definitive voice of pro cycling. Since then, major publishing house Future PLC has owned the site and expanded it to include top features, news, results, photos and tech reporting. The site continues to be the most comprehensive and authoritative English voice in professional cycling.