Jasper Stuyven has signed a two-year extension to his contract and will stay with Trek-Segafredo until the end of 2022. The Classics specialist has been with the team since the launch of Trek Factory Racing in 2014 and is the longest-serving active rider of the team.
Now in his seventh year with Trek-Segafredo, Stuyven started the season with a big win in the Classics Opening Weekend at Omloop het Nieuwsblad. This made the Leuven native one of the few riders to have notched a one-day victory before the season went on hold. Taking the early-season win was a key milestone in the Belgian’s trajectory and placed him as a favorite for the eagerly awaited continuation of the cobbled campaign.
Stuyven is particularly fond of the current Classics group and explained that the atmosphere within the team made him all the more eager to renew his contract: “I’m really thrilled to continue racing with Trek-Segafredo because I feel at home in this team. We have a great group of riders and staff and we have a team that is 100% committed to each other. Here, we are not just colleagues but also friends on and off the bike.
“I have known Trek even before the launch of Trek Factory Racing, from back when I was on the development team. It’s nice to be the longest-serving Trek-Segafredo rider, I think that shows that I’m happy and at home, and I feel valued and respected in this team,” said Stuyven.
Trek-Segafredo General Manager Luca Guercilena was also pleased to see the relationship continue: “It’s rare to see a rider and a team stay together for so long – it’s seven years now that we have enjoyed with Jasper. We saw his potential from the start, so it’s particularly rewarding to have seen him develop both as a rider and a person.
“After a difficult spring last year, it’s especially satisfying to see Jasper step up and take a big Classics win already this season. Jasper has the qualities to win the biggest races and we are confident we will enjoy more success with him when racing resumes.”
Stuyven’s goals for 2020 have not been changed by the interrupted season: success at the Classics and hunting stage wins at the Tour de France while supporting Bauke Mollema and Richie Porte in their GC ambitions.
“I hope to resume this season where we left off and make some great results, especially with the Classics, but I also want to be competitive and chase wins in other big races,” Stuyven concluded.
Jasper Stuyven’s Race Schedule:
Vuelta a Burgos (28 July – 1 August)
Tour de Pologne (5-9 August)
Tour de France (29 August-20 September)
Belgian National Championship (22 September)
EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg (3 October)
Gent – Wevelgem (11 October)
Scheldeprijs (14 October)
Tour of Flanders (18 October)
Driedaagse Brugge – De Panne (21 October)
Paris – Roubaix (25 October)