Trek-Segafredo have confirmed that multiple Grand Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali and his brother Antonio have signed two-year contracts with the team.
34 year-old Nibali is one of only seven riders who have won all three Grand Tours (the Giro d’Italia in 2013 and 2016, the Tour de France in 2014, and the Vuelta a España in 2010), plus multiple stage wins and one-day-races, time trials, and three Monuments (Il Lombardia in 2015 and 2017 and Milano-Sanremo in 2018), adding up to an impressive 53 professional victories.
Vincenzo Nibali: “I followed my heart and chose for this team, knowing that their project is very serious and competitive. The great confidence Trek and Segafredo and all the other sponsors are showing in me is very motivating. I am really happy to continue my cycling career at Trek-Segafredo and look forward to 2020.”
Luca Guercilena, General Manager of Trek-Segafredo: “Vincenzo is obviously a great champion and like always, having such riders on the team gives a lot of opportunities to the other riders, to learn from his experience and excel themselves as well. We are all very excited to have him with us as of next year, and we are confident he will battle again for an overall victory in a Grand Tours Vincenzo’s younger brother, Antonio, 26, will join the team as well. He’s a solid rider that still has quite some margin for progression, so we hope to see him develop into a strong helper in the years to come.”
Antonio Nibali: “I am excited to join Trek-Segafredo next year. I know Giulio Ciccone very well, he’s actually a good friend of mine, and he told me about the good atmosphere within the team and about how professional the team works, so I am really looking forward to getting to know everybody and continue my career with this team. Being an American-Italian team, I am sure I will feel at home! On another note, for me, it’s obviously also important to be able to stay close to my brother and help him in the next two years of his career. I will give it my all to help him and the other leaders of the team to get great results in the biggest races on the calendar and hopefully get some results myself too.”