Trek-Segafredo has announced a strong and versatile line-up for the upcoming Vuelta a España. The team will try to win stages and to support Bauke Mollema in his GC aspirations.
Mollema, stage winner at the 2013 edition of the Vuelta, will fight to get a good position in the general classification, while his teammates are strong enough to get individual glory. “We are coming to the Vuelta with big goals, but goals that we believe we have a very good chance of achieving,” said Sports Director Yaroslav Popovych.
“On the one hand, we will try to hunt for stage victories, in the flat stages with Giacomo Nizzolo, who has shown in the recent Tour of Poland that he his in good shape. Then, we also have Gianluca Brambilla and Fabio Felline who will show their full support to Bauke but who can also go for stage wins from a breakaway. And we have Matthias Brändle who can do really well in the prologue and the TT.
“On the other hand, we have Bauke Mollema, who came with great legs from the Tour de France, finishing 2nd in ‘his’ race, the Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián and who is aiming for the overall. The whole team will be there to protect him and to bring him to Madrid in the perfect position and as highly ranked as possible. We strongly believe he can attain a top five if all goes well.”
Complete line-up of Trek-Segafredo for the Vuelta a España (25th of August-16th of September):