This year, after seven seasons with the Valcar’s colors, I’ll debut with a new team: Trek-Segafredo.
I am very happy to be able to face the big step in the WorldTour with one of the strongest and most organized teams in cycling! In January we did a training camp in Spain during which I was able to meet my teammates and all the staff, I managed to integrate well into the team from the first days and I felt positively welcomed by everyone!
In this new team I think I can learn a lot, because I have very strong teammates and with great experience, I think they will also help me to better manage the rainbow jersey since some of them have worn it in the past! I’m very proud to be able to wear the world champion jersey for this season and I can’t wait for the races to start again. On the other hand, I also know that having the world championship uniform on my shoulders is a great resonsability, but I will try to honor it as best as I can!
Are you curious to know what my first dates will be? I write here the first three races scheduled in my calendar:
- 17th/20th of February: Setmana Valenciana (Spain)
- 26th of February: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium)
- 5th of March: Strade Bianche (Italy)
I will continue to keep you updated on my results, my feelings and my race calendar!
In the meantime I show you photos of my new uniform and the fantastic custom bike that Trek has made especially for me!
See you soon! Keep on following me!