Team News – Trek Factory Racing


Trek Factory Racing announces Fränk Schleck and Riccardo Zoidl have re-signed with the team on multi-year contracts

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Fränk Schleck signed a new two year contract and will remain with TFR as a team leader for stage races and the hilly Classics. Schleck had a solid 2014 season after returning to the WorldTour. He finished 12th in the last Tour de France and showed steady results in the mountain stages. He won the national road championships and narrowly missed out on a stage win in Paris-Nice.


Fränk Schleck: “I’m very happy to stay with the people I have been with since 2011. Trek Factory Racing is special to me: it’s a group of friends, not just team mates. If you spend so much time together on the road, you’re happy to do it with friends.”

“I have had a rough year and a half and Trek has always stood behind me during this time. My performance in this season was good and steady and I am proud of my 12th place in the Tour. I hope to continue working hard and hopefully get some nice results for the team and for myself!”

“There are a lot of young riders on this team and I believe I can lead them – to try and win races together but also to lead by example. I believe I have a lot of experience and I can’t wait to share it with those youngsters. It’s the team that counts. If I can’t win, I’m the first to help another,” said Schleck.

General Manager Luca Guercilena: “Fränk is a hard working athlete who at times can be very hard on himself. He’s been very eager to prove himself in the races that he loves. A big victory is missing, but we know how much effort he put into his training and racing.”

“I am very happy that we found an agreement and that Fränk is staying with us. He will continue to play a leading part in stage races and classics. He will a great support for Bauke Mollema in the defence of the team’s overall ambitions in the Grand Tours,” said Guercilena.

Zoidl also renews with Trek Factory Racing
Riccardo Zoidl’s contract was not due to expire, but both the team and the athlete were willing to renegotiate and extend the existing agreement. The Austrian neo-pro has shown good results in his rookie year in the WorldTour and successfully defended his national road title in June. His skills against the clock and his climbing talent make him a very promising stage racer.

Riccardo Zoidl: “I’m happy and proud with this renewal. I feel very good in this group of people and I feel a lot of trust in me. This new contract means security, but above all it is motivation to keep working hard.” “My ambitions are to keep making progress and work on my weak points. I hope to be able to land a win soon. That would be wonderful for myself and for the team. Stage races will remain my focus, especially the ones of one week,” said Zoidl.

General Manager Luca Guercilena: “Riccardo has shown strong progression this season. He started really well with a third place overall in the Tour Med and did some good results in the time trials in Romandie and the Giro. We’ve seen obvious improvements from him. He’s ready to take the next step and we’re ready to support his development.”

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