Another rider who blossomed from trainee into a WorldTour contract is Alex Kirsch, who first rode as a stagiaire for Trek-Segafredo in 2014 before joining the team in 2019. One of the taller riders in the pro peloton at 1.94 meters (6 feet 4 inches), there's little surprise he prefers the cobbles where the more powerful riders thrive. Alex claims he's not the type of rider who will win Flanders, but someone who is always up there making an impact, and has been a perfect fit for Trek-Segafredo's classics team. With his large engine and ability to find positioning in times of chaos, Alex has proven to be a vital part of the sprint lead out.

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If you could have a dinner party with any 3 people in the world, dead or alive, who would you pick?

Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates.

Who inspires you? Why?

The people I named to have dinner with because they made a major impact on the world, their ability to understand the future, and their success.

If you could borrow one cycling aptitude from any of your Trek-Segafredo teammates what would it be and from whom?

The fighting spirit of Bauke Mollema.

What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?

Bontrager XXX wheels.