Young prospect Charlie Quarterman quietly and strategically plotted a successful route to the WorldTour. He opted to take a step backward in 2019, reuniting with amateur team Holdsworth-Zappi after two years racing with UCI Continental team Leopard Cycling. It was a gutsy move that proved fruitful. After a successful few months that included a 4th place in the prologue and 3rd in Stage 7 at the U23 Giro d’Italia, he garnered international attention. Charlie has quickly found a niche in cycling in time trials, and his focus on his new-found skill led him to the U23 National Championships time trial title and the National 10-mile title last season, noteworthy in a nation of strong time trialists. Charlie joined Trek-Segafredo as a stagiaire in August and signed a two-year contract, giving the 21-year-old Brit enough time to hone his skills further.

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What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who gave it?

From my old coach Magnus Backstedt: to be a pro cyclist is to be a part-time couch potato.

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

Mads Pedersen, Jasper Stuyven, and Ryan Mullen.

What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?

Winning the national championship TT. Even though it was only Under-23, it was a pretty unforgettable moment after it had been a dream for such a long time.

What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?

I just love the Trek Madone. It's the fastest bike I’ve ridden by a long shot.