Juan Pedro López is one of the young prospects Trek-Segafredo signed in 2020. He joined Trek-Segafredo as a stagiaire in 2019 after a successful season with the Kometa Cycling Team, where he gathered some promising top 10 GC results and won Stage 4 in the Giro Ciclistico della Valle d’Aosta Mont Blanc. "Juanpe" is a purebred climber and in 2021 began to show his promise in the WorldTour, notably in La Vuelta a Espana when he was unexpectedly thrown into the role of Team leader after Giulio Ciccone abandoned to a crash. After 21 grueling stages, he worked his way up to a solid 13th place, gaining valuable experience and boosting his confidence in only his second Grand Tour. In 2022, Juanpe made his debut at the Giro d'Italia. After three stages he found himself well-placed in the general classification and jumped in the breakaway to Mount Etna. Juanpe seized his chance on the volcanic climb to become the new race leader, and wearer of the Maglia Rosa - one of the most beautiful prizes in cycling.
What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
Amiability with all people.
If you could borrow one cycling aptitude from any of your Trek-Segafredo teammates what would it be and from whom?
He's not racing with us anymore, but ex-teammate Kiel Reijnen. He is a good person in all aspects. And he's the first American that I know that doesn't seem strange!
Tell us about your greatest cycling achievement.
The day they announced to me that I would become a professional rider - this was a dream that I fought for since I was a little.
What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?
The Bontrager lights, for the security. It's a very important thing.