Quinn Simmons burst into the road scene as a Junior, winning Gent-Wevelgem followed by a dominant win in the 2019 World Championships road race in Yorkshire. A huge talent, the young American opted to bypass further development in U23 for an immediate jump into the WorldTour with Trek-Segafredo. Quinn is at his best in punchy one-day races, and found his mark quickly, claiming his first pro win in the Tour de Wallonie in 2021 along with the overall and young rider classifications. He started and completed his first Grand Tour, nearly taking a victory after joining the breakaway in Stage 19 of La Vuelta a España, settling with a hard-fought third place. In 2022, Quinn secured a spot in the Trek-Segafredo Tour de France roster. His daring breakaways and never-say-die attitude earned him a combativity prize as the most aggressive rider, although he has declared he will be more selective with his efforts in 2023.
If you could borrow one cycling aptitude from any of your Trek-Segafredo teammates what would it be and from whom?
Alex Kirch's ability to understand race situations and positioning.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Turning pro at age 18.
What was the biggest obstacle you have overcome?
Being an American: learning a different way to live far from home and the European lifestyle needed to race at the highest level.
What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?
Trek Madone - it's fast and still comfortable.