The 37-year-old Italian extends contract with Trek-Segafredo through 2024.
Dario Cataldo has found his happy place in cycling after moving to Trek-Segafredo in 2022.
“Over the last 16 years, I have seen first-hand the radical change in the cycling world. Keeping up with the different phases of this modernization, being a rider that can add value to my team has always been my priority,” explained Cataldo.
“At Trek-Segafredo I have found a reality where my experience and my contribution to the Team’s success in an increasingly competitive system is appreciated.”
Over the last 12 months Cataldo has relished racing in Trek-Segafredo colors and he is looking forward to spending another year as part of the Trek-owned Team. It will be his 17th season as a professional.
“There is an extremely professional structure at Trek-Segafredo,” explained Cataldo.
“The Team is attentive to the needs of modern cycling in every way, and over the last year I was able to experience the true family atmosphere here. There is a special relationship, and a lot of mutual respect, between staff and teammates.
“The 2022 season allowed me to earn the confidence of the Team and now, to continue my adventure with everybody. Many thanks to Luca Guercilena for offering me this opportunity. At almost 38-years-old, I will go into this new season with the same grit and desire to do well that I had as a neo-professional.”
Trek-Segafredo General Manager, Luca Guercilena is confident that Cataldo will continue to help fulfill the Team’s ambitions in 2023 and 2024.
“This year, we saw that the experience Dario brings is invaluable,” confirmed Guercilena.
“We recruited Dario for 2022 because we felt we needed someone with the wealth and depth of knowledge he has, and who could really support our leaders as well as help the younger riders in our sporting project to develop further. Dario has fulfilled this role 100 per cent and it was an easy decision to offer him this contract extension.”
“We remain deeply confident in his qualities as a rider and as a role model and I, personally, believe he will continue to add value to the whole team and help us achieve even more in 2023.”