Lucinda Brand to remain part of the Trek family on and off road through 2025.
The Dutch multi-discipline star, who recently won one stage and the overall title at the Baloise Ladies Tour, has signed a contract extension which will see her continue to combine racing for Lidl-Trek on the road and Baloise-Trek Lions in cyclo-cross for two more seasons.
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Speaking about the news, which comes just days before she heads to the start line of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, Lucinda Brand said:
“I think the most important is that I feel really like I have found my place within the Lidl-Trek team, and I am incredibly happy here so, of course, it only made sense to stay in the Trek family for the next two years. It’s also an extremely exciting time for the Team and I am really happy to be going on this journey with everyone and I am looking forward to having some new adventures with my teammates and winning cool and amazing bike races together and, hopefully there’s some for myself along the way too.
“Being able to combine road racing and cyclo-cross with Lidl-Trek and Baloise-Trek Lions is really a privilege. The support I receive from both sides, who work super well together to make it happen, is incredible. It provides me with a wonderful environment and a perfect balance and freedom to go between the two disciplines.
“I am really looking forward to the next two seasons on the road in the Lidl-Trek jersey and I am as ambitious as ever. The sport has grown so much since I first turned professional and there is still so much further to go and so much more I want to achieve in my career, and one of those big goals will be ticked off soon when I join my teammates for this year’s Tour de France Femmes.”
Lidl-Trek Sport Director Ina Teutenberg added:
“Lucinda has become an important pillar in our team, and we are incredibly pleased that we have found an agreement to renew her contract and that she has re-signed for two more years. The value she brings as a leader herself, as a road captain, and as a role model for the younger riders on our rider roster is huge. I am looking forward to working with her for a couple more seasons and I am confident that there is still much more to come from her as a rider. She is a true asset to the team, a rider who is capable of both winning in her own right and making the most of opportunities when they arise but also helping guide her teammates to victory as well.”