Trek-Segafredo announces its Tour de France team

Richie Porte will lead Trek-Segafredo at the 106th edition of la Grande Boucle.

Trek-Segafredo is pleased to announce its lineup for the 106th Tour de France that starts Saturday, July 6 in Brussels and finishes on Sunday, July 28 in Paris.

Australian climber Richie Porte, racing his first Grande Boucle with Trek-Segafredo, will lead the team.

I think we have a well-rounded team. Obviously, I’d love to be on the podium in Paris, but I know it’s going to be a hell of a fight. I think what we have done well going into this race is controlling the things we can control and not getting distracted by how things have gone so far this season. In a lot of ways, I feel a lot less pressure than in past years and am very motivated to fight hard over the three weeks.

Porte will be seconded by Julien Bernard (FRA), Giulio Ciccone (ITA), Koen de Kort (NED), Fabio Felline (ITA), Bauke Mollema (NED), Toms Skujins (LAT) and Jasper Stuyven (BEL).

Giulio Ciccone and Bauke Mollema are starting their second Grand Tour of the season after completing a highly successful Giro d’Italia where Ciccone won stage 16 and the blue jersey for the best climber, and Mollema finished in 5th overall.  Ciccone and Mollema will give key assistance to Porte in the mountains.

Koen de Kort, starting his eighth Tour de France, will once again captain the team on the road. Julien Bernard, Fabio Felline, Toms Skujins, and Jasper Stuyven will provide daily team support throughout the three weeks.

Trek-Segafredo’s primary goal is centered around Porte and reaching the podium in Paris, but when opportunities arise, will also look to go for stage victories.

It’s a proven team that has been assembled for the biggest cycling race in the world – there’s no doubt that Trek-Segafredo will play a big part in the thrilling action of the Tour de France.