Welcome Dario Cataldo!

The experienced Italian rider is the final addition of the Team ahead of the 2022 season

Trek-Segafredo adds an important dose of experience to its 2022 roster with the signing of Dario Cataldo. The Team and the 36-year-old Italian rider have agreed on a one-year contract. He is the last piece of the transfer campaign for the coming season, making him the 31st rider of the men’s roster and the 11th new arrival.

On the other hand, for Cataldo Trek-Segafredo will be the sixth team in his long career after Liquigas, QuickStep, Sky, Astana and, for the last two seasons, Movistar. A wealth of global and solid experience, built over fifteen years dedicated to professional cycling, in which he has distinguished himself as a valuable teammate with 23 grand tours to his credit. Cataldo has also personally achieved 11 successes in his career, including the Italian time trial championship and a stage of the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España above all.

Dario Cataldo and fellow Abruzzese Giulio Ciccone during the UAE Tour 2020, Stage 1 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Luca Guercilena, General Manager:

“The recruitment of Cataldo responds to a need that we felt, that was to add an experienced, prepared and reliable rider to consolidate a team with several promising young riders. We deeply believe in his qualities as a team player and global rider, as well as in his ability to support the leaders, especially in the Grand Tours, and the neo-pros in their growth. He can give a valuable contribution to our sporting project.”

Dario Cataldo:

“I join Trek-Segafredo after several years in which I have consolidated my position as road captain and reliable domestique. It is a role in which I see myself fitting well, thanks to the experience gained in great teams and alongside strong leaders. I believe that my many years as a pro-rider are an added value in a group. The management of the race, peloton dynamics and the group harmony between different personalities are key factors in a race. We’ll have time and chance to discuss specific goals and programs at the team camp, but I already can’t wait to start.

“I definitely approach this new experience with great enthusiasm. I know I’m joining a solid and well equipped group, that has always shown competence and vision. I have known Luca since a long time, we worked together for two years in Quick Step. I have great respect for him, both as a man and as a manager. When we spoke, he gave me great confidence in the Trek-Segafredo project. The idea of paying it back will be one of my biggest incentives.

“In Trek-Segafredo I will also find a friend and training partner, a fellow countryman from Abruzzo, Giulio Ciccone. I saw him become a cyclist in the same team where I started riding, my father was one of his first coaches. We know each other well and it will be a pleasure to ride in the same team now, a key moment of his career”.

Trek-Segafredo Men 2022 Roster

Jon Aberasturi (Spain)

Filippo Baroncini (Italy) – U23 World RR Champion

Julien Bernard (France)

Gianluca Brambilla (Italy)

Marc Brustenga (Spain)

Dario Cataldo (Italy)

Giulio Ciccone (Italy)

Jakob Egholm (Denmark)

Kenny Elissonde (France)

Tony Gallopin (France)

Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eritrea)

Asbjørn Hellemose (Denmark)

Markus Hoelgaard (Norway)

Daan Hoole (Netherlands)

Alexander Kamp (Denmark)

Alex Kirsch (Luxembourg)

Emils Liepins (Latvia)

Juan Pedro López (Spain)

Bauke Mollema (Netherlands)

Jacopo Mosca (Italy)

Matteo Moschetti (Italy)

Mads Pedersen (Denmark)

Simon Pellaud (Switzerland)

Quinn Simmons (USA)

Mattias Skjelmose (Denmark)

Toms Skujins (Latvia)

Jasper Stuyven (Belgium)

Edward Theuns (Belgium)

Antonio Tiberi (Italy)

Antwan Tolhoek (Netherlands)

Otto Vergaerde (Belgium)