Welcome to Lidl-Trek, Patrick Konrad!

31-year-old Austrian climber signs two-year deal to bolster Lidl-Trek in the mountains

Lidl-Trek proudly welcomes Patrick Konrad to its ranks as the Team continues to add talent for the 2024 season. Konrad, a Tour de France stage winner and two-time national champion, brings a versatile skill-set and determination to the Team, and is excited to play a crucial role in achieving future victories for Lidl-Trek. Konrad also counts two top-10 finishes at the Giro d’Italia, underscoring his ability as a GC rider. The American team is eager to harness Konrad’s potential as it sets its sights on greater triumphs in the coming years.

“New beginnings always bring new motivation, so I am really looking forward to this new chapter,” shared Patrick Konrad. “I am quite good on different terrains, so we will find out about my exact role as soon as we start to plan the next season. Anyway, I hope I can help the Team achieve great successes. I want to help achieve the Team’s goals for the season whilst in terms of personal goals, I would love to take another Grand Tour stage win.”

I am honored to join Lidl-Trek, a constant world-class Team with a rich history. It was always a Team I was considering riding for, and I am excited to contribute to its legacy.

“Patrick Konrad is a rider that we believe will fit well inside the Lidl-Trek family, both in a sporting and social sense,” said Luca Guercilena, General Manager of Lidl-Trek. “His track record as a strong climber, combined with his approach to teamwork aligns seamlessly with our team values. Patrick has demonstrated that he can perform in a variety of races, whether that be for a team or personal goal. We believe his presence will not only elevate our collective performance but also contribute positively to the team’s atmosphere.”