Bauke Mollema is one of the longest-standing members of Trek-Segafredo. The Dutch climber reflects on his five best moments in his six years with the team.
Bauke Mollema may not have the palmares of the biggest stars in pro cycling, but his fighting spirit and never-say-die attitude have wowed fans across the globe for years. He’s a rider that animates. When he’s at his best, he has us on the edge of our seats and making our voices hoarse because Bauke doesn’t win easily.
Bauke Mollema joined Trek-Segafredo (then Trek Factory Racing) in 2015, one year after the team’s birth, and over his career has amassed 14 professional wins with 10 of those coming in his years with Trek.
Below we outline Bauke’s five best moments with the team. Each one is unique. Each one shows what Bauke is all about.
Win, 2019 Il Lombardia
Winning a Monument is, until now, the crowning achievement of my career. Taking a solo victory in Il Lombardia in 2019 was a great reward after many years of hard work and dedication.
Win stage 15, 2017 Tour de France
The Tour de France has always been the most important race for me as a professional cyclist and finally in 2017 I was able to win a stage. It was a big relief and a very proud moment for me!
Win, 2016 Clásica San Sebastián
San Sebastián 2016 was an incredibly emotional win! After missing out on the podium at the Tour It was amazing to comeback the very next week to win this great classic, a race that I love.
GC fight, 2016 Tour de France
What a bittersweet moment. So close, but yet so far! I’m motivated to fight with the best riders of the world once again this year at the Tour de France.
1st overall, 2015 Tour of Alberta
This was a special moment as it was my first win for the team and the first time I won a stage race in my career.