López and Debeaumarché will debut with the team in the upcoming Tour of Utah
Trek-Segafredo is pleased to announce the line-up for the Tour of Utah, which includes two new additions, Juan Pedro López and Nicolas Debeaumarché, who have signed on with the team as stagiaires through the end of 2019.
Juan Pedro López, 22, was selected from the Trek-Segafredo feeder team, Kometa Cycling Team, and has had an impressive season with consistent results, including a recent stage victory in the prestigious Giro Ciclistico della Valle d’Aosta Mont Blanc.
When they told me I’d get the chance to be a stagiaire with Trek-Segafredo, I could barely believe it. To be honest, I still need to pinch myself when I think about it because wearing the jersey of a WorldTour team is like a dream come true. I hope to help the team in whatever they ask me to do. I think my ambitions are not very different from what other stagiaires in the WorldTour are aiming for: if I can show myself worthy and try to secure a place in the team for the years to come, I will definitely fight for that.
The second young gun joining Trek-Segafredo is Nicolas Debeaumarché, a 21-year-old allrounder from France, who earlier this year won a stage in the renowned Tour du Loir et Cher E. Provost. As a rider for SCO Dijon-Team Materiel-velo.com, he hopes to follow the same path of his former team-mate and current Trek-Segafredo rider Julien Bernard.
“We are always on the lookout for young talents of different profiles to whom we can give the opportunity to experience racing in a WorldTour team,” explained Josu Larrazabal, Head of Performance at Trek-Segafredo. “Juan Pedro López is a lightweight climber and has shown his climbing skills since the younger categories. He’s currently riding for our feeder team, so we were following his evolution for a few years already. He has had few injuries which slowed down his development, but this year he has proven to be a solid rider, performing at a consistently high level, most recently in Tour of Val d’Aoasta, which is a reference race for climbers. Becoming a stagiaire in the WorldTour is the next step in his evolution. Tour of Utah will be for sure a good opportunity for a rider of his profile to show his level.”
It’s an honor, and I am very proud to ride for Trek-Segafredo in the coming months. I am really excited of this opportunity to measure myself against the pros. I cannot wait to put on the jersey and give it my all to help realize the team goals. And, last but not least, I would like to thank everybody who played a role in making this happen.
“Nicolas Debeaumarché is more of a Classics rider with a good punch for reduced bunch sprints,” continued Larrazabal. “He’s a rider who won his races solo or from a break, taking advantage of his fast finish. He has been regularly selected by the French National team. In line with our strategy of taking stagiaires with different profiles who might cover our needs for our Classics team or our team for the stage races, we want to test Nicolas to see if he might be a good rider for our Classics group. He’s currently riding for SCO Dijon, a team that we worked with before with Julien Bernard, so we know how they work. This year Tour of Utah is less mountainous, but even so, it still won’t be the best match for his characteristics. But in the races that we can give him after Utah, he will definitely be able to show more of his potential.”
The complete lineup for The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah:
Nicolas Debeaumarché (FRA), Niklas Eg (DEN), Juan Pedro López (SPA), Jacopo Mosca (ITA),
Kiel Reijnen (USA), and Peter Stetina (USA).