Trek formally announces its partnership with new title sponsor Segafredo, with the Italian coffee brand's involvement unveiled in Treviso
Riders Fabian Cancellara, Giacomo Nizzolo and Bauke Mollema were present in Treviso, Italy, to model the new kit, which retains the look of Trek’s 2015 pinstripe ensemble, with Segafredo’s logo appearing underneath Trek’s.
Massimo Zanetti, president of the MZB group said at the press conference: “When I was a child, my father took me to a Giro d’Italia stage. I saw Coppi and Bartali; Coppi with the pink jersey, Bartali with the tricolor jersey of the Italian champion. I was so impressed and fascinated that, from that time on, I always said to myself that sooner or later I would sponsor cycling.”
“Today is that day, thanks to Trek, a great team composed of riders from Italy and from all over the world. I really hope we are going to achieve important successes once again as often happened in the past in other sports such as Formula 1, where Segafredo became three times world champion with Rosberg, Lauda and Prost, not to mention the great friend Ayrton Senna who drove his F1 car for a long time with Segafredo on board.”
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Trek Factory Racing general manager Luca Guercilena added: “The partnership with Segafredo is wonderful news. Since the start of the team two years ago our performance and recruitment plan has revolved around long term thinking.
“With Segafredo we have found a partner that shares the same values. The importance of this deal and the security it offers will allow us to invest even more in the roster that we have and develop young riders.”