Matteo Trentin: learning from the best at Etixx-QuickStep

Matteo Trentin wins stage seven of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

With stars like Mark Cavendish, Tom Boonen and Niki Terpstra, followers of the Etixx-QuickStep team rarely notice Matteo Trentin unless he wins a stage of the Tour de France - which has done in the last two editions. Despite racing often as a helper in the Belgian WorldTour outfit, he explained that he is happy in the squad.

"It's a contract year for me, but I want to stay with the team," the Italian told Cycling Weekly. "I like it. It's one of the best classics teams and I like the classics, I want to improve, so this is the place for me."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.