Sagan and Van Avermaet top of Trek's shopping list to replace retiring Cancellara

With Fabian Cancellara retiring at the end of 2016, Trek-Segafredo manager Luca Guercilena has already started writing his shopping list of replacements

Greg Van Avermaet and Fabian Cancellara in action during the 2014 Tour of Flanders (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Fabian Cancellara's retirement could leave a large hole in the Trek-Segafredo team come the end of 2016, but general manager Luca Guercilena won't be scouring the bargain basement for his replacement.

The Italian is looking for a like-for-like replacement for Spartacus, who has had 10 Monument podium finishes, including three wins, during his five-year stint with Trek.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.