'Irreplaceable': Trek-Segafredo unable to find new Grand Tour star to take Contador spot

The American team say they'll out their trust in current riders and up and coming new signings rather than an established Grand Tour contender in 2018

Trek-Segafredo lacked time to hire another Grand Tour star to fill the spot left by Alberto Contador, who they viewed as "irreplaceable."

The Spaniard, winner of seven Grand Tours, planned on continuing through 2018 but changed his mind in late July after a below-par Tour de France.

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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.