John Degenkolb to Trek-Segafredo 'a done deal'

John Degenkolb will replace Fabian Cancellara at Trek-Segafredo in 2017, according to a source with knowledge of the situation

John Degenkolb wins the 2015 Milan-San Remo

(Image credit: Watson)

John Degenkolb, winner of last year's Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix, will take the place of Fabian Cancellara in the Classics riding for Trek-Segafredo in 2017, according an insider.

The German rides with home WorldTour team Giant-Alpecin currently. Cycling Weekly learned from an source with knowledge of the situation that Degenkolb was shopping for a new team and has now stopped negotiating. Neither Giant-Alpecin nor Etixx-Quick Step were able to secure his 2017 signature.

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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.