Trek-Segafredo to launch women’s team with Lizzie Deignan among a strong roster

Long-standing men's WorldTour team Trek-Segafredo are set to launch a women's team for 2019 called Trek Factory Racing

Trek-Segafredo bikes at the Volta a Catalunya 2018 (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Trek-Segafredo is to launch a women’s team for 2019, Cycling Weekly has learned. The team will join the peloton with some big names, which will include Britain’s former world champion Lizzie Deignan.

A source close to the deal confirmed that Deignan would join the squad in 2019, with former world time trial champion Ellen van Dijk and Wiggle-High5's Italian duo Elisa Longo Borghini and Audrey Cordon-Ragot also joining.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.