Bigger budget, more staff, and increased testing: inside Lidl-Trek's transformation into a super team

By 2028 the American team wants to win one of cycling's three Grand Tours, and be firmly among the sport's leading elite

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The talk is big, the grandest it could be, but are Lidl-Trek walking the walk? Are the American team really set on becoming the undisputed best men’s and women’s team in cycling?

Last June, European supermarket giant Lidl invested a significant amount into the team, increasing their annual budget to around €40m - placing them among the richest outfits in the sport.

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