Lidl-Trek
Lidl-Trek
  • Nationality United States of America
  • Founded 2011
  • Team Principal Luca Guercilena
  • UCI Code LTK
  • Bike Sponsor Trek

UCI WorldTeam

Lidl-Trek

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The American Lidl-Trek squad emerged from the ashes of the RadioShack and Leopard squads with Trek Factory Racing stepping up as the title sponsor at the start of the 2014 season.

The team then became Trek-Segafredo in 2016, before changing to Lidl-Trek during the 2023 season.

In the past, Fabian Cancellara won three Monuments for the team before retiring in 2016. Cancellara’s Classics-winning legacy remains ingrained within the team, however. With the likes of Jasper Stuyven, Mads Pedersen and Edward Theuns on their roster, they’ve quickly become a force to be reckoned with in one-day races and a big rival of the cobble-crushing kings, Alpecin-Deceuninck and Soudal Quick-Step.

Their goals don’t lie solely in the spring though, with climbers like Bauke Mollema, Giulio Ciccone, Kenny Elissonde and Juan Pedro López, the team have also been a constant threat in the Grand Tours, particularly when it comes to hunting stage wins from breakaways.

For 2024, however, their remit has certainly broadened, with the continued development of cyclo-cross starlet Thibau Nys and the armada of new talent that has been signed ahead of the new road campaign.

Tao Geoghegan Hart is perhaps the blockbuster name amongst the team's new signings, with the former Giro d'Italia champion set to become their big GC leader in the Grand Tours. Geoghegan Hart is looking to rebound from a career-threatening crash at the 2023 Giro d'Italia, but the likes of Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) and Wout van Aert (Visma-Lease a Bike) demonstrate that riders can come back better than ever following major rehabilitation.

Should that be the case with Geoghegan Hart, Lidl-Trek will be a team to be reckoned with in the Grand Tours. Not only do they already have Giulio Ciccone - who himself fancies a crack at a Grand Tour podium - but their climbing roster has been bolstered for 2024 with the additions of Carlos Verona, Sam Oomen, Patrick Konrad and Fabio Felline.

Tim Declerq will provide ample support on the flatlands, as too will the likes of Ryan Gibbons and Andrea Bagioli, whilst the signing of Italy's Jonathan Milan will offer the team a secondary sprinter to Pedersen.

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The Team

Mads Pedersen

Mads Pedersen

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Mattias Skjelmose

Mattias Skjelmose

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Andrea Bagioli

Andrea Bagioli

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Giulio Ciccone

Giulio Ciccone

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Toms Skujins

Toms Skujins

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Team Bikes

Link to Bauke Mollema's Trek Madone: Lidl-Trek pro bike
Bauke Mollema's Trek Madone

Bauke Mollema's Trek Madone: Lidl-Trek pro bike

Jumbo-Visma are catching the headlines for their 1x use, but Lidl-Trek are also testing the set-up

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Link to Pro bike: Bauke Mollema's Trek Émonda
Bauke Mollema's Trek Émonda

Pro bike: Bauke Mollema's Trek Émonda

Trek's climbing bike is one of the lightest in the WorldTour peloton

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Link to Tour de France pro bike: Mads Pedersen’s custom-painted Trek Madone
Mads Pedersen's Project One Trek Madone | Tour de France pro bike

Tour de France pro bike: Mads Pedersen’s custom-painted Trek Madone

Pedersen’s Trek Madone has one of the most eye-catching designs at this year’s race

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Top Lidl-Trek Stories

Link to Serene expectations: Tao Geoghegan Hart’s new adventure at Lidl-Trek
Tao Geoghegan Hart in his new Lidl-Trek kit for 2024

Serene expectations: Tao Geoghegan Hart’s new adventure at Lidl-Trek

Former Giro d'Italia champion discusses why the time was right to leave Ineos Grenadiers, as he enters 2024 with a clean bill of health and an eye on the Tour de France

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Link to Tim Declercq: Lidl-Trek have a stronger Classics team than Soudal Quick-Step
Tim Declercq during the 2023 Tour de France

Tim Declercq: Lidl-Trek have a stronger Classics team than Soudal Quick-Step

Belgian rouleur believes Remco Evenepoel can win the Tour de France in 2024 but that his new team have the edge when it comes to the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders

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Link to Mattias Skjelmose enters contract year with Vuelta ambitions and hopes of Lidl-Trek stay
Mattias Skjelmose (Lidl-Trek) on the attack at the 2023 Tour de France

Mattias Skjelmose enters contract year with Vuelta ambitions and hopes of Lidl-Trek stay

Danish rider enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2023 and has future aims of competing for the overall at the Tour de France

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