UCI Women's WorldTeam

Lidl-Trek

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Founded in 2019, Lidl-Trek (formerly Trek-Segafredo) are one of the newer squads in the pro peloton, but that hasn’t stopped them from quickly becoming one of the most important and most successful.

In their debut year, they racked up an impressive 17 wins, and they ended the 2023 campaign as the number-two ranked team in the world, behind SD Worx, who are far and away the most dominant force in women's cycling.

Lidl-Trek have a reliable core of star riders that includes two former world road race champions in Lizzie Deignan and Elisa Balsamo, a three-time world time trial champion in Ellen van Dijk, plus the decorated Italian Elisa Longo Borghini, who counts Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders and Strade Bianche on her palmarès. The likes of Amanda Spratt and Lucinda Brand only add to the depth, while the team also boast an exciting array of young talent, including pocket climber Gaia Realini and the versatile Shirin van Anrooij.

Lidl-Trek may not have the same superteam reputation as SD Worx, but their line-up is certainly similarly strong. They have shown themselves to be a force to be reckoned with in the Classics and, with the breakthrough of Realini, who was on the podium of the Giro d'Italia Women and Vuelta a España in 2023, they've become a force in stage racing, too.

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Lidl-Trek
Lidl-Trek
  • Nationality United States of America
  • Founded 2019
  • Team Principal Luca Guercilena
  • UCI Code LTK
  • Bike Sponsor Trek

The Team

Elisa Balsamo

Elisa Balsamo

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Elisa Longo Borghini

Elisa Longo Borghini

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Shirin van Anrooij

Shirin van Anrooij

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6

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Gaia Realini

Gaia Realini

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Lizzie Deignan

Lizzie Deignan

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Link to Lidl-Trek Team Talk: The future is bright, but was 2023 disappointing?
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Lidl-Trek Team Talk: The future is bright, but was 2023 disappointing?

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Link to Lizzie Deignan: The 5 races that changed my life
Lizzie Deignan at (L-R) the 2012 Olympics road race, the 2021 Paris-Roubaix Femmes, and the 2015 World Championships road race

Lizzie Deignan: The 5 races that changed my life

Decorated British rider takes us back to her defining moments and reflects on how they've shaped her career

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Link to Gaia Realini: From Giro d’Italia Donne breakout rider to podium finisher
Gaia Realini (Lidl-Trek) took home third overall and the best young rider's jersey

Gaia Realini: From Giro d’Italia Donne breakout rider to podium finisher

Young Italian third overall, a year after attention-grabbing performance in 2022 race

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