Toms Skujiņš Signs with Trek-Segafredo for 2018


Toms Skujins to ride with Trek / Segafredo

Multi-Time Amgen Tour of California

Stage Winner Skujiņš to Fly New Colors

Trek-Segafredo has announced that 26-year-old Latvian Toms Skujiņš will be joining the Team in 2018. Skujiņš is a multiple stage winner in the Amgen Tour of California and the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali. He has penned a two-year deal with the team and joins Trek-Segafredo from the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team.

Skujiņš: “I am thrilled to join Trek-Segafredo because it’s such a great team. Right after my first conversations with Luca (Guercilena, General Manager) and the team’s directors, I immediately felt this would be the right team for me. It’s great to hear what the plans are for the team as a whole and I will do my very best to be a part of that. It’s just like I have been doing in the previous years: making the races exciting, and who knows? Springing a surprise here and there.”

General Manager Luca Guercilena: “We have been following Skujiņš for a while now because we like the way he races – he is not afraid to dig deep and race hard. Toms is a very ambitious guy and I am pretty confident that with that attitude, on top of his talents as a rider, he can get quite far. He is a very complete rider and a strong all-rounder who can help the team in various circumstances. Toms will be a great asset to our team.”

Skujiņš has become a popular rider with the fans at the Amgen Tour of California with his fun personality and exciting stage wins in South Lake Tahoe in 2016 and at Mt. Hamilton in 2016.

In 2017, Skujiņš took a scary fall while riding in the breakaway during the Amgen Tour of California’s where he suffered a sustained a concussion, a left collarbone fracture, and road rash.

It is good to see that Skujiņš has recovered from his crash and look forward to watching him in his new colors.

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