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.”
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.