9.02.2014

Fränk Schleck and Riccardo Zoidl with Trek Factory Racing through 2016

PRESS RELEASE
Trek Factory Racing is pleased to announce that Fränk Schleck and Riccardo Zoidl have re-signed with the team on multi-year contracts. 

Fränk Schleck signed a new two year contract and will remain with TFR as a team leader for stage races and the hilly Classics. Schleck had a solid 2014 season after returning to the WorldTour. He finished 12th in the last Tour de France and showed steady results in the mountain stages. He won the national road championships and narrowly missed out on a stage win in Paris-Nice. 

Fränk Schleck: “I’m very happy to stay with the people I have been with since 2011. Trek Factory Racing is special to me: it’s a group of friends, not just team mates. If you spend so much time together on the road, you’re happy to do it with friends.
I have had a rough year and a half and Trek has always stood behind me during this time. My performance in this season was good and steady and I am proud of my 12th place in the Tour. I hope to continue working hard and hopefully get some nice results for the team and for myself!” 
There are a lot of young riders on this team and I believe I can lead them - to try and win races together but also to lead by example. I believe I have a lot of experience and I can’t wait to share it with those youngsters. It’s the team that counts. If I can’t win, I’m the first to help another".

General Manager Luca Guercilena: “Fränk is a hard working athlete who at times can be very hard on himself. He’s been very eager to prove himself in the races that he loves. A big victory is missing, but we know how much effort he put into his training and racing.
I am very happy that we found an agreement and that Fränk is staying with us. He will continue to play a leading part in stage races and classics. He will a great support for Bauke Mollema in the defence of the team’s overall ambitions in the Grand Tours."

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