This Trek is a special bike for many reasons: it has suspension, it has ridden Paris-Roubaix, it's an ex-team bike and it holds great memories of a wonderful man who is no longer with us. Martin Clark put the bike together in memory of his friend and took it back to Roubaix.
Though absent from the race due to a crash at E3 Harelbeke, Trek Factory Racing's Fabian Cancellara will still be involved in the Ronde van Vlaanderen as he takes over the team's Twitter account (@TrekFactory) during the most exciting kilometers of the race.
The Critérium International second stage was contested a few hours after the first Saturday, but it did little to slow down Fabio Felline and Bob Jungels who blazed around the short 7-kilometer flat course to finish within one second of each other and claim the top two spots of the leaderboard.
Photo Special: Earlier this month Andy Schleck said that he would race no more. The younger half of the most successful brother combination in modern cycling would not turn a pedal in anger again due to the knee injury he sustained in the Tour de France. We pay tribute to Andy Schleck with a photo special.
Trek Factory Racing is pleased to announce an affiliation with Team APT-SPIE-Douterloigne, a Belgian junior and debutant program that has a proven record of scouting and developing promising teenagers.
After nine years at the top of the sport, Trek Factory Racing standout Andy Schleck announced this morning that he will retire from professional cycling. The young Luxembourger’s career was forced to an untimely end by the knee injury he sustained in a Tour de France crash earlier this year.
Trek Factory Racing is pleased to announce the addition of 27-year-old Dutch rider Bauke Mollema to its team for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Mollema, the number 10 overall at the Tour de France, will strengthen the stage racing contingent of the team and bring new fire-power to the GC goals of the pinstriped squad. He will be the third Dutch rider on the team.
Trek Factory Racing will give three young riders a taste of life as a professional in the final months of the season. Clément Chevrier, Ryan Eastman and Alex Kirsch have been registered as stagiaires with the UCI and will take the start in the Tour of Utah on Monday.
Cancellara: “I will travel home now and take a little break. The season has been long for me, starting back in Dubai. I have done 59 days of competition this season so far and I have another big goal at the end of this season: the World Championships. It’s not a secret that I’d like to be in my best shape there, so it’s important that I take some rest.”
Andy Schleck has successfully undergone surgery in the Crossklinik in Basel, Switzerland. An MRI scan prior to the operation provided pictures of the right knee allowing the doctors to confirm the diagnosis of the team doctor.
Trek Factory Racing has partnered with global technology leader Samsung. Trek and Samsung will work closely together to identify opportunities and challenges faced by the Trek Factory Racing Team, and will integrate Samsung mobile devices into the team training to improve capabilities. The feedback from the cycling team will also be reflected in Samsung’s future product development, and continue to enhance the mobile product experience.
Rider Interview: The Tour de France build-up is well underway and Ed Hood managed to grab American rider Matthew Busche of Trek Factory Racing for some words before his first ‘Grand Boucle’. Busche has been on a Vuelta winning team in the past, will that be enough preparation for the Tour?
PeopleForBikes and Trek Factory Racing (TFR) are teaming up for the remainder of the 2014 international race season, with a special emphasis on the Tour de France, in an effort to make riding better for everyone, everywhere. Trek Factory Racing’s owner, Trek Bicycle, is a longtime partner and founding member of PeopleForBikes.
Trek Factory Racing crossed the finish line in Trieste with all nine riders, one of only two teams that managed this feat. It was a testament to the young and cohesive spirit that carried them from the first stage to the last. When the nine pedaled over the line for the final time in Trieste on Sunday the tally was impressive for such a young team: Robert Kiserlovski placed 10th overall, Julian Arredondo claimed stage 18 and the mountains’ competition, and Giacomo Nizzolo four times sprinted to second place in the bunch sprints.