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Trek Factory Racing completes 2015 roster with Steegmans signing

Trek Factory Racing's 2015 roster includes 27 riders of 14 different nationalities, making it one of the peloton's most international squads

Trek Factory Racing completed its roster Monday with the announcement of one final signing, Gert Steegmans.

The 34-year-old Belgian will focus primarily on classics and sprints. He won the 2008 Tour de France’s final stage in Paris, and also won two stages at the 2008 Paris-Nice, with his most recent victory coming in the 2011 Nokere-Koerse race.

“I’m happy to have landed a team for 2015,” Steegmans said. “I’ve been training hard these last weeks and now I can focus on training without having to worry about contract negotiations. Trek Factory Racing is a great team and has excellent support staff. It’s a young team, but the management has a clear, long-term vision.”

“We’re stoked to have Gert in the team,” said general manager Luca Guercilena. “I know him personally from the times where we were both at QuickStep. He’s one of the biggest engines in the peloton and he’s very motivated to have a great season. This is a last-minute signing for us and we’ll start working on Gert’s training schedule and race program right away.”

“I’m excited to get to know many new faces, starting next week at the team camp in Spain. I hope to support Fabian (Cancellara) in the cobblestone classics and to share my experience with the young sprinters of the team,” said Steegmans.

Trek Factory Racing’s line-up includes 27 riders of 14 different nationalities in 2015.

Trek Factory Racing 2015 roster

Eugenio Alafaci
Julian Arredondo
Fumiyuki Beppu
Matthew Busche
Fabian Cancellara
Marco Coledan
Stijn Devolder
Laurent Didier
Fabio Felline
Markel Irizar
Bob Jungels
Bauke Mollema
Giacomo Nizzolo
Yaroslav Popovych
Grégory Rast
Hayden Roulston
Fränk Schleck
Jesse Sergent
Fabio Silvestre
Gert Steegmans
Jasper Stuyven
Boy Van Poppel
Danny Van Poppel
Kristof Vandewalle
Calvin Watson
Riccardo Zoidl
Haimar Zubeldia