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U.S. national champ gets WorldTour ride

America's national road race champion, Gregory Daniel, will make the move to the WorldTour in 2017, riding with U.S.-registered Trek – Segafredo.

America’s national road race champion, Gregory Daniel, will make the move to the WorldTour in 2017, riding with the U.S.-registered Trek – Segafredo team.

The 21-year-old from Colorado stunned pre-race favorites in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this May with a late solo attack to win the Stars-and-Stripes jersey. Since then, he won the tough Tour de Beauce stage race in Canada, also claiming stage 5, the points classification, and youth classification in the process.

After Daniel was forced out of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah with a broken collarbone in stage 3, the Trek contract should be a huge boost.

“I have been dreaming of an opportunity to race on a WorldTour team, so this is a huge honor to join Trek-Segafredo,” said Daniel. “It’s a big step going from a development team to the WorldTour, but I think I’ve prepared well, and I also have a great group of people behind me to support me, especially my family and the Denver cycling community.”

Read more about how the Denver cycling community nurtured Daniel as a young rider >>