Dutchwoman to continue to combine road and cyclo-cross after leaving Sunweb
Trek-Segafredo has bolstered their roster for 2020 with the signing of Lucinda Brand from Team Sunweb. The Dutchwoman will continue to combine road cycling with cyclo-cross, where she will race for Telenet Fidea Lions, the Belgian team who are also sponsored by Trek.
Brand, who started her career with the Rabobank-Liv set-up, has spent the past three years with Sunbweb, winning Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and a stage of the Giro Rosa.
This year, she finished 3rd at Dwars door Vlaanderen, 9th at the Tour of Flanders, 5th at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, 4th at La Course, and 6th overall at the Giro Rosa.
Brand’s move is the first since cycling’s transfer window officially opened on August 1 and the first for Trek-Segafredo ahead of their second season. The team was created for the start of 2019 with a big budget and a host of high-profile riders – including Lizzie Deignan and Elisa Longo Borghini – and Brand’s arrival only strengthens the team’s position.
“I am really excited that we were able to sign Lucinda and have her join our team next year,” said team director Ina Teutenberg. “Lucinda is one of those complete riders who can win on any terrain and is never afraid to take her chance. But just as important, she plays a big role in the victory of teammates. She will make us stronger next season and I’m looking forward to working with Lucinda.”