Trek Factory Racing

The Secret Pro: the off-season, the Abu Dhabi Tour and the ‘bullsh*t’ Doha Worlds

It’s been a few months since we last heard from The Secret Pro. But now that the season is over, our anonymous insider has found some time to share the latest chatter from within the bunch, to give his perspective on the heat of the Abu Dhabi Tour and to look forward to how 2016 […]


Cancellara makes early return to racing in order to boost 2016 prospects

He’s had a season to forget, with spine-fracturing crashes in the E3 Prijs Harelbeke and the Tour de France scuppering two of his big season goals, and illness in the Vuelta a España putting him out early on and making his world championship goals impossible. However, despite saying in early September that he didn’t have […]


After impressing on US circuit, Reijnen secures two year contract with Trek Factory Racing

Announcing the latest in a list of new signings for 2016, the Trek Factory Racing team has confirmed that the American sprinter Kiel Reijnen will make his WorldTour debut with the team. Reijnen has impressed this season, winning stages in the USA Pro Challenge and the Tour of Utah, netting third in the US national […]


Disc brake experiment in Vuelta a España hailed as important step forward for pro cycling

History was made in recent weeks with disc brakes making their Grand Tour debut for the first time ever. Permitted by the UCI as part of the ongoing trial into their use, the system appeared in the Vuelta a España when Trek Factory Racing rider Markel Irizar used discs on selected stages. It was just […]


Trek Factory Racing signs Julien Bernard, son of Jean Francois Bernard

Satisfied with the rider’s progress as a stagiaire, the Trek Factory Racing team has announced that it has inked a two year deal with Julien Bernard, the son of the former French Tour de France contender Jean Francois Bernard. Jean Francois Bernard was once seen as the future successor to Bernard Hinault and took over […]


Hesjedal inks deal to race for Trek Factory Racing in 2016; former Giro champion leaves Cannondale-Garmin

In what is an unexpected move for the rider, Trek Factory Racing have announced that 2012 Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal will join the team in 2016. The transfer brings to an end a long period racing for the Slipstream setup, currently titled Cannondale-Garmin. The Canadian rider was with that squad since 2008 and took […]


Trek Factory Racing confirms at least one rider will use disc brakes in Vuelta a España

Further to the UCI’s confirmation in recent days that a total of eight WorldTour teams will use disc brakes in events in August and September, the Trek Factory Racing team has confirmed that it will debut the technology in the upcoming Vuelta a España. “We’ll be using the existing Trek Domane Disc platform for the […]


Cycling’s economic challenges and disparities

Consider two sets of figures. Firstly, the difference between the budgets for Sky Pro Cycling and Trek Factory Racing, two teams competing in the WorldTour. The first has an estimated budget of 40 million Euro per year. The second is racing with an estimated backing of just one third of that, 14 million Euro. Secondly, […]


Trek Factory Racing: Cancellara may ride one more Tour de France before retirement

Although Fabian Cancellara said on the day he left the Tour de France that it was quite possibly his final participation in the event, his Trek Factory Racing team has confirmed that the Swiss rider might yet still line out in the event next season. Cancellara took yellow after stage two to Zeeland but crashed […]

Trek Factory Racing confirms interest in signing Cavendish, Holm tips Briton for Paris win

Commenting on rumours linking Mark Cavendish to a possible move to Trek Factory Racing, the American team has confirmed that the multiple Tour stage winner is a clear person of interest. “What I can say is that he is interesting for us and any team,” spokesman Tim Vanderjeugd told CyclingTips at the Tour de France. […]