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by Neal Rogers
October 3, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Bassons chases down motor-doping amateur in France; British sprinter Dan McLay signs with EF Education First-Drapac for 2018; Trek-Segafredo finalizes 2018 lineup with Tsgabu Grmay, Nicola Conci signings; Gaudry sacked as CEO of Hawthorn after five months on job; Brennauer leaves Canyon-SRAM for Wiggle High 5; Lotto-Soudal Ladies team announces six new additions to 2018 roster; Sarah Roy continues with Orica-Scott through 2019; Movistar women’s team announces roster of eight for 2018; Pawlowska breaks Boels-Dolman contract to join Team Virtu Cycling.
Trek-Segafredo has signed Tsgabu Grmay and Nicola Conci, thus completing their roster for 2018.
Grmay, 26, is the Ethiopian Time Trial champion and joins from Bahrain-Merida. “I’m very happy about this move,” he said. “Trek-Segafredo really stood out for me because they offer a very professional guidance for their athletes. I am confident that within this team I can continue my development as a rider in the best circumstances. I really like stage races because they suit me better than one-day races. Of course, it would be a dream come true if one day I would be able to win a stage there. But let’s take it step by step.”
Conci, 20, finished seventh overall and second in the youth classification of this year’s ‘Baby Giro’ (under-23 Giro d’Italia). He’ll make his WorldTour debut next year. “Turning pro is a dream for every young rider; being able to do that in of the biggest teams in the world makes it even more mind-boggling,” he stated. “The next years I hope to perform well and be able to help the team like I could do in the Tour of Denmark, where Mads (Pedersen) won. That was really an amazing experience.”
Click through to read more at the Trek-Segafredo team web site.