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Lidl-Trek records have had their spring revelations for two years longer

Lidl-Trek records have had their spring revelations for two years longer

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 10:42 am

Lidl-Trek extends Toms Skujins’ contract until 2026. The six-time Latvian champion has been under contract with the American squad since 2018 and – in his words – it is difficult to imagine himself in a different uniform from the Lidl-Trek team. “Tooms is a rare type of rider, and I’m glad we were able to keep him,” general manager Luca Guercilina said on the team’s website.

Skujins is extending his contract with Lidl-Trek until 2026 because he and the team believe the all-rounder is currently enjoying his best season ever. However, the feeling within the team also plays a major role in Latvia’s extension. “This year, for the first time in many years, I spent three weeks on top of a mountain with the team. We strive to do better, but at the same time Lidl-Trek feels like a family. Our environment is really different from many teams,” he says.

On the platform after Strade Bianche – Photo: Cor Vos

Only six American WorldTour riders have been riding for Guercilena longer. “I’m definitely not the longest-serving member of the team, but I’m definitely close to it. It’s very comfortable to be in the same environment, but at the same time the team also pushes me to move forward with them,” Skuijns says on the team website.

General manager Guercilena is more than satisfied with the contract extension. “If you just look at the results you might underestimate him, but when you see how much he contributes to the team in all areas, you quickly realize how important he is. The fact that he continues to improve, even with the level of cycling rising, says a lot not only about his talent,” the Italian said. But especially his work ethic.”

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