The Trek-Segafredo team has once again shown an example of commitment to its runners to reconcile their career as cyclists with their motherhood.
After the British cyclist Lizzie Deignan announced her withdrawal from the team last year after the pregnancy of her second child, now who has announced her upcoming maternity is the time trial world champion Ellen Van Dijk, also from Trek-Segafredo.
A piece of news that the cyclist herself revealed through her social networks. “Benjamin and I are very excited to share the news that we are expecting to have our first child in September. We have always had the desire to start a family and to see that dream come true is incredible to us.”
A piece of news that the team also confirmed by announcing the loss of Van Dijk for the remainder of 2023, while ensuring continuity in the Dutch cyclist’s team for the 2024 seasonjust like they did after Deignan’s pregnancy.
In statements collected by the team, Van Dijk thanked the support received from Trek-Segafredo and what his main goals will be when he returns to competition in 2024. “Together with the team, and with Benjamin’s unwavering support, I have achieved my greatest goals in recent years. When we talked about my contract extension early last year, we talked about my ambitions: I want to medal at the 2024 Olympics, but I also want to start a family. Right away the team was open to both scenarios and that was moving.”