There is one team that is the big stirrer in the market: Lidl-Trek, which is the name that the troupe has borne since the merger of the two brands in May. As it still takes months to announce and sign new signings for next season, there have been eight signings so far. The latest to be officially announced this Monday was that of Carlos Verona, as announced by AS last week, who joined the American structure after five seasons at Movistar. In addition to the man from Madrid, there are initially seven new faces for 2024including Grand Tour winners.
Jonathan Milan (Bahrain), Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos) Andre Bagioli (Soudal), Patrick Conrad (bora) Simone Consonni (Cofidis), Ryan Gibbons (UAE), Fabio Fellina (Astana) and the above Charles Verona (Movistar) are the ones who have joined this ambitious project for the time being. “I look forward to being a part of you,” he said yesterday in his first statements as a Lidl Trek runner from January 1st.
In this campaign The team consists of three Spaniards: Marc Brustenga, Jon Aberasturi and Juanpe López. The first two will not follow. Marc is looking for a team while Aberasturi heads to Euskaltel who announced his arrival yesterday. The one who will continue is Juanpe, the He continues to be one of the most valued drivers on the teamespecially after the Giro 2022 where he wore that pink jersey of the leader.
In search of the first victory
“We’re forming a pretty strong team, we’re strengthening ourselves a lot and.” I am very happy to be part of this project. In a team You always have to feel like a second family because you spend a lot of hours with them and I will be here every year as best as I can,” said Juanpe from Lebrija, who lives in Andorra and is involved in La Vuelta, having also competed in the Tour de France.
“My idea here is to try and fight for a spot. Of the three big tours this year, I think La Vuelta is the one with the highest level and I want to be as close to them as possible (now he’s 23 overall),” says a López, who made the leap to Trek in 2019 and is already a veteran. Big Real Betis fan, wants to release his record as a prosomething he stroked at the 2022 Giro (in a one-on-one that went to Kämna).