Tudor Pro Cycling Completes 2024 Roster
The Tudor Pro Cycling Team has significantly strengthened its team roster for the 2024 season by signing several noteworthy riders that will add experience, quality and depth to the team’s options in professional races.
Following a successful spring and summer campaign on the roads of Europe, the Tudor Pro Cycling Team – owned by former World Champion Fabian Cancellara – has signed Matteo Trentin, Michael Storer, Alberto Dainese, Marius Mayerhofer, Alexander Krieger, Florian Stork, and Hannes Wilksch.
The increased roster size of 27 riders will provide the team with additional opportunities and flexibility when planning its strategies and tactics for races on the 2024 professional road cycling calendar. The team also hopes the addition of noteworthy riders such as Trentin, Dainese and Storer will cause the team to gain entry to more popular races.
“The fact that we are able to attract this level of talent proves that our approach is working, and our values are shared within the cycling peloton,” CEO of Tudor Pro Cycling Raphel Meyer explained.
“These riders will allow us to compete in all terrains on the highest level and enable us to attract invitations to WorldTour races.”
16-year-old Michael Storer made a name of himself when he won two mountain stages and the Best Climber Competition at the 2021 Vuelta a Espana. He also finished second in the general classification of last year’s Tour of the Alps and recently won this year’s Tour de l’Ain for his current Groupama-FDJ team.
By adding Italian sprinter Alberto Dainese to its roster, the Tudor Pro Cycling Team is hoping the team will be able to gain more effectiveness in its quest for more sprint victories. Dainese, who is joining from Team DSM, says the decision to sign with Tudor Pro Cycling has got a lot to do with the team’s values. "To be able to make the next step in my career, I was looking for a team with a clear vision for me as a rider and a person. I am sure to find that with Tudor Pro Cycling and to be able to go for some great results in the next two years."
Matteo Trentin has won eight stages in the Tour de France, is former European Champion, and currently rides for UAE Team Emirates. 34-year-old Trentin adds valuable experience to the team and the team’s younger riders will be able to learn from the knowledgeable Italian.
"The team has a long-term plan and a clear vision,” Trentin told Roadcycling.com.
“I am thrilled to be part of it in the next three years, to help this young team with my experience and fight for some great results in the world's biggest bike races."
The great mix between youth and experience is underlined by the further additions to the Tudor Pro Cycling Team. 26-year-old Florian Stork will add depth to the team’s climbing squad, 31-year-old Alexander Krieger will be integral in both the lead-out and the team’s cobbled classics campaign, while 21-year-old Hannes Wilksch will be the first of many riders coming through the ranks of the Tudor Pro Cycling Team’s Development Team. Six out of the seven new riders will be joining from WorldTour teams.
“The new riders do not see our team as a step back, but much more as an opportunity to grow and go at least three steps ahead in their career,” Meyer explained. “It is great to see that we were able to gain this level of trust and credibility in only eight months as a Pro Team.”
Team owner Fabian Cancellara is pleased with the team’s newest rider acquisitions. “I am thrilled; these new riders will supercharge the team. But first and foremost, we are adding some great human beings to what is already a great group of guys.”
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