Michel Ries and Matteo Moschetti, stagiaires with the Trek-Segafredo
The Italian Matteo Moschetti, whose signing for next season was announced months ago, is now joined by Luxembourg’s Michel Ries. The Trek-Segafredo, a formation of the WorldTour category with which the structure of the Polartec-Kometa acts as a development team, has confirmed this Tuesday, the 31st of July, the incorporation of the two talents of the Madrid formation as stagiaire during the rest of the 2018 season.
The 20-year-old Ries has made his mark this season with a ninth place finish at the Giro d’Italia U23 and interesting performances in races with top-level formations, including WorldTour, such as the Vuelta a Aragón in Spain and the Tour de France at l´Ain. “Michel Ries is a strong climber that we were following closely for a while now”, said Luca Guercilena, general manager of his new squad.
Moschetti, on the other hand, is facing his second experience with a Trek-Segafredo in which he already rode as a stagiaire last season. His seven wins this season have earned him a two-year contract, starting on Jan. 1. “He has made a big step forward, and we’re curious to see him racing with the team again”, says Guercilena.
“I am really honored to get this opportunity to race for Trek-Segafredo for the rest of the season”, says a Ries that will debut with its new colors in the next edition of the Tour of Utah, in the United States. Moschetti said: “I hope to be able to prove the team right in giving me the chance to turn pro as of next year, and I am eager to get some results”.
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