Ivan Basso will move to Trek-Segafredo in 2017 as a consultant to support the team’s coaching and development staff in collaboration with Mapei Sport, the famed sports science and research center in Milan. Basso currently works in management of the Tinkoff team which is ending this year.
General Manager Guercilena: “It goes without saying that I am very happy that Ivan Basso will join us. He will reinforce our support staff with his extensive expertise. Ivan has won the Giro twice and will use that valuable experience to help the young riders we are supporting in collaboration with Mapei Sport.”
“Over summer we have extended our network of U23 teams that can develop good riders respecting the natural skills and qualities of the youngsters. Besides our Belgian farm team, EFC-Etixx U23 Cycling Team, the Italian teams GFDD Altopack-Eppela and Viris Vigevano U23 have joined this network as well. I am convinced that Basso will have a major role to play in the support of these young riders.”
“Last but not least, since Alberto Contador will join the team, it is evident that we will also investigate any possible collaboration with the Fundación Contador and Ivan is just the perfect person to do so.”
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