Luca Guercilena: For sure Nibali is interested in joining Trek-Segafredo

09 January 2019 11:28
Trek-Segafredo team manager Luca Guercilena believes that Vincenzo Nibali is genuinely interested in signing with his team for 2020. The multiple Grand Tour winner is out of contract with Bahrain Merida at the end of this season, and despite negotiations having taken place for several months between Nibali and his existing team, no deal has been signed. On Tuesday La Gazzetta dello Sport revealed that Guercilena met with Nibali and his agent in Italy in order to discuss a possible deal. The meeting took place at Milan’s Malpensa airport, just before Guercilena travelled to the Tour Down Under. Nibali came close to joining Trek-Segafredo in 2016 but opted to sign for Bahrain-Merida instead. At the time negotiations with Trek had reached an advanced stage, but the Italian team eventually moved for Alberto Contador after Nibali slipped through their fingers.ADVERTISEMENT Cyclingnews spoke to Guercilena in Adelaide, where the Trek-Segafredo manager has arrived ahead of the Tour Down Under. "Clearly Nibali is one of the most important riders in the peloton," Guercilena said. "We know that he's on the market but it's too early to say that it's all done or set up. He's an interesting guy, we know him as a rider, he's Italian, and we have an Italian sponsor, so clearly there's interest. But he's not the only rider on the market and he's not the only Italian rider. Now is just the moment to calm down and keep feet on the ground." Age is not an issue You can read more at Cyclingnews.com . read full article

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