Trek Factory Racing confirmed three new signees on Monday, announcing deals with Danilo Hondo, Giacomo Nizzolo, and Calvin Watson. Hondo and Nizzolo move over from RadioShack-Leopard when the team transfers ownership to Trek in January.
“For me it was a logical decision to sign on with the new team,” Hondo said a press release. “I chose a year ago to leave my role with Lampre and start working for both Fabian Cancellara in the classics and Giacomo Nizzolo in the sprint and it has worked well. I didn’t see a reason to change again. I had a very good feeling with this team and I’m sure the new team will have a similar ambiance. I’d like to continue to share my experience with the classics core and to the young sprinters in the team. I’m excited about the bigger focus on sprinting and I think it’s going to be great!”
Watson will join Trek for his neo-pro season.
“Right now, my focus is on learning and developing into the rider that I’d like to be,” he said. “I’m excited to be part of this new team as there are some amazing riders and directors here with so much knowledge of the sport. I’m just hoping to be able to utilize as much of it as I can.”
The three riders join other confirmed names including Fabian Cancellara, Andy and Fränk Schleck, Jens Voigt, and Matthew Busche.