Tour de France rider Bauke Mollema has confirmed to Cyclingnews that he is close to re-signing with Trek-Segafredo. The 29-year-old is currently racing at the Criterium du Dauphine, where he is targeting a top-five finish ahead of the Tour de France in July.
“We’re close, for sure,” he told Cyclingnews when asked about the current state of negotiations with Trek.
“I’m happy here, and it feels like home. We have a great atmosphere, and we have great material and sponsors. There’s no reason for me to change.”
Mollema signed for Trek at the start of 2015 and enjoyed a successful season, finishing seventh in the Tour de France, second in Tirreno-Adriatico and winning the Tour of Alberta. This season he has remained consistent with top-ten finishes in Romandie, Tirreno, Ruta del Sol and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
Like many, he is using the Dauphine as his final warm-up race before the Tour de France, where he will once again lead the line for the American team.
“So far the race has gone well. I’m on schedule, and my legs have felt good,” he added.
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