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Trek-Segafredo Takes on The Tour de France

Relive our team’s exciting performance, as tracked by our intrepid, Paris-based social media team.
We followed every climb, sprint and rest day throughout the Tour De France 2019 so that you didn't miss a thing. The Trek-Segafredo team experienced all the highs and lows of the Tour, ending with a strong overall peformance. Giulio Ciccone wore the yellow jersey for two days, and held the white "young riders" jersey for four, while the team brought Richie Porte home to an 11th-place finish in the general classification. All told, the team wore the yellow numbers for seven stages as they led the Team GC, finishing in second among a field of 22 teams. Take a look at all the reactions below as it happened.
An early highlight of the Tour: Jasper Stuyven placed third on the third day. The Belgian sprinter has been riding confidently through the early stages of the tour. Watch his post-race interview below.
It's not all about the stage wins for Trek-Segafredo. Team Captain Koen de Kort spoke about his job of protecting the team's GC contender, Richie Porte, by keeping him safe in the field of competitive riders.
Although he didn't make the top three, Tomas Skujins was awarded the Most Combative rider in Stage 5 after leading a strong breakaway group before the finish line.
From King of the Mountains at the Giro d'Italia to yellow jersey holder in his first Tour De France! Giulio Ciccone continued to impress as he climbed his way to the top of the GC in Stage 6 of the Tour after a gruelling first day in the mountains.

After the day's race, Giulio discussed the unusual way he found out about his success — a roller-coaster ride after a powerful day's cycling.

See just how Giulio secured his first yellow jersey.
It's not just a one-day thing, either. Giulio and the team worked together to retain the jersey in Stage 7. Yellow's a good color on him, right?
Check out Jasper Stuyven's candid assessment of his performance on Stage 9. He rode well, but finished wanting more.
But Stage 9 was also a clean leap over a mental hurdle for GC contender Richie Porte, who had crashed out on this stage in both 2017 and 2018
Stage 11 was the final stage before a rest day, but it proved to be one stage too many as the Trek-Segafredo team got caught up in a crash!
Luckily, most of the team came out with just a few cuts and bumps as Giulio Ciccone remained positive ahead of the mountain stages.
The first rest day of the Tour gave the team a chance to rest, reflect and repair after the previous day's crash. GC contender Richie Porte told Trek-Segafredo how he liked to spend his day off.
After a day of rest, it was into the mountains once more for Stage 12. Fabio Felline pieced together a top performance to finish fifth in the stage, and with Jasper Stuyven pulling over the line not far behind in 10th, it meant that Trek-Segafredo is back in the top spot for the Team GC classification.
Stage 13 was the next time trial of the tour, and though he's not a time trial specialist, Richie Porte left it all on the road and earned an unexpected fifth-place finish.
After a tough finish up the famous Tourmalet at Stage 14, Richie Porte and the team had a better day on Stage 15, finishing with the top of the pack and pulling back some time in the GC.
It was finally the second rest day of the tour, and Trek-Segafredo checked in to find out how Jasper Stuyven likes to spend his day off. (Hint: It involves good food and plenty of sleep.)
A heatwave is making its way across Europe, and the riders had to endure soaring temperatures in France. But that didn't stop Jasper Stuyven, who powered through a huge final sprint to finish in eighth place. And that wasn't the only good news from Stage 16: Richie Porte moved his way up into 10th in the GC, with plenty more opportunities ahead in the next few days.
In stark contrast to the previous few days' soaring heat, Stage 19 ground to a halt thanks to snow. Heavy snow in the mountains forced race organizers to call an early end to the stage, frustrating riders who didn't get to put their full race stategy to the test.
In the closing stages of the Tour, things became harder for Trek-Segafredo, which slipped from first to second in the Team GC as Richie Porte dropped out of the top 10 in GC contention. But team captain Koen De Kort was ready for the home sprint: Paris is still to come.
And just like that, the three weeks of racing finally drew to a close on the streets of Paris. With the sun descending on the beautiful city, the Trek-Segafredo team crossed the finish line with plenty to be proud of after a successful team effort on the tour.

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