Vlad Dascalu Bids Farewell to Trek Pirelli

Jan 4, 2022
by James Smurthwaite  
Vlad Dascalu with one hell of a ride into second place his best elite finish so far.

Vlad Dascalu has parted ways with the Trek Pirelli team for the 2022 season.

The Romanian rider has been riding with the team for the past 2 seasons and has grown with them from being a dominant Under 23 racer to challenging for Elite wins. His journey with the team peaked at the final World Cup of 2021 where he finished second in Snowshoe, his best ever result.

bigquotesIt’s time for me to say a huge thank you to Team Trek Pirelli.

It has been two years where I had the privilege to work together with great people who helped me through hard times to came back stronger.
Together we have achieved great things!

Grazie di cuore per essere la mia seconda famiglia!
Vlad Dascalu

It was hot out there for the elite races. Vlad Dascalu does his best to cool off.

bigquotesSo long Vlad Dascalu! Over the past 2 years we had lots of fun and we struggled, we worked really hard to become better and grow as athletes and as a team. Together we came close to winning a World Cup race and now we really wish you to get that damn first step, despite you will not wearing our jersey. It was truly a pleasure and an honor to stand by your side and you will always remain a piece of the Trek-Pirelli family. Suerte Hombre.Trek Pirelli

We'll let you know where Vlad ends up when we get official confirmation.

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  • 22 2
 Transylvania called and asked for their rider back...
  • 7 0
 Vlad is actually from Moldavia, another region of Romania. But what do you know, you're from South Africa, aren't you all hunting zebras and rhinoceros over there? Big Grin
  • 4 0
 @Maxipedia: nope, they're protected. We hunt vampires!
  • 1 0
 @headshot: BREAKING NEWS! Due to Corona Virus mutations, vampires are now immune to garlic and silver bullets. Better start stocking those crosses, before it's too late! Big Grin
  • 16 1
 I expect a fair number of these transfers every year but this year seems to be more active than most. Maybe I'm just noticing it more this year. Either way we're going to need a Who's Who Program book to sort it out when racing resumes.
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flag jimmythehat (Jan 4, 2022 at 8:28) (Below Threshold)
 No they are unnecessarily clogging up the news with xc now, that’s the difference
  • 3 0
 wonders if ?at this rate theres as many athletes parting with teams as there are punters parting ways with pinkbike
  • 2 9
flag neimbc (Jan 4, 2022 at 8:49) (Below Threshold)
 @jimmythehat: Seems Outside took the filters away.
  • 8 0
 I think Pole would be a good fit.
  • 4 0
 Different Vladimir…
  • 4 0
 @transitter: Vlad the Impaler, on a Pole. Brilliant!
  • 2 0
 I think we knew this last week - however, it's now after January 1st, and his new team hasn't been announced. I'd guess doing a training camp pre Christmas with Trek-Segafredo would imply he's off to Trek....
  • 4 0
 probably a good move he doesn't look like he's enjoying himself in the first pic for sure
  • 4 0
 It seems really weird that many riders are announcing their departures without confirmations as to their futures.
  • 8 0
 Holy shit maybe they know something we don’t, has anyone checked there’s actually a future, im heading off to see what Nostradamus said happens this week
  • 2 0
 perhaps they know their financial future is not in being a bike racer
  • 1 0
 It allows them and their old team to part ways publicly and amicably, bot saying warm and fuzzy things about each other with no loss of face for either. Wait a bit, and then we will get them posting up with their new team again with warm and fuzzies and not hurting anyone's brand image.
  • 3 0
 It was the best of times it was the worst if times, it was as age....nevermind I quit....
  • 1 0
 It's no so bad...no need to be sad...the rad MTB life goes on...so be glad Vlad
  • 2 0
 Vlad to Trek Factory Racing, confirmed on their Instagram @pinkbike
  • 1 0
 What chainring are they running? 40t?
  • 5 0
 Supercaliber frame is 36T max.
  • 3 0
 He's got a 36 on there
  • 1 0
 King Cage for the win!

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