After victory at Tirreno-Adriatico just last week, UAE Team Emirates will head into their next World Tour stage race full of confidence as they prepare for La Vuelta Catalunya (March 22-28).
This will be the first time we’ll see Marc Hirschi racing in the UAE colors. Still only 22, but this will be his third season in the WorldTour. The team hopes that he can achieve great things this year supported by the great results he obtained last year in important events such as the Tour de France, where he achieved a stage victory. He has class and talent which will be a great value to strengthens the team.
Team Manager Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Spa) will lead the squad alongside Sports Directors Simone Pedrazzini (Swi) and Aurelio Corral (Spa):
-Camilo Ardila (Col)
-David De La Cruz (Spa)
-Joe Dombrowski (USA)
-Rui Costa (Por)
-Marc Hirschi (Swi)
-Brandon McNulty (USA)
Matxin Fernandez (Team Manager): “ I think it’s a very exciting team we’re bringing. After the great success of Pogačar in Tirreno-Adriatico last week the team is as motivated as ever to go out and do a good race in Catalunya. We have huge quality in the squad with a mix of young talents alongside more experienced guys. With the depth of the riders we have here we’ll aim for the GC, but we will also be challenging for wins on every stage possible.’’