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15 July 2024

UAE Team Emirates confirm eight riders to take on Tour de France

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By WAM

UAE Team Emirates have officially unveiled the team heading into the Tour de France (29 June-21 July) which gets underway in the city of Florence, Italy for the Grand Depart.
The team heads into the 21 stages led by the former two-time winner of the race Tadej Pogačar, with a mix of climbers and rouleurs to support the Slovenian.
The 25 year old who most recently won the Giro D’Italia in May will face challenges along the 3492km course which begins in Florence with a 206km road stage to Rimini before moving west entering France through the Alps after passing through cities like Bologna and Torino. The race will conclude in Nice on July 21, with a move away from the traditional finish in Paris.
Sports Manager Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Spa) will lead the squad alongside Sports Directors Andrej Hauptman (Slo), Simone Pedrazzini (Swi) and Fabrizio Guidi (Ita). The team is comprised of 8 riders:
-Tadej Pogačar (Slo)
-Juan Ayuso (Spa)
-Pavel Sivakov (Fra)
-Marc Soler (Spa)
-Nils Politt (Ger)
-Adam Yates (GB)
-Joao Almeida (Por)
-Tim Wellens (Bel)


Pogačar said: ”It’s already my fifth time coming to the Tour, and I’m really excited about it. We’ve worked really hard all year as a team to prepare for this and we hope we can give everyone watching 3 weeks of exciting racing."