UAE Team Emirates announce squad for Tour de France

UAE Team Emirates announce squad for Tour de France

UAE Team Emirates have unveiled the team heading into the Tour de France (1-21 July) which gets underway in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark for the Grand Depart.

The team heads into the 21 stages led by the winner of the previous two editions of the race Tadej Pogačar, with a mix of climbers and flat-terrain experts to support the Slovenian.

The 23 year old will face challenges along the 3328km course which begins in Copenhagen with a 13km time-trial before approaching the Alps via a cobbled stage through Arenberg and onto the Pyrenees before the surviving riders make it to the Champs Elysees in Paris for the ceremonial finish.

Team Manager Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Spa) will lead the squad alongside Sports Directors Andrej Hauptman (Slo), Simone Pedrazzini (Swi) and Marco Marcato (Ita). The team is comprised of 8 riders:

– Tadej Pogačar (Slo)
– Rafal Majka (Pol)
– Brandon McNulty (USA)
– Marc Soler (Spa)
– Matteo Trentin (Ita)
– Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor)
– George Bennett (NZ)
– Mikkel Bjerg (Den)

Tadej Pogačar: ”It’s already my third 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.