News | Team • December 20, 2021
Allan Peiper to step back from team duties
Australian to focus on health for 2022
Having retired from his role as Sports Director after the 2021 Paris-Roubaix, Allan Peiper will turn his focus on his ongoing health battles. It had been hoped that Peiper would continue his work with the team in an advisory role though the 61-year old has decided to now focus on home life after a wonderful 3 years with the squad.
Peiper: “The treatment for cancer which I have undergone in the last six years have taken a huge toll on me mentally and physically. So much so that I don’t feel at this time that I can do the job like I want.
The last three years with UAE Team Emirates have been a wonderful experience. The team took me in knowing I had been sick and yet offered me every opportunity, immense support and understanding for which I am utterly grateful.”
Peiper joined the Emirati squad in 2019 and has formed an important role in the teams many successes including two Tour de France victories.
Team Principal and CEO Mauro Gianetti expressed his gratitude to Peiper:
“Though he is stepping back, Allan will always be a member of our team. In these three years we have all learned a lot from him. His professionalism, commitment and knowledge have been invaluable to the team and we are all very grateful and thankful for what he has done.
We wish him the very best and are all supporting him in his latest fight, that we know he will tackle with the same drive and determination as he always does. Allan’s place in the team will remain for good, and the door is open to him as soon as his health improves.”