News | Volta a Catalunya • March 21, 2019
Martin and Aru heading to the Volta a Catalunya
Many climbs in the WorldTour stage race, from March 25 to 31
The UAE Team Emirates will take on the Volta a Catalunya (March 25 to 31) with a high-calibre roster for the climbs. They are ready to make a good impression in the seven stages.
Neil Stephens (Aus) and Bruno Vicino (Ita) will direct the team with support from Paolo Tiralongo (Ita):
– Fabio Aru (Ita)
– Daniel Martin (Irl)
– Cristian Muñoz (Col)
– Rui Oliveira (Por)
– Simone Petilli (Ita)
– Edward Ravasi (Ita)
– Rory Sutherland (Aus)
Dan Martin already counts one Volta a Catalunya overall win and two stage wins in his palmarès: ” Volta a Catalunya is always a race I look forward, even more so this year with my family being roadside for number of the stages” Martin said. “I know the course well since I live in the region and racing Volta a Catalunya nearly every year of my career I know the roads well.
So far this season has been consistent so hopefully we can continue to race well as a team, but Catalunya is a wide open race this year.
Every dat will be important and a very strong field of top riders means it will a good, tactical race: I feel good, so we shall see what happens“.
“A few days after I abandoned Paris-Nice, I began to feel better,” said Aru. “The Volta a Cataluyna is a race that’s very hard, I’ll see in the first stages how I’m feeling and what goals I can reach. I have a desire to do well, so I’m taking on this race with a positive mindset“.