News | De Brabantse Pijl April 15, 2019

Brabantse Pijl, Rui Costa is back racing

31 climbs along the 196.2km race

The UAE Team Emirates still races in Belgium, this time at the Brabantse Pijl, scheduled for Wednesday, April 17. Over he 196,2 km race from Leuven to Overijse, the cyclists must cover 31 climbs.


Neil Stephens (Aus) will direct the following six riders:
– Tom Bohli (Sui)
– Rui Costa (Por)
– Roberto Ferrari (Ita)
– Rui Oliveira (Por)
– Simone Petilli (Ita)
– Jasper Philipsen (Bel)


The team will be led by the 2013 World Champion in Florence, Rui Costa.


It will be my first participation in the Brabantse Pijl and, since I like to test myself in new competitions, I am very happy to have the chance to debut in this race,Rui Costa said. “I come from a month in which I focused on training. The work was good, even if it was marked by the training incident at the end of March. I won’t race with particular pressure, but I have the will to fully test what my condition and to get in tune with the atmosphere and rhythm for the Ardennes Classics“.