News | Training • January 8, 2018
UAE Team Emirates gets back to work in Sicily
A group of riders from the Emirati formation trains in Syracuse
While seven riders from UAE Team Emirates have headed to Australia for the Tour Down Under season premiere, twelve athletes from the Emirati formation will begin training in Syracuse on 8 January. The riders will be staying at the Hotel Eureka, which previously hosted a team camp in mid-December.
Kristoff and Martin, along with team mates Ait El Abdia, Bystrøm, Durasek, Ganna, Niemiec, Ravasi, Riabushenko, Sutherland and Troia, will try to make the most of the mild climate to get into good shape for the first events of the season.
It is also expected that Petilli will be joining his team mates so he can continue working with the team’s physiotherapists to recover from an injury sustained in the Il Lombardia 2017.
The Emirati riders will be leaving Syracuse on different schedules, between 12 and 24 January.
The workouts were organized by coach Giacomo Notari with the supervision of Doctor Corsetti, and are being supervised by Sports Directors Marco Marzano and Simone Pedrazzini, with help from assistant SD Paolo Tiralongo.
“In December we encountered perfect conditions in Syracuse to hold winter training; we hope that our athletes can work as profitably during this January retreat as well,” explained Carlo Saronni. “Many athletes are fast approaching their season debuts, so it will be important to be able to execute as best as possible the program laid out by the staff in charge of preparation.”