News | Team's roster • October 25, 2018
Fernando Gaviria joins UAE Team Emirates
The Colombian sprinter signed a three-year deal
UAE Team Emirates welcomes 24-year-old Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria. He joins the project of President Matar, putting his name on a three-year deal that starts with him joining the team at a training camp in the United Arab Emirates from tomorrow through October 30.
Gaviria, who became professional in the second part of the 2015 season, won 34 times in his career, including two stages and a day in the yellow jersey at the 2018 Tour de France and four stages and the points jersey at the 2017 Giro d’Italia, and the 2016 Paris-Tours.
“I change team after having always raced in the same group, which has given me the possibility to make the next jump to the highest level,” Gaviria said.
“With the new jersey, I’m not going to hide my desires and I want the biggest wins. I’m happy to be able to race with my countrymen Henao, Muñoz and Molano.
Thanks to the UAE Team Emirates for the faith it put in me.“