News | Clasica Almeria February 12, 2020

Kristoff continues classics build up at Clasica Almería

Norwegian sprinter leads the charge in Andalusia

UAE Team Emirates will continue their Spanish block of racing with Clasica Almeria (1.Pro) which takes place on February 16th and features no fewer than 8 World Tour teams.


The flat, fast finish should suit the likes of Alexander Kristoff who comes into the race after a successful week for the team in Vuelta Valenciana where Tadej Pogačar claimed the overall race victory.


Sports Director Andrej Hauptman with lead the following 7 riders:


-Tom Bohli (Swi)
-Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor)
-Alexander Kristoff (Nor)
-Yousif Mirza (UAE)
-Valerio Conti (Ita)
-David de la Cruz (Spa)
-Edward Ravasi (Ita)


Alexander Kristoff :
” The season has started well, I had a good week in Valenciana and felt strong throughout the race. Almería is a finish that should suit me well so hopefully I can step up from last week and get closer to the win or maybe even take it. It’s a new race for the team but we know what to expect. The line-up this year looks quite strong and that makes it good preparation heading into the classics.”