News | Team's roster • October 31, 2018
Mirza & Mori sign new contracts
The Asian champion re-signs for two years, and the Tuscan one year
Yousif Mirza and Manuele Mori will continue with UAE Team Emirates. In the last days at the team camp in the United Arab Emirates, the Asian champion and Italian agreed to prolong their contracts.
Mirza (first picture), 30 years old, signed a two-year deal. He stands out in UAE cycling and is the face of a movement that the WorldTeam is leading.
The UAE cyclist will have the possibilities race for national and continental events, both on the road and track, in addition to his usual generous contribution to the team.
“I’m happy to be able to continue to be apart of this magnificent team that takes the name of my country around the world,” Mirza said. “It’s an honour to be a member of this team, sharing the joy of success with my mates and sharing my love for cycling with others from the UAE. I hope to inspire those to ride their bikes.
In these first two years that I’ve been in the team, we were able to reach our goals: seeing more and more bikes on the road, people of all age passionate for our sport and acting with my team-mates as role models. The bar is continually lifted, bringing in many other champions into this project, and for my part, I’m going to continue giving my utmost to push it ahead.”
Thanks to the new one-year contract, Mori (second photo) at age 38 will become the oldest rider in the team. He’s raced 15 years and gained much experience that he’s passing on to the young riders in the team.