News | Tirreno-Adriatico • March 11, 2019
UAE Team Emirates aims at Tirreno-Adriatico
Gaviria and Rui Costa lead the team in the Corsa dei Due Mari
Seven of UAE Team Emirates’ riders will fight over the roads of Tirreno-Adriatico, from March 13 to 19:
– Tom Bohli (Swi)
– Simone Consonni (Ita)
– Valerio Conti (Ita)
– Rui Costa (Por)
– Fernando Gaviria (Col)
– Jan Polanc (Slo)
– Oliviero Troia (Ita)
Sports Directors Marco Marzano (Ita), Allan Peiper (Aus) and Bruno Vicino (Ita), with the supervision of General Manager Joxean Matxin (Spa), will guide the team.
The Race of the Two Seas or Corsa dei Due Mari includes seven stages from Lido di Camaiore (a team time trail of 21.5 km) to San Benedetto del Tronto (an individual time trial of 10.1 km). In between there’s never a dull moment with a couple of stages for strong sprinters and three stages marked with hard climbing.
Fernando Gaviria, winner of two stages in Tirreno-Adriatico (Montalto di Castro in 2016 and Civitanova Marche in 2017), said, “It’s a beautiful race where I’ve been able to celebrate twice. The team is designed for the stage wins, I’ll try to be competitive in the sprints. It’s a great team and everyone has god legs. We will aim to fight for the stage wins and do well in the overall classification. The race design has changed someone what from past years, so it’ll be interesting to see how this change influences the race”.