News | Colombia • February 6, 2020
UAE Team Emirates’ announce team for Tour Colombia 2.1
Aru to make season debut in Colombia
After a successful start on South American soil, with three victories in the Vuelta a San Juan, UAE Team Emirates will now turn their attention north of the continent for the Tour Colombia 2.1 which takes place over 6 stages from 11-16 February. The race opens with a team time trial with ample opportunities for climbers and sprinters over the six days.
The team will aim to build on the stage win of Sebastian Molano in 2019 where he claimed the bunch sprint on stage 3.
Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Spa) and technical assistant Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) will take charge of the following 6 riders in Colombia:
-Fabio Aru (Ita)
-Camilo Ardila (Col)
-Sergio Henao (Col)
-Cristian Muñoz (Col)
-Sebastian Molano (Col)
-Maxmiliano Richeze (Arg)
Fabio Aru: “Last year my teammates spoke very highly of this race and since then I have been keen to come and compete here. We came here almost two weeks in advance to get used to the altitude and everything has been great since we arrived. I’ve had a complicated couple of seasons but now I’m feeling good and fresh so I’m excited to get the season started. Obviously there is a big Colombian influence in the team and we are all motivated to do a good race.”