News | Il Lombardia | Paris-Tours October 11, 2019

UAE Team Emirates confirm line-up for Lombardia and Paris-Tours

Final two races to end European calendar for the Emirati squad

UAE Team Emirates is preparing to bring an end to its European calendar, taking part in Il Lombardia (World Tour, Saturday, October 12) and Paris-Tours (1.HC, Sunday, October 13).


For the last of the five Monument races of the season, Il Lombardia, UAE Team Emirates will send seven riders representing five countries.
Sports director Marco Marzano (Ita) will call on:
– Rui Costa (Por)
– Marco Marcato (Ita)
– Daniel Martin (Irl)
– Jan Polanc (Slo)
– Simone Petilli (Ita)
– Rory Sutherland (Aus)
– Diego Ulissi (Ita)


Expectations of Rui Costa: “After a very tough World Championship, I’m now gearing up for what will be a very tough and challenging race in Lombardy. This version of the course of the race, with start from Bergamo and arrival in Como, isn’t exactly suited to my characteristics, I prefer the one with finish in Bergamo, but I’ll try and play my cards smartly and put in a good performance“.


The race will start from Bergamo and ends in Como after 243 km in a day which features several testing climbs:  Colle del Gallo (55.1 km), the Colle Brianza (114.4 km), the Madonna del Ghisallo (178, 9 km) , Colma di Sormano (192.4 km), the Civiglio (226.2 km) and San Fermo della Battaglia (237.6 km).


At Paris-Tours (217 km), it will be DS Simone Pedrazzini (Sui) to guide the following riders:
– Tom Bohli (Sui)
– Nicolas Dalla Valle (Ita)
– Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor)
– Rui Oliveira (Por)
– Rory Sutherland (Aus)


Last race of the season for Rui Oliveira: “This is the final hurdle this season in what has been my first year with UAE Team Emirates. As always, I’d love to be competitive and take advantage of my condition which is good at the moment, and Paris-Tours is a course that suits my characteristics.
This season I learned a lot, every race was an opportunity to improve and learn something new from my teammates and the staff“.