News | Team's roster • August 28, 2017
UAE Team Emirates: the European champion Kristoff
Bystrøm too will join the Emirati team with a two years deal
Alexander Kristoff and UAE Team Emirates have signed a deal for the European Champion to join the Emirati team starting in 2018.
Both parties announced the agreement in the beginning of August. Since then they have finalized some details in the two-year contract, and the team’s medical staff have completed some routine exams.
Alexander Kristoff: ”I’m very proud and really excited to join UAE Team Emirates. For me this is a big move since it’s only the second time in my career that I’ve changed teams. I’m looking forward for meeting my new team mates and staff members, and getting to know all the people who work on this project. I’m very confident about the future and I’m sure that with UAE Team Emirates we will archive great results staring next Spring’‘.
UAE Team Emirates has defined the terms of contract for another Norwegian rider who has already worn the rainbow colours during his young cycling career: Sven Erik Bystrøm, born in 1992, was the Under 23 World Champion in 2014. He has signed a two year contract and will be racing with the Emirati formation starting next season.
“Kristoff is a world class rider with an impressive dossier, and he is determined to achieve and succeed even more. His European Championship title is just further proof of his winning drive,” emphasized Carlo Saronni, Team Manager for UAE Team Emirates. “These are the skills that piqued our interest in Alexander as someone who can make the squad even better. We were happy to see how Kristoff appreciated the significance of the project behind our team and we are sure that this road we are taking together will bring even more prestige to Alexander’s image and career.
We also welcome Bystrøm, who’s a young talented rider.”