News | Giro d'Italia • June 2, 2019
The UAE Team Emirates Giro: Eight Days In Pink and a Stage Victory
The individual time trial in Verona, which saw Tom Bohli take a fine 12th place, brought the curtain down on a particularly memorable and special Giro d’Italia for UAE Team Emirates.
The Emirati team played their cards to perfection and didn’t waste any opportunities in utilising the strengths of the entire team : hunting for stage victories with its fast men (Stage 3 win of Fernando Gaviria and Simone Consonni’s 3rd place on stage 18) and with the brave Valerio Conti (6 days in the pink jersey, with 2nd place on stage 6), Jan Polanc (2 days in pink) and Diego Ulissi (3rd place on stage 4).
In the final general classification, Jan Polanc finished in 14th place.
“The Giro reflected our expectations – said general manager Joxean Matxin –” In the first two weeks we achieved great satisfaction, experiencing magnificent moments in the pink for eight long days. The commitment made by riders and staff was truly impressive “.