News | Giro dell'Emilia | Gp Beghelli • October 3, 2018
UAE Team Emirates in Italy: Giro dell’Emilia & GP Beghelli
The Emirates riders working towards the weekend October 6 & 7
After the world championships, UAE Team Emirates is heading for an Italian weekend. On the roads in Emilia, they will race the Giro dell’Emilia (October 6) and the GP Bruno Beghelli (October 7), with nearly similar teams directed by Italian Daniele Righi.
Giro dell’Emilia (207.4km, Bologna start and finish in San Luca): Matteo Bono (Italy), Manuele Mori (Italy), Simone Petilli (Italy), Jan Polanc (Slovenia), Edward Ravasi (Italy), Aleksandr Riabushenko (Bielorussia), Ben Swift (Great Britain).
GP Beghelli (196.3km, Starting and ending in Monteveglio): Matteo Bono (Italy), Manuele Mori (Italy), Simone Petilli (Italy), Jan Polanc (Slovenia), Aleksandr Riabushenko (Belarus), Ben Swift (Great Britain), Oliviero Troia (Italy).
“The Giro dell’Emilia is more demanding. With the five climbs up San Luca, we are going to look to take advantage of our young men Polanc, Ravasi and Riabushenko. Bono, Mori and Swift will need to manage the first phases of the race, when there could be a few interesting escapes,” explained sports director Righi. “In the GP Beghelli, Troia will take Ravasi’s spot to give more speed to the team in the case of a large group sprint. Swift will need to wait around for the final for an attack of a small group of riders that could result in a small sprint for him. We are also watching Petilli, who is returning to action after crashing during the Vuelta a España last month.”.