News | Colombia • February 7, 2019
UAE Team Emirates ready for the Tour Colombia 2.1
Fresh off two triumphs in Argentina, Gaviria returns to his native race
After a lucrative transfer in Argentina, UAE Team Emirates will travel to Colombia to participate in the Tour Colombia 2.1 from February 12 to 17.
The six stages of the race will feature an initial time trial, then a course designed for sprinters, three stages with undulating altimetry and the conclusive day dedicated to climbers with an uphill arrival on Alto de Palmas.
Under the direction of Joxean Matxin (Esp), UAE Team Emirates will have a strong Colombian adhesion of 4 riders, who will be joined by two more athletes from Italy and Switzerland:
– Tom Bohli (Swi)
– Fernando Gaviria (Col)
– Sergio Henao (Col)
– Sebastian Molano (Col)
– Cristian Muñoz (Col)
– Oliviero Troia (Ita)
Three riders (Bohli, Gaviria and Troia) have already raced in the Tour de San Juan, while the other half of the selection (Henao, Molano and Muñoz) participated in the Colombian national championships.
General Manager Matxin has laid out the team’s goals for the Tour Colombia: “The start of the season has been good for our team, with positive results achieved in Australia and in Argentina.
The aim is to lend continuity to these performances, first and foremost with Gaviria, in what will be a homeland race for him. Fernando will be especially motivated and he will be able to count on the support of a great guy like Molano, who was his rival last year and who is now riding by his side.
We have a top tier line-up and that should mean that we can stand out as major contenders, whether in the individual stages or in the general classification, for which we are counting on Henao”.