News | Amstel Gold Race | De Brabantse Pijl April 9, 2024

Ardennes racing begins with Brabantse Pijl and Amstel Gold

Hirschi & Ayuso among main favourites

UAE Team Emirates are to resume a block of racing in Belgium this week with De Brabantse Pijl on 10 April followed by Amstel Gold Race on 14 April.



Former Amstel Gold winner Marc Hirschi will hope to repeat his previous run in the Ardennes as he is joined in the squad by the in-form Juan Ayuso who comes fresh from victory at the Itzuila Basque Country last weekend.



Ayuso: “Personally I’m feeling good and carrying over form from Itzulia. For Amstel Gold on Sunday I think we’re going in with a few options. Obviously we know these races can also really suit a rider like Hirschi and I hope to be there in the mix in the final too, so we’ll play our cards on the day. It’s my first time coming into these races in good shape and I’m really motivated for it.



Sports Directors Marco Marcato (Ita) and Tomas Gil (Ven) will lead the team for De Brabantse Pijl :



De Brabantse Pijl – La Flèche Brabançonne [1.Pro] – 10-Apr-2024



Marc Hirschi (Swi)

Antonio Morgado (Por)

Nils Politt (Ger)

Tim Wellens (Bel)

Anze Ravbar (Slo) (Gen Z)

Gibbe Staes (Bel) (Gen Z)




Sports Manager Matxin Fernandez (Spa) will lead team along with Sports Directors Andrej Hauptman (Slo) and Tomas Gil (Ven) at Amstel Gold Race:



Amstel Gold Race [1.UWT] – 14-Apr-2024



Joao Almeida (Por)

Juan Ayuso (Spa)

Sjoerd Bax (Ned)

Jan Christen (Swi)
Marc Hirschi (Swi)

Finn Fisher Black (NZ)

Brandon McNulty (USA)