News | Paris-Nice | Strade Bianche | Tirreno-Adriatico March 2, 2023

Squads confirmed for big week of World Tour racing

Strade Bianche, Paris-Nice and Tirreno Adriatico next-up

UAE Team Emirates will embark on a packed racing schedule of top-level World Tour events across Italy and France with Strade-Bianche (4 March), Paris-Nice (5-12 March) and Tirreno-Adriatico (6-12 March) all taking place.
The Emirati squad will return to the white roads of Strade Bianche as defending champions, with Tadej Pogačar having taken the crown in 2022.



Pogačar will this year opt for Paris-Nice with the likes of Davide Formolo and Tim Wellens in the squad who have both climbed the podium in previous editions in Siena. Local Tuscan favourite Diego Ulissi will serve as a good captain and source of parcours knowledge.



For Paris-Nice Pogačar will lead the squad while a three pronged GC assault is on the cards at Tirreno-Adriatico with Joao Almeida, Brandon McNulty and Adam Yates all in fine form.



Pogačar: “I’m excited to start my first Paris-Nice. The beginning of the season has been really good, both for me personally and also for the whole team with many victories so far.
It will be my first time at this race and that’s always a nice prospect and a new challenge.
We have a strong group racing here and I think we can do very well as a team.”



The team for Strade Bianche will be guided by Sports Directors Marco Marzano (Ita) and Manuele Mori (Ita).

Strade Bianche [1.UWT] – 04-Mar-2023



Sjoerd Bax (Ned)
George Bennett (NZ)
Alessandro Covi (Ita)
Davide Formolo (Ita)
Brandon McNulty (USA)
Diego Ulissi (Ita)
Tim Wellens (Bel)


For Paris-Nice Sports Directors Andrej Hauptman (Slo) and Simone Pedrazzini (Swi) will guide the team.




Paris-Nice [2.UWT] – 05-Mar-2023 / 12-Mar-2023




Mikkel Bjerg (Den)
Felix Grossschartner (Aus)
Domen Novak (Slo)
Rui Oliveira (Por)
Tadej Pogačar (Slo)
Matteo Trentin (Ita)
Tim Wellens (Bel)




Meanwhile at Tirreno-Adriatico Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) and Tomas Gil (Ven) will take charge.


Tirreno-Adriatico [2.UWT] – 06-Mar-2023 / 12-Mar-2023


Joao Almeida (Por)
George Bennett (NZ)
Alessandro Covi (Ita)
Davide Formolo (Ita)
Brandon McNulty (USA)
Sebastian Molano (Col)
Adam Yates (GB)