News | Giro d'Italia April 30, 2024

Tadej Pogačar leads team for Giro D’Italia

Emirati squad announce 8 riders for 107th Corsa Rosa

UAE Team Emirates have unveiled the team heading into the Giro d’Italia (4-26 May) with an exciting squad starting the race which begins from the city of Turin with the winner to be crowned three weeks later in Rome after 3345.6km of racing.


Leading the team’s hopes for the General Classification will be debutant Tadej Pogačar while Sebastian Molano will lead the line in the sprint stages.


It will mark the long-awaited debut for Pogačar who is eagerly anticipating the race.


Pogačar : “The preparation for the Giro has gone really well. I haven’t raced too much so far this year, just 10 days, so I’m feeling fresh and ready to take on my first Giro. It’s a race I’ve dreamed of doing for a long time and it feels like now that the time is right to go for it.


I raced in Italy a lot as an amateur and it has been an important country in my journey as a cyclist. For sure it is one of my favourite places to ride a bike and I also love the culture and of course the food. I hope we can make this month a special one.


Obviously my aim is to go for the GC and we also have Molano for the sprints and a very solid team in general. We can’t wait to get it started.


Sports Manager Matxin Fernandez (Spa) will lead the squad alongside Sports Directors Fabio Baldato (Ita), Marco Marcato (Ita) and Manuele Mori (Ita) .


The team is comprised of 8 riders:


– Mikkel Bjerg (Den)
– Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor)
– Felix Grossschartner (Aus)
– Rafal Majka (Pol)
– Sebastian Molano (Col)
– Domen Novak (Slo)
– Rui Oliveira (Por)
– Tadej Pogačar (Slo)