News | Tour de Romandie • April 24, 2021
Team announced for Tour de Romandie
Strong team named for Swiss stage race
UAE Team Emirates will turn their focus to the Tour de Romandie (27 April – 2nd May) as the Emirati squad goes in search of their next victory of the 2021 campaign.
Veterans’ Rui Costa and David De La Cruz will go in as the main prospects for the General Classification while Hirschi and Ulissi will look for stage options. Costa was 2nd to Primoz Roglic at Romandie in 2019 and has an outstanding track record at the five-day event which takes place in the French-speaking Swiss province of Romandie.
Sports Directors Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) and Simone Pedrazzini (Ita) will lead the team of 7 riders:
-Alessandro Covi (Ita)
-David De La Cruz (Spa)
-Rui Costa (Por)
-Marc Hirschi (Swi)
-Cristian Muñoz (Col)
-Maximiliano Richeze (Arg)
-Diego Ulissi (Ita)
Marc Hirschi : “I’m excited for the Tour de Romandie: to race at home in Switzerland is always really nice. Since I started last month I have had some good racing in my legs now and I’m looking forward to testing myself. If the condition is good I hope to be up challenging for stage wins. We have a really strong team here so I think we can do something good as a group.”