Rui Costa and Diego Ulissi to captain UAE Team Emirates at Tour Down Under
Jan 06 2018 08:49 pm CET

Rui Costa and Diego Ulissi to captain UAE Team Emirates at Tour Down Under
Rui Costa and Diego Ulissi to captain UAE Team Emirates at Tour Down Under
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UAE Team Emirates has announced a squad led by Rui Costa and Diego Ulissi for the Tour Down Under.

The seven-men roster will start the season in Australia, first with the criterium race People's Choice Classic on the 14th of January and then in the Tour Down Under, which is set to take place from the 16th to the 20th of this month.

"For the first time in my career, I’ll be participating in the Tour Down Under. I want to get to know this race, but I’m well aware that I will end up next to riders who are already in great shape, especially the Australians," said Costa.

"For me, this will be the beginning of a long season; it will be interesting to see the first results of our winter workouts, hopefully, we will have a good pedalling rhythm by then."

Ulissi already has experience in starting his season in Australia. "As has often happened in the past, the 2018 season will also start for me in Australia, in a race where I have always encountered perfect conditions for the first competitive rides," commented the rider.

"The competition is going to be very high calibre; the two stages with climbing arrivals will be coveted by many and will serve as a good testing ground."

UAE Team Emirates roster for the People's Choice Classic and the Tour Down Under:

– Matteo Bono
– Simone Consonni
– Rui Costa
– Roberto Ferrari
– Marco Marcato
– Manuele Mori
– Diego Ulissi




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