UAE Team Emirates takes mix of experience and young talent to Vuelta a San Juan
Jan 18 2018 02:08 pm CET

UAE Team Emirates takes mix of experience and young talent to Vuelta a San Juan
UAE Team Emirates takes mix of experience and young talent to Vuelta a San Juan
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UAE Team Emirates is taking a roster that mixes the experience of Darwin Atapuma with the promising talent of Filippo Ganna to the Vuelta a San Juan.

Atapuma brings his climbing experience to the Argentinean race with his Arab team. "For me, Argentina will mark the beginning of a year I’m really looking forward to," he said. "In 2017, when I wasn’t dealing with physical problems from falls, I managed to make a good impression and in 2018 I would like to continue performing at these levels.

"In the Vuelta a San Juan I will determine what kind of shape I’m in after the winter break; the stage arriving on the Alto de Colorado will be an interesting test."

Ganna is the reigning European Champion in the Individual pursuit on track and is determined to test his talents against the clock. "The event I’m focusing on is the time trial in the third stage," he commented. "It’s a test I will take on with determination and ambition.

"Heat and jet lag will play their part, but almost all the contenders will have to race with the same conditions. I had a nice winter, spent doing useful training sessions and targeted workouts; I’ve got the drive and the right determination."

Complete roster of UAE Team Emirates for the Vuelta a San Juan: Annas Aït El Abdia, Darwin Atapuma, Filippo Ganna, Youssif Mirza, Alexandr Riabushenko, Oliviero Troia.




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