Alexander Kristoff and Rui Costa to captain UAE Team Emirates at Tour of Oman
Feb 11 2018 02:38 pm CET

Alexander Kristoff and Rui Costa to captain UAE Team Emirates at Tour of Oman
Alexander Kristoff and Rui Costa to captain UAE Team Emirates at Tour of Oman
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Alexander Kristoff and Rui Costa will lead UAE Team Emirates at the Tour of Oman. The riders will be fighting for stage wins and the General Classification respectively.

Kristoff already knows what it is like to take victories in Oman as he has taken seven in his career. "The Tour of Oman will be the second appointment for me in a series of races in the Middle East, coming between the Dubai Tour and the Abu Dhabi Tour," the Norwegian said.

"Traditionally I have done well in Oman; I’ve had seven stage successes here. I would like to continue achieving good results in a race that is suited to my strengths. It will also be an interesting chance to perfect the mechanics with Marcato, Troia and Ferrari, riders who can give me excellent support in approaching the sprints."

Costa has already finished second in the overall classification of the most recent edition of the race. "In 2017, the Tour of Oman was an essential step in making it to victory at the Abu Dhabi Tour," he commented. "I hope I can be competitive this year as well, even though when I got back from Australia I wasn’t able to train very well for a few days due to a cold."

UAE Team Emirates' team for the 2018 Tour of Oman (13-18 February):

– Rui Costa
– Kristijan Durasek
– Roberto Ferrari
– Alexander Kristoff
– Marco Marcato
– Przemyslaw Niemiec
– Oliviero Troia




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