UAE-Team Emirates repeats Kristoff-Gaviria formula in Tour of Flanders
Apr 05 2019 02:49 am CET

UAE-Team Emirates repeats Kristoff-Gaviria formula in Tour of Flanders
UAE-Team Emirates repeats Kristoff-Gaviria formula in Tour of Flanders
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UAE-Team Emirates has chosen to repeat the co-leadership of Alexander Kristoff and Fernando Gaviria at the Tour of Flanders. The formula already proved to be effective at Gent-Wevelgen, where the Norwegian took the win.

The next Monument of the season will be 270.1 kilometres long starting in Antwerp and finishing in Oudenaarde and will take the peloton through a route that includes 17 climbs and five cobblestone sectors.

Kristoff and Gaviria already worked together this classic season in Gent-Wevelgem, where the former Norwegian champion sprinted to victory. "We will be able to count on two riders with some excellent potential, Kristoff and Gaviria, supported by a high-level group with (Sven Erik) Bystrøm, (Vegard Stake) Laengen, (Marco) Marcato and (Oliviero) Troia," said UAE-Team Emirates general manager Joxean Fernandez Matxin.

"Kristoff is a guarantee, he has already won this huge monument and knows how to manage himself the best possible. Gaviria has less experience but has exceptional qualities. In addition, we will line up (Jasper) Philipsen, a sure protagonist in this race over the next few years. This experience will help him mature and will be invaluable in the coming years.

The Ronde van Vlaanderen is a very difficult race, but with these riders, we have winning potential."

UAE-Team Emirates' line-up for the Tour of Flanders (7th of April):

Sven Erik Bystrøm
Fernando Gaviria
Alexander Kristoff
Vegard Stake Laengen
Marco Marcato
Jasper Philipsen
Oliviero Troia




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