Rui Costa and Dan Martin headline UAE-Team Emirates at Il Lombardia
Oct 11 2019 08:49 pm CET

Rui Costa and Dan Martin headline UAE-Team Emirates at Il Lombardia
Rui Costa and Dan Martin headline UAE-Team Emirates at Il Lombardia
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Rui Costa is set to lead UAE-Team Emirates at the last monument of the year: Il Lombardia.

The also called 'race of the fallen leaves' will be held on the 12th of October over a 243-kilometre route that features several tough climbs including the Colle del Gallo, the Colle Brianza, the Madonna del Ghisallo, the Colma di Sotmano, the Civiglio and the San Fermo Della Battaglia.

Costa will be the leader of the Emirati squad, that will also include another strong climber: Dan Martin. "After a very tough World Championship, I'm now gearing up for what will be a very tough and challenging race in Lombardy," said the Portuguese rider.

"This version of the course of the race, with start from Bergamo and arrival in Como, isn't exactly suited to my characteristics, I prefer the one with finish in Bergamo, but I'll try and play my cards smartly and put in a good performance."

UAE-Team Emirates' line-up for Il Lombardia (October 12):

Rui Costa
Marco Marcato
Daniel Martin
Jan Polanc
Simone Petilli
Rory Sutherland
Diego Ulissi




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