In the new operative headquarter in Magnago (Milan – Italy), UAE Team Emirates announced the names of the nine riders who’ll take part in the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia riding on Colnago bikes. This is the line-up of the first Emirati team to participate in the Pink Race:
– Valerio Conti
– Rui Costa
– Roberto Ferrari
– Marco Marcato
– Sacha Modolo
– Matej Mohoric
– Simone Petilli
– Jan Polanc
– Edward Ravasi Team will be directed by sports directors Orlando Maini and Marco Marzano, with the support from Daniele Righi. Rui Costa will be the start at his debut in the race: “This will be the first time for me in the Giro, I have strong motivations and I’m really happy to debut in the 100th edition.
There are some stages whose courses are suitable for my skills: a victory in my first participation and in this special edition of the race will have a special value for me and for the team“. Sacha Modolo will fight in the sprints: “For an Italian rider, Giro d’Italia is a key appointment. I’m a lucky rider, I won in my career two stages in the Pink Race: I’ll do my best to live again those amazing feelings, relying on a group of special riders who demonstrated to be perfect in launching me in the sprints“. In the team’s line-up there will be two riders who already won at the Giro d’Italia: Modolo, who obtained two stages victories in 2015, and Polanc, winner of the Abetone stage in 2015 too.
The average age of the selection of the President Matar’s team is 26,5, the oldest rider is Marcato (33 years old), the youngest is Mohoric (22 years old).