UAE Team Emirates (France) - Press Release: Pogačar returns to lead squad.
UAE Team Emirates have unveiled the team heading into the Tour de France (26 June-18 July) to start the Grand Boucles which begins from the city of Brest.
The team heads into the 21 stages led by 2020 champion Tadej Pogačar, with a mix of climbers and flat-terrain experts to support the Slovenian.
This year’s route covers a total distance of 3,383 kilometres and is notable for two long individual time trials (totalling 58km) which will be crucial in the battle for the yellow jersey. The race will spend much of the first week on the flat, rolling roads of Brittany before transitioning over to the Alps and onto the Pyrenees before the surviving riders make it to the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Team Manager Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Spa) will lead the squad alongside Sports Directors Andrej Hauptman (Slo) and Simone Pedrazzini (Swi).
The team is comprised of 8 riders:
- Tadej Pogačar (Slo)
- Rafal Majka (Pol)
- Davide Formolo (Ita)
- Brandon McNulty (USA)
- Marc Hirschi (Swi)
- Mikkel Bjerg (Den)
- Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor)
- Rui Costa (Por)