Tour de France

UAE Team Emirates

One of the most exciting squads in the peloton, UAE Team Emirates is bursting with young talent, led by its GC star Tadej Pogačar.

Team Info

Flag of UAE

Country
United Arab Emirates
UCI Rankings
6th
Team Manager
Mauro Gianetti
Year Founded
1999
Past Tour Results
Stage win 2019
Type of Sponsor
National government of UAE
4
Age of Tadej Pogačar when Alejandro Valverde made his pro debut
1st
Place Pogačar finished behind Valverde at the 2019 Vuelta a España
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
Fabio Aru (I) 29 1 3 5 (2017)
Sven Erik Bystrøm (N) 28 0 1 110 (2019)
David de la Cruz (Sp) 31 0 1 DNF
Alexander Kristoff (N) 32 3 7 114 (2018)
Tadej Pogačar (Slo) 21 0 0 N/A
Davide Formolo (I) 27 0 0 N/A
Marco Marcato (I) 36 0 5 67 (2012)
Jan Polanc (Slo) 28 0 1 54 (2016)

Equipment

Bicycle: Colnago
Components: SRAM
Wheels: Bontrager
Clothing: Santini

What to know

One of the most exciting squads in the peloton, UAE Team Emirates is bursting with young talent, led by its GC star Tadej Pogačar. Just 21, Pogačar will be given full backing at the Tour de France after he finished third at the 2019 Vuelta a España. Look for Pogačar to challenge for the top five and perhaps grab a stage victory or two.

Our take

We love UAE Team Emirates because of its dedication to youth. Pogačar is a generational talent who could blossom into the next grand tour star. This isn’t the year for him to win the Tour but it’s definitely the year for him to make his early mark.