UAE Team Emirates (UAD)
The team financed by the United Arab Emirates has made several additions in preparation for the new season – including current Italian champion Fabio Aru, Daniel Martin from Ireland and the classics specialist Alexander Kristoff from Norway. Kristoff, reigning European champion and former winner in Flanders, has already enlisted for the TdS 2018.
Portuguese rider Rui Costa, who sealed overall victory at the Tour de Suisse in 2012, 2013 and 2014, has also stayed true to the team. The former world champion finished fifth in last year’s tour. Whether he will line up at the TdS again this season is not yet known.
In Colombian Darwin Atapuma, the team includes another rider who has already won a stage at the Tour de Suisse (fifth stage with a summit finish in Carì, Ticino, in 2016).