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UAE Team Emirates’ line-up for the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg
On August 20th, the World Tour series will take the UAE Team Emirates (photo Bettini) to Germany – to Hamburg, to be exact – for the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg, an in-line race covering a distance of 220.9 km.

After a first part covering a simple altimetry, the route will take the riders to the final circuit in Hamburg, featuring three laps on the Waseberg hill; the last uphill lap will be 15.5 km from the arrival.

The eight riders selected by the Emirate team’s technical staff are:
– Simone Consonni (Italy)
– Roberto Ferrari (Italy)
– Filippo Ganna (Italy)
– Marko Kump (Slovenia)
– Marco Marcato (Italy)
– Oliviero Troia (Italy)
– Ben Swift (United Kingdom)
– Diego Ulissi (Italy)
Sports Manager: Orlando Maini (Italy)

Ben Swift had these insights as to his expectations for the German race. “The EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg is usually a wide open race, with various chances to attack, although a final sprint is still the most probable outcome. I will try to seize the moment and the right situation to try to get into a tight group in which I can make my move during the sprint to the finish line.”

Sports Manager Maini: “Usually this race is the perfect battleground for sprinters; this is why we would like to give Ferrari the chance to go up against the best sprinters of the pack. Roberto is always impeccable in the role of last man in the leading-train for our other speedsters, but he has always been ready when he’s been assigned a captain’s rank as well. The Waseberg is the only part of the route that could weed out the group; Ulissi, Swift and Marcato are going to have to be ready for it.”


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