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The organization of the Classical of Almería announced this Saturday that UAE-Team Emirates will participate in its next edition, which will feature eleven of the nineteen World Tour teams. The UAE-Team Emirates, a team in which the last winner of the Tour de France competes, the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, will be present at the starting line of the first great classic on the international calendar on February 14.
“In the absence of confirming the seven that UAE-Team Emirates will move to contest the victory on Avenida Juan Carlos I in Roquetas de Mar, what is certain is that their presence opens up an important range of favorites for a race especially suitable for the best sprinters in the international peloton “, highlighted the organization of the event in a statement.
“Joxean Fernández Matxin’s team has Alexander Kristoff, second last year behind Pascal Ackermann and winner, among many other races (until completing a record of 79 victories) of the Tour of Flanders, Ghent-Wevelgem, Milan-Sanremo, European Championship as well as four stages in the Tour de France. Colombian Fernando Gaviria could also be in Roquetas de Mar, for whom February 14 would mark his debut in a race that would arrive showing a service record in which almost fifty victories are counted, including five stages in the Giro d’Italia or two stages in the Tour de France “, he pointed out.
The Clásica de Almería will have in 2021 one of the best participation lists in its more than three decades of history, with the confirmation of eleven World Tour teams: Ag2r-Citroën, Astana-Premier Tech, Bora-hansgrohe, Cofidis, Deceuninck-Quick Step, Itermarché-Wanty-Gobert, Movistar, BikeExchange, Qhubeka-Assos, Trek-Segafredo y UAE-Team Emirates.
In this edition, the list of participants is completed by Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè, Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles, Burgos-BH, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, Eolo-Kometa, Kern Pharma, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Gazprom-RusVelo, Rally Cycling, Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise y Total-Direct Energy.
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