After a good showing in the Tour Down Under, the UAE Team Emirates riders will stay in Australia and race the next WorldTour event, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race this January 27th.
Allan Peiper will director the team alongside fellow Australian Neil Stephens. They work with the same seven riders who made the team’s debut in the Tour Down Under.
– Sven Erik Bystrøm (Norway)
– Ivo Oliveira (Portugal)
– Jasper Philipsen (Belgium)
– Tadej Pogačar (Slovenia)
– Jan Polanc (Slovenia)
– Rory Sutherland (Australia)
– Diego Ulissi (Italy)
The race covers 163km with the start and finish in Geelong. The roads suit riders with the ability to combine a sprint with staying power.
Eyes are on Jasper Philipsen, stage winner in the Tour Down Under.
“The route for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race suits my characteristics,” Philipsen said. “It’s new for me, so it’s an unknown, but we are looking to control things and our morale is high. The first week of racing in Australia was great for me. The team was perfect and we are going to push ourselves to continue this positive trend“.