2020 Team Preview: UAE Team Emirates

UAE Team Emirates
Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: UAE Team Emirates)


This squad rose from the ashes of the old Lampre set-up at the end of 2016. After a dubious deal with Chinese company TJ Sport fell through, things looked bleak, but then wealthy investors from Abu Dhabi came in late on. Now featuring a number of top performers and exciting young riders, it's a well-funded, ambitious project.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.