Dombrowski: I wanted to wear blue next year

Joe Dombrowski in one of his first races in 2020 with UAE Team Emirates
Joe Dombrowski in one of his first races in 2020 with UAE Team Emirates (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

American Joe Dombrowski has begun his transition as one of the new kids on the block at the Astana Qazaqstan Team, taking part in a meeting for new riders that was held at the end of October near Montecatini Terme in Tuscany alongside Vincenzo Nibali, David de la Cruz and others. 

Now 30 years old and a veteran with nine seasons in the WorldTour peloton, Dombrowski added his first Grand Tour stage victory last year racing for UAE Team Emirates, a stage 4 win at the Giro d’Italia. He said he expects his role in 2022 to be that of a key support rider for Miguel Ángel López and Nibali, who return to Astana, and fellow newcomer De la Cruz, who also moves over from UAE Team Emirates, in the Grand Tours.

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