Gibbons eyes more opportunities to win at UAE Team Emirates

Ryan Gibbons at UAE Team Emirates training camp in Dubai, January 2021
Ryan Gibbons at theUAE Team Emirates pre-season training camp in Dubai (Image credit: PhotoFizza / UAE Team Emirates)

Ryan Gibbons kicks off a new stage of his career for 2021, moving to UAE Team Emirates after five years spent in the Dimension Data setup. The South African sprinter heads to his new team seeking more opportunity after an injury-disrupted 2020 season.

Paradoxically, in moving from one of the weaker teams in the WorldTour to one of the best, it sounds like Gibbons might just get those chances. Speaking from the UAE Team Emirates pre-season training camp in Dubai, the 26-year-old outlined his plan for 2021.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix