Marc Hirschi to make his long-awaited debut for UAE in Catalunya

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Marc Hirschi won the 12th stage of the 2020 Tour de France riding for Sunweb (Image credit: Bettini Image)

Marc Hirschi is set to make his long-awaited debut for UAE Team Emirates at the Volta a Catalunya on Monday. The race runs March 22-28 and has a stellar field that includes Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation), Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers). 

The 22-year-old hasn’t raced since his shock move from Team DSM at the start of the year. He was meant to race the UAE Tour in February but spent almost the three months of the year on the sidelines.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.