Peiper: This is our strongest team ever but we’re not going to race the Tour like Ineos or Jumbo

Matteo Trentin UAE Team EmIrates Dubai training camp 2021
(Image credit: PhotoFizza / UAE Team Emirates)

UAE Team Emirates didn’t rest on their laurels after winning the Tour de France, signing Rafal Majka, Matteo Trentin and Marc Hirschi, as well as tying down Tadej Pogačar to a new long-term deal. 

According to senior directeur sportif, Allan Peiper, the 2021 UAE Team Emirates line-up is the strongest team that he’s ever had the privilege to work with, but the Australian is adamant that his Tour de France squad will race their own tactics and not be drawn into a direct face-off with the likes of Jumbo-Visma and Ineos Grenadiers.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at 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.