Unfinished business at World Championships takes priority for Trentin in 2021

Matteo Trentin UAE Team EmIrates Dubai training camp 2021
Matteo Trentin heads up a UAE Team EmIrates training ride in Dubai this week (Image credit: PhotoFizza / UAE Team Emirates)

Matteo Trentin has signed up with UAE Team Emirates for 2021, strengthening an Italian core at the team formerly known as Lampre. After a tough 2020 season at the now defunct CCC Team, he's set to build his season around familiar goals.

The 31-year-old, who was briefly partnered with Greg Van Avermaet last season, moves on to a co-leadership at the cobbled Classics with 2015 Tour of Flanders winner Alexander Kristoff, while a bid to capture the rainbow jersey at the Worlds in Belgium is also top of the agenda.

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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