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The wind tunnel at Politecnico di Milano hosted UAE Team Emirates

The wind tunnel at Politecnico di Milano hosted UAE Team Emirates
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Buckled up and ready to go for Rui Costa

Buckled up and ready to go for Rui Costa
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UAE Team Emirates staff check on the aero tests

UAE Team Emirates staff check on the aero tests
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UAE Team Emirates staff look on during the aero tests

UAE Team Emirates staff look on during the aero tests
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Clothing is always a factor in aerodynamics

Clothing is always a factor in aerodynamics
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Filippo Ganna in the wind tunnel

Filippo Ganna in the wind tunnel
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Filippo Ganna in the wind tunnel

Filippo Ganna in the wind tunnel
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Filippo Ganna gets some custom tailoring

Filippo Ganna gets some custom tailoring
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UAE Team Emirates staff look on during the aero tests

UAE Team Emirates staff look on during the aero tests
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Filippo Ganna adjusts his helmet

Filippo Ganna adjusts his helmet
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Technicians check the watch the rider and check the numbers

Technicians check the watch the rider and check the numbers
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Some last-minut tuning in the wind tunnel

Some last-minut tuning in the wind tunnel
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Rui Costa attaches a wind visor to his helmet

Rui Costa attaches a wind visor to his helmet
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Costa adds a helmet for his test

Costa adds a helmet for his test
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Rui Costa in the tunnel

Rui Costa in the tunnel
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Technicians check the watch the rider and check the numbers

Technicians check the watch the rider and check the numbers
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Rui Costa waits for his turn in the tunnel

Rui Costa waits for his turn in the tunnel
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Rui Costa waits for his turn in the tunnel

Rui Costa waits for his turn in the tunnel
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Mechanics and staff dial in a bike

Mechanics and staff dial in a bike
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Rui Costa tucks into his aero bars

Rui Costa tucks into his aero bars
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Costa puts on his game face in the wind tunnel

Costa puts on his game face in the wind tunnel
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Rui Costa in the wind tunnel

Rui Costa in the wind tunnel
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Perfecting the aero form in the Milan wind tunnel

Perfecting the aero form in the Milan wind tunnel
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Rui Costa celebrates a successful wrenching

Rui Costa celebrates a successful wrenching
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Rui Costa talk with UAE Team Emirates staff during his wind tunnel test

Rui Costa talk with UAE Team Emirates staff during his wind tunnel test
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Rui Costa mean's business

Rui Costa mean's business
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Filippo Ganna gets some custom tailoring

Filippo Ganna gets some custom tailoring
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UAE Team Emirates riders Rui Costa, Filippo Ganna and others were put through the paces this week during wind tunnel testing at Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. The team's riders, supervised by the UAE Team Emirates staff, tested bikes, components and accessories over two days.

The team have high hopes for Ganna, a 21-year-old Italian who signed his first contract with the team this season after riding as a stagiaire with precursor Lampre-Merida. Ganna, a track rider and time trial specialist, earned his top result in 2017 with fifth in the individual time trial at the Tour of California. He was also ninth in the 2017 European championships time trial.

Costa, the 2013 road race world champion, won the overall at the Abu Dhabi Tour this year.

Click or swipe through the gallery to check out Costa and Ganna in the wind tunnel.