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Two more squires for Pogacar

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UAE Team Emirates continues with its mission to renew and make new additions to the team. This time, and after the signing of Tim Wellens, today is the turn of Felix Grossschartner and Domen Novak. The Austrian signs until the end of 2024 for UAE, which continues to strengthen itself with the idea of ​​fighting for all the big events next year. The runner, 28 years old, He has been a professional for ten years and is currently and since 2018 one of the components of BORA-Hansgroheafter serving in the CCC Sprandi Polkowice in the Proteam category.

Among his achievements are being the current national champion on the road and against the clock in addition to the six victories he has accumulated since he became a professional. Among them are the Tour of Turkey 2019, stages of the Tour (in the Alps) or the Tour of Burgos, in addition to being two-time national champion in 2022. Along with this, the Austrian cyclist is presented as someone of guarantees since he has managed to finish eight grand tours reaching the top-10 in the Vuelta a España on two occasions (2020 and 2021).

UAE’s intention is continue to forge a great team with top-level climbers in order to support its top leader, Pogacar, ahead of the three big races next year. The new rider from the UAE left some statements after his signing and recognize that it is a new challenge in which he needs all possible involvement. “I am excited to join UAE Team Emirates and look forward to the challenges ahead. It is one of the best teams in the world and I am happy to be part of it. I am sure that my qualities as a cyclist are an asset for the team and that I will help to achieve good results”.

In the words of Mauro Gianetti himself, CEO and director of the UAE team, Felix Grossschartner, “He is a very talented rider and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. We are sure that can contribute his quality to teamwork when called upon and will also have some opportunities himself. We are very pleased to have him on board for years to come.”

The second consecutive signing for UAE Team Emirates is Domen Novak for the 2023 season. The 27-year-old Slovenian joins the signings undertaken by the team in recent days, being another contrasted incorporation. Novak is already “one of the greatest” and this year he shared the podium with Pogacar and Majka in the Tour of Slovenia, which gives a small sample of his level and what he can contribute to the Emirati team. “It has been my dream to race for the UAE Team Emirates alongside a champion like Tadej Pogačar and so many other good cyclists. Now the dream has come true, I am honored and grateful for the trust you have shown me and I am looking forward to beginning the journey.”

With these words, the Slovenian makes one more hole in Mauro Gianetti’s team, who showed his admiration and appreciation for the new component. “Novak is a cyclist who has shown good progress in his years as a professional and we believe that he can bring good qualities to the team., especially in the mountains. He has many years under his belt at World Tour level and we believe he has a lot to offer our team in the years to come.”

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