UAE Team Emirates have confirmed that seven riders have been rewarded with contract renewals.
Croatian Kristijan Durasek and Italian trio Matteo Bono, Roberto Ferrari and Simone Petilli have all signed two-year extensions, whilst fellow Italians Simone Consonni, Velrio Conti and Marco Marcato have put pen-to-paper on new one-year terms.
“We are continuing to move forward with the goal of building a team that can be increasingly competitive,” Team manager Carlo Saronni said.
“In order to achieve certain objectives, we want to build the team roster around a solid base. The seven riders whose contracts have been renewed or extended have proven they have the right skills suited to our project and to the values that comprise it. We are happy to be able to include them in our group.”
The announcement comes following the signing of three young trainee riders: Seid Lizde, Aleksandr Riabushenko and Francesco Romano – all of whom joined the team on August 1.