UAE Team Emirates to tackle back-to-back Bruxelles Cycling Classic and Grand Prix de Fourmies races next month

Sport360 staff 17:34 30/08/2017
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Simone Consonni is part of next month's team.

The first week of September sees an action packed couple of days with eight riders from UAE Team Emirates taking part in two consecutive back-to-back one-day races.

The team starts with the Bruxelles Cycling Classic (formerly Paris-Brussels) on Saturday 2 September before heading to France for the Grand Prix de Fourmies (La Voix Du Nord) on Sunday 3 September.

Taking part in both races are UAE Team Emirates’ riders: Simone Consonni, Roberto Ferrari, Filippo Ganna, Andrea Guardini, Marko kump, Seid Lizde, Vegard Stake Laengen and Oliviero Troia.

Commenting on the races and line-up, UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Director Righi said: “The Bruxelles Cycling Classic is a good opportunity for sprinters, while the Grand Prix de Fourmies features a route that’s a little more selective, which usually witnesses a group of around 40-50 riders competing to win in the final sprint.

“Of course the weather could influence the race, considering that in previous years the weather did significantly make the races more difficult.”

“Recently, Kump has been the rider in the best form and had some pretty impressive results. He will focus on trying to make the most out of his speed, especially in the Bruxelles Classic. If the Grand Prix de Fourmies ends in a bunch sprint then Consonni has what it takes to try and stand out.”

The Bruxelles Cycling Classic, covering a distance of 201.3km, starts at the Cinquantenaire Park and finishes at the King Baudouin Stadium. While the Grand Prix de Fourmies sees riders cycle 205km, starting and ending in the Nord region in France.

Elsewhere in Europe UAE Team Emirates is racing at the third and final Grand Tour of the season – the Vuelta a Espana until September 10, 2017.

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