UAE Team Emirates

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UAE Team Emirates
Team data
UCI code UAD
nationality United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
License UCI WorldTeam
operator CGS Cycling Team AG
First season 1992
discipline Street
Wheel manufacturer Colnago
General manager SpainSpain José Antonio Fernandez
Sportl. ladder AustraliaAustralia Neil Stephens
Name story
Years Surname
01 / 17–02 / 17
02 / 17–
Lampre-Farnese Vini
UAE Abu Dhabi
UAE Team Emirates

UAE Team Emirates is a cycling team that rides under an Italian license until 2016 and under the license of the United Arab Emirates since 2017 . The seat of the team is in Swiss Lugano . Prior to the entry of the current main sponsor, the team was known as Lampre .


The long-standing main sponsor Lampre is an Italian building materials manufacturer. In 2005 the team merged with the Saeco team and received a new sponsor, the coffee maker Caffita , which was replaced by Fondital in early 2006 . In 2008 Lampre separated from the co-sponsor Fondital. From May 2008 through the end of 2009, NGC was the new co-sponsor of Lampre, in 2010 Farnese Vini co-sponsored it, and from 2011 through 2012 it was ISD . Merida has been the co-sponsor since 2013 . The team is based in Lugano, Switzerland .

After a dispute over the team's right to employ driver Diego Ulissi , who had been banned for doping , the team withdrew from the Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Crédible in March 2015 . The MPCC was of the opinion that the internal rules of the MPCC precluded employment.

The team was the subject of an investigation by the Mantova Public Prosecutor's Office into alleged organized doping. While the proceedings against the team as such, the manager Saronni and some drivers were dropped in November 2015, the drivers Alessandro Ballan , Marzio Bruseghin , Pietro Caucchioli , Simone Ponzi , Massimiliano Mori , Manuele Mori , Paolo Bossoni , Marco Bandiera and the former coach Sergio Gelati continued. Except for Mori, these drivers were no longer employed by the team.

After Lampre had withdrawn as the main sponsor at the end of the 2016 season , the team was supposed to be registered with the UCI under the name TJ Sport with a Chinese license. After this licensing failed, the management secured new sponsors and the team was registered under the name UAE Abu Dhabi and license in the United Arab Emirates . In February 2017, the airline Emirates joined as a new sponsor, which also sponsors the soccer clubs Hamburger SV , Real Madrid , Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal FC . The partnership is initially designed for four years. This changed the team name to UAE Team Emirates .

2020 season

Success in the UCI WorldTour

date run driver
27th of February United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates5th stage UAE Tour SloveniaSlovenia Tadej Pogacar
August 14th FranceFrance3rd stage Critérium du Dauphiné ItalyItaly Davide Formolo

Success in the UCI ProSeries

date run driver
January 27th ArgentinaArgentina2nd stage Vuelta a San Juan Internacional ColombiaColombia Fernando Gaviria
January 29th ArgentinaArgentina4th stage Vuelta a San Juan Internacional ColombiaColombia Fernando Gaviria
February 2nd ArgentinaArgentina7th stage Vuelta a San Juan Internacional ColombiaColombia Fernando Gaviria
February 6th SpainSpain2nd stage Valencia Tour SloveniaSlovenia Tadej Pogacar
February 8 SpainSpain4th stage Valencia Tour SloveniaSlovenia Tadej Pogacar
5th-9th February SpainSpain Overall classification of the Tour of Valencia SloveniaSlovenia Tadej Pogacar
29th of July SpainSpain2nd stage Burgos Tour ColombiaColombia Fernando Gaviria

Success in the UCI Continental Circuits

date run Cat. driver
February 4th Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia1st stage Saudi Tour 2.1 PortugalPortugal Rui Costa
February 12th ColombiaColombia2nd stage Tour Colombia 2.1 ColombiaColombia Juan Sebastian Molano
13th February ColombiaColombia3rd stage Tour Colombia 2.1 ColombiaColombia Juan Sebastian Molano
February 15th ColombiaColombia5th stage Tour Colombia 2.1 ColombiaColombia Juan Sebastian Molano
August 19th FranceFrance2nd stage Tour du Limousin 2.1 ColombiaColombia Fernando Gaviria
20th of August FranceFrance3rd stage Tour du Limousin 2.1 BelgiumBelgium Jasper Philipsen

National road cycling champions

date run winner
June 28th SloveniaSlovenia Slovenian Championship - Individual Time Trial SloveniaSlovenia Tadej Pogacar
August 14th PortugalPortugal Portuguese Championship - Individual Time Trial PortugalPortugal Ivo Oliveira
August 16 PortugalPortugal Portuguese Championship - Road Racing PortugalPortugal Rui Costa
August 23 NorwayNorway Norwegian Championship - road racing NorwayNorway Sven Erik Byström


Wikidata logo S.svgTeam roster
Surname Date of birth country Previous team
Andrés Camilo Ardila June 2, 1999 COL Colombia EPM (2019)
Fabio Aru 3rd July 1990 ITA Italy
Mikkel Bjerg November 3, 1998 THE Denmark Hagens Berman Axeon (2019)
Tom Bohli 17th January 1994 SUI Switzerland BMC Racing Team (2018)
Sven Erik Bystrøm January 21, 1992 NOR Norway Katusha-Alpecin (2017)
Valerio Conti March 30, 1993 ITA Italy
Rui Costa 5th October 1986 POR Portugal
Alessandro Covi September 28, 1998 ITA Italy Colpack (2019)
David de la Cruz May 6, 1989 ESP Spain Ineos (2019)
Joseph Dombrowski May 12, 1991 United States United States EF Education First Pro Cycling (2019)
Davide Formolo October 25, 1992 ITA Italy Bora-Hansgrohe (2019)
Fernando Gaviria August 19, 1994 COL Colombia Quick-Step Floors (2018)
Sergio Henao December 10, 1987 COL Colombia Sky (2018)
Alexander Kristoff 5th July 1987 NOR Norway Katusha-Alpecin (2017)
Vegard stake lengths February 7, 1989 NOR Norway IAM (2016)
Marco Marcato February 11, 1984 ITA Italy Wanty-Groupe Gobert (2016)
Brandon McNulty April 2, 1998 United States United States Rally UHC Cycling (2019)
Yousef Mirza Bani Hammad October 8, 1988 UAE United Arab Emirates Al Nasr Dubaï (2016)
Juan Sebastian Molano November 4, 1994 COL Colombia Manzana Postobón (2018)
Cristian Muñoz March 20, 1996 COL Colombia Coldeportes-Zenú (2018)
Ivo Oliveira 5th September 1996 POR Portugal Hagens Berman Axeon (2018)
Rui Oliveira 5th September 1996 POR Portugal Hagens Berman Axeon (2018)
Jasper Philipsen March 2, 1998 BEL Belgium Hagens Berman Axeon (2018)
Tadej Pogačar September 21, 1998 SLO Slovenia Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum (2018)
Jan Polanc May 6, 1992 SLO Slovenia
Edward Ravasi 5th June 1994 ITA Italy Colpack (2016)
Aleksandr Riabushenko October 12, 1995 BLR Belarus
Maximiliano Richeze March 7, 1983 ARG Argentina Deceuninck-Quick-Step (2019)
Oliviero Troy September 1, 1994 ITA Italy Colpack (2016)
Diego Ulissi July 15, 1989 ITA Italy
Source: UCI

Placements in UCI rankings

UCI ProTour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2005 16. ItalyItaly Gilberto Simoni (12th)
2006 4th ItalyItaly Alessandro Ballan (6th)
2007 10. ItalyItaly Damiano Cunego (7th)
2008 17th ItalyItaly Alessandro Ballan (10.)

UCI World Calendar

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2009 13. ItalyItaly Damiano Cunego (12th)
2010 14th ItalyItaly Alessandro Petacchi (24.)

UCI World Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2011 7th ItalyItaly Michele Scarponi (5th)
2012 14th ItalyItaly Damiano Cunego (21st)
2013 14th ItalyItaly Michele Scarponi (16.)
2014 14th PortugalPortugal Rui Costa (4th)
2015 12. PortugalPortugal Rui Costa (9th)
2016 15th PortugalPortugal Rui Costa (19.)
2017 12. ItalyItaly Diego Ulissi (16.)
2017 12. ItalyItaly Diego Ulissi (16.)
2018 12. NorwayNorway Alexander Kristoff (27.)

UCI World Ranking

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2019 4th NorwayNorway Alexander Kristoff (8th)

Individual evidence

  1. News shorts: Lampre-Merida leave MPCC., March 9, 2015, accessed March 10, 2015 .
  2. ^ Mantova investigation: Prosecutor calls for jail time for Ballan and others, charges dropped against Lampre., November 10, 2015, accessed November 20, 2015 .
  3. WorldTour license: TJ Sport is running out of time., December 7, 2016, accessed January 3, 2017 .
  4. Last WorldTour license goes to Abu Dhabi., December 20, 2016, accessed January 3, 2017 .
  5. New sponsor - UAE Abu Dhabi becomes UAE Team Emirates., February 21, 2017, accessed February 22, 2017 .

Web links

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