World Championship runner-up joins Emirati team with sights set on the rainbow bands
United Arab Emirates, September 08, 2020: Matteo Trentin has put pen to paper on a deal which will see him in the colours of UAE Team Emirates for the next two years.
“I am very happy to join UAE, it’s an ambitious team that is doing very well and where I hope to be able to contribute with some good results. Finding a team that has a long and ambitious project is not easy in this period and I am proud that they have trusted me to be part of that.
Another factor is that I already know many riders and many staff members and therefore it will be an easier integration from this point of view.
The objectives of the coming years? Well, first of all I have unfinished business at the World Championships and I would like to go one better there than last year. Then there’s Milan Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix. I would also like to aim for the green jersey of the Tour de France, obviously while still working towards the overall classification objectives of the Team”.
Mauro Gianetti, Team Principal, UAE Team Emirates: “Matteo is a strong reinforcement for our team, particularly in view of our classics roster. He has proved that he is a very versatile rider across many types of races, and has a great turn of speed. We like his way of racing and his winning mentality. I am convinced that he will integrate very well into the team ”.