UAE Tour (February, 20 – 26)

Bob Jungels: « Building up the confidence »

« I can’t wait to get back with the team and back in competition. We trained well at altitude, and I recovered well.
Everything has been put in place to make it go well. The objective of the UAE Tour will be to find my feelings in the mountains and in the time trial. It will be important to build up confidence in view of Tirreno-Adriatico and the classics. I am not setting myself any quantified objectives for the moment. With gaining confidence and having fun, the results will come. With Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, I have great events on my calendar, and I’m delighted. »Bob

The number

18

Bob Jungels and Stan Dewulf spent 18 days from January 25 to February 12 in Sierra Nevada for an altitude training camp.

The news

Early return for Clément Venturini

After he concluded his cyclocross season with a fifth place at the World Championships, Clément Venturini’s return to road competition, initially planned for the Boucles Drôme Ardèche (February 26-27), has been brought forward to the UAE Tour. He is replacing Valentin Paret-Peintre, who is positive for covid.