UAE women’s team reveal sponsor, 2022 jersey and line-up

By on December 16, 2021 0

The new UAE women’s team announced their full roster, unveiled their 2022 jersey and named ADQ title sponsor on Thursday.

ADQ is a rapidly expanding $ 100 billion sovereign wealth fund and the emirate’s third-largest investor.

UAE Team ADQ was formed after the men’s UAE Team Emirates WorldTour team took over the Alé-BTC Ljubljana team. They have retained nine riders, including Spaniard Mavi Garcia and former world champion Marta Bastianelli.

New arrivals include two Italians, Erica Magnaldi and Sofia Bertizzolo, and the first woman from the United Arab Emirates to join the WorldTour, Safeeya Al Sayegh. Swiss Linda Zanetti and Russian Maria Novoloskaia join young riders Alena Ivanchenko, 2021 world junior time trial champion.

The UCI confirmed last week that the UAE’s ADQ team will be competing in the Women’s WorldTour, one of 14 as the league grows.

The 2022 jersey is a cross fade from blue to orange, which the team said was “inspired by the wonderful and breathtaking Emirati sunsets.”

There will be 15 riders under the leadership of former Swiss pro Rubens Bertogliati, Fortunato Lacquaniti has been appointed sporting director with Giuseppe Lanzoni, Michele Devoti and Gorazd Penko as sporting directors.

UAE ADQ team for 2022

  • Safeeya al Sayegh (UAE)
  • Marta Bastianelli (Italy)
  • Sofia Bertizzolo (Italy)
  • Maaike Boogaard (Ned)
  • Eugenia Bujak (Slo)
  • Mavi Garcia (Spa)
  • Alena Ivanchenko (Rus)
  • Erica Magnaldi (Italy)
  • Maria Novoloskaia (Rus)
  • Alessia Patuelli (Italy)
  • Ursa Pintar (Slo)
  • Laura Tomasi (Ita)
  • Anna Trevisi (Italy)
  • Sophie Wright (GBr)
  • Linda Zanetti (Switzerland)

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