Adam Yates makes his return at Giro di Abbruzo as UAE Team Emirates seek GC victory

Adam Yates had far from an ideal start to the season. He makes his return to competition however this next week as he headlines the newly-created Giro di Abbruzo, where he will be a big favourite for the overall classification and will - like the Giro d'Italia - climb Prati di Tivo in an important test for his form.

Yates won the Tour of Oman, but at the UAE Tour he crashed on stage 3 right before the ascent to Jebel Jais. He was a big contender for GC victory there but was forced to abandon with a concussion suffered. This meant he had to also abandon his plans of racing Tirreno-Adriatico, causing big damage into his spring aspirations. Now, Yates returns in the Italian race, before later eyeing the Tour de France where he finished on the podium last year.

Yates will be joined by Pavel Sivakov who also recently recovered from injury, Diego Ulissi, Jan Christen, Vegard Stake Laengen and two members of the development team in Jonathan Guatibonza and Pablo Torres who complete the lineup.

UAE Team Emirates for Giro di Abbruzo:

Jan Christen, Vegard Stake Laengen, Pavel Sivakov, Diego Ulissi, Adam Yates, Jonathan Guatibonza and Pablo Torres.

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