The Mallorca Challenge will see five one-day races spread throughout the closing days of January in the Spanish island, and UAE Team Emirates have announced the riders that will be in action over the five races.
Climbers, classics riders and sprinters will all have their opportunities. Brandon McNulty and João Almeida will be taking the mountainous races more into attention whilst Juan Sebastián Molano will be the team's main option for the sprints. The team includes new signing Domen Novak who will provide support in the climbs.
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As is usual however, the team thrives on quality in the classics field. Tim Wellens makes his debut in the UAE outfit, the likes of Diego Ulissi and Matteo Trentin will also be seeking wins in the hilly terrain. Mikkel Bjerg and Rui Oliveira complete the block that is set to rotate throughout the races.
UAE Team Emirates for Mallorca Challenge: Mikkel Bjerg, Brandon McNulty, Domen Novak, Rui Oliveira, Matteo Trentin, Diego Ulissi, Tim Wellens, Juan Sebastián Molano and João Almeida.
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