Dan Martin and Rory Sutherland have agreed on embracing a new challenge in their careers and will take their talents to UAE Team Emirates next season.
Winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Giro di Lombardia, Martin has also proven himself as a contender in Grand Tours – as his top 10 finishes in the last two editions of Tour de France show.
Sutherland has been instrumental in helping his previous teams achieve important results. His experience will help UAE Team Emirates in the pursuit of new victories.
“The opportunity to join an ambitious group backed by globally recognised brands and use my experience to create a team capable of challenging the best in the world was one that I couldn’t refuse. UAE Team Emirates share my vision, my attention to detail and my passion for the sport, and as I enter into the most important years of my career, they offer me the best platform possible to reach my potential and fulfil my sporting goals.”
“This new challenge offers me the opportunity to work with my good friend Dan Martin while also helping the development of the younger generation of professional cyclists within the team. I feel an immense sense of pride that the team management has the trust and belief that I can be an asset to the leaders of this team.”