United Arab Emirates: Tuesday 29th August, 2017: UAE Team Emirates has announced that it has reached a deal with cyclist, Alexander Kristoff to join the Emirati team for the 2018 season. The European Champion has signed a two year deal and becomes the teams third signing of the Summer, alongside Dan Martin and Rory Sutherland.
Commenting on his move, Alexander Kristoff said; “I'm very proud and really excited to join UAE Team Emirates. For me this is a big move since it's only the second time in my career that I've changed teams. I'm looking forward for meeting my new teammates and staff members, and getting to know all the people who work on this project. I'm very confident about the future and I'm sure that with UAE Team Emirates we will archive great results staring next Spring.”
UAE Team Emirates has also announced an agreement for another Norwegian rider, Sven Eryk Bystrøm. The youngster was the Under 23 World Champion in 2014 and like countryman Kristoff, joins on a two year contract for the 2018 season.
Carlo Saronni, Team Manager for UAE Team Emirates said: “Kristoff is a world class rider with an impressive dossier, and he is determined to achieve and succeed even more. His European Championship title is just further proof of his winning drive. These are the skills that piqued our interest in Alexander as someone who can make the squad even better. We were happy to see how Kristoff appreciated the significance of the project behind our team and we are sure that this road we are taking together will bring even more prestige to Alexander's image and career.
We also welcome Bystrøm, a young and talented rider.”