UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi in action during the race.
UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza will be looking to recapture some form as the Emirati joins his teammates at the Tour of Turkey (April 16-21). The UAE National Champion most recently turned out for UAE Team Emirates at the Giro di Sicilia, but will be hoping for more luck this time around.
The Ardennes Classics continues on Wednesday with UAE Team Emirates announcing a stellar line-up to take on La Fleche Wallonne and the fourth Monument of the season -- Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Spearheading the team of seven riders will be Dan Martin. The Irishman picked up the race victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 2013,
L’Aquila: Pello Bilbao shook off the other survivors of a long breakaway in the final kilometre into L’Aquila to win Friday’s seventh stage as UAE Team Emirates’ Valerio Conti held on to top spot of the overall leaderboard at the Giro d’Italia.
The victory lifted the Spanish Astana
Germany, who suffered a 0-1 defeat in their opening game against France, are in desperate search of a win to keep their knockouts’ hope alive. Germany badly needed a win in Group F - and to stop Ronaldo adding to his phenomenal goal tally.
After the first day’s play was washed out due to rain, the inclement weather encouraged New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson to field first after winning the toss with five fast bowlers chosen in the playing XI.
Ayesha Al Muhairi, who scored with distinction 71 days before the Games in Tokyo, emphasised that women’s sports in the UAE is on the right track and has taken steady steps to achieve aspired ambitions.