UAE-Team Emirates signs Marc Hirschi – VeloNews.com
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Marc Hirschi will be riding for UAE-Team Emirates through 2023.
The team confirmed Saturday that the 22-year-old talent would be joining the likes of Tadej Pogaçar, Matteo Trentin and Fernando Gaviria at the squad as it looks to continue its rise up the WorldTour ladder.
The announcement ends days of speculation after the sudden and unexpected news this week that Hirschi would be leaving the team he turned pro with, Sunweb / DSM.
“Firstly, I’d like to thank my previous team for everything they’ve done for me over the past three years. I am now happy to be able to say that I am joining UAE-Team Emirates. I’m really excited about the move,” Hirschi said in a press statement Saturday.
“We share the same approach and goals. The UAE team is moving in the right direction and have been growing a lot over the past years. I look forward to benefiting from that dynamic, both for the team and the development of my career.”
Hirschi is jetting out to join his new teammates at their pre-season camp in the UAE, where they recently received COVID vaccinations.
“Now I’ll turn my attention to the training camp and getting to know everybody and settling in,” he said “This will be my first time ever visiting the UAE so I look forward to discovering the country.”