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Pello Bilbao designated as the undisputed leader in the UAE Tour of Bahrain

Pello Bilbao UAE Tour

Mairenis Gomez

February 16, 2024 | 1:01 p.m.

Heading to the podium in the UAE Tour with Bahrain-Victorious

Pello Bilbao, the 33-year-old Basque cyclist, has been appointed as undisputed leader by the Bahrain-Victorious team for the UAE Tour. After its outstanding participation in the Valencian Community, where it finished in sixth overall position, Bilbao is preparing to face a new challenge in the United Arab Emirates from February 19 to 25.

A cyclist determined to succeed

Bilbao, with their proven experience and skills, will be looking to not only get on the podium, but also take stage wins in this renowned competition. His previous years on the UAE Tour have given him perspective and confidence, transforming your initial perception of the career into an appreciation for its uniqueness and challenges.

Preparation and motivation

In Bilbao's own words, "The last few years I really enjoyed the Emirates Tour. My opinion on this race has changed. My first experiences were not good, with illnesses and falls, so I never felt better in that race. However, his vision has positively evolved, and he now faces the competition with renewed enthusiasm and determination.

This year, Bilbao arrives in optimal physical and mental condition, motivated by the possibility of celebrating his birthday. Which coincides with the last day of the UAE Tour, with a significant achievement in the competition.

A solid team at your side

In addition, To achieve its goals, Pello Bilbao will have the solid support of its team. Torstein Træen, Cameron Scott, Johan Price-Pejtersen, and Rainer Kepplinger will be a fundamental part of Bahrain-Victorious' strategy. Even the presence of the German duo Nikias Arndt and Phil Bauhaus will strengthen the team's chances in the sprint stages.

Pello Bilbao UAE Tour
Despite facing challenges in his first participations, the Basque cyclist has experienced a significant change in his perception of the race

The challenges of the journey

The UAE Tour course presents diverse challenges, from the 12,1 kilometer individual time trial in the second stage to the demanding climbs of Jebel Jais and Jebel Hafeet in stages 3 and 7, respectively. These stages will be decisive in the fight for the general classification and will test the endurance and skill of the cyclists.

Undoubtedly, Pello Bilbao faces an exciting opportunity in the UAE Tour. His determination, backed by a strong team and previous experience, positions him as a serious contender for podium and stage wins. Cycling fans in the town of Bilbao and the province of Bizkaia will be looking forward to the achievements of their talented representative in this high-level international competition.

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