GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share
Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2018:   Within minutes of each other, UAE Team Emirates were celebrating two victories on Wednesday afternoon. Italian Diego Ulissi took control of the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse, breaking away on the uphill finish in Leukerbad ahead of a group of 15 chasing riders. Ulissi timed his attack perfectly and, from 300metres out, romped home to pick up the 30th win of his career and first in 2018.
 
Just moments later, UAE Team Emirates' Simone Consonni out-sprinted his opposition at the Tour of Slovenia to earn his first ever professional win and take the lead in the General Classification (GC). The 23-year-old Italian took charge of the first stage, narrowly avoiding two crashes in the last kilometre to secure first place. 
 
Commenting on his victory, Diego Ulissi said: “Today's win carries a lot of weight. The Tour de Suisse is a prestigious race and it makes me proud to win here. I was able to come out of the Giro d'Italia in good condition and I remained focused knowing that in Switzerland I'd have stages that suited my characteristics. The stage today was one of those, and I pulled it off. The race was hard and I was worried about not catching Mikel Landa, who shot out quite early. But luckily, I closed in on him. I'm going to try to keep fighting all the way through the end of the Tour de Suisse given that on the climbs I feel good and I can defend myself in the time trial.”
 
Reflecting on his win, Simone Consonni said: “What joy, finally! I have been waiting for this moment for some time. I was talking with my girlfriend before leaving to this race, that I miss the feeling that you get only when you cross the line first. I knew that I could do it, it was only a question of time. I want to thank the UAE Team Emirates staff and teammates who have helped me and given me this opportunity. Today was hard and I was lucky. There are high-level sprinters here. This morning, looking at the sprinters on the line, I was impressed and I knew that I felt good. I was smart in the sprint and I was able to keep my speed through the curve and into the final metres. I was using Bonifazio and Pelucchi as my reference point, and I passed them. Now I just want to live in this moment and enjoy the victory.”
 
TOUR DE SUISSE – STAGE 5 RESULTS
1 Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) 3:37:31
2 Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) “
3 Tom-Jelte Slagter (Dimension Data) “
 
TOUR DE SUISSE – GENERAL CLASSIFICATION 
1 Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team) 17:03:53
2 Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) +00:20
3 Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb) “
8 Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) +00:40
 
TOUR OF SLOVENIA – STAGE 1 RESULTS
1 Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates) 3:32:05
2 Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-hasngrohe) “
3 Niccolò Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida) “
 
TOUR OF SLOVENIA – GENERAL CLASSIFICATION 
1 Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates) 3:32:05



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 8198 times
Posted on : Thursday, June 14, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : UAE Team Emirates Blend Youth and Experience as They Announce Line-up for Italian Showcase
Next Story : Martin Shines as UAE Team Emirates Secure Second Spot at Dauphine
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Childrenswear That Speaks With a Conscience
Versace – Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Dubai Jewellers Come Together to Celebrate UAE Mothers
Put your best skin forward for Spring/Summer 19' with Kocostar's Camouflage range
The Amphis Ritual
Bentley Centenary Watch Celebrates a Proud Partnership
GROHE Shapes the Future of Water with a record number of innovations at ISH 2019
The Perfect Gift for Mother's Day
UL and Saudi Telecom Company announce plans to establish a Center of Excellence ...
Pomsies launch six new Fabulous Friends!
Al-Futtaim Toyota and UAE Government Authorities confiscate 453,456 counterfeit ...
Now United to Perform at World Games' Opening Ceremony Pre-Show
Time to Honour Our Moms with the Best from HONOR: Mother's Day Gift Guide
Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces - Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces – Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Malabar Gold & Diamonds awarded by ‘The Health Education and Promotion Departmen...
Tonda 1950 Stone-set range
Trade-in Your Old Device for a brand new Galaxy S10
Get Kylie Minogue's Youthful Complexation with The Organic Pharmacy's Rose Diamo...
New in this month at Home and Soul Dubai
The Balmain Haute Elegance Oval mirrors the brand's soul
Go on, catch the summer moments
Celebrate Mother's Day with the perfect gift from Sawalef Perfumes
World's most expensive perfume ‘SHUMUKH' launched at The Dubai Mall as an exquis...
Dubai Modest Fashion Week Celebrates a Successful Return for 2019
Giti Tire Celebrates New Beginnings with Opening of First Middle East Flagship S...
V-URBAN Versace – Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Visa partners with Starbucks & Hardee's to help promote the use of Apple Pay in ...
The essence Guide to a Mother's Day done right!
Hormann introduces energy saving LPU 67 thermo garage doors for homes
Dubai Festival City Mall picks the perfect gifts to say thank you to all mums th...
Desigual ‘Not the Same' Since 1984
TREND ALERT: Denim | Marks & Spencer
The UAE's Leading Inspirational Home Brand Re-opens in Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi
Ericsson and UNESCO launch new global AI skill development initiative for youth
LG's Smart Kitchen Appliances Help Families Eat Healthy, Stay Fit and Waste Less
Major Thai paper brand eyes new markets for unique product range at Paperworld M...
Tukish Airlines is moving to its new home, “The Great Move” begins
It just keeps getting better: Nokia 3.1 gets a fresh slice of Android 9 Pie
Splash launches Regional Designer Collaborations
Dubai Customs celebrates the Emirati Children's Day
Sahara Centre Welcomes Customers with the ‘Win Wheels with Meals' Campaign
Speech by HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention...
Kronometry 1999-Corum boutique in Paris
Etihad Airways Welcomes Ireland's Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to I...
Epson's latest A4 business inkjets help businesses print more for less
All Roads lead to Abu Dhabi for the 26th PIARC World Road Congress 2019
Al Mouj Muscat holds a Fire Evacuation Drill
Joyalukkas Exchange is now open at Dubai Investment Park 2,UAE
More than 3000 people visit Emirates A380 at first Saudi International Airshow