After many rumours, it is now official: Marc Hirschi will wear the colors of the UAE Team Emirates for the next three years.
The 22-year-old Swiss, winner of the Flèche Wallonne and a stage in the Tour de France last year, had broken his contract with Team DSM a few days ago to everyone’s surprise. His new roster specifies that he will join his teammates during the pre-season training camp in the United Arab Emirates.
“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.
“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.
“Now I’ll turn my attention to the training camp and getting to know everybody and settling in. This will be my first time ever visiting the UAE so I look forward to discovering the country.”
Hirschi will join up with 2020 Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar in the team’s lineup, as well as their other new signings for 2021 Matteo Trentin and Rafal Majka.