Dubai: Australian Australian professional racing cyclist, Zwift talent Mr. Jay Vine will be a member of UAE Team Emirates till the end of 2024, as per the two-year contract he recently signed.
The 26-year-old climbing expert made a big impression this year, winning two stages in just his 2nd Grand Tour, the 2022 Vuelta Espaa, and finding a place on the podium in the overall standings at the Tour of Turkey and the Tour of Norway.
Mr. Vine successfully transferred to the road after 1st making his name in the world of e-sports, and he intends to advance at the Emirati team. Following signing a 2-year deal, Mr. Vine will now travel with Mr. Tadej Pogaar, Mr. Joo Almeida, Mr. Brandon McNulty, Mr. Marc Soler, and fellow newcomer Mr. Adam Yates.
The talent will likely serve as the captain of UAE Team Emirates on the January 2023 Tour Down Under in Australia as well as subsequent hilly stage races. Mr. Vine might emerge as Pogaar’s primary mountain domestique in grand tours.
The cyclist’s decision to leave the team was accepted by Mr. Alpecin-Deceuninck even though his contract was only through 2023. If both teams and the UCI concur, riders may switch teams while still under contract during the transfer window.