The UAE Emirates also fishes on the reel after the success of Jay Vine

Virtual cycling has become a real nursery for the great cycling teams when looking for reinforcements. After the Alpecin-Fenix, which has already given the alternative to runners who have excelled on the Zwift virtual cycling platform such as Jay Vine, now the UAE Emirates follows its path and has announced another signing from virtual cycling: the New Zealander Michael Vinck.

Vink, 30 years old and who was already champion of New Zealand in the time trial in 2015 and in the distance in 2012, makes the leap to the UAE Emirates after shining on the virtual cycling platform ‘My Whoosh’, created in the United Arab Emirates. His good results in the races organized by this platform, in which he has been proclaimed champion, have encouraged the UAE Emirates to give him his first opportunity on the World Tour after competing in several continental category teams.

In statements collected by the team vink In this way he celebrated his arrival in the UAE Emirates. “I am very grateful to be given this opportunity at UAE Team Emirates. Being part of this great team is a real honor and something I want to make the most of. It’s the start of a chapter in my career and I can’t wait to see what I can do in the World Tour peloton.”

For your part Mauro Gianetti, CEO of UAE Emiratesanalyzed the signing of Vink and the importance that virtual cycling platforms are acquiring. “We are proud to welcome MichaeL to the team. He has had great results on the road but we have learned more about him through his performance at Whoosh. Throughout the year our cyclists use Whoosh as sometimes they can’t train outdoors. In some of these races we saw Michael’s name among the first and we decided to contact him. Cycling is constantly evolving and innovations like Whoosh, which we can proudly say was founded in the United Arab Emirates, are helping us discover new riders in a way that was unthinkable just a few years ago.”

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