Jay Vine crosses the line to win Stage 6 of the 2022 Vuelta. Image Sirotti

Jay Vine Signs With UAE Team Emirates For Two Years

Former Zwift winner and rising star of the pro peloton Jay Vine has made a surprise late season team transfer. Signing with UAE Team Emirates for the next two years, Vine thanked his former team Alpecin-Deceuninck and explained the move.

“I’m really grateful for the opportunities Alpecin has given me,” he said. “They’ve helped me find my place in the peloton (however) this was the next logical step in my career,” Vine added.

Now expected to be one of Tadej Pogacar’s chief lieutenants, Vine also said the move would help enhance his personal WorldTour goals.

“I am motivated for the new season with UAE, and eager to further refine my GC ambitions whilst helping the boys kick some goals,” he said.

Getting into the zone: Jay warms up prior to his first Grand Tour TT at the 2021 Vuelta.

26-year old Jay Vine claimed two stage victories in only his second Grand Tour at the 2022 Vuelta España and overall podiums at both the Tour of Turkey and the Tour of Norway. Having originally moved to the WorldTour after winning the 2020 Zwift Academy, Vine successfully transitioned to the road and hopes to develop further at the Emirati team.

Mauro Gianetti, the CEO & Team Principal of UAE Team Emirates, said he was very pleased to welcome Jay into the team.

“He has proven himself as a top-class climber and we feel that he still has a margin to grow and develop more on the road,” he said. “He came into cycling relatively late but has progressed very quickly and has shown a good mentality and a real desire to join our team. We hope for many good years working together.”

You can read more about Jay Vine’s move from Zwift to Grand Tour stage wins here


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