Ruben is a dedicated General Manager and the team member responsible for formulating strategies, managing the athletes and establishing policies. Ruben is a thoughtful team leader and a confident decision-maker, contributing to the team development and productivity. In his spare time, he loves cycling reading and chess.
Cycling is a sport derived of passion and emotions. These two elements are a major driving force behind my motivation, as they stand for passion.
Cycling is my passion, just been able to work on this feels like a privilege. Caring is on my core values and this is something I'd like to transmit to my team, creating a team working environment where people feels appreciated, cared and supported to achieve their and our goals.
How big would you dream if you knew you couldn't fail?
PhD in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. Cycling has always been part of my life, I have lived cycling in different roles, as a cyclist, as a coach and director in one of the largest women's cycling structures in Spain, as head of women's cycling in the RFEC and last season as a DS and coach in the WCC of the UCI.
"A goal without a plan is just a wish". Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
In the many years in cycling, I have worked in all categories as a sports director and coach. As a trainer, I have also achieved major goals such as World Championship and Olympic medals with many top athletes. The athletes knew that I was stubbornly and focusedly striving for their goals with them. I spare no effort in leading motivated athletes to their limits, but let them feel that they can always count on me.
Believe in what you do, go your way and never give up, but always have fun
Since age of 15 year old I'm passionate about cycling, first as Rider to end U23, in same time as U23 seasons I was in Sport University at Besançon. Where I studies Training and Physical aspect in sport. I will start in 2023 my 8 Seasons as DS in Women's Cycling (FDJ, Team Sunweb and Le Col Whahoo the last 2 seasons). I'm really please to join UAE Team ADQ, I feel like my personal ambition are similar of the Team, I like the different cultures vision, also the Performance aspects to become the Best Team and winning with them the biggest Races as exemple Tour de France.
No Pain, No Gain!
"Luca comes from a sports science background and is a supporter of evidence-based work. The idea of researching new training approaches and better understanding the physiological dynamics that characterise the human performance, encourages Luca to continue researching, studying and deepening his knowledge in order to be efficient in the work of coaching. His passion is human physiology and is inspired by understanding the dynamics of athletes’ performance and creating programs to assist them their development and growth. His role as a cycling coach also includes developing training plans, cycling skills and managing performance plateaus."
“Over the next five years the ambition is to continue to improve my knowledge in order to be more and more efficient in my work with athletes and allow them to reach their goals. I hope to continue to be part of a great team as I have the pleasure to be a part of today”
A dedicated coach, Simone supports The UAE Team ADQ with training plans, performance coaching and resource planning for competitive cycling. Cycling has been his passion from a young age and to this day remains his world.
“My inspiration came from some hard-workers I met during my career, people who impressed me in some ways. I try to learn from those, who in life, have been able to turn their passion into their careers while remaining humble and highly motivated throughout their journey and success”
Our pro-cyclist team are in good hands with Dr. Sprenger, our specialised Sports Medicine Doctor. Dr. Sprenger treats athlete injuries, guides their wellness and provides fitness counselling to our team at UAE Team ADQ.
"Time dissolves the superfluous and preserves the essential" A. Jodorowsky
Degree in Dietician, MBA Law and Management Sport, Nutritional Sport coaching, 13 years in cycling team. Giro, Tour, Vuelta experience in man team. 2 scientific journals Bia and cycling. Ex runner European and World Cross country partecipation, 4 place international Prague Half Marathon, 2 title Italian Champion road juniores.
Eat healthy but always with a smile
I have always had an appreciation for the human body with special interest in cycling. I started off with the MTB scene in Africa and ventured off into road. I have Worked with several World Tour men and women cyclist over the years. I am now proud to be part of the evolution of women cycling and helping to assist with corrective movement patterns, injury prevention and rehabilitation. I have obtained a Hons degree in human biomechanics, BA in sport psychology, Hons in sport science, pre and post natal exercise, sports massage and general nutrition.
Be inspired. Be Brave. Be kind.
"Milosz’s professional and personal career lead around sports. This cyclist, coach and physical education teacher, is responsible for assisting in the recovery and physical health of our UAE Team ADQ athletes as a sports masseur for the team."
“Anything is possible for those who believe”.
Therapist, Shiatsu, classical and sport massage, foot reflexology, face reflexology, cranio sacral (Upledger), Spiraldynamik/posturology and massage, omega healing coach, Lomi Lomi massage, hot stones massage, chakra balancing. Ambitions: kayak teacher for people with handicap.
Do always your best in every situation. Your limits are 3: the universe, your imagination and yourself
"Being an ex-pro cyclist and an Osteopath, Marco’s knowledgeable background and experience tune in with his understanding of the human body and skillset as a Masseur & Carer on our team."
“My background in professional cycling allows me to understand the importance of placing our athletes in their best possible physical conditions. I feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment every time an athlete thanks me for the work I have done in helping them in their recovery and physical performance”
"A part of our UAE Team ADQ sports-masseuse professionals, Diego has a trained understanding of the muscular system. His robust and sophisticated knowledge of human anatomy and kinesiology gives him the role of conditioning our athletes’ physical health conditions."
“I think it is the passion I have gained over time that is the driving force behind what makes me proud. Some medals are worn on the soul, not the jacket”
"In the prevention of future injury, Cristian’s role as a sports therapist on the team sees that the athletes benefit from regular massages targeting the key muscle groups primarily used by our pro-cyclists."
"“I am on a constant mission to learn, grow and improve my work in contribution to our team”."
I am a former professional cyclist. My career lasted from 1992 to 2007. I was lucky enough to race alongside great champions. In my career I won 10 races and wore the blue jersey three times. Then from 2008 to 2019 I had my own small bike shop. From 2020 I joined Gianni Savio's Androni -Giocattoli team as a mechanic.
A great captain is not such without great supporting riders. And they are little without a great captain.
I love this job, I've been doing it all my life, I grew up in my father's workshop who has been doing this job since 1947 and has passed on his passion and every secret about bicycles to me. One day I would like to do the Tour de France and be part of the staff of the National team.
I wake up every morning knowing that I have to do my utmost to improve, to work well so that everything runs smoothly and cyclists can ride safely
Giorgio, a Master Graduate of Journalism, is our UAE Team ADQ Press Officer. Giorgio organises team press conferences and interviews, liaising with media contacts and monitoring media coverage for The UAE Team ADQ. His desire to discover, grow, learn, have fun and to build something important for the UAE women’s sporting field are the driving force behind his work.
“I have a desire to fulfill my dreams and those of others. My passion has allowed me to create a profession for myself and do the work I love in the communications sector”
Paola leads the role of organising and managing our marketing campaigns in aid of raising awareness of The UAE Team ADQ and their growth and achievements.
“I am the person that makes things happen. I am passionate about connecting the organisation’s purpose to develop and execute the strategy of our growth”.
Manuela, our UAE Team ADQ sports photographer and videomaker, documents and captures our athlete’s best moments, both behind the scenes and on the sidelines.
“I love to capture the essence and energy of the sport. The right moment that can be saved for a lifetime through the perfect capture of imagery”.
"This executive management role sees Giuseppe, an ex-pro cyclist, apply his experience and expertise in guiding and managing the staff, and Team UAE ADQ athletes."
“I love cycling and am so honored to be able to contribute to the growth of this project for The UAE Team ADQ”.