Bahrain–Merida Pro Cycling Team

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Bahrain–Merida Pro Cycling Team
Bahrain–Merida logo.png
Team information
UCI code TBM
Registered Bahrain
Founded 2017
Discipline Road
Status UCI WorldTeam
Website Team home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s) Brent Copeland
Team name history
2017– Bahrain–Merida
Current season

Bahrain–Merida Pro Cycling Team is a UCI WorldTeam cycling team from Bahrain which was founded in 2017.[1] Its title sponsors are the government of Bahrain and the Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Merida.

History[edit]

The idea for a Bahrain Pro Cycling team was started in August 2016 by Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.[2] The team is financed by the government of Bahrain to promote the country worldwide.

Team roster[edit]

Rider Date of birth
 Valerio Agnoli (ITA) (1985-01-06) 6 January 1985 (age 33)
 Yukiya Arashiro (JPN) (1984-09-22) 22 September 1984 (age 33)
 Manuele Boaro (ITA) (1987-03-12) 12 March 1987 (age 31)
 Grega Bole (SLO) (1985-08-13) 13 August 1985 (age 33)
 Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) (1993-10-29) 29 October 1993 (age 24)
 Borut Božič (SLO) (1980-08-08) 8 August 1980 (age 38)
 Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 28)
 Feng Chun-kai (TWN) (1988-11-02) 2 November 1988 (age 29)
 Iván García (ESP) (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 22)
 Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) (1982-03-22) 22 March 1982 (age 36)
 Heinrich Haussler (AUS) (1984-02-25) 25 February 1984 (age 34)
 Gorka Izagirre (ESP) (1987-10-07) 7 October 1987 (age 30)
 Ion Izagirre (ESP) (1989-02-04) 4 February 1989 (age 29)
 Kristijan Koren (SLO) (1986-11-25) 25 November 1986 (age 31)
Rider Date of birth
 Matej Mohorič (SLO) (1994-10-19) 19 October 1994 (age 23)
 Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) (1988-01-30) 30 January 1988 (age 30)
 Antonio Nibali (ITA) (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 25)
 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) (1984-11-14) 14 November 1984 (age 33)
 Domen Novak (SLO) (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 (age 23)
 Mark Padun (UKR) (1996-07-06) 6 July 1996 (age 22)
 Franco Pellizotti (ITA) (1978-01-15) 15 January 1978 (age 40)
 David Per (SLO) (1995-02-13) 13 February 1995 (age 23)
 Hermann Pernsteiner (AUT) (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 28)
 Luka Pibernik (SLO) (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 24)
 Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) (1982-11-30) 30 November 1982 (age 35)
 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) (1982-08-09) 9 August 1982 (age 36)
 Giovanni Visconti (ITA) (1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 35)
 Wang Meiyin (CHN) (1988-12-26) 26 December 1988 (age 29)

Major wins[edit]

National champions[edit]

2017
Maillot ethiopia.png Ethiopia Time Trial, Tsgabu Grmay
2018
MaillotEspaña.PNG Spain Road Race, Gorka Izagirre
MaillotEslovenia.PNG Slovenia Road Race, Matej Mohorič

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bahrain–Merida Pro Cycling Team 2017 season". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Who is really behind the Bahrain-Merida team? - Cycling Weekly". Cycling Weekly. 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2017-01-15. 

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