Bahrain-Merida squad ready for first Tour de France
Jun 27 2017 01:45 am CET

Bahrain-Merida squad ready for first Tour de France

Bahrain-Merida will face the Tour de France for the first time and they will do so with two leaders.

Sonny Colbrelly and Ion Izagirre are going to lead the team in its first appearance at the French Grand Tour. The rest of the riders will also have the freedom to get into breakaways and go for individual victories.

"Team Bahrain Merida is going to discover the inside view of Tour de France this year for its first year in the peloton. It's a challenge by itself, every day a classic during 21 days!," said the team's sports director Philippe Mauduit. "We will take it day by day fixing new goals every day and of course we will go with 2 leaders as some stages fit Sonny Colbrelli really well and others will suit Ion Izagirre.

"As some stages are designed for 'all rounders' everyone will have the opportunity to jump on a breakaway and play his own role, but the most important is to increase our chances will be to keep the team spirit that our riders have always shown, ride and act as a unique united team, showing our colours in front of the race and fighting for the best possible result," he added.

Next to Izagirre and Colbrelli will be Janez Brajkovic, Ondrej Cink, Yukiya Arashiro, Tsgabu Grmay, Borut Božic, Javier Moreno and Grega Bole.
Image: Bahrain-Merida Pro Cycling team logo





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