Bahrain Victorious to start in Tour de Hongrie with first Bahraini rider
May 10 2021 10:51 pm CET

Bahrain Victorious to start in Tour de Hongrie with first Bahraini rider
Bahrain Victorious to start in Tour de Hongrie with first Bahraini rider
Team Bahrain Victorious

Team Bahrain Victorious is set to start in the Tour de Hongrie for the first time ever and it will have the debut of its first Bahraini rider.

The Hungarian race starts on the 12th of May in Siófok, finishes on the 16th in Budapest and will be 792 kilometres long in total in which the riders will ascent over 7954 metres. The most important stage for the GC will be the fourth -with a start in Balassagyarmat and a finish atop of Gyöngyös-Kékesteto- in which the peloton will climb 3221 metres over 202 kilometres.

Bahrain Victorious will have in its roster for the first time ever a rider from Bahrain, Ahmed Madan, who will make his debut with the formation. Next to him, the team will have riders from the Belgian classics and Santiago Buitrago will be the man to fight for GC.

"For the Tour of Hungary, we’ve got a lot of our classics guys coming back into racing again," said sports director Neil Stephens. "So we’ve got four out of the five stages, which are flatter and more classic style of stages. So we’ll be looking to go for some stage results and hopefully get a win on the flatter stages. We’ve also got Santiago Buitrago coming in. He’s got a minor injury, but he’s well prepared for the mountain stages, and so hopefully, we can do well on the mountain stage with him and hopefully in the GC.

"Probably one of the most exciting things about the Tour of Hungary is the inclusion of Ahmed Madan into the line-up. It’s his first race here with us in Europe, and we’re looking forward to guiding him through. His career has been progressing really well, up until now, and we are looking forward to taking the next step with Ahmed at the Tour of Hungary and look forward to racing with him."

Bahrain Victorious' roster for the Tour de Hongrie (May 12-16):

Phil Bauhaus
Santiago Buitrago
Heinrich Haussler
Ahmed Madan
Marcel Sieberg
Fred Wright



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