BAHRAIN MERIDA Team Already Planning for Season 2018
Wednesday, 20th September 2017 – As the season 2017 is slowly coming to an end, BAHRAIN MERIDA Team is already planning and looking forward to the races in 2018. Like this year, a special attention will be given to the Giro d’Italia, not only because it is one of the most prestigious races in the world, but also we achieved podium this year and the goals are very demanding for the coming season.
Although the 2017 cycling season hasn’t ended yet, the eyes of the cycling elite are already turned to the future and the upcoming season. Some announcements of rider transfers have already been made, some are still to be official. But one thing is for sure – BAHRAIN MERIDA Team’s ambitions are higher than ever.
As in 2017, BAHRAIN MERIDA Team, being one of the UCI licensed team, will take part in all of the important races around the world. Some strategies have already been made and some are left for the winter. Special attention will, of course, be given to the three Grand Tours, with the aim of improving this year’s result. One of the Grand Tours has been recently officially announced – The Giro d’Italia 2018. As in 2017, also the Giro 2018 will have a special meaning for us, with Vincenzo Nibali being one of the best riders of our Team. The Giro 2018 will be held from 4th to 27th May and our strategists are already considering which riders they will chose and how to plan the races and trainings before the Giro so we can achieve the best possible results.
General Manger of the team, Brent Copeland satisfied with the result of our first Giro d’Italia commented: “It’s always an exciting time of the year when we start finding out the race routes and calendars of the following season. The Giro d’Italia were the first to announce the start of their Grand Tour this week. Together with the technical staff we will wait for the rest of the race route to be announced as well as the route of the other Grand Tours before we put together the most competitive team for all three grand tours, of course the Giro is always an exciting race for us and as always we looking forward to participating.”