Bole took silver medal at Slovenian National Championships
Kranj, June 25th – One more medal for Team BAHRAIN MERIDA at National Road Race Championships today. In Slovenia Grega Bole took 2nd place behind Mezgec. Brajkovic crashed in the first lap, but luckily without consequences.
Slovenian National Road Race Championships was held in Kranj today on a challenging circuit of 16 km (10 laps, 160 km total). Team BAHRAIN MERIDA lined up six riders: Grega Bole, Borut Bozic, Janez Brajkovic, Luka Pibernik, David Per and Domen Novak. Due to the rain the course was very slippery and because of that Jani crashed during the first lap. He was forced to abandon, but luckily without any serious injuries. After 25 km 7 men went in the breakaway, including our Grega Bole.
“We were the strongest and found immediately a good collaboration. I was looking for the victory, so I tried to attack many times in the final and on the last climb I went solo, trying to avoid the sprint. Unfortunately they caught me with almost 2 km to go and at the finish I could not compete with Mezgec, who is faster than me and moreover I had run out of energy”.
“We did a good team work” said Sports Director Gorazd Štangelj “We can be happy, but we rode for the win, so it’s a bitter second place. Good is to see Bole in great form anyway. This is important ahead of the Tour de France”.