Domenico Pozzovivo, age 35, started his professional career in 2005. He became a pure climbing specialist and he is most known for the victory in 8th Stage of the 2012 Giro d’Italia and overall victory in the 2012 Giro del Trentino.
Despite his age, 2017 season was one of the best in his career, with impressive results. He finished 3rd overall at Tour of Alps, 4th at Tour of Swiss, 6th at Giro d’Italia, 6th at Tour de Pologne, 9th at Abu Dhabi Tour and 10th at Tirreno-Adriatico. He proved his excellent physical form at the Vuelta as well. He has many significant results to show in his career but results from last year particularly convinced BAHRAIN MERIDA management to sign him and give him the chance to be one of the leaders in 2018 and 2019 as well as supporting his new team-mates in BAHRAIN MERIDA Team.
Pozzovivo has also a degree in economics and his high education has earned him the nickname “Dr. Pozzovivo” in the peloton.
Such an experienced climber will be a great addition to the team and will surely play an important role in the next two seasons.
He represents everything we look for in a cyclist. He is an extremely dedicated and hard worker and a true professional in all areas as well as a very ambitious rider. On top of this he is a team player that is always willing to work and support others at the same time he is considered to be one of our teams leaders who will be given the opportunity to have his own space in many important races.