Giovanni Visconti leading a strong squad for Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, the European opening race of the season 2018. is starting next Wednesday. The 69th edition of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana – or, Tour of Valencia – will be played out from January 31, until February 4, 2018.
After a seven-year gap the race is back again on the calendar since 2016. The Queen Stage of, the 2018 edition runs to El Alto de las Canteras, a peak above Cocentaina, but the other two stages and also one time-trial stage will equally be demanding.
BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team will be leaded by the capitain Giovanni Visconti and a 2nd leader Enrico Gasparotto. It will be an official debut for Hermann Pernsteiner, our new member who is very motivated and excited for his first performance in the redisigned jersey of TBM.
Our sports director Rik Verbrugghe will also have his debut accompanied with his colleague Harald Morscher, who is with the TBM for the second season. Both of them are very optimistic for the upcoming Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. The team was having great preparations in Calpe for almost two weeks and both of the directors expressed their thoughts that Giovanni Visconti is showing a very good form and all the other riders worked very well and are highly motivated and focused for their first race performance and towards the whole season 2018. in general. Ramunas Navardauskas is also on the road again and looking great after a successful heart surgery that he had last summer and after a hard work to be strong again with all the big confidence he has after Tour Down Under . Franco Pellizotti, our top experienced rider with Luka Pibernik and Domen Novak give us faith that a strong and ambicious TBM will perform well at Volta de la Comunitat Valenciana.
Team BAHRAIN MERIDA’s line up for Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana;
Giovanni Visconti, Enrico Gasparotto, Franco Pellizotti, Ramunas Navardauskas, Luka Pibernik, Domen Novak, Hermann Pernsteiner