Left behind the dramatic 2017 season - where he counted just 12 days of racing because of a double knee surgery - Heinrich Haussler is ready to take his revenge.
He is really motivated to feel finally well for racing for Team BAHRAIN MERIDA since the beginning of the season. He can do well both in stages and in one-day races, in particular he brings Classics experience to the team set-up. The Australian cyclist of German heritage is 33 years old and even though he has a huge experience in the peloton he can still have a good margin of improvement.
He started his professional career in 2005 shooting immediately to prominence with a stage win at the Vuelta. Then he took five great successes in 2006 and has had strong classics campaigns since then: in 2009 coming 2nd in both the Tour of Flanders and Milano-Sanremo, besides the 7th place in Paris-Roubaix. Haussler's biggest victory was the win of Stage 13 in 2009 Tour de France. In 2015 he won the Australian National Road Race Championships.
In 2016 with IAM Cycling he took excellent results in Classics as the 6th place in Paris-Roubaix and the 7th in Milano-Sanremo. He rode the Giro d’Italia, where he was 8th in a stage. He had other top ten finishes at Tour de Pologne (twice 4th and once 7th).