Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Line-up for the Tour of Turkey
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Line-up for the Tour of Turkey

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Team Bahrain Merida will participate at 54th edition of Presidential Cup of Tour of Turkey which will start on Tuesday 9thOctober in Konya and from 2ndstage on will took riders along the glorious Aegan coastline to Istanbul. Total of 6 stages, stage 4 with its uphill finish will be crucial for the GC riders. The other stages are good for the sprinters and possible breakaways. In Team Bahrain Merida’s roaster are young Mark Padun who will be a GC leader and, as Slovenian Domen Novak, they will both be focused on Stage 4. David Per, Ivan Cortina, Grega Bole and Ramunas Navardauskas are the riders for breakaway. The most experienced Heinrich Haussler will be Capitan of the team.

Istanbul plays host to the race’s grand finale. After leaving Bursa, the cyclist will pass Osmangazi Bridge, the fourth suspension bridge in the world with the widest central span, and continue towards Eurasia Tunnel in Istanbul. Connecting the continents of Asia and Europe underwater, the tunnel will witness the first time ever race goes under the sea level in the global history of cycling.