Mark Padun will renew his contract with Team Bahrain Merida
After the first season in the Team Bahrain Merida, young Mark Padun from Ukraine showed a great performance and, for sure, is one of the most talented young cyclist in the World Tour. His solo victory on the Tour of Alps in April showed his strength and self confidence that even so young and first-yearly in World Tour cycling can perform a stage victory. In the team they are sure Mark will grow as a rider. He feels good in the team and trainers are satisfied with his progress.
Mark Padun commented: «My first year with this team is going amazing and I am very happy to stay here for the next 2 years.«
General Manager of the team Brent Copeland commented: “Mark is a rider we at Bahrain Merida have worked exceptionally well with since the start of our working relationship. He is one of the biggest assets and one of the most talented young riders in the pro peloton and we know his worth. For this reason, all team management believes in him and has extended his contract. We believe Mark has so many areas which he can cover as a rider, he can climb as well as TT and he’s a very intelligent rider who knows how to manage himself well, even though he is still at a very young age. One of his strongest points is his positive and hard working attitude which never seizes to amaze us. We certainly looking forward to continuing the next few years together with him.”