Matej Mohorič signs with BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team
Saturday 5th August 2017 – BAHRAIN MERIDA Team is happy to announce that Slovenian rider Matej Mohorič will join the team in the next season.
Matej Mohorič is a 22 years old cyclist from Slovenia who turned professional in 2014. That year he signed with Cannondale and was 5thon Road race in National Road Championships. He achieved the same result also in 2015 and that year he also came 6th in Japan Cup. In 2016 he signed with Lampre-Merida and he was 2nd in Time Trial in National Road Championships, he won 6th Stage of Tour of Hainan and was 3rd overall on the same race. In 2017 he joined UAE Team Emirates. He was 3rd in Road race on National Road Championships this year and 8th on Trofeo Laigueglia.
Brent Copeland: “It is always a pleasure for us to announce the arrival of a young talent such as Matej to our team BAHRAIN MERIDA, although he has already been a pro for 4 seasons, he is still young at the age of 22 with a creative and exciting mind on the bike, putting this together with his enthusiasm it makes a perfect match for our team, I have personally worked together with Matej in the past and know that he is one of the most intelligent riders in the group, we believe Matej has a vast amount of margin for improvement and has yet to show us what his true potential is, he is a rider whom we believe has been investing the first few years as a pro in learning and is now ready to show the world of cycling what his true capabilities are, we are sure Matej will find a solid and professional group of team mates and staff members at BAHRAIN MERIDA which will help him develop into the true talent that we all know he has, we welcome him and all look forward to supporting him with all his needs to help him achieve his goals.
Matej Mohorič is also looking forward to joining his new teammates: “I have a feeling that BAHRAIN MERIDA believes in me as a rider and that they could help me make a step up, to grow and develop even further. I am still only 22 years old and have winning ambitions in the future. It is a great motivation for me to go to one of the best teams in the world. I look forward to a good preparation for 2018 and a year where I will give my best in cycling.”