SPRINTER AND ALL ROUNDER
Sonny Colbrelli joined the WorldTour level with Team BAHRAIN MERIDA in 2017, taking some prestigious results immediately. He won a stage at the Paris-Nice, the Brabantse Pijl and the Coppa Bernocchi. He sprinted to podium places many times and he took amazing top-ten finishes as that at his first ever Tour of Flanders. The second season with TBM was even more successful with the wins at Dubai Tour, Tour de Suisse, Gran Piemonte and back-to-back Coppa Bernocchi.
Sonny (27 years old) is not only one of the major sprinters and all rounder of the Team, but also as a very classy one day races rider. With BAHRAIN MERIDA he will focus on Classics campaign in 2019 as Milano-Sanremo (13th in 2017 and 9th in 2018) and Tour of Flanders, but he will be a stage hunter in some Grand Tours as well. His enthusiasm and exciting way of racing definitely bring something special to the team.
Sonny Colbrelli turned professional in 2012 and has spent his entire career with the Bardiani Team. In 2014 he had a marvellous season with several victories as Giro dell’Appennino, Memorial Pantani, Gp Prato and Coppa Sabatini. The following year he took a success at Tour de Limousin and Gp Beghelli.
2016 was his best season before joining Team BAHRAIN MERIDA, setting his personal record in a year with seven wins: GP Lugano, 2 stages at Tour du Limousin, 1 stage at Poitou Charantes, Coppa Agostoni, Coppa Sabatini and Tre Valli Varesine. Besides a podium performance at Amstel Gold Race (3rd) and a finishing in the top 10 at Milano-Sanremo as well (twice in his career).