Strong TBM ready for Canada Grand Prix races
Monday, September 3rd 2018.
Two outstanding and exciting races are ahead of BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team, Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal.
The first challenge in Canada will be the one in Québec with 16 laps in the heart of the «Vielle Capitale», a unique venue for the city circuit. One lap is 12,6 km long with the 201,6 km in total. The race will be particularly well suited to a hilly terrain and punchers and steep descents and with the straight for the fast sprinters to the finishing line.
The second challenge is Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, an extremely high caliber competition. The riders will complete 17 laps through Montréal. One lap is 12,1 km with the total race distance of 205,7 km. A demanding climb with a difficult cadence will be a true test for all the riders.
Matej Mohorič, TMB leader for Canadian GP races is looking forward to the challenges across the Atlantic: “This year we are coming to Canada with a very strong team. I have been feeling very good lately having won Binck Bank and Deutschland Tour last month. I have since recovered from those efforts and hopefully that will make me even stronger for the races in Quebec and Montreal. I am more looking forward to the second race, I think it suits me better. On the team we also have Colbrelli, Gasparotto and Pozzovivo, who have done well here in the past – we are all very motivated and I think we can work well together to achieve a good result. There will also be Haussler, Bole and Koren. I think we are one of the strongest teams on the startlist.
Rik Verbrugghe, TBM sports director for the race, is optimistic: “The two races are in a circuit, each one has two hard climbs which make the race really difficult. Anyway, we are going there with a great team and we hope that Matej Mohorič deserves his team leaders status after his great season, performance and stage victory at Giro and victories at the Binck Bank Tour and Tour of Germany, Sonny Colbrelli is our best sprinter and he is definately more hungry for the victories after bad luck and flat tyre he had in Plouay. Hopefully th GP Quebec as a more sprinters race is a good playground for him. Enrico Gasparotto and Domenico Pozzovivo with their offensive style will for sure be able to perform well in these races and such climbs. Enrico has big experience at Canada races and did great results there. Heinrich Haussler is a rider with such experience and could always make a day and shares his all to his teammates. Kristijan Koren and Grega Bole are hardworkers, experienced and give themselves to the team to the point of perfection. We have a great team that will support Matej, Sonny,…
Our goals are victories, podiums, top 10s,..
BAHRAIN MERIDA Team lineup for Canadian GP races is: Heinrich Haussler, Matej Mohorič, Sonny Colbrelli, Enrico Gasparotto, Grega Bole, Kristijan Koren and Domenico Pozzovivo