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We are the best team in 2018 TDU

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Adelaide, Sunday 21st January – Starting and finishing by Elder Park on the banks of the River Torrens, stage 6 is meant to be a sprinters’ day. Gorka Izagirre, Ion Izagirre and Domenico Pozzovivo placed 7th, 12th and 14th in GC, which secured BAHRAIN MERIDA Team as the best team in 2018 Tour Down Under.

For us, this is not only a successful start for our new riders in their season, but also important for Ion and Navardauskas of their coming back: “For me, it’s nice to come back to the race again, to feel again as a pro cyclist. In the end, I don’t feel any strange of my body or any pain. For me it’s a victory to come back and stay with the best guys in the world,” says Ion with satisfaction on his face.

From our Lithuanian boy: “I came in this race really nervous. I was afraid even to start. I knew the Australians are in pretty good shapes, they are ready to suffer. In my head, I thought I could be dropped at stage 3 or 4. But now I am happy with my improvement. In the bunch, I was trying to help for my team. Still there is something that I want to improve, but so far I am happy where I am now. It is a good start for me and the team.”

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