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Young and talented rider, Mark Padun, joins BAHRAIN MERIDA Team

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Saturday, 29th July 2017 – Mark Padun will join BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team as stagier rider for the rest of the 2017 season. One of the best riders Under 23 will be included in BAHRAIN MERIDA race schedule in September and October.

Mark Padun is a young, only 21 years old rider from Ukraine. He is one of the best riders in U23 in the world, specialized in climbing. This year he won Flecha du Sud in Luxembourg, GP Piva and an important stage of Giro d’Italia Under 23, where he also took 5th place in the overall classification. Last year he won a stage on Giro Valle Aosta, wore pink jersey for 2 days and was 2nd in the overall classification. He also won TT national championship.

General Manager of the BAHRAIN MERIDA Team, Brent Copeland, is looking forward to working with the young talented rider: “We are very pleased to have such a talented rider as Mark Padun riding for us during the last part of the season. We believe that in the professional category he will definitely show his true value. We have been following Mark closely in the past and he has proved what he is worth as a cyclist, a stage win and a 5th overall at the Giro as well as victories and good podium places in other international races shows that he has what it takes to think about his move to the professional category. His time spent over the next few months will give us a good opportunity to get to know one another well, both on and off the bike. We have put together a good race program for him to follow and we wish him all the best with our team and looking forward to seeing his ability.”

At BAHRAIN MERIDA we are looking forward to welcome Mark in our team. We believe in him and his talent and we will provide him with the best possible conditions to develop his potential.