Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | An impressive breakaway ride in TDU stage 4 for Ondrej Cink
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An impressive breakaway ride in TDU stage 4 for Ondrej Cink

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Friday 20th, January – Ondrej Cink(Bahrain-Merida) showed his talent in his first WorldTour race by joining the breakaway with Jack Bauer (Quick-Step Floors) and Cameron Meyer (UniSA-Australia).


Stage 4 of 2017 Tour Down Under looked like a delicacy for the sprinters; however, our sprinter Niccolò Bonifazio has difficulty finding a good position in the fast downhill and technical end, but our breakaway rider Ondrej Cink, 26-year-old Czech Republic really impressed the whole team by joining a breakaway ride for nearly 100 kilometers.

“The finish was very fast, because too much corners in the final, it was really dangerous, and it was difficult for me to search positions in the last 10 kilometers because the road is downhill. It’s okay, thanks for my teammates for the work, but today is not a good day,” said Niccolo Bonifazio.

Good performance for Bahrain-Merida in his first ever WorldTour race, Cink said: “From the start, I was in the breakaway, do the right thing, 100 kilometers, maybe more.” Asking about his feeling, he continued: “it was very hard for me, it’s all new here. I have to try everything.” It was an important day in Australia for the 26-year-old talented from Czech Republic.

All eyes on Willunga Hill now. GC favorites have their eyes fixed on tomorrow’s stage to the legendary Willunga Hill. As riders have to conquer the 3 kilometers climb twice with the average gradient 7%, we are expecting some firework early in the season.