Antonio Nibali renews with Team BAHRAIN MERIDA
BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team is happy to announce the contract renewal of Antonio Nibali for one more year.
The 25-year old younger brother of Vincenzo is in his fourth season as a professional, two of which in the WorldTour with Team BAHRAIN MERIDA. Recently he took his first victory as pro (a stage win at the Tour of Austria) confirming his qualities of a complete rider with a strong predisposition for the climb.
“I’m very happy to stay with the team, that brought me into the WorldTour. When I look back on the last two years and see how I’ve grown as a rider, I’m confident that this is the right place to be for improving further” comments the Italian rider “Here I feel at home and not only because of my brother Vincenzo is a teammate. The team put a lot of confidence in me and let me acquiring more and more race experience. My focus for next season is to still growing, both as a helper for the team leaders and as a rider, that can play his chances for a stage victory. I will work hard also to achieve my wish to ride another Grand Tour together with my brother Vincenzo”.
Team BAHRAIN MERIDA General Manager Brent Copeland says: “It is fantastic for us at Bahrain Merida to be able to renew the contract of Antonio, he is a rider who dedicates an immense amount of work to his job. He is a rider who has continuously developed into a true professional which we saw during his first pro victory he achieved this year. We feel he has matured to a level where we can benefit from him in many of the most important races in the world, we looking forward to a great future together”.
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