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BAHRAIN MERIDA line-up for Clásica de San Sebastián

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Thursday, 1st August – Exciting climbing challenge is ahead of BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team riders – the hilly classic Clásica de San Sebastián. The 39thedition of this one-day race will be held on Saturday, 3rd of August.

It’s always hard to pick up pace after challenging and great races as this year’s Tour de France certainly was. But our team is more than ready for new cycling trials. One of them is already very close – a 227,3 kilometers steep climbing challenge of Clásica de San Sebastián.

The race will be played out in the steep hills of the beautiful and scenic Basque Country and as the organizers stated on the official web page – it’s a perfect race for punchers with downhill skills.

Mark Padun will be the leader of BAHRAIN MERIDA line-up. He is fully aware of the difficulties that the seven climbs present – especially Jaikibel and the wall-like Murgil, which will be the hardest obstacles of the race. But his recent result shows he is in great shape and therefore more than prepared to take on such a challenge.

Sports director, Alberto Volpi, is also optimistic before the race: “With young Padun we have a strong leader. He has proved his shape in recent races – he won the Adriatica Ionica Race. This certainly shows that we can be optimistic about the upcoming Clasica de San Sebastian and can definitely expect an interesting race.”

The full BAHRAIN MERIDA lineup for this year’s Clásica de San Sebastián: Ivan Garcia Cortina, Mark Padun, Valerio Agnoli, Grega Bole, Andrea Garosio, Antonio Nibali and Meiyin Wang.