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BAHRAIN MERIDA riders selected for the World Championships

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Five BAHRAIN MERIDA riders have been selected to participate in the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen (Norway): Arashiro, Colbrelli, Cortina, Haussler and Pibernik.


Five riders from BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team will compete in their national colours in the UCI Road World Championships, which are underway in Bergen (Norway).

Sonny Colbrelli (Italy), Yukiya Arashiro (Japan), Heinrich Haussler (Australia) and Luka Pibernik (Slovenia) will be lined up in the Men Elite Road Race, that will take place on Sunday, September 24th. The race will start in Øygarden and Fjell with a 40 km “Tour de region” on the coastal landscape of Western Norway. Then riders will face 11 laps of the circuit (17.9 km) in Bergen for 267.5 km total. The circuit will take the riders up to Mount Ulriken – the Salmon Hill – the main climb of the race (1.5 km with 6.5% average).

A route suited to classics riders and sprinters as the Italian Sonny Colbrelli. highly motivated after recent success at the Coppa Bernocchi. Proud and happy to race the World Champs is for sure Heinrich Haussler, who just returned to racing has been named in the Australian Elite men’s squad. Luka Pibernik will represent Slovenia colours with the aim to support his captain. Yukiya Arashiro has the honour to be the only Japanese rider in Bergen.

The young and promising Ivan Garcia Cortina will compete with Spain National Team in the Men Under 23 Road Race on Friday, September 22nd. BAHRAIN MERIDA Spanish rider can be one of the expected favourites for Bergen Champs, after his great performance at the Vuelta. U23 will face ten laps of the circuit in Bergen, with the climb to Mount Ulriken as well. Start and finish at Festplassen, for 191 km total.