BAHRAIN MERIDA Team adds six new riders for the 2020 season.
Wednesday, 16th October 2019 – Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team is delighted to announce that six new riders will join us in the upcoming season. Pello Bilbao, Rafael Valls, Eros Capecchi, Scott Davies, Marco Haller and Kevin Inkelaar have all signed with the team for the next two years.
“We are thrilled these six riders will join the team and be part of its future direction with Rod Ellingworth and McLaren”. – Team Bahrain Merida, General Manager Brent Copeland.
Pello Bilbao, from the Basque country, became more widely known after taking 6th place in the general classification at the Giro d’Italia 2018. In the same year, he won the first stage at the Tour of the Alps and 6th Stage at the Criterium du Dauphine. In 2019 he won two stages at Giro d’Italia, proving that his performance gets better each year.
Rafael Valls is an experienced Spanish climber who won the Tour of Oman in 2015. In 2017 he was 7th overall at Tour Down Under and 10th overall at Criterium du Dauphine.
Eros Capecchi from Italy is a Giro d’Italia stage winner and adds further firepower to our climbing line-up. He also brings with him over a decade of World Tour cycling experience.
Marco Haller, an Austrian sprinter and experienced rider, will be a major contributor to lighting up our classic and one-day race campaigns.
The team is also committed to nurturing the emerging stars of tomorrow. Kevin Inkelaar, 22, and Scott Davies, 24, are two such riders who have already proven their ability to perform at the highest level. We look forward to seeing them both thrive with the help and guidance of the team.
BAHRAIN MERIDA Team is proud to welcome all six riders to the team and for them to be part of the next chapter of our journey. Every one of them will play an essential role from the beginning of the next season onwards, and we are confident that we will enjoy many great victories together.