Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Heinrich Haussler in the roster for EUROEYES CYCLASSICS
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Heinrich Haussler in the roster for EUROEYES CYCLASSICS

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Wednesday, 16th August – The Hamburg Cyclassics debuted in 1996 – with a pro race already consisting of 100 professional cyclists. Since 2005, the pro race has been a part of the sport’s peak competition, the UCI WorldTour and is considered to be one of the sport’s major one-day cycling races world-wide. BAHRAIN MERIDA Team is ready for this year’s edition that will be held on Sunday, 20th August. We are especially happy to announce that Heinrich Haussler will be joining the team for the first time after a long recovery from his injury.

BAHRAIN MERIDA Sport Director of the Hamburg race, Harald Morscher, expressed his expectations for the race: “This race was won mostly from sprinters in the last years. For sure it will be a hard race and overall long, with it’s 220 km. Our strategy is very simple: we won’t just fight for a breakaway, king of the mountain or anything else – we will fight for the win. With Colbrelli and Bonifazio we have 2 excellent sprinters in the team and with Haussler, who is coming back from his long recovery, we have the best “Regiemaster” in our group. He will for sure surprise us all. With Bole, Božič, Pibernik and Arashiro we have 4 experienced riders that will prepare everything for our success. And with the young David Per we will have a rider that will see to our presence in the breakaways.”

Heinrich Haussler is finally back with us! He commented before this first race after a long pause: “Of course I am crazily excited but also ready for this race in Hamburg. It’s something I’ve really been working for since the last operation. I’m in good shape and I’ve done some hard rides this week just to test my knee and see if I’ll be ready to ride in race conditions and it has been good. So I am super confident and excited to be out there again with the boys.”

BAHRAIN MERIDA Team’s line up for Hamburg is: Yukiya Arashiro, Grega Bole, Niccolò Bonifazio, Borut Božič, Sonny Colbrelli, Heinrich Haussler, David Per and Luka Pibernik.