Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Izagirre brothers leading TBM at their homeland Clásica de San Sebastián
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Izagirre brothers leading TBM at their homeland Clásica de San Sebastián

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Wednesday,   1st August 2018 – Selected riders of BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team are already focusing on the upcoming Clásica de San Sebastián. 38th edition of this Spanish one-day race will be held on Saturday, the 4th of August.

228,7 kilometres long, Clásica de San Sebastián is played out on a route through the steep hills of the Basque Country, Spain. The course goes over eight climbs with the steep Murgil Tontorra as the last challenge. It’s a 2.5 kilometers climb with a gradient of 9% and the steepest ramp of 22%.

Ion and Gorka Izagirre will be the TBM leaders through their homeland race with a their strong and motivated teammates.

Alberto Volpi,  TBM Sports director, gave us some clean and simple key points for the strategy: “This is one of the hardest races at the World Tour. Very warm weather conditions and hard climbs. We have Ion and Gorka Izagirre to be our leaders here. They both have shown good form at Tour de France and our objective is to win this race with a teamwork that will help the brothers. We have riders able to do a good race without big suffering and the last climb at 7 km from arrival could be decisive”.

The BAHRAIN MERIDA lineup for Clásica de San Sebastián:

Manuele Boaro / Antonio NIbali / Gorka Izagirre / Ion Izagirre / Kanstantin Siutsou / Luka Pibernik / Hermann Pernsteiner