Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Matej Mohorič signs contract extension with Team Bahrain Merida
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Matej Mohorič signs contract extension with Team Bahrain Merida

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Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team is delighted to announce that Matej Mohorič has signed a contract extension with our team for next two seasons.

The talent of the Slovenian National Champion – he was consecutive junior and under-23 world champion – has been confirmed year after year until the last amazing season with our team. In fact, in 2018 Mohorič won seven races, including two overall classification the Binck Bank Tour and Deutschland Tour and a Giro d’Italia stage.

“With Bahrain Merida I had the best year of my career so far” Mohorič says “I made a crucial step in my career here and I feel really good in this team. So I’m very proud to stay here longer and be part of this team in the future. Plans are to focus on one-day Classics. I became a really good rider on this kind of races. Next strategies will be to make a step forward as a GC rider. I will need some more years of experience for sure, but I would grow up to fight for Grand Tours overall as well”.

Although he is still young, Matej Mohorič has already been a pro for 5 seasons, turning professional at just 19 and now he is one of the most intelligent riders in the peloton, ready for even greater things as Brent Copeland Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Manager confirms “We’re very happy with the renew of Matej’s contract. It’s a rider that fits our team perfectly. He’s a talented cyclist also he’s a rider that we can work together to help to improve in more areas with the help McLaren and Merida together we can definitely use Matej to help improvements in technological area. He’s a rider that continuously increasing his talent. We believe that the future is really bright for both sides”.

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