Team Bahrain Merida signs two neo-pros.
Wednesday, November 13th – We are delighted to announce that two neo-pros, Santiago Buitrago Sanchez and Fred Wright, have joined BAHRAIN MERIDA for the upcoming season.
“We are thrilled these young riders have joined the team and are now part of its future direction with Rod Ellingworth and McLaren. They will play an instrumental role in shaping the team’s future, and we look forward to providing them with the right environment to thrive” – Team Bahrain Merida, Operations Director Brent Copeland says.
Santiago Buitrago Sanchez is a 20-year-old talented Colombian climber who spent last season riding with the Italian Elite-U23 Team. His climbing skills caught the eye of our technical staff and team management along with his strong results at the Giro della Valle d’Aosta and win at Lamporecchio.
The 20-year-old British rider Fred Wright has already experienced the pro peloton after joining a WorldTour team as a stagiaire in August 2019. Fred has a track background but firmly announced his transition to road racing having won a stage at Giro Ciclistico d’Italia and the Tour de l’Avenir. In the junior and U23 categories Fred achieved victories at the Junior Tour of Wales and Ronde de l’Oise where he also won a stage and the young rider classification.
BAHRAIN MERIDA is proud to welcome these two young riders to the team and we look forward to their contribution in shaping its next chapter.