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Teamwork shown in BAHRAIN MERIDA’s first-ever WorldTour races

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Sunday 22, January – A daring beginning is half way winning, and the first WorldTour team from middle east certainly shown their power in Australia


“I just can’t wait for the next race now,” said Philippe Mauduit, our sports director. “For the first time of that race, Niccolò just simply didn’t have the legs today, but they have been doing a hard and good work so far. As long as you gave 100%, everything is acceptable. I am satisfied with the race in general, because they had shown the team spirits, and that was our first goal our coming here. Now we are just looking forward to the next race, these kids are going out of Tour Down Under in a great shape,” he added.

Yukiya Arashiro, the Japanese veteran in BAHRAIN MERIDA, is also satisfied with our first ever WorldTour race after the last stage: “You know, it’s a new team, new start, first race, we are first time here for racing, no? Every day, better and better, no? Maybe soon we will get our first win. I feel that this tour was good for us and I am happy to ride for this team. Teammates, team staff, good organizations, thank you to everybody.”


2017 Tour Down Under Stage 6 results:


16th ARASHIRO, Yukiya (TBM)

19th BONIFAZIO, Niccolò (TBM)

59th BRAJKOVIC, Janez (TBM)

68th VISCONTI, Giovanni (TBM)

69th CINK, Ondrej (TBM)

101st GRMAY, Tsgabu (TBM)

116th FENG, Chun-Kai (TBM)



2017 Tour Down Under GC results:


20th VISCONTI, Giovanni (TBM) 01:38

22nd CINK, Ondrej (TBM) 01:45

47th BRAJKOVIC, Janez (TBM) 06:05

70th ARASHIRO, Yukiya (TBM) 10:20

75th GRMAY, Tsgabu (TBM) 12:10

102nd FENG, Chun-Kai (TBM) 22:55

104th BONIFAZIO, Niccolò (TBM) 24:02




As we finished our first WorldTour debut in South hemisphere Adelaide the upcoming Tour de San Juan (2.1) will be Vincenzo Nibali leading BAHRAIN MERIDA from 24th – 29th January. The Sicilian Sharks with his teammates Manuele Boaro, Valerio Agnoli, Ramunas Navardauskas, Kanstantsin Siutsou and Franco Pellizotti are ready to give their best in 2017 season. We are ready for the next challenge.