Jan is the Slovenian Time Trial National Champion, title that he won twice. In 2016 he took road race National Championships too. He is skilled as domestique as well as and as a leader for one-day or shorter stage races. He proved this in the last two seasons when he scored several wins. Among his best results to be mentioned is the title of European Champion U23 in 2012.
The team expects that he will advance and help on the Belgian classics. His way of racing is quite aggressive, but we know his escapes can also be successful. In the time trial, his help and added value in team races will be welcomed
Team BAHRAIN MERIDA former rider and now Sports Director Borut Bozic discovered him as a promising cycling talent: they were neighbour and sometimes they rode MTB together.
When Jan was 17 years old, Borut suggested him that he should take up cycling, because he judged him skilled enough to become a pro rider one day. He was definetly right.