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1 May 2017

Nibali's team Bahrain Merida at the start

Everything started in a small island country of Bahrain in Persian Gulf, which supported and believed from the first moment on.

Already in that first moment all goals and thoughts were at Giro d ‘Italia 100, having the 2 times winner of Giro as one of  riders.

Bright new team, 27 riders and 45 staff members from 12 different countries, very international oriented and very much focused to be the best, to be special and to continue building top image of the team and presenting Bahrain country to the world. 


Riders and staff of BAHRAIN MERIDA Team are honored to be a part of the 100° Edition with all supporters and fans looking forward to the start in Alghero, Sardinia. “We are proud to have a two times winner of Giro d’Italia, Vincenzo Nibali, as our team leader. The race has special meaning for him, not only because of the two victories, but also because the race will take him through his hometown of Messina, where the finish of Stage 5 will take place”.


“Right from the beginning, through all trainings and races, with every ridden kilometer, we have been preparing for this race, with special attention in the last few months. Two 14-days training camps in Tenerife and Tour of Croatia proved that the team is ready for Giro”.

By the side of the captain and leader Vincenzo Nibali will ride Manuele Boaro, Kanstantsin Siutsou, Javier Moreno, Valerio Agnoli, Luka Pibernik, Franco Pellizotti and Enrico Gasparotto. A team of strong, dedicated and focused riders, ready for the big challenge ahead of them and confident in achieving the team’s goals.

Official jersey (Sportful) and helmet (Rudy Project) special edition are designed for 100°edition, that will be proudly worn by all our riders, showing the special meaning this race has for the team. With our co-title sponsor Merida  a special edition bicycle is created for Vincenzo Nibali to emphasize the importance of this event even more.



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