Bahrain-Merida to start at Tour de Suisse aiming at stage victories and GC podium
Jun 07 2018 07:48 pm CET

Bahrain-Merida to start at Tour de Suisse aiming at stage victories and GC podium
Bahrain-Merida to start at Tour de Suisse aiming at stage victories and GC podium
Bahrain-Merida © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Bahrain-Merida will start at the Tour de Suisse with one captain, even though the other riders can have the chance to fight for stage victories.

The Middle-Eastern team will fight for the GC with Ion Izagirre, but his teammates have card blanche to try to get a personal win. "The plan is clear, our absolute leader for the GC is Ion Izagirre, but all our riders, Gorka, Enrico, Kristijan, Mark and Hermann should have the opportunity for a stage victory," said Sports Director Tristan Hoffman.

"Sonny Colbrelli is the team's top class sprinter and he is highly motivated as always. We will ride from day to day and our first focus is the TTT (18 km) in Frauenfeld."

Izagirre has just rounded up his altitude training and this is his final preparation race before facing the Tour de France. "Our goals and targets are podiums and the final one in Bellinzona and we are optimistic for Ion to take the overall," the Sports Director explained.

"Our squad is strong for that purpose, with riders that will give a great support for sure. Anyway, Izagirre is back from the Teide training camp, where he did a good work, and of course, on the Suisse roads he will uprise his competition form for Tour de France."

Complete roster of Bahrain-Merida for the Tour de Suisse (9th to 17th of June):

Kristijan Koren
Enrico Gasparotto
Sonny Colbrelli
Ion Izagirre
Gorka Izagirre
Mark Padun
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