Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team (Bahrain) - Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team has signed two new German riders for the following two seasons, Phil Bauhaus and Marcel Sieberg.
Having Phil on the team is exactly what Team Bahrain Merida was looking for, a young and enthusiastic talented sprinter. He started his professional career in 2013 and now he will put on red and blue jerseys of Team Bahrain Merida starting 2019.
Experienced rider Marcel Sieberg started his professional cycling career in 2005 and is one of the worlds best lead out riders for the sprints. In the team, expectations of him are big regarding sharing his knowledge with the young riders and contributing some great performances to the team.
Brent Copeland, General Manager of the Team Bahrain Merida, expressed his thoughts regarding two new riders in the team. ”Phil is a rider whom we at team Bahrain Merida consider one of the most promising sprinters in the professional peloton. He is a rider that we have been considering closely for the past year and, therefore, we have put a lot of time investment to make this decision as we truly feel his future as a sprinter is something that will surprise the professional cycling world in the near future. We welcome him to the team and looking forward to a strong and good future together”.
Brent continues: ”Having Marcel as part of team Bahrain Merida means bringing the wealth of experience, both on and off the bike, he is a rider who can bring an incredible amount of knowledge to the younger riders on the team. His presence is something we are counting on immensely, especially for the lead out train for Phil Bauhaus, as we believe in his experience, has been a crucial part of this area on the team. Marcel has worked with the best riders in the world and we rate him as one of, if not the best, lead out rider for a sprint train, we are definitely excited about getting this work relationship going.”
Both well-known riders commented their decision for the next season.
Phil Bauhaus said: “I’m really looking forward to join Team Bahrain Merida and I already feel that they believe in me with the project we are planning together. Together we can have successful years.”
Marcel Sieberg commented: “I‘m really looking forward to the next two years. It’s like a new beginning for me. Team Bahrain Merida is a great team with a lot of potential and I hope that I can help to make the team successful with my abilities.”