As from last week, the famous cycling team Bahrain Merida is on the island of Hvar for final preparations for the new season. One of the world’s best cyclists Vincenzo Nibali is also a part of the Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team. Nibali is one of the six riders who have won three most prestigious world races (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a España).
Together with his team, Nibali is getting in shape for the new season. The team is thrilled with accommodation and roads on the sunny island of Hvar.
Vladimir Miholjević, the renowned Croatian cyclist and the coordinator of the training camp, has played a very important role in the whole project. Recently he became the sports director of the Bahrain Merida Cycling Team and the Tour of Croatia race. Last year Miholjević brought the famous cycling team to Poreč in Istria, whilst this year he managed to bring them on Hvar.
“We are looking forward to spending these few days together. There will be some hard work of course, but also enough time to strengthen the bonds between us, to welcome our new members and also to have fun and to enjoy these last free days before the beginning of the next season,” commented Vladimir Miholjević before coming to Hvar.
Apart from Miholjević, the training camp was organized thanks to the support of the Hvar Tourist Board, the hotel group Sunčani Hvar Hotels, the city of Hvar and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board.
The training camp began last week on the 6th of December and will end on the 19th of December 2017. During media days, from the 13th to the 16th of December, journalists and photographers from all over the world will join the team on Hvar and have a unique opportunity to spend some time with Bahrain Merida athletes, to interview them and to even ride bicycles side by side with them.
Some of the team’s sponsors will also join the athletes and staff, spend some time on Hvar, and give final inputs about the new equipment that the Bahrain Merida Team will use in the new season.