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"It was always my dream one day to become a part of a ProTour team and do races like Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta Espana. Now I got the chance to fight for participation in those legendary races."

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15.10.2016 @ 14:02 Posted by Nikolaj Corfitz Jensen

Ondrej Cink, 25m is a Czech MTB racer who will make a big move in his career. He will turn from MTB racing to professional road cycling in the coming season as he has signed a contract BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team.


Cink is a very talented mountain bike rider who will share his experiences with the team and get huge support and new knowledge from the to became familiar with the road racing cycling.


After signing with BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team, Cink said:


“First of all I would like to thank the Bahrain Cycling team for the opportunity they gave me. I really appreciate it. It was always my dream one day to become a part of a ProTour team and do races like Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta Espana. Now I got the chance to fight for participation in those legendary races. So I am really motivated for the upcoming season. But I know I will have to learn a lot. I come from mountain biking so I am aware that I miss experience. However I am ready to work hard and to do my best.”


General Manager of Team BAHRAIN MERIDA Brent Copeland said:


“Ondrej comes from the world class of MTB riders and we are very pleased to have him as part of our team where he now has the ability to show this talent in the road races with out team jersey. Ondrej has an incredible ability to race well at high altitude and this is something that we believe will bring him something extra on the road. We believe that at his young age of 25 and by combining this with the talent he has shown on the MTB, it  will definitely give him what he needs to bring great results and be yet another asset to our team. Te find this a very exciting signing simply because if we look at the statistics of the past riders that have come from MTB racing background, they have always brought very exciting racing on the road and we believe that this will be the exact same case with Ondrej.”



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