Sprinter Sonny Colbrelli will lead the Bahrain-Merida staff’s price on the Excursion of Oman, beginning this Saturday, whilst Domenico Pozzovivo will head the squad’s total aspirations.

Fourth position at the 2nd degree to Alicante is Colbrelli’s perfect consequence thus far this season in what is most effective been 5 days of racing on the Volta a los angeles Comunitat Valenciana, however the 28-year-old has known a few harder sprint-stage finishes that are supposed to swimsuit him within the Heart East.

“The Volta a los angeles Comunitat Valenciana was once a just right revel in for me; the Spanish race allowed me to get extra tempo and I am pleased with my situation,” Colbrelli stated on his staff’s web page.

“In Oman, along with the 2 phases for natural sprinters, there are two phases with a slight uphill end the place I will make a consequence,” he stated.

“The Excursion of Oman isn’t a very simple race, beginning with the primary degree that runs alongside the coast with the specter of the wind, and with the climb of Inexperienced Mountain at the penultimate degree,” stated sports activities director Alberto Volpi. “However Sonny could have multiple instance to take a look at to win a degree, whilst Domenico will purpose for the GC.”

Pozzovivo will arrive on the race with the Excursion Down Beneath from mid-January as the one racing in his legs – the place he completed 14th total – despite the fact that he is spent the previous fortnight coaching at the Canary Islands.

“The Excursion of Oman is a race that I have all the time preferred, the place I have completed within the best 10 a number of instances, with the final time having been in 2016,” stated Pozzovivo. “After a just right coaching length, I am in a position to present my perfect, and am hoping to complete as top as imaginable within the total classification.”

Bahrain-Merida for the 2019 Excursion of Oman: Yukiya Arashiro, Sonny Colbrelli, Andrea Garosio, Kristijan Koren ,Antonio Nibali, Domen Novak, Domenico Pozzovivo

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