Bahrain-Merida announce signing of six new riders

Pello Bilbao wins stage 6 dauphine 2018

Bahrain-Merida have announced six new signings as they continue to reshape their squad for 2020.

Pello Bilbao makes the move after three seasons in Astana and won this year two stages of the Giro d’Italia, one stage at the Criterium du Dauphine, as well as taking the sixth overall positions at the Italian Grand Tour.

Rafael Valls has signed on from Movistar, and another experienced pro, 33-year-old Eros Capecchi, will come aboard after three seasons in the Deceuninck-Quick-Step.

Marco Haller makes a move between for the first time since 2012 when he joined Katusha. The versatile Austrian leaves just as Katusha-Alpecin is taken over by Israel Cycling Academy, who will step up to the WorldTour next year.

Joining those veterans is a pair of up-and-comers, Scott Davies will join from Dimension Data, while 22-year-old Dutchman Kevin Inkelaar will turn pro with the team after a season with the Groupama-FDJ development squad.


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