Tour de France 2019 Team Preview: Bahrain Merida
Will Nibali be able to put the team on his back?
Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, 2014 champion and a five-time stage winner on the Tour de France, will lead the Bahrain-Merida team in this year’s race. It will be 34-year-old Nibali’s eighth Tour and comes after he was forced to pull out last year after he was brought down by a collision with a spectator as he climbed Alpe d’Huez.
Nibali will be backed by compatriot Damiano Caruso and Australia’s reigning world time-trial champion Rohan Dennis.
Bahrain-Merida roster for Tour de France
- Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
- Damiano Caruso (ITA)
- Sonny Colbrelli (ITA)
- Rohan Dennis (AUS)
- Ivan Garcia Cortina (ESP)
- Matej Mohoric (SLO)
- Dylan Teuns (BEL)
- Jan Tratnik (CZE)