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Bahrain-Merida team presentation of the 2019 team

Bahrain-Merida team presentation of the 2019 team
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Vincenzo Nibali at the Bahrain-Merida team training camp with his 2019 teammates

Vincenzo Nibali at the Bahrain-Merida team training camp with his 2019 teammates
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Bahrain-Merida riders head out for a spin

Bahrain-Merida riders head out for a spin
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Vincenzo Nibali speaks at the Bahrain-Merida team presentation

Vincenzo Nibali speaks at the Bahrain-Merida team presentation
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Bahrain-Merida team meet for a training camp in warm weather

Bahrain-Merida team meet for a training camp in warm weather
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Bahrain-Merida directors putting together plans for the training camp

Bahrain-Merida directors putting together plans for the training camp
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Bahrain-Merida riders head out for a training ride

Bahrain-Merida riders head out for a training ride
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Rohan Dennis and Vincenzo Nibali at the Bahrain-Merida team presentation

Rohan Dennis and Vincenzo Nibali at the Bahrain-Merida team presentation
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Bahrain-Merida present the team for 2019

Bahrain-Merida present the team for 2019
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Riders training at Bahrain-Merida team camp

Riders training at Bahrain-Merida team camp
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Bahrain-Merida out for a training ride

Bahrain-Merida out for a training ride
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Bahrain-Merida team camp, riders undergo training and testing ahead of the 2019 season

Bahrain-Merida team camp, riders undergo training and testing ahead of the 2019 season
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Bahrain-Merida team presentation of the 2019 team

Bahrain-Merida team presentation of the 2019 team
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Bahrain-Merida team bike on display at the presentation of the 2019 team

Bahrain-Merida team bike on display at the presentation of the 2019 team
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Bahrain-Merida team presentation of the 2019 team

Bahrain-Merida team presentation of the 2019 team
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Bahrain-Merida team presentation of the 2019 team

Bahrain-Merida team presentation of the 2019 team
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Bahrain-Merida kit revealed at the team presentation of the 2019 team

Bahrain-Merida kit revealed at the team presentation of the 2019 team
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Rohan Dennis at the Bahrain Merida team presentation

Rohan Dennis at the Bahrain Merida team presentation
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New teammates at Bahrain-Merida still in previous team kit ahead of 2019

New teammates at Bahrain-Merida still in previous team kit ahead of 2019
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Vincenzo Nibali talks ahead of a training ride

Vincenzo Nibali talks ahead of a training ride
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Vincenzo Nibali and Matej Mohoric of Bahrain-Merida on a training ride

Vincenzo Nibali and Matej Mohoric of Bahrain-Merida on a training ride
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Brent Copeland at the Bahrain-Merida team camp

Brent Copeland at the Bahrain-Merida team camp
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Bahrain-Merida revealed their entire 2019 team Wednesday during an official presentation at the historic Arsenal building in the city of Hvar, Croatia. Management announced the new joint venture partner McLaren, and riders wearing black suit jackets lined up in front of a theatre filled with fans and team stakeholders.

Team captain Vincenzo Nibali, who led many rides during this week's training camp in Croatia, spoke at the presentation as part of the first wave of riders on stage. He spoke about his race plans for 2019 and his aim to race at both the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France.

Bahrain-Merida also presented their new riders, including Rohan Dennis, Phil Bauhaus, Damiano Caruso, Marcel Sieberg, Andrea Garosio, Jan Tratnik, Stephen Williams and Dylan Teuns.

Teuns said he wanted to win a Classic, while Dennis, the new time trial world champion, said he hopes to win more time trials and help Nibali in the Grand Tours.

Vladimir Miholjevic, who is sport director and coordinator of the presentation and corresponding team training camp, gave the opening speeches, thanking those in attendance, including the Hvar Tourist Board, The City of Hvar and Sunčani Hvar Hotels, for hosting the team camp once again.

"We promise you that we will give everything that you can be proud on our success, and believe us, we really want to live up to our slogan – It’s not about me, it’s about US – because we feel that everybody present here it’s part of us," Miiholjevic said.

General Manager Brent Copeland mentioned the team's success this year with 26 wins. He also spoke about the team's new partnership with McLaren and how that will help them in the future.

"In my view, this is one of the most important developments in world professional cycling in the last decade, and one that will accelerate the team’s ambitions and plans to compete at the top," Copeland said. "McLaren can help us understand how to optimize and develop technology, human high-performance management and our brand - most importantly, how to do that in an integrated, coordinated way.”

The team will race at Australia's Tour Down Under in January.