Bahrain Merida

Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team is one of the first cycling teams to be based in the Middle East. The project started almost 2 years ago, with a casual bike ride in the desert of Bahrain between His Highness Sheikh Nasser and Vincenzo Nibali.

A World Tour team composed of 27 riders and 40 odd professionals from management to support crew, hailing from 12 different nations, and challenging the global podiums of the world of cycling.

A World Tour Team means that Bahrain Merida will race all around 6 continents on the highest level of the international cycling, proudly wearing the colours of Bahrain and Merida as co-title sponsor.

The team is founded through a consortium of business partners from Bahrain and Merida – one of the major and most trusted cycling companies in the world. Merida believed in this project and with the support of all our regional partners, we will not settle for anything shy of over-achieving – a trait the team leader, Shaikh Nasser lives by.

The riders have been carefully selected from young, talented riders to experienced, professionals with heavy trophy cabinets. One of the objectives is to create a group of riders who can be protagonists in the future of cycling.

The team’s management is comprised of globally recognised cycling experts, who have been selected for their commitment and results driven approach. Over the past two years they have been forming a strategic approach to the project, carefully planning and analysing the growth of professional road cycling and creating a clear vision for the team.


Giro d Italia
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun
La Vuelta
Astana Pro Team
UAE Team Emirates
Bahrain Merida
Milano Sanremo
Il Lombardia
Gran Piemonte
Strade Bianche