Thanks BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team!
December in Hvar was never busier and it was marked by the presence of Team Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team who had their training camp on the island and resided in hotel Pharos, the first millennials hotel in this area and bike hotel. Not only did they increase the number of overnight stays in Hvar, but they also brought together numerous journalists and news reporters from all around the world.
We were also fortunate to be amongst the first to find out the team’s plans for 2018, their jersey color and most dominantly the fact that Vincenzo Nibali will be participating in Tour de France 2018 instead of Giro d’Italia, which he announced at the press conference in Hvar on December 14th 2017.
“First word that comes to my mind when I hear BAHRAIN MERIDA is FAMILY,” said Vincenzo Nibali, one of the most successful cyclists of this era, moving everyone at the press conference.
Sunčani Hvar Hotels is more than pleased to have hosted such talented and experienced cycling professionals, including their management team at our hotel Pharos. Hvar has long been one of the favorite destinations for active holidays and we are pleased to see that Hvar is becoming a recognized European cycling destination. Sunčani Hvar’s long term goal is to represent the island as a destination for active tourism and we believe that we will succeed in this with close cooperation with all active participants that share our vision.
Vladimir Miholjević, sports director and coordinator of the training camp also mentioned that Hvar is the perfect place, with great conditions and infrastructure for cycling and that he is satisfied with choosing the island for the team’s training camp.
Here is a gallery of some of the best photos in the weeks during their stay.
Photo credits: Portrait of an Athlete