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A golden boy in LAMPRE-MERIDA: Matej Mohoric

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A golden boy in LAMPRE-MERIDA: Matej Mohoric

When evaluating young cycling talents, LAMPRE-MERIDA did not stop at the Under 23 silver medal of Florence 2013 (Louis Meintjes, link ) and signed for 2016 and 2017 the gold medal Matej Mohoric.

The young Slovenian cyclist, born in 1994, won the Under 23 World Championship in Florence, after that in 2012, in Valkenburg, he had obtained the rainbow jersey in the junior road race and the solver medal in the time trial.
He became pro in 2014 and, after two seasons, he's now ready to achieve his goals, Matej explained: "I'm happy the team trusts in me: the management and the sponsors invested on me, I'm aware, I accept the challenge and ready to achieve my tasks.

In the past two years I gained interesting experiences, I became a better rider and I reached an important level of cycling which, I think, will allow me to rachieve the goals I'll fix with the technical staff of LAMPRE-MERIDA.

It will be great to be in the same tame with so many young guns, such as Meintjes with whom I share the memories of Florence 2013: LAMPRE-MERIDA traditionally pays a special care for the young riders, I'm sure they'll help me in demostrating my qualities".

The team manager Brent Copeland welcomed Mohoric: "He's only 20 years old and he has already won two World titles and he lived two years in the World Tour: his profile is full of quality and experience, that's why Matej is a precious transfer for us and we're happy he's going to join our team.

We believe the qualities of Mohoric will grant him important results and will give to the team satisfactions: in our group he'll demonstrate his talent".