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Matej Mohorič (born 19 October 1994) is a Slovene professional road racing cyclist who currently rides for Bahrain–Merida in the UCI World Tour.[1] Mohorič turned professional in 2014.[2]

Matej Mohorič
Matej Mohorič (Tour of Austria 2018).jpg
Mohorič at Tour of Austria 2018
Personal information
Full nameMatej Mohorič
Born (1994-10-19) 19 October 1994 (age 24)
Kranj, Slovenia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamBahrain–Merida
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typePuncheur
Amateur team(s)
2013Sava
Professional team(s)
2014Cannondale
2015Cannondale–Garmin
2016–2017Lampre–Merida
2018–Bahrain–Merida
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2018)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2017)

Stage races

BinckBank Tour (2018)
Deutschland Tour (2018)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2018)
GP Industria & Artigianato (2018)

Contents

BiographyEdit

 
Mohoric celebrating victory on Stage 7 of the 2017 Vuelta a Espana.

Born on 19 October 1994, in Kranj, Slovenia, Mohorič currently resides in Podblica, Slovenia.[2][3]

Mohorič won the 2012 UCI World Junior Road Race Championships[4] and the 2013 UCI World Under-23 Road Race Championships,[5][6] becoming the first rider to win world junior and under-23 titles in consecutive years.[4]

He signed with Cannondale, a UCI ProTeam, for the 2014 season.[7][8]

Mohorič signed with Cannondale–Garmin, a UCI ProTeam, for the 2015 season.[9][10] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España,[11] but he withdrew on the 6th stage.[12] Subsequently, it was announced that he would join Lampre–Merida from 2016 on a two-year contract.[4] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Giro d'Italia.[13] Mohorič secured his first Grand Tour stage win when he soloed to victory in Stage 7 of the 2017 Vuelta a España. In Stage 10 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia he took his second win in a Grand Tour, winning a two men sprint against Nico Denz.

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2011
7th Overall Regio-Tour
2012
UCI Junior Road World Championships
1st   Road race
2nd   Time trial
1st   Overall Giro di Basilicata
1st   Points classification
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stages 1, 2, 3 (ITT), & 4
1st   Overall Giro della Lunigiana
1st   Overall Junioren Radrundfahrt Oberösterreich
UEC European Road Championships
3rd   Time trial
4th Road race
2013
1st   Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
National Road Championships
4th Road race
4th Time trial
7th Piccolo Giro di Lombardia
2014
5th Road race, National Road Championships
2015
5th Road race, National Road Championships
6th Japan Cup
2016
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour of Hainan
1st Stage 6
2017
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a España
1st Hong Kong Challenge
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
6th Overall Tour of Guangxi
8th Trofeo Laigueglia
2018
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st   Overall BinckBank Tour
1st   Overall Deutschland Tour
1st   Points classification
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
1st GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
1st Stage 10 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 Tour of Austria
3rd Overall Tour of Slovenia
7th Giro della Toscana

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Giro d'Italia 98 135 30
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España DNF 30
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New signings for Bahrain-Merida - Transfer Shorts". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018. Bahrain-Merida has strengthened its team for 2018 by signing Gorka Izagirre and Matej Mohorič.
  2. ^ a b "Matej Mohorič". Cannondale–Garmin. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Matej Mohorič". Strava. San Francisco, California: Strava, Inc. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Mohoric joins Lampre-Merida". cyclingnews.com. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  5. ^ Alasdair Fotheringham (27 September 2014). "Mohoric wins U23 men's road race world championship". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Mohoric attacks to solo win in under-23 worlds road race". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Cannondale Pro Cycling finalizes 2014 team roster". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Cannondale unveils 27-rider 2014 roster". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  9. ^ Daniel Benson (15 September 2014). "Mohoric signs with Cannondale team for 2015". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling announce 2015 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  12. ^ "De La Cruz no toma la salida y se retira el esloveno Mohoric" [De la Cruz doesn't take the start and the Slovenian Mohoric withdraws]. El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Grupo Godó. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  13. ^ "99th Giro d'Italia Startlist". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 6 May 2016.

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