Bahrain Merida riders share shocking pictures of damaged bikes after flying back from Glasgow

Merida has asked airport carriers to take more care when handling bikes

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Two riders from Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team have shared pictures of heavily damaged bikes following their flights back from the European championships in Glasgow.

Neither Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania) nor Iván García Cortina (Spain) completed the 230.4 kilometre road race on Sunday August 12 - which saw 85 of 136 riders DNF amid downpour on Glasgow's cobbled streets.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.