Phil Bauhaus: Football almost won, but in the end, it was the 'sprint'.

BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team's sprint specialist and recent stage winner in the Adriatica Ionica Race Phil Bauhaus did not start out on two wheels. As a typical German boy, his first love was football, and only his father's interest in cycling inspired him to try out road racing.

Being a sprinter by trade, Phil incorporates strength training into his exercise regime on top of his bike training and has big ambitions for his still young career. When not racing, training or following his favourite football club he loves cruising through his home town of Cologne on board his rather 'sprinter untypical' CROSSWAY URBAN.