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Nikolay Mihaylov in the line-up of the CCC Polkowice team.

The Champion of Bulgaria in ITT, Nikolay Mihaylov, has signed a one-year contract with the team of CCC Polkowice.

The Champion of Bulgaria in ITT, Nikolay Mihaylov, has signed a one-year contract with the team of CCC Polkowice.

Yesterday in the evening a contract was signed with the 23-year-old Bulgarian cyclist, who during the previous season raced in France, in the amateur team of AVC Aix-en-Provence. This is his first professional contract. Nikolay Mihaylov has been racing in France since 2008.

The Bulgarian rider is the present champion of his country in individual time trial. In the mass-start race he won the bronze medal. He also won a stage at An Post Ras (2.2 UCI), a time trial belonging to the DN1 Cup of France – Boucle de l’Artois and a stage of Tour de la Manche. In the race around Serbia (2.2 UCI) he was the second in one of the stages, he also got onto the podium of a stage during Tour de Bulgarie (2.1 UCI). He showed that he can ride in the mountains too, doing well at Tour du Val d’Aoste (2.2 UCI).

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