Tour de France

Bahrain-McLaren

Mark Cavendish was left off the Tour roster in favor of focusing on new hire Mikel Landa in his quest for success in the general classification.

Team Info

Flag of Bahrain

Country
Bahrain
UCI Rankings
14th
Team Manager
Rod Ellingworth
Year Founded
2017
Past Tour Results
Two stage wins 2019
Type of Sponsor
Kingdom of Bahrain
3
Best place at a grand tour by Mikel Landa (at the Giro d'Italia)
0
Past Tour stage wins by this team's Tour roster
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
Pello Bilbao (Sp) 30 0 1 54 (2019)
Damiano Caruso (I) 32 0 5 11 (2017)
Sonny Colbrelli (I) 30 0 3 85 (2019)
Marco Haller (Aut) 29 0 4 126 (2015)
Matej Mohorič (Slo) 25 0 1 119 (2019)
Mikel Landa (Sp) 30 0 4 4 (2017)
Wout Poels (NL) 32 0 7 26 (2019)
Rafeal Valls (Sp) 33 0 4 41 (2012)

Equipment

Bicycle: Merida Bicycles
Components: Shimano
Wheels: Vision
Clothing: Le Col

What to know

Mark Cavendish was left off the Tour roster in favor of focusing on new hire Mikel Landa and his ambitions for the overall. Landa is still looking to match his Giro d’Italia podium from 2015; he’s finished inside the top-10 at the Tour on three occasions and would love to land on the podium.

Our take

Could this be the year that Mikel Landa finally puts everything together for a strong Tour de France finish? This year’s mountainous Tour route with its single uphill individual time trial definitely caters to Landa’s strengths. And Landa has as strong a supporting cast as he ever has had as an undisputed team leader. If he cracks the top-five it’s a success.