Bahrain McLaren take aim at Spanish and Italian national titles

Bahrain McLaren’s Sonny Colbrelli wins stage 2 of the 2020 Route d’Occitanie
Bahrain McLaren’s Sonny Colbrelli wins stage 2 of the 2020 Route d’Occitanie (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Bahrain McLaren have riders targeting both the Italian and Spanish road race national championships on Sunday, as well as Friday's time trial in Spain. Sonny Colbrelli is one of the favourites for the road race in Italy, while the team believes that Pello Bilbao has a very real opportunity against the clock in Spain.

"We aim to take a medal," sports director Xavier Florencio said of Bilbao's chances in the time trial in a press release on Thursday. "Maybe it's going to be difficult to take the win, but Pello is in great shape, and he was on the podium last year, taking the silver medal. The course is demanding, featuring a small climb at the end, but it suits him, and he's motivated, too."

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