Ellingworth keen to re-sign Teuns and Cortina in key transfer year for Bahrain-McLaren

Rod Ellingworth and Mark Cavendish at the Saudi Tour
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

With 14 riders out of contract at the end of the current season Bahrain McLaren are set to be one of the busiest players in the rider transfer market for the 2021 season. As well as scouting for new talent and recruiting new faces, they also face the challenge of keeping their most sought-after assets.

The team certainly have a clearer vision of where they want to get to in the next few seasons and since the arrival of Rod Ellingworth last year, the goal is to win the Tour de France. That ambition might not come this season but in Dylan Teuns and Ivan Cortina – both out of contract – the team still have two very talented riders who they are aiming to retain.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.