Further changes possible at Bahrain McLaren following Ellingworth’s departure to Ineos

Bahrain McLaren
Bahrain McLaren finished fourth as a team at the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

The managerial changes at Bahrain McLaren may not have ended just yet with John Allert the director of the team currently without a contract for next year. Cyclingnews broke the story that Rod Ellingworth would return to Ineos Grenadiers after leaving Bahrain McLaren last week, but the uncertainty around Allert effectively means that two-thirds of the three most powerful staff on the team have either left or are out of contract. The only current certainty is that Milan Erzen, the team’s managing director, has a role for next season.

The structure at the start of the year saw Ellingworth positioned as the team principal, Allert as the director and Erzen as the managing director. Allert came across through the McLaren side of the partnership that started in 2020, having worked at the car brand for over a decade. He was instrumental in bringing Ellingworth to the team during the 2019 season, and the pair worked together at trying to build a team capable of winning a Tour de France in the future. 

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