Mark Cavendish headlines Bahrain-McLaren team for Gent-Wevelgem and Scheldeprijs

New Bahrain McLaren signing Mark Cavendish is ready for the new season
(Image credit: Scott Mitchell / Bahrain McLaren)

Mark Cavendish forms part of a competitive Bahrain McLaren team for Sunday’s Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium, and although he will likely race as a support rider, the former Milan-San Remo winner is set for a leadership role in next week’s Scheldeprijs.

The team for Gent-Wevelgem includes Dylan Teuns, Ivan Cortina and Sonny Colbrelli, with the Italian enjoying two top-tens in recent weeks, including fourth in De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne.

“I’m in shape and with the team, we aim to take a good result. We are competing there with a strong squad and we have the chance to succeed. It will be fundamental to be in front at the key points of the race,” Colbrelli said in a statement issued by his team.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Cyclingnews is the world's leader in English-language coverage of professional cycling. Started in 1995 by University of Newcastle professor Bill Mitchell, the site was one of the first to provide breaking news and results over the internet in English. The site was purchased by Knapp Communications in 1999, and owner Gerard Knapp built it into the definitive voice of pro cycling. Since then, major publishing house Future PLC has owned the site and expanded it to include top features, news, results, photos and tech reporting. The site continues to be the most comprehensive and authoritative English voice in professional cycling.