Mark Cavendish: We’re going to Burgos to support Landa

Mark Cavendish on the opening stage of the 2020 Saudi Tour – his first race in his new Bahrain McLaren colours
Mark Cavendish returns to racing at the Vuelta a Burgos (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mark Cavendish and his Bahrain McLaren teammates return to racing at the Vuelta a Burgos next week with the team fully backing their Tour de France leader Mikel Landa over the six-day race. 

The race (July 28 to August 1) marks the team’s first major competitive outing since they left Paris-Nice mid-race in March as Europe began to phase in COVID-19 lockdowns across nearly every major country. In the months since Bahrain McLaren riders and staff have been hit with major pay deferrals, while Brent Copeland has departed for the general manager role at Mitchelton Scott. Meanwhile, McLaren has been forced to let go of around 1,200 workers at the UK base, and there are growing concerns that the car manufacturer will step down as the team’s secondary title sponsor at the end of the season due to financial problems. 

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