Tour de France: No Mark Cavendish as Bahrain-McLaren go all in for Landa

British Mark Cavendish of BahrainMerida pictured at stage 2 of the UAE Tour 2020 cycling race 168km from Hatta to Hatta Dam in Dubai United Arab Emirates Monday 24 February 2020 This years edition is taking place from 23 February to 29 February BELGA PHOTO YUZURU SUNADA FRANCE OUT Photo by YUZURU SUNADABELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Mark Cavendish (Bahrain McLaren) at the UAE Tour earlier this season (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

There is no space for Mark Cavendish on the Bahrain McLaren team for the Tour de France with the squad fully supportive of Mikel Landa’s pursuit of a top overall finish.

Landa is backed up by a number of climbers but there is also room for versatile sprinter Sonny Colbrelli. Dylan Teuns, who won stage 6 atop La Planche des Belles Filles last July, is also absent from the lineup, with WielerFlits reporting that the Belgian suffered back problems at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

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