Wout Poels leaves Team Ineos for leadership role at Bahrain-Merida

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Bahrain Merida have confirmed the arrival of Wout Poels for 2020, with the Dutchman swapping his supporting role at Team Ineos for more of a leadership role at Bahrain Merida alongside Mikel Landa, who joins the team from Movistar.

Vincenzo Nibali will leave Bahrain Merida for Trek-Segafredo, with Rohan Dennis' future at the team still to be decided after he suddenly quit the Tour de France.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.