Ellingworth to leave Team Bahrain McLAREN

Rod Ellingworth is to leave Team Bahrain McLaren. 

Rod’s passion is rider development, so he has decided to move on and focus on new projects close to his heart. 

Reflecting on the last 14 months, during which time Team Bahrain McLaren achieved 4 top ten GC placings across the Grand Tours, we can feel proud of what the team has accomplished, and we know Rod leaves the team set up to achieve even greater success in the future.

A spokesperson from Team Bahrain McLaren said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Rod for the expertise and wisdom he imparted on the team. The performance first ethos and winning mindset he instilled in every team member will endure. We wish Rod all the very best for the future. 

The team is now wholly focused on its transition to Bahrain Victorious for next year, and we are looking forward to sharing more about our vision over the coming month. And it goes without saying, we can’t wait to get back to racing.”

Rod Ellingworth said: “The time has come for me to move on. I have thoroughly enjoyed the chance to lead this team. There has been some fantastic momentum, and I feel I leave the team in a strong position.

We’ve worked well together in this global pandemic to keep racing and have achieved some fantastic results. The team has pulled together and tried hard to keep everyone safe. The team were united through tough times, and it was a pleasure to be part of it. One of the highlights for me was achieving a fourth place in the general classification at the Tour de France.”

Ellingworth continues: “I want to thank the whole team for all their hard work and dedication. I wish the team all the best for the future and will follow their progress and progression. I’d like to thank the team’s founder, His Highness Shaikh Nasser, for his dedication and continued support of cycling.”