Six reasons why Rod Ellingworth's return to Ineos Grenadiers is big news

The decision will have major ramifications for Bahrain-Victorious and Mikel Landa

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Rod Ellingworth’s return to Ineos Grenadiers as director of racing has thrown up a number of questions and possible outcomes that are directly impacted by the Briton’s decision.

The coach has left Bahrain-McLaren after just one season as team principal, choosing to return to the British WorldTour outfit where he was a leading figure in their successes between 2010 and 2019.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.