It's official, Mark Cavendish will race for Bahrain-Merida, say sources

The Manxman is expected to be unveiled by his new team next week

Mark Cavendish (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Mark Cavendish, winner of 30 Tour de France stages, will race for Team Bahrain-Merida in 2020, according to sources who are familiar with the deal.

The sources contacted believe Bahrain-Merida will announce Cavendish as their new rider next week, along with the official appointment of Rod Ellingworth as team principal.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.