Rod Ellingworth says 'Dave Brailsford is ruthless' as he sets sights on Tour de France

The new Bahrain-McLaren team principal is relishing the chance of going toe-to-toe with Ineos at the French Grand Tour

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While most people look towards the blossoming Ineos vs Jumbo-Visma rivalry to spice up the 2020 Grand Tours, there is one man in particular who is looking to make it a three-way battle for supremacy.

Rod Ellingworth will be team principal at Bahrain-McLaren for the first time in 2020, and after becoming accustomed to challenging for the Tour de France with his old Sky team, he will target the biggest prize in cycling in his first season.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.