Mark Cavendish can return to his best with Bahrain-McLaren, says Rod Ellingworth

Team principal says the Manxman is 'accountable' for finding his form and a return to winning ways

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New Bahrain-McLaren team principal Rod Ellingworth says Mark Cavendish can return to his best in the upcoming 2020 season, but says the sprinter will ultimately be the one accountable for making it happen.

The 30-time Tour de France stage winner joined the Bahrain team from Dimension Data after several difficult seasons blighted by Epstein-Barr virus. He'll now hope that his former British Cycling and Team Sky coach Ellingworth will be able to help him return to his winning ways and potentially beat Eddy Merckx's record Tour stage win total of 34.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).