Wout Poels confirms move to Bahrain-Merida for 2020

Dutchman confirms to De Telegraaf that he will leave Team Ineos at the end of 2019

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Wout Poels has confirmed that he will be leaving Team Ineos at the end of 2019 to join Bahrain-Merida.

The Dutchman has been strongly linked to the team for much of this season as he looks to take more leadership opportunities that were not often afforded to him with Sky/Ineos.

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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).