British carmaker McLaren on Wednesday announced its decision to end its partnership with the Bahrain cycling team at the end of the 2020 season. McLaren, one of Formula 1's historic teams, only said they wanted to focus their efforts. efforts on motor racing, "on four wheels".
The Bahrain-Merida team took the name this year from Bahrain-McLaren for an initial period of two years. The Emirati team, engaged in the next Tour de France, is led by Spaniard Mikel Landa. Briton Mark Cavendish, who has won 30 Tour stages in his career but was not selected for this edition, is also part of the squad.