Team Bahrain McLaren announced that it will compete as Team Bahrain Victorious in the 2021 season as part of a change in its strategic direction.
“This transition represents an exciting new chapter in the team’s journey which will expedite its vision to showcase the ambition and optimism of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the world. The inclusion of Victorious into the team’s name serves as a constant reminder of its goal to achieve success at the highest level both on and off the bike”, said the team in a press release.
The WorldTour team has opted for black and red as main colors in its latest design. Bahrain Victorious and Bapco (Bahrain Petroleum Company) hevae their logos on the jersey, with some orange accents on it.
To complement the existing rider line-up which includes Mikel Landa, Pello Bilbao, Wout Poels, Dylan Teuns, Sonny Colbrelli and Matej Mohoric, the team has signed Jack Haig, Jonathan Milan and Gino Mäder.
In addition to Merida, Team Bahrain Victorious will also be working with several other technical partners – including helmet and eyewear brand Rudy Project, cycling luggage Scicon, Elite trainers and bottles, apparel brand Nalini and the tool brands Snap-On and Bahco.