No pressure on Dennis for GC results at Bahrain Merida

Rohan Dennis shows off his gold medal from the 2018 UCI Road World championships time trial

Bahrain Merida have insisted that Rohan Dennis will not be put under pressure to chase GC results in Grand Tours during his first two seasons at the team. Team manager Brent Copeland has stressed that Dennis will be given the full backing to challenge for the Olympic Games in 2020, where he will be hoping to win the road time trial. Dennis signed a multiple-year contract with Bahrain Merida during the summer and is also likely to start the Tour de France in 2019. "We've discussed ideas with our new head of performance on our team, David Bailey, and it will probably mean that Rohan does the Tour de France," Copeland told Cyclingnews , before adding that final race schedules for his riders would not be announced until the team's December training camp in Croatia. Dennis targeted the Giro d'Italia this year and wore the maglia rosa for several days, ...

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