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Title: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 17, 2013, 08:15
Transfers & Rumours 2014-2015


This thread is where you can go to post or view any of the latest transfer gossip of news coming from the professional peloton.

Ok so a bit early but this is for 2015

Luka Pibernik has signed a pre contract with #lampre

will ride for them 2015, if my Spanish is right


Please Click (http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=67999)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 02, 2014, 18:34
https://twitter.com/cobblesandhills/status/418721719537238016

Final signings (allegedly) for Euskadi. Minguez and Aberasturi from EE and Lechuga (another non-Basque).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 04, 2014, 09:52
Wher do ex dopers go to die

Christina watches, now vuelta champions.

Horner in talks with team
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 04, 2014, 10:25
Hembo: "This proves that internationally we have a certain image."
Yeah, you do have a certain image alright. :fp
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on January 04, 2014, 11:52
I don't mind but Horner has got to be desperate for cash to want to ride at this level.

The peloton clearly doesn't want him but he obviously feels like he might fit in well with the likes of Stefan Schumacher and Tino Zaballa. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on January 04, 2014, 14:44
I don't mind but Horner has got to be desperate for cash to want to ride at this level.

I don't know really, it seems following Horners release of his passport data not many teams want him, I have the feeling Lotto wouldn't have taken him on for free even. I think Horner knows he won't get a big deal this year, and is just hoping that some team will want his Vuelta points in the fall.

Is it too late for CWO to merge with another team, (Yellow Fluo) to get tickets to some GT's? can the Vuelta avoid invited Horner if they could?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 04, 2014, 15:31
Is it too late for CWO to merge with another team, (Yellow Fluo) to get tickets to some GT's?
As far as I know, all deadlines for ProConti teams have long passed. Team mergers are virtually impossible for the 2014 season; individual riders might be able to switch teams.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 06, 2014, 16:18
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=68365

Guama confirmed to Team Ecuador, but amazingly no Richard Carapaz as of yet. An Ecuadorian journalist had tweeted in mid-December that he was being "integrated with Movistar" (the Colombian version presumably), but I can't find anything further. It would be bizarre if Ecuador's biggest young talent wasn't riding for the country's new team.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: al_pacino on January 06, 2014, 18:00
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=68365

Guama confirmed to Team Ecuador, but amazingly no Richard Carapaz as of yet. An Ecuadorian journalist had tweeted in mid-December that he was being "integrated with Movistar" (the Colombian version presumably), but I can't find anything further. It would be bizarre if Ecuador's biggest young talent wasn't riding for the country's new team.

Didn't that team finish?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 06, 2014, 18:37
Didn't that team finish?
They haven't been a Continental team in 2013 at least.
Not sure if they're still existing on a level below that.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 06, 2014, 18:39
Didn't that team finish?

They're no longer a continental team (so don't show up on CQ or PCS), but they still race - Guama was riding for them last year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 07, 2014, 05:01
 :D

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/16127/Jelly-Belly-signs-former-Giro-dItalia-mountains-jersey-Matthew-Lloyd.aspx
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 07, 2014, 09:44
Magnus Cort going to argos WT camp

http://cyklingdanmark.dk/m/index.php?p=nyheder/profil.php&nyhed=21651
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: JeroenK on January 07, 2014, 11:04
Simone Sterbini to Bardiani-CSF: http://www.cicloweb.it/news/2013/08/22/la-bardiani-csf-guarda-al-futuro-ingaggiato-simone-sterbini-per-il-2015.html

Carlos Jimenez (touted the new Rujano) to Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela: http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/androni-venezuela_signs_new_rujano/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 08, 2014, 08:24
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 08, 2014, 09:17
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 10, 2014, 11:22
Androni Giocattoli signed Alessio Taliani, winner of the Coppa della Pace and stage 3 of the Giro delle Valli Cuneesi.

Via @caferoubiax

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 10, 2014, 11:53
Baden Cooke just got his 1st job,

Horner fired his agent and Cooke is helping him out while not calling himself an agent until he does the UCI exam and pays  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Dim on January 10, 2014, 13:07
Baden Cooke just got his 1st job,

Horner fired his agent and Cooke is helping him out while not calling himself an agent until he does the UCI exam and pays  ;)

It gets sillier and sillier
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 12, 2014, 08:09
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 12, 2014, 08:25
All based on comments from Hembo alone, apparently. Nothing from Horner himself (or Cookie).
Hembo is well-known for saying anything in order to get press coverage. Doesn't have to be true. And there's nothing substantial in his comments, only 'soft facts' he can retract if it doesn't work out.

I'll believe it when I see it.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on January 12, 2014, 11:33
I hope the news is not true, enough already with the jokes about him, if he signs for Christina Watches it gets worst.
hopefully Alonso will be ready to sign him come 2015, so papi knows he just needs a team for 1 year (just as Lulu and Samu)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 12, 2014, 11:48
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 12, 2014, 11:49
Cookie is busy denying:
https://twitter.com/badencooke/status/422328608690958336
Someone I know once said that Hembo may be stupid, but he's not unintelligent.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on January 12, 2014, 18:02
Someone I know once said that Hembo may be stupid, but he's not unintelligent.

I would assume it is a half truth, Horner found a sponsor and will sign with CWO unless he can get in somewhere better with his sponsor.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 12, 2014, 19:10
I would assume it is a half truth, Horner found a sponsor and will sign with CWO unless he can get in somewhere better with his sponsor.
I think it's more likely the other way around; CWO found a sponsor and need sponsor & Horner to come to an agreement. Cookie would be a bit too upset if they were that close to a deal.

If it's not just hot air, in order to get Horner a deal on a bigger team.
Which would be just the deal Hembo would go along with (anything for media coverage), so maybe that is the actual idea behind this whole charade.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 12, 2014, 21:43
Rujano in talks with a team to compete at the Tour of Colombia.

http://elimpulso.com/articulo/rujano-me-queda-mucho-en-el-ciclismo#.UtMKs_RdXXo

However later on in the article it also says "He also plans to return to Europe and take part in the Tour of Spain this year".

All very confusing.  :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 12, 2014, 22:25
awesome, he also wants to continue for many many years, win the rainbow jersey and gold at the olympics  :dizzy

so definitely no retirement by now, excellent. And teams can sign cyclists in August so it's no problem, Leadbelly. It's not just about stagiares, if anyone wants to sign him he can race in Colombia for an amateur team and do the Vuelta afterwards
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: August on January 13, 2014, 01:42
Rujano in talks with a team to compete at the Tour of Colombia.

http://elimpulso.com/articulo/rujano-me-queda-mucho-en-el-ciclismo#.UtMKs_RdXXo

However later on in the article it also says "He also plans to return to Europe and take part in the Tour of Spain this year".

All very confusing.  :S

Don't try to find the logic  behind Rujano, he's an enigma. You never know what he's planning on doing or where he'll end up.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: 42x16ss on January 13, 2014, 08:36
Please no!!!!

http://www.ciclo21.com/chris-horner-negocia-para-fichar-por-el-caja-rural-rga/

I want to see LLS, Arroyo, Manzano, Txurruka and co attack anything that moves, not tow a MAMIL around Europe all year :(
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 13, 2014, 09:00
yeh, but it's not like Horner would do more than one or two races anyway though
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on January 13, 2014, 10:02
Please no!!!!

http://www.ciclo21.com/chris-horner-negocia-para-fichar-por-el-caja-rural-rga/

I want to see LLS, Arroyo, Manzano, Txurruka and co attack anything that moves, not tow a MAMIL around Europe all year :(

Vivelo is a Bulgarian bike company who sponsor Caja Rural and CCC Polsat
http://www.vivelo-bikes.com/teams

The company was founded by Damyan Nikolov who is an ex-pro but I can't find any information about his career.

It seems that Matthew Bright is the USA distributor based in Utah who I can't find any information about either.

It all seems very strange, but then again nothing more about the Chris Horner story would surprise me.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 13, 2014, 13:47
Meanwhile, Hembo has done it again:
https://twitter.com/MikeKaltoft/status/422722634326241280
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on January 13, 2014, 14:54
Rujano in talks with a team to compete at the Tour of Colombia.

http://elimpulso.com/articulo/rujano-me-queda-mucho-en-el-ciclismo#.UtMKs_RdXXo

However later on in the article it also says "He also plans to return to Europe and take part in the Tour of Spain this year".

All very confusing.  :S

Could be Team Colombia maybe?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 13, 2014, 15:10
in theory, yeh, Team Colombia is the only team that would be allowed to do both races. But it's not necessary to do both races for the same team afaik, so in theory it could be every team. Europcar could make sense for example
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 13, 2014, 17:59
Looks like Traksel will do a 'Dan Lloyd':
https://twitter.com/bobbietraksel/status/422786978669940736
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 13, 2014, 19:13
My all-time favourite rider has a new ride for 2014:
https://twitter.com/Vlaanderen90/status/422796736701018112
https://twitter.com/Vlaanderen90/status/422797483572355072
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 13, 2014, 19:28
Some more info on this team I hadn't heard of until 30 minutes ago:
http://www.bike-aid.de/d1294_das-saarland-bekommt-sein-erstes-profi-radsportteam.html (http://www.bike-aid.de/d1294_das-saarland-bekommt-sein-erstes-profi-radsportteam.html)
http://www.bike-aid.de/d1299_aus-namibia-togo-eritrea-und-sogar-aus-bayern-kommen-sie-ins-saarland.html (http://www.bike-aid.de/d1299_aus-namibia-togo-eritrea-und-sogar-aus-bayern-kommen-sie-ins-saarland.html)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 14, 2014, 18:36
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/423151097226592256
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 15, 2014, 21:52
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/423550848963465216
It's the first I've heard of that.
Good for Pujol that he gets a ride, and even one that I personally think will turn into a much bigger team for 2015 ...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Dim on January 16, 2014, 14:18
Chris Horner to Yellow Fluo with Sanchez. Will ride giro.

Oh flip off.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on January 16, 2014, 14:19
Chris Horner to Yellow Fluo with Sanchez. Will ride giro.

Oh flip off.

If London 2012 was the "Austerity Games", would that make Giro 2014 the "Credibility Grand Tour"
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jamsque on January 16, 2014, 14:26
Chris Horner to Yellow Fluo with Sanchez. Will ride giro.

Oh flip off.

Source?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Dim on January 16, 2014, 14:28
Source?

Spanish media, nothing firm yet.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Arb on January 16, 2014, 14:37
That's awesome. Giro looking amazing, but it always does until May.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Dim on January 16, 2014, 14:40
Some more info on this team I hadn't heard of until 30 minutes ago:
http://www.bike-aid.de/d1294_das-saarland-bekommt-sein-erstes-profi-radsportteam.html (http://www.bike-aid.de/d1294_das-saarland-bekommt-sein-erstes-profi-radsportteam.html)
http://www.bike-aid.de/d1299_aus-namibia-togo-eritrea-und-sogar-aus-bayern-kommen-sie-ins-saarland.html (http://www.bike-aid.de/d1299_aus-namibia-togo-eritrea-und-sogar-aus-bayern-kommen-sie-ins-saarland.html)

i believe weve had them as a kit smiley for a while now. #bikeaid #be #orsomethinglikethat #bike-aid
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Arb on January 16, 2014, 15:23
Rujano to Yellow Fluo   :party  :party  :party  :party  :dizzy  :dizzy  :Stars:  :Stars:
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 17, 2014, 06:40
https://twitter.com/fredfalcone/status/424024266477023232
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 17, 2014, 09:04
And here I thought the silly season was over. :o
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 17, 2014, 09:41
An Post-Chainreaction are currently on a training camp in Calpe. Guess who's there as well? Bobbie Traksel.
He's not wearing team kit or anything, but I think he's an #anpost rider in all but name already. They're just looking for a bit of cash to sign him for.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 17, 2014, 12:24
Seb Rosseler to Veranclassic - Doltcini , *be conti team.

I had no idea , solid squad though, Sasha Weber there as well.

http://www.procyclingstats.com/team/Veranclassic_Doltcini_2014
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 18, 2014, 01:19
An Post-Chainreaction are currently on a training camp in Calpe. Guess who's there as well? Bobbie Traksel.
He's not wearing team kit or anything, but I think he's an #anpost rider in all but name already. They're just looking for a bit of cash to sign him for.
I'll give myself a pat on the back: :D
https://twitter.com/AnPost_CRC/status/424308123097395200
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 18, 2014, 15:18
Andrei Nechita, our Romanian friend from the World RR, has signed for MG Kvis - Trevigiani.

https://twitter.com/Cicloweb_it/status/424497126278565888
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on January 18, 2014, 21:24
No decision yet on whether Ballan’s vacant slot on BMC Racing Team will be filled by another rider
 (http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/16203/No-decision-yet-on-whether-Ballans-vacant-slot-on-BMC-Racing-Team-will-be-filled-by-another-rider.aspx)

If I was BMC I wouldn't want to swap one dodgy rider for another, so Samu may be the safer choice over Horner. Emphasis on er though.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on January 18, 2014, 22:13

https://twitter.com/henskensm/status/424663915113742336

Quote
Francis De Greef and Danilo Napolitano signs for Wanty with all three victories this season!

Nice to see.  :angel
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on January 18, 2014, 22:36
No decision yet on whether Ballan’s vacant slot on BMC Racing Team will be filled by another rider
 (http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/16203/No-decision-yet-on-whether-Ballans-vacant-slot-on-BMC-Racing-Team-will-be-filled-by-another-rider.aspx)

If I was BMC I wouldn't want to swap one dodgy rider for another, so Samu may be the safer choice over Horner. Emphasis on er though.

true, except of cause for that rumor Tinkov made happen that Sanchez didn't get on Saxo Tinkoff because of doubtful passport.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 19, 2014, 07:22
Horner deal, more new next 48 hours, far from done,  cookie has said.

BMC, can not see CH signing or Samu tbh, I think it will be a younger rider
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 19, 2014, 12:15
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/01/news/lampre-manager-copeland-hopeful-he-can-sign-horner_313829 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/01/news/lampre-manager-copeland-hopeful-he-can-sign-horner_313829)
Quote
Brent Copeland told VeloNews that, if the team can find the budget, he hopes to have Horner’s signature by Friday, January 24.
Why is all this discussed in public? Not very usual for a cycling transfer.
Everybody milking it for maximum attention, Hembo-like?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on January 19, 2014, 15:35
There was a bit of disagreement about this late yesterday on Twitter.

I won't look for the sources now but there was an open question about why VN's version of the news (Copeland hopes to sign Horner by Jan 24) was so different to everyone else's version (Copeland among others has been contacted by Horner's agent).

All VN's Neal Rogers would say was that he stood by his story but it remains considerably more detailed and more optimistic than the other, more limited versions online.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 22, 2014, 11:50
still nothing but Lampre rider in OZ would like him signed

(http://cdn.velonews.competitor.com/files/2014/01/20134196-208701-659x440.jpg)

Lampre riders watching with interest for possible Horner arrival (http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/01/news/lampre-riders-watching-with-interest-for-possible-horner-arrival_314294)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on January 23, 2014, 16:03
Baaden-Cooke updates on the Horner saga:
http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/video/124975171833/Baden-Cooke-Interview

Basically :
- Lampre really keen
- want a mentor for the younger riders
- deal in a week-or-so
- don't expect it to fall through, but a couple of other teams interested
- Horner like a fine wine - getting better with age
- if not signed because of his age - it is discrimination  :D

Hmmm, methinks they are doing some other type of due diligence  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on January 23, 2014, 16:27
- don't expect it to fall through

I pretty much expect either to fall through or back-fire spectacularly.

I am also slightly biased... I wanted #rainbow to be the focus for Lampre this season, rather than Horner. It's a Catch 22... he will either win lots and have doping implied at every turn, or fail miserably and distract from what would hopefully be a successful year for the likes of Costa and Ulissi.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 23, 2014, 16:40
https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/426386703050215424
Just in case you're wondering: Yes, Gavazzi had a two-year suspension (for cocaine). So it's no departure from the regular #christina policy.

It's almost like they looked at the CQ ranking (filtered for Italians only) and checked which riders didn't have a contract yet: They saw Santambrogio but knew they couldn't afford him (or he said no), Pinotti has retired, and 39-year old Baliani was a bit old. Gavazzi was simply next in line. :fp
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on January 23, 2014, 17:32
#lampre and every other team would have known about Pappa Horner, and would have been resigned to not signing him. So there is obviously a reason why they originally didn't want to sign him and it isn't obviously that much of a match made in heaven..so yes I agree with Cj I still don't fancy it.

Horner hasn't put in a whole season for a while, so I wouldn't think that he will feature that prominently so Costa should receive his dues. To race a full season at his age from start to finish is a stretch, but then again who knows what Horner can do?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: mc_mountain on January 23, 2014, 17:53
Sondre Holst Enger will apparently rider for IAM from 1st August.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 23, 2014, 18:29
Sondre Holst Enger will apparently rider for IAM from 1st August.

Good for him - should get plenty of chances to be the main man there.

Was half thinking Sky might have had to sign him as their contractually obliged second Norwegian.  :P

Maybe they'll go for Svendsen instead, or Eddy might end up leaving, or maybe the contract clause was an old fish wife's tale.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 24, 2014, 12:11
Feltet.dk re-caps Gavazzi's dirty laundry. There's a lot of it: :s
http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/gavazzi_paa_vej_til_christina_watches/ (http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/gavazzi_paa_vej_til_christina_watches/)
The team itself doesn't want to confirm the transfer yet.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 27, 2014, 09:30
https://twitter.com/guyvermeiren/status/427732524497137664
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on January 27, 2014, 18:03
https://twitter.com/guyvermeiren/status/427732524497137664

Poor Cannondale.... They could always negotiate to be Alonso's bike sponsor but they already own the existing teams management.  They need to support Peter really well this Spring and find a cosponsor quick!!!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 29, 2014, 06:47
(http://static.vg.no/uploaded/image/bilderigg/2014/01/28/1390930963937_346.jpg)

Thor open to other offers but does like BMC , ps if you use GT that 15 mill is norweigen krona

http://www.vg.no/sport/sykkel/artikkel.php?artid=10121357 (http://www.vg.no/sport/sykkel/artikkel.php?artid=10121357)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 29, 2014, 08:08
I quote from the joke thread: :D
(http://oi44.tinypic.com/s4tfnc.jpg)
So far he's followed this curve almost to a dot (yes, I know he's had injury problems, but bear with me): 76 points when there were two more years left (2012), 690 points with one more year left (2013) - meaning he'll reach at least 1200 this year.
Paris-Roubaix? Why not. :)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: 42x16ss on January 29, 2014, 08:44
Poor Cannondale.... They could always negotiate to be Alonso's bike sponsor but they already own the existing teams management.  They need to support Peter really well this Spring and find a cosponsor quick!!!

Why? They have Mohoric, Viviani, Moser and Bennett - all young with big potential. With the money freed up by Sagan leaving they could chase a decent young climber/tt'er or two like Dennis, Keldermann, Kwiatowski or Majka when they come off contract. When Basso leaves they won't have any GT worthy climbers, so maybe they should start looking at filling that gap.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 29, 2014, 09:44
https://twitter.com/MikeKaltoft/status/428463064732532736

tweet embed on the blink again?

Mike Kaltoft Jensen ‏@MikeKaltoft 4m
Christina Watches (@CW_Cycling) signs Jonathan Bellis, Jake Tanner and three other unannounced riders. Presents new main sponsor Thursday

https://twitter.com/MikeKaltoft/status/428464001186426880

3 *it riders who have won 40 uci races between them and a *it ds

sponsor *it then ?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on January 29, 2014, 11:44
Please tell me Di Luca is back from his suspension and ready to be signed by CW? Please?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on January 29, 2014, 11:48
good news for him after a few journeyman seasons: Oscar Pujol to Skydive Dubai (but maybe it was already posted)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfIu9LjIYAANxzu.png)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 29, 2014, 11:52
Please tell me Di Luca is back from his suspension and ready to be signed by CW? Please?
They're not quite as high-profile as the Killer, I think. He would have been the icing on the #christina cake.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 29, 2014, 12:39
if they just re-signed Furlan after retiring while riding for them last year this is propably the worst marketing move ever :D

Pietropolli could be one of them though
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on January 29, 2014, 13:00
They're not quite as high-profile as the Killer, I think. He would have been the icing on the #christina cake.

Wrong Giro catch I think, Santa is believed to have told everything. So a six month ban from when he tested positive. CWO would be able to sign him.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 29, 2014, 13:03
Wrong Giro catch I think, Santa is believed to have told everything. So a six month ban from when he tested positive. CWO would be able to sign him.
But would CW* (no more O, Onfone have left as sponsor) be able to pay Santambrogio? Depends on the "new Italian sponsor".
And who would the other *it signings be then, I'm pretty sure they're all connected one way or another.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 29, 2014, 13:07
Baliani presumably is one of them - or maybe he's too young.  :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 29, 2014, 13:09
Furlan has ~20 wins, knowing what joke of a team is Christina Watches I am pretty sure one of them is him

edit: or propably some kind of mountainbiker or bmx rider again, in case there are uci races. Just like last year when they announced the signing of an "uci world champion"
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 29, 2014, 16:28
https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/428561114717511681
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 29, 2014, 17:12
the pink panther, congratulations...

Rossi is quite a good rider though, would still have prefered him to stay with Meridiana. Usai, never heard of him to be honest
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 29, 2014, 17:50
Usai last participated in a UCI race in 2010 - that year's Brixia Tour (riding for Meridiana-Kamen).
Sounds very weird to me.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 29, 2014, 17:59
VeloNation: Samuel Sanchez says he’ll retire unless he finds a team within two weeks (http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/16240/Samuel-Sanchez-says-hell-retire-unless-he-finds-a-team-within-two-weeks.aspx)

Would be sad if Samu had to go this way. He deserves a proper send-off. :(
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on January 29, 2014, 18:02
Usai last participated in a UCI race in 2010 - that year's Brixia Tour (riding for Meridiana-Kamen).
Sounds very weird to me.

he could be the ds. he is retired.

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://www.usaistefano.it/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dstefano%2Busai%26client%3Dsafari%26hl%3Den
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 29, 2014, 18:08
I didn't think of it that way. But it still sounds unlikely - why would a Continental team (even one with a "reputation" like #christina) give a DS job to a guy who's running a granfondo team?
I don't think much of Hembo, but that sounds like a big stretch even for him.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on January 29, 2014, 18:16
I didn't think of it that way. But it still sounds unlikely - why would a Continental team (even one with a "reputation" like #christina) give a DS job to a guy who's running a granfondo team?
I don't think much of Hembo, but that sounds like a big stretch even for him.

The new sponsor package includes money, Italian riders and DS's?

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 29, 2014, 18:29
The new sponsor package includes money, Italian riders and DS's?
True. So Usai could have gotten a sweet deal from an old mate.
I still find it unlikely.

Unless that was meant as a question. The answer would be: Yes, it does. How much money, nobody knows; but three *it riders and two *it DSs were mentioned in the #christina press release.

By the way, they once again had the brilliant idea to schedule their press conference for the starting day of the Copenhagen Sixdays - the biggest cycling event in *dk apart from Danmark Rundt. :fp
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Havetts on January 30, 2014, 07:24
Well flip me sideways. Horner actually managed to find a team.. Lampre Merida :')
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: 42x16ss on January 30, 2014, 07:50
Well, well, well. Good thing Costa only signed a one year contract!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 30, 2014, 08:18
Well, well, well. Good thing Costa only signed a one year contract!

Why be good for Costa , he gets the tour plus whatever stage races he wants.

Horner will ride mfor others, plus darkside aside he reads a race better than most, last few yeras Horner has not ridden a lot of km, I think this is good for Costa, media limelight is on the old boy now, and Costa will not loose a race day that he was targeting.

Ofc the nuclear bomb may explode in lampre's hand but that's for the darkside.


ps how goldern is Cookie now find CH a job he will have clients lining up, when he becomes an agent of course
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: 42x16ss on January 30, 2014, 08:23
Hmm, it's just that Horner seems to be a bit of work to keep happy from a management POV, then there's the ongoing Mantua investigation.... Costa would like a team that is running more harmoniously than how Lampre appears ATM. At least Ulissi is riding well.

I guess that Lampre figured they are probably going down anyway :D

Cooke has come out looking the goods though!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 30, 2014, 08:41
Samu rumor time





he maybe in talks




with a pro conti team






*fr even







#cofidis

via tourdejose
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 30, 2014, 08:59
http://www.ridemedia.com.au/ride-features/horner-rides-again/

interview with Cooke re the deal
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on January 30, 2014, 09:10
Well, well, well. Good thing Costa only signed a one year contract!

My thinking exactly.

And imagine my relief when I read this:

Quote from: Cookie
“Obviously they’ve got Rui Costa for the Tour… he and Horner really only cross paths in one race. They’re two of the strongest guys in the world and they’re going to keep them on separate programs.”

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 30, 2014, 09:22
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/428811258113306625
And that is why he won't be one of the three Italians presented later today by the #christina watchmakers:
http://feltet.dk/nyheder/italiener_kommer_ikke_til_christina_watches/ (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/italiener_kommer_ikke_til_christina_watches/)

EDIT: And an English version for you non-Scandos as well:
CyclingQuotes: Reda suspended, not one of Christina Watches' new riders (http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/reda_suspended_for_missing_control_not_one_of_christina_watches_new_riders/)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on January 30, 2014, 09:30
Yeah can't see Horner being a problem for Costa, except to get his Maccas order wrong
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on January 30, 2014, 10:05
Well, well, well. Good thing Costa only signed a one year contract!

Well Horner is on a one year deal as well apparently. Really makes me wonder. Why in a year when there is no competition for WT would you not sign the riders you sign that have points for 2013 to two year deals to make sure you have them on your roster in 2013 when IAM and Alonso's team is coming?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on January 30, 2014, 10:18
Well Horner is on a one year deal as well apparently. Really makes me wonder. Why in a year when there is no competition for WT would you not sign the riders you sign that have points for 2013 to two year deals to make sure you have them on your roster in 2013 when IAM and Alonso's team is coming?

If I remember rightly, they offered Costa a 3-year deal, but he only wanted 1, at least initially. I have a feeling he has something lined up for 2015 already...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on January 30, 2014, 10:22
maybe it's Lampre-Horner-Matxin-Cooke related:


Stephen Farrand ‏@stephenfarrand 1 h

I'm biting my twitter tongue so hard right now... for several reasons...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 30, 2014, 10:23
Well Horner is on a one year deal as well apparently. Really makes me wonder. Why in a year when there is no competition for WT would you not sign the riders you sign that have points for 2013 to two year deals to make sure you have them on your roster in 2013 when IAM and Alonso's team is coming?
This sport has a long way to go until it becomes truly professional in every sense of the word.
Thinking logically and long-term isn't the biggest skill-set of some involved in it. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on January 30, 2014, 10:28
If I remember rightly, they offered Costa a 3-year deal, but he only wanted 1, at least initially. I have a feeling he has something lined up for 2015 already...

Perhaps I remember wrongly... this is the quote from Costa that I was (partially)-remembering

Quote
“The easiest thing is just to sign for three years because you’re guaranteed a good contract and it takes pressure off you, but I don’t agree with that mentality,” he said. “The easiest way isn’t always the best way to go. I think the most correct and fair thing to both parties is to sign for a year so we get to know ourselves better and adapt to each other.”

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on January 30, 2014, 10:29
this got retweeted even by the Aussie Satalyst-Giant team  :D

Johan Bruyneel ‏@JohanBruyneel 3 h

Good to see that @hornerakg finally got his well deserved ride in a World Tour team. Congrats @copelandbrent @Matxin_ and @lampre_merida
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on January 30, 2014, 10:37
If I remember rightly, they offered Costa a 3-year deal, but he only wanted 1, at least initially. I have a feeling he has something lined up for 2015 already...

True both of them have been linked with Alonso, and I understand why they agree to a 1 year for Costa, who had other options. However Horner had nowhere else to go, they should have said two years or nothing.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on January 30, 2014, 10:39
True both of them have been linked with Alonso, and I understand why they agree to a 1 year for Costa, who had other options. However Horner had nowhere else to go, they should have said two years or nothing.

Except that you have to be pretty much insane to offer a 42-year old a 2-year contract in any professional sport! If Lampre really want Papi for his "mentoring" of the young riders, put him on a rolling monthly contract and as soon as his body gives out, put him out to pasture. I appreciate that this might not be allowed under UCI rules, so maybe 1 year was the best they could do...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on January 30, 2014, 10:43
Except that you have to be pretty much insane to offer a 42-year old a 2-year contract in any professional sport! If Lampre really want Papi for his "mentoring" of the young riders, put him on a rolling monthly contract and as soon as his body gives out, put him out to pasture. I appreciate that this might not be allowed under UCI rules, so maybe 1 year was the best they could do...

The second year is all about the points. If Costa and Horner both leave how will Lampre secure another WT license? Ulissi likely won't have enough points by himself, and Cunego will likely be banned. That is why giving Horner a two year makes sense. Because you get to use his Vuelta points to get a WT licence in 2015.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on January 30, 2014, 12:22
another nice Horner-related tweet

The Broom Wagon ‏@broomwagonblog 5 h

Lampre Mierda #ididthat
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on January 30, 2014, 12:36
The second year is all about the points. If Costa and Horner both leave how will Lampre secure another WT license? Ulissi likely won't have enough points by himself, and Cunego will likely be banned. That is why giving Horner a two year makes sense. Because you get to use his Vuelta points to get a WT licence in 2015.
Ulissi alone will probably get more points than Europcar.

With probably IAM Cycling, MTN and Alonso applying for WT licenses, the fight for points this year at the bottom of the table will be hard fought  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: mc_mountain on January 30, 2014, 12:44
Ulissi alone will probably get more points than Europcar.

With probably IAM Cycling, MTN and Alonso applying for WT licenses, the fight for points this year at the bottom of the table will be hard fought  :cool

Team Alonso have already said they dont mind if they dont get WT if they get a team together that will secure wildcards, but there's also talk that UCI will reduce the number of WT teams - so yeah should be pretty tight. (and this thread will see a lot of action as teams go after point heavy riders)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 30, 2014, 13:03
Finally I can stop beating around the bush:
https://twitter.com/CyclingQuotes/status/428875438488690688
https://twitter.com/CyclingQuotes/status/428875479152476161
https://twitter.com/CyclingQuotes/status/428875508621660161
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on January 30, 2014, 15:09
Finally I can stop beating around the bush:
https://twitter.com/CyclingQuotes/status/428875438488690688

So one guy that was suspended and that French Wikipedia has listed as Riccardo Ricco's brother, a guy that has served two bans for a recreational drug use, and a 39 year old. Great stuff  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on January 30, 2014, 17:30
Rui Costa ‏@RuiCostaCyclist 56 min
@lampre_merida @hornerakg Welcome to the team :)



Chris Horner ‏@hornerakg 55 min
@RuiCostaCyclist @lampre_merida Thanks Rui! See you in Mallorca. :)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 30, 2014, 18:08
So one guy that was suspended and that French Wikipedia has listed as Riccardo Ricco's brother

beau-frère, brother in law. His sister Vania (former cyclocrosser) is married with Ricco
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Capt_Cavman on January 30, 2014, 18:17
beau-frère, brother in law. His sister Vania (former cyclocrosser) is married with Ricco
The Vania Ricco who was popped for CERA?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 30, 2014, 18:19
exactly. It's worth to google that btw, there are some great statements to be found  :lol

Quote
"Italian says he will only return to Vania Rossi if she is cleared of doping allegations

[...]

Riccò, who has a baby son with Rossi, indicated that the length of the couple's separation will hinge on the outcome of disciplinary action against Rossi.

"I am disappointed with my girlfriend and there can be no reconciliation until Vania is shown to be innocent of the allegations that were raised," said Riccò, according to Italian website Tuttobiciweb.com."

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ricco-splits-with-girlfriend-rossi-over-cera-positive
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on January 30, 2014, 20:56
Ulissi welcomes Horner to Lampre-Merida
"with you we'll be stronger"

Diego Ulissi ★★★ ‏@DiegoUlissi 4 h
Benvenuto @hornerakg con te saremo ancora più forti @lampre_merida


Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 31, 2014, 13:34
https://twitter.com/AlexandreMignot/status/429211333884526595
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on February 02, 2014, 07:10
https://twitter.com/ProCyclingStats/status/429873806082334721
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 02, 2014, 07:13
beaten  :D

bmc racing team signs samuel sánchez press release  (http://www.bmcracingteam.com/index.php?id=115&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2014&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=02&tx_ttnews%5Bday%5D=02&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=2430&cHash=c9f44b395bcf872c0cc4e87b85430245)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 04, 2014, 16:56
https://twitter.com/tropicale2014/status/430744782126608384
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on February 04, 2014, 16:58
That name is enough to give Phil Liggett a heart attack!  :lol

Disclaimer: I am not implying that would be a good thing...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on February 04, 2014, 17:03
#mtn2013 #wccafrica WCC Africa MTN Qhubeka team presented:
http://www.wccafrica.com/african-champion-okubamariam-joins-wcca-mtn-qhubeka-feeder-team/ (http://www.wccafrica.com/african-champion-okubamariam-joins-wcca-mtn-qhubeka-feeder-team/)
*er Tesfom Okubamariam
*er Metkel Eyob
*er Meron Teshome
*na Till Drobisch
*na Costa Seibeb
*rw Bonaventure Uwizeyimana
*rw Janvier Hadi
*za Oliver Stapleton-Cotton
*tz Richard Laizer


Bona's #europcar deal will probably be a stagiaire ride from August, and possibly a contract from 2015.
Good for him, after all #mtn can't take them all - there is too much talent in Africa for just one team.
And Bernaudeau is clever, taking in African riders. He can only win by that. Now, if he could find a spot for Dan Craven as well ...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 10, 2014, 07:43
https://twitter.com/velofacts/status/432777015893057538
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 12, 2014, 12:14
https://twitter.com/SSbike/status/433566358547484672
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: al_pacino on February 12, 2014, 14:07
Everyone will be linked to Tinkoff and I think they will pull one or 2 off.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 12, 2014, 14:10
Everyone will be linked to Tinkoff and I think they will pull one or 2 off.

Sagan will be linked to every big spending team, hjs agent will be the source
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 14, 2014, 06:57
may as well go in here

Jack Haig accepting road success is hindering MTB ambitions (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/jack-haig-accepting-road-success-is-hindering-mtb-ambitions)

WT next year
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: 42x16ss on February 14, 2014, 07:22
Haig has a lot of potential but who would he go with? OGE have probably got enough youngsters for now and should look at getting someone a little more established. I know JV likes to have a few Australians on his squad so Garmin can't be ruled out...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 14, 2014, 07:36
Haig has a lot of potential but who would he go with? OGE have probably got enough youngsters for now and should look at getting someone a little more established. I know JV likes to have a few Australians on his squad so Garmin can't be ruled out...

from the article

"Outside of people contacting me, I'd always say the top three teams that I'd like to go to are probably Sky, BMC, Omega Pharma-Quick Step and maybe Orica-GreenEdge in there as well. I'd probably put my first pick as Sky, having Richie [Porte] and Nathan [Earle] there would be great. Nathan and I are really great friends and I'd love to go and race with him some more."

But not sure greenedge have space especially if the expected buy of a GT rider takes place for 2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: 42x16ss on February 14, 2014, 07:39
That's what I was thinking re: OGE. OPQS is interesting, maybe they think he could make a classics contender with his MTB background? Sky doesn't surprise at all now you mention it, he'd know Earle and Porte fairly well I'd imagine.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on February 14, 2014, 10:18
https://twitter.com/SSbike/status/433566358547484672

Let's hope Sagan declines the offer and joins team Alonso
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on February 14, 2014, 10:49
Let's hope Sagan declines the offer and joins team Alonso

has anyone thought about a Cannondale(Alonso) --- Tinkoff swap? Berto here, Sagan there. could be intesting.  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on February 14, 2014, 12:04
has anyone thought about a Cannondale(Alonso) --- Tinkoff swap? Berto here, Sagan there. could be intesting.  :cool

Meh I wouldn't put it past Tinkov to say "hey I am signing your star, you can have mine".
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 17, 2014, 11:33
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/435369265810518018
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 17, 2014, 11:49
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/435380144048324608
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 17, 2014, 14:06
https://twitter.com/LaCadenilla/status/435414412355440640
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jamsque on February 17, 2014, 16:58
At this point we'd have a better time making note of riders who HAVEN'T been linked to Team Alonso
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on February 17, 2014, 17:05
Aside from their questionable taste in sunglasses and facial hair, I'm not sure how Wiggins and Alonso would be a good fit at all...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Ram on February 17, 2014, 23:52
Aside from their questionable taste in sunglasses and facial hair, I'm not sure how Wiggins and Alonso would be a good fit at all...
both are sh*t at supporting an upstart teammate on a better run of form.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 18, 2014, 07:55
Garate news

https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/435677046346248193

https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/435677193876668416

https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/435681095401500672
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on February 18, 2014, 08:46
Maybe he nicked Mollema's bumper Christmas present jar of Nutella at the pre-season camp and hid Gesink's pants under his mattress...

Very occasionally, you get these moments when the sport is like a teenager with whom there's obviously something going on but they won't tell you and you drive yourself nuts trying to figure it out for yourself.  :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on February 18, 2014, 11:45
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/garate-backed-out-of-belkin-offer

More (but not much more) on Garate. My best guess is that he got a better offer at another team then it didn't happen and he was left high and dry.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on February 18, 2014, 13:32
https://twitter.com/inrng/status/435763007063220224

Nino Schurter- Onroad, Offroad
 (http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=4018eef54693b49f3a5d89099&id=56e5338b2e&e=)

Quote
What’s the reason behind this switch? Nino Schurter tells us that, ”To do the Tour de Suisse once in my life has always been my dream.
(https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4018eef54693b49f3a5d89099/images/SCOTT_ODLO_MTB_Racing_Team_Nino_Schurter_Portrait_2014_BIKE_SCOTT_Sports_002.jpg)
My heart is in mountain biking and will remain there. But if I ever wanted to ride a big stage race on the road, the 2014 season offers the perfect slot for it. To defend my World Championship title is still going to be my main goal for 2014 and furthermore I will 100% concentrate on mountain biking to hopefully add a missing Olympic medal to my collection. I believe that on my way there, I can gain a lot of knowledge and experience from racing on the road with ORICA-GreenEDGE this year."
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 18, 2014, 13:39
https://twitter.com/inrng/status/435763007063220224

Nino Schurter- Onroad, Offroad
 (http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=4018eef54693b49f3a5d89099&id=56e5338b2e&e=)

it should be noted this is not a normal thing, a rider should, not be able to come in for these 2 races

Quote
Due to the positive response from Aigle is Swiss Cycling be possible to provide the necessary licenses and to allow a temporary change thereby.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on February 18, 2014, 13:43
Quote
What’s the reason behind this switch?

I thought it was a Scott PR thing. And if it is, I find that rather distasteful to be honest. At least Stybar continues to dip into CX while on the same team. Schurter isn't even on OGRE.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on February 18, 2014, 14:31
Wiggo moves quickly to state he is staying at Sky

http://bit.ly/1jBmb88
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on February 18, 2014, 15:24
Well I am at a slight loss why Alonso would want him, his primary worth seems to be as a David Beckham media figure imo and there are probably better riders available for his worth. Of course he still is a class rider but he will be a year older by that time and he most likely will be pooling his focus to the 2016 Olympics in Rio and will surely have to spend some time on the track in the buildup (though admittedly mostly in 2016) as there is no chance GB will allow him to go straight into the team just like that and will have to do specified track buildup, taking his focus away from the road. But this year will be make or break for Wiggins surely to see if he still has that 'old spark'.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on February 18, 2014, 15:31
In fact, isn't this supposedly Wiggo's last year on the road before focusing on track stuff ahead of Rio? Or is that next year?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on February 18, 2014, 15:44
In fact, isn't this supposedly Wiggo's last year on the road before focusing on track stuff ahead of Rio? Or is that next year?

I think he will have to ride some track to qualify for the Olympics, but he will still be able to do road as Kennaugh and Thomas did.

Sky is the only team who will allow him a split programme and pay him a decent salary.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jamsque on February 18, 2014, 16:30
Wiggo has been deliberately vague about what his program will be next year. Realistically he will have to start doing some world cup events if he really does want a place on the 2016 olympic Track squad, but he can probably leave it quite late in the year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 19, 2014, 18:21
https://twitter.com/SSbike/status/436203457675272193
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 25, 2014, 15:53
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhVKGLVCEAAtq_v.png:large)

Belkin sign Martijn Keizer
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on February 25, 2014, 19:13
Why would you write TEAM in all caps but not Belkin Pro Cycling? Looks weird.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 26, 2014, 07:11
https://twitter.com/CyclingCentral/status/438556869599059968

I think he has already signed, just seemed that way to me.

my guess #bmc or #garmin
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on February 26, 2014, 11:43
Well that sucks. If only he had committed before the 6th January and I could have had him for #cqyouth.

 :angry
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on February 28, 2014, 11:18
after the retrement of Olivier Kaisen (http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/02/news/heart-condition-forces-lotto-rider-kaisen-to-retire-at-30_316822) Lotto is looking for a rider to replace him (http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/25686/lotto-belisol-op-zoek-naar-vervanger-olivier-kaisen.html). According to Marc Sergeant there is no hurry though.

any idea who could that be? Lindeman maybe if he can get out of his contract with the Rabobank Development team.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on March 04, 2014, 07:33
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/440751125143097344
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on March 04, 2014, 08:04
Noice
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on March 06, 2014, 06:58
Yikes Tinkov
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=69824

Summarized: Saxo out, Specialized out, Cannondale in, Sagan in (already signed) Contador probably out because of his personal contract with Specialized.

:S

Nasty news
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on March 06, 2014, 09:22
Not all bad florry

Cannondale , Sagan a few soldiers maybe Moser move across, ride for unkle Olof. Unkle Riis gets the cash a holiday from ADD

AC moves with specialized to Alsono with his boys, plus Samu and Basso.

Team Alsono gets the WT licence from the old Cannondale in the deal.

seems all good really.

Olof wants Alsono and his backing in the WT, he wants to keep him happy.

you take AC,  I get Sagan I use this bike you take them.

not a bad thing really
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Havetts on March 06, 2014, 09:43
Not all bad florry

Cannondale , Sagan a few soldiers maybe Moser move across, ride for unkle Olof. Unkle Riis gets the cash a holiday from ADD

AC moves with specialized to Alsono with his boys, plus Samu and Basso.

Team Alsono gets the WT licence from the old Cannondale in the deal.

seems all good really.

Olof wants Alsono and his backing in the WT, he wants to keep him happy.

you take AC,  I get Sagan I use this bike you take them.

not a bad thing really

Not a half bad start for Team Formula 1 and I can see it playing out the way you project it. Although I wonder whether Basso & Samu wont be getting too old :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on March 06, 2014, 16:42
by Ryo on cn: Rujano signs for Loteria de Boyaca, main target Vuelta Colombia

http://nuestrociclismo.com/index.php/noticias/ruta/item/4411-jose-rujano-se-atreve-a-pedalear-en-boyaca
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on March 07, 2014, 09:12
about Tinkoff+Cannondale

Stephen Farrand ‏www.twitter.com/stephenfarrand

I understand that @tinkoff_saxo and @albertocontador have contracts with @iamspecialized until the end of 2015....
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on March 07, 2014, 19:20
with Team Stölting being more or less certain to become Pro Continental in 2015 they want to increase their team and said, it was their big aim to "bring the german top cyclists back to Germany". Who do you think they are thinking about? Kittel and Degenkolb have long term contracts anyway but Tony Martin's is about to expire - but can they really afford to hirehim? I don't exactly know about their monetary capacities but I doubt they can.

Guys like Nikias Arndt, Markus Burghardt or Simon Geschke are propably more likely - and also would make more sense
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Vamos Colombia! (-: on March 16, 2014, 22:17
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/440751125143097344
im so excited to see beltran ride in ci hopefully he will lead the team and hit the ground running
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on March 20, 2014, 00:19
(http://motogpmatters.smugmug.com/MotoGP/2014/Yamaha-M1-Maunch/i-TkSXVbj/0/M/YFR_140317051948644_3-M.jpg)

Vale is a good signing I think ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on March 25, 2014, 11:14
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=70350

Gil to Neri Sottoli.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on March 26, 2014, 07:47
according to Het Nieuwsblad Orica Greenedge wants to sign Jasper de Buyst
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: 42x16ss on March 27, 2014, 04:47
according to Het Nieuwsblad Orica Greenedge wants to sign Jasper de Buyst
Would be an interesting signing. Isn't he a classics rder?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on March 27, 2014, 08:34
not sure, all I know him for is being one of the biggest talents on track. And tbh OGE already has plenty of those

the article said something about Keukeleire asking for another belgian rider in the team
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on March 27, 2014, 18:26
Vanmarcke extends with Belkin (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vanmarcke-extends-with-belkin)

Quote
“Sep is a diamond in the rough. Especially when it comes to the Flemish Classic races," Belkin team manager Richard Plugge said in a press release confirming the news.

(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com//2014/01/21/2/bettiniphoto_0160871_1_full_220.jpg)
"Sep is a very strong guy, who has a lot of potential. It is only logical that we wanted to extend his contract, we want to keep the backbone of our team as strong as possible.”

"He is a team player and knows that you can achieve more when you do things together. During this time of the year, his teammates work for him, but in other race he puts in a lot of efforts for others, like for example in last year’s Tour de France.”

Vanmarcke tweeted that he was happy to have signed a new contract that will run to the end of 2016.

“Team Belkin is my best option when I look at my future,” he said in the team statement.

“I feel at home here. There is a lot of mutual trust and the team does everything in its power to assist me in the Classics, which is very important to me. The whole team is very motivated. The sports directors have strong ties with the Cruyff Institute and it is good to see that they, just like the riders, work hard to improve.”

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on March 30, 2014, 14:30
https://twitter.com/SadhbhOS/status/450262601810055168
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on March 31, 2014, 12:05
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=70515

After a few (obviously incorrect rumours) over the weekend, Bole signs for Vini Fantini - Nippo.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on April 14, 2014, 09:11
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/455617642687389697
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on April 14, 2014, 09:39
Makes sense, teaming up with old buddy Bettini. A year or two as super-dom (and classics dark horse), then switching to the car as DS.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on April 14, 2014, 09:44
mmh, Kristoff has a contract for 2015 anyway  :slow

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/07/news/kristoff-extends-contract-with-katusha-through-2015_294553
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on April 16, 2014, 07:44
https://twitter.com/velofacts/status/456321931974017024
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on April 16, 2014, 08:17
https://twitter.com/friebos/status/456329762214932480
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on April 16, 2014, 08:24
Arnaud Démare re-signed with FDJ 2 year deal I think so end of 2016
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on April 16, 2014, 10:51
https://twitter.com/friebos/status/456329762214932480

needs to be English speaking I am going to say Greenedge if he leaves
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Arb on April 16, 2014, 11:20
IMO there aren't many teams who should consider him, either that or he'd take a massive pay cut. Looking at Lotto/Garmin/Belkin/Cannondale, though there will probably be others stupid enough.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on April 16, 2014, 11:23
Garmin...

Millar going will free up quite a lot of money from the Wage budget...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on April 18, 2014, 16:55
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on April 19, 2014, 07:15
EBH to Astana is my best guess, why you ask? Because Astana needs to learn more about marginal gains. Contador received inside knowledge this year, and look how he is riding. If Nibali isn't close to winning at the Tour Astana will think about bringing in a former Sky employee to learn from what they have done.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on April 28, 2014, 12:04
https://twitter.com/ProCyclingStats/status/460722717315305472/photo/1

The invisible tweet says Bulgac signs for Giant-Shimano.  :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: mc_mountain on May 02, 2014, 00:59
EBH to BMC for 2015  'confirmed' by Richard Moore on the cycling podcast (https://audioboo.fm/channel/thecyclingpodcast) formerly human's invent podcast.
 
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 02, 2014, 06:17
I do not mind that

Peiper knows EBH , so knows what he needs, I assume Thor will be gone or be a leader on the road, not sure he has that in him, but who knows.

Good younger replacement for Ballan, just needs Peipers magic, 

re BMC the big one is what Evans does or they do,
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jamsque on May 02, 2014, 07:34
Change of team absolutely the right move for Edvald, and BMC a good a place as any for him.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on May 02, 2014, 10:00
So who are Sky going to sign with the budget?

My money is on some Italian as they are under-represented on the Team given the Italian shareholding and sponsorship:

- I would like to see a Road Captain replacement for Rogers, but given the Italian veterans past associations it might be difficult to find a "clean-one" with no history;

- other than that a young rider who can add something to the Classics team and add something in the Giro (Aru, Modol, Nizzolo, Battaglin, Formolo)

The Italian people / fans favourite would be Pozzato, but again I don't think he would pass the due diligence test....
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on May 02, 2014, 10:31
EBH to BMC is perfect for both parties. I hope he'll get the right kind of support to become a danger man in attacks and sprints again, rather than a domestique for GC riders.


re BMC the big one is what Evans does or they do,

I imagine Evans is still on a pretty big wage. Should he leave or retire, that frees up a lot of room for some younger GC rider(s) who they can help develop. The very top GC riders all seem to be taken anyway: Nibali, Froome, Quintana, Contador - unless to Alonso - don't seem to be going anywhere. So perhaps a Garmin-like approach to have a few young GC riders, in addition to Van Garderen? I still love the idea of some of the Dutch GC guys riding there: Mollema would be perfect, perhaps Peiper can get something out of Gesink.

So who are Sky going to sign with the budget?


Sky have been interested in Langeveld, which nearly happened until some issues came up and Garmin moved faster. So that makes me think they're still in for some classics riders with some experience. Perhaps they'll go after one of the OPQS guys? Vandenbergh, Stybar, even Terpstra? Or Trentin, to continue the Italian link - though he wouldn't be a leader probably.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on May 02, 2014, 14:31
If the EBH story is true, does that mean BMC won't be an option for Sagan?

I don't know what their contracts situations are like, but if Sky are after Italians they could do a lot worse than signing Oss - extra option on the cobbles and a good all-rounder, or even someone like De Marchi - he does a lot of impressive work.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Dim on May 02, 2014, 15:10
Change of team absolutely the right move for Edvald, and BMC a good a place as any for him.

yeh, join a team where everyone goes to consequently underperform :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on May 05, 2014, 03:23
by Ryo on cn: Rujano signs for Loteria de Boyaca, main target Vuelta Colombia

http://nuestrociclismo.com/index.php/noticias/ruta/item/4411-jose-rujano-se-atreve-a-pedalear-en-boyaca
One small step to the Vuelta!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 19, 2014, 14:14
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bn9Fg6SCIAAnwjE.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on May 20, 2014, 06:57
there's an interview with Bouhanni in l'Equipe today, he hasn't completely ruled out to stay with FDJ, and it's "not about money", but he wants 1 million a year and "will not sign for the half of it" ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on May 20, 2014, 16:36
https://twitter.com/miketomalaris/status/468754964961976321

JSG saying Evans in the shoutbox. Twitter telling Tour de Jose it will be Porte. Rui Costa's name also mentioned (although - I think - less likely).

Meanwhile, Cookson and co. are wondering how anybody can announce anything before August given that no-one can sign a contract until then.

I'll also make the sarcastic point that - as of this Giro - even Sebastien Henao is a "Grand Tour rider". So we haven't really narrowed down the field too much. Orica are going to sign a "rider". Bully for them...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on May 20, 2014, 17:48
Porte would be the logical choice. Doesn't his #sky contract run out after this season?

I'll also make the sarcastic point that - as of this Giro - even Sebastien Henao is a "Grand Tour rider". So we haven't really narrowed down the field too much. Orica are going to sign a "rider". Bully for them...
While there is some merit to this point, I don't think it's that bad.
Of course, their definition of a "GT rider" may well differ from that of the general public. Maybe the objective is simply to reach the top-20, and they're signing Francis de Greef or Yoann Bagot. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on May 20, 2014, 17:57
I hope it is Porte...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 20, 2014, 18:34
Porte is end of 2015

White sad the riderwould tell him in 5-6 weeks

so this I think it means Evans ie will he go around 1 more year
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 20, 2014, 20:45
So Sagan Has decide no to alsono

between Tinkoff and Cannondale  according to Cycling news

if he leaves Cannondale I would if the team has enough points to go around?

Cannondale will become *usa reg 2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jono L. on May 20, 2014, 22:21
https://twitter.com/miketomalaris/status/468754964961976321

JSG saying Evans in the shoutbox. Twitter telling Tour de Jose it will be Porte. Rui Costa's name also mentioned (although - I think - less likely).

Meanwhile, Cookson and co. are wondering how anybody can announce anything before August given that no-one can sign a contract until then.

I'll also make the sarcastic point that - as of this Giro - even Sebastien Henao is a "Grand Tour rider". So we haven't really narrowed down the field too much. Orica are going to sign a "rider". Bully for them...

It's none of the riders mentioned.
 :lol :-x
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on May 20, 2014, 22:27
You great tease, Jono!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on May 20, 2014, 22:28
It's none of the riders mentioned.
 :lol :-x
Nathan Earle?!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on May 20, 2014, 22:39
Dodger.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jamsque on May 20, 2014, 23:19
Chris Horner
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jono L. on May 21, 2014, 02:08
You great tease, Jono!
Actually,

I could be wrong. :angry

There's one. But that could be in addition to this

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: 42x16ss on May 21, 2014, 03:53
Actually,

I could be wrong. :angry

There's one. But that could be in addition to this



Keldermerckx!? :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: AG on May 21, 2014, 05:11
EBH?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 21, 2014, 07:55
EBH Gc nope

Hinds adds some more names to the list

We have Wiggo
Evans
Porte ( has contract for 2015 fwiw )

as we have already discussed, now add

D Martin
G-Train
LTD
Gesink
M Frank

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/al-hinds/blog/129010/finding-the-right-fit (http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/al-hinds/blog/129010/finding-the-right-fit)

of those G-sink would be great but not sure he also makes a very good point re Evans and Marketing and team feel
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 21, 2014, 08:20
https://twitter.com/inrng/status/469013312613937152
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: AG on May 21, 2014, 08:54
remember there is a big difference between what WE call a GC rider, and what OGRE will call a GC rider for their marketing purposes.

I cannot see Evans leaving BMC.  He would retire and work with them rather than ride for someone else I think (even though he gets along very well with and is supported by Gerry Ryan)

Porte - I cant see that either tbh.   He had the opportunity to go to Greenedge rather than Sky when he left Saxo ... OGRE certainly chased hard ... and he chose Sky.  And he has been happy there.   I cant see him choosing OGRE now.

Gesink maybe ...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 21, 2014, 09:43
Matty Lloyld

that it all....
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on May 21, 2014, 10:40
Matty Lloyld

that it all....

I prefer to call him Lloyd as opposed to the Swedish spelling, but yeah, he's a GT winner waiting to happen. Just need to get him on the cheeseburger diet.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: AG on May 21, 2014, 10:43
I prefer to call him Lloyd as opposed to the Swedish spelling, but yeah, he's a GT winner waiting to happen. Just need to get him on the cheeseburger diet.

between the swedish spelling and the shorthand ... its a miracle anyone can read anything he writes :rofl:
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on May 22, 2014, 10:58
Geraint Thomas

http://www.cityam.com/article/1400717553/thomas-fears-dream-riding-tour-victory-will-never-come-true?

IMO, he'd be better off going to Tinkoff
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: mc_mountain on May 22, 2014, 11:04
Geraint Thomas

http://www.cityam.com/article/1400717553/thomas-fears-dream-riding-tour-victory-will-never-come-true?

IMO, he'd be better off going to Tinkoff

perhaps Alonso's sponsor isnt the Dubai govt but is a actually a gourmet yoghurt brand and Thomas is signing with them.  I quite like the idea of him going to Trek, as a foil to Canc in the classics, and should get enough of his own chances going for week long GCs.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on May 22, 2014, 11:09
EBH Gc nope

Hinds adds some more names to the list

We have Wiggo
Evans
Porte ( has contract for 2015 fwiw )

as we have already discussed, now add

D Martin
G-Train
LTD
Gesink
M Frank

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/al-hinds/blog/129010/finding-the-right-fit (http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/al-hinds/blog/129010/finding-the-right-fit)

of those G-sink would be great but not sure he also makes a very good point re Evans and Marketing and team feel

How about Fuglsang, his contract is up, he is on a team where he doesn't get to ride the races he want. There is no team from Denmark for him to sign with, so he needs an English speaking team. Basically, he is not going back to Trek. Astana, Garmin and BMC have too many higher rated leaders. He seems a good fit for a team that want a GC contender for a GT. Plus no nasty past like there is with so many others.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on May 22, 2014, 14:19
I heard there's a team looking for a rider for GC...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 23, 2014, 07:40
Dan Craven (Namibia ) signs for #europcar will ride vuelta it seems
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on May 23, 2014, 09:52
Dan Craven (Namibia ) signs for #europcar will ride vuelta it seems

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoTspx6IcAAaKOa.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on May 23, 2014, 10:04
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/469728678633816064
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on May 23, 2014, 10:25
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoTspx6IcAAaKOa.jpg:large)

Young Chris Horner?
(http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/photos/2001/apr01/amstel/horner.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on May 23, 2014, 12:54
Dan Craven (Namibia ) signs for #europcar will ride vuelta it seems
flipping yes! :win :woohoo

It seems this was a long way in the making. See this Twitter exchange from early April:
https://twitter.com/lukascph/status/453631765303660546
https://twitter.com/DanFromNam/status/453649023514054656
I had no idea what he meant back then. Until yesterday:
https://twitter.com/DanFromNam/status/469471141565063168
https://twitter.com/DanFromNam/status/469477983464353792
Why would you need a new license mid-season? The only reason I could think of was a change of license status - riders at WT/PC teams must have a professional license, riders on Continental team may have that, but aren't required to.
So I half-guessed he'd switch teams, and finally step up to ProConti.
That it's actually a WT team is even better. And he was rumoured to have had a verbal agreement with #europcar a few years back to get a ride if they turned WT (which they didn't that year). Apparently that was now honoured (even if he's basically paid by a personal sponsor).

Great news. Now, how to get time off for the Vuelta start? :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 26, 2014, 17:44
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/470965162028335104
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on May 27, 2014, 09:01
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/470965162028335104

Another victim of the Cannondale budget cut, Dall'Antonia is an experienced solid team performer. Hopefully he will get a shot at something more on Androni which isn't doing much this season so far.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 29, 2014, 06:28
“’Wiggo’ has made it public that his focus would be the Olympics in 2016 ... but we have a history for sure," White said. "I haven’t spoken to ‘Wiggo’ for a while … But he is definitely a rider who would fit into this group.”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/bradley-wiggins-a-rider-of-interest-for-oricagreenedge-20140529-zrrah.html#ixzz334zFTAjT

so Wiggo is not the rider White spoke about earlier, as he has not spoken to him in a while

the use of the red hearing by Whiteymate
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on May 29, 2014, 11:09
Too funny:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/may/29/orica-greenedge-interest-bradley-wiggins

Personally, I can't see Wiggins fitting in with Greenedge. Tuft will break all his bones in the first week with Wiggins first hissy fit ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on May 29, 2014, 11:28
Cycling Central theory is that the GT contender for Greenedge is KELDERMAN....

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/road/news/54562/podcast-giro-d-quintana

(at the end of the podcast)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 29, 2014, 11:32
Cycling Central theory is that the GT contender for Greenedge is KELDERMAN....

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/road/news/54562/podcast-giro-d-quintana

(at the end of the podcast)

nice I was on the Gesink idea.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on May 29, 2014, 12:07
(at the end of the podcast)
You're not selling it.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on May 29, 2014, 16:40
More Wiggo to  #greenedge stuff ...

http://road.cc/content/news/120348-bradley-wiggins-join-orica-greenedge-2015-and-beyond

Its either all regurgitated or there is a bit of substance.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: AG on May 30, 2014, 01:18
blergh

if that happened I would no longer be an OGRE fan   :(
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on May 30, 2014, 05:24
Kelderman - the upcoming Dutch GT talent who currently doing great in the Giro, with many years ahead of him
or
Wiggins - he who once won the Tour at (he admitted himself) great personal cost ("living like a monk") who won't go to that level of commitment anymore and who's slowly past it and on the way down.

I know who I would go for; but with the Aussies' penchant for sporting heroes I also have a feeling who #orica will go for.
Kelderman would be the sensible choice in a sporting sense - Sir Wiggo will create a bigger media buzz (especially with all that "Brits vs. Aussies" PR nonsense they did this year).

For Sir Wiggo, it would make a bit of sense: #orica are the only team other than #sky were you can get away with focusing primarily on the track, and still get a decent road program.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on May 30, 2014, 06:01
It's all a media wankfest anyway. MW said they're interested in someone for GC. That could be anyone, from a former winner to an obscure pro not riding in the Giro. It's the media generating click-bait.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on May 30, 2014, 07:33
Yep agree tuarts

White and Stephans for all their faults knkw cycling and picking riders.

Their only re miss is Goss and maybe Langerveld

they will go for someone who fits the team and 2nd tier ready to step up in a year or 2.

Keldermann, Gesink even , Steven k from Belkin fit the bill , Braguil that type of rider.

alfa males and people who take media spotlight from the team and those who do not play well with others need not apply.

Ie Wiggo/Evans

2015/16 A Yates S Yates Chaves Impy Gerrans Mathews Docker Durbo new GC hope TDF team

 
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on May 30, 2014, 08:23
Yep agree tuarts

White and Stephans for all their faults knkw cycling and picking riders.

Their only re miss is Goss and maybe Langerveld

they will go for someone who fits the team and 2nd tier ready to step up in a year or 2.

Keldermann, Gesink even , Steven k from Belkin fit the bill , Braguil that type of rider.

alfa males and people who take media spotlight from the team and those who do not play well with others need not apply.

Ie Wiggo/Evans

2015/16 A Yates S Yates Chaves Impy Gerrans Mathews Docker Durbo new GC hope TDF team

They could really stand to get two GC riders on this team to be fair they have none at the moment. I assume they will pursue Evans quite hardly, try to get a season or two out of him where he will be their TdF leader. This however doesn't mean they can't sign a Kelderman, Fuglsang or Kangert even and allow that rider to ride a Giro-Vuelta schedule the first year and move the rider to TdF after Cadel retires. The three riders above would be happy with that schedule. Kelderman get that already though, so I think the two other are better bids. With how Aru have preformed in the Giro and how high Fuglsang values sporting opportunities over money, I fully expect him to leave Astana. I think ORGE makes sense for him and the other way around as well. Tbf I think value for money it is hard to find much better than him, Kelderman will have other very interested bidders that can offer good terms racing wise too (Belkin) however Fuglsang, I don't really see who can make an offer that has the races he wants to ride.

A couple of Fuglsangs options:

Stay at Astana - With Nibali higher rated by all and Aru, Scarponi, Brajkovic and Kangert rightly or wrongly valued higher by the team it is hard to see him stay.

Sign with Tinkoff - If Saxo stays there is some meaning to this from the team side, however he will not get the schedule he wants, also from the moves I have seen Oleg make so far I think a new GC rider will be Brajkovic rather than Fuglsang.

Sign with BMC - This one makes a bit of sense if Evans leave then there is a GC spot open next to TJVG however Van Garderen needs to get a top 5 at the tour to secure his spot as the teams top GC contender, else they may have him ride a Giro-Tour program and sign a certain Chris Froome to be the TdF leader. Even if this happen the Vuelta stays open. If TJVG does preform well in the tour then the Giro-Vuelta spots are open making this move very attractive as the team has loads of support.

Sign with Trek - Too much bad blood there, also that teams GC ambitions are a bit of a mess with the Schlecks not being very dependable, more so Andy than Fränk.

Sign with ORGE - Makes sense Fuglsang would be able to ride the races he wants, even if ORGE signs another rider he can still race Giro.

One question that is worth taking into account is: Could ORGE sign Froome and Porte if Sky does fold?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 03, 2014, 16:10
Wellens signed a 2 year deal/extension with #lotto

JCP almost ready to sign a 2 year deal/extension with #ag2r

and Italian press saying Aru to sky or bmc next year for lots, but he has a 2015 contract with #astana, it reeks of manager trying to get more cash for me
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on June 03, 2014, 18:56
Wellens signed a 2 year deal/extension with #lotto

That kid needs some lessons in self-restraint but he has impressed me ever since he stepped up. Great things await, I hope.  :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on June 03, 2014, 18:57
Wellens signed a 2 year deal/extension with #lotto

JCP almost ready to sign a 2 year deal/extension with #ag2r

and Italian press saying Aru to sky or bmc next year for lots, but he has a 2015 contract with #astana, it reeks of manager trying to get more cash for me

Sky have been after a decent clean Italian since 2010. Can't blame the manager for striking while the fire is hot ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: KeithJamesMc on June 03, 2014, 22:34
All the talking heads at the Cycling Podcast:
- have Wiggins not riding the tdf;
- Thomas leaving Sky (they are not willing to pay his wage demands)
- EBH going to BMC

The Wiggins/Froome relationship is terrible and dates back to the Vuelta 11 where they shared a room and Wiggins didn't speak to Froome.

It is all in Walsh's autobiography which include text messages between Froome's agent and Brailsford about the contract negotiations.

It all sounds like clash of ego's and more like Contador/Armstrong rather than Hinault/LeMond
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on June 03, 2014, 22:36
All the talking heads at the Cycling Podcast:

[...]

- Thomas leaving Sky (they are not willing to pay his wage demands)

there was a feature in CycleSport last month, that's what he said in there:

"I'm not afraid to move. There are only a few times I'd go through, but I don't feel like I owe the team anything. It would be good to see what else is out there and not just assume. This is one of the best teams in the world and the set-up is immense, but it would be narrow-minded to just not even look and see what's there. [...] I'd be thinking of the guys there, not just the team. But GreenEdge is a good group. BMC, Quick Step. You know, that sort of team. A good atmosphere, and well-run"
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 04, 2014, 07:40
there was a feature in CycleSport last month, that's what he said in there:

"I'm not afraid to move. There are only a few times I'd go through, but I don't feel like I owe the team anything. It would be good to see what else is out there and not just assume. This is one of the best teams in the world and the set-up is immense, but it would be narrow-minded to just not even look and see what's there. [...] I'd be thinking of the guys there, not just the team. But GreenEdge is a good group. BMC, Quick Step. You know, that sort of team. A good atmosphere, and well-run"

Funny really reports were Gerro and a few tohers left are not being part of Group A, was all a bit too mates mates etc

Now the Atmosphere is being questioned at Sky

The wheeels on the death star are falling off

Brailsfords making , Froome or Wiggo ?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 04, 2014, 08:52
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=72269 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=72269)

Quote
Nacer Bouhanni is one of the most sought Riders Squad for 2015. Their value has increased his three stage wins and the Regularity jersey in the Giro d'Italia and returns to ensure that it has "at least three or four equipment "very interested in their signing.

Specifically, L'Equipe suggests the possibility of Cofidis, "a golden opportunity to gain visibility to a team that is suffering." Contacts have been established although the performance of French sprinter in the Giro has appreciated him. In that case, take Bouhanni could require some teammates to form a block of pitchers. The Cofidis but that is a Second Division team, although their presence would an insured for the Tour de France and other races plaza. The French sports daily targets two destinations, Cannondale, especially if it goes Peter Sagan, and draft Fernando Alonso.

"I have at least three or four teams ready to sign me," confirms Bouhanni. "I have two requirements, sports and finance. In the sports project, I want a great Vuelta and I want to play to win as some classic Gent-Wevelgem, Kuurne, Hamburg, Plouay or Milan-San Remo. "

"We will listen to everyone ... and everyone will be heard," says Karim Bouhanni, father of racer and now represents the interests of your child in place of Paul De Geyter agent. "We have a month to make a decision," he says.

However, listening to Marc Madiot, manager of the FDJ, the future of your team Bouhanni passes and does not believe that the decision of sprinter Gallic influence the course or the Tour. "I have not had that feeling. I think he wants to stay here, "he said in L'Equi pe .
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on June 04, 2014, 22:01
Funny really reports were Gerro and a few tohers left are not being part of Group A, was all a bit too mates mates etc

Now the Atmosphere is being questioned at Sky

The wheeels on the death star are falling off

Brailsfords making , Froome or Wiggo ?

Maybe all that talk about Porte wanting a year or two more behind Froome before riding for himself will play right into DB's hand. Let Froome leave. Porte and Henao are the GC contenders. Wiggo can do his thing, Roubaix, a TT heavy GT or whatever the team wants him to each year. Plus they get to keep Wiggo who is the PR that they live off.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 05, 2014, 08:29
Ok lots here

Giant still no sponsor for 2015

Barguil reported has been talking with/might sign with Sky

no TDF for Warren due to the above
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: al_pacino on June 05, 2014, 09:58
Here's an idea for Giant: How about sending your hot young French rider to the race that gets most coverage, where he will get plenty of camera time and attract yourself a bit of new money so you can keep him.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on June 05, 2014, 10:21
Here's an idea for Giant: How about sending your hot young French rider to the race that gets most coverage, where he will get plenty of camera time and attract yourself a bit of new money so you can keep him.

Agree, what they do now makes no sense, first of all does anybody believe there will be more than 18 teams applying next year? if not then there is no reason to play the don't let leaving riders earn points game. Secondly letting him ride could help them bring in a sponsor.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 05, 2014, 10:24
Remember we start Div 1 and 2 next year, well apparently the lack of info is astounding.

So not 18 teams will be top ranked
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on June 05, 2014, 10:33
Remember we start Div 1 and 2 next year, well apparently the lack of info is astounding.

So not 18 teams will be top ranked

Really, thought it was just ideas for future of cycling. I mean Dubai is seeking upgrade of status for next year to HC. But if div 2 start up then that race would be ranked as a Div 2 race which is higher than HC. If it is really the case that this happens I am getting ready to laugh my a*s off when the UCI wave a fully loaded Div 1 but no (or 1-2) Div 2 teams do the fact that being pro conti is better than div 2 :)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on June 05, 2014, 14:44
http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/astana_shows_interest_in_boasson_hagen/

"For a long time, it has been well-known that Edvald Boasson Hagen may be leaving Team Sky at the end of the season. Now Procycling.no reports that Astana is one of several teams to have shown interest and the Norwegian's manager says that there is a 50 percent chance that the rider will be riding in new colours in 2015."

Maybe if Thomas goes to pastures new then they'll try and keep Eddy at Sky. On the other hand it wouldn't surprise me if all of EBH/Thomas/Wiggins were still at Sky next year and all this is just agent talk to try and get the money bumped up as much as possible.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on June 05, 2014, 15:45
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/horner-to-skip-tour-de-suisse-as-tour-de-france-training-continues (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/horner-to-skip-tour-de-suisse-as-tour-de-france-training-continues)

Lampre looking to renew Rui Costa and Chris Horner.

Not sure how I feel about that...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on June 05, 2014, 18:13
EBH to Astana sounds good, with Iglinskiy in there he will not be the rider who makes the least out of his potential at least
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on June 05, 2014, 20:41
cyclingonline.nl: Traksel gaat verder met privésponsor (http://www.cyclingonline.nl/artikel/4074_traksel_gaat_verder_met_priv%C3%A9sponsor.html)

Bobbie Traksel stops at #anpost An Post-Chainreaction again, not wanting to take a spot on a team focused on young riders from an upcoming talent.
He'll ride the *nl champs and some crits/kermesses for a personal sponsor.
Doing the right thing there. Bobbie has my deep respect. :cool
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on June 07, 2014, 10:23
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/thomas-set-to-stay-at-team-sky

Quote
Speaking to the Wales Online website, the Welshman said he now expects to stay at Team Sky as he continues to develop as a stage race rider alongside his ambitions to do well in the spring Classics.

"It’s pretty close to being finalised and should be wrapped up in the next couple of weeks as we look to get it nailed down before the Tour,” Thomas said of his new contract.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 08, 2014, 06:11
Thor has been told no new contract from BMC

might end up at Tinkoff working for Sagan, wants a 2 year deal will work for a leader, plus could be a good road captain

Which means EBH to BMC deal probably signed
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on June 08, 2014, 16:53
....might end up at Tinkoff working for Sagan, wants a 2 year deal will work for a leader, plus could be a good road captain

Which means EBH to BMC deal probably signed

I love both of these moves, still not sure about Sagan to Tinkoff.
Curious to see what other doms he gets, I assume His Bro is part of the deal.
Then you have a team going for green n yellow at TDF.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on June 08, 2014, 19:43
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/thomas-set-to-stay-at-team-sky
Money money money :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on June 08, 2014, 20:03
Money money money :D

I never even understood why he was rumored to leave. Sky has money, nationality and no other proven cobbles rider when EBH and Wiggo leave. Surely Thomas and Stannard would be a decent 1-2 on the cobbles.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on June 08, 2014, 20:03
Money money money :D

Well he probably deserves it. I'd assume he was on less than both Wiggins and EBH before now, and yet he's the one (of the three) I felt they needed the most to stay. Just hope that he doesn't feel the need to completely forget the cobbles and sacrifice himself on the altar of 3 week stage races (I'm starting to sound like Echoes  :-x).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on June 08, 2014, 20:06
Well he probably deserves it.
Most definitely. Don't get me wrong, it's entirely deserved.

Just hope that he doesn't feel the need to completely forget the cobbles and sacrifice himself on the altar of 3 week stage races (I'm starting to sound like Echoes  :-x).
Yeah, let's hope that. I'd be more confident if he'd gone to another team, as #sky Sky seem to be about the Tour, the Tour, and only the Tour. Now more than when they started.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on June 09, 2014, 16:16
Arredondo re-signs with Trek Factory Racing (http://www.trekfactoryracing.com/news/arredondo-re-signs-trek-factory-racing)

#trek Trek secure Arredondo until (and including) 2016.


Beyond the usual PR yadda-yadda, the press release also tells us how the next part of his season will look:
Quote
Arredondo is back in Colombia now for some rest after the Giro d’Italia. His next goals are the Tour of Utah and the Tour of Colorado in August.
Uh oh. Altitude, long climbs - fasten your seatbelts.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 11, 2014, 06:59
Damiano Caruso (1987) change jersey next year. The Italian rider race at the BMC Racing Team in 2015 and will leave behind a cycle of four seasons at Cannondale.

The Sicilian, 26, has signed an agreement with the BMC, as advances La Gazzetta dello Sport , but will not be official until after 1 August.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=72449 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=72449)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on June 11, 2014, 14:27
Contador: Riding with Sagan would be incredible (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/contador-riding-with-sagan-would-be-incredible)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 11, 2014, 14:46
Contador: Riding with Sagan would be incredible (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/contador-riding-with-sagan-would-be-incredible)

And Thor ;)

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on June 11, 2014, 14:51
Bjarne can't get over his love for over the hill riders can he? ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on June 12, 2014, 00:02
Bjarne can't get over his love for over the hill riders can he? ;) ;) ;)

Maybe Basso will sign then  :D . Honestly I think sign Basso and let Roche leave makes some sense. Basso is more of a team rider any how, and neither is good enough to win.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 12, 2014, 12:13
Niki re-ups with #opqs 3 year deal
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on June 14, 2014, 07:20
Dan Craven in Europcar kit

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpWhH29IQAAY2JM.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 16, 2014, 11:42
One of my follow from junior years youngens.

Larry Warbasse finish 3rd stage 2 suisse, mentioned he has had some no so positive contract negotiations with BMC, hooe the kid gets a contract extension now
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 17, 2014, 10:28
Pit bull links to cannondale, lampre and sky according to la gazetta

Sky interested I  Yates brothers for 2016

the whole Yates thing is funny, by then if they continue as they are every team will want them
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 18, 2014, 05:53
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=72623 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=72623)Marc Soler (Lizarte) is one of the Spanish U23 squad confirmations and results have not gone unnoticed by the Movistar Team has already shown interest in the Catalan rider face to joining your template WorldTour in 2015.

Soler (1993, Vilanova, Barcelona) is great protagonist of the first half of the amateur season and has five wins (Soraluze, Ereño, Urretxu, Estella and a stage of the Tour of Bidasoa), with a meteoric start to the season including a seventh place in the Memorial Valenciaga and be called by the Spanish national team for three international tests.

1.86 and 68 kilos, the Catalan rider has only confirmed the qualities noted last year, won the queen stage at the Vuelta a Palencia and won the Mountain-Palencia and Bidasoa and courage and combativeness have been translated at the finish line. In its third year, the Lizarte Manolo Azcona has become one of the reference set of elite and U23 navarro, satellite formation Eusebio Unzué Movistar Team. The Navarre manager has given the alternative in the past to other pupils Azcona Andrey Amador (2009), Enrique Sanz and Javier Iriarte (2011) and the last dayer Quintana (2014). Soler should read, it has been made ​​known to the Unzué itself, as has been told BiciCiclismo .

A reward for your project Azcona and has 22 seasons in the category and which have passed 33 runners were then professionals, as Joseba Beloki, Isidro Nozal, Benjamin Noval or Amador mentioned, Sanz and Quintana, the three in the Movistar Team 2014. Colombia, Nairo brother, Victor Martin (Burgos BH) and Hyginus Fernandez (Team Ecuador) are the last cyclists factory Azcona who have made ​​the leap. Besides Soler, Rafael Márquez, Antonio Pedrero, Santiago Ramirez, Jorge Fernández Egoitz Arcas or highlight this 2014 in a staff of 23 riders (six elite U23 and 17).

ACR-MRA, Sky Blue, Video door phones Tegui, Bodegas Monjardín, Charts and Lizarte Ona (from 2006) have been the different denominations of Navarre, watchword and a reference angle of amateur cycling for over two decades.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on June 18, 2014, 17:02
Magna Carte already announced for next year :o

https://twitter.com/ORICA_GreenEDGE/status/479292402428313600
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on June 18, 2014, 17:10
3 years even. Yuck.

Any team but Sky, Orica and BMC.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on June 18, 2014, 17:22
-Pit bull links to cannondale, lampre and sky according to la gazetta
-Sky interested I  Yates brothers for 2016
-The whole Yates thing is funny, by then if they continue as they are every team will want them

I'm curious what Cdale does w the loss of Sagan.  There budget isn't impressive but atleast they have one!  The demise of Giant and Belkin should help lower salary expectations.  Grabing American talents like Talansky and Dombro would certainly help make them relevant in N. America atleast.  Sky blew it with the Yates especially Aaron!!  I hope he races the TDF and gets a Top 10.  Save Chaves & Simon for the Vuelta.

Sky had to keep Thomas.  He's British, he's there best classics rider, a GC contender on short stage races and a Strong Dom.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on June 18, 2014, 17:24
I'm curious what Cdale does w the loss of Sagan.  There budget isn't impressive but atleast they have one!  The demise of Giant and Belkin should help lower salary expectations.  Grabing American talents like Talansky and Dombro would certainly help make them relevant in N. America atleast.  Sky blew it with the Yates especially Aaron!!  I hope he races the TDF and gets a Top 10.  Save Chaves & Simon for the Vuelta.

Is it certain Cannondale will lose Sagan?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on June 18, 2014, 17:28
Is it certain Cannondale will lose Sagan?

I think it's assumed that Tinkoff will overpay for Sagan using his vast personal fortune.  Although, if Deglenkolb needs a team for half the salary.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on June 18, 2014, 17:31
I think it's assumed that Tinkoff will overpay for Sagan using his vast personal fortune.  Although, if Deglenkolb needs a team for half the salary.

Ah, I thought it had already been announced he'd leave the team. I hope he stays.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on June 18, 2014, 17:51
3 years even. Yuck.

Any team but Sky, Orica and BMC.
It was never going to be #bmc BMC. Nor #sky Sky. Too bad a track record with neo-pros.
It was never going to be #tinkoff Tinkoff-Saxo, either. Not as bad a track record, but not a spectacular one either.

In my opinion, the decision always was between #garmin Garmin-Sharp, #giant Giant-Shimano and #orica Orica-GreenEdge.
#giant Giant's uncertain future took them off the table - otherwise I'd have bet good money on Cort signing for them.

That leaves #garmin Garmin-Sharp and #orica Orica-GreenEdge.
#garmin Garmin-Sharp haven't had too much success with Lasse Norman this year, #orica Orica-GreenEdge however have set the world on fire with the Yates brothers.

A very logical and sensible choice, and that's even before taking personal preferences into consideration.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on June 18, 2014, 17:56
Yeah it's probably a good choice. I just personally really dislike Orica and I love Cort :(
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jamsque on June 19, 2014, 18:21
Orica really is doing well with its recruitment these past couple of years.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on June 19, 2014, 23:33
Yeah, Ewan and Cort for next season already looks good. Combined potentially with Kelderbruce, a team with a lot for the future
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 20, 2014, 06:03
So I assume Goss is gone or a massive pay cut and becomes a lead out man

what do they do with Howard then

going nowhere not so fast
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: 42x16ss on June 20, 2014, 06:35
I suspect Goss will be calling Henk Vogels for a ride with Drapac next year. He needs to go Pro Conti for a bit to get his head in order, it's working well for Will Clarke so it might work for Goss too. He's young enough that it won't be a career killing move IMO.

Not sure what's with the OGRE hate Flo, they are showing themselves as one of the (if not THE) best for development. Matthews has really progressed after going a bit stale at Rabo, the Yates boys are going great guns, Durbo is turning into a beast, Chaves is already showing well, Impey has improved out of sight, Lancaster, Albasini and Weening are showing their best form in years and Hepburn is starting to show his promise.

Look beyond Gerrans' negative LBL win (he won at TDU and Nats through attacking don't forget) and the lack of a GT contender and there's a lot to like. IMHO they are overperforming on paper and are doing it mostly through positive, agressive racing.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on June 20, 2014, 07:32
Thor has been told no new contract from BMC

Which means EBH to BMC deal probably signed

I am looking forwards to seeing the article 'Underachieving Norwegian Replaced by Underachieving Norwegian'   :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on June 20, 2014, 08:02
a while ago I read that (with Sky) Edvald had a clause in his contract that said, that the team had to sign another Norwegian rider as well. But he probably not in the position to make demands like this anymore
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on June 20, 2014, 14:32
Mattia Gavazzi changes teams mid-season: He'll ride for #amore Amore & Vita from now on, starting with the Giro dell'Appennino on Tuesday. Fantini's team has also signed Simone Stortoni (ex-Lampre).

But we all know that Gavazzi used to have a contract with #cwk Christina Watches-Kuma ...
The Danish team has released a statement saying that the rider violated internal rules that made further cooperation impossible, and that Gavazzi himself agreed that he'd violated these rules and requested to be released from his contract. A copy of that request was also included, signed 11th June and effective 12th June (so over a week ago).

I have two observations:
1) #cwk CWK like to be talked about. They don't explicitly say what Gavazzi did wrong, they only say it strongly violated team rules. This opens the door for (unnecessary) discussions and mud-slinging, if people so desire. More exposure for the team, I guess.

2) What, then, did Gavazzi do wrong?
Let me start by recalling two earlier incidents with this team's riders: Michael Reihs switched to #cult Cult Energy after the 2012 season, and participated in a sponsor fundraising function with his new team in November. He was released immediately, and the reasons for the release were first hinted at, leading to all sorts of accusations and mud-slinging. Later the case was explained in more detail, Reihs' dismissal was eventually withdrawn, and nobody ended up looking very good in the whole affair.

A few months later, *al double champion Eugert Zhupa, who had signed with the team just before the whole Reihs affair, found his early race calendar very lacking. There were no races before April; not wanting to only train until then, Zhupa rode an Italian non-UCI race (in Mareno di Piave, on 3rd March 2013) with his former team #mgkvis UC Trevigiani, and in that team's colours. As he was paid wages by Christina Watches-Onfone, riding in a different jersey was unacceptable, and he was also fired. This was kept quiet though, and only communicated in early April when it was found out that Zhupa didn't appear on the team website anymore.

With these two precedents in mind, my guess as to what happened is that Gavazzi had a talk with #amore Amore & Vita, and came to an agreement about switching teams (whether in this season already, or for next year, I cannot know). This, however, would violate both UCI rules (you have to ask a rider's current team before making contact with the rider outside the transfer period) and, apparently, CWK's internal rules.


I have to say that on the face of it, Hembo's approach works. His team gets talked about, in Danish as well as international media, and far more than their sporting success would warrant.
But the question has to be asked: Is it worth it? Anything to get into the media? More and more, #cwk CWK is looking like cycling's version of an abandoned teenage reality show star, resorting to drunken nights out and brawls with strangers to get his "media fix".
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on June 20, 2014, 16:05
I forgot to mention that actually, the team terminated Gavazzi's contract on 26/5; his request for release was after that, when he realised that he was in the wrong.

Also, Bo Hamburger has said to Feltet.dk (http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/christina_watches_opsiger_gavazzis_kontrakt/): "This has nothing to do with doping. It has nothing to do with the sport of cycling, it's his behaviour outside cycling."
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on June 20, 2014, 16:13
Baliani mixed up in it too? His retirement was just last week.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on June 21, 2014, 07:39
Baliani mixed up in it too? His retirement was just last week.
I don't think he is. He probably just wanted to retire; after all, Baliani is 40 years old.

And after Hembo's recent comments (he's often commenting on Feltet.dk's articles via Facebook), I'm not all that sure my theory is right after all (unless he's putting a red herring out there): "If you and me sit together with a beer and I whisper this story in your ear, you'll giggle like a girl and agree completely: There was nothing else to do."
Absolutely no idea what he could refer to - again he enjoys putting out hints, and basks in the attention.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on June 21, 2014, 08:37
https://twitter.com/inrng/status/480250562471292928
Talansky to #trek Trek? Would make sense, *usa rider to *usa team.
Of course #garmin Garmin-Sharp wouldn't be happy - but you can be almost sure that JV will pull another rabbit out of his hat.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 21, 2014, 09:11
Every year there is a rider who gets linked to every team.

pit bull might be this years.

Martin and Talansky are the 2 Garmin guys going forward I expect both to stay fwiw
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Capt_Cavman on June 21, 2014, 10:02
Every year there is a rider who gets linked to every team.

pit bull might be this years.

Martin and Talansky are the 2 Garmin guys going forward I expect both to stay fwiw
If I were wondering whether I was good enough to pick up a GT somewhere down the line, I would probably be reflecting that I'd need more support in the steep stuff than Garmin can currently offer.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on June 21, 2014, 12:39
If Evans can win it with a sh*t Morabito to help him, I'm sure Talansky can have a chance with just 1-2 doms that are there when the group is at ~20 riders.

Slagter, Danielson, Acevedo, Dennis are no mugs anyway.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on June 21, 2014, 21:58
*dk U23 national team coach Morten Bennekou comments on Magnus Cort's transfer:
U23-landstræner om Cort-skifte: Han havde mange muligheder (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/u23-landstraener_om_cort-skifte_han_havde_mange_muligheder/)
It's in Danish, so a translator of your choice will be your friend.

Paraphrasing the important points:
- Cort had offers from #orica Orica-GreenEdge, #garmin Garmin-Sharp, #giant Giant-Shimano and #tinkoff Tinkoff-Saxo
- Bennekou was part of the decision, going with Cort to look at Giant-Shimano and helped in the contact to Orica-GreenEdge
- Cort's decision to wait another year was the right one, his market value is far higher now than last autumn
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 27, 2014, 06:45
Sutton saying Wiggo would be mad to leave Sky thinks he will stay

not so sure about that after last night, I recon he has 9 months of flip you´s next season in him  :D

May run out of popcorn and beer soon
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on June 27, 2014, 08:21
I don't think he'd be mad at all, at least not from a sporting perspective. But fewer teams would be interested in him for big bucks now that his star in serious stage racing seems to be on the wane. You always know when guys start to talk about the end of their careers in every interview ...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 28, 2014, 07:06
Nacer and Soupe to Cofidis

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Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) is closer to sign for Cofidis so the French would leave behind a cycle of four seasons Marc Madiot orders.

"The negotiations are going well," says Thierry Vittu, Cofidis president to L'Equipe . "I think we are able to offer a sports project Nacer Bouhanni. Yvon Sanquer (manager) does good things with his staff. Obviously, I would be delighted to welcome you because I am convinced it was going to progress here. He is only the beginning of his career. Must still farther. He can bring us and we can provide. "

His friend and pitcher Geoffrey Soupe (1988) accompany him in this change of equipment, according to French sports daily.

Since 2011 in the team, was stagiare in 2010 - Bouhanni (1990) adds 27 wins, 26 in the last three seasons, most notably the three stages of the Giro d'Italia this year, a Championship of France and two stages of Paris-Nice. This 2014 has eight wins, the same as all the Cofidis.

Their cohabitation with Arnaud DEMARE has become impossible in the FDJ especially since stayed out of the Milan-San Remo and now also has been selected to ride the Tour de France.

really will change the make up of Cofidis
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 28, 2014, 07:09
Reports seems to be the Lampre and Pippo have had enough of each other again.

he has a contract for 2015 as far as I can remember.

wonder when he will go with I guess Lampre paying some of his wages
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on June 28, 2014, 08:46
Nacer and Soupe to Cofidis

really will change the make up of Cofidis

WT or div 2 (If that happens)?

Looking at the Div 2 proposed schedule apart from Giant what would be div 2 team would have a better sprinter? They could move up as that is all that is needed with the sprint heavy start to the season.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on June 28, 2014, 09:30
Well currently Lotto are only 17th in the UCI team rankings. Depending on how they decide the 16 teams for Div 1, whether Giant/Belkin/Cannondale continue in some form or other and how JVDB gets on at the Tour could mean Greipel in Div 2.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on June 28, 2014, 09:42
Well currently Lotto are only 17th in the UCI team rankings. Depending on how they decide the 16 teams for Div 1, whether Giant/Belkin/Cannondale continue in some form or other and how JVDB gets on at the Tour could mean Greipel in Div 2.

Pre transfers, if needed Lotto will hire somebody to help them stay. But the point that we may only have 15 teams is more an issue, plus Europcar is really a pro conti team.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 28, 2014, 16:50
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/482912649530056705
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 29, 2014, 16:29
https://twitter.com/Procyclingeu/status/483270435698925569
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on June 29, 2014, 23:45
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/482912649530056705
That is a nice long contract for a 37 year old.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: AG on June 30, 2014, 00:55
I cannot imagine Bouhanni staying after being out of the Tour team.

he is a walk up start in any team he likes.

Though he would have been hoping he would get the French Championship just to stick it to them


Interesting goings on at FDJ
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on June 30, 2014, 09:02
Though he would have been hoping he would get the French Championship just to stick it to them

Interesting goings on at FDJ

that was weird yesterday when FDJ was chasing down their own man (Vichot)....
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on June 30, 2014, 12:50
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/483578105383383040
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on June 30, 2014, 13:29
Meh....
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on June 30, 2014, 14:33
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=72953

Tony Martin available for two million euros a year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 01, 2014, 08:06
https://twitter.com/BMCProTeam/status/483866257910149120
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on July 01, 2014, 08:50
That had to be done quickly. Congrats to #bmc for getting in there before anyone else.  :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 01, 2014, 09:24
https://twitter.com/ProCyclingStats/status/483888321912119296
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 03, 2014, 09:11
https://twitter.com/cyclingmole/status/484608614909620224
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 03, 2014, 09:21
A successful 18-months riding for the MTN-Qhubeka Feeder Team has seen Nic Dougall secure a contract with the Pro-Continental team from July 1.

"Obviously I'm really excited to be part of the amazing setup that MTN-Qhubeka have provided," the London born 20-year-old Australian said. "They've received invites to do some of the biggest races in the world this year like the Tour of Flanders and the Vuelta a España, and to have the opportunity to compete at that level is a dream come true."
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on July 03, 2014, 10:29
Happy for Nic, he deserves it.

But this has me confused:
the London born 20-year-old Australian
Born in *gb London, *au Australian passport, living in *za South Africa, has participated in *za national championships - which national team will he ride for? :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on July 03, 2014, 10:31
Happy for Nic, he deserves it.

But this has me confused:Born in *gb London, *au Australian passport, living in *za South Africa, has participated in *za national championships - which national team will he ride for? :S

Kenya.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on July 03, 2014, 18:24
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=73044

Talansky renews with Garmin for two more years.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 04, 2014, 06:32
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=73044

Talansky renews with Garmin for two more years.

and a 1000 posts for LB :win

and that ladies and Gentlemen is one of the big transfers done and dusted

I do wonder if Sagan will stay at Cannondale - I think he might
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 04, 2014, 07:26
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/484933399757737984

Really does look like Belkin are not going to survive, Giant I think looks like it will
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 04, 2014, 09:20
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/484933399757737984

Really does look like Belkin are not going to survive, Giant I think looks like it will

Ouch Schleck's  :-x
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: 42x16ss on July 04, 2014, 09:31
Happy for Nic, he deserves it.

But this has me confused:Born in *gb London, *au Australian passport, living in *za South Africa, has participated in *za national championships - which national team will he ride for? :S
Australia I'd imagine. He's got Aussie parents and has represented Aus at junior level. Nice kid too, ran into him a bit when I was living in Brisbane.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on July 04, 2014, 09:47
Talansky staying at Garmin is great news. I like both him and Garmin, he still has room to grow there I think.

Mollema moving away from Belkin would be good: unlike Talansky, I feel he has done all the learning he can at his team. But Mollema going to Trek.. not sure how happy I'd be with that. Rather see him to go BMC or GreenEdge or something. But OK, at least he's talking to other teams, doesn't mean it's a done deal going to Trek.

Ouch Schleck's  :-x

Yes, that was my first thought as well :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on July 04, 2014, 12:16
Australia I'd imagine. He's got Aussie parents and has represented Aus at junior level. Nice kid too, ran into him a bit when I was living in Brisbane.
Doug Ryder said on Twitter that he's actually South African:
https://twitter.com/dougryd/status/484665961065091072
Very confusing. :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 07, 2014, 07:14
Lotto-Belisol have signed 20-year-old Louis Vervaeke from its U23 team on a two-and-a-half year contract. The 20-year-old recently impressed with overall victory at the Tour des Pays de Savoie which included victory on the final stage to Plateau des Glières

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/louis-vervaeke-signs-for-lotto-belisol (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/louis-vervaeke-signs-for-lotto-belisol)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 08, 2014, 21:51
Ok some new rumors re the Cannondale/slipstream thing.

Sagan has sjgned a private sponsor agreement with specialized goes to tinkoff.

8 riders under contract for 2015 probaly go to slipstream

https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/486580874365108224.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 14, 2014, 11:50
Wiggins re-up with Sky for 2 more years.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wiggins-to-stay-at-team-sky-in-2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on July 14, 2014, 12:27
Quote
"It's true, I'm thinking about it (the Hour Record). Not this year but I'll try next year. And I'll do it on these bikes because I'm going to stay at Sky," Gazzetta reported Wiggins as saying.

"My time as a Grand Tour rider is over. I'll still ride them but not to win them," he reportedly said. "I'll sign up now for this event next year. If Sky doesn’t take me to the Tour, I'll be back."

Cyclingnews contacted Team Sky, with Dave Brailsford confirming that the team would work with Wiggins into 2016.

“Brad is a great champion and has been integral to the Sky story. We are keen to support him in the best way as he works towards his ultimate goal of achieving more Olympic success in Rio," he said.

Wiggins just seems to say all the right things nowadays. I am impressed by him and Sky can now breathe a sigh of relief that the British people's champion will be staying with them after they have been taking some slack for their lack of Brits recently.

Oh and he is riding the Vuelta to prepare for the Worlds ITT. I wonder if that means that Froome won't be riding the Vuelta? If Froome and Wiggo both ride the Vuelta that could be the cause for some major laughs.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: AG on July 15, 2014, 02:51
I dont understand

Quote
"My time as a Grand Tour rider is over. I'll still ride them but not to win them," he reportedly said.

If that is his state of mind - why wasnt he in the Tour team this year?   If he has no intention of riding to win ... then they would not have left him home for 'team balance'
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 15, 2014, 08:23
Trek have a big annoucement they say re a 2015 signing, which means it comes from the team,  will be made public today.


Evans news, will ride Utah, Vuelta and Worlds will annouce plans at worlds, will ride as super Dom for Samu at the Vuelta.

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/07/ochowicz-evans-to-decide-future-after-vuelta-a-espana/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 15, 2014, 08:26
I dont understand

If that is his state of mind - why wasnt he in the Tour team this year?   If he has no intention of riding to win ... then they would not have left him home for 'team balance'

He said nothing about riding them for Froome though, he could still want to ride them for stage wins, or maybe he first decided on this after he wasn't selected.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on July 15, 2014, 08:37
#bmc BMC Racing Team signs Dylan Teuns from their development team.
This year, he's been runner-up in the U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tour de Bretagne and U23 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

Contract length isn't announced, but as a neo-pro he gets at least a 2-year deal as per UCI rules.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 15, 2014, 08:53
BMC getting a very Young team, their Devo squads have being doing very well this year, snapping up the talent before others, makes sense why Warbasse is a bit stressed
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on July 15, 2014, 09:02
I dont understand

If that is his state of mind - why wasnt he in the Tour team this year?   If he has no intention of riding to win ... then they would not have left him home for 'team balance'

Froome just does not want him on the team, even if he carries bottles
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 15, 2014, 13:07
Big Gerry pays up big for 3 years Gerro mate Orge for life :lol

https://twitter.com/ORICA_GreenEDGE/status/489016998622687232
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 15, 2014, 18:40
Nizzolo re-ups with #trek 2 more years

https://twitter.com/Giacomonizzolo/status/489097450343641088
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on July 15, 2014, 21:37
On ITV 4's rest day show this evening Gary Imlach said that they'd heard that Sky had signed Thibaut Pinot for next season. Has this been reported elsewhere at all? I guess Imlach could have mixed up his names as I thought it was Bardet that was rumored to be going to sky next year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 16, 2014, 07:34
On ITV 4's rest day show this evening Gary Imlach said that they'd heard that Sky had signed Thibaut Pinot for next season. Has this been reported elsewhere at all? I guess Imlach could have mixed up his names as I thought it was Bardet that was rumored to be going to sky next year.
Yep meant to be Bardet, woukd find it strange Pinot leaving Marc tbh
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 16, 2014, 07:35
Mollema to Trek according to Dutch newspapers
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 16, 2014, 09:57
Sagan deal to #tinkoff done apparently

4 mil euro A year
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: SirLadens on July 16, 2014, 10:09
Sagan deal to #tinkoff done apparently

4 mil euro A year

A clever move I think..
He really needs to learn some tactics.
And Tinkov needs a captain for the classics..
No problem with the Tour if they attune ecpectations ahead..
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Zam on July 16, 2014, 10:20
Is basso also going back to Riis?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 16, 2014, 10:22
Is basso also going back to Riis?
That's the rumor

Bodnar, Basso and both Sagan's
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Zam on July 16, 2014, 10:24
That's the rumor

Bodnar, Basso and both Sagan's

I am torn with that.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 16, 2014, 12:18
A clever move I think..
He really needs to learn some tactics.
And Tinkov needs a captain for the classics..
No problem with the Tour if they attune ecpectations ahead..

Not sure I like it, it will be hard for Sagan to deliver 4 million worth of results imo.

Also Tinkoff have to swallow the poison pill of losing a roster space to a rider that is basically roster fill. The team already has a few riders in that role. Also Sagan can't win a classic unless he has a very strong team around him, nobody is going to work with him, we could easily see a group of eight with Sagan and seven riders just attacking Sagan, with no one wanting to work with him because of his sprint.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Capt_Cavman on July 16, 2014, 12:32
Not sure I like it, it will be hard for Sagan to deliver 4 million worth of results imo.

Also Tinkoff have to swallow the poison pill of losing a roster space to a rider that is basically roster fill. The team already has a few riders in that role. Also Sagan can't win a classic unless he has a very strong team around him, nobody is going to work with him, we could easily see a group of eight with Sagan and seven riders just attacking Sagan, with no one wanting to work with him because of his sprint.
I suppose there isn't a better fit for the money. BMC if GVA would work for him perhaps.

Of course the absolutely perfect fit would have been Team Sky, with a big budget and with no outstanding classics leader but lots of power. He'd be on his own for the Green jersey if he wants it, but that doesn't seem to be an issue at the moment.

I wonder whether he spoke to either of them.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: SirLadens on July 16, 2014, 12:33
Not sure I like it, it will be hard for Sagan to deliver 4 million worth of results imo.

Also Tinkoff have to swallow the poison pill of losing a roster space to a rider that is basically roster fill. The team already has a few riders in that role. Also Sagan can't win a classic unless he has a very strong team around him, nobody is going to work with him, we could easily see a group of eight with Sagan and seven riders just attacking Sagan, with no one wanting to work with him because of his sprint.

Good points..

Regarding worth he provides a lot of air time for beeing a bit special like he is, hence from a sponsorship wiev he delivers more than results.

I just saw at the live-feed that he attacked alone just after the beginning again using unnecessary energy.
I think Riis could learn him to read the race better..

As regards to classics I partly agree.. If he just follows the strong guys then anybody should have some interest in working together cause beeing 8 is better than 30 if you want to win (normally) . However depending on the the mix of those it will probably result in what you mention from time to time. In a reduced sprint he should always have a chance, and epecially if he learns to economise better rather than beeing all over the place which he sometimes is..

In the Tour they have to tell him that he's a TEAM member and has to work for the team as well as beeing given a free role in 3-5 stages maybe.. If they can work it out like this I think both can benefit.. But of course we don't know how it will play out..

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 16, 2014, 12:34
I suppose there isn't a better fit for the money. BMC if GVA would work for him perhaps.

Of course the absolutely perfect fit would have been Team Sky, with a big budget and with no outstanding classics leader but lots of power. He'd be on his own for the Green jersey if he wants it, but that doesn't seem to be an issue at the moment.

I wonder whether he spoke to either of them.

Actually yes, Sky would be perfect, Stannard, Thomas and Wiggins makes a great team already, they would be OPQS strong if they had Sagan.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on July 16, 2014, 12:36
Under these rules and a similar parcours as this one, Sagan doesn't need anything to win the green jersey at the Tour. Perhaps one person to take care of him and do some lead-outs, but that's it. So at the Tour they could well do the yellow-green double next year, which would be quite impressive.

But in the classics, I agree with you DB. There will be a lot of attacks whenever Sagan is around, and especially RVV and PR he won't win without a top-class team. But there's still time; Boom to Tinkoff? ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 16, 2014, 12:40
Good points..

Regarding worth he provides a lot of air time for beeing a bit special like he is, hence from a sponsorship wiev he delivers more than results.

I just saw at the live-feed that he attacked alone just after the beginning again using unnecessary energy.
I think Riis could learn him to read the race better..

As regards to classics I partly agree.. If he just follows the strong guys then anybody should have some interest in working together cause beeing 8 is better than 30 if you want to win (normally) . However depending on the the mix of those it will probably result in what you mention from time to time. In a reduced sprint he should always have a chance, and epecially if he learns to economise better rather than beeing all over the place which he sometimes is..

In the Tour they have to tell him that he's a TEAM member and has to work for the team as well as beeing given a free role in 3-5 stages maybe.. If they can work it out like this I think both can benefit.. But of course we don't know how it will play out..

The problem is people won't drag him to the line, so they will attack his group instead and letting him do a lot of the work until he can't win the sprint. Either he has to end up being the absolutely strongest classics rider, he isn't and likely never will be, or he need a team with 2 or 3 really strong classic riders.

For the Tour they can easily work it out, if he is on the spot that Paulinho is on only change is he might not be allowed to attack on the mountain stages for points, but he can still take the peloton points. If I was to do a race schedule I'd rather see him concentrate on winning classics, and leave the GT's to the GC boys, but that likely won't happen.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 16, 2014, 12:43
Boom to Tinkoff? ;)

If he could get Boom and one more, Gatto maybe? it would help, when Belkin folds Vanmarcke is also an interesting rider. All three and letting Brechel leave would be very good imo.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on July 16, 2014, 12:48
If he could get Boom and one more, Gatto maybe? it would help, when Belkin folds Vanmarcke is also an interesting rider. All three and letting Brechel leave would be very good imo.

Vanmarcke really deserves his own team fully dedicated to his classics ambitions, no way he shares with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sagan. Lotto maybe? Although he never really wanted to ride for a Belgian team, so who knows.

Boom is not quite good enough to be sole leader, so for him to be back-up to Sagan would be more realistic. Or doubling with Degenkolb at Giant if they survive, that would be quite good.

Gatto is a good call, should be joining Sagan. Although he was pretty quiet this spring I think? Can't remember seeing him do much. Or was he injured?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Servais Knavendish on July 16, 2014, 12:55
Vanmarcke really deserves his own team fully dedicated to his classics ambitions, no way he shares with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sagan. Lotto maybe? Although he never really wanted to ride for a Belgian team, so who knows.



Yes totally agree - I was assuming that Sepp or 'his people' would be fending off offers with a stick at present - surely an asset to most teams, perhaps even stateless Sky could use a real classics rider, with G as support, which I think best suits his real ability.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 16, 2014, 12:58
Vanmarcke really deserves his own team fully dedicated to his classics ambitions, no way he shares with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sagan. Lotto maybe? Although he never really wanted to ride for a Belgian team, so who knows.

Same could be said about Terpstra, Styrbar and Boonen at OPQS, however money talks, and Vanmarcke could benefit from having Sagan too, say they are both their in the final selection in Roubaix, and Sep attacks like Terpstra did this year, who would want to pull him back to see Sagan win, could be a similar situation as Strade Bianchi 2013 where Moser took it because nobody wanted to bring him back only to watch Sagan win.

Boom is not quite good enough to be sole leader, so for him to be back-up to Sagan would be more realistic. Or doubling with Degenkolb at Giant if they survive, that would be quite good.

I think Giant will survive, but likely no spending from them I think.

Gatto is a good call, should be joining Sagan. Although he was pretty quiet this spring I think? Can't remember seeing him do much. Or was he injured?
25th at Ronde and 8th at Dwars doors Vlaanderen

I also love the Basso signing, he is a great engine in the mountains, and he could be a very good 2nd best rider for Giro-Vuelta for the team imo.

Replacing Roman will be the hardest job for the team. Is that the role Mollema is thought to do if that rumor is true?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 16, 2014, 12:59
Yes totally agree - I was assuming that Sepp or 'his people' would be fending off offers with a stick at present - surely an asset to most teams, perhaps even stateless Sky could use a real classics rider, with G as support, which I think best suits his real ability.

I think Sky's plan is that Wiggins is to win Roubaix and maybe Flanders too.  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on July 16, 2014, 13:05
Same could be said about Terpstra, Styrbar and Boonen at OPQS, however money talks, and Vanmarcke could benefit from having Sagan too, say they are both their in the final selection in Roubaix, and Sep attacks like Terpstra did this year, who would want to pull him back to see Sagan win, could be a similar situation as Strade Bianchi 2013 where Moser took it because nobody wanted to bring him back only to watch Sagan win.

Sure, it could work. But on current evidence, Vanmarcke is on another level from Terpstra and Stybar. He could be one of the dominant classics riders of the coming years, while Terpstra I don't think will win another monument unless he gets lucky.

But I would fully support one of the OPQS riders breaking away from that team to another more likeable team with more leadership opportunities ;)

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I think Giant will survive, but likely no spending from them I think.

You're probably right on that.. Would like to see them expand beyond the sprint trains a bit further, but unlikely now.

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I also love the Basso signing, he is a great engine in the mountains, and he could be a very good 2nd best rider for Giro-Vuelta for the team imo.

Replacing Roman will be the hardest job for the team. Is that the role Mollema is thought to do if that rumor is true?

Mollema is rumoured to Trek, not Tinkov as far as I know. Basso will do part of the Kreuziger job I think, but otherwise.. Maybe Ten Dam as pure mountain domestique?

Kelderman will have his suitors line up as well. Interesting time in the transfer market, even though it's because teams are folding.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on July 16, 2014, 13:06
I think Sky's plan is that Wiggins is to win Roubaix and maybe Flanders too.  :cool

And then the Ardennes triple plus Lombardia in 2016, RR Worlds the year after, and Nobel Peace Prize in 2018.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 16, 2014, 13:12
Mollema is rumoured to Trek, not Tinkov as far as I know. Basso will do part of the Kreuziger job I think, but otherwise.. Maybe Ten Dam as pure mountain domestique?

Kelderman will have his suitors line up as well. Interesting time in the transfer market, even though it's because teams are folding.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/mollema-looks-for-potential-move-to-tinkoff-saxo

What they need is someone for that 2nd GC spot on the Tour team, but it is not a spot that is wanted, most would prefer their own Giro or Vuelta, Roman will be insanely hard to replace, maybe Gesink then?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on July 16, 2014, 13:14
Replacing Roman will be the hardest job for the team. Is that the role Mollema is thought to do if that rumor is true?

Roman is end of contract or what?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on July 16, 2014, 13:16
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/mollema-looks-for-potential-move-to-tinkoff-saxo

What they need is someone for that 2nd GC spot on the Tour team, but it is not a spot that is wanted, most would prefer their own Giro or Vuelta, Roman will be insanely hard to replace, maybe Gesink then?

Excellent call, Gesink would enjoy that position. He is Tour-centered enough to prefer second fiddle there over leading at the Giro. Plus he would likely thrive under the reduced pressure of having a big favourite as his leader.

Only thing is that I'm not sure how much Contador would benefit from having Gesink in support, as he'd probably keep a few meters between his wheel and Gesink's to prevent himself from going down in his domestique's inevitable crashes ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 16, 2014, 13:17
Roman is end of contract or what?

Think he is so too, but the /darkside issue is the real reason why he might not get back, if he comes back they will likely re-sign with him and that would be the best case scenario for the team, Roman is under paid, and likely will be so if he isn't banned.

Correction: He appears on no list, so I assume his contract year is 2015.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 16, 2014, 13:23
Only thing is that I'm not sure how much Contador would benefit from having Gesink in support, as he'd probably keep a few meters between his wheel and Gesink's to prevent himself from going down in his domestique's inevitable crashes ;)

Could be good I think, besides Contador will only take Gesink's wheel on the climbs.

An all crash team would be fun challenge for the boring off-season, I must remember that one.  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on July 16, 2014, 13:58
Think he is so too, but the /darkside issue is the real reason why he might not get back, if he comes back they will likely re-sign with him and that would be the best case scenario for the team, Roman is under paid, and likely will be so if he isn't banned.

Correction: He appears on no list, so I assume his contract year is 2015.

Riders contracted until the end of 2014 (10)

Manuele Boaro
Matti Breschel
Nicolas Roche
Evgeni Petrov
Karsten Kroon
Marko Kump
Jay McCarthy
Nicki Sorensen
Rory Sutherland
Michael Rogers


Riders contracted after 2014 (19)

Edward Beltran (2015)
Daniele Bennati (2016)
Alberto Contador (2015)
Jesper Hansen (2015)
Jesus Hernandez (2015)
Christopher Juul-Jensen (2015)
Michael Kolar (2015)
Roman Kreuziger (2015)
Rafal Majka (2015)
Michael Morkov (2015)
Sergio Paulinho (2016)
Bruno Pires (2015)
Pawel Poljanski (2015)
Ivan Rovny (2015)
Chris Anker Sorensen (2015)
Matteo Tosatto (2015)
Nikolay Trusov (2015)
Michael Valgren (2016)
Oliver Zaugg (2015)

http://tinkoffsaxo.mysiak.eu/index.php/topic,18.0.html

Damn, Alberto could lose two very important guys for next year :(

Edit:  3 if Roman gets banned. Hope they re-sign all those guys except maybe Kroon and Sorense who will probably retire
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Servais Knavendish on July 16, 2014, 14:02
I think Sky's plan is that Wiggins is to win Roubaix and maybe Flanders too.  :cool

'Tis the colours on his jersey that remains the question re next year...  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 16, 2014, 16:42
Riders contracted until the end of 2014 (10)

Manuele Boaro
Matti Breschel
Nicolas Roche
Evgeni Petrov
Karsten Kroon
Marko Kump
Jay McCarthy
Nicki Sorensen
Rory Sutherland
Michael Rogers


Riders contracted after 2014 (19)

Edward Beltran (2015)
Daniele Bennati (2016)
Alberto Contador (2015)
Jesper Hansen (2015)
Jesus Hernandez (2015)
Christopher Juul-Jensen (2015)
Michael Kolar (2015)
Roman Kreuziger (2015)
Rafal Majka (2015)
Michael Morkov (2015)
Sergio Paulinho (2016)
Bruno Pires (2015)
Pawel Poljanski (2015)
Ivan Rovny (2015)
Chris Anker Sorensen (2015)
Matteo Tosatto (2015)
Nikolay Trusov (2015)
Michael Valgren (2016)
Oliver Zaugg (2015)

http://tinkoffsaxo.mysiak.eu/index.php/topic,18.0.html

Damn, Alberto could lose two very important guys for next year :(

Edit:  3 if Roman gets banned. Hope they re-sign all those guys except maybe Kroon and Sorense who will probably retire

Rogers and Roche will and should get offers.

Petrov is decent and has passport value, so he should be brought back pretty quickly I think

Jay McCarthy is worth re-signing, but might want to keep the roster spot open instead.

The rest should be let go, with potential re-signing of Boaro if nothing better is out there, I think it will be hard for him to get a spot. Kump might get a passport spot.

Sørensen has another good year in him, but I think he will retire.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on July 16, 2014, 20:45
Roman is end of contract or what?
Dark side issues (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=5915.0)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on July 16, 2014, 20:48
'Tis the colours on his jersey that remains the question re next year...  ;)
Actually not. He inked a new two-year deal a few days back:
Wiggins re-up with Sky for 2 more years.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wiggins-to-stay-at-team-sky-in-2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 16, 2014, 20:58
https://twitter.com/IljoKeisse/status/489495781876199424
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on July 16, 2014, 21:31
Dark side issues (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=5915.0)

Oh I know that, how can you think I missed that ;) I was just wondering if there was something else
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 17, 2014, 12:24
Sagan to Astana rumors firing up.

http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/Tour/140716_Sagan_richting_Astana_bron
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 18, 2014, 13:27
Navarro wants to go back to Tinkoff?

http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/navarro_looking_for_stage_wins_may_ride_with_contador/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: mc_mountain on July 18, 2014, 18:06
On ITV 4's rest day show this evening Gary Imlach said that they'd heard that Sky had signed Thibaut Pinot for next season. Has this been reported elsewhere at all? I guess Imlach could have mixed up his names as I thought it was Bardet that was rumored to be going to sky next year.

the Cycling Podcast referred to this, and suggested that Brailsford had responded with a mischievous smile when asked about it which had led the ITV4 bods into thinking the Pinot signing for Sky was legit.  they went on to report that Pinot will re-sign with FDJ for 2 years.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: t-72 on July 19, 2014, 22:06
Sondre Holst Enger was appointed to IAM some time ago, as a stagiare, starting August 1st. Turns out IAM have a positive impression of him already, and upgraded the deal: he will start August 1st as a neo-pro!
So far his best result internationally was 3rd in the under-23 roadracing World Championship in Firenze last year. He has been part of the Sparebanken Sør (formerly Plussbank) continental team (owners include a guy called Thor Hushovd).


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Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on July 20, 2014, 15:08
Rumour mentioned on Sporza: De Marchi (Cannondale) to Astana.

Makes sense probably, could be a good domestique in the GTs and reinforces the Italian core of the team.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on July 21, 2014, 09:04
(I initially posted this in the stagiaires-thread, but as far as I can see they will not ride for Bardiani before 2015, so I have moved it here)


#bardiani Bardiani CSF


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SIMION AND LUCA STERBINI JOIN THE #GREENTEAM

Bardiani – CSF Pro Team is pleased to announce the addition of two italian neopro riders for 2015: Paolo Simion and Luca Sterbini (both born in 1992). The last is brother of Italian Under 23 Road Champion Simone Sterbini, already communicated as new add of #Greenteam for next season.
 
Paolo Simion who is racing this year with amateur team ASD Mastromarco Sensi Dover, is a sprinter that have won 21 races in the under23 category and is one of the pillars of Italian National Team both road and track, speciality where is racing in these days the European Championships in Portugal after the Road event of last week in Suisse.
 
European Championships where there was also Luca Sterbini that took the 16th place in ITT race. Sterbini is a strong rouleur and this year is wearing Team Palazzago Fenice’s jersey and he won with a fantastic solo early breakaway the Firenze – Empoli, italian one-day race.
 
 
To report in Italian Championships of 2010 both riders won the “tricolore” title: Simion in the road race and Sterbini in the individual time trial.
 
 
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Roberto Reverberi, Bardiani – CSF Pro Team Sport Director:”Our mission to find and bring to success the best italian young riders is keep going very well and we are happy that talent guys like Paolo Simion and Luca Sterbini will join our squad from next year. Both have a excellent physique ready to land in the professional world. Simion is a sprinter that can do well on the hilly race, he’s also strong on the track. He’s already done a lot of international races and he has important margins to growth. While about Luca Sterbini, we have been impressed of his will to attack and stay in front without fear. He’s also a good time trialist and we’re sure that he will become an important rider to support our leaders”.

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on July 21, 2014, 09:16
Simion is a good, talened sprinter.
Luca Sterbini is apparently another "brother of", we'll see what he can do.

But #bardiani Bardiani are a good place for talents, I'm sure they'll get the best out of them.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on July 24, 2014, 09:04
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=73661

Jakub Mareczko signs for the Pickles (though not sure if it's an immediate transfer or at the start of next season). Been winning quite a few races this year, but after Zordan's poor transition from these small races to bigger things I'll reserve judgement on Jakub.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on July 24, 2014, 13:41
https://twitter.com/Team_Bora/status/492278309146087425

The invisible tweet says Konig has signed up for three more years with Bora.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on July 24, 2014, 14:26
Rumours on RTBF of Tim Wellens --> Etixx-QuickStep. Where's the smiley for a raised eyebrow?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on July 24, 2014, 18:46
https://twitter.com/Team_Bora/status/492278309146087425

The invisible tweet says Konig has signed up for three more years with Bora.

Turns out you shouldn't believe everything you read on in the internet.

https://twitter.com/NetAppEndura/status/492285810428092416
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on July 24, 2014, 20:39
https://twitter.com/Team_Bora/status/492278309146087425

The invisible tweet says Konig has signed up for three more years with Bora.

nice! I feared I had to see him in an OPQS jersey
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 25, 2014, 07:24
Turns out you shouldn't believe everything you read on in the internet.

https://twitter.com/NetAppEndura/status/492285810428092416

If someone was going to put out fake tweets why not make it more crazy, that just seemed to make sense tbh. I could do way better -

"The surprise Sagan talked about will be revealed at the Bora HQ tomorrow, bring cameras!"  :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on July 25, 2014, 08:55
I guess this could be either transfer or stagiaire news. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

In case it's still invisible the tweet says - big news for Gavin Mannion.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on July 25, 2014, 15:21
http://t.co/TkKVRBeHZl

Amaël Moinard re-signs with BMC
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on July 26, 2014, 10:17
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=73734

Cofidis sign Geniez for 2015, but Taaramäe is let go.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on July 26, 2014, 10:25
Well that's nice, the day after he bust a gut for them in a break at the TDF.

Hopefully Taaramae find another club, preferably one that can develop and get the best of his talent.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: bikeracer33 on July 26, 2014, 19:09
With the Cofidis transfers (Geneiz, Bouhanni?, the 2 guys from Topsport, etc.) they look primed to move up to the WT if Garmin-Cannondale possible merger opens up a spot. I'm excited for this team. They could follow in the footsteps of Ag2R and others in the French Renaissance!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 26, 2014, 19:18
With the Cofidis transfers (Geneiz, Bouhanni?, the 2 guys from Topsport, etc.) they look primed to move up to the WT if Garmin-Cannondale possible merger opens up a spot. I'm excited for this team. They could follow in the footsteps of Ag2R and others in the French Renaissance!

Don't see it tbh, they can get invites to all they want already, plus I think IAM is more interested, it could be another case of the UCI begging the last WT team to be WT, probably Europcar or Cofidis.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on July 26, 2014, 23:56
With the Cofidis transfers (Geneiz, Bouhanni?, the 2 guys from Topsport, etc.) they look primed to move up to the WT if Garmin-Cannondale possible merger opens up a spot. I'm excited for this team. They could follow in the footsteps of Ag2R and others in the French Renaissance!
It would all seem a bit fake tbh. They haven't contributed much to GTs for a while now and never really set races alight at any discernible level. Hoovering up riders and four French teams in the WT would be a bit of overkill considering how there is likely to be only one Dutch, one Italian and one Spanish team in the WT next year. It is good to see that sponsorship is going well in one country at least, but I would prefer to see the spoils spread out more evenly.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on July 27, 2014, 07:02
9th in 2013 with Navarro.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on July 28, 2014, 06:55
It would all seem a bit fake tbh. They haven't contributed much to GTs for a while now and never really set races alight at any discernible level. Hoovering up riders and four French teams in the WT would be a bit of overkill considering how there is likely to be only one Dutch, one Italian and one Spanish team in the WT next year. It is good to see that sponsorship is going well in one country at least, but I would prefer to see the spoils spread out more evenly.

Yeah, COF needs to start winning and getting some more points on the board first. It isn't even really a top scorer as ProConti.

It's a great strategy though, picking up the discontented of the WT. Geniez is a great buy although I feel sad for him that he still can't seem to fit anywhere after Argos and FDJ. Bouhanni is a major coup. Better hope he doesn't lose the winning touch though.

Taaramae definitely needs a change of scenery. Not sure where he will go but he has some unresolved health issues to fix.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on July 28, 2014, 09:20
Taaramae definitely needs a change of scenery. Not sure where he will go but he has some unresolved health issues to fix.

Katusha would be my guess. Katusha and Tinkoff both see passport value in Eastern European riders, so one of those I'd guess.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on July 28, 2014, 10:05
Thomas extends with #sky (http://t.co/bYzguC9yOp)

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On renewing his Team Sky contract, Geraint Thomas said: “I'm really happy to be staying with Team Sky for another two years. I've been here since the start and I firmly believe it is the best place for me to fulfil my potential as a bike rider.

“I feel very supported here and I'm excited about what the future holds. I'll look forward to challenging myself both on and off the bike and striving to become the very best at what I do.

Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: “We’re delighted that Geraint has re-signed for another two years. He’s been with Team Sky since we began and has been essential to the success that we’ve had

“Team Sky has always been built around a strong British core - developing and nurturing home-grown talent to be the best they can be – and Geraint has been at the heart of that.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on July 28, 2014, 10:13
From the tone of Thomas' ad hoc interview on ITV yesterday, I suspect - especially with Wiggins focussing on the track for the foreseeable - that this signals the start of Thomas' transformation into a bona fide stage race winner. Which means he is unlikely to help Team GB defend the Olympic TP in Rio.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on July 28, 2014, 12:08
Thomas was already the best climber at the Sky team this year, so he definitely has potential for the one-week stage races at least. I would find it a pity if he gave up on the cobbled classics though, he still has the potential to do very well there even if the competition is very tough.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on July 28, 2014, 13:25
Me too. His exact words (as I remember them) yesterday were:

"I'd like to be a stage racer who rides the classics, rather than the other way around."

Yes, I think he definitely has potential to do well there - his results this season were consistently pretty good for what was basically a first proper attempt (as in - targetting them with training and fitness, rather than using them as prep for the later season).

He mentioned Paris-Nice and Tour de Suisse as races where he hopes to lead and could have success. I can think of no reason why not...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 29, 2014, 07:50
Durbo re upped with Orica 2 years I think, not 100% sure
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on July 29, 2014, 09:42
Brailsford interested in Warren (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/10996550/Sir-Dave-Brailsford-ready-for-change-to-revive-Team-Skys-fortunes-after-punishing-Tour-de-France.html)

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Team Sky have been linked with a number of riders but Brailsford ruled out signing any ‘big’ names. He did admit an interest, though, in Giant-Shimano’s young Frenchman Warren Barguil. “We would much prefer to take younger riders and develop them rather than buy, or bring in a big name,” he said, adding: “He [Barguil] is a talented rider, there’s no doubt about that.”
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on July 30, 2014, 16:33
Some Spaziociclismo news/rumours.

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-de-marchi-alla-bmc-39755

De Marchi to BMC and not Astana?

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/topsport-vlaanderen-de-tier-passera-professionista-nel-2015-39744

De Tier signs for Topsport-Vlaanderen in 2015.

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-anche-la-sky-su-sagan-39716

Sagan to Sky?  :P

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/astana-agnoli-sul-mercato-39718

Agnoli to leave Astana at the end of the season.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on July 30, 2014, 16:56


Sagan to Sky?  :P

A perfect candidate to be EBHed.

Bring it on

:fp
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on July 31, 2014, 18:19
EBH rumors MTN in talks
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on July 31, 2014, 22:37
EBH rumors MTN in talks
:o
That would be ... well ... I can't even find words to describe it. :win
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 01, 2014, 09:00
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=73888

Lulu to Astana.

"I was fortunate to know him as a runner, loved me and left me for his aggressiveness footprint. It has given me the opportunity to return to a ProTour team and now will be back close to him as a manager."
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: lancasterke on August 01, 2014, 09:30
Thomas was already the best climber at the Sky team this year, so he definitely has potential for the one-week stage races at least. I would find it a pity if he gave up on the cobbled classics though, he still has the potential to do very well there even if the competition is very tough.

i'd say nieve out-climbed him, but he's definitely earned his shot at some stage races
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: lancasterke on August 01, 2014, 09:33
has Pinot signed for Sky, or did I imagine that rumour?
If i was him i'd do almost anything to avoid going to sky, saxo, and astana, just demonstrated he could be a GC guy but going to any of those kills your opportunities for a while
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: al_pacino on August 01, 2014, 10:16
has Pinot signed for Sky, or did I imagine that rumour?
If i was him i'd do almost anything to avoid going to sky, saxo, and astana, just demonstrated he could be a GC guy but going to any of those kills your opportunities for a while

You didn't imagine the rumour but thats al it was. I think he may even have re-upped with  #fdj
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 01, 2014, 10:24
Think it was just a rumour that started after Brailsford talked about winning the Tour with a French rider.

What's the MTN money situation Fus? Would he get more as a leader at MTN than on a much reduced domestic(?) contract at Tinkoff or Sky?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 01, 2014, 10:27
http://proteam-astana.com/2014/08/01/2015-contract-news/

Quote
Astana Pro Team has signed contracts with the following riders to begin in the 2015 season – more information to follow :

  • Lars Boom – NED – 2 years
  • Luis Leon Sanchez – ESP – 1 year
  • Diego Rosa – ITA – 2 years
  • Davide Malacarne – ITA – 1 year

Astana Pro Team General Manager said:

“Boom is a classics rider as well as a Grand Tour teammate, and won stage five this year at the Tour de France in conditions not seen on the pave in more than a decade -“

“Malacarne and Rosa are strong Italian riders who can help Fabio Aru in stage races -“

 :o
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 01, 2014, 10:29
http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Chainel-arrive-aussi/486895

Not just Bouhanni and Soupe to Cofidis, but also Chainel and Rollin (so much for my connect the dots prediction).

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on August 01, 2014, 10:36
http://proteam-astana.com/2014/08/01/2015-contract-news/

 :o

 :o indeed - that took me by surprise. I guess, with Boom, that was a case of making the most of the uncertainty at Belkin.

I wonder who'll be on the way out - they'll have to make room. Boots and Birdsong to find new homes?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: al_pacino on August 01, 2014, 10:45
:o indeed - that took me by surprise. I guess, with Boom, that was a case of making the most of the uncertainty at Belkin.

I wonder who'll be on the way out - they'll have to make room. Boots and Birdsong to find new homes?

What sprinters do they have on their books? They don't have much use for those.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on August 01, 2014, 10:48
What sprinters do they have on their books? They don't have much use for those.

It's pretty much just Guardini these days. Bozic used to have a decent finish, didn't he?

But Boom and Westra teaming up in the classics seems like a good idea.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 01, 2014, 10:49
yep, Guardini was already rumored to go back to Italy. Guarnieri might have to leave as well I guess. Hoffman too
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on August 01, 2014, 10:51
Guardini and Gavazzi pretty much. Gasparotto and Bozic, more classic/hilly riders with some sprint.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 01, 2014, 11:00
5 more new riders for Cofidis:


so, 9 new riders so far. Looks like the whole team will be turned upside down

http://www.equipe-cofidis.com/9-nouveaux-coureurs-nous-rejoignent-en-2015/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Havetts on August 01, 2014, 12:10
So Lars Boom, who expected that??

Put on the tinfoil hats! Did Astana let him win in the Tour because he had already signed ;) ;) :o
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 01, 2014, 18:56
Boots and Birdsong to find new homes?

Fuglsang said yesterday on danish TV that he had another year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 01, 2014, 19:08
What's the MTN money situation Fus? Would he get more as a leader at MTN than on a much reduced domestic(?) contract at Tinkoff or Sky?

according to norwegian media...

http://www.procycling.no/afrikansk-lag-onsket-boasson-hagen/

...they also tried to sign Geraint Thomas, so there seems to be some money available. The offer they made EBH was "very interesting", but him (or his manager) decided to prefer to stay in World Tour
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on August 01, 2014, 19:20
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dennis-to-ride-vuelta-a-espana-for-bmc-after-leaving-garmin

Rohan Dennis moves to BMC and will RIDE THE VUELTA with them

 :o
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 01, 2014, 19:26
interesting, in-season transfers have become very unusual
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 01, 2014, 19:29
What's the MTN money situation Fus? Would he get more as a leader at MTN than on a much reduced domestic(?) contract at Tinkoff or Sky?
I may be a huge fan of the team, but I'm not that much of an insider. Yet.
I do think the team will get a bigger budget for next year, but how much that is, and how they compare to other ProConti teams (and the smaller WT squads), I really can't say.

I've read rumours that EBH (who has been linked to the team) is looking for 1 million € - I don't see MTN throwing that amount of money at a single rider. If they did, it would be a significant change from the last years' transfer strategy: Signing talented riders that didn't have such a big name (Pardilla, Konovalovas) and/or guys that were looking for a way back after meager years (Ciolek, Gerdemann).

But to answer your actual question: I don't see Pinot -> #mtn happening. He has just podiumed the Tour, for God's sake, that's simply too big a fish for the team to handle. Pinot could reasonably expect GC leadership at at least one GT next year, with the entire squad devoted to him. That collides with the team's goal to develop the African riders; yes, you learn some things by domestique-ing, but you don't really learn how to win races - and that's what they're going for, read this CN article:
MTN-Qhubeka looking for three marquee signings for 2015 (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/transfers-exclusive-mtn-qhubeka-looking-for-three-marquee-signings-for-2015)
"We want to win races" - the last time Pinot put his arms into the air was in the 2012 Tour de l'Ain. MTN aren't interested in supporting a GC guy for a GT top-10, they want to win. Going for stages, both in sprints (Ciolek, Sbaragli; and in that regard EBH would be excellent) and breakaways (basically everyone else, especially Meintjes and Kudus once the road goes up).

What's more, the team language is English. Pinot is French, and they're consistently reluctant to speak any other language.
Finally, this team is more and more becoming a Cervélo Test Team Mk II. Reimer, Konovalovas, DSs Zemke and Lacambra, now Brian Smith as GM, Cervélo as new bike supplier and Vroomen also taking up a role ...
If I had to hazard a guess, I'd look to the 2009 and 2010 #cervelo rosters - plus the client's list of rider's agency Corso, led by Cervélo ex-pro João Correia and Ciolek buddy Ken Sommer, and with former MTN press officer Xylon van Eyck as PR guy).

I wouldn't mind if the riders that feature on both those lists would get a ride at #mtn :D
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 01, 2014, 19:32
Dennis did say the other day that he was a bit cheesed off at being pulled from the Osterreich line-up at the last minute, and for most of the season I'd thought he was going to be doing the TdF and that didn't happen either. So who knows what the background story is or what relationships have broken down.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 01, 2014, 19:39

But to answer your actual question: I don't see Pinot -> #mtn happening.

Eh? I only asked about Eddy to MTN.  :P

"Think it was just a rumour that started after Brailsford talked about winning the Tour with a French rider." was directed at Lancaster.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 01, 2014, 19:44
Eh? I only asked about Eddy to MTN.  :P
I misunderstood you then. What can we learn from this? Always be precise when asking questions! ;)

Yeah, EBH -> #mtn I could see happening. If the Norwegian is prepared to make the "step down" to ProConti, that is. I think he should do it at this point of his career, as he's lost a bit of his winning touch. It certainly benefited Ciolek to be at a "smaller" team. And it didn't do Hushovd much bad (he won #rainbow while at #cervelo) either.
The whole WT/ProConti divide is artificial in my opinion anyway, I consider #iam IAM to be a stronger team in some respects than e.g. #europcar Europcar. A strong team with big names will always get wildcards, see IAM now, or BMC and Cervélo in the past. MTN are on a good way to become one of those teams as well.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 01, 2014, 20:14
The whole WT/ProConti divide is artificial in my opinion anyway, I consider #iam IAM to be a stronger team in some respects than e.g. #europcar Europcar. A strong team with big names will always get wildcards, see IAM now, or BMC and Cervélo in the past. MTN are on a good way to become one of those teams as well.

Problem is that if you miss the Tour one year with it being 95% of the sponsor value your team might well fold. This happens every ones in a while, Geox being the perfect example. The only reason a team would want to be WT is the chance of them not getting selected. Astana, Sky etc. wouldn't want to race Ouest France and Beijing without starting money if they was allowed not to I think.

But French Pro Conti and WT there is no difference really as long as team doesn't care about anything outside the realm of the ASO.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on August 01, 2014, 21:18
interesting, in-season transfers have become very unusual
Blame Fus for opening Pandora's Box!

Apparently you can freely change your team between 1/8 and 15/8 (even if your old team is WT or PC):In earlier years, Rabobank sometimes signed riders from their Continental team on regular contracts from 1/8 as well.
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Transfer
2.15.120a A transfer period exists and applies to all changes of team, whether between two UCI ProTeams or between a UCI ProTeam and a professional continental team.
The transfer period for any change of team during the season extends from 1-15 August.
For any change of team between two seasons, the transfer period extends from 1 August to 31 December.
(article introduced on 1.07.10; text modified on 1.07.11).
Why Petacchi "retired" then, I do not know - it's not required to sidestep the rules.
No desire to ride what Lampre management told him to possibly; maybe he was already giving #opqs13 and Cav advice unofficially from May.
Or nobody of the people advising him really read the rules as closely as they should - wouldn't surprise me either.
It's strange because why don't we see more transfers happening after August and riders riding for two WT teams if they have carte blanche to do so.

I think the UCI are from another planet sometimes.

(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2013/11/12/1226758/254473-31f8b236-4b3a-11e3-8ea1-0956ca5aa3f4.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 01, 2014, 21:20
Blame Fus for opening Pandora's Box!
(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2013/11/12/1226758/254473-31f8b236-4b3a-11e3-8ea1-0956ca5aa3f4.jpg)

:D
I was ahead of my time. Almost a full year, even. :win
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 01, 2014, 22:39
not sure if serious, but...

https://twitter.com/olegtinkov/status/495321252182364160

@olegtinkov 8m

Here is the first real announcement: We signed Bradley Wiggins and Michael Ignatiev

@olegtinkov 5m

Ignatiev come as a package, same agent, sorry, mates)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 01, 2014, 22:43
I very much doubt Ignatiev's agency is Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on August 02, 2014, 00:21
Tinkoff had a whale of a time. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 02, 2014, 11:05
Was thinking this transfer season might be quiet.

not sure now, with some teams looking forward to 2017 changes some will sign youth, give them 2 years cut those that do make the cut.


Bmc according to CN

to be cut
Steve Morabito, Martin Kohler, and Sebastian Lander

Samu and Evans unlikely to ride season 15

Danilo Wyss, Amaël Moinard and Ben Hermans re-uped

Dennis in

EBH rumored

2 new Swiss kids

Warbasse given last chance at the Vuelta

but up 12 changes for BMC this year.

Morabito is a harsh cut road very strong for Evans since 2010, I assume Iam or Greenedge will sign him.



Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: sublimit on August 02, 2014, 11:24
Was thinking this transfer season might be quiet.

not sure now, with some teams looking forward to 2017 changes some will sign youth, give them 2 years cut those that do make the cut.


Bmc according to CN



2 new Swiss kids

Warbasse given last chance at the Vuelta

but up 12 changes for BMC this year.

Morabito is a harsh cut road very strong for Evans since 2010, I assume Iam or Greenedge will sign him.

Stafan Kung has signed, according to his twitter, dont know the other Swiss youngster as of yet
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 02, 2014, 11:27
http://www.bardianicsf.com/news-bongiorno-rinnova-br-per-2-anni-en.php

Bongiorno extends until the end of 2016 with Bardiani.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 02, 2014, 13:29
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=73931

De Marchi confirmed to BMC.

So that's two of Sagan's buddies at BMC now. I just wonder.....  :shh
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 02, 2014, 16:36
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=73931

De Marchi confirmed to BMC.

So that's two of Sagan's buddies at BMC now. I just wonder.....  :shh
Moser as well I think
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 03, 2014, 11:22
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=73957

Majka renews till the end of 2017.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 03, 2014, 12:40
Barguil will stay with #giant

http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-itw-warren-barguil-je-ne-changerai-pas-d-equipe-43208.html
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 03, 2014, 20:41
https://twitter.com/olegtinkov/status/495997042779762688

Could just be made up drunk stuff again, but (possibly) Trusov to stay at Tinkoff and (possibly) Brutt to sign for them from Katusha.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 04, 2014, 12:07
Marc Soler (Lizarte) to Movistar or so I am told..
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: mc_mountain on August 04, 2014, 15:37
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/495900260414554112

@CafeRoubaix
5th in Pays des Savoie this year and 13th in Giro dell'Emilia last season, Pierre-Roger Latour will ride for AG2R in 2015.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on August 05, 2014, 09:17
Mollema to Trek confirmed. Not sure how happy I am with that, but at least he's moving away from Belkin/Rabo/Lotto2. His development there will be interesting to follow.

And BMC also sign Damiano Caruso.. After all these years, are they finally signing some actually decent climbers? Poor Evans, just when he's done the team realises mountain domestiques can sometimes be useful.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 05, 2014, 09:26
http://www.eltiempo.com/deportes/ciclismo/carlos-betancur-no-seguira-en-el-ag2r/14340217

Betancur comes to an agreement with AG2R to leave at the end of the year. I wonder where he'll end up?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 05, 2014, 09:43
Caruso cannondale ------> BMC
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 05, 2014, 10:09
Betancur comes to an agreement with AG2R to leave at the end of the year. I wonder where he'll end up?

Neri Sottoli would be my guess, I can't see any WT team signing him, not worth the trouble it seems.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 05, 2014, 10:12
Vacansoleil
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 05, 2014, 12:30
Mollema to Trek confirmed. Not sure how happy I am with that, but at least he's moving away from Belkin/Rabo/Lotto2. His development there will be interesting to follow.

Kelderman is expected to leave the team as well

http://www.denieuwsbv.nl/Singleview.12722.0.html?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=122431&cHash=b4b8767dd08312723f999bc15b6e9729/

and apparently Sagan & Basso to join Tinkoff is a done deal, expected to be announced on thursday

http://sport.aktuality.sk/c/172175/peter-sagan-uz-podpisal-zmluvu-s-novym-zamestnavatelom/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 05, 2014, 12:52
https://twitter.com/AlexGeniez/status/496599899207917568

Geniez to Cofidis rumours were just rumours after all. Renews with FDJ to the end of 2016.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on August 05, 2014, 13:16
Two of my faves on the move and both to teams I dont like.... Not impressed Bauke and Lars. Not impressed.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 05, 2014, 13:25
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dennis-to-ride-vuelta-a-espana-for-bmc-after-leaving-garmin

Rohan Dennis moves to BMC and will RIDE THE VUELTA with them

 :o

http://www.ridemedia.com.au/interviews/rohan-dennis-the-story-of-the-mid-season-team-swap/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 05, 2014, 13:47
Off-topic, but no mention there of any injuries from his Commonwealth Games crash and he seems pencilled in for Eneco (which is good news for those of us with him on our CQ teams).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 06, 2014, 18:36
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/androni-venezuela-arriva-il-velocista-benfatto-39963

Benfatto to Androni for two years.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 06, 2014, 20:13
Gazzetta.it: Tinkoff-Saxon signings 2015: Ivan Basso, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Maciej Bodnar, Robert Kiserlovski, Juraj Sagan, Peter Sagan

jeepers
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 06, 2014, 21:03
Gazzetta.it: Tinkoff-Saxon signings 2015: Ivan Basso, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Maciej Bodnar, Robert Kiserlovski, Juraj Sagan, Peter Sagan

jeepers

And Fabio Sabatini

Rogers status unknown.

5 Russians will ride for the team.

Brutt expected to be 1 new signing
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 06, 2014, 23:49
Basso.. now that would be a slightly puzzling one. No nice way of putting it; he is getting worse and worse. He may be a decent domestique and provide experience but I wouldn't count on it.

Lots of rumours buzzing around, the rumour mill is certainly working overtime.
There are also a number of rumours concerning Betancur and his team for next year. I would be disappointed if something is announced and he agrees to leave the team before the Vuelta because I really am desperate to see him race the Vuelta and it would be a tragedy if AG2R bench him (not sure if they would anyways). Anyways rumours are he is destined for OPQS afaik.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 07, 2014, 08:31
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/jempy-drucker-signs-for-bmc

The latest BMC addition.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 07, 2014, 08:49
very good signing
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 07, 2014, 09:29
and it would be a tragedy if AG2R bench him

Why? Pozzovivo will get the better result of the two in all likelihood anyways.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 07, 2014, 09:31
Basso.. now that would be a slightly puzzling one. No nice way of putting it; he is getting worse and worse. He may be a decent domestique and provide experience but I wouldn't count on it.

Basso is a great signing imo. His main problem is that he lost his ability to kick up the pace, meaning he has a hard time shedding off opponents, however he can still ride that diesel pace that wears out people better than any and that will be major for AC.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 07, 2014, 09:44
Why? Pozzovivo will get the better result of the two in all likelihood anyways.
1) I love the guy, not sure why but I am a big fan. It is one of those inexplicable fanboy type of stuff.
2) He is in my Cq team. (which possibly contributes to why I like him)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 07, 2014, 12:57
1) I love the guy, not sure why but I am a big fan. It is one of those inexplicable fanboy type of stuff.
2) He is in my Cq team. (which possibly contributes to why I like him)

oh Tragedy for you not AG2R, got ya.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 07, 2014, 13:04
#bmc racing team signs Jempy Drucker (http://www.bmcracingteam.com/index.php?id=115&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2014&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=08&tx_ttnews%5Bday%5D=07&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=2950&cHash=681af5eba9a7431a847d230d6cb33c55)


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The 27-year-old from Luxembourg was runner-up last month at the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg, runner-up on Stage 5 at the Tour of Norway and finished fourth at Dwars door Vlaanderen. A professional since 2008, he has twice finished runner-up at GP Stad Zottegem (2010 and 2012) and was sixth overall last year at the Tour de Wallonie. "Jempy has a nice background in classics-style racing in the spring and summer," Ochowicz said. "He also has stage racing experience that we will be able to utilize in a number of races throughout the year. On numerous occasions, he has demonstrated his ability to time trial and deliver in the faster races solid performances and consistent results." Drucker said he was excited to receive the invitation to join the BMC Racing Team. "I think it is one of the best teams in the world," he said. "It will be a pleasure to get a chance to ride for the BMC Racing Team next year. I want to progress as a rider and become a better rider. My main races are the classics, so I hope to be able to play a big role in them and help the team get nice results or a win."
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 07, 2014, 13:06
oh Tragedy for you not AG2R, got ya.
Yes precisely.

However, in comparison between Betancur and Pozzovivo, if I were AG2R then Betancur wouldn't be a bad choice. He is more of an unknown and against a stellar GC lineup could surprise more so than Pozzovivo could.

But Pozzo would be the safer and more advisable choice granted.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 07, 2014, 13:09
Yes precisely.

However, in comparison between Betancur and Pozzovivo, if I were AG2R then Betancur wouldn't be a bad choice. He is more of an unknown and against a stellar GC lineup could surprise more so than Pozzovivo could.

But Pozzo would be the safer and more advisable choice granted.

Also Betancur is leaving while they want to retain the services of Pozzovivo, even if Betancur rode they would have to ride for Pozzovivo tbh.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on August 07, 2014, 15:03
Betancur could take a stage win or two though.. Granted, with both Rodriguez and Valverde there it may be tough on the punchy finishes.

I can understand AG2R, you don't want a rider who is going to leave lining up for a GT. It's a shame because on a team where he'd have some freedom Betancur could help make the race, but I'm something of a Pozzo-fan so I'm content with him having the leadership. Although maybe it could be worthwhile for them to take a sprinter, Apollonio? Likely to be a pretty weak sprinters lineup there anyway.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Echoes on August 07, 2014, 17:36
#bmc racing team signs Jempy Drucker (http://www.bmcracingteam.com/index.php?id=115&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2014&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=08&tx_ttnews%5Bday%5D=07&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=2950&cHash=681af5eba9a7431a847d230d6cb33c55)

I'm amazed at Jempy's evolution.

I still see him joining Fidea, as a U23, in 2004 (though he was barely 17!). Actually, I think Fidea hadn't yet bought out the team at that moment. The former sponsor Spaarselect had gone bankrupt. At that time, VT4 (now VIER) made a docusoap called "Wellens & Wee" and you could see Jempy's first meeting with the team.

One or 2 years later there was a funny scene in the doco where Jempy would tell all the idioms that he's learned in Dutch. And the first thing that he had learned was "Godverdomme!"  :lol

I had the feeling when I saw this docusoap that he really tried to integrate in the team but it was hard because those Campiners (the Wellens, Van Santvliet, etc.) already formed a group, they were long time friends.

I still miss Jempy as a crosser but he propably didn't have the level. When he turned elite, he was contractless, still racing for Fidea. I remember a very bad crash from him in Baal, I think it was in 2009. He was national champion several times but then he had a contract with Veranda-Willems in January 2011, I think and that is how he started focusing on the road, where he propably has a brighter future than in cross. However I would love to see him at least in a handful of crosses in winter, the way Styby does.  :)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 08, 2014, 06:42
Basso is pretty old news to Tinkoff

but this are a bit of a surprise -  Edvald Boasson Hagen, Maciej Bodnar, Robert Kiserlovski  to me at least

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 08, 2014, 06:45
so much for my quiet transfer season idea. looks like Alonso team is on

http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/08/news/alonso-project-picking-steam_340215 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/08/news/alonso-project-picking-steam_340215)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 08, 2014, 08:55
http://www.tinkoffsaxo.com/news/tinkoff-saxo-signs-peter-sagan/

The transfer saga is over.  :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 08, 2014, 09:31
Basso is a great signing imo. His main problem is that he lost his ability to kick up the pace, meaning he has a hard time shedding off opponents, however he can still ride that diesel pace that wears out people better than any and that will be major for AC.
I just don't think he has it anymore. He is on and off the bike a lot and his star looks to be waning at a faster rate than some. Also I am still unsure of how he would react to becoming a domestique. Though he would probably do pretty well.

Yesterday's stage, against very sub-standard competition.
69 BASSO IvanCannondale 24:49
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 08, 2014, 09:51
Yesterday's stage, against very sub-standard competition.
69 BASSO IvanCannondale 24:49

It is Utah though, why would he care, a result would mean nothing on his palmares, the team is there due to sponsor being American, Ivan has already signed elsewhere in 2014 so he really could not care less I think.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: AG on August 08, 2014, 10:59
Sagan - Tinkoff Saxo

www.tinkoffsaxo.com/news/tinkoff-saxo-signs-peter-sagan/


Quote
Slovak Juraj Sagan and Polish rider Maciej Bodnar will follow Peter Sagan to Tinkoff-Saxo.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 08, 2014, 11:00
Sagan - Tinkoff Saxo

www.tinkoffsaxo.com/news/tinkoff-saxo-signs-peter-sagan/

http://www.tinkoffsaxo.com/news/tinkoff-saxo-signs-peter-sagan/

The transfer saga is over.  :P

Spam :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 08, 2014, 11:28
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/jempy-drucker-signs-for-bmc

The latest BMC addition.
#bmc racing team signs Jempy Drucker (http://www.bmcracingteam.com/index.php?id=115&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2014&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=08&tx_ttnews%5Bday%5D=07&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=2950&cHash=681af5eba9a7431a847d230d6cb33c55)



Lobster Thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and a fried egg on top, and Spam.  :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 09, 2014, 12:00
Matty B rider on 2015 at #tinkoff
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 09, 2014, 16:49
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74107

Vorobyev and Cherno extend with Katusha till the end of 2016.

http://bretagne-seche-environnement.fr/eduardo-sepulveda-sera-lui-aussi-encore-chez-bretagne-seche-environnement-en-2015/

Sepulveda and a few others sign up to stay with Bretagne-Seche in 2015.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 09, 2014, 22:17
Roche hinting at a possible move to Sky.

https://twitter.com/nicholasroche/status/498074224905707520/photo/1
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on August 10, 2014, 00:10
Roche hinting at a possible move to Sky.

https://twitter.com/nicholasroche/status/498074224905707520/photo/1

Mirney can't get over it. he CANNOT cheer for him next year. he just can't  :bah

 :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 10, 2014, 07:29
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/498335285475045376

Jose Rujano :win :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 10, 2014, 07:30
also anyone know the status of a few downunder types

G Bennett *nz #cannondale

C Wurf *au #cannondale

J Oram *nz
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 10, 2014, 09:44
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/498335285475045376

Jose Rujano :win :lol
I am not impressed. He implies he has contact from WT teams, but any self effacing team shouldn't be looking to sign a rider who is about as reliable as Bernie Ecclestone, morally doubtful and around half Bernie's age (which is ancient).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 11, 2014, 16:37
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74158

More new riders for Bardiani from next year. Alessandro Tonelli and Simone Andreetta.

Chirico was announced a few days back too, so that makes six (?) new faces for next year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 13, 2014, 06:50
G-Sink and Wilco re-up with the team - http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74196 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74196)

Lotto-BrandLoyalty getting ready
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 13, 2014, 07:26
Orange cycling

talks with Kreder * 3
Albert Timmer
Berden de Vries
Coen Vermeltfoort
Johnny Hoogerland
Maarten Tjallingii

I would assume Kenny would have to be a tartget as well top 5 are important
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 13, 2014, 07:49
EBH has confirmed the news we already knew he is leaving Sky

Having seved as a domestique in both grand tours and the classics, Boasson Hagen explained what he is looking for in a team.

"It is important to find a team I think I can get [my own] opportunities and to try for my own chances," he said. "A good support system, equipment and riders are also important. There must be a project I believe in."

I do wonder if that means MTN , I am not sure what Fus would do if he signed for them Explode :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: 42x16ss on August 13, 2014, 08:01
also anyone know the status of a few downunder types

G Bennett *nz #cannondale

C Wurf *au #cannondale

J Oram *nz

Someone should snap up Wurf quickly, he's a quality dom in the Hansen/Bak mould. Bennett should get a ride as well, he may have to drop down to Pro Conti though. Not sure about Oram, he might not be snapped up.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 13, 2014, 08:52
in Italian media it was rumored that up to 8 riders would join Garmin: Moreno Moser, Elia Viviani, Alan Marangoni, Kristijan Koren, Davide Villella, Davide Formolo, Alberto Bettiol and Matej Mohoric

so, no word of Wurf and Bennett, but generally it would fit as well I think.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on August 13, 2014, 09:37
tour de jose retweeted this from Phil Gaimon


José Been
@TourDeJose     
RT @philgaimon: No merger can be official until @ivanbasso buys me a coffee. pic.twitter.com/8Txe8Omy8n
 
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 13, 2014, 10:39
Kruijswijk  2 more years as well

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 13, 2014, 13:39
there was an interview with Steegmans in Het Nieuwsblad today, he is still very upset about being chased down by his own team mates in the national championships (as they had agreed on him being a domestique in the classics but being allowed to go for the win in the nats before).

he doesn't have a contract with OPQS for next year yet, and it sounds like he is likely to leave the team
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 13, 2014, 15:16
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/499559068634480640
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: t-72 on August 13, 2014, 20:43

Brailsford interested in Warren (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/10996550/Sir-Dave-Brailsford-ready-for-change-to-revive-Team-Skys-fortunes-after-punishing-Tour-de-France.html)

Sky is more known for undeveloping non-British talent, mostly using them as support for British/British enough GC riders. Any young talented riders joining Sky will probably face years of hard support work for Froome, Thomas and Kennaugh.
The Sky training methods/competition schedule  does not appear favorable for the riders that are not first choice for captains on that team, for example, EBH has faded through the years under this regime. Yates x2 knew this and chose differently, so now Brailsford looks for prospective work horses in other countries. A well paid job if you can get it?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on August 14, 2014, 00:12
Orange cycling

talks with Kreder * 3
Albert Timmer
Berden de Vries
Coen Vermeltfoort
Johnny Hoogerland
Maarten Tjallingii

I would assume Kenny would have to be a tartget as well top 5 are important

On a Dutch tv program today, Hoogerland confirmed he would ride at Roompot next year. No contract signed yet, but that seems to be a formality. Both the sponsor and Hoogerland are from the province of Zeeland, so it makes sense in that regard.

Hoogerland wasn't enjoying his time on a foreign team anyway, no surprise to see him return to a Dutch team. Would be a shame not to see Johnny at any GTs though..
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 14, 2014, 00:19
I don't think I saw him during the Giro this year...

he must be happy about this team stepping up, no way anyone else would have still signed him
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 14, 2014, 07:05
Berden de Vries

Signs with or will orange cycling
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 14, 2014, 08:42
according to Het Nieuwsblad Marco Marcato is likely to sign for Wanty Groupe Gobert. Him and Hilaire van der Schueren are "in daily contact".

That would be a really good fit I think, for both sides
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 14, 2014, 09:07
Is this alrrady known

https://twitter.com/mrendell/status/499809633616531456
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 14, 2014, 09:14
Yep, it was discussed somewhere up thread. He is being brought along slowly after having had a previous stint as Stagaire for Sky.

Actually, the originally announcement I believe was only as a stagaire, whilst this appears to be a contract for next year, which I had not heard of before!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 14, 2014, 09:29
yes, I think there has been no announcement made for 2015 (yet)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 15, 2014, 09:09
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74253

Two more years at Caja-Rural for Bilbao. He's got some good results for them this season.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74249

Eduard Prades after his successful season in Portugal with OFM is off to join his brother in Japan with Matrix Powertag.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 18, 2014, 07:38
Bos to MTN according to the secret Pro

which means man with 2 1st names gets alot of chances next year.

But might be the end of Brownie  :(
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 18, 2014, 11:57
meanwhile in *pl ...

Przemysław Niemiec has no contract yet, he hopes that his 50 WT points scored in the TdP will help him to find a team - or to renew with Lampre

Magic Paterski is looking for a new team as well, he would like to do the Tour de France again. But he is also happy to stay with CCC if it does not work out.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on August 18, 2014, 16:05
Mick extends :woohoo

Quote
“I’m very excited about extending. For the last two seasons and especially in 2014, I’ve felt that we’ve been on the verge of something very special as a team – I most definitely saw that during the Tour. I’ve always been a strong advocate of teamwork, and I think that’s why I fit well into this team. We’re able to perform with a big mix of riders and I enjoy being able to assist some of the younger guys with their development”, says Michael Rogers and continues:

“It has been a memorable year so far. Together with my teammates and the sporting staff I’ve been able to maintain a high level throughout the season, which has resulted in three stage wins in the Giro and the Tour. I would love to take some more in the next seasons. I especially look forward to returning to the Tour with Alberto to finish what we’ve started”, adds Michael Rogers, who’s currently with the Tinkoff-Saxo squad in Colorado for the USA Pro Challenge.

:win
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 18, 2014, 17:08
Pinot re-up with #fdj 2015-16
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on August 18, 2014, 19:20
Bos to MTN according to the secret Pro

which means man with 2 1st names gets alot of chances next year.

But might be the end of Brownie  :(

The most recent Cycling Podcast at the end hints at:

Farrar to MTN

Alanso to takeover Giant-Shimano
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 18, 2014, 19:21
The most recent Cycling Podcast at the end hints at:

Farrar to MTN

Alanso to takeover Giant-Shimano

Farrar , to be honest he needs to got back into Transition eyewear adverts again

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 18, 2014, 19:22
https://twitter.com/ProCyclingStats/status/501433695275085824
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 18, 2014, 19:30
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/schurter-defers-any-plans-to-switch-to-road-racing (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/schurter-defers-any-plans-to-switch-to-road-racing)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on August 18, 2014, 19:50
I'm suprised there isn't more transfer talk, just looking at the USPRO Challenge Start list each WT is expected to have a major roster overhaul.



BMC Racing
1. Tejay van Garderen (USA)   
2. Brent Bookwalter (USA)
3. Yannick Eijssen (BEL) --- Gone?
4. Martin Kohler (SUI)  --- Gone
5. Ben Hermans (BEL)
6. Michael Schär (SUI) --- Gone?
7. Peter Stetina (USA)
8. Rick Zabel (GER)

Tinkoff-Saxo
11. Rafal Majka (POL)
12. Michael Rogers (AUS)
13. Edward Beltran Suarez (COL)   --- Gone
14. Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN)     --- Stagiere
15. Jesper Hansen (DEN)   
16. Michael Mørkøv (DEN)
17. Bruno Pires (POR)  --- Gone?
18. Pawel Poljanski (POL)   --- Gone?

Trek Factory Racing
21. Jens Voigt (GER)  --- Retired
22. Fränk Schleck (LUX)  --- Gone
23. Matthew Busche (USA)
24. Markel Irizar Aranburu (ESP)
25. Laurent Didier (LUX)
26. Hayden Roulston (NZL)
27. Calvin Watson (AUS) --- Gone?
28. Riccardo Zoidl (AUT)

Garmin-Sharp
31. Tom Danielson (USA)
32. Janier Acevedo (COL)
33. Thomas Dekker (NED) --- Gone?
34. Caleb Fairly (USA) --- Gone?
35. Philip Gaimon (USA)
36. Alex Howes (USA)
37. Ben King (USA)
38. Gavin Mannion (USA)  --- Stagiere

Cannondale
41. Ivan Basso (ITA)  --- Saxo or Garmin?
42. Cameron Wurf (AUS)  --- ??
43. Edward King (USA) --- ??
44. Michael Koch (GER) --- ??
45. Alan Marangoni (ITA) --- Garmin
46. Matej Mohoric (SLO)  --- Garmin
47. Cristiano Salerno (ITA) --- ??
48. Elia Viviani (ITA)  --- Garmin


Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 18, 2014, 20:06
why do you think Beltran would leave Saxo?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 18, 2014, 20:24
Schär no way he leaves BMC unless he wants out, the team and riders love him

Eijssen not sure

Kohler is leaving

you also have named 4 or so neo-pros they get 2 year deals uci rule

Son Watson and the tinkoff guys stay

And that leaves Garmin

and who knows what JV has planned, probably get messy like the last time riders and a bike sponsor comes on board
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 18, 2014, 20:31
The most recent Cycling Podcast at the end hints at:

Farrar to MTN
Ho-hum.
Could be exactly what he needs. But is it also what #mtn need?
I know that they're trying to sign some big names. Going after EBH and Gesink, fair enough, that makes sense. But Bos and Farrar?!
Sometimes less is more in my opinion.

Alanso to takeover Giant-Shimano
Ho-hum again.
A *es Spaniard's project, managed by an *it Italian (Bettini), to take over a perennially *nl Dutch team (with a large *de German element)?
Of course it's all international these days, but nationalities, cultures etc. still play a role.
#giant really have to be in deep trouble for this to happen.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 18, 2014, 20:33
Ho-hum.
Could be exactly what he needs. But is it also what #mtn need?
I know that they're trying to sign some big names. Going after EBH and Gesink, fair enough, that makes sense. But Bos and Farrar?!
Sometimes less is more in my opinion.
Ho-hum again.
A *es Spaniard's project, managed by an *it Italian (Bettini), to take over a perennially *nl Dutch team (with a large *de German element)?
Of course it's all international these days, but nationalities, cultures etc. still play a role.
#giant really have to be in deep trouble for this to happen.
Unless MTN really want Brownie Fus, so they sign Bos to get GB

 ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 18, 2014, 20:52
I think they should sign both. It doesn't really make sense to sign Bos without someone to guide him through the sprint - unless they want to sacrifice Ciolek to do that job
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on August 18, 2014, 21:07
https://twitter.com/martinmeyers0/status/501459686806552576

Ivan?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 18, 2014, 21:08
https://twitter.com/martinmeyers0/status/501459686806552576

Ivan?

Santa , not sure his ban is finished yet  :P

might be the 5th Russian[ very james bond ) it was the 5th Russian , James  :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on August 18, 2014, 22:20
Ho-hum.
Could be exactly what he needs. But is it also what #mtn need?
I know that they're trying to sign some big names. Going after EBH and Gesink, fair enough, that makes sense. But Bos and Farrar?!
Sometimes less is more in my opinion.

Ho-hum again.
A *es Spaniard's project, managed by an *it Italian (Bettini), to take over a perennially *nl Dutch team (with a large *de German element)?
Of course it's all international these days, but nationalities, cultures etc. still play a role.
#giant really have to be in deep trouble for this to happen.

I like the Farrar & Bos tandem as long as you don't over pay.  Should be a promise of some Top 5's and the odd surprise.  Also, both have a history with Cervelo.

Alanso could acquire Giant-Shimano plus add Valverde and EBH then sign some out of work Spaniards to fill in the roster.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 18, 2014, 22:24
I think they should sign both. It doesn't really make sense to sign Bos without someone to guide him through the sprint - unless they want to sacrifice Ciolek to do that job
Fixed that for you. ;)
It doesn't make sense to sign Bos - as you say, he'll need a lead-out man. It would make much more sense to develop an African sprinter in my opinion (although nobody is on the horizon right now; Tewelde is back in *er Eritrea).
I like the Farrar & Bos tandem as long as you don't over pay.  Should be a promise of some Top 5's and odd surprise.  Also, both have a history with Cervelo.
OK, didn't think of it that way. If Farrar can be convinced to take the lead-out role, it could work. But I'd still prefer Boasson Hagen over this duo - I would take an announcement of Bos and/or Farrar to mean that #mtn lost the race for EBH.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 19, 2014, 07:53
Basso signs a 2 year deal with #tinkoff
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 19, 2014, 09:08
Basso signs a 2 year deal with #tinkoff

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvYtF6iIYAAL4cb.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on August 19, 2014, 10:12
Castro and Gio re-up with Movistar. Both sign new, 2-year contracts.

http://movistarteam.com/news/2014-8-19/castroviejo-visconti-stay-with-movistar-team (http://movistarteam.com/news/2014-8-19/castroviejo-visconti-stay-with-movistar-team)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on August 19, 2014, 10:27
Reinhardt should be able to lead out any sprinter like Bos.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 20, 2014, 07:42
Rumors out of *nl

Tom van Asbroeck --------> #bmc
Wout Poels ----------> #sky
Maxime Bouet ------> #opqs
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 20, 2014, 08:49
http://proteam-astana.com/2014/08/20/2015-contract-rein-taaramae/

1 year contract Rein - #astana  :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on August 20, 2014, 09:06
Well at least he joins Kangert I guess.

Will be used and shelled out for whomever he's working for before him though.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 20, 2014, 09:20
Taaramachine is back!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on August 20, 2014, 09:20
Rumors out of *nl

Tom van Asbroeck --------> #bmc
Wout Poels ----------> #sky
Maxime Bouet ------> #opqs

Those would be 3 strange transfers!

Take Wout to Sky, for example - Sky have no sponsorship interest in NL. If they want a slightly-past-his-peak-but-still-effective mountain domestique, they'd be better off with another Italian or American. Or - God forbid - a Brit! And what would Poels gain by going to Sky, that he wouldn't get from OPQS? :tinkov? I can't imagine Sir Dave would offer more than Uncle Pat.

1 year contract Rein - #astana  :lol

Well at least he joins Kangert I guess.

Will be used and shelled out for whomever he's working for before him though.

This transfer, for the reason Tuart points out, at least makes a little more sense. But it would be a shame if he is just used up like that... both of the Estonians have stage winning potential.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 20, 2014, 09:43
Take Wout to Sky, for example - Sky have no sponsorship interest in NL. If they want a slightly-past-his-peak-but-still-effective mountain domestique, they'd be better off with another Italian or American. Or - God forbid - a Brit! And what would Poels gain by going to Sky, that he wouldn't get from OPQS? :tinkov? I can't imagine Sir Dave would offer more than Uncle Pat.

If they still want to have Porte ride the Giro it is hard to see a rider more capable of taking over Porte's job at the Tour that is out of contract, and is possible to sign. And even if it is just for climbing support, Americans will be over paid and over the top thanks to the amount of American sponsored teams bidding them up. A lot of the better aging Italians are not possible for Sky to sign, like the Dolphin, and Eros Cappecchi looks like the best target there is for them if they want to go that way.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on August 20, 2014, 10:05
Last year's Tour de l'Avenir winner, Spaniard Ruben Fernandez, is the second new signing for Movistar. The 23-year old has signed a contract until the end of 2016.

http://movistarteam.com/noticias/2014-8-20/ruben-fernandez-mas-juventud-para-movistar-team (http://movistarteam.com/noticias/2014-8-20/ruben-fernandez-mas-juventud-para-movistar-team)

https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/502010307011956736
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 20, 2014, 11:50
https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/502039300054474752
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 20, 2014, 14:31

Take Wout to Sky, for example - Sky have no sponsorship interest in NL. If they want a slightly-past-his-peak-but-still-effective mountain domestique, they'd be better off with another Italian or American. Or - God forbid - a Brit! And what would Poels gain by going to Sky, that he wouldn't get from OPQS? :tinkov? I can't imagine Sir Dave would offer more than Uncle Pat.


Eh? Slightly past his peak!? He's only twenty six.  :P

He's a good rider. Whether Sky's the right team for him I don't know, but he can certainly climb (see Zonc this year for more details) and he'd be a very good addition to their Ardennes' team (which definitely needs strengthening).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on August 20, 2014, 14:38
Eh? Slightly past his peak!? He's only twenty six.  :P

Oh, so he is. In my defence, he's only slightly younger than me and I've been past my peak for a long time!

I wonder who I got him confused with...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on August 20, 2014, 15:20
Thomas De Gendt?

Poels is the Vacansoleil Dutchie who left most of his kidney on Le Tour and TDG is the one who won Stelvio during Ryder's Giro.

Otherwise Serg Pauwels is a homonym, but he's only climbed well during the old TDU :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 20, 2014, 15:36
there are plenty of "I Wonder What He's Doing Now..." riders who were signed for Vacansoleil, Grega Bole, Tomasz Marczynski, Barry Markus, Rob Ruijgh, Matteo Carrara...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 20, 2014, 16:13
Stef Clement to #iam
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 20, 2014, 18:05
So no orange

https://twitter.com/CyclingUptodate/status/502137881159532544
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 20, 2014, 20:33
Ok this gets a bit messey

Cannondale-Garmin / Garmin-Cannondale

Current garmin riders staying

Among the 14 riders who have contracts with Slipstream Sports for are Andrew Talansky, Daniel Martin, Ryder Hesjedal, Tom Danielson, Ben King, Nathan Haas, Sebastian Langeveld, Tom-Jelte Slagter, Nick Nuyens, Nate Brown, André Cardoso, Norman Hansen Lasse, Ramunas Navardauskas, and Dylan Van Baarle.


6 or the 8 riders offered contracts

 Moreno Moser,  Matej Mohoric, Kristijan Koren, Alan Marangoni, and Elia Viviani.

One rider contracted with Cannondale, Davide Formolo, has already signed a Slipstream contract




not sure the other 2

Ted King Phil Gaimon Steele von Hoff Farrer Wurf and Bennett all looking for new teams

Saint Millar retires

Read more at http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/08/news/slipstream-sports-confirms-cannondale-sponsorship_341719#ZIChD24WRttsWihq.99

a re merger though as Cannondale are on the board of Slipstream now

long term sponsor deal
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 20, 2014, 21:13
not sure the other 2

Garmin say they will honor all contracts that Canondale has signed, Davide Villella was in his first year, only 2 year deals to neo-pro's so he must be one of the two. By the same logic the other must be Alberto Bettiol.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 21, 2014, 09:21
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-cunego-verso-l-addio-alla-lampre-40325

Cunego to Bretagne or Vini-Fantini?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 21, 2014, 09:43
 :o

would probably be the best for him though, go to Vini Fantini, build up some confidence by doing well in some stage races in Asia, and maybe go for the win in the Italian one day races.

Bretagne I can't really see happen. Most of the smaller french races are not suited to him at all.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 21, 2014, 10:27
So it looks like Morton is done at Garmin as well,

the amount of OZ riders in the WT taking hits in 2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 21, 2014, 10:43
For the only Italian WT team left, Lampre aren't going to have too many big Italian names riding for them next year unless they get some signings in. Cunego possibly leaving, Ulissi presumably banned and what's happening with Pozzato? He off too? So that only leaves Modolo and some youngsters really.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on August 21, 2014, 10:47
some youngsters

(http://www.ridemedia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/1-Horner-mjohnson_web.jpg)

:lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 21, 2014, 10:49
It is an interesting time really, Spain have the lowest amount of riders riding the vuelta in forever.

Talent coming from everywhere which is great.

But the bigger original nations taking hits with numbers, the newer bigger nations taking hits now as well
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 21, 2014, 11:04
yes jsg, leadbelly forgot about that young Italien lad Cristoforo Hornerelli, you are absolutely right :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 22, 2014, 11:38
https://twitter.com/inrng/status/502766267070431232
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 22, 2014, 14:04
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/502799962900791297
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 23, 2014, 05:50
Bling re-ups for 2more years with Greenedge
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 23, 2014, 09:11
HLN: Bakelants ruilt ploeg Lefevere voor Franse AG2R (http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/952/Wielrennen/article/detail/2005854/2014/08/23/Bakelants-ruilt-ploeg-Lefevere-voor-Franse-AG2R.dhtml)

Bakelants to AG2R.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on August 23, 2014, 09:42
HLN: Bakelants ruilt ploeg Lefevere voor Franse AG2R (http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/952/Wielrennen/article/detail/2005854/2014/08/23/Bakelants-ruilt-ploeg-Lefevere-voor-Franse-AG2R.dhtml)

Bakelants to AG2R.

:woohoo no more Lefevre standing in the way of me supporting my favourite Belgian!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 23, 2014, 10:54
HLN: Bakelants ruilt ploeg Lefevere voor Franse AG2R (http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/952/Wielrennen/article/detail/2005854/2014/08/23/Bakelants-ruilt-ploeg-Lefevere-voor-Franse-AG2R.dhtml)

Bakelants to AG2R.

wow Like that
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 23, 2014, 11:04
HLN: Bakelants ruilt ploeg Lefevere voor Franse AG2R (http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/952/Wielrennen/article/detail/2005854/2014/08/23/Bakelants-ruilt-ploeg-Lefevere-voor-Franse-AG2R.dhtml)

Bakelants to AG2R.
Very interesting transfer. #ag2r getting some good riders.

Looking forward to see how much freedom he will get.
Bakelants could assemble a much better palmarès than he has now - this could be just what he needs.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 23, 2014, 13:14
HLN: Bakelants ruilt ploeg Lefevere voor Franse AG2R (http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/952/Wielrennen/article/detail/2005854/2014/08/23/Bakelants-ruilt-ploeg-Lefevere-voor-Franse-AG2R.dhtml)

Bakelants to AG2R.

Probably the best way to fill out the gap that Betancur leaves behind, ag2r still need to resign Pozzovivo though to represent their interests in Italy, if Pozzovivo again rides Trentino, Bakelants could be the leader for Amstel and Fleche before helping out Pozzovivo in LBL. imo Pozzovivo should ride all three and skip Trentino.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Servais Knavendish on August 23, 2014, 14:14
https://twitter.com/inrng/status/502766267070431232

Hope that isn't an ominous for Scott Thwaites, or perhaps he is stepping up?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 23, 2014, 15:04
Hope that isn't an ominous for Scott Thwaites, or perhaps he is stepping up?

It is a question of them not wanting to over pay for British riders when they don't have a British sponsor I think. Thwaites is a good enough rider that he could be brought back, but I think he won't be because they will want German doms, who come cheaply as there is no German WT teams at the moment. Thwaites could in theory be moving up to Sky, but down to Conti seems more likely I fear.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 23, 2014, 20:24
https://twitter.com/ednl/status/503251689546461184

https://twitter.com/ednl/status/503253516505579522
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: al_pacino on August 23, 2014, 21:23
I think Valverde will be okay.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 24, 2014, 10:20
https://twitter.com/CyclingUptodate/status/503471402323017728
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 24, 2014, 12:06
https://twitter.com/lukascph/status/503494934335590400
"An announcement will come soon" ... could be a new deal with #giant - but he was pretty tight-lipped, suggesting that he may have signed somewhere else, but can't say yet where.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 24, 2014, 15:30
somewhere else

aka: MTN  :shh
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 24, 2014, 15:40
aka: MTN  :shh
I didn't want to jinx it. :shh
But it would make sense, after two years where he didn't get that many opportunities at #giant Giant-Shimano.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 24, 2014, 15:43
I didn't want to jinx it. :shh
But it would make sense, after two years where he didn't get that many opportunities at #giant Giant-Shimano.

Anything else would be a shocker, MTN is looking to spend, and have passport interest that no other team has, and he has not been bad at Giant, but he has not looked like the next big thing either, so makes sense.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 24, 2014, 16:22
Anything else would be a shocker, MTN is looking to spend, and have passport interest that no other team has, and he has not been bad at Giant, but he has not looked like the next big thing either, so makes sense.
And the more Africans the better on what is increasingly looking like becoming a more Eurocentric team.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 25, 2014, 05:13
Howes re-ups with Garmin 3 year deal
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 25, 2014, 08:31
Interesting move

https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/503802169280442368
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 25, 2014, 08:50
Interesting move

Nice to see a Pro Conti team take in young riders from another country than where their sponsor is from. Seems to happen rarely, more or less the formula seems to be young riders and doms from sponsor's market, if possible the stars from there too, but elsewhere for a strong rider is okay too, like this move.

Also you have to say Hugh Carthy must be tactically gifted, in the Tour of Japan he finished with two Tabriz guys 2 minutes ahead on stage 4, clearly if one is to win riding a race with Tabriz, this must be the tactic.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 25, 2014, 20:34
http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/valverde_it_was_never_the_plan_to_take_the_jersey/

Quote
It won’t change my future if I win the Vuelta or not, or if Nairo Quintana wins. It’s almost decided. I want to stay with the team.”
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 26, 2014, 08:01
https://twitter.com/biciciclismoweb/status/504159940387569664
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 26, 2014, 09:18
from today's Het Nieuwsblad...

- #topsport Zico Waeytens -> Giant Shimano
- #lotto Oliver Naesen -> Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 26, 2014, 13:12
So not tinkoff or alsono for ebh


https://twitter.com/veloropa/status/504235885312081920

Kiserlovski to tinkoff

both ebh and tinkoff will announce 5pm tomorrow it seems
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2014, 06:20
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/504381811284537344
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on August 27, 2014, 06:56
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/504381811284537344

Now that is one of the more unusual transfers that I've seen.

Bouet is a good climber and until this year I would have said underrated at AG2R but by no means outstanding, so ... ?  :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2014, 07:07
Now that is one of the more unusual transfers that I've seen.

Bouet is a good climber and until this year I would have said underrated at AG2R but by no means outstanding, so ... ?  :S

you just wait  :s   :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on August 27, 2014, 07:08
you just wait  :s   :D

Still scratching my head about that five minutes later. Token Frenchman to replace the memory of Chavanel ... nah ... moderate climbing dom for Uran Uran ... nah ... extra support in the Ardennes ... nah ... potential overall winner of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes ... Aha!  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2014, 07:34
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/marcotte-and-mccabe-return-to-team-smartstop-next-year (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/marcotte-and-mccabe-return-to-team-smartstop-next-year)

Team SmartStop is already ramping up for the 2015 season by re-signing US pro road race champion Eric Marcotte and National Race Calendar leader Travis McCabe......

"I was talking to him about other job opportunities that I had, and he said, 'No, you have to do it again because anybody can make it happen once, but if you can make it happen twice, than that shows something,'" Creed said. "So he put a challenge out there and I'm taking it up."

The team announced earlier this year its intentions to move its general operations to Canada next season with the ultimate goal of moving up to UCI Pro Continental status. But Bennett, a Canadian citizen, told Cyclingnews this week that the team has decided to wait until 2016 to step up to cycling's next level.

"While we have made great progress with our partners in Canada securing funding for a Pro Continental team, we have decided to delay this action until 2016 with a firm commitment in hand to do so," Bennett wrote in an email. "We continue to find new relationships North of the border and realize that we need more time to make this step in our growth a calculated and organized effort.

"Additionally, with fewer race promoters deciding to make the move to UCI from the NRC calendar, we feel waiting until 2016 makes more sense when we can have a more international outlook on our race schedule."

Bennett also said the team is still looking at restrictions on age and nationality for UCI Continental team rosters before it makes a final decision about switching its registration to Canada. At least 60 percent of a Continental team's roster must be from the country of origin, while only three of SmartStop's 2014 riders are from Canada. The bulk are from the United States, with Kocjan hailing from Slovenia, Flavio de Luna from Mexico and Mike Torckler from New Zealand
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on August 27, 2014, 07:35
Kiserlovski to tinkoff



I like that  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 27, 2014, 09:21
I don't know, before Kiserlovski became a rider aiming for 15th in gc he was a spectacular type of guy, attacking every day. It's unlikely he will get the freedom to do that at Tinkoff I think...

he was doing very good work as a domestique for Horner in the Vuelta last year, so from that point of view it might be a good signing for Saxo in terms of having someone to be with Majka on the climbs - but not really from a spectator's one I fear...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 27, 2014, 10:07
#ag2r Maxime Bouet -> Omega Pharma Quickstep

#opqs Alessandro Petacchi ->  :Poo:

https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/504555346124603392
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2014, 10:46
https://twitter.com/friebos/status/504563084858753025

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on August 27, 2014, 11:06

Kiserlovski to tinkoff


Has that been confirmed?

Roche to Sky been confirmed?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 27, 2014, 11:57
#sky Edvald Boasson Hagen -> MTN Qhubeka (2 year deal)

http://www.tv2.no/a/5879946
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2014, 12:08
Has that been confirmed?

Roche to Sky been confirmed?

no rumors

#sky Edvald Boasson Hagen -> MTN Qhubeka (2 year deal)

http://www.tv2.no/a/5879946

and Fus does a little dance

:rasmussen

not quiet sure it is a good move or not, I guess time will tell
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Capt_Cavman on August 27, 2014, 12:23
no rumors

and Fus does a little dance

:rasmussen

not quiet sure it is a good move or not, I guess time will tell
Wow, the artist formerly known as the hottest property in cycling can't get a WT spot. I remember JV going on about how great EBH was but clearly that's ancient history now.

Still, at least he didn't end up on Astana.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on August 27, 2014, 12:33
It's a great move for him. He's still going to be riding mostly WT races or against WT riders and he'll be as big a leader for the team as they could have hoped for, which is huge validation for them.

It was only in 2012 he was ranked 6th best rider according to CQ Ranking.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on August 27, 2014, 13:02
(http://i.imgur.com/npu1S04.png)

 :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Capt_Cavman on August 27, 2014, 13:22
It's a great move for him. He's still going to be riding mostly WT races or against WT riders and he'll be as big a leader for the team as they could have hoped for, which is huge validation for them.

It was only in 2012 he was ranked 6th best rider according to CQ Ranking.
Can't see it myself.

No-one's going to let him come along for the ride because of his reputation and his team aren't going to be able to put him where he needs to be. His own positional sense is shocking.

Wish him all the best though.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2014, 14:00
An article on cn today re Cannondale-Garmin

the piece is just a re harsh of what we know expect 2 one liners

Ted King is in talks with JV

and of the of contract riders at Garmin Summi and Bauer to be offered contracts at least.

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on August 27, 2014, 14:03
When is the TinkSax press co? ANy ideas? Kiserlovski would be good.

There were rumors back in the day (end of 2012) that #tinkoff would sign the 4 K's: Kreuziger Kessiakoff Kiserlovski Kangert

With Kreuziger most likely banned next season and Nico at Sky ( :angry ) Alberto needs another good mountain dom, MIck, maybe Rafal and Old man Ivan is not enough
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2014, 14:06
When is the TinkSax press co? ANy ideas? Kiserlovski would be good.

There were rumors back in the day (end of 2012) that #tinkoff would sign the 4 K's: Kreuziger Kessiakoff Kiserlovski Kangert

With Kreuziger most likely banned next season and Nico at Sky ( :angry ) Alberto needs another good mountain dom, MIck, maybe Rafal and Old man Ivan is not enough
17.00 cet I think same time as EBH has his  :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on August 27, 2014, 14:08
I thought EBH already had his press conference because the news was out
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2014, 14:17
Nope that was *no TV
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on August 27, 2014, 14:42
Can't see it myself.

No-one's going to let him come along for the ride because of his reputation and his team aren't going to be able to put him where he needs to be. His own positional sense is shocking.

Wish him all the best though.

Don't buy that. Are you talking stage races, cobbles, classics? There will be no problem with him being a designated sprinter in stages like the ones we've just had in the Vuelta and why would he not be able to get into breaks? Even Sagan is allowed in them, so there goes the marking problem.

As for classics and such why wont he benefit from a team working for him? At the end of the day when the selections are formed its the rider that has to do the work, which wont be anything new for him or anyone else.

Not to mention any .1 races he goes in you'd assume he'd be able to win or compete in.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Capt_Cavman on August 27, 2014, 15:26
Don't buy that. Are you talking stage races, cobbles, classics? There will be no problem with him being a designated sprinter in stages like the ones we've just had in the Vuelta and why would he not be able to get into breaks? Even Sagan is allowed in them, so there goes the marking problem.

As for classics and such why wont he benefit from a team working for him? At the end of the day when the selections are formed its the rider that has to do the work, which wont be anything new for him or anyone else.

Not to mention any .1 races he goes in you'd assume he'd be able to win or compete in.
One day races; the odd GT stage win from a break won't transform his career into a success given where he was supposed to have been by now.

He can be a designated sprinter but he won't have the calibre of pilots to get him where he needs to be. And he can't position himself as he has proved continually for Sky.

In the classics he will be on his own for longer than all his rivals. Any incident or lack of positioning once the going gets hard will be an immediate end of race for him as he won't be able to swap bikes or get a tow back into the group. He won't be able to rely on anybody chasing back on if he gets caught the wrong side of a split. For all Sky lack of big race victories, they generally had a number riders at the front who could sacrifice themselves.

It doesn't mean he can't win, just that it is less likely than if he was on a 'better' team.

A green jersey (or similar) should be within his range but again it would require positioning for sprints.

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on August 27, 2014, 16:22
17.00 cet I think same time as EBH has his  :D

 :S sponsorship deal renewal with sportful announced :S :S :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 27, 2014, 19:12
and Fus does a little dance
Little?!
I'm having a braai with salmon and reindeer meat to celebrate as we speak! :D

One day races; the odd GT stage win from a break won't transform his career into a success given where he was supposed to have been by now.

He can be a designated sprinter but he won't have the calibre of pilots to get him where he needs to be. And he can't position himself as he has proved continually for Sky.

In the classics he will be on his own for longer than all his rivals. Any incident or lack of positioning once the going gets hard will be an immediate end of race for him as he won't be able to swap bikes or get a tow back into the group. He won't be able to rely on anybody chasing back on if he gets caught the wrong side of a split. For all Sky lack of big race victories, they generally had a number riders at the front who could sacrifice themselves.

It doesn't mean he can't win, just that it is less likely than if he was on a 'better' team.

A green jersey (or similar) should be within his range but again it would require positioning for sprints.
I despair at your lack of faith in Reguigui, Venter, Konovalovas etc. ;)
Yes, it's a gamble for both sides - EBH as well as #mtn MTN-Qhubeka. But it worked for Ciolek, bringing him the biggest win of his career. This may be just what EBH needs to kickstart his career again.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 27, 2014, 22:40
Team Cannondale takes shape as Vaughters lines up new roster

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team-cannondale-takes-shape-as-vaughters-lines-up-new-roster

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From Garmin-Sharp’s existing team Jack Bauer, Thomas Dekker, Caleb Fairly, Koldo Fernandez, Phillip Gaimon, Raymond Kreder, Lachlan Morton, Nick Nuyens, Johan Vansummeren, Tyler Farrar, Steele von Hoff and Fabian Wegmann are out of contract.

Vaughters would not confirm which riders from the out of contract list would be offered new deals but Cyclingnews understands that at least Bauer and Vansummeren would be given offers.
Some rather uneducated guesses:
Dekker -> #orange Roompot-Orange?
Fairly -> *usa Conti team?
Koldo -> #movistar Movistar? (or retirement, possibly DS)
Gaimon -> *usa Conti team? (but hopefully another year with JV)
Kreder -> #orange Roompot-Orange?
Morton -> #orica Orica-GreenEdge? (or doing roadtrips in the outback)
Nuyens -> #wanty Wanty-Gobert?
Farrar -> #mtn MTN-Qhubeka?
Steele -> #drapac Drapac?
Wegmann -> #netappendura BORA?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Drummer Boy on August 27, 2014, 22:56

Some rather uneducated guesses:

Morton -> #orica Orica-GreenEdge? (or doing roadtrips in the outback)
After his recent interview, I'm very curious to see if:

A) Morton does get a contract.

B) Morton wants to get a contract.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: t-72 on August 27, 2014, 23:09
Most is said already concerning Edvald's new team, and the reaction in Norway is mostly the same as here on this forum. Some are disappointed, almost baffeld that he didn't go to a world tour team.  Others encouraged that finally we won't have to see him towing some really british or "british enough" guy around some parcours Edvald could do better if riding for his own ambitions. The "should have gone to world tour camp" argues that although he will get opportunities he couldn't get at Sky,  he won't get the support needed. Somehow both parties seem to recognize Edvald currently isn't ridng at the level that would make him captain by default on any world tour team, but that was what he hoped for.

By the way: Edvald (not a twitter user) now talks back at Tinkoff: "I wouldn't say it was me who was the crying girl!"
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 27, 2014, 23:37
Most is said already concerning Edvald's new team, and the reaction in Norway is mostly the same as here on this forum. Some are disappointed, almost baffeld that he didn't go to a world tour team.  Others encouraged that finally we won't have to see him towing some really british or "british enough" guy around some parcours Edvald could do better if riding for his own ambitions. The "should have gone to world tour camp" argues that although he will get opportunities he couldn't get at Sky,  he won't get the support needed. Somehow both parties seem to recognize Edvald currently isn't ridng at the level that would make him captain by default on any world tour team, but that was what he hoped for.

By the way: Edvald (not a twitter user) now talks back at Tinkoff: "I wouldn't say it was me who was the crying girl!"

I would say the parcours was the issue more than anything, rather than letting EBH be a rider that like GVA could do every race in the classics season and do well in all, they tried to change him into a GC dom, which didn't work out too well, he became okay, but he could have been so much better if they used him for what he was best at.

Either way I like EBH going there, Ciolek has done very well, and they should be a great double threat in the classics, what is then the question is who of the two will be the main sprinter when they both race. Either way MTN is with IAM maybe moving up the best WT team (along with Cofidis maybe) but they should still get all the invitations they want.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 28, 2014, 08:18
Ag2r-La Mondiale have announced the signing of Frenchman Quentin Jauregui on a two-year deal. Jauregui is a cyclocross specialist 


http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/quentin-jauregui-signs-for-ag2r-la-mondiale

De-lotto-brandloylaty news , Jos van Emden, Marc Goos,Martijn Keizer and Bram Tankink are the latest riders to extended their contracts with the team for two more years. The team also announced that 22-year-oldMike Teunissen has joined from the Rabobank Development Team rider on a two-year contract.

they have 15 riders signed up already for 2015

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 28, 2014, 08:37
Rumor out of France

Bikini Carlos has penned a deal for 2015 and signs for
































#ag2r   :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on August 28, 2014, 09:05
Either way MTN is with IAM maybe moving up the best WT team (along with Cofidis maybe) but they should still get all the invitations they want.

This is the key, I think. EBH will get to be the outright leader at MTN in most of the races he wants, I would imagine. He is young enough that 2 years riding for a (currently) pro-conti team (at WT races, of course) will see him back to WT level, and at age 29/30 he will probably still have 2-3 years left in his legs for the very top level.

Alternatively, he and Ciolek are about the same age - perfect to build a team around if you want to be a serious contender as a WT team next year (or soon after). They could spearhead the team to the next level and be there for a good few years.

Either way, I think this was the best move for Eddy. Looking forward to seeing what he can do next year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 28, 2014, 09:18
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/mtn-qhubeka-anche-farrar-e-goss-in-sudafrica-40524

Goss and Farrar to MTN?  :-x
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 28, 2014, 09:54
https://twitter.com/inrng/status/504907384398286848
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on August 28, 2014, 12:45
After his recent interview, I'm very curious to see if:

A) Morton does get a contract.

B) Morton wants to get a contract.

Where's this interview?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 28, 2014, 12:48
Where's this interview?
Garmin 1.0 thread

but here you go

CT: An interview with Lachlan Morton (http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/08/an-interview-with-lachlan-morton/)

Morton talks about "the worst season I've ever had", and the reasons for that.
Haven't read it myself yet, but definitely will.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on August 28, 2014, 12:53
I would say the parcours was the issue more than anything, rather than letting EBH be a rider that like GVA could do every race in the classics season and do well in all, they tried to change him into a GC dom, which didn't work out too well, he became okay, but he could have been so much better if they used him for what he was best at.

Either way I like EBH going there, Ciolek has done very well, and they should be a great double threat in the classics, what is then the question is who of the two will be the main sprinter when they both race. Either way MTN is with IAM maybe moving up the best WT team (along with Cofidis maybe) but they should still get all the invitations they want.

Flat -> Ciolek
Bumpy -> EBH

Also, all this talk of team and yet MTN isn't finalised yet. RJVR comes in, there's a guy who should be capable of being there in the final, and  another Konovolas type and theres another pack mule. Honestly, I think the case with EBH is just hype is equated to rationalised expectation of results. If he lived up to the hype and people's standards he'd be Sagan. Once a generation cyclists happening twice? Yeah...EBH may have under-performed lately, sure, may have been mis-managed a bit, but being a top 20 rider for years who's not a GCer is not someone who's had a crap career.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 28, 2014, 13:45
Flat -> Ciolek
Bumpy -> EBH

Ciolek is useless in a big flat bunch sprint as well. That's probably what they want to sign Bos for.

Regarding EBH, it will be interesting if he'll be able to get back on track. I really like him as a rider, but saying that he did not get his chances at Sky is just not true, he has been (at least joint) captain for all the spring classics for years now, and in 15 attempts to ride Roubaix, MSR or Roubaix his best result was a 17th place.

Partly it might be a mental problem, and I think MTN should give him the freedom he needs - if he doesn't want to ride his bike in the winter but go skiing instead, so may it be - but I am not so sure anymore if he really is capable of winning a big classic. Maybe he really is better suited to one week stage races with timetrials, I don't know - but I think he really needs to finally specialize on something now, at the moment he is a decent sprinter, timetrialst, climber and classics rider - but nowhere really good.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 28, 2014, 16:20
Flat -> Ciolek
Bumpy -> EBH
I'd probably go the other way around: EBH can win a flat sprint; Ciolek cannot. He's better if it's just a small group sprinting for the win - but EBH is better than Ciolek as well.
I suppose they'll either have two leaders for the classics, that could work well - or they'll dedicate some riders, including one of EBH and Ciolek, entirely to the Tour, with the other getting classics leadership.

Ciolek has been riding all-year both this and last season, he'll be happy to get a bit of respite.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on August 29, 2014, 15:19
And Bos looks to join the party.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bos-to-join-mtn-qhubeka-for-2015

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Theo Bos (Belkin) could be about to make a move to MTN-Qhubeka for the 2015 season, according to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

“There is interest there,” Bos’ manager Rik van Dongen told the newspaper. “Theo is positive about it and they are just going over the finer points. We are at an advanced stage but there is yet to be a signature.”

Bos began his career as a track rider, where he won five world titles, however he’s been unable to transfer that success over to the road. Bos has had his own share of victories over the past two seasons at the Tour de Langkawi, Tour de Pologne and overall at the World Ports Classic. His biggest victory to date is a stage win at the Critérium International.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 29, 2014, 20:41
https://www.twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/505430066051182595

Kreder's orange cycling
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 29, 2014, 21:06
from Dominik Nerz's diary on radsport-news.com

I know many of you want to know how it continues for me in 2015. Unfortunately I can not tell you anything yet, but I promise that you'll get to know it during the Vuelta.

sounds like he will leave the team?! I can't see any reason why BMC would wait to make an announcement, while Bora or Stölting maybe would like that signing to be made public more prominently.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on August 30, 2014, 07:25
It could be he has to wait for Evans.

BMC tend to announce signings or re-ups as a group, or they are waiting on och?

But Bora sounds a good fit
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on August 30, 2014, 09:23
Kiserlovski to #tinkoff

http://www.tinkoffsaxo.com/news/tinkoff-saxo-signs-robert-kiserlovski/

“Robert is a very proven rider and a strong climber. We need a rider like him in our squad and I’m pleased to welcome him on the best cycling team in the world”, says Oleg Tinkov.

“I look forward to having Robert on the team. He’ll be important in the Grand Tours and throughout the season to bolster our team in hilly and mountainous terrain. When he’ at his best, he’s a rider that can offer crucial help to our captains in decisive situations and perform on his own. I’m confident that Robert will be able to improve even more on our team”, tells Bjarne Riis.

“I’m really happy to join a team that has so many prominent athletes. I like the teamwork and I’m looking forward to the next two seasons. I’ll be ready every time a great champion like Alberto Contador needs my help”, concludes former Croatian champion and coming rider of Tinkoff-Saxo Robert Kiserlovski.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 30, 2014, 12:25
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/goss-cummings-and-farrar-on-mtn-qhubekas-radar

Cummings being linked with MTN too. He would be a good signing.

Interesting line from the article "We want to go for stage wins and to show off the global element of the team". So they're moving away from the African bias to anyone who can win stuff?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on August 30, 2014, 15:54
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/goss-cummings-and-farrar-on-mtn-qhubekas-radar

Cummings being linked with MTN too. He would be a good signing.

Interesting line from the article "We want to go for stage wins and to show off the global element of the team". So they're moving away from the African bias to anyone who can win stuff?
I blame Brian Smith.
Was skeptical when he was announced as new general manager. Don't like his going for just about every Euro pro who's out of contract - I get that they have to chase what they can get. But EBH, Goss, Farrar, Bos, Cummings (on top of Ciolek, Gerdemann, Pardilla) ... that's way too many medium names, instead of the 1-3 star signings promised.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on August 30, 2014, 16:37
I blame Brian Smith.
Was skeptical when he was announced as new general manager. Don't like his going for just about every Euro pro who's out of contract - I get that they have to chase what they can get. But EBH, Goss, Farrar, Bos, Cummings (on top of Ciolek, Gerdemann, Pardilla) ... that's way too many medium names, instead of the 1-3 star signings promised.

With the amount of fourth and fifth rate sprinters they rack up maybe S. Lander will not have to go back to Denmark after all  :cool

But I agree a lot of these riders make little sense, EBH, Ciolek and Bos makes sense in my oppinion in the way that they are hard to replace with African talents. Cummings makes very little sense imo, Goss and Farrar maybe for upside, but you would have to think they would stick with one of them (Farrar) if that was the plan. Gerdemann and Pardilla are meh's too, they could be replaced as well. Berhane is out of contract and should be their biggest priority.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 30, 2014, 17:09
http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/astana_signs_laurens_de_vreese/

#astana De Vreese 
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on August 30, 2014, 18:02
this comes unexpected I must say. Just a couple of days ago I read that Wanty wanted to keep him - but Astana's offer must have been better I think :betting
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on August 31, 2014, 10:22
Wyss extends with BMC (http://www.bmcracingteam.com/index.php?id=115&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2014&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=08&tx_ttnews%5Bday%5D=30&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=3050&cHash=7a6feceb18c02207a2dacb0ad66eb614)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 01, 2014, 07:54
https://www.twitter.com/veloropa/status/506333133311328256

Poels -------> #sky
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 01, 2014, 11:28
http://www.procycling.no/nordhaug-klar-for-team-sky/

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According to TV2 , Lars Petter Nordhoug Team Sky rider next year. After two season in Belkin thus return 30-year-old to the British team, where he rode in the period 2010 to 2012.

Nordhoug left the team after the 2012 season, which saw the Norwegian take his greatest triumph in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal.

After he made his debut in the Tour de France last year, however, he was rejected from Belkin's team to this year's edition of the French race.

Ok...................

 :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 01, 2014, 15:58
David de la Cruz ----------> #opqs

2 year deal
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 01, 2014, 16:27
https://twitter.com/PelotonWatch/status/506462461776523264
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 01, 2014, 22:52
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/506541807254384642
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 02, 2014, 07:59
https://twitter.com/TeamMTNQhubeka/status/506697303726776321
Bos -> #mtn MTN-Qhubeka

Full press release (http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?news=theo-bos-joins-team-mtn-qhubeka)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 02, 2014, 09:12
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/506709350598340608
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 02, 2014, 13:51
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/506785825733242882
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 02, 2014, 14:44
Missed that De Vreese one above. At first I was really surprised although the guy is clearly pretty talented and Team Leukemans has been worryingly unremarkable this season.

And then I thought, Boompje has gone there and this is a team that traditionally does little of note before mid-April, so maybe he's going to be a Spring chicken for them.

Elsewhere, Cardoso is gold. A quietly solid performer for Garmin this season.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 02, 2014, 17:08
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74758

Frank Schleck signs a new two year deal with Trek. Zoidlberg extends too.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 02, 2014, 20:40
Frank Schleck signs a new two year deal with Trek. Zoidlberg extends too.
And, most noteworthy, no word of Andy.

As nobody else has yet, I'll start the Andy -> #mtn rumour ... :shh
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 02, 2014, 20:42
nah, Andy Schleck will be the only big name left to sign for Team Alonso :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 02, 2014, 20:46
nah, Andy Schleck will be the only big name left to sign for Team Alonso :P

Only way Andy Schleck is a big name signing is if they use a larger than average size font on the press release.  :Smug:
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 02, 2014, 20:48
Only way Andy Schleck is a big name signing is if they use a larger than average size font on the press release.  :Smug:
:rofl:

Post of the day. At least.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 02, 2014, 20:54
thinking about it...I just had another look for the biggest names not signed for a team yet (according to cqranking.com) - and that's quite a long list...

Andy Schleck
Jose Rujano
Janez Brajkovic
Andrea Guardini
Davide Rebellin
Jerome Coppel
Juan Manuel Garate
Thomas de Gendt
Gert Steegmans
Samuel Sanchez
Damiano Cunego
Chris Horner
Sylvester Szmyd
Matt Goss
Oscar Gatto
Vladimir Gusev
Alexandr Kolobnev
Nicolas Roche
Przymislaw Niemiec

I wouldn't be surprised to see some of them signing for Alonso - if that project happens at all
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 02, 2014, 21:08
Sanchez would surely be offered a one year extension with BMC if it wasn't for the Alonso project. So if that doesn't come to fruition then it would be a pretty clear indicator as to what he thinks of the Alonso project.

Garate backed out of his contract with Belkin right at the beginning of the year. He is now 38. I don't see him coming back anytime soon. In fact after reading some more up about him it seems a whole load more complicated and seemingly he does want to be back racing but Belkin have prevented him for whatever reason. He would be a solid old hand to have on board at Alonso and of course Spanish to boot.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on September 02, 2014, 23:02
thinking about it...I just had another look for the biggest names not signed for a team yet (according to cqranking.com) - and that's quite a long list...

Andy Schleck
Jose Rujano
Janez Brajkovic
Andrea Guardini
Davide Rebellin
Jerome Coppel
Juan Manuel Garate
Thomas de Gendt
Gert Steegmans
Samuel Sanchez
Damiano Cunego
Chris Horner
Sylvester Szmyd
Matt Goss
Oscar Gatto
Vladimir Gusev
Alexandr Kolobnev
Nicolas Roche
Przymislaw Niemiec

I wouldn't be surprised to see some of them signing for Alonso - if that project happens at all
Yes, but will they be joining the MPCC?  :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 02, 2014, 23:06
neither of them would be a problem :P

but now that you mention it...Frank Schleck would not have been available for MPCC members, would he?! So there were not many options left apart from Trek and Uncle Bjarne. And Sky of course...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on September 02, 2014, 23:13
neither of them would be a problem :P

but now that you mention it...Frank Schleck would not have been available for MPCC members, would he?! So there were not many options left apart from Trek and Uncle Bjarne. And Sky of course...
I reckon he's quite happy at Trek. But yeah, not many options. Why?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 03, 2014, 12:09
https://twitter.com/SEGracing/status/507109179199602688
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 03, 2014, 12:41
Andy -----------------> #cult [cult energy ] is the rumor
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 03, 2014, 13:32
Cunego --------> #androni androni rumor
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 03, 2014, 13:50
Andy -----------------> #cult [cult energy ] is the rumor

He's been rumored to Europcar as well, however they are notorious for not having a big budget, and Schleck as the leader or Schleck as dom for Rolland at the Tour, if that is the level of interest then you have to wonder if he would actually end up joining Cult.

Either way as much space as their currently is on the Andy Schleck band waggon this might be a good time to jump on.

Only way Andy Schleck is a big name signing is if they use a larger than average size font on the press release.  :Smug:

Yum yum yum, words - my favorite...  :-x
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 03, 2014, 18:13
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/507211325656006656
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 03, 2014, 19:00
https://twitter.com/SEGracing/status/507122947069599744

https://twitter.com/SEGracing/status/507136979755360256
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 03, 2014, 19:06
Random *au signed,  check

1st 3 signings look pretty solid
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 04, 2014, 08:08
according to today's l'Equipe MTN wants to sign...

Spoiler (hover to show)

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 04, 2014, 08:40
Fits with the desire to animate races.
Not really with the desire to win races, though[1] ... :P
 1. I am a huge fan of Yoann and would welcome this transfer to the fullest; especially if they stop chasing Goss & Farrar as a result
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 04, 2014, 08:45
And  CQ game bargain. .................. again
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 04, 2014, 09:55
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/507450704450322433
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 04, 2014, 10:06
From CN:

Quote
Some new riders for Roompot-Orange

Reinier Honig (Team Vorarlberg) will serve as road captain
Ivar Slik (Rabobank Development Team) TT
Sjoerd van Ginneken (Metec - TKH)
Berden de Vries (Cycling Team Jo Piels) former speed skater
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 04, 2014, 10:15
He's been rumored to Europcar as well, however they are notorious for not having a big budget, and Schleck as the leader or Schleck as dom for Rolland at the Tour, if that is the level of interest then you have to wonder if he would actually end up joining Cult.

Either way as much space as their currently is on the Andy Schleck band waggon this might be a good time to jump on.

Yum yum yum, words - my favorite...  :-x

That would be a nightmare for fans. It is hard enough already to tell the sunglassed Sicard and Rolland apart on the road. And Schleck, A looks exactly like them in Oakleys.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on September 04, 2014, 10:24
That would be a nightmare for fans. It is hard enough already to tell the sunglassed Sicard and Rolland apart on the road. And Schleck, A looks exactly like them in Oakleys.

No Andy's face is longer and more horse-like
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on September 04, 2014, 11:23
MTN this year is turning into Astana last year. Everyone is linked to them.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 05, 2014, 05:08
L & G Morton -----> same team or out of cycling


http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/09/lachlan-and-gus-morton-one-brothers-stepback-anothers-comeback/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 05, 2014, 10:08
Gustav Erik Larsson will not get a new contract with IAM

http://www.eurosport.se/cykel/gustav-larsson-besviken-over-utebliven-vm-plats-de-litar-inte-pa-mig_sto4387633/story.shtml

Quote
(gt)

The former Olympic and World Championship silver medalist has no contract for next season, and may not be extended by their current teams IAM. He made great results last spring, with second place on a stage in the Critérium du Dauphiné as the highlight.

"I have a feeling that I need to show that I have not disappeared with broken back, but I would like to show that I actually am back on the bike and rejsar in a sensible way", he says.

"I have not had a bad season, I have the results from last spring, but the people forget so fast. It's not that I have oodles of results, but I have good results. I want to feel that it shows that you are back, so that they trust you and you can drive to the contract."

Larsson does not know much about the chances of getting contract next season and think they notice that many are awaiting. One factor that may affect the labor market is on the team that Fernando Alonso is working on forming is realized or not.

"There's no further transfer season this year then, so far it's been pretty short on that piece. It happens nothing as long as Alonso's team has not received any clarity."

He has in all cases been told that there will be no extension of IAM.

"They seem to like to change about their team. They have said that they have been happy with me, but they want to invest in high mountains, or whatever the hell they said."

"WANT TO COME BACK"

The team has therefore said no to the extension because Larsson is the wrong type.

"Which I think is sh*tty since i do not have the ability to run to me as much now in the fall. When you've broken your back."

Larsson wants to continue, but do not really know which races he will target the.

"The reason I does battle is that I think it's fun to compete. So I'm trying to get something for next year. I'm hooked on that I want to compete.

I work out a lot at the moment because I want to come back. I'm still super motivated to get back, but I do not really know how I can do it this season. I have not received clarity from the team which races they have to me."
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 06, 2014, 14:35
It was mentioned above already but ...

Offredo --------> MTN Qhubeka

... is now more than a rumour, apparently, according to RTBF commentators during today's Brussels Cycling Classic. Just waiting on an official announcement.

Not sure how I feel about it but it is time Offredo stepped up and perhaps that isn't going to happen if he stays at FDJ.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 06, 2014, 22:10
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ted-king-has-2015-contract-in-the-works

Ted King has 2015 contract in the works


Quote
“There are talks going on, and I should be fine,” King said. “And I'll keep it perfectly ambiguous like that.”“I should be absolutely fine, racing at a very high level – one that I'm comfortable with and happy with,” he said.


So the compilation of the Garmin team for next year?

Quote
Slipstream confirmed to Cyclingnews last month that Janier Acevedo, Nate Brown, André Cardoso, Tom Danielson, Lasse Norman Hansen, Ryder Hesjedal, Alex Howes, Ben King, Sebastian Langeveld, Dan Martin, Ramunas Navardauskas, Tom Jelte Slagter, Andrew Talansky and Dylan van Baarle all have deals for next year.


From Garmin-Sharp’s existing team, Jack Bauer, Thomas Dekker, Caleb Fairly, Koldo Fernandez, Phil Gaimon, Raymond Kreder, Lachlan Morton, Nick Nuyens, Johan Vansummeren, Tyler Farrar, Steele von Hoff and Fabian Wegmann were without a 2015 contract as of August 27.

Vaughters told Cyclingnews last month that there are still five to eight spots open on the 2015 squad.


So who will still get contracts?
What has happened to Morton this year? Bauer should get a contract. Vansummeren should also get a contract surely.

Raymond Kreder just signed for Orange cycling and Farrar is set to leave.

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 09, 2014, 08:30
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74959

Miguel Ángel López ------------->  #astana

Two year deal and with the intention to ride a GT in 2015.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74957

Serge Pauwels ------------>  #mtn ?

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/fdjfr-rinnovano-boucher-e-veikkanen-40875

Boucher and Veikkanen renew with FDJ
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 09, 2014, 09:03
Jay Mccarthy re-ups with #tinkoff  for 2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on September 09, 2014, 11:02
Linus Gerdemann to Cult for 2015-2016 via Gregor Brown
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 09, 2014, 11:09
Linus Gerdemann to Cult for 2015-2016 via Gregor Brown

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/09/gerdemann-looking-to-ambitious-future-with-cult-energy-pro-cycling/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 09, 2014, 11:24
Search made the point in the chat that no one in their right mind would hire linus after the last years, must be a package with K Anderson and Andy.

interesting idea and makes sense, watch Fränk go bonkers at trek :lol

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 09, 2014, 11:27
Jeepers this is unexpected wel by me

A Blythe back in the bigs

signs with -----------> #greenedge

maybe a 1-1 swap for Goss

so rumor starting Goss to NFTO  :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 09, 2014, 11:37
https://twitter.com/inrng/status/509286464115736576
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 09, 2014, 12:45
#opqs Serge Pauwels -> #mtn

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74957

mmmh....

#lotto Jurgen van den Broeck -> VDAB (Flanders employment agency)

(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10171115_10152721988876972_39415583833316611_n.jpg?oh=e6d0b0ddb2024c375f7632037e6308dd&oe=54840769)

:D

from today's Gazet van Antwerpen

Quote
gt

Jurgen Van den Broeck and Lotto-Belisol apart?

National lottery thinks VdB with more than one million per year too much deserves Van den Broeck itself is experiencing demand to return as confidence vote

  There is a hair in the butter between Lotto-Belisol and Jurgen Van den Broeck. Made two consecutive disappointing Tour for a crumbling trust. Is it still good between the two parties?

Sometimes divorce is better than to stay together. That one year too long Jurgen Van den Broeck and Lotto - Belisol seem to go out that way. The first marital quarrels among some time in the past. Van den Broeck in the Dauphiné his Tour Selection was secure, was moderately appreciated by the rider. That the story reached the outside world, blistering him even less. That he was asked, following Jelle Vanendert to financially provide in exchange for a longer commitment, was seen by the rider as the ultimate sign of distrust, while he had just endured. Exhaustive rehabilitation

HEALTHY BALANCE

But the management of the team wants in the future to find a healthy balance between the sporting, ethical and economic. Loosely translated: VdB, according to the National Lottery and its something about paid more than one million euros for the services it provides. Because of this performance, they can not be satisfied at the National Lottery, despite the mitigating circumstances. And so they want him returning.

Consequence: Van den Broeck is not good in his own skin, which last Friday led to an embarrassing low point in the relationship soured. The Morkhovenaar left the Vuelta through the back door, physically exhausted but especially mentally burned out. What sports manager Marc Sergeant sat there to seduce a Tour participation in 2015 openly questioning them. Strange is that no one takes the word "divorce" in the mouth, already not in public. But the honeymoon in the marriage between Jurgen Van den Broeck and the team of the National Lottery are clearly in a very distant past.

  FRESH AIR

A divorce would be the best solution for both parties. Van den Broeck elsewhere can soak up the fresh air that he no longer takes place at Lotto. And for Lotto-Belisol would be a departure of Van den Broeck the necessary reserve budgets to strengthen the team. Other domains That Lotto Soudal than 2015 without explicit classification rider at the Tour needs? If Patrick Lefevere his Tour team dares build around a

sprinter, why Lotto-Belisol not dare contact André Greipel in the ranks? same risk

On the other hand nobody can Jurgen Van den Broeck blame that he does not want to surrender. The Kempenaar chose at the start of Lotto-Belisol the Belgian team just because he could draw. A four-year contract Until further notice, there are contracts to be respected. An additional argument for the camp-VdB is that not even a single Belgians do better in a miserable year for his standards in 2014 than Kempenaar. Thirteenth in the Tour - we quote - 'bad legs', you must go back to 1999 and Kurt Van de Wouwerstraat to who did better find a fellow other than VdB.

How to move forward? At the National Lottery they preach already calm and they want to create a framework in which Van den Broeck themselves can find. However, we doubt if it is properly intervenes Lotto-Belisol and its leader. But if one is willing to wear a possible separation of the financial consequences - thing, then both parties are still doomed to live until the end of 2015 together under the same roof. The question is whether there is someone better.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 09, 2014, 13:22
https://twitter.com/PelotonWatch/status/509315163875323904
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Capt_Cavman on September 09, 2014, 14:29
#opqs Serge Pauwels -> #mtn

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74957

mmmh....

#lotto Jurgen van den Broeck -> VDAB (Flanders employment agency)

(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10171115_10152721988876972_39415583833316611_n.jpg?oh=e6d0b0ddb2024c375f7632037e6308dd&oe=54840769)

:D

from today's Gazet van Antwerpen
'Hair in the butter'. Nice phrase. You think it's going to mean 'fly in the ointment' but it doesn't exactly.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 09, 2014, 14:56
Nuyens not part of the new Garmin/cannondale

has a bit of a passing shot as well

 :D

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nuyens-searching-for-new-team-after-disappointing-season
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 09, 2014, 15:26
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/509346469619716096
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on September 09, 2014, 16:24
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/farrar-signs-for-mtn-qhubeka (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/farrar-signs-for-mtn-qhubeka)

Quote
(Farrar and) signings of South African Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Dutch rider Theo Bos and Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen (plus Ciolek)

Consider me a new fan!  I salute their focus on classics and stage wins vs the overall.  That said I'm very curious how Five second/third tier sprinters will work together.

Thoughts:
Classics - EBH, Farrar, Ciolek, van Rensburg
Short Stage Race Overalls - EBH, van Rensburg
Leadouts - Ciolek (again), van Rensburg
Field sprints- Bos, Farrar
Grand Tour Breakaways - EBH, Ciolek, van Rensburg
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 09, 2014, 16:33
Nuyens not part of the new Garmin/cannondale

has a bit of a passing shot as well

 :D

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nuyens-searching-for-new-team-after-disappointing-season

Wrong board but have to say that this individual's trajectory seems to fit the team and the times.

His moan about Garmin, aside from that, is one I think we have heard from others who have left. Once it's clear to management that they are not turning out the sort of results for which they are heftily paid, they're effectively frozen out.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 09, 2014, 16:34
any chance #mtn will sign Goss and Rojas as well?  :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 09, 2014, 16:44
#opqs Serge Pauwels -> #mtn

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=74957

mmmh....

#lotto Jurgen van den Broeck -> VDAB (Flanders employment agency)

(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10171115_10152721988876972_39415583833316611_n.jpg?oh=e6d0b0ddb2024c375f7632037e6308dd&oe=54840769)

:D

from today's Gazet van Antwerpen

Van Den Broeck has successfully mined a thin seam of fortune as the sole Belgian GC contender for several years but it looks like Marc Sergeant's long holiday might just have afforded some time for reflection and clarity at Lotto.

He has hardly ever done anything beyond those two fourth places in the Tour and third in the Dauphiné this year but of course, compared to a perennially underwhelming Bart De Clercq, a past-peak Monfort and a Vanendert who has done precisely nothing since Ibarguren left, VDB2 looks like a thoroughbred. Indeed, I think I only ever saw him actually win anything on one single occasion.

VDB2 really isn't worth the money. It's frankly amazing to me that he hasn't already been rumbled. As a press magnet he is frequently appalling in front of a camera. Adam Hansen does that job for less money. Even Greipel is better because although the German speaks neither French nor Dutch and only smiles when he wins, at least he wins a lot.

Time is up for VDB2 and Vanendert (and the latter's useless bro deal). Tim Wellens is the new boy and he and Gallopin are far more exciting to watch.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 09, 2014, 16:53
Vanendert who has done precisely nothing since Ibarguren left

(http://www.turus.net/fotostrecke/image.raw?view=image&type=img&id=47784)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 09, 2014, 16:53
(http://www.turus.net/fotostrecke/image.raw?view=image&type=img&id=47784)

Indeed. But I still typed "Nothing" despite thinking of that. So what else?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 09, 2014, 16:57
not much, but this season he generally was more competitive than in recent years at least
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 09, 2014, 16:59
not much, but this season he generally was more competitive than in recent years at least

That's true and I suppose I'm being unusually uncompromising today. :D Still think they should go though ... ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 09, 2014, 21:29
recent years

2013?

His 2012 and 2011 was his best years.

Either way figure I will put in my ten cents as well on this, I think Jelle is an absolute re-sign, how would they replace him, Rebellin? Either way as far as VDB I think it is a question of how much at the right price they should re-sign (1-year), but not to race the Tour, Giro-Vuelta and then let Greipel get 5 or 6 for the Tour and fill the rest out with Jelle, Tony G and Monfort where the first two can chase stages and Monfort can secure a top 15 as always.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 09, 2014, 21:32
he was good in the classics in 2012, that's true. But between LBL 2012 and Amstel 2014 there was nothing, so more or less (two) "years"
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 10, 2014, 06:38
sign JVDB to performance contract

bs basic pay and money when he does well simple
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 10, 2014, 07:33
https://twitter.com/velofacts/status/509589383997952000
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 10, 2014, 07:42
So TDG - ?

#wanty I guess, could that be enough for a GT wildcard, maybe Giro ?

Bardini
Androni
 Will 100%

Colombia were poor last 2
Fluo might

Iam , MTN might want TDF as will Bora , but assume 1 of these will ride

that leaves Wanty and with TDG might be enough,  would like to see it myself
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 10, 2014, 08:04
says he has offers from three teams.

Also Steegmans, de Weert and Fenn have to leave the team
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 10, 2014, 08:08
Steegmans and Fenn should fit nicely at MTN with their new policy
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 10, 2014, 08:12
#belkin Jonathan Hivert -> #bretagne

the signing makes sense I think, he didn't really drew any attention this year. But as a multiple WT stage winner, he surely can be a big boost for Bretagne if he can come back to his usual shape.


(it has been announced a while ago already, but I missed it, and it also has not been posted in this thread yet).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 10, 2014, 08:29
and it also has not been posted in this thread yet

Leadbelly post 6 on page 19.   :-x
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 10, 2014, 08:52
grrr, the search function did not find it because it's hidden in an embedded tweet

:angry  :angry
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 10, 2014, 09:49
So TDG - ?

#wanty I guess, could that be enough for a GT wildcard, maybe Giro ?

Bardini
Androni
 Will 100%

Colombia were poor last 2
Fluo might

Iam , MTN might want TDF as will Bora , but assume 1 of these will ride

that leaves Wanty and with TDG might be enough,  would like to see it myself

Problem with Thomas De Gendt is that he's not really a one-day racer and I doubt Wanty will be doing any GTs any time soon (famous last words). However, if push comes to shove ... or else there's Roompot-Orange Cycling if they're prepared to let some non-Dutch riders into the team.

Cofidis would be a good fit if it has space: at least two GTs guaranteed, focus on Bouhanni / stage wins gives him a more or less free role, history of token Belgians on the team (Zingle, Ghyselinck, Sijmens, ...).

I would say that going to Italy is a bad idea though, I think TDG going there would be like Hoogerland all over again. Just going there to get a GT ride and then doing zero all season. And TDG's career prospects look a bit iffy at the moment. He can't afford another crap season.

#belkin Jonathan Hivert -> #bretagne

the signing makes sense I think, he didn't really drew any attention this year. But as a multiple WT stage winner, he surely can be a big boost for Bretagne if he can come back to his usual shape.

(it has been announced a while ago already, but I missed it, and it also has not been posted in this thread yet).

I probably said it already but this is a good move for Hivert, to give him a mix of racing, as a bigger fish in a ProConti bowl. He is actually a really high quality rider who usually strikes in the early season before everyone else gets going and I suppose he only went to Belkin to stay at the top level on his CV when Sojasun folded, predictably getting totally lost / fewer race days on that bigger team.

Bretagne needs to do a bit better. The potential is there, even if the Tour wildcard should probably go to some other deserving outfit next year. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 11, 2014, 07:26
Startinfg a rumor Lander #bmc ----------> #cultenergy

makes sense he ismbeing let go from BMC, can ride on the front,  likes getting in breaks good solid ITT , be a good pro conti rider imo and Danish
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 11, 2014, 10:59
Startinfg a rumor Lander #bmc ----------> #cultenergy

makes sense he ismbeing let go from BMC, can ride on the front,  likes getting in breaks good solid ITT , be a good pro conti rider imo and Danish

I think making up rumours yourself belongs in the connect the dots thread.   :lol

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=72127

Viviani --------------->  #sky ?

A Puccio, Martinelli and Viviani train for the Giro? Could develop into something I guess, but if I was them I'd be after a sprinter who had another string to his bow (cobbles say).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 11, 2014, 11:53
I think making up rumours yourself belongs in the connect the dots thread.   :lol

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=72127

Viviani --------------->  #sky ?

A Puccio, Martinelli and Viviani train for the Giro? Could develop into something I guess, but if I was them I'd be after a sprinter who had another string to his bow (cobbles say).

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/viviani-close-to-joining-team-sky-in-2015

Quote
The 25-year-old from Verona is a successful track rider and knows several of the riders at Team Sky, including Ben Swift, with whom he will share sprinting duties in 2015.

For some reason that appears to be an importance factor in the signing I feel.

Quote
Cyclingnews understands that Viviani is the only rider with an existing contract for 2015 with the current Cannondale team who will not be part of the new look team. Vaughters did not return a call from Cyclingnews but Moreno Moser has apparently signed a new two-year contract, while Alan Marangoni, Kristijan Koren, Davide Villella, Davide Formolo, Alberto Bettiol and Matej Mohoric be part of the 2015 Cannondale team alongside team leaders Andrew Talansky, Dan Martin and Ryder Hesjedal.

The new Cannondale team could have a roster of up to thirty riders, as stipulated by the UCI rules. However Vaughters has told Cyclingnews that budgetary considerations and the securing of a second title sponsor would be the key factors in any recruitment drive.

From Garmin-Sharp's existing team, Jack Bauer, Thomas Dekker, Caleb Fairly, Koldo Fernandez, Phillip Gaimon, Raymond Kreder, Lachlan Morton, Nick Nuyens, Johan Vansummeren, Tyler Farrar, Steele von Hoff and Fabian Wegmann are out of contract. Kreder has already found a new team and Farrar has signed for MTN-Qhubeka.

It is unclear if Ted King will be part of the team. He told Cyclingnews that he is talks with a team to compete at a 'high level' but refused to give further details.


Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on September 11, 2014, 12:04
I don't think Viviani to Sky is true. JV followed him on twitter and congratulated him after his Pro Challenge stage win.
well, ok, twitter might sometimes not be the truth  :lol Oleg teaches us...  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 11, 2014, 17:01
I think Lander -> #cult Cult is pretty much a given:
His #bmc neo-pro contract is up, he certainly didn't do much to make them extend it, and it's his old team where he won the #champdk jersey - it simply wouldn't make sense to go anywhere else.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 11, 2014, 17:18
I think Lander -> #cult Cult is pretty much a given:
His #bmc neo-pro contract is up, he certainly didn't do much to make them extend it, and it's his old team where he won the #champdk jersey - it simply wouldn't make sense to go anywhere else.

Agree, offers for Lander: Cult, Trefor-Blue-Water, Rival, CWK, Coloquick - that is probably it to be honest, last one is not an option money wise, and I doubt he would want CWK, seems like the place for the outcasts of the danish scene to be fair. Of what is left Cult is clearly the best team, Rival and Blue Water are fine, but in the end it is Pro Conti vs. Conti, if they want him they will get him. Either way I think Lander could potentially be a nice rider to have work for Carbel. In the end why not sign some speed for Cult too, Quaade and Von Folsach would be awesome riding for Carbel. Have to say I hope they get some good invites, not sure about the Gerdemann signing, would have like to see somebody younger, even if not Danish.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 11, 2014, 17:21
I don't think Viviani to Sky is true. JV followed him on twitter and congratulated him after his Pro Challenge stage win.
well, ok, twitter might sometimes not be the truth  :lol Oleg teaches us...  ;)

Not too great for Swift if they make that move, how about Lampre signing a class 2 sprinter instead of the four class 3-4 they have?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 11, 2014, 17:46
I don't really think you need Viviani when you have Modolo (who hopefully finally stays free of injuries next year)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 11, 2014, 17:55
I don't really think you need Viviani when you have Modolo (who hopefully finally stays free of injuries next year)

Could split those two and have two sprinters, Viviani is still ahead of Modolo in my book, although while just checking up on me not being a total idiot, found a very impressive result. Very impressive list of riders he beat there.  :cool

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 11, 2014, 18:03
yes, that was a very technical (and somewhat dangerous) sprint though, where Modolo currently might be the best in the world. In a straight sprint others (maybe Viviani as well) are quicker I think - but contrary to Viviani he has one ability which makes it possible for him to beat everyone there is at least
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 11, 2014, 18:07
yes, that was a very technical (and somewhat dangerous) sprint though, where Modolo currently might be the best in the world. In a straight sprint others (maybe Viviani as well) are quicker I think - but contrary to Viviani he has one ability which makes it possible for him to beat everyone there is at least

Best in the dangerous sprints seems like something that should grant a big load of Giro victories. I had this idea a while back that I am kind of saving for the off-season of doing some brackets and setting up a sprint off with voting, seems like it could be fun imo.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 11, 2014, 19:19
https://twitter.com/friebos/status/510123409796505600

and König to --------> #sky  :(
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 11, 2014, 20:25
Still feel like Konig is slightly over rated. I mean.. Fuglsang also finished 7th at the Tour last year. Leaders of Pro Conti teams do tend to get more exposure when they are successful more so than riders like Fuglsang and he isn't exactly a rider who shines throughout the entire year.

I am worried he will get subsumed into the Sky Tour team squad and then we won't see him in form until the Tour where he will ride as a super domestique before having a chance to go for it himself at the Vuelta where he will disappoint due to fatigue..
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on September 11, 2014, 20:30
So that's:
Nieve
Henao
Deignan
Roche
Konig
Kennaugh
Cataldo
Poels
Kiriyenka
Siutsou
Lopez
Porte
Thomas

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 11, 2014, 20:40
The big questions may well be whether they field a two pronged attack by sending Porte to the Giro.
We know Sky say they believe in Porte, but do they risk sending him alongside a number of those domestiques?
Probably, but I guess we will see.

Sending Viviani to the Giro and balancing the team with him and Porte may be a useful solution.
Asides from that I am not convinced by the Roche link, but if he does join he may want a few more leadership roles. He also seems to be pitching for those and that could be difficult to sort out. Henao could be the biggest gain next season. He has missed a whole year of cycling right when he was expected to really push through. I wouldn't be surprised to see him at GT podium level next year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on September 11, 2014, 20:46
They have Viviani? Why?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 11, 2014, 20:48
They have Viviani? Why?
Why as in why are they planning to sign him?
Or why as in do they have him?

To the former; ask them.
To the latter; we discussed it upthread. Not confirmed yet though, so who knows it is all just rumours and such..
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: ciranda on September 12, 2014, 10:43
I think Lander -> #cult Cult is pretty much a given:
His #bmc neo-pro contract is up, he certainly didn't do much to make them extend it, and it's his old team where he won the #champdk jersey - it simply wouldn't make sense to go anywhere else.


Lander is negotiating with some different bigger teams. If you want to take into consideration what he himself has said.

He has done pretty well in the second half of the season when he actually got sent to races. He is suited to Belgian races. Of course he's not a monster talent but has still been treated badly by BMC management who said long term investment blah blah, and then he only had like twenty race days last year, then they cut him off first chance they get.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 12, 2014, 12:20
Lander is negotiating with some different bigger teams. If you want to take into consideration what he himself has said.

I have only seen him saying that there was some teams that he was interested in, not that they had opened negotiation.

The problem as I see it is, there is no danish team in the WT, and Lander does not have the talent to be picked up by any of those teams, unless he had some "passport value" after all could Lampre get an Italian that is as good as Lander to fill out the last roster spot? probably. Then at the Pro-conti it is the same issue really for non-danish teams, they have maybe 1-2 non "passport value riders" and these seem to be the absolute leaders, is Lander that at PC level? probably not. Is there Continental teams elsewhere that might want him? perhaps. Else it leaves Cult and the Danish conti scene.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 12, 2014, 14:25
Konig moving to WT Squad (http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/knig_to_join_worldtour_squad_for_2015_season/)

 
Quote
“After the Tour of Britain, that means after the Vuelta, I hope that I can announce something more. Maybe Monday, I hope next week,” he told Cyclingnews ahead of stage 5 of the Tour of Britain.

Quote
“I came to the race with a little bit unknown condition. After the Tour, I did the Tour of Colorado. I got sick the first day and racing sick at altitude is not the best way to prepare for the Tour of Britain,” he laughed. “I still feel that I’m in contention and I still feel like I’m getting better every day.”
 
“This year I believe it is one of the hardest editions of the Tour of Britain and hardest days are still to come,” König told Cyclingnews. “With the decisive stages still ahead of us, the race is still really open. I think stage seven will be more decisive than the time trial, because the time trial is really short.”

“For sure, on the penultimate day I will try to take some seconds on the time trial days. I think it should suit me in the final.”
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: ciranda on September 12, 2014, 18:30
The problem as I see it is, there is no danish team in the WT, and Lander does not have the talent to be picked up

Of course he has some talent, he has been in breaks repeatedly in every race he's done since Tour de Wallonie. Totally normal progression for a second year professional who in addition raced very little last year.

I have only seen him saying that there was some teams that he was interested in, not that they had opened negotiation.

No, he said 'talked'. Maybe not Wall Street bank merger stuff, okay.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 12, 2014, 19:10
No, he said 'talked'. Maybe not Wall Street bank merger stuff, okay.

Still talked can be anything really, I would say unless Cult don't want him (I think they do) it will be where he go, he even said if Cult steps up it would be very interesting.

The thing with the talent is that he has to be extraordinary to be picked up by a team that does not have special interest in him, a good example of this is Lampre (A somewhere near the middle WT team) Take away the key sponsor interests - Italians (Lampre) and  Xu Gang (Merida) and you are left with the following:
Winner Anacona
Rui Costa
Kristijan Đurasek
Chris Horner
Przemysław Niemiec
Nelson Oliveira
Jan Polanc
Maximiliano Richeze
José Serpa
Rafael Valls

Now the question is would you replace any of these with Lander if presented with the choice? I would say no, all of the above seem to be in a position where there potential and their skill is far better than that of Lander. I am by no means saying that if you said rebuild all 18 teams with 30 riders, and don't think nationalities into it, he wouldn't make the cut. Just saying from the guys that he competes on level with (no sponsor nations) he wouldn't make the cut is my guess. While Pro Conti then might seem an option they normally have even fewer of these open spots, Bretagne-Séché Environnement has two non french riders, whose upside I again would estimate as higher than Lander's. With a guy like Guldhammer having troubles securing a deal (did Tinkoff just use their last roster space on McCarthy?) I don't see Lander cracking it, that being said Guldhammer may well be worth a contract on a WT team is my estimation.

By the way Quaade has exploded and been really good, he is another one who should go WT in my estimation, although Cult there also seems like a possibility. Katusha perhaps a good fit? outside of the obvious Giant.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 13, 2014, 09:28
https://twitter.com/OrangeCycling/status/510664015010615296

The big news of the transfer season.

De Maar (and Duyn) ---------------------- >  #roompot
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 14, 2014, 16:29
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/report-mtn-qhubeka-confirms-nationalities-of-next-signings

Goss and Cummings to MTN almost confirmed.

Smith says he was told to get riders from certain countries/regions, and that he's trying to persuade Thor to keep on going till PR next year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 15, 2014, 09:02
According to Cycling Fever (but I can't find confirmation elsewhere) Hutarovich and Nocentini are both leaving AG2R.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 15, 2014, 09:06
Blythe confirmed to Greenedge

will ride spring classics with his own chances, but many be a lead out guy
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 15, 2014, 09:07
According to Cycling Fever (but I can't find confirmation elsewhere) Hutarovich and Nocentini are both leaving AG2R.

there was something about Hutarovich on spaziociclismo (http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-hutarovich-ho-bisogno-di-vincere-per-ottenere-un-contratto-l-anno-prossimo-40917?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter) as well, where he said that he has no offer yet for next year but surely will not join Katusha (?)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 15, 2014, 09:23
there was something about Hutarovich on spaziociclismo (http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-hutarovich-ho-bisogno-di-vincere-per-ottenere-un-contratto-l-anno-prossimo-40917?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter) as well, where he said that he has no offer yet for next year but surely will not join Katusha (?)

Yeah, both have become spare parts at AG2R this year as Lavenu's boys have finally started to look like a proper team.

Hutarovich seems irrelevant without any sort of leadout and Appollonio as the other token placegetter is a much younger prospect.

I thought Nocentini would have made a good dom for Bardet and Péraud, I don't know what the story was with him in 2014.

I think he has been very underwhelming throughout the bio-passport era though - that is a discussion for another thread - but it is also a reflection of how AG2R has improved that Nocentini used to be the top stage racer there.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 15, 2014, 09:25
Nerz to #bora  and jsg 2015 CQ team  :D

http://www.netapp-endura.com/en/news/detailview/news/dominik-nerz-signs-for-leadership-role-in-german-team/ (http://www.netapp-endura.com/en/news/detailview/news/dominik-nerz-signs-for-leadership-role-in-german-team/)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 15, 2014, 09:34
Nerz to #bora  and jsg 2015 CQ team  :D

http://www.netapp-endura.com/en/news/detailview/news/dominik-nerz-signs-for-leadership-role-in-german-team/ (http://www.netapp-endura.com/en/news/detailview/news/dominik-nerz-signs-for-leadership-role-in-german-team/)

on that I wonder if Burgy will follow from BMC to be a leader in the spring and stage hunt ?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 15, 2014, 09:55
good deal, for both of them, like that a lot. Nerz really has developed as a stage racer with BMC, time to make the next step now.

And Burghardt would be a good signing indeed - also Wegmann, for the hilly classics
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 15, 2014, 11:01
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/astana-gasparotto-annuncia-l-addio-a-fine-stagione-41046

Gaspa --------------------->  ???
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 15, 2014, 13:00
Nerz to #bora  and jsg 2015 CQ team  :D

http://www.netapp-endura.com/en/news/detailview/news/dominik-nerz-signs-for-leadership-role-in-german-team/ (http://www.netapp-endura.com/en/news/detailview/news/dominik-nerz-signs-for-leadership-role-in-german-team/)
And great to see a German rider going to a supposedly German team. Hopefully that will reawaken the German roots and bring something back into the sport over there.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on September 15, 2014, 14:29
Russian Sergey Lagutin -> (back to) World Tour

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 15, 2014, 15:26
https://twitter.com/CULTVitalWater/status/511515352916701184
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 15, 2014, 15:28
Russian Sergey Lagutin -> (back to) World Tour

back to *uz as well? Or will he sign for Katusha?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on September 15, 2014, 21:15
back to *uz as well? Or will he sign for Katusha?
Dunno. I think it's strange he is racing on a Russian license to begin with. Must be a RusVelo requirement.

Katusha does seem most logical choice.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 15, 2014, 21:30
it's a bit strage, yes

made me think about this:

http://www.itv.com/tourdefrance/team-sky-want-to-win-the-tour-de-france-with-a-french-rider

...so will Roche race with his *fr license? :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 16, 2014, 05:34
CN reports J D-ski to Cannondale/Garmin
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 16, 2014, 06:34
CN reports J D-ski to Cannondale/Garmin

Strange health problem he has had there. Hope he can get back to full fitness.

So either Sky didn't want to wait for the results of that longer term recovery beyond his two-year contract or else he wanted out himself. He showed a bit more pluck that Boswell or Edmondson so far but clearly he has been limited by his condition.

Doesn't really change my opinion that Sky is not a good team to join from U23.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 16, 2014, 07:44
#wanty Thomas Degand -> IAM Cycling

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20140915_01269968
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 16, 2014, 08:07
Strange health problem he has had there. Hope he can get back to full fitness.

So either Sky didn't want to wait for the results of that longer term recovery beyond his two-year contract or else he wanted out himself. He showed a bit more pluck that Boswell or Edmondson so far but clearly he has been limited by his condition.

Doesn't really change my opinion that Sky is not a good team to join from U23.
Maybe for another thread but who's careers have gone forward at sky excluding Froome and Wiggo ?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 16, 2014, 08:41
http://www.rtl.lu/sport/cyclissem/567297.html

Kirsch --------------------- > #cult (I think that's what it says anyway)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 16, 2014, 08:44
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75157

Guardini bags himself a one year extension with  #astana after a few late season wins. Lucky boy.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 16, 2014, 09:01
Maybe for another thread but who's careers have gone forward at sky excluding Froome and Wiggo ?

Swift, Stannard, Thomas, Henao x2, Uran, Porte for starters
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 16, 2014, 09:05
Swift, Stannard, Thomas, Henao x2, Uran, Porte for starters

In terms of youngsters though, probably only Henao has really (been allowed to) come through on Sky, putting aside his injury and, er, academic study break. The anglophones haven't done much in comparison to others of their equivalent graduation years.

I think few of us would deny that Sky don't seem to hand out a lot of opportunities to their yoot. It's bidon and chasedown duty pretty much the whole time.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 16, 2014, 09:08
Not sure I agree DB , but maybe a thread for winter, who are the better and worst teams for development?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 16, 2014, 09:08
In terms of youngsters though, probably only Henao has really come through on Sky, putting aside the injury and, er, academic study break. The anglophones haven't done much in comparison to others of their equivalent graduation years.

I think few of us would deny that Sky don't seem to hand out a lot of opportunities to their yoot. It's bidon and chasedown duty pretty much the whole time.

But how many Sagan's and Froome's are there going to be, I like to look at it as how many riders have confirmed that they belong in the mix? Porte, Swift, Stannard, Thomas would all have deals even if no British or Australian team existed. That is the criteria if you ask me.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 16, 2014, 09:13
Not sure I agree DB , but maybe a thread for winter, who are the better and worst teams for development?

Not saying they are the best, but I think they actually has developed a few riders, also while some might praise Garmin as a good development team, who has improved on their roster? Nava, Talansky, Martin, (Farrar) and Hesj?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 16, 2014, 09:18
Not saying they are the best, but I think they actually has developed a few riders, also while some might praise Garmin as a good development team, who has improved on their roster? Nava, Talansky, Martin, (Farrar) and Hesj?
See I would not say Garmin are great

HTC were brilliant at it, Cannondale were as well and Orica seem to be and Unkle Bjarne has been and depending on ADD will be
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on September 16, 2014, 09:30
See I would not say Garmin are great

HTC were brilliant at it, Cannondale were as well and Orica seem to be and Unkle Bjarne has been and depending on ADD will be

Not sure I agree on Cannondale, and Orica just seem to have had more young riders, and better luck recruiting. Bjarne has failed to develop on a bunch of Danish talents over the years.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 16, 2014, 09:30
See I would not say Garmin are great

HTC were brilliant at it, Cannondale were as well and Orica seem to be and Unkle Bjarne has been and depending on ADD will be

Orica's 'open season' approach is seriously interesting to any talented young rider. One only has to look at the progress of the Yates lad or Chaves in 2014.

Most teams have much more rigid hierarchies and for Orica leavers it might be tough to (re)adjust but it is encouraging that the Australian team's opportunist niche has proved very fruitful in real terms.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 16, 2014, 09:35
http://www.rtl.lu/sport/cyclissem/567297.html

Kirsch --------------------- > #cult (I think that's what it says anyway)
Yes, I can confirm that that is what it says. :)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on September 16, 2014, 14:06
Valverde re-ups with Movistar until 2017.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7uUFb53FTY

Quote from: Valverde
""I'm supper happy. This was just what we both wanted: Eusebio wanted me to stay, and I wanted to keep wearing these colours. At the end of the day, this is my home and we get on with each other well. I feel better than when I was 25; seasons seem shorter to me because I'm able to cope with pressure better. Being more mature makes you more calm and helps you see things differently."

Quote from: Eusebio
"He's an incomparable rider. There's not one able to keep as much focus and willingness to win through the whole season like he does. He performs just like the best and gives us lots of reasons to keep supporting him every day. Though he's spent so much time at the top, he shows us to be feeling like a 25-year-old. He's superb."

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 16, 2014, 14:44
 :lol

https://twitter.com/fmk_RoI/status/511870457671614464
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on September 16, 2014, 14:47
It surprised me too... the only person[1] less likely to get a three year contract would be Chris Horner.

<checks Lampre website...>
 1. EDIT: obviously not literally the only person...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 16, 2014, 21:14
#cofidis Jérôme Coppel -> IAM Cycling

http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-transfert-jerome-coppel-s-engage-chez-iam-cycling-44609.html
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 17, 2014, 06:58
Good signing that for both I think Coppel to Iam

and not sure if this is U23 or WT I have asked

https://twitter.com/mundociclistico/status/512003637070266368

http://revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/17335-bmc-racing-tendria-un-segundo-colombiano-aldemar-reyes.html (http://revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/17335-bmc-racing-tendria-un-segundo-colombiano-aldemar-reyes.html)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 17, 2014, 08:04
Red nut Haig joins #greenedge :win



Great news to hear that @jackhaig93 has signed with OGE. @ftp_training @AvantiRacing @ShimanoOZ

https://twitter.com/CycleNeil/status/512011445748240385
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 17, 2014, 09:00
Red nut Haig joins #greenedge :win



Great news to hear that @jackhaig93 has signed with OGE. @ftp_training @AvantiRacing @ShimanoOZ

https://twitter.com/CycleNeil/status/512011445748240385

Signing straight away in 2015? or doing a Ewan and joining up later in the year?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 17, 2014, 09:05
Signing straight away in 2015? or doing a Ewan and joining up later in the year?
Seems it may not be official yet, so not sure
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 17, 2014, 09:13
Jesse Kerrison #budgetforklifts --------> BMCdevo team 

Post Merge: September 17, 2014, 09:16
And Nathan Van Hooydonck as well BMCdevo
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 17, 2014, 09:33
Another good signing

Big Björn #europcar ------ #bora

https://twitter.com/NetAppEndura/status/512155132759244801
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 17, 2014, 21:21
http://www.mundodeportivo.com/20140917/ciclismo/sergio-pardilla-confirma-que-no-sigue-en-el-mtn-qhubeka-sudafricano_54416076729.html

Pardilla to leave MTN. Looking to continue with a foreign team as it's impossible to get somewhere in Spain.

Edit - or does he say that? google translate is a bit confusing
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 17, 2014, 21:28
Good to see MTN offloading Pardilla and Gerdemann. They don't need them anymore and if they are too sign up all those foreigners they may as well offload some foreigners as well to keep a respectable balance.

Of course not so good for the respective riders, but hoping they will find a contract. Gerdemann particularly had some unfortunate luck regarding contracts when he was left in the lurch last year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 17, 2014, 21:30
Hmm. With neither Gerdemann nor Pardilla a part of the "14 guys to stay", that number makes somewhat more sense.
I wonder what the situation is for Stauff & Reimer. Stauff would normally be pretty safe as Ciolek's buddy, but I wouldn't have expected them to not re-sign Pardilla either. Or sign Farrar. All bets are off.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 17, 2014, 21:54
Of course not so good for the respective riders, but hoping they will find a contract. Gerdemann particularly had some unfortunate luck regarding contracts when he was left in the lurch last year.

Gerdemann has signed for #cult last week or so
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 18, 2014, 08:44
#greenedge Matt Goss -> MTN Qhubeka

confirmed now

http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?news=matthew-goss-joins-team-mtn-qhubeka
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 18, 2014, 09:15
M Vielts and Verona re-up with #opqs 2 year deals
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on September 18, 2014, 10:22
Pardilla should be picked up - after his Vuelta he clearly has something to offer! May be on just another Pro Conti team though. Perhaps Cofidis or Europcar could find a place for someone like him.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 18, 2014, 12:34
Jani #astana ---------------> #skydive

which I assume = Alsono
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 18, 2014, 12:39
Pardilla should be picked up - after his Vuelta he clearly has something to offer! May be on just another Pro Conti team though. Perhaps Cofidis or Europcar could find a place for someone like him.
Agree, thought he had a solid year tbh
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 18, 2014, 15:05
Reports Sean Yates might be back dsing, for #tinkoff   :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 18, 2014, 18:30
Barbero ---------------->  #cajarural ?

They've been in contact anyway and he'll make a decision in a few days time. Now they just need to sign Jordi Simon.

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 18, 2014, 22:40
Pardilla should be picked up - after his Vuelta he clearly has something to offer! May be on just another Pro Conti team though. Perhaps Cofidis or Europcar could find a place for someone like him.
Yes. The Alonso team would be a reasonable place for him as well.

SkyDiveDubai is an interesting one. Does seem like they maybe Alonso in the wings but I wonder why Brajkovic has been the only rider to announce his contract with them? But apparently they were broke and now they are capable of taking Jani at even a significantly cut price says something must be up..
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 18, 2014, 22:43
The counter rumour is that he literally is just going sky diving in Dubai.  :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 18, 2014, 22:52
Yes. The Alonso team would be a reasonable place for him as well.

SkyDiveDubai is an interesting one. Does seem like they maybe Alonso in the wings but I wonder why Brajkovic has been the only rider to announce his contract with them? But apparently they were broke and now they are capable of taking Jani at even a significantly cut price says something must be up..
I've said in January/February already that SkyDive Dubai = Team Alonso.
It all fits: *ae sponsor, Cervélo bikes ...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 19, 2014, 07:14
Niemec - #tinkoff rumor
Winner - #movistar rumor
Clement - #iam rumor
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 19, 2014, 09:53
http://www.netapp-endura.com/en/news/detailview/news/phil-bauhaus-emanuel-buchmann-and-patrick-konrad-change-to-german-pro-team/

#stolting Phil Bauhaus (20, GER)
#radnet Emanuel Buchmann (21, GER)
#gourmetfein Patrick Konrad (22, AUT)

-> Bora

very, very good signings there
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 19, 2014, 10:09
Russ Downing ----> #cultenergy

Solid team of go get the job done riders at cult 2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 19, 2014, 10:19
No news on Stolting search? Is the move to Pro-Conti not happening now (losing Bauhaus can't help)?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 19, 2014, 10:52
no, no news at all, so I doubt it will happen
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 19, 2014, 11:10
Swift re-ups #sky 2 year deal
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 19, 2014, 11:10

Invisible tweet says "Ok,  let's make it clear, I'm gonna do a parachute jump, I DID NOT sign any deal for next year yet."  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 19, 2014, 13:15
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/caja-rural-rga-nuovo-biennale-per-bilbao-41178

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/fdjfr-rinnova-offredo-41177

New deals for Offredo and Bilbao with their respective teams.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 19, 2014, 13:19
I tell this is Offredos year , going to be massive.



































I may have said the same thing for a few years now, but one year it must work out :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 19, 2014, 13:22
nah, he will never be as strong again as before the ban, France's Emanuele Sella :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 19, 2014, 15:57
Petrov 1 year deal with #tinkoff and they are done for 2015

So Kump, Sutherland and Roche are not riding with the team

Roache to #sky other 2 ?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 19, 2014, 16:31

One more down
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Tuart on September 20, 2014, 07:17
Drapac could have a decent US-circuit team if they can nab Sutherland + Mortons. With Cantwell/Sulzberger/Clarke too, it would be borderline WT-quality. Wippert isn't leaving is he? Probably their best rider this year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 20, 2014, 07:21
Drapac could have a decent US-circuit team if they can nab Sutherland + Mortons. With Cantwell/Sulzberger/Clarke too, it would be borderline WT-quality. Wippert isn't leaving is he? Probably their best rider this year.

drapac have been very very quiet , not one signing or rider leaving that I have seen, who knows what the deal is

I assume Wippert signed a 2 year deal, unless signed by a WT team will be there next year
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 20, 2014, 08:08
#roubaix Maxime Vantomme -> IAM Cycling

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/sports/cyclisme-le-roubaisien-vantomme-signe-cher-iam-ia228b0n2387752
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 21, 2014, 13:17
http://www.katushateam.com/news/press/tiago-machado-to-join-team-katusha

Machado --------------------------->  #katusha

Had a good year, so not surprising a WT team came knocking.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 22, 2014, 07:14
likely to happen, according to today's Het Nieuwsblad...

#topsport Jasper de Buyst -> Lotto Soudal

his father is working for #lotto, so it somehow makes sense, but I had expected him to focus on the track until Rio and therefor to stay with Topsport for another one or two years together with the other young track guys.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on September 22, 2014, 09:28
#roubaix Maxime Vantomme -> IAM Cycling

This is a good move.

Machado --------------------------->  #katusha

This is (hopefully) a very good move. Let's not forget Katusha's DS is Jose Azevedo, who Machado worked with at the Shack. Hopefully Tiago will get a shot at some GCs this season, and then do his bit to help out Purito at whichever GT he decides to try and win podium this year...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on September 22, 2014, 11:21
And now for news of a really good non-move

https://twitter.com/alexdowsett/status/513994470363521024

Dowsett stays put - Unzue hands out another 3-year contract. Fantastic!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 22, 2014, 19:24
No Portuguese rumours about, CJ? Nobody after those guys who did well at l'Avenir - Silva and Guerreiro?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 23, 2014, 07:57
Shane (yes him of the Mullet) Archbold sign with #bora

I really like this team for next year
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 23, 2014, 08:00
Joël Zangerlé sign with #cult Cult energy

never heard of this one, from Lux though
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 23, 2014, 08:32
Roompot-Orange completeert selectie (http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/29015/roompot-orange-completeert-selectie-met-terpstra-en-van-empel.html)

#rabobank Etienne van Empel
#3m Mike Terpstra
#etixx Tim Kerkhof

-> Roompot Orange

...and that is their team for 2015 then, no more signings to come.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 23, 2014, 09:04
Isn't it an ex-mullet now?

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/fdjfr-rinnovati-tre-contratti-41289

Three renewals for FDJ  #fdj

Chavanel
Pichon
Vaugrenard
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 23, 2014, 09:24
Aye but his twitter account is @theflyingmullett so we can hope  :D

Also Postman Sam re-ups with #bora 2 year dea on top of 2015 so 2017 , ie basically a 3 year deal
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 23, 2014, 10:14
Next signing for Cult

*dk Mads Pedersen
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 23, 2014, 10:36
Samu is currently in negotiations with #bmc, which further questions the Alsono project
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 23, 2014, 10:43
Samu is currently in negotiations with #bmc, which further questions the Alsono project

Mid-October they have to name ten riders if it's going ahead? I hope Konig's not waiting about for them. You don't want to get left at the altar with most other teams full and then struggling to get a ride.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 23, 2014, 10:53
Mid-October they have to name ten riders if it's going ahead? I hope Konig's not waiting about for them. You don't want to get left at the altar with most other teams full and then struggling to get a ride.
König is WT bound I think we know that officially,  not 100% sure

Rumor is signed with Sky fwiw
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 23, 2014, 11:00
Mid-October they have to name ten riders if it's going ahead?
1st October.
Although they only have to 'name' the 10 riders to the UCI, doesn't have to be published. And if they're not going for WT, they could just sign 10 random dudes - you don't need to have a minimum of points or similar for ProConti status - #fluo Neri Sottoli and #novonordisk Team Novo Nordisk are evidence of that.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 23, 2014, 12:31
Interesting article on Mullen:

http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/i-emptied-took-chances-half-a-second-is-hard-to-swallow/


Quote
For now, he will remain at An Post-Chainreaction for next season, though offers from other squads may well arrive, especially after today’s career-best world class ride.

“I’m very happy where I am at An Post Chainreaction,” he said of the Continental ranked squad he joined from UK outfit IG Sigma Sport last year.

“They give me a really good set-up and they understand my track commitments, so it’s a good programme. And they’re flexible with what I want to do. They’re selective as well with putting me into races that suit the kind of rider I am.

“I think, at the moment, if a pro contract came along it’d be nice. But I think I’m still too young. I’m not physically or mentally ready to move up to that.

“It’d be nice to be offered and I’d certainly consider it but I think maybe another year at Continental level to develop myself as a rider and try to get results will help me to move on in the world.

“I know full well that the step up from last year to this year has been massive, and I’m still only at a Continental team. I’m being logical about it.

“I’ve ridden the races with the big guys and they’re at a different level. I don’t know, if there was an offer on the table I’d certainly consider it and weigh up my options. But at the moment I’m pretty happy where I am.”
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 23, 2014, 16:03
http://www.teamgiantshimano.com/2014/09/four-new-contract-renewals-team-giant-shimano/

Renewals for Curvers, de Backer, Hupond and Timmer with  #giant.

Damuseau, Peterson and Devenyns (!!!!!!) shown the door. Any team with half a brain should be after Dries.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 23, 2014, 16:07
strange, indeed - but maybe he had already signed for a new team himself? Because Ahlstrand and J.v.R. are mentioned as well, and both have already confirmed to swap teams quite a while ago
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 23, 2014, 16:20
We can but hope. Does seem to leave Degenkolb rather light on help for certain races. Maybe it's time for Sinkeldam to make that step up.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 23, 2014, 16:44
Ahlstrand

where is he off too, Cult energy?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 23, 2014, 16:46
Cofidis.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2014, 10:12
https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/514702659866361856
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on September 24, 2014, 10:39
No Portuguese rumours about, CJ? Nobody after those guys who did well at l'Avenir - Silva and Guerreiro?

I haven't heard or read anything, but I'll have a closer look.

They are both on the rosters of U23 teams in Portugal. Silva is at Anicolor and Guerreiro at Liberty Seguros-Feira-KTM. Rafael Reis is already at elite level, riding for BancoBIC-Carmim. Presumably they are all on 1-year contracts at teams like that, so we might not hear anything until we hit October...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 24, 2014, 16:43
(http://tee2i.org/sites/tee2i.org/files/dani_manheim-broom.jpg)

Big clean out for LPM (http://www.laprovence.com/actu/region-en-direct/3052576/%C2%ABycn-so%0B%C2%A0%C2%A2ampew-t%C2%8A%0B%C2%AB%16arzo%C2%8A%0Bo%C2%8A%1Aoois%C2%8A%18aexoi%19%C2%A0e%1B%C2%A0v%0Banaaeeaeommi.html) - giant broom spotted outside the city.

Out

Julien Antomarchi
Thomas Vaubourzeix
Thomas Rostollan
Justin Jules
Grégoire Tarride
Antoine Lavieu
Domingos Gonçalves
José Gonçalves

Staying

Rémy Di Grégorio
Benjamin Giraud
Evaldas Siskevicius
Yoann Paillot
Clément Saint Martin

In

Alexandre Blain
Julien Loubet
Clément Penven

with a couple more to follow. El Fares not mentioned at all.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 24, 2014, 16:46
Di G has been strong enough this season to warrant a ProConti contract. However, I reckon he's got untouchable status now.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 24, 2014, 19:20
#ag2r Yauheni Hutarovich -> Bretagne-Séché Environnement

http://www.velo101.com/actualite/flash/transferts-hutarovich-rejoint-bretagne/4593

good signing I think, all those smaller french races suit him pretty well, and this way he probably will still get another chance to do the Tour de France and some of the big classics
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 24, 2014, 20:07
Shane (yes him of the Mullet) Archbold sign with #bora

I really like this team for next year

http://www.roadcycling.co.nz/TeamTalk/shane-archbold-its-a-chance-in-a-lifetime.html
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2014, 05:19
Postman Sam getting a train and leadership,  nice
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2014, 07:50
Thomas De Gendt abandonará el Omega Pharma-Quick-Step y el próximo año abrirá una nueva etapa de su carrera en el Lotto-Soudal (Lotto-Belisol en 2014), según adelanta Het Laatste Nieuws.

El acuerdo se cerraría en en el Campeonato del Mundo en Ponferrada y se firmará pronto. Jasper Buyst, del Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise, será otra incorporación del conjunto de Marc Sergeant, informa el diario belga.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75380

basically

 De Gendt and Buyst to Lotto
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on September 25, 2014, 07:52
Postman Sam getting a train and leadership,  nice
Seconded.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 25, 2014, 08:17
Thomas De Gendt abandonará el Omega Pharma-Quick-Step y el próximo año abrirá una nueva etapa de su carrera en el Lotto-Soudal (Lotto-Belisol en 2014), según adelanta Het Laatste Nieuws.

El acuerdo se cerraría en en el Campeonato del Mundo en Ponferrada y se firmará pronto. Jasper Buyst, del Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise, será otra incorporación del conjunto de Marc Sergeant, informa el diario belga.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75380

basically

 De Gendt and Buyst to Lotto

I am loving this. I have a soft spot for Lotto despite all the history and the fastidiously old school management style. Meanwhile, one season and no results later, De Gendt is, if he can rediscover himself, still a bargain buy. Really hope he can make something happen in 2015.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2014, 08:40
I am loving this. I have a soft spot for Lotto despite all the history and the fastidiously old school management style. Meanwhile, one season and no results later, De Gendt is, if he can rediscover himself, still a bargain buy. Really hope he can make something happen in 2015.
Agree, and it give JVDB a bit of a kick in the ass

also re OPQS Big Gert wants a new contract PL said No
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 25, 2014, 08:42
Agree, and it give JVDB a bit of a kick in the ass

also re OPQS Big Gert wants a new contract PL said No

Not sure how Steegmans would fit into Lotto. As a Greipel / Vangenechten leadout and a solid Classics support? Only because he never seems to be interested in his own chances these days since the whole Katusha Clause business, putting the rancour of last June's nationals aside.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2014, 10:57
https://twitter.com/NetAppEndura/status/515067837095112704 :cool
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2014, 13:30
Really like these

https://twitter.com/BMCProTeam/status/515115022046203904
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 25, 2014, 14:05
Mads Würtz Schmidt: #cult Cult -> ColoQuick (former Designa Køkken-Knudsgaard) for 2015.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2014, 16:21
Cataldo deciding between Sky and Astana
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on September 25, 2014, 17:28
Cataldo deciding between Sky a rock and Astana a hard place

Fixed it for you...

Cataldo deciding between Sky the frying pan and Astana the fire

Fixed it for you again...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on September 25, 2014, 17:38
(http://cdn4.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2011/05/22/2/110521_wilmingtongp_121_600.jpg)

I remember the first time I saw Joey Rosskopf race, he went off the front solo for half the race.  I thought he was a TT1 ringer from Eastern Europe not an U23 Devo rider from Georgia.  Good Luck to him...wonder if he takes Larry Warbasse spot?

http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/09/news/bmc-racing-signs-american-rosskopf-two-others-2015_347185 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/09/news/bmc-racing-signs-american-rosskopf-two-others-2015_347185)

http://www.bmcracingteam.com/index.php?id=115&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2014&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=09&tx_ttnews%5Bday%5D=25&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=3118&cHash=f9ed79700194e509f9e984aa073f7165 (http://www.bmcracingteam.com/index.php?id=115&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2014&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=09&tx_ttnews%5Bday%5D=25&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=3118&cHash=f9ed79700194e509f9e984aa073f7165)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2014, 17:41
Cadel Evans -----> #bmc



for 1 month a 1 day and then retires ;)

Will ride TDU and Cadelclassic and then hang up the bike
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2014, 17:51
I think Winner just signed for Movistar

but my Spanish is not good at best
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 25, 2014, 18:30
I remember the first time I saw Joey Rosskopf race
For me, that was the 2011 Tour of Rwanda. OK, I didn't actually see him, but he and then-teammate Kiel Reijnen were head and shoulders above the rest, winning 5 of 8 stages and taking a 1-2 in GC.
Since then I've been convinced they're both destined for great things.
Great to see Rosskopf get a WT ride.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2014, 20:12
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/515215071119945728
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 25, 2014, 21:18
Piotr Brożyna, Polish U23 RR champion signs with CCC Polsat Polkowice.

(http://shpintv.com/images/2013/05/pierce-brosnan-photo-.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: ciranda on September 25, 2014, 23:23
His father is Tomasz Brozyna, who rode for early US Postal with Dariusz Baranowski and later on for Banesto, also with Baranowski.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 26, 2014, 07:21
Stickman with cobble signs 2 year deal with the brown bombers

if that makes no sense to you

Johan Vansummeren signs with AG2R
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 26, 2014, 08:49
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75403

The rumour was right.

Barbero ----->  #cajarural

Also Txurruka renews.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on September 26, 2014, 09:24
I think Winner just signed for Movistar

but my Spanish is not good at best

Well this is the most local reference I could find... http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75395

Nothing official from either team so far - and Movi are pretty good at announcing these things online.

My take on that article is as follows:

 * Winner Anacona has signed for the next 2 years with Movistar, joining his compatriot Nairo Quintana.
 * He's the third new signing for Eusebio Unzue, after Ruben Fernandez (Caja Rural) and Marc Soler (amateur).
 * The confirmed squad looks like this: Valverde, Quintana - until 2017 -, Visconti, Rojas, Antón, Intxausti, Gadret, Capecchi, Moreno, Ion + Gorka Izagirre, Malori, Lobato, Castroviejo, José + Jesús Herrada, Amador, Erviti, Dowsett (also 2017), Dáyer Quintana and Sütterlin, plus the new signings Anacona, Rubén Fernández and Soler.
 * Ventoso, Lastras, Szmyd, Iván Gutiérrez, Plaza and Sanz are out of contract and look to be leaving. Unzue is not expected to add to the current 27 riders.

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Capt_Cavman on September 26, 2014, 09:53
Stickman with cobble signs 2 year deal with the brown bombers

if that makes no sense to you

Johan Vansummeren signs with AG2R
That still doesn't make much sense to me. What's he doing going there?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 26, 2014, 18:37
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-guldhammer-alla-cult-broyna-firma-con-la-ccc-41368

Guldhammer -------------------> #cult
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 26, 2014, 19:39
http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/zepuntke_crowns_dream_season_with_pro_contract/

Zepuntke -------------------> pro-contract (news in a couple of days)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 26, 2014, 20:22
*er Natnael Berhane #europcar -> #mtn
L'Équipe report (http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Berhane-chez-mtn/502201)

Makes sense, not at all surprised to see this one.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 26, 2014, 21:50
It's blasphemy I know and I'd love to proved wrong, but is Berhane actually any good?

He's still young and could get better, but I don't think I've seen anything yet that makes me sit and up and think "wow - this guy's going places".
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 27, 2014, 01:47
don't know, he still "won" the Tour of Turkey last year...but on the other hand, he was competing versus guys like Seeldrayers and Bagot, who have not exactly set the world on fire as well this year....
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 27, 2014, 09:20
Well that was what I was thinking. Turkey was against fairly low grade opposition, Amissa Bongo was about being in the large break on the first day and then getting bonus seconds after that, and then when I've seen him this year in breaks and stuff he always seems (in my admittedly bad memory) to be one of the first to be dropped.

Maybe a change of scenery will be good for him and we'll see him kick on from there, but I'm not so sure.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 27, 2014, 09:37
http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/wielersport/23131098/__Van_Asbroeck_naar_ploeg_Plugge__.html

TVA --------------->  #belkin

..and they're in talks with Steegmans too.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 27, 2014, 10:08
Steegmans has talked with several teams already, also MTN for example, but none of them wanted to pay anything close to the salary he asks for. Cooke then even went back to OPQS begging for another contract extension, but Lefevere said no.

...so I guess the #belkin thing will happen. They are nearly as good in hiring mediocre overpriced foreigners as BMC is.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 27, 2014, 18:34
https://twitter.com/rorysutherland1/status/515914398008115200

...but which team? With SEG Racing themselves? or someone else?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on September 27, 2014, 19:44
Great news & I guess just some guy will be happy too

Still gutted stupid Oleg did not offer him a new contract but chose to sign stupid Russians instead
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 28, 2014, 16:34
http://www.fyens.dk/sport/Lars-Bak-faar-to-aar-mere-hos-Lotto-mandskabet/artikel/2579368

Bak -------------->  #lotto (extension)
Marcato --------------->  #wanty

Marcato one is from Cycling Fever. Can't find other confirmation currently.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 28, 2014, 16:47
Glad Bak got an extension
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Slow Rider on September 28, 2014, 20:00

Marcato --------------->  #wanty

Marcato one is from Cycling Fever. Can't find other confirmation currently.

Was mentioned on Sporza during today's broadcast as well, so I assume it's confirmed.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 29, 2014, 07:50
https://twitter.com/PelotonWatch/status/516477751746764801
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 29, 2014, 10:03
Rory Sutherland #tinkoff -----> #movistar

 :S

but happy he got a team
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on September 29, 2014, 10:18
And Winner Anacona #lampre --> #movistar
Another Colombian for Quintana.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 29, 2014, 12:11
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/iam-cycling-confermato-per-il-2015-il-giovane-pellaud-41433

Pellaud -------------->  #iam

http://www.velowallon.be/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=24998

Bille --------------> #cult
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on September 29, 2014, 14:25
Alexandre Blaine to La Pomme took my eye.

(http://www.teamraleigh.co.uk/images/TheTeam/Riders-103x103/Alexandre-Blain.jpg)

He is one of a couple of French riders who have been really impressive over the last couple of years with Raleigh in the UK. Mathieu Boullo being the other.

Kneisky has started to show that sort of promise on the Crits and shorter distances, maybe he can step up as well.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on September 29, 2014, 16:57
Rory Sutherland #tinkoff -----> #movistar

 :S

but happy he got a team

Feel exactly the same way
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 29, 2014, 17:28
And Winner Anacona #lampre --> #movistar
Another Colombian for Quintana.
And the Lampre roster just keeps on getting worse and worse...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: al_pacino on September 29, 2014, 20:32
And the Lampre roster just keeps on getting worse and worse...

PCS gives them 6 riders for next season(although i'm not sure it's right because Bonifazio should have another year as a neo-pro) which is more than worrying. I'd bet Rui Costa is currently getting a lawyer to look through  his contract looking for an escape clause.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 29, 2014, 21:07
PCS gives them 6 riders for next season(although i'm not sure it's right because Bonifazio should have another year as a neo-pro) which is more than worrying. I'd bet Rui Costa is currently getting a lawyer to look through  his contract looking for an escape clause.

prettty sure he signed a 1 year deal to begin with
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on September 29, 2014, 21:14
prettty sure he signed a 1 year deal to begin with

mmm I fear he signed for more years (after at first signing for just 1 year)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 29, 2014, 21:21
mmm I fear he signed for more years (after at first signing for just 1 year)

yep, he extended his contract until 2016 in July

http://www.teamlampremerida.com/en/2014/07/rui-costa-e-lampre-merida-accordo-per-il-rinnovo/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on September 29, 2014, 21:24
yep, he extended his contract until 2016 in July

http://www.teamlampremerida.com/en/2014/07/rui-costa-e-lampre-merida-accordo-per-il-rinnovo/

I remember I wasn't impressed at all when he decided to stay for more years.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 30, 2014, 08:47
Laz will be happy, his mate back innthe bigs :win

https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/516853149249060864
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 30, 2014, 09:04
Laz will be happy, his mate back innthe bigs :win

Quote
... Lagutin ...

Good on him. But he still won't win anything.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on September 30, 2014, 09:12
I remember I wasn't impressed at all when he decided to stay for more years.

You and me both... that said, there aren't many other teams where he could get a free shot a leadership in the big races. Trek (sans Schlecks) maybe, but everyone else has their leaders.

I have a feeling[1] that Lampre will re-sign a number of their supporting riders. Valls, Serpa, Niemiec, Oliveira etc. I've certainly not heard of them going elsewhere. One confirmed new signing, but nothing else. It is a little quiet down Lampre-way.
 1. It might be optimism
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 30, 2014, 09:23
Devenyns (!!!!!!) shown the door. Any team with half a brain should be after Dries.

https://twitter.com/3sdevenyns/status/515081713232666624

So it was Dries who made the decision to leave. Not sure if his wording indicates that he has somewhere already lined up or not. Belkin maybe to help Sep?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 30, 2014, 09:41
https://twitter.com/ZicoWaeytens/status/516861621374025728

https://twitter.com/TeamMTNQhubeka/status/516863927075233792
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 30, 2014, 09:41
So it was Dries who made the decision to leave. Not sure if his wording indicates that he has somewhere already lined up or not. Belkin maybe to help Sep?

that sounded different last week....

http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/1018/Wielrennen/article/detail/3754324/2014/09/24/Devenyns-verbitterd-weg-bij-Giant-Blijkbaar-is-mijn-werk-vergeten.dhtml

"I indeed have got the message from the team management that there is no place for me anymore at Giant. [...] I have had a very good spring. But apparently most people have already forgotten about it, and also about how hard I worked for Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb in the Tour de France."
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 30, 2014, 09:42
Poor old Toppsport, bleeding young talent on mass
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 30, 2014, 10:39
that sounded different last week....


Yeah the date for the tweet seems to be one day after that article, so I guess that's the press he's on about. Trying to backtrack after being told off my somebody.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 30, 2014, 10:45
Poor old Toppsport, bleeding young talent on mass

yeh, same thing every year - but that's the purpose of the team, isn't it? Helping young Belgian riders to develop and step up another level
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 30, 2014, 10:55
yeh, same thing every year - but that's the purpose of the team, isn't it? Helping young Belgian riders to develop and step up another level
  true I'm not sure I remember so many real talents in 1 year though,  but might be my memory


Also

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/horners-future-with-lampre-is-fifty-fifty-says-copeland
#lampre news

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 30, 2014, 11:03
#sky

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Byxco1dIYAAGDYc.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on September 30, 2014, 11:05
#sky

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Byxco1dIYAAGDYc.jpg)

Wait what? Andy Fenn and LPN? Did we know that was going to happen?

#skyprise[1]
 1. Hmm... that doesn't look good in text as it sounded in my head...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 30, 2014, 11:12
Wait what? Andy Fenn and LPN? Did we know that was going to happen?

#skyprise[1]
 1. Hmm... that doesn't look good in text as it sounded in my head...
LPN was known

Fenn is new I think, my thoughts when Blthye signed with the ozzie mob, they looked for another lead-out option for Swifty and Fenn is it

A working theory ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 30, 2014, 11:15
Judging by those mugshots Konig needs to get outside in the sunshine.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 30, 2014, 11:40
Nordhaug is, to paraphrase the forever eloquent Sean Kelly, an interesting one.

He is Sky's first and only returnee. Until now, riders left Sky for better or worse and that was the end of the story. No doubt it also made it that little bit easier to be critical of the British team.

One imagines that Sky's significant Norwegian contingent in management had a hand in persuading Nordhaug to come in from the cold.

He seemed on the cusp of a genuine breakthrough after winning Montréal in 2012 but at Belkin he promptly hit a plateau. Now it may be that this particular Boy Next Door was not actually capable of more but for me it fuels the suspicions I have that Belkin's coaching system is rather mediocre.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on September 30, 2014, 11:48
... it fuels the suspicions I have that Belkin's coaching system is rather mediocre.

Just to clarify... you are talking about Belkin's coaching system, rather than their "coaching system", right?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on September 30, 2014, 11:56
Bye Nico, will not miss you
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 30, 2014, 11:56
Just to clarify... you are talking about Belkin's coaching system, rather than their "coaching system", right?

Yes, I am talking about Belkin's coaching system without inverted commas. :)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 30, 2014, 12:25
Fenn also adding to the British contingent in the team, something which has been in decline or at least more of a peripheral focus in the past.
Poels, Konig and Roche make three very capable climbing domestiques and also capable leaders in their own right (particularly Konig, the jury is still out on the others).

I have thought for a while that Sky need to blood some new climbing domestiques, in addition to riders who can also make their own results if Sky's Plan A backfires. Sky hopefully are looking towards a more flexible approach next year where these riders can step forwards and make a contribution if Plan A does backfire, because they were woeful at that in the past.

The question also now is who rides and leads at the Giro for Sky and who remains a Super domestique in July? I predict Porte will have another shot at the Giro, after his aborted attempt last year, whilst Konig will be put on Froome shepherding duty..
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 30, 2014, 12:34
And Nico twitter account is in meltdown

Tinkoff fans drop him and now hate him

Sky fans follow and love the irish man.

 :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 30, 2014, 13:45
Bardet re-up with #ag2r , not unexpected

but until end of 2018 season , wow long term deal
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on September 30, 2014, 16:23
Hermans extends with #bmc
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 30, 2014, 19:31
according to a user on Cicloweb Stefano Giuliani and Cunego met on the BiciExpo last week to discuss the details about his possible signing for #fantini
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on September 30, 2014, 20:04
http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-transfert-christophe-kern-va-quitter-europcar-kern-teameuropcar-ffc-uci-cyclisme-voeckler-44935.html

Kern ---------------> ???
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 30, 2014, 20:07
puuh, La Pomme maybe, if they can afford him...

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on September 30, 2014, 21:05
Or Bretagne-Séché?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Havetts on September 30, 2014, 21:09
Bye Nico, will not miss you
:lol


Not sure why him and Poels went to Sky and both assume they'll get leader's roles in some courses. I really get the feeling that theres too much chiefs and too few indians in some teams. Sky is definitely one of them, so is Astana. The other one is OPQS.



Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 30, 2014, 21:22
Not sure why him and Poels went to Sky and both assume they'll get leader's roles in some courses. I really get the feeling that theres too much chiefs and too few indians in some teams.

you'd think so, but in the end this year they turned out to have no competitive GC rider (=being anywhere close to the podium) for Paris-Nice, Tirreno Adriatico, Pais Vasco, the Giro, Tour de Suisse, the Tour and the Tour de Pologne. Add Beijing and that's 8/12 WT stage races then.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on September 30, 2014, 21:22
Apparently on the other side it was mentioned that Brailsford has said he is negotiating with two more riders! If true, then isn't actually all that surprising considering this year's relatively poor season and Sky's relentless drive for success.

The one could very possibly be Viviani who was rumoured way back to be signing for Sky.

The other consequence of bringing in many faces is of course that old faces will have to make way. We know that Dombrowski already appears destined to leave to Garmin

Otherwise apparently these are the riders without deals announced for 2015, though Sir Brad surely has a deal:

WIGGINS Bradley
CATALDO Dario
SUTTON Chris
ROWE Luke
KNEES Christian
ZANDIO Xabier
EDMONDSON Joshua
DOMBROWSKI Joe

Rowe surely has a deal, unless he wants to leave. Edmondson has not impressed, but as a young British rider he may have a certain level of protection Not so sure about the others, Zandio & Knees are well respected by Sky but may be deemed surplus to requirements if stronger more able domestiques are now being brought in.

If they want to fill themselves to the brim and cap it at 30, then they currently have announced 23 riders or so with contracts. So they can then take 5 more from list above, meaning 3 miss out (definitely Dombro, probably Zandio and one other) and then take two other signings. If they don't sign two others then they only remove one from that list and that is definitely Dombro. However,  that is assuming they are going to be riding with a full 30 rider squad this year, most teams aren't always that keen on that. But what makes me think they will do that is because they really struggled with a lack of personnel in the autumn this year with lots of riders out and will want to have all bases covered this time around.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Havetts on September 30, 2014, 21:26
Yes, but throwing more captains at it isnt really the solution you'd say. Someone has to get bottles, do domestiquing duties etc.. :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on September 30, 2014, 23:38
If they want to fill themselves to the brim and cap it at 30, then they currently have announced 23 riders or so with contracts. So they can then take 5 more from list above, meaning 3 miss out (definitely Dombro, probably Zandio and one other) and then take two other signings. If they don't sign two others then they only remove one from that list and that is definitely Dombro. However,  that is assuming they are going to be riding with a full 30 rider squad this year, most teams aren't always that keen on that. But what makes me think they will do that is because they really struggled with a lack of personnel in the autumn this year with lots of riders out and will want to have all bases covered this time around.

they'd definitely have to sign a neo-pro to be allowed to have 30 riders though, as far as I can see currently they only have Henao and Earle (although with him I am not even 100% sure about him being a neo-pro at all)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on October 01, 2014, 00:55
Roche-
I'm mildly disappointed that he left Tinkoff, but I will still support him. Some are fans of teams, but I am a fan of a riders first and foremost. (It is difficult, nonetheless, to support a rider when he is keeping Froome's skinny nose out of the wind.)
When the first rumours of the move were put forward, I thought it would be alright, in terms of leadership, but they have a host of new talent.
Porte- Leads Giro
Froome-Tour obviously. Does König follow Froome around?
Vuelta-Roche? König?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on October 01, 2014, 00:57
Sorry! Double post or something.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 01, 2014, 06:35
F19

I think Wiggo gets a development team for him, he will be track anyways

ride Conti and TOB and the rest of the year on the track
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 01, 2014, 06:37
you'd think so, but in the end this year they turned out to have no competitive GC rider (=being anywhere close to the podium) for Paris-Nice, Tirreno Adriatico, Pais Vasco, the Giro, Tour de Suisse, the Tour and the Tour de Pologne. Add Beijing and that's 8/12 WT stage races then.

Yep, some massive holes which over the lat years have been Wiggo winning everything with an odd other rider winning

to Froome winning everything with an odd rider winning something

2014 Froome and Wiggo win nothing really and no one else does either
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 01, 2014, 07:27
https://twitter.com/arjanschouten/status/517195125517475841
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 01, 2014, 07:30
Dave Brailsford looks to Italy. Pending confirmation of Elia Viviani (Cannondale), Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) and Filippo Ganna youth have aroused the interest of the British manager of Team Sky.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75525

Not sure Sonny fits at Sky tbh  :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 01, 2014, 07:31
Kévin Reza (1988) run the next two seasons FDJ.fr, after three years in the Budget. The French rider has taken a leap forward this season and has accepted the proposal of Marc Madiot.

"I will support a rider Arnaud Demare in some races and I will have some freedom in tests a week, such as Catalonia or the Basque Country," said Reza told L'Equipe

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75526 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75526)

So Reza #europcar ----------> #fdj

and Europcar bleed some more
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 01, 2014, 08:20

Not sure Sonny fits at Sky tbh  :D

Would seem a strange one. Too similar to Swift you'd feel.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on October 01, 2014, 09:06
SURPRISE!!!

https://twitter.com/TeamMTNQhubeka/status/517223200556867584

Good move for Stevo (I think...). MTN shaping up to be a great squad next year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 01, 2014, 09:44
I like that too CJ
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on October 01, 2014, 10:31
Dave Brailsford looks to Italy. Pending confirmation of Elia Viviani (Cannondale), Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) and Filippo Ganna youth have aroused the interest of the British manager of Team Sky.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75525

Not sure Sonny fits at Sky tbh  :D

I had to look on procyclingstats to know more. I just remembered he was one of the Bardiani guys
Giro Appennino, Memorial Pantani, Gp Prato this year.

I'll try to follow more if he signs for Sky

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 01, 2014, 12:07
I think that the #sky Team Sky transfer policy isn't a policy at all.
It feels as if they have no overall plan; or, if they have one, that it's not a good one.

There was a graph once about riders fitting into various categories (Conti podium, Conti wins, WT podium, WT wins etc.). Recruiting after that means you'll go only for riders that you want to develop into leaders - they sign all sorts of talents all the time - but they can't develop most of these riders, as they do it by using them as domestiques because, well, they don't have any other domestiques.
Knees, Zandio etc. are the exceptions to the rule.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 01, 2014, 13:39
Cataldo signs 1 year deal with #astana
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 01, 2014, 13:59
I did notice Cycling Fever had Colbrelli down as "contract extended" the other day, but the only other confirmation of that I can find is this (http://naszosie.pl/2014/09/sony-colbrelli-zostaje-w-bardiani-csf/). So I don't know if that would overrule the get-out mentioned in the Biciciclismo article.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 01, 2014, 14:06
Gazzetta last week said he has a contract until 2016

http://www.directa-plus.com/it/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/140625-Gazzeta-dello-Sport.pdf
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 01, 2014, 16:38
they'd definitely have to sign a neo-pro to be allowed to have 30 riders though, as far as I can see currently they only have Henao and Earle (although with him I am not even 100% sure about him being a neo-pro at all)
They only need two I thought?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 01, 2014, 16:42
yeah, you are right, I thought 27 + neo-pros, but it is 28

is Earle a neo-pro though? the joint agreement says

Quote
The status of new professional is given to any rider who joins a UCI ProTeam or Professional Continental Team for the first time no later than during his twenty-fifth year.

For the application of this article the date of joining shall be the date on which the rider’s contract comes into force.

Earle is 26 now, was 25 when he joint Sky.

From my understanding a "25th year" ends with your 25th birthday, but the UCI might interpret that differently
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 01, 2014, 17:13
http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/rusvelo_signs_tour_de_lavenir_protagonist/

Foliforov ------------------> #rusvelo
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on October 01, 2014, 19:11
yeah, you are right, I thought 27 + neo-pros, but it is 28

is Earle a neo-pro though? the joint agreement says

Earle is 26 now, was 25 when he joint Sky.

From my understanding a "25th year" ends with your 25th birthday, but the UCI might interpret that differently

As I understand it, for the UCI everyone is treated as though their birthday is 31st December of their year of birth,  so one has not completed their 25th year, according to the UCI, until the 31st December following their 25th birthday (unless they happen to have a birthday on New Year's Eve).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Dim on October 02, 2014, 01:46
Not sure without reading 30 pages if its been mentioned, But Josh Edmondson's time at sky is up.

Not sure where hes going, im guessing back to a  UK conti/pro conti team.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: al_pacino on October 02, 2014, 08:21
Not sure without reading 30 pages if its been mentioned, But Josh Edmondson's time at sky is up.

Not sure where hes going, im guessing back to a  UK conti/pro conti team.

Not mentioned but not exactly surprising.


I think the lack of a Pro-Conti level team in GB doesn't help the younger riders, giving them another option or level to adjust to the pro ranks.  There's obviously nothing stopping them riding anywhere else but the opportunities are a bit different ,
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 02, 2014, 08:36
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75549

Coledan -------------->  #trek
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Servais Knavendish on October 02, 2014, 09:19
Not mentioned but not exactly surprising.


I think the lack of a Pro-Conti level team in GB doesn't help the younger riders, giving them another option or level to adjust to the pro ranks.  There's obviously nothing stopping them riding anywhere else but the opportunities are a bit different ,

Not sure how much of an issue that is at present - with UK Conti teams seeing their race calendars bloom in 2014 and 2015 with invites on ToB, Ride London, and new Yorkshire and s Wales events.

Adam Blythe has shown that UK Conti can be a good springboard back to the bigs, and may have created a better window than riding secondary and tertiary races in Europe at pro-conti level.

It will be interesting to see if Josh flourishes in that environment.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 02, 2014, 10:48
Jamis-Hagens Berman re-signs Joe Martin winner

Ian Crane will return with Jamis-Hagens Berman next season following his recovery from life-threatening injuries suffered in a crash at the USA Pro Challenge in August. Crane made the announcement earlier this week on Twitter, thanking team director Sebastian Alexandre for having faith that he will return to form in 2015.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/crane-continues-to-recover-from-life-threatening-crash

cool, nice job by the team
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 02, 2014, 14:33
according to a user on Cicloweb Stefano Giuliani and Cunego met on the BiciExpo last week to discuss the details about his possible signing for #fantini

he has now enrolled for a study at the University of Verona

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/By4AeGSCMAE6bOj.jpg)

so he will either retire or sign for Vini Fantini and ride on domestic level only (as Pozzovivo did before finishing his studies) I guess
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 02, 2014, 14:36
awwwww
our little prince is all grown up and going off to uni, remember when he was ..............
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 02, 2014, 14:51
It very much looks like Cataldo ------------------------> Astana #astana
Sky lose an Italian rider which is a blow to them. If I can recall correctly they are owned 25% by Sky Italia and are now down to just Puccio.
Bringing in Viviani now + maybe Colbrelli or another Italian now makes more sense.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on October 02, 2014, 14:55
Sky lose an Italian rider which is a blow to them. If I can recall correctly they are owned 25% by Sky Italia

I think that stake in the team was transferred to 20th Century Fox last year. Sky Italia, I don't think, have any commercial interest in the team any longer (other than that of their shared parent company).

Not sure that's a great move for Cataldo, either... He's good enough to be leading races in his own right. Lampre, maybe, as a replacement for [insert name of banned Lampre rider here]
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 02, 2014, 15:35
It was annouced yesterday and posted, news travels slow to *gb ?  :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on October 02, 2014, 15:47
Not sure that's a great move for Cataldo, either... He's good enough to be leading races in his own right. Lampre, maybe, as a replacement for [insert name of banned Lampre rider here]

Agree although I don't think he has much room for improvement. Didn't do that much beyond domming at Sky and I doubt he will wearing turquoise. Lampre would indeed have been a good option but he does seem to like his foreign teams these days. Something like Katusha might have fit too, if it had room.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 02, 2014, 15:54
It was annouced yesterday and posted, news travels slow to *gb ?  :D
There should be an alert everytime there is any Sky worthy news.
Otherwise it gets lost in these threads amongst the heaps of news concerning all these other irrelevant teams.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Dim on October 02, 2014, 16:19
It was annouced yesterday and posted, news travels slow to *gb ?  :D

what was.. josh, or dario?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 02, 2014, 16:24
what was.. josh, or dario?
Dario ------> #astana
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 02, 2014, 16:45
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75562

Boivin ---------------> #optum

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/neri-ale-ingaggiato-matteo-busato-41520

Busato -------------->  #fluo

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/androni-venezuela-contatto-per-francesco-gavazzi-41508

Gavazzi -------------> #androni ?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 02, 2014, 16:47


http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/androni-venezuela-contatto-per-francesco-gavazzi-41508

Gavazzi -------------> #androni ?

ahh, Francesco it is, for a moment I thought Mattia again :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on October 02, 2014, 16:58
ahh, Francesco it is, for a moment I thought Mattia again :lol

Good quality signing. And he probably prefers Sprite instead of Coke.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 02, 2014, 18:12
Marco Coledan #bardiani Bardiani-CSF ---> #trek Trek
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 02, 2014, 18:22
Jérémy Bescond: #cofidis Cofidis --> CC Charvieu-Chavagneux (French club, DN2)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: mudplugger on October 02, 2014, 18:39
Not sure how much of an issue that is at present - with UK Conti teams seeing their race calendars bloom in 2014 and 2015 with invites on ToB, Ride London, and new Yorkshire and s Wales events.

Adam Blythe has shown that UK Conti can be a good springboard back to the bigs, and may have created a better window than riding secondary and tertiary races in Europe at pro-conti level.

It will be interesting to see if Josh flourishes in that environment.

I think the lack of a British PC team is a very big issue given that the Pro peloton is very heavily nationalistic. Young GB riders have very few opportunities to step up from Conti level as foreign teams tend to recruit their own nationals. Some egs.
Bardiani 100% Italian
Columbia 100% Columbian
RusVelo 100% Russian
Topsport Vlanderen 100% Belgian
FDJ 90% French
Bretagne Seche 88% French
Drapac 88% Australian
CCC Polsat 84%  Polish
Nerri Sottoli 81% Italian
Europcar  81% French
Caja Rural 75% Spanish
Androni 75% Italian
Wanty 74% Belgian
(Euskaltel 70% Spanish)
Cofidis 68% French
Belkin 66% Dutch
Lotto 63% Belgian
Movistar 63% Spanish
AG2R 63% French
Lampre 58% Italian
Katusha 57% Russian
Orica 54% Aus
Cannondale 54% Italian
(Vaconsoleil 52% Dutch)

Blythe is probably an exception as he had been at WT, was well known and had leadership at a high profile race, followed by a top result.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 02, 2014, 18:51
Blythe is probably an exception as he had been at WT, was well known and had leadership at a high profile race, followed by a top result.

yes, and I think another problem is that the continental teams are mostly (?) doing those crit races, or that British Cycling Cup or whatever it is called - so basically races no one outside GB takes any kind of notice of at all while teams in Italy, France or Belgium are able to do UCI (1.1. or 1.2) races on the domestic circuit all year, and thereby with good results immediately gain attention
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Servais Knavendish on October 02, 2014, 21:59
yes, and I think another problem is that the continental teams are mostly (?) doing those crit races, or that British Cycling Cup or whatever it is called - so basically races no one outside GB takes any kind of notice of at all while teams in Italy, France or Belgium are able to do UCI (1.1. or 1.2) races on the domestic circuit all year, and thereby with good results immediately gain attention

I take on board both responses, but from a purely Brit perspective, especially looking at sponsorship, Pro-Conti is something of a paradox.  Sponsors can readily pick up sponsorship of a UK team of UK riders at Conti level, and within constraints quoted re Tour series Crits, along with growing exposure across major one day races (Ride London Classic) and stage races (ToB & New Yorks?) gain just about enough exposure to cover investment.

At the other end of the spectrum UK sponsors with an international brand can take on minor or major roles with World tour teams, clearly at much higher expense, but potentially greater yield.

Pro-conti is the curates egg in the middle - yes better races, against better teams, with much better visibility to the cognoscenti, but with virtually no coverage in GB - so for the sponsors currently involved at Conti level, little if any benefit in leveling up with increased budgets required. 

Applying this to Josh - he could and perhaps should from a cycling perspective sign up with a good Belgian or French, Pro-conti team, and  mitigate some of the crashing decline in his take home pay, however it might also be tempting to come home, ride hard and well in the developing calendar of invitations the likes of Condor JLT / NFTO / Raleigh now find themselves accepting, and use that visible success to persuade someone involved with the bigs that he is worth another punt.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 02, 2014, 22:21
yes, you are right there, I was more thinking about the possibilities of British riders to develop - especially of those not going the "usual" way

especially now after the JTL case
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: mudplugger on October 02, 2014, 22:38
I take on board both responses, but from a purely Brit perspective, especially looking at sponsorship, Pro-Conti is something of a paradox.  Sponsors can readily pick up sponsorship of a UK team of UK riders at Conti level, and within constraints quoted re Tour series Crits, along with growing exposure across major one day races (Ride London Classic) and stage races (ToB & New Yorks?) gain just about enough exposure to cover investment.

At the other end of the spectrum UK sponsors with an international brand can take on minor or major roles with World tour teams, clearly at much higher expense, but potentially greater yield.

Pro-conti is the curates egg in the middle - yes better races, against better teams, with much better visibility to the cognoscenti, but with virtually no coverage in GB - so for the sponsors currently involved at Conti level, little if any benefit in leveling up with increased budgets required. 

Applying this to Josh - he could and perhaps should from a cycling perspective sign up with a good Belgian or French, Pro-conti team, and  mitigate some of the crashing decline in his take home pay, however it might also be tempting to come home, ride hard and well in the developing calendar of invitations the likes of Condor JLT / NFTO / Raleigh now find themselves accepting, and use that visible success to persuade someone involved with the bigs that he is worth another punt.

Yes, in summary, it would be good to have a PC team to allow more riders to make the step up, but there are logical reasons why it has not happened.

Bora seem not to have replaced the 3 climbers they lost with similar quality.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 02, 2014, 22:44
he has now enrolled for a study at the University of Verona

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/By4AeGSCMAE6bOj.jpg)

so he will either retire or sign for Vini Fantini and ride on domestic level only (as Pozzovivo did before finishing his studies) I guess

http://corrieredelveneto.corriere.it/verona/notizie/sport/2014/2-ottobre-2014/cunego-mi-iscrivo-all-universita-230267155772.shtml

...confirmed to leave Lampre, but he will not retire from pro cycling
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on October 03, 2014, 00:17
Regarding Edmondson:

1.) Join Skys Devo team (clearly its not a U23 program)

2.) Join a good US squad esp. UHC (the Deignan route - with guaranteed starts against WT teams in CA, UT, CO & Alberta)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 03, 2014, 07:32
* ok so it seems the bargain riders are being moved on, ie riders left off teams, merged teams etc

* #uhc is I think going after a Giro wildcard /odd though as that is when the tour of Cali is on

https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/517911334743453696
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 03, 2014, 07:35
http://corrieredelveneto.corriere.it/verona/notizie/sport/2014/2-ottobre-2014/cunego-mi-iscrivo-all-universita-230267155772.shtml

...confirmed to leave Lampre, but he will not retire from pro cycling

https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/517919906076303360
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 03, 2014, 08:14
https://twitter.com/veloropa/status/517932268611182592
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 03, 2014, 09:03
Coming fast now or half info is being tweeted

https://twitter.com/tuttobiciweb_it/status/517945530216099840

https://twitter.com/tuttobiciweb_it/status/517945961583501312
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 03, 2014, 09:25
Some decent picks for UHC - I like Ratto. However even if there's five wildcards next year, you'd think they would need some bigger signings than that to stand a chance of getting an invite. Maybe there's more on the way.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 03, 2014, 09:28
Some decent picks for UHC - I like Ratto. However even if there's five wildcards next year, you'd think they would need some bigger signings than that to stand a chance of getting an invite. Maybe there's more on the way.
Agree, but maybe they sign the Cat, that would help, plus good for classic invites ?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 03, 2014, 10:56
Rasmus Quaade -> #cult Team Cult Energy Pro

http://sporten.tv2.dk/2014-10-03-tv-2-erfarer-quaade-skifter-til-team-cult
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 03, 2014, 11:11
Agree, but maybe they sign the Cat, that would help, plus good for classic invites ?

I was thinking more along the lines of a guy who would go for GC in the smaller races they do and who could also then go for stage wins/KoM in the Giro if they got invited. A De Maar replacement I guess, but maybe a bit more high profile and Italian presumably.

Somebody for the classics would be good too. They got quite a few invites this year, but really had nothing to show for it at all. The Maaskant experiment was a bit of a failure.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 03, 2014, 11:29
Not Italian,  but was saying in the chat G Bennett be a good pick for UHC
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 03, 2014, 11:55
Rasmus Quaade -> #cult Team Cult Energy Pro
Well, that wasn't exactly a secret. ;)

More *dk transfer news:
Alexander Kamp #cwk Christina Watches-Kuma --> ColoQuick
Had a fall-out with the CWK management and hasn't ridden for the team since June, so it was logical he wouldn't get a new deal. Has now moved to the former TDKK. We'll see if they get along better.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 03, 2014, 13:17
https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/518009337558859776
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 03, 2014, 14:07
http://www.blancoprocyclingteam.com/teamnews/team-belkin-strengthened-by-two-riders-four-renewals-4557

In

TVA
Roosen

Extensions

Flens
Wagner
Wynants
Tjallingii
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 03, 2014, 14:47
They have no rider now to spearhead their supposed GC assault with Mollema gone.. asides from..
A lot of pressure may be placed upon Kelderman to get the expected GC results and I hope that doesn't effect him too adversely
 
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 03, 2014, 15:05
Gesink? Ten Dam?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 03, 2014, 15:16
Steven ?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 03, 2014, 15:20
True, but realistically we aren't looking at Top 5s in Grand Tours from them. Top 10s is more likely and even that isn't a certainty by any stretch of the imagination.

Gesink has been beset by bad luck and would have finished Top 10 at the Vuelta if he had not had an unfortunate family circumstance, but I wouldn't rely on him to produce the needed GC result. He hasn't ridden to a GT Top 10 since Vuelta 2012 and has only three times ever made it into a GT Top 10, you would expect more from a rider who has been competing in GTs for a while now. A lot of that has been down to injury and misfortune, but that is Gesink for you.. not a rider to rely on.

Ten Dam is getting older and could possibly sneak into a GT Top 10, but I wouldn't bet on it and he won't be achieving anything more then that which Belkin I get the feeling want a bit more. 
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 03, 2014, 18:27
https://twitter.com/larsvanderhaar/status/518061023476334593

Van der Haar --------------->  #giant

Seemingly the only one from the Devo squad being kept on with the main team.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 03, 2014, 20:33
Owain Doull #anpost An Post --> #europcar Europcar

Didn't see that one coming. But why not.
And he doesn't have to get used to a new jersey colour. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on October 03, 2014, 21:18
any news or rumors about The Cat?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 05, 2014, 09:42
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75612

Niemiec extends with  #lampre

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/wanty-groupegobert-l-obiettivo-e-steegmans-41584

 #wanty want Steegmans, but only at the right price.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 05, 2014, 10:53
any news or rumors about The Cat?
I think maybe UHC and Search thinks Lampre


http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75612

Niemiec extends with  #lampre

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/wanty-groupegobert-l-obiettivo-e-steegmans-41584

 #wanty want Steegmans, but only at the right price.
Big Gert seems to have a Big idea of his worth, over priced, too much money seems to be a theme

great to see Niemiec getting a re-up
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 05, 2014, 16:57
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75620

Ayazbayev and Kozhatayev ---------------->  #astana

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=72940&tp=n

Wackermann -------------->  #fluo

Pozzato is on their radar too.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 06, 2014, 05:08
https://twitter.com/DrapacCycling/status/518945039687229440
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 06, 2014, 05:19
Drapac ----> nrs Data3

http://pelotoncafe.com.au/jack-anderson-signs-data3-symantec-racing-sports-director-race-captain-2015/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 06, 2014, 10:41
Reports Apollojet to ride for the Silver Fox


or

Davide Appollonio will ride For Androni #ag2r -------> #androni

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 06, 2014, 14:57
This is great

Carter Jones to the bigs :win

signs with Giant-shampoo


also Alejet wants another year after being dumped by OPQS #fluo might be his new home
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 06, 2014, 15:47
http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-transfert-cristiano-salerno-de-cannondale-a-bora-45065.html

Salerno ---------------> #bora  :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 06, 2014, 19:46
https://twitter.com/evanhuffman/status/519152188229451777

https://twitter.com/evanhuffman/status/519153656655278080

The Kazakh dream is over.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 06, 2014, 19:49
Not really a place for a nice young American boy is it now?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 06, 2014, 19:52
Aye froome him and D-ski will have a lot in common :lol

tbh when did the dream start, even Lander was more visible similar type of rider
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 06, 2014, 19:57
tbh when did the dream start, even Lander was more visible similar type of rider
I thought the same - it was hardly a dream come true.

Had a look at his race schedule for 2014; looks as if he was thrown in whenever they needed someone to make up the numbers, little thought given to plan a regular program. A bunch of races in January-April, and then just the odd week-long stage race (Belgium, ENECO, and finally Beijing) - that's two-month gaps between each.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 06, 2014, 19:58
I think the writing was on the wall last year when he was quite critical of the team over their handling of the Pellizotti transfer/MPCC. I'm surprised he got as many race days as he did.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 06, 2014, 20:10
it probably wasn't well-conceived by both sides to begin with. I remember an interview with him where he said that there's barely anyone on the team who speaks any English, so its difficult to communicate for him, and that he is more or less the only Astana rider who lives in Girona
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 06, 2014, 20:46
Can you imagine the chaos if Astana lose their WT licence

a lot of cheap talent
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 06, 2014, 20:52
Can you imagine the chaos if Astana lose their WT licence

a lot of cheap talent
Well, they would probably still get a ProConti license (Katusha did before they were reinstated, didn't they?).
And with the names they have on the team, they would conceivably still be able to ride any race they want to. Can't see RCS not inviting Nibali just because Astana isn't WT anymore, for instance.

If anything, they won't have to do the races that are of minor interest to them: Tour Down Under, possibly the cobbled classics (unless Nibali decides he wants to win Paris-Roubaix now) ...
Why is a WT license a good idea, again? :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on October 06, 2014, 20:55
Can you imagine the chaos if Astana lose their WT licence

a lot of cheap talent

Boom had to follow the early rumors and sign for Sky instead  :P  ;)

@ Fus: didn't they sign Boom to have a strong cobbles contender?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 06, 2014, 21:24
@ Fus: didn't they sign Boom to have a strong cobbles contender?
Correct, they did. De Vreese too.

Thanks for the correction - giving the TDU a miss is all that's left then.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 06, 2014, 21:34
Well, they would probably still get a ProConti license (Katusha did before they were reinstated, didn't they?).
And with the names they have on the team, they would conceivably still be able to ride any race they want to. Can't see RCS not inviting Nibali just because Astana isn't WT anymore, for instance.

If anything, they won't have to do the races that are of minor interest to them: Tour Down Under, possibly the cobbled classics (unless Nibali decides he wants to win Paris-Roubaix now) ...
Why is a WT license a good idea, again? :S

Honestly I wouldn't rule out ASO f'ing them over and not inviting them to anything. As far as RCS goes I think you are right.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 06, 2014, 22:00
Honestly I wouldn't rule out ASO f'ing them over and not inviting them to anything.
That could be possible - they left Astana out of the 2008 Tour after Vino's positive in 2007 (and all the other stuff that team had in 2007, enough to fill a book).

But doing so would mean a certain confrontation with the UCI - I'm not sure ASO really want that.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 06, 2014, 22:27
That could be possible - they left Astana out of the 2008 Tour after Vino's positive in 2007 (and all the other stuff that team had in 2007, enough to fill a book).

But doing so would mean a certain confrontation with the UCI - I'm not sure ASO really want that.

Your question was why they need to be WT, if they don't get that licence ASO are free to leave them out.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 06, 2014, 23:05
Your question was why they need to be WT, if they don't get that licence ASO are free to leave them out.
True.
Of course, in 2008 Astana had a WT/PT/whatever-it-was-called-back-then license, and were still left out of the Tour (and the Giro, until Contador said he would ride).
So, if a team messes up badly enough, ASO won't be stopped by UCI rules.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 07, 2014, 09:19
Lastras 1 more year at #movistar
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 07, 2014, 09:47
any rumors where Santambrogio and Reda will end up?

from WT or pro conti only BMC, Movistar, OPQS, Sky, Tinkoff, Trek and CCC are possible because of MPCC rules - and neither of them will be interested I guess. Maybe CCC, but I doubt it.

Most likely is they will retire or end up at Meridiana I guess
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 07, 2014, 12:50
https://twitter.com/Ciclismoafondo_/status/519454035460751360
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 07, 2014, 12:59
http://www.procycling.no/agenten-bekrefter-skjerping-blir-proff/ (http://www.procycling.no/agenten-bekrefter-skjerping-blir-proff/)

*no Kristoffer Skjerping (bronze medal at U23 Worlds):
#joker Joker-Merida --> #garmin Team Slipstream (whatever they'll be called next year)

Only confirmed by the agent, not the rider; and no contract signed yet - but I think this is pretty certain.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 07, 2014, 15:25
#tinkoff Marko Kump -> Adria Mobil

http://www.adria-mobil-cycling.com/si/novice
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 07, 2014, 15:36
https://twitter.com/SSbike/status/519490486873382912
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 07, 2014, 17:57
Duarte rumored -------------> #lampre
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on October 07, 2014, 20:11
You're just making up rumours to cheer me up, aren't you jsg? It's sweet but unnecessary ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 07, 2014, 21:44
any rumors where Santambrogio and Reda will end up?

All this hype I am trying to build up and this still need to be asked?  :(

Santa to Claus makes perfect sense to me
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 07, 2014, 21:52
yes, maybe, I forgot about them.

And they also wanted to sign Reda in January already...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 08, 2014, 06:41
G Bennett noice

https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/519718846316281856
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 08, 2014, 07:06
Kevyn Ista  IAM----> Wallonie-Bruxelles

Wallonie-Bruxelles Wanty ------>Wallonie-Bruxelles
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 08, 2014, 08:55
Kevin de Weert  :)

Arbs will be happy not to lose one of his favorite gc riders
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 08, 2014, 09:08
according to today's La Dernière Heure...

#giant Dries Devenyns -> #iam IAM Cycling

that would be a superb signing for them
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 08, 2014, 10:13
Cult saying big rider signing announced today fwiw
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 08, 2014, 11:00
Cult saying big rider signing announced today fwiw

Skelde says: Not Andy, not a Dane, announcement to be made at 15.00 CET.

http://www.bt.dk/cykling/cult-praesenterer-stjernerytter-i-dag-og-det-er-ikke-andy-schleck (Danish)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 08, 2014, 11:07
those announcements of an announcement seem to be a thing the Danish teams like a lot

no more hints this time? Some obscure world champions again?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 08, 2014, 11:20
those announcements of an announcement seem to be a thing the Danish teams like a lot

no more hints this time? Some obscure world champions again?

No more hints, he said else we would figure it out.

The reason they do this is to get more PR, and news sites wants this to get more clicks, and hype for when the real story is out.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on October 08, 2014, 11:25
Cult saying big rider signing announced today fwiw

Pozzovivo? Frank? Sanchez? Duarte? Horner? Cobo? Menchov? :o

The Cat ?? :o :o
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on October 08, 2014, 11:30
Horner? Cobo? Menchov?

Better known as "The Dream Team".

"The Three Stooges?"

"The Good, The Bad and The Ugly?"

I'll get my coat...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 08, 2014, 11:42
Pozzovivo? Frank? Sanchez? Duarte? Horner? Cobo? Menchov? :o

The Cat ?? :o :o

Pozzo should be out of their price range, if that is the signing they would pretty much be favorites for Giro wild card I think.

Horner[1], Cobo and Menchov I don't see for "other" reasons

Cat and Sanchez might well fit that too, cat had some dodgy teams, and Samu got thrown under a bus by Oleg a year ago.

Duarte and Frank maybe

My guess would be: Ivan Santaromita
 1. Would you know, I actually feel bad putting Horner in the same line as Menchov
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on October 08, 2014, 11:43
Pozzo should be out of their price range, if that is the signing they would pretty much be favorites for Giro wild card I think.

Horner, Cobo and Menchov I don't see for "other" reasons

Cat and Sanchez might well fit that too, cat had some dodgy teams, and Samu got thrown under a bus by Oleg a year ago.

Duarte and Frank maybe

My guess would be: Ivan Santaromita

Santaromita good call :cool

Or Alberto for 2016 season :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 08, 2014, 11:48
Or Alberto for 2016 season :o :o :o :o :o :o

Think that would be same category as Pozzovivo[1]

But I sort of have this feeling that it will be one of those where they say big rider anouncement and then when they actually say the name you go, really? that is a big rider? The fact that the news paper article mentioned Lander as a possibility says a lot. Lander is not a big rider signing if you are a Pro Conti team, hardly even if a danish Conti team brought him back.
 1. Aren't you happy I didn't say Horner?  :evil:
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 08, 2014, 11:49
Pozzovivo still has a contract I think

The other Ivan 99% sure has 2015 to run on his greenedge deal

Samu I am sure is riding for bmc next year

Frank is still under contract at Iam
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on October 08, 2014, 11:51
Pozzovivo still has a contract I think

The other Ivan 99% sure has 2015 to run on his greenedge deal

Samu I am sure is riding for bmc next year

Frank is still under contract at Iam

Hmmm I was looking at PCS's list of riders without contract for 2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 08, 2014, 11:54
Hmmm I was looking at PCS's list of riders without contract for 2015
I might be wrong and going from memory  :s
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 08, 2014, 11:58
Pozzovivo initially signed a two year contract that's about to expire. There has been no statement yet that said it had been extended

I can't really see a reason why they would let him go though - other than that they are short on money maybe after extending Bardet's and Peraud's contracts
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 08, 2014, 12:05
Thinking it through a "Big signing" that will disappoint me....


....of cause they have signed Matthew Goss  :(
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 08, 2014, 12:10
My guess would be: Ivan Santaromita
Santaromita is a possibility, but he's Italian.
So far they've signed Danes, Luxembourgers, Germans and one Brit. So it's a Western/Northern European squad - and knowing Skelde & the team, their homogenity is one of their strengths.
Bringing in an Italian wouldn't fit that picture.

I think it'll be someone from Northern/Western Europe - Scandinavia, British Isles, Benelux, German-speaking countries.
Vangenechten? Gustav Larsson? Steegmans? Wegmann? Michael Olsson?
All of those would be good signings, and most of them could also be argued to be 'big names' of some sort.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 08, 2014, 12:14
Santaromita is a possibility, but he's Italian.
So far they've signed Danes, Luxembourgers, Germans and one Brit. So it's a Western/Northern European squad - and knowing Skelde & the team, their homogenity is one of their strengths.
Bringing in an Italian wouldn't fit that picture.

I think it'll be someone from Northern/Western Europe - Scandinavia, British Isles, Benelux, German-speaking countries.
Vangenechten? Gustav Larsson? Steegmans? Wegmann? Michael Olsson?
All of those would be good signings, and most of them could also be argued to be 'big names' of some sort.

Really I don't think it matters that much, there are two kind of riders, home nation riders and others. Luxembourg and Denmark are home for the team, all others just need to be internationals that function in an English setting, Santaromita fits that, as far as them bringing in Gatto or somebody I agree, but a German or an Italian is all the same, they both need to be able to communicate in English to fit in on the team.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 08, 2014, 12:17
I would say Gustav Erik Larrson fits the bill

and an outsider Big Gert

and Goss signed for MTN not Cult DB fwiw
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 08, 2014, 12:35
Really I don't think it matters that much, there are two kind of riders, home nation riders and others. Luxembourg and Denmark are home for the team, all others just need to be internationals that function in an English setting, Santaromita fits that, as far as them bringing in Gatto or somebody I agree, but a German or an Italian is all the same, they both need to be able to communicate in English to fit in on the team.
Germans would be able to communicate in their native language too. Not with everybody on the team, but every Luxembourger speaks German.

An interesting aspect would be who the DSs are. Skelde, Steensen ... who else? That can make a big difference: #mtn MTN with German DS Jens Zemke have a German contingent, and also a big contingent of ex-Cervélo people (riders and staff). If they find a DS, maybe he'll bring over some of 'his' guys.

We'll know in 90 minutes.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 08, 2014, 12:38
and Goss signed for MTN not Cult DB fwiw

Missed that one, just saw him listed as unsigned on CQ, somebody needs to make a list that is actually reliable, UCI maybe?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 08, 2014, 13:02
Not sure the UCI need anymore paper work, they are struggling at the moment  :-x


and seg getting a solid team of young talent

https://twitter.com/SEGracing/status/519818768835682304
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 08, 2014, 14:02
Vangenechten? Gustav Larsson? Steegmans? Wegmann? Michael Olsson?
I'm good. :)
https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/519834757626990592
*de Fabian Wegmann #garmin Garmin-Sharp --> #cult Cult
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 08, 2014, 14:08
I'm good. :)

Even better, EB says that Larson has signed as well and will be announced later on  :cool

In other news the words big signing news needs to be more clearly defined in the dictionary if this is one, as far as signings that I dislike this one ranks fairly high on the list.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 08, 2014, 14:13
From the five names I mentioned I would consider three (Wegmann, Steegmans, Larsson) big signings, for various reasons (well-known name, multiple national champion, Tour stage winner, Giro mountain jersey, cobbles superdomestique, very good ITT ...).

I would even call Vangenechten a big signing, in the sense that he can be expected to be a leader for a team like Cult in some races.
Only Michael Olsson wouldn't be a big signing in my book (yet) - only because he isn't that well-known. He has the talent to be just as good as Larsson or Wegmann, but hasn't had much opportunity to show it so far.

If 'big signing' would be restricted to Contador, Sagan, Boonen, Wiggins, Kittel and the like, most teams would never sign a 'big' rider.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 08, 2014, 14:23
From the five names I mentioned I would consider three (Wegmann, Steegmans, Larsson) big signings, for various reasons (well-known name, multiple national champion, Tour stage winner, Giro mountain jersey, cobbles superdomestique, very good ITT ...).

I would even call Vangenechten a big signing, in the sense that he can be expected to be a leader for a team like Cult in some races.
Only Michael Olsson wouldn't be a big signing in my book (yet) - only because he isn't that well-known. He has the talent to be just as good as Larsson or Wegmann, but hasn't had much opportunity to show it so far.

If 'big signing' would be restricted to Contador, Sagan, Boonen, Wiggins, Kittel and the like, most teams would never sign a 'big' rider.

Imo unless when you look at a rider you think they could win something, then they are not a big name signing, of the five you mentioned I think Steegmans is big name, Larsson would be a year ago - but I doubt he will comeback, Wegmann's CQ graph looks everything but an MTF, he is in rapid decline and I don't seem him improving.

Larsson, Weggman, Vangenechten are medium signings

Olsson is a minor signing
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 08, 2014, 18:23
OT question, but is Carbel going to be Cult's main sprinter?

http://bahnradsport.org/2014/10/07/cottbuser-kamna-fahrt-2015-fur-das-team-stolting/

Junior World TT Champ Kamna ------------------> #stolting
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 08, 2014, 18:54
OT question, but is Carbel going to be Cult's main sprinter?
From how the team looks so far, I'd say yes.
There's Russ Downing as well, but Carbel is - on paper - the best sprinter they have.

Maybe they'll go for an all-out approach though, attacking whenever possible. That would certainly fit with the team's philosophy in past years. :)
Or maybe they'll sign some bigger sprint name still. Repeating myself here, Vangenechten or Steegmans could fulfil that role.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 08, 2014, 22:49
Evan Huffman #astana Astana --> #smartstop Team Smartstop
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/huffman-signs-with-smartstop-team (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/huffman-signs-with-smartstop-team)

Back to the States for Huffman.
But he's signing for the ambitious Men of Creed, who are looking into stepping up to ProConti in the future, and are assembling a decent squad:
#white America Tour winner Kocjan, *usa NRC winner McCabe, #champusa US champion Marcotte (all confirmed to come back in 2015) ... this year there were *ca Bell, *mx de Luna, *nz Torckler too (all of which I hope will come back as well).

I'm looking forward to see the team in 2015.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 09, 2014, 05:15
Was confirmed 2 year deal for D-ski at Cannondale/Garmin
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 09, 2014, 08:36
Samu rumors

about to sign with #bmc 2 year deal

but report out of France #lampre have offered a contract
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on October 09, 2014, 08:58
Samu rumors

about to sign with #bmc 2 year deal

but report out of France #lampre have offered a contract

Report quoting Samu's agent, apparently.

Sounds like he trying to get more $$$ out of Och.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 09, 2014, 09:05
Report quoting Samu's agent, apparently.

Sounds like he trying to get more $$$ out of Och.
which it maybe, and flipping stupid really, Och might just say go away, if BMC had not picked up Samu last year he might be retired now

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 09, 2014, 09:21
https://twitter.com/NetAppEndura/status/520124134203064320
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 09, 2014, 09:23
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/520125301196869632
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 09, 2014, 11:07
according to cicloweb...

#fluo Daniele Colli --> #fantini Vini Fantini Nippo de Rosa

there's no official confirmation yet as far as I can see though
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 09, 2014, 15:43
https://twitter.com/ProTeamLPM13/status/520222080684789760
*fr Grégoire Tarride re-signs, and *lt #mtn Ignatas Konovalovas comes back to his old amateur club #pomme La Pomme Marseille.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 09, 2014, 16:51
https://twitter.com/lampre_merida/status/520239387200983041
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 09, 2014, 18:07
Team crackhouse loves a ds with a doping past  :D

https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/520254261922627584

interesting the obsession Tinkoff has with Sky fwiw. Bet it cut deep Roche signing with them
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 09, 2014, 18:37
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/androni-venezuela-vicino-l-arrivo-di-tvetcov-41721 (http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/androni-venezuela-vicino-l-arrivo-di-tvetcov-41721) (via Café Roubaix on Twitter)

#androni Androni Giocattoli going after Țvetcov. Why, you ask?
Well, apart from the fact that he's a good rider, having a *ro Romanian on the team (even if he's originally *md Moldovan) would practically guarantee a Sibiu Tour invite! :D

Post Merge: October 09, 2014, 19:41
And it's almost-officially confirmed, looking at Țvetcov's Twitter timeline:
https://twitter.com/gmoreira_esp/status/519509935613571072
https://twitter.com/Tsvetkov13/status/519510200928468992
And now this retweet:
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/520262710551146496
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on October 09, 2014, 19:46
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/androni-venezuela-vicino-l-arrivo-di-tvetcov-41721 (http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/androni-venezuela-vicino-l-arrivo-di-tvetcov-41721) (via Café Roubaix on Twitter)

#androni Androni Giocattoli going after Țvetcov. Why, you ask?
Well, apart from the fact that he's a good rider, having a *ro Romanian on the team (even if he's originally *md Moldovan) would practically guarantee a Sibiu Tour invite! :D

Post Merge: October 09, 2014, 19:41
And it's almost-officially confirmed, looking at Țvetcov's Twitter timeline:
https://twitter.com/gmoreira_esp/status/519509935613571072
https://twitter.com/Tsvetkov13/status/519510200928468992
And now this retweet:
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/520262710551146496

 :o
from great jersey design and bont shoes and Argon bike to that million names jersey and who knows what bike they'll use?

ok, joking, European races are more important than Us, and more € too.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on October 09, 2014, 20:39
Team crackhouse loves a ds with a doping past  :D

https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/520254261922627584

interesting the obsession Tinkoff has with Sky fwiw. Bet it cut deep Roche signing with them

yes old news jsg Julich and Yates in ;)

But Mauduit and Guidi out is a surprise :o :o

surely with De Jongh, Yates, Julich and Dodgers Alberto should have the TDF in the bag ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on October 09, 2014, 22:21


surely with De Jongh, Yates, Julich and Dodgers Alberto should have the TDF in the bag ;)

So long as he keeps the bag in the fridge between now and July...

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on October 09, 2014, 22:52

So long as he keeps the bag in the fridge between now and July...

:o
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 09, 2014, 23:00
OK folks, let's remember that this thread is for confirmed transfers as well as transfer rumours and discussions of those.
Other stuff should go elsewhere, and you all don't need to be reminded where. ;)


Back to the transfers:
http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/top-junior-eddie-dunbar-signs-for-uk-continental-team-nfto/ (http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/top-junior-eddie-dunbar-signs-for-uk-continental-team-nfto/)
*ie Eddie Dunbar --> #nfto NFTO
Dunbar has won the Junior Tour of Ireland twice, won the Junior Tour of Wales this year and was runner-up at the Trofeo Karlsberg (behind Kristjan Kumar who has since tested positive).
Looking forward to follow his development.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 10, 2014, 09:06
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75722

Sonny openly talking about Sky, so presumably the escape from his contract is still possible.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 10, 2014, 09:28
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75722

Sonny openly talking about Sky, so presumably the escape from his contract is still possible.

the original source for this is an interview in today's Gazzetta:

Quote
Le voci sul suo passagio a Sky?

«Adesso voglio concentrarmi soltano sul finale della stagione. Rimagno Giro dell'Emilia e Trofeo Beghelli per conquistare la Coppa Italia. Io sarò al via del Beghelli. Per vincerlo. Poi penseremo all'eventuale trasferimento. Ma bisogna trovare un accordo, amichevole se non affettuoso, con i Reverberi. La Bardiani mi ha dato molto, e io molto ho dato alla Bardiani. Ma Sky sarebbe una grande opportunità.»

maybe someone who speaks Italian can translate that, but it sounds like he would need to get the permission from Bardiani to eventually leave the team. ("We [would] need to come to an agreement that does not affect the friendship to [Bardiani team manager] Reverberi. Bardiani has done a lot for me, and I have done a lot for Bardiani." or something like that)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 10, 2014, 11:11
Kroon to Oranje cycling, rumor
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 10, 2014, 11:58
Gustav Erik Larsson signs 1 year deal with Cult

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Mellow Velo on October 10, 2014, 12:50
the original source for this is an interview in today's Gazzetta:

maybe someone who speaks Italian can translate that, but it sounds like he would need to get the permission from Bardiani to eventually leave the team. ("We [would] need to come to an agreement that does not affect the friendship to [Bardiani team manager] Reverberi. Bardiani has done a lot for me, and I have done a lot for Bardiani." or something like that)

I get:

Quote
Now I want to concentrate only on the end of the season. Rimagno Lap of Emilia and Trophy Beghelli to win the Coppa Italia. I will be at the start of the Beghelli. To win it. Then think about the eventual transfer. But we need to find an agreement, friendly if not affectionate, with the reverb. The Bardian team gave me a lot, and i much i gave the Bardian team. But Sky would be a great opportunity
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 10, 2014, 14:07
I would paraphrase the Sonny quote like this:
"I'll concentrate on the last race(s), then we can discuss a possible transfer. In any case we will have to reach an agreement with Reverberi, friendly but not affectionate. Sky is a great opportunity."

Of course he says "#sky is great", anybody who's not an idiot would say that. Doesn't mean he's necessarily about to sign for them; he's simply keeping his options open.
It could happen, but it could also just be a storm in a teacup.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on October 10, 2014, 17:42
OK folks, let's remember that this thread is for confirmed transfers as well as transfer rumours and discussions of those.
Other stuff should go elsewhere, and you all don't need to be reminded where. ;)


Back to the transfers:
http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/top-junior-eddie-dunbar-signs-for-uk-continental-team-nfto/ (http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/top-junior-eddie-dunbar-signs-for-uk-continental-team-nfto/)
*ie Eddie Dunbar --> #nfto NFTO
Dunbar has won the Junior Tour of Ireland twice, won the Junior Tour of Wales this year and was runner-up at the Trofeo Karlsberg (behind Kristjan Kumar who has since tested positive).
Looking forward to follow his development.
Me too, I'm excited about it, NFTO is a step up.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 10, 2014, 18:31
Gustav Erik Larsson signs 1 year deal with Cult
Vangenechten?
Gustav Larsson? SIGNED
Steegmans?
Wegmann? SIGNED
Michael Olsson?
I'm that good. :Smug:

Fus predicts the future!
Form an orderly line please, and have the cash handy.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 11, 2014, 05:01
This confirmation of an open secret slipped past the radar:
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/10/news/dombrowski-qa-moving-cannondale-time-sky-surgery_347137 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/10/news/dombrowski-qa-moving-cannondale-time-sky-surgery_347137)
Dombrowski #sky Team Sky --> #garmin Garmin Cannondale (God, that's confusing)


Also, Edmondson is rumoured to be out of #sky Team Sky. According to MartinGT on the CN forum (http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=22026&page=263), he's going to a ProConti team.

Another user then suggested #netappendura Bora & #mtn MTN, neither of which I find likely (Bora are done with their transfers, and why should MTN sign him?).

The quasi-national ProConti teams #bardiani #bretagne #ccc #colombia #drapac #fluo #rusvelo #topsport are out of the question too, as are the new arrivals on the ProConti scene #orange & #fantini and the #novonordisk diabetics.

That leaves #cajarural #cofidis #iam #uhc #wanty ... and #cult - the Luxembourg-Danes have signed Russ Downing already, so why not pick up another British rider?

If I'm right, I should think about starting gambling, betting and/or lotto. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 11, 2014, 06:18
Was confirmed 2 year deal for D-ski at Cannondale/Garmin

do keep up Fus  :)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on October 11, 2014, 07:14
If I'm right, I should think about starting gambling, betting and/or lotto. ;)

I suppose that would leave you 3/6 which had you played the lotto last Wednesday would have left you with a staggering win of 44 kroner  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 11, 2014, 08:13
Report quoting Samu's agent, apparently.

Sounds like he trying to get more $$$ out of Och.

Lampre went out and said this is BS we have not talked to anyone re Samu

cj  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 11, 2014, 09:51
I suppose that would leave you 3/6 which had you played the lotto last Wednesday would have left you with a staggering win of 44 kroner  ;)
Ha, good point. :lol

Of course, I'm sure the three others will be announced shortly. ;)
Olsson at least actually might, he would be a great fit in my opinion, and is better than his results show.
Did very well in *ro Sibiu, on all stages, so he can ITT, climb and (sort of) sprint. And winning the *se champs twice in a row shows some tactical prowess.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 11, 2014, 10:54
do keep up Fus  :)
I checked a few pages back, searching for "Dombrowski". Knowing you, I should have searched for any and all of "D", "Joe", "Dombro", "D-man", "D-ski" ... :P
Anyway.

Tour of *ko Korea stage winner *uk Elliot Porter goes #rapha Rapha Condor-JLT --> #3m Team 3M:
https://twitter.com/Porterelliott/status/5208703919262351367

I love this part of the year. Yes, the road racing is winding down (while cross and track are winding up), but all the transfer announcements make me excited for the new season.
It's November/December that give me withdrawal symptoms.
Then in January the new kits start coming out, and with Táchira, *au Nationals, TDU, Tropicale & San Luis we're right back into the action.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: ciranda on October 11, 2014, 11:59
Olsson will go to Trefor-Bluewater probably, at least they say they have signed a national champion from another country.

On a related note the smaller danish teams are stepping up somewhat so from next year it looks like a solid feeding chain that covers all levels. Trefor and Riwal will have an international program and some other teams seem to focus on U23s. I don't understand why Cult signs below average riders from other countries though. While Larsson and Wegmann are good signings and the two from Luxembourg are because of sponsor interest, there would have been better danish alternatives for the rest.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 11, 2014, 21:56

The quasi-national ProConti teams #bardiani #bretagne #ccc #colombia #drapac #fluo #rusvelo #topsport are out of the question too, as are the new arrivals on the ProConti scene #orange & #fantini and the #novonordisk diabetics.


It's highly unlikely that Edmondson would be one of them, but CCC supposedly are after three foreigners. I'll have a guess in the connect the dots thread.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on October 11, 2014, 22:00
still no news about The Cat?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 11, 2014, 22:36
Olsson will go to Trefor-Bluewater probably, at least they say they have signed a national champion from another country.
Hmmph. The last few years #trefor have had an international calendar of mostly X.2 races, unless they get some higher-level invites the race program for Olsson would actually be of a lower quality than what he did with #ringeriks this year - TreFor-Blue Water can't do Tour of Norway or Arctic Tour as these will be 2.HC, and the Sibiu Tour even beats the Tour de France of course! ;)

But if they can build a program with a mix of prestigious X.2 and a few X.1 races he could be fine. And would be a very good option for the Tour of Denmark. Would be a first to have a *dk Conti team ride the premium *dk race with a *se leader ... :D

still no news about The Cat?
Purely guesswork, but maybe he's one of the three #ccc foreigners?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 12, 2014, 11:24
Do we have this one ?

https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/521244246251409409
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on October 12, 2014, 12:16
still no news about The Cat?

the Cat is Oscar Gatto?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 12, 2014, 12:24
the Cat is Oscar Gatto?
Yep

Also with all things *it the silver fox looks to have Pellizotti for another year
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 12, 2014, 21:34
some rumors from Italy...

Iuri Filosi --> #fantini Vini Fantini Nippo de Rosa

Grega Bole --> #ccc CCC Polsat
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 13, 2014, 07:27
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75782

Evtushenko ---------------> #rusvelo

and Boev renews.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 13, 2014, 12:39
https://twitter.com/ciclistacofidis/status/521623590303961088

Loïc Chetout --> #cofidis Cofidis

(he already was racing for them as a stagiaire this year)

according to cicloweb that's it, he is the 25th and final rider who will get a contract with the team for 2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 13, 2014, 13:47
Another GB rider goes the non sky route

https://twitter.com/McLAYDan/status/521636629526888448

So much for last of a generation bs
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on October 13, 2014, 13:49
Dan McLay, #lotto Lotto-Belisol U23 and Team GB rider (Stage winner in this year's Tour d'Avenir) signs for #bretagne Bretagne-Séché.

http://t.co/VR63EaLn39

https://twitter.com/PelotonWatch/status/521639351889833985

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 13, 2014, 15:30
*dk Asbjørn Kragh Andersen:
Middelfart CC (was #cwk CWK until end of August) --> #trefor TreFor-Blue Water

Back to the roots for Asbjørn, returning to the team that was essentially started up for him (TreFor) and being reunited with his brother Søren.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 13, 2014, 20:26
It's highly unlikely that Edmondson would be one of them, but CCC supposedly are after three foreigners. I'll have a guess in the connect the dots thread.

some rumors from Italy...

Grega Bole --> #ccc CCC Polsat

more details on the three foreigners:

http://naszosie.pl/2014/10/ccc-sprandi-polkowice-w-world-tour-w-2016/

apparently those riders are supposed to be from

*it
*si
*de

so I guess the rumors about Bole are likely to be true

...but there is a more shocking one. They are very close to come to an agreement with the German rider as well:

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Flo on October 13, 2014, 21:01
*it


 :o Cat?!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 13, 2014, 21:03
Baliani I hope, bring the band back together

#miche reloaded
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on October 13, 2014, 21:08
Baliani I hope, bring the band back together

#miche reloaded

they would need Niemec too  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 13, 2014, 21:31
...but there is a more shocking one. They are very close to come to an agreement with the German rider as well:

Spoiler (hover to show)
Not too surprised. Makes sense really if his current team is in the state I think they are (that is, disintegrating).
He'll fit right in with Rutkiewicz and Rebellin. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 13, 2014, 21:35
yep, it does fit in a way, but I still did not expect Schumacher to return to professional level as there were rumors of him being blacklisted - but on the other hand: that was also the case for Rebellin, so they do not seem to care too much
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 14, 2014, 09:59
*dk Nikola Aistrup re-signs with #concordia Riwal Platform.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 14, 2014, 12:13
http://www.ouest-france.fr/cyclisme-morabito-rejoint-la-fdjfr-2900493 (http://www.ouest-france.fr/cyclisme-morabito-rejoint-la-fdjfr-2900493)
(via ammattipyöräily on Twitter)

*ch Steve Morabito: #bmc BMC --> #fdj FDJ.fr (two-year contract)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 14, 2014, 12:14
Really good signing, has been #bmc best moutain dom, was strong this year

Moribito to #fdj 2 year deal

edit and too slow :)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 14, 2014, 15:07
#cwk Christina Watches-Kuma have confirmed that Stefan Schumacher will leave the team for a ProConti squad, saying that "rider and team have been successful in securing the captain a new contract on the professional level". :lol

So it's 99% certain that *de Stefan Schumacher #cwk CWK --> #ccc CCC Sprandi Polkowice
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 14, 2014, 15:42
CyclingQuotes: Förster continues long career with UnitedHealthcare (http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/frster_continues_long_career_with_unitedhealthcare/)

*de Robert Förster takes another year with #uhc UnitedHealthcare.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 14, 2014, 16:57
#cwk Christina Watches-Kuma have confirmed that Stefan Schumacher will leave the team for a ProConti squad, saying that "rider and team have been successful in securing the captain a new contract on the professional level". :lol

So it's 99% certain that *de Stefan Schumacher #cwk CWK --> #ccc CCC Sprandi Polkowice
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bz60Zg_CMAApvNS.jpg:large) :lol

By the way, Oscar Gatto is also a former #gerolsteiner rider ... :shh
With that in mind, it makes sense for him to end up in #ccc orange as well.

Marczynski, Paterski, Rebellin, Bole, Schumacher, Gatto, Samoilau (plus most likely Matysiak, Marycz, Černý, Mihaylov, Rutkiewicz) - shaping up to be a very strong team.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 14, 2014, 20:23
http://www.colombiasports.net/ciclismo/robinson-chalapud-nuevo-integrante-de-orgullo-antioqueno

#colombia Robinson Chalapud --> Orgullo Antioqueño

says he prefers to race in Colombia and stay close to his family. Not a good sign though if #colombia already starts to lose the very few decent riders they have to domestic teams...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 14, 2014, 20:32
according to cicloweb...

#fluo Daniele Colli --> #fantini Vini Fantini Nippo de Rosa

there's no official confirmation yet as far as I can see though

confirmed now, also Mattia Pozzo

http://www.cicloweb.it/news/2014/10/14/nippo-vini-fantini-de-rosa-in-rampa-di-lancio-ufficializzati-daniele-colli-e-mattia-
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 14, 2014, 20:37
Duarte to Lampre rumors are not going away
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 14, 2014, 21:18
... and I saw Swampy was rumoured to IAM on Cycling Fever. Rubiano says he's happy there though.

http://cccsport.eu/?p=3458

Schumacher confirmed to  #ccc. One year deal.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 14, 2014, 21:34
... and I saw Swampy was rumoured to IAM on Cycling Fever.


Not a rumour anymore. It's a fact supposedly.

https://www.facebook.com/RevistaMC/posts/10152770531894530
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 15, 2014, 11:55
Apparently the sealing of the Viviani transfer to Sky.

http://www.gazzetta.it/Ciclismo/14-10-2014/campionati-europei-pista-guadalupa-azzurri-viviani-bertazzo-coledan-frapporti-cecchini-rio-2016-90741405658.shtml

Sky have definitely done well in this year's Transfer game, at least considerably better than last year.
He will likely feature primarily in the Giro, a good backup plan in some week long stage races where he may find himself playing second fiddle and also a good card to play in races like GW maybe.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 15, 2014, 13:59
I don't understand why Cult signs below average riders from other countries though. While Larsson and Wegmann are good signings and the two from Luxembourg are because of sponsor interest, there would have been better danish alternatives for the rest.

Kirsch is a big talent though, I don't think are are many better Danish riders (apart from Pedersen who already is on the team anyway). Not sure about Zangerle, but signing Kirsch maks perfectly sense for me.

Here is an interview with Wegmann by the way, he says they will probably do a lot of races in France and they also hope for wild cards for the Amstel Gold Race and Tour de Suisse or Dauphiné

http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_90094.htm

Garmin had offered him to stay with the team as ds, but not as a rider
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 15, 2014, 16:25
Petacchi has offers from three teams, two foreign ones, and an Italian one "with young sprinters". He will make his decision when he returns from Japan

Quote
«Ho tre contatti interessanti, due con formazioni straniere e uno con un team italiano che hanno giovani velocisti ai quali la mia esperienz apuò essere utile. Al ritorno dal Giappone prenderò la mia decisione. In realtà ho ricevuto diverse proproste interessanti per restare nell'ambiente in ruoli diversi, ma quando salgo in bicicletta sento ancora emozioni e quindi vorrei continuare almeno per un anno ancora»

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=73250

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on October 15, 2014, 18:04
Petacchi has offers from three teams, two foreign ones, and an Italian one "with young sprinters". He will make his decision when he returns from Japan

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=73250
Italian one Bardiani?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 15, 2014, 19:21
doesn't really fit I think, maybe back to Lampre, no idea. All a bit weird.

meanwhile another great great signing for IAM: Clément Chevrier

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/38357-clement-chevrier-iam-cycling-un-nouveau-depart.html#.VD67ghpFPiw
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 15, 2014, 19:26
Great to see Chévrier get a pro deal. I'm surprised he wasn't picked up by Trek - that decision may come back to haunt them.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 15, 2014, 22:10
Actually in the main I was kinda disappointed with his performances this year. Some okay finishes in the American races, but nothing that jumped out and demanded a WT contract - almost a year of stagnation you feel.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 16, 2014, 08:44
*si Luka Pibernik #radenska Radenska --> #lampre Lampre-Merida (for 2015 & 2016)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 16, 2014, 08:47
Aye 1st post of this thread ,  :lol  just playing,

on a serious note getting hardnto keep up, have been a big transfer season

*si Luka Pibernik #radenska Radenska --> #lampre Lampre-Merida (for 2015 & 2016)


Viviani confirmed to Della Sport he is off to #sky

cycling quotes Samu still looking for a team

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Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 16, 2014, 08:55
Aye 1st post of this thread ,  :lol  just playing,
Yeah, I saw the news and thought "haven't we known that for a year already?" :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 16, 2014, 09:04
Viviani with his inability of proper positioning and Sky's crappy lead out....sounds like a 0-wins and go back to Italy at the end of the year scenario.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 16, 2014, 14:24
*dk John Kronborg Ebsen #ccn CCN Cycling Team --> #androni Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela
I guess he found a rich uncle or some such ... ;)

Good team for the Danish climber, he'll be able to display his strengths.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 16, 2014, 15:11
More Danish transfer news:
*dk Alex Rasmussen #concordia Riwal Platform --> #trefor TreFor-Blue Water

Alex was thrown off the *dk national track team for not being professional enough. Hopefully the new team can motivate him to be more serious about his career.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 16, 2014, 15:17
More Danish transfer news:
*dk Alex Rasmussen #concordia Riwal Platform --> #trefor TreFor-Blue Water

Alex was thrown off the *dk national track team for not being professional enough. Hopefully the new team can motivate him to be more serious about his career.
Alex Whereabouts Rasmussen ?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 17, 2014, 07:16
 #cajarural

extensions according to cycling fever

MAS BONET Luis
MOLINA CANET Antonio
GRIJALBA PEREZ Fernando
PARRA BUSTAMENTE Heiner Rodrigo
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 17, 2014, 07:30
http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?loc=&id=75853

Arslanov + Stash -------------> #rusvelo

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/colombia-dai-dilettanti-arriva-alex-cano-41923

Alex Cano ---------------->  #colombia

https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/522795225342038016

Invisible tweet says Filosi ---------> Vini Fantini Nippo
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 17, 2014, 09:58
#lotto Jonas Vangenechten --> #iam IAM Cycling

http://www.dhnet.be/sports/cyclisme/jonas-van-genechten-quitte-lotto-pour-iam-5440cf173570102e508ff191#.VEDVlz--nNs.twitter
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 17, 2014, 10:30
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/523038292284289024

Kristoffer Skjerping confirmed -----> #garmin
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 17, 2014, 10:39
not final yet, but close to an agreement...

#katusha Vladimir Gusev --> #rusvelo Rusvelo

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75878
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 17, 2014, 12:36
#katusha full 28 riders

Los 28 corredores son: los rusos Maxim Belkov, Vladimir Isaichev, Pavel Kochetkov, Viacheslav Kuznetsov, Sergey Lagutin, Sergey Chernetski Alexander Porsev, Egor Silin, Yury Trofimov, Aleksei Tsatevich Eduard Vorganov, Anton Vorobyev, Alexander Kolobnev, Ilnur Zakarin, los noruegos Sven Erik Bystrom y Alexander Kristoff, los italianos Luca Paolini, Jacopo Guarnieri y Giampaolo Caruso, el austríaco Marco Haller, los españoles Alberto Losada, Daniel Moreno, Joaquim Rodríguez y Ángel Vicioso, el alemán Rüdiger Selig, el portugués Tiago Machado, el letón Gatis Smukulis y el esloveno Simon Spilak.


http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=75878
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 17, 2014, 18:17
as expected, Lampre has extended Nelson Oliveira's contract

http://www.teamlampremerida.com/en/2014/10/oliveira-e-lampre-merida-insieme-anche-nel-2015/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 17, 2014, 19:33
We need a transfer thread for 15-16.  :P

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/38398-nico-denz-neo-pro-chez-ag2r-la-mondiale-le-1er-aout-2015.html#.VEFgQfldWic

Denz ------------------>  #ag2r as of August next year
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 17, 2014, 19:40
#katusha full 28 riders

Bit of a strange one with Ignatiev. Taking a sabbatical. I wonder what's going on there.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/matej-mugerli-pasa-al-synergy-baku-cycling-project-17102014

Mugerli ---------------> #synergy
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on October 17, 2014, 21:27
any news about Matt Brammeier? (currently with Sinergy Baku)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on October 17, 2014, 22:43
any news about Matt Brammeier? (currently with Sinergy Baku)
Unlucky to end up there. He deserves a Pro Conti ride.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 18, 2014, 09:38
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/bancobic-carmim-ritorna-ricardo-mestre-41951

Ricardo Mestre ------------------> #bic (think that's the right code - doesn't really look like the kit)

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/un-catalan-y-un-portugues-mas-para-el-caja-rural-rga-18102014

Eduard Prades and Vilela ------------------->  #cajarural

Also Sarmiento rumoured to Team Colombia.

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 18, 2014, 10:36
Meant to lots of transfer news re *it pro conti teams in here , i just dont have time to GT and look :lol

http://www.ciclismoweb.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12054:mercato-come-cambia-lo-scenario-italiano&catid=16&Itemid=107
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 18, 2014, 10:47
its not that much (of interest), most of those transfers have already been posted somewhere here in the thread.

what I did not read before:

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 18, 2014, 11:04
what I did not read before:

  • #bardiani Pagani and Fortin will have to look for another team, no new contract offered

Fortin has already found a new team, he has signed for the Italian "GM Cycling Team" (formerly Velo Club Abruzzo srl), which will step up to continental level in 2015.

http://www.gmcyclingteam.it/index.php/155-filippo-fortin-colpaccio-del-gm-cycling-team

...and for pastro: they will ride Hersh Bikes
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on October 18, 2014, 12:51
Fortin has already found a new team, he has signed for the Italian "GM Cycling Team" (formerly Velo Club Abruzzo srl), which will step up to continental level in 2015.

http://www.gmcyclingteam.it/index.php/155-filippo-fortin-colpaccio-del-gm-cycling-team

...and for pastro: they will ride Hersh Bikes

thank you, never heard of this team nor of Fortin  :shh
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 18, 2014, 15:47
https://twitter.com/Col_Coldeportes/status/523446824783192064

#colombia Colombia will announce the signing of two new riders today.

One of them will be Cano I guess, as I don't think there has been an official announcement yet. There are rumors the 2nd one will be Sarmiento.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 18, 2014, 16:25
#colombia Colombia will announce the signing of two new riders today.

One of them will be Cano I guess, as I don't think there has been an official announcement yet. There are rumors the 2nd one will be Sarmiento.

confirmed

Quote
First signings for 2015 Team Colombia: Cayetano Sarmiento and Alex Cano

Team Colombia will start the next season with a significantly renewed roster, as confirmed by General Manager Claudio Corti: “We will welcome several new elements, including exciting young prospects and more experienced riders, that we hope will be able to leave their mark right away.” The first two signings of 2015 Team Colombia definitely belong to the latter category: Josè Cayetano Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Anarruco, March 28th, 1987) and Alex Alberto Cano Ardila (Yarumal, March 13th, 1983).

Professional since 2010 and original from the Boyaca region, Cayetano Sarmiento has taken part in the World Tour in the last three season as a Cannondale Team rider. A pure climber (168 cm, 56 kg), Sarmiento won the overall at 2009 Giro Baby, as an Under 23, showing to have what it takes to show up strongly in stage races. His biggest achievement as a pro has been the King of the Mountain classification at 2012 Criterium du Dauphine, and has participated in three Giro d’Italia and two Vuelta a España in his career. After closing his 2014 season early due to a broken collarbone at the Eneco Tour, Sarmiento will look to retrieve his winner instinct while enjoying more opportunities to go for personal results.

Alex Cano revealed himself as an amateur in Italy as well, winning the hard and prestigious Giro della Valle d’Aosta in 2007, but in 2015 he will get his first opportunity as an Elité in Europe. Original from the Antioquia region, Cano achieved 25 wins in six pro seasons in Colombia, proving himself among the strongest and most consistent Colombian stage-race riders.

Cano recently got a strong overall 2nd place (with a stage win) at Clasico RCN, riding for the Aguardiente Antioqueño team.
In the next few days, Team Colombia will announce the name of the confirmed riders and the new signings who will make the Team’s 2015 roster.

Adro (Italy), October 18th, 2014
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 18, 2014, 16:34
#bmc Yannick Eijssen --> #wanty Wanty Groupe Gobert

http://wanty-groupegobert.be/en/module/stblog/58_yannick-eijssen-joins-wanty-groupe-gobert.html
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on October 20, 2014, 10:32
loooks like CJ Sutton will be with Team Sky next year too

Chris Sutton @cjsutton2
Thanks #Japan for all your support. U have been amazing. I'll be back next year. #london bound for @TeamSky camp. Then back to #aussieland

he wouldn't go to London if he signed elsewhere for 2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Capt_Cavman on October 20, 2014, 10:53
loooks like CJ Sutton will be with Team Sky next year too

Chris Sutton @cjsutton2
Thanks #Japan for all your support. U have been amazing. I'll be back next year. #london bound for @TeamSky camp. Then back to #aussieland

he wouldn't go to London if he signed elsewhere for 2015
(http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/graphRiderHistory.asp?riderID=2599)

Not sure what he offers really. Although it has to be said that he had to fill in a lot, due to Sky's inability to fill their starting line-ups this season. Maybe Sky feel they owe him for a season.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 20, 2014, 14:59
(http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/graphRiderHistory.asp?riderID=2599)

Not sure what he offers really. Although it has to be said that he had to fill in a lot, due to Sky's inability to fill their starting line-ups this season. Maybe Sky feel they owe him for a season.
Sky don't really strike me as the type to feel bad like that, but I would be happily surprised if that was the case.
With a greater focus next year on sprinting possibly (Viviani & Fenn brought in + a resurgent Swift) they may be reluctant to get rid of a strong leadout man.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on October 20, 2014, 15:43
Sky don't really strike me as the type to feel bad like that, but I would be happily surprised if that was the case.
With a greater focus next year on sprinting possibly (Viviani & Fenn brought in + a resurgent Swift) they may be reluctant to get rid of a strong leadout man.

Yes, I think this is it. Leadout man and perhaps Sky's answer to Bez of the Happy Mondays: credited for 'vibes' but didn't contribute an instrument.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 20, 2014, 16:31
https://www.facebook.com/teamidea2010/posts/738589906214720

Some new faces for Team Idea including search's friend Reda and Fus favourite Garby.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 20, 2014, 18:02
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/524240848993943554
Rumours of *fr César Bihel (#differdange Differdange-Losch) signing with #wanty Wanty-Groupe Gobert.

Would be a deserved step up for the Frenchman if true.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 21, 2014, 07:55
http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/road/news/57101/brenton-jones-to-race-with-drapac-in-2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 21, 2014, 11:45
Four new transfers for @Col_Coldeportes:  Fernando Pedraza Morales, Jorge Camilo Cubides, Juan Sebastian Benavides, Carlos Mario Ramirez. (https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/524510800762114048)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 21, 2014, 12:30
Four new transfers for @Col_Coldeportes:  Fernando Pedraza Morales, Jorge Camilo Cubides, Juan Sebastian Benavides, Carlos Mario Ramirez. (https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/524510800762114048)

Colombia press rls

Quote
Four new signings: talent and experience for Team Colombia

Pedraza, Castiblanco, Molano and C.M. Ramirez bolster 2015 Escarabajos’ roster


After the announcement of the first two signings for the upcoming season, Cayetano Sarmiento and Alex Cano, Team Colombia keeps on building its near future with four more athletes with different characteristics. For its 2015 team, Claudio Corti picked experienced climber Fernando Pedraza Morales (Soacha, November 27th 1981), all-rounder Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Zipaquirà, November 24th 1988), and two young prospects like sprinter Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Paipa, November 4th 1994) and time-trial specialist Carlos Mario Ramirez (Manizales, October 26th 1994).

2015 will mark Walter Pedraza’s comeback in top European cycling after his previous three-year stint from 2006 to 2008, when he raced for Diquigiovanni-Selle Italia and Tinkoff Credit Systems, and after becoming one of the most consistent and reliable climbers in Colombian cycling. A EPM-Une rider for the last four seasons, Pedraza helped Oscar Sevilla on the way to his successes in the last two editions on the Vuelta a Colombia, but also managed to win the Colombian National Road Championship – preceding Miguel Angel Rubiano in the winners’ list – and take 35 successes in 11 elite seasons.

Pedraza’s teammate at EPM-Une, Camilo Castiblanco is a solid all-rounder, proving his prowess on climbs, flat and time trials, Castiblanco was the first overall leader of 2014 Vuelta a Colombia, while grazing several more valuable results in the top South-American races.

“Camilo is a consistent rider, suited for different terrains - Corti explained, – and showed strength and change of pace that should make him a good fit for European cycling, where routes are more varied and require punching skills. About Pedraza, everybody knows his quality from his first European experience, but now he can prove a very reliable force for mountain routes, and is an integral part of our roster’s bolstering, particularly in a stage-race perspective”.

Still under 20, Sebastian Molano and Carlos Mario Ramirez will be among the youngest professional riders at the start of the 2015 season.

Original from the Boyaca region – like Nairo Quintana – and coming from Coldeportes-Claro team, Sebastian Molano revealed his talent on track, where he won two gold medals at the 2014 Panamerican Games in Team Pursuit and Omnium specialties, but also showed strong sprinting skills on the road, taking a stage win and two podiums in mass dashes at the 2014 Vuelta de la Juventud.
 
Riding for Aguardiente Antioqueño Team, Carlos Ramirez clinched victory at the Under 23 Colombian ITT Championship and claimed the bronze medal in the TT race at the Panamerican Games. Ramirez was selected for the National Team both at the Tour de l’Avenir, where he helped Miguel Angel Lopez to the overall success, and the World Championships in Ponferrada, where he rode both the road race and the time trial.
 
“Molano and Ramirez are two interesting prospects to work on: we are looking to start a maturation process, to drive their progression while dealing with top-tier cycling. Both have different characteristics from the classic Colombian climber, and that’s also why they could prove very valuable additions to our project once they break the ice with European cycling,” concluded Corti.

Adro (Italy), October 21st, 2014
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 21, 2014, 14:42
http://www.aldia.cr/ciclismo/Gregory_Brenes-Jamis_Hagens_Berman_0_446355384.html

Brenes renews with Jamis and it looks like they'll be invited again to San Luis despite JJ's retirement.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 21, 2014, 15:35
More *dk transfer news.

#champse Michael Olsson #ringeriks Team Ringeriks-Kraft --> #trefor TreFor-Blue Water
Olsson is a real coup for the team, he's a very good rider. However, I wonder if he's now given up on a pro career and continues as a welder, only cycling part-time (and thus not training as much as this year) - or if he gives it another go with a Danish team. Time will tell.

*dk Christoffer Lisson #anpost Designa Køkken-Knudsgaard --> *dk Team Almeborg-Bornholm
A big talent, good signing for the ambitious Bornholm squad.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 22, 2014, 09:08
Looks like Omar Fraile has re-upped with #cajarural
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 22, 2014, 13:05
https://twitter.com/Toshvds/status/524876863332974594

the invisible tweet says that TOSH will stay with #lotto

:win :win
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 22, 2014, 16:05
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/adria-mobil-preso-rumac-42039

Rumac -------------> #adria

Just looking at some of the other Etixx transfer news:

The Hoelgaards are going back to Norway (Joker and Oster Hus).
Kerkhof to Roompot.
No news yet on Hnik. He's left it up to his manager... a certain Brian Smith to find something (source (http://supercycling.cz/novinky/rozhovory/karel-hnik-dostat-se-do-worldtour-je-letos-tezke/#.VEfFCfnF_8c)).

Don't know about any transfers in other than one Spaniard. Maybe some of the riders from closed down EFC?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on October 23, 2014, 00:03
No news yet on Hnik. He's left it up to his manager... a certain Brian Smith to find something (source (http://supercycling.cz/novinky/rozhovory/karel-hnik-dostat-se-do-worldtour-je-letos-tezke/#.VEfFCfnF_8c)).

Kid is gold. Someone has to want to buy him.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 23, 2014, 07:38
Nibali considering a 4 year 15 mill euro deal with #astana
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 23, 2014, 09:06
Boris Dron and Simone Antonini sign with@TeamWantyGobert 
@danilonapolita1 and @JaVanlandschoot extend for 2015

Via tdj
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 23, 2014, 22:35
No news yet on Hnik. He's left it up to his manager... a certain Brian Smith to find something (source (http://supercycling.cz/novinky/rozhovory/karel-hnik-dostat-se-do-worldtour-je-letos-tezke/#.VEfFCfnF_8c)).
It's a real shame that #mtn seem to have finished their transfer activity, and couldn't find room for Hnik. He's showed great potential.
Maybe Smithy didn't want to sign him, having to essentially negotiate with himself, and opening himself to accusations of conflicts of interest. But he could have left the #mtn side of the deal to Doug Ryder, Hnik really should stay on.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 24, 2014, 07:49
More *dk transfer news:

Andreas Holm Gylling: Team Jutlander Bank --> #concordia Riwal Platform

Aske Vorre #trefor TreFor-Blue Water --> Team coloQuick

Jonas Aaen re-signs with #concordia Riwal Platform.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 24, 2014, 08:58
Looks like Skujins will be staying with Hincapie Devo in 2015.

http://caferoubaix.com/2014/10/24/toms-skujins-2015-will-be-bigger-better-and-faster/

They might have some Aussie races in addition to their normal programme and have made some good signings for next year (but we don't know who).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 24, 2014, 08:59
how did I miss that? :o

Francesco Reda --> #idea Team Idea

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0f8FqxIYAI8tH4.jpg)

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/team-idea-12-corridori-per-il-2015-spicca-francesco-reda-42008

they confirmed 12 signings for 2015:

Matteo Spreafico e Pettiti Alessandro (Team Idea)
Cappelli Luca (Gragnano S.C.)
Mariano Alessandro (S.C. Busto Garolfo)
Malucelli Matteo e Damiano Maurizio (Fausto Coppi Videa)
Todaro Manuel e Peretto Giacomo (Biringhello)
Torta Mirko (Fiorenzo Magni Boltiere)
Tizza Marco (Pedale Brianteo)
Garby Marc (Christina Watches)
Reda Francesco


edit: already posted by leadbelly a couple of days ago... :fp
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 24, 2014, 09:10
It's a real shame that #mtn seem to have finished their transfer activity, and couldn't find room for Hnik. He's showed great potential.
Maybe Smithy didn't want to sign him, having to essentially negotiate with himself, and opening himself to accusations of conflicts of interest. But he could have left the #mtn side of the deal to Doug Ryder, Hnik really should stay on.

Transfer activity might not be over just yet. Edmondson could be on his way there.

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/mtn-qhubeka-edmondson-nel-mirino-42090


Also some names being linked with Wiggins Devo. Tennant and Christian.

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/team-wiggins-tennant-e-christian-i-primi-innesti-42091
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on October 24, 2014, 11:16
Nibali considering a 4 year 15 mill euro deal with #astana

2016 Astana Pro Team (WT)
2015 Astana Pro Team (WT)
2014 Astana Pro Team (WT)
2013 Astana Pro Team (WT)

4 years more?  :o
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on October 24, 2014, 11:18
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0f8FqxIYAI8tH4.jpg)

I went into one of those supermarkets when I was in Italy recently. Nasty place, really. Easy to misread the "C" in English if you're a childish fool like me. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 24, 2014, 14:58
More *dk news:

Stefan Djurhuus --> Team Almeborg-Bornholm.

He rode for Amager CR this year (I think), took five top-5s in local Danish races, often making it into the decisive breakaway without a lot of team support.

The Bornholm team has now signed 10 riders:
Christoffer Lisson
Mathias Lisson
Martin Toft Madsen
Lars Carstensen
Heine Hansen
Emil Toudal
Emil Ravnsholt
Simon Bigum
Mathias Dam Westergaard
Stefan Djurhuus
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 24, 2014, 15:05
https://twitter.com/Tomek_Bojan/status/525641375816368129

More rumours of Gatto ------->  #ccc

Post Merge: October 25, 2014, 18:35
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/egoitz-garcia-una-de-las-referencias-del-murias-taldea-25-10-2014

Egoitz Garcia -------------> Murias Taldea (the new Basque continental team)

Post Merge: October 25, 2014, 18:35
http://cykelmagasinet.dk/staerk-belgier-paa-vej-til-cult-energy

Nuyens ------------> #cult ?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 25, 2014, 18:43
Nick Nuyens aka the death of every cq team? :o

I doubt he is capable to still fight for the big (or probably any kind of) victories, but if the team wants to get a foot into the cobbled races signing Nuyens does make sense in a way. And who knows, maybe he is still capable to put it all together again and do one final good race
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 25, 2014, 22:05
They seem to be hiring quite a few old creaks. Nuyens, if he joins, would make it five new riders the wrong side of thirty.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 26, 2014, 08:31
#lotto full 28 riders

Lotto-Soudal 2015:
Armee, Bak, Benoot, Boeckmans, Breen, Broeckx, De Bie, De Buyst, De Clercq, De Gendt, Debusschere, DeHaes, Dockx, Gallopin, Greipel, Hansen, Henderson, Lightart, Monfort, Roelandts, Sieberg, Valle, Van den Broeck, Van der Sande, Dennis Vanendert, Jelle Vanendert, Vervaeke, Wellens.


Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 26, 2014, 09:22
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/sky-salta-l-arrivo-di-davide-martinelli-42136

Martinelli isn't joining  #sky

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/bardiani-csf-colbrelli-rimane-al-greenteam-42134

Neither is Sonny. Staying with  #bardiani

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/petacchi-y-gavazzi-rumbo-al-neri-sottoli-26-10-2014

Petacchi and Gavazzi very close to signing for  #fluo
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 27, 2014, 06:52
The Cat has found a pot of gold - and given it to The Silver Fox. :D

Or, in normal format:
Oscar Gatto #cannondale Cannondale --> #androni Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela


Also, Thomas Riis has re-signed with #trefor TreFor-Blue Water.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 27, 2014, 07:20
meh

Gatto is a potential winner of the Ronde - but not with that team of course...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 27, 2014, 09:14
Another moneyball signing

hope this one works out followed this kid for awhile,  not so much a kid now

Chris Butler signs with #smartstop
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 27, 2014, 18:48
#smartstop final roster I hope, LB sure to clean up my  mess if not  :D

2015 Team SmartStop roster

Zach Bell
Rob Britton
Chris Butler
Kristofer Dahl
Flavio De Luna
Evan Huffman
Shane Kline
Jure Kocjan
Julian Kyer
Travis Livermon
Eric Marcotte
Travis McCabe
Bobby Sweeting


Read more at http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/10/news/team-smartstop-announce-2015-roster_350602#q3RhMiGv8D05sEAH.99

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 28, 2014, 04:14
http://www.drapaccycling.com/tim-roe-sam-spokes-sign-drapac-professional-cycling/ (http://www.drapaccycling.com/tim-roe-sam-spokes-sign-drapac-professional-cycling/)

Timothy Roe & Sam Spokes --> #drapac Drapac
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 28, 2014, 04:33
Nice, you go Drapac
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 28, 2014, 08:46
More *dk transfer news:
Nicolai Brøchner #bissell Bissell DT --> #concordia Riwal Platform
Good signing of a talented sprinter/fast man, hopefully he can earn a pro contract by racing in Europe.


And, while I don't normally report junior cycling transfers, it's worth to note that Anthon Charmig will ride for Team Kel-berg Roskilde Junior.
Roskilde is one of the strongest Danish junior squads, and Charmig, although only a U17 rider, has beaten U19 riders regularly. In 2014 he was a.o. 2nd at the *dk U19 ITT champs, and he will be interesting to follow in the coming years.

Here's a piece about him on Feltet.dk (in Danish) (http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/den_kommende_danske_tour-vinder/)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 28, 2014, 10:12
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/527038719845740544
*no Vegard Stake Laengen #bretagne Bretagne-Séché Environnement --> #joker Joker-Merida

VSL accuses #bretagne of going back on their promise of a contract ready to sign and returns to his roots at #joker.
There's also further confirmation of the team's plans to go ProConti for 2016.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 28, 2014, 10:24
https://twitter.com/velochrono/status/527040804981075968

#giant Thomas Damuseau --> #roubaix Roubaix Lille Métropole
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on October 28, 2014, 15:12
I would sign for Roubaix purely for the red brown kit combo.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 29, 2014, 07:08
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-caja-rural-rga-cierra-su-plantilla-con-dos-fichajes-mas-29-10-2014

Pardilla and Jose Goncalves ------------>  #cajarural

Final signings and that means no room for Piedra I presume.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 29, 2014, 07:10
...and neither for Jordi. Or where was he expected to end up next year?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 29, 2014, 07:13
Pardilla like that signing
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 29, 2014, 07:15
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-team-colombia-confirma-cinco-corredores-mas-y-ya-tiene-15-29-10-2014

Team Colombia have a few more renewals to add to the riders already confirmed. Fifteen so far signed up for next year, but no sign of Duarte.


Post Merge: October 29, 2014, 07:16
Dunno about Jordi. Hasn't mentioned anything on his twitter and I haven't heard any rumours, so I guess still at Movistar Team Ecuador.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 29, 2014, 13:50
More *dk transfer news:
Rune Almindsø & Mads Corell --> Team coloQuick
Both hail from Vordingborg and regularly train together. Almindsø was a.o. 7th in the tough Post Cup race on Bornholm, in his first U23 year; Corell was still a junior and a.o. 6th in Paris-Roubaix.

Jesper Juul Andreasen continues on Team Almeborg-Bornholm.

Post Merge: October 29, 2014, 14:41
Davide Cimolai re-signs with #lampre Lampre-Merida for 2015 & 2016.

Post Merge: October 29, 2014, 15:11
https://twitter.com/Cicloweb_it/status/527460948760883200
Mauro Finetto re-signs with #fluo for another year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 29, 2014, 15:21
http://www.teamnovonordisk.com/team-novo-nordisk-return-third-season/

Four devo riders move up to the main team for  #novonordisk

James Glasspool (AUS)
Corentin Cherhal (FRA)
Simon Strobel, MD (GER)
Gerd de Keijzer (NED)

I like the MD being put in there.

The full roster of 18 riders for 2015 is in the link.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on October 29, 2014, 15:30
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-caja-rural-rga-cierra-su-plantilla-con-dos-fichajes-mas-29-10-2014

Pardilla and Jose Goncalves ------------>  #cajarural

Final signings and that means no room for Piedra I presume.

Gonçalves is a talented young man. He's just finished 4th in Hainan, to add to 6th in Qinghai Lake. I feel sorry for Domingos, José's twin brother, though... no team so far for 2015, although I would expect him to get picked up by one of the domestic outfits.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Drummer Boy on October 30, 2014, 02:28
Brajkovic signs for UnitedHealthcare

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/brajkovic-signs-for-unitedhealthcare

Quote
I'm really looking forward to racing in America. I was asking every year if I could do some American races...
:angel

Quote
I think I just couldn't show what I was capable of. It's not that they didn't give me opportunities, I was just used to working with the American mentality.
Who is he now, G.I. Joe?  :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 30, 2014, 05:19
I like that Jani to #uhc move, although it might take awhile for his 1st US race with them going hard at a Giro Wildcard

and B Cooke pulls another hat off a rabbit to get a contract
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 30, 2014, 06:58
and B Cooke pulls another hat off a rabbit to get a contract
Cookie is really establishing his name as a great agent there. First Horner, now Gianni ... Respect where it's due.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 30, 2014, 09:00
Will Clarke, Travis Meyer, Lachlan Norris, Darren Lapthorne and Bernard Sulzberger  all re-up with #drapac 2015 

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 30, 2014, 13:14
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/murias-taldea-presenta-un-proyecto-de-futuro-fotos-y-declaraciones-30-10-2014

Murias Taldea (doesn't quite trip off the tongue yet) revealed their full squad for next year.

Aritz Bagüés (1989, Gipuzkoa-Eki)
Ander Barrenetxea (1992, Ibaigane Opel)
Mikel Bizkarra (1989, Gomur-Cantabria)
Garikoitz Bravo (1989, Efapel)
Imanol Estévez (1993, Zirauna-Infisport)
Egoitz García (1987, Cofidis)
Adrián González (1992, Ibaigane Opel)
Ion Ander Insausti (1992, Gipuzkoa-Eki)
Unai Intziarte (1991, Gipuzkoa-Eki)
Eneko Lizarralde (1993, Gipuzkoa-Eki)
Haritz Orbe (Euskadi, 1991)
Beñat Txoperena (1991, Euskadi)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 30, 2014, 13:23
Sanchez: It's up to me to decide about my future (http://cyclingquotes.com/news/sanchez_its_up_to_me_to_decide_about_my_future/) (CyclingQuotes)

Quote
"I am calm and relaxed and do not worry about next year. My situation is not comparable with the one of last year when Euskaltel-Euskadi folded and it was very hard for me," he told Ciclo21.

Samu evidently has a contract extension offered by BMC (they would be mad not to offer him one). I would be very, very surprised not see him back riding for BMC next season. Nice to see that after all the uncertainty surround his future at the beginning of the season it turned out alright for him.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 30, 2014, 14:09
Devenyns to join IAM (http://t.co/8aOlFdC6Nl)

Quote
Having been left off Giant-Shimano's roster, Dries Devenyns has found a new home for 2015. The classics specialist will be riding for IAM where he is set to play a key role in the classics.
 
Next year Dries Devenyns will be riding alongside Sylvain Chavanel at IAM, Het Nieuwsblad reports. The team will be led by his compatriot Rik Verbrugghe in 2015.

Very good signing for IAM. Strong rider and very useful as a domestique, in addition to being capable of picking up his own placings in some classics and in breakaways. His crash at the Tour definitely lowered his value.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on October 30, 2014, 14:39
Radio Popular-Boavista

The Boavista team, sponsored again in 2015 by electronics retailer Radio Popular, have announced their roster of 11 riders for the coming season.

Veteran Rui Sousa, 38 years old and still looking for an overall win at the Volta a Portugal after 5 consecutive podium finishes[1] will be the leader.

The rest of the squad mixes experience and youth. Daniel Silva and César Fonte return, as do other veterans, Celio Sousa (no relation) and Vergilio Santos. The average age is brought down significantly by the inclusion of David Rodrigues, winner of the youth classification at the Volta a Portugal this year, wearing the national team jersey, his national teammates Ricardo Vale and Nuno Bico, and Samuel Magalhães, 2nd in the U23 national championships. 23-year old Federico Figueiredo re-signs for his second year as a pro after a very positive 2014 campaign. Rounding off the squad is Spaniard Alberto Gallego, who had ridden for Radio Popular at the Volta a Portugal this year (on a 3-month contract), finishing 42nd.
 1. Think Alejandro Valverde, and with a hairline to match :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 30, 2014, 17:21
Brayan Ramirez --> #colombia Team Colombia

They have now signed 16 riders, other new recruits are Alex Caño, Cayetano Sarmiento, Walter Pedraza, Camilo Castiblanco, Sebastian Molano & Carlos Mario Ramirez.

I'm especially looking forward to see Alex Caño in Europe, he's a magnificent climber even by Colombian standards.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 30, 2014, 17:28
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/527874152397807616
*ro Grosu stays with #fantini - but they're going to be ProConti. So it's actually a step up, he'll line up at Milano-San Remo, e.g.:
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/527874488290250753
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 30, 2014, 18:18
https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/527881378596392961
Santambrogio will return next year ... at #amore Amore & Vita.
The team of Ivano Fanini who's adamant he's anti-doping, but giving everyone a second chance.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 31, 2014, 06:37
https://twitter.com/ridemediaHQ/status/528058675928125440

massive news I have asked if Matty Lloyd is riding for Jelly Belly in 2015 as well thise 3 on a team together  :S

#jellybelly
 whats the code ?


Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 31, 2014, 06:46
https://twitter.com/PelotonCafe/status/527994568126390272
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 31, 2014, 07:59
#jellybelly
 whats the code ?
Il n'existe pas. Couldn't believe it either.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 31, 2014, 09:02
*gb Dante Carpenter (Zappi's) --> #rapha JLT Condor
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 31, 2014, 09:31
Il n'existe pas. Couldn't believe it either.

CJ Nice
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 31, 2014, 11:21
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/528143999568056320
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 31, 2014, 11:26
Good day for brothers. Both the Mortons and the Ludvigssons finding themselves together. :hug
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 31, 2014, 12:09
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/528143999568056320

Anybody know the recovery time for these iliac operations? How long did Garby take Fus to get back riding competitively?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 31, 2014, 12:20
Anybody know the recovery time for these iliac operations? How long did Garby take Fus to get back riding competitively?
Good question.
He has no results for 2012 at all in the Feltet.dk database (http://feltet.dk/rdb/ryttere/marc_christian_garby/), and then starts decently enough in 2013 (15h in GP Palio del Recioto) before his breakthrough in the Giro della Valle d'Aosta.
But he says in another article (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/dansk_talent_med_ambitioner_jeg_vil_vinde_touren/) (in Danish) that he went from doctor to doctor before getting the right diagnosis, and being operated; if it's diagnosed quicker, it may not take as long.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 31, 2014, 13:04
I did a bit of searching too and I'd forgotten that Espoirs Central did an article on him and his problems.

http://espoirscentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/espoirscentral-exclusive-marc-garbys.html

Quote
After back and forth with Skejby, his regional government and others, Garby was out of luck and now having to cover the bill himself but when he had the surgery done in June of 2012, it was exactly what he needed. Within 2 months, he was back to his pre-injury levels but his hunger was not satiated and Garby was monk-like in his pursuit to get to the pro level. Always a skinny rider, he was down to just 57 kilograms by autumn and once again he ventured to Italy to try and find a team for 2013.

Everybody's different of course, but hopefully Fred Ludo will have a similar recovery. Giant must have faith anyway, otherwise why go through with the signing at this moment.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on October 31, 2014, 13:35
https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/528177188122951680

Smith got him something.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on October 31, 2014, 14:10
My new favourite team #ccc

sign Grega Bole 1 year deal

Schumi , Tin Tin whats not to love
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on October 31, 2014, 14:10
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/528187011971424256
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Susan Westemeyer on October 31, 2014, 15:31
Matej Mugerli signs with Synergy Baku, and Alex Surutkovych extends for a year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Dim on October 31, 2014, 16:09
Il n'existe pas. Couldn't believe it either.
it did exist.. been existing for ages. i did every single pro conti and virtually all conti teams last winter :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on October 31, 2014, 16:11
it did exist.. been existing for ages. i did every single pro conti and virtually all conti teams last winter :P
Didn't have a code assigned though.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Dim on October 31, 2014, 16:13
Did it not.. oh, maybe i uploaded every single kit under its uci code, but didnt actually assign codes to them :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on October 31, 2014, 17:53
Anyone know anything about Matt Brammeier?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 31, 2014, 18:56
yep, he said he hopes to be able to announce his team for 2015 within the next couple of days

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/matt-brammeier-to-settle-future-soon-1.1982558

the article says "new team", but that's not backed by a quote as far as I can see
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on October 31, 2014, 19:05
#belkin Jetse Bol --> #rijke Cyclingteam de Rijke

AD.nl: Jetse Bol verruilt Belkin voor De Rijke (http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/1018/Wielrennen/article/detail/3779875/2014/10/31/Jetse-Bol-verruilt-Belkin-voor-De-Rijke.dhtml)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 01, 2014, 08:34
Frederik Brendborg Rasmussen --> Team Almeborg-Bornholm

You're not the only ones to say "who?!?". ;)
Sprinter, 18 years old, rode his first senior season in 2014, and moved up from category C to A within half a year, and eventually won a cat. A race in autumn.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 01, 2014, 09:52
Not sure if this was mentioned already but ...

Devenyns ---> #iam

Solid purchase, that one.

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20141029_01349648 (NL)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 01, 2014, 10:52
http://www.revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/17606-eduardo-estrada-seria-el-segundo-colombiano-en-el-lampremerida.html

Estrada ----------------->  #lampre

Joins from CCF.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 01, 2014, 13:41
https://twitter.com/A_Flaksis/status/528531120431067137

Toms will have some company next year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 01, 2014, 13:46
Toms will have some company next year.
When he/she reads 'Toms', any Dane will immediately think of this: :D
(http://shop.toms.dk/Files/Billeder/B2B/Produkter/Toms-Festival.jpg) (http://www.detgode.dk/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/toms-chokolade.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on November 01, 2014, 19:39
Not sure if this was mentioned already but ...

Devenyns ---> #iam

Solid purchase, that one.

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20141029_01349648 (NL)
Yes, I have no idea why Giant let him go.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: ciranda on November 02, 2014, 01:29
moved up from category C to A within half a year, and eventually won a cat.

(http://www.ragsofsilk.dk/media/Udstilling_Nykobing_Falster/1-_DSC3153.JPG)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 02, 2014, 07:12
 :lol :fp :D :cool

I shall cease using abbreviations henceforth. :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 02, 2014, 18:20
Found a piece of #synergy transfer news on the other place.

Quote from: CyclingNews forum (http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showpost.php?p=1601232&postcount=2827)
Quote
Hey Susan, are you still working for Synergy? Can you tell us anything on the future of Daniel Klemme?
Daniel will not be returning to the team. He is considering his options, may attend university.
In our 'format':
*de Daniel Klemme #synergy Synergy Baku Cycling Project --> ??? (possible retirement)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 02, 2014, 18:47
Matej Muragli signs with Synergy Baku, and Alex Surutkovych extends for a year.

Is Will Walker still connected to the team in 2015 ? and what role if so
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 02, 2014, 20:46
*co Daniel Felipe Martinez --> #colombia Team Colombia

18 years old, was in the break at the #rainbow junior Worlds, eventually finishing 15th.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 03, 2014, 05:22
Follow up Morton interview

http://www.ridemedia.com.au/interviews/morton-brothers-racing-together-in-2015-itll-be-a-lot-of-fun/

not alot in it tbh
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Susan Westemeyer on November 03, 2014, 07:01
Is Will Walker still connected to the team in 2015 ? and what role if so

Will retired from pro cycling and is sadly still suffering from his heart problems. He was hospitalised again with serious problems earlier this fall, according to his Facebook page.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 03, 2014, 07:37
This I know, although I know he is out now and feeling better, but last I heard he was goi g to coach or advise or ds the team, that is why I am asking

Will retired from pro cycling and is sadly still suffering from his heart problems. He was hospitalised again with serious problems earlier this fall, according to his Facebook page.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Susan Westemeyer on November 03, 2014, 08:10
I understand that his health has to stabilise first -- for example, I heard that he was forbidden to fly. Hopefully that has changed by now.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 03, 2014, 18:26
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/enrique-sanz-cierra-el-movistar-team-2015-03-11-2014

Sanz renews with Movistar and that's them done.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 03, 2014, 18:59
By the way, Enrique Sanz Unzué is the nephew of #movistar manager Eusebio Unzué Labiano.
I guess that helps. ;)

Post Merge: November 03, 2014, 19:00
Also, *dk Kasper Linde Jørgensen has re-signed with #concordia Riwal Platform.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Susan Westemeyer on November 04, 2014, 08:37
Alex Pliuschin to Synergy Baku for 2015.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 04, 2014, 15:05
https://twitter.com/SadhbhOS/status/529643663329329154

Big chance for someone to increase their chances of a Vuelta wildcard.  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 04, 2014, 15:17
https://twitter.com/SadhbhOS/status/529643663329329154

Big chance for someone to increase their chances of a Vuelta wildcard.  ;)

So long as it's not the newly-WT'd IAM Cycling trying to make up numbers, I'm cool... :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 04, 2014, 15:41
#bigmat 2015

BigMat-Auber93 for 2015: Flavien Dassonville, Gouault Pierre, Julien Guay, Alo Jakin, Anthony Maldonado, David Menut, Maxime Renault, Steven Tronet and Theo Vimpère.

Plus not sure if we have this out with old, in with the new

#lampre have signed 19 *co Eduardo Estrada
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on November 04, 2014, 15:48
So long as it's not the newly-WT'd IAM Cycling trying to make up numbers, I'm cool... :D

could UCI have told them: "you get WT but we prefer if you don't sign one bald American..." ?

Also Gerard Vroomen (MTN) said on twitter the only old athlete he'd sign is Haile Gebreslassie  :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 04, 2014, 18:42
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/529673187043581952

#ccc dream team forming  :s
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 04, 2014, 18:46
well that sucks

DS of CCC said: We won't sign Horner. We talking with Gasparotto, Kessiakof
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 04, 2014, 19:19
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/529708895770783745

Post Merge: November 04, 2014, 19:20
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/529714554084020226
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 04, 2014, 22:23
As predicted in the connect the dots thread (got to be a first time for everything  :P).

Lucas Haedo -------------> #jamis (according to Cycling Fever anyway)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 05, 2014, 06:32
rumor is Horner will ride for Jelly Belly next year

#jellybelly
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 05, 2014, 06:56
#topsport 24 riders for next year

the one with ayears are the new riders

Amaury CAPIOT (1993), Floris De Tier (1992), Oliver Naesen (1990), Jef Van Meirhaeghe (1992), Bert Van Lerberghe (1992) and Jens Wallays (1992) are the six additions. They continue: Victor Campenaerts, Kenny De Ketele, Moreno De Pauw, Tim Declercq, Sander Helven, Pieter Jacobs, Eliot Lietaer, Jonas Rickaert, Salomein Jarl, Thomas Sprengers, Stijn Steels, Edward Theuns, Preben Van Hecke, Gijs Van Hoecke, Arthur Vanoverberghe Pieter Vanspeybrouck Otto Vergaerde and Jelle Wallays.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-topsport-vlaanderen-baloise-anuncia-su-plantilla-2015-05-11-2014 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-topsport-vlaanderen-baloise-anuncia-su-plantilla-2015-05-11-2014)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 05, 2014, 07:50
rumor is Horner will ride for Jelly Belly next year

#jellybelly
The argument being that Champion System, who paid (a large part of) Horner's salary at #lampre Lampre-Merida, is also a sponsor of #jellybelly Jelly Belly. Let's wait and see.
I wonder why he doesn't just retire. :S


In other news:
*ro Zoltan Sipos --> #utensilnord Utensilnord Cycling Team
Romanian champion, 14th in the Sibiu Tour prologue.

Post Merge: November 05, 2014, 07:59
And he's not the only signing for the Hungarian team:
*hu Krisztian Lovassy (Team FixIT.no) --> #utensilnord Utensilnord Cycling Team

Post Merge: November 05, 2014, 10:14
Merida exert their influence:
*tw Chun Kai Feng #gusto Team Gusto --> #lampre Lampre-Merida

His best results this year were a stage win in the *th Tour of Thailand and the #kom mountain jersey in the *tw Tour of Taiwan.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 05, 2014, 12:03
Cookie speaks out on Chris Horner's prospects:
CN: Sponsor pressure ends Horner's time at Lampre-Merida (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/sponsor-pressure-ends-horners-time-at-lampre-merida)
Quote
"We have a small chance left [with a European team] and then if that doesn’t happen he’s probably going to go to an American team.

“There’s not a massive chance, I’ll tell you that much [with the European team]. There’s probably more chance of him returning to the US."

Not that many teams he could refer to there - we can rule out the non-Euro ProContis (US teams, Drapac, Colombia, MTN) and the 'national' ProContis (Androni, Bardiani, RusVelo, Roompot, Topsport Vlaanderen ...).

What is left?
#bretagne - Just can't see it happening.
#cajarural - They're already certain of a Vuelta invite, what's the point?
#cofidis - A Francophone team with Horner? No way.
#fluo - They won't be stopped by his reputation, that's for sure. But money might be an issue.
#fantini - Have signed Cunego as stage race leader already, don't see it happening.
#wanty - Balance of probabilities. They might see an opening at the Vuelta, Horner is a former Vuelta champion ... Most likely (but still very unlikely).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 05, 2014, 12:54
Cookie speaks out on Chris Horner's prospects:
CN: Sponsor pressure ends Horner's time at Lampre-Merida (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/sponsor-pressure-ends-horners-time-at-lampre-merida)
Not that many teams he could refer to there - we can rule out the non-Euro ProContis (US teams, Drapac, Colombia, MTN) and the 'national' ProContis (Androni, Bardiani, RusVelo, Roompot, Topsport Vlaanderen ...).

What is left?
#bretagne - Just can't see it happening.
#cajarural - They're already certain of a Vuelta invite, what's the point?
#cofidis - A Francophone team with Horner? No way.
#fluo - They won't be stopped by his reputation, that's for sure. But money might be an issue.
#fantini - Have signed Cunego as stage race leader already, don't see it happening.
#wanty - Balance of probabilities. They might see an opening at the Vuelta, Horner is a former Vuelta champion ... Most likely (but still very unlikely).

Trouble with him is that he never looks like a team player. Sanchez slotted in well at BMC after years as Euskaltel's leader but, always allowing for the fact he didn't get to race that much, one never really saw Horner ride tempo for others.

Out of those suggestions, I reckon Caja Rural would be daft enough to sign him anyway but I'm not sure Wanty would wanty him.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 05, 2014, 14:43
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/529981092515045376

I think this means Samu has signed, this becomes a 1-1 replacement for Evans, but just a guess
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 05, 2014, 18:57
More Danish news:
*dk Rasmus Mygind #trefor TreFor-Blue Water --> #concordia Riwal Platform

Feltet.dk article (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/rasmus_mygind_skifter_til_hold/) (in Danish)
Mygind will put his medicine studies on standby and focus 100% on cycling.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 06, 2014, 05:12
Wes Sulzberger signs with Navitas Sataylis for 2015, who you might ask and what are their plans

AG new favourite small team that can

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/25443871/wa-team-targets-tour-de-france/

also Avanti

Sign NZ riders
Fraser Cough and Jason Christie

expect them to be NZ pro Conti soon also maybe 2016?   
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 06, 2014, 08:24
https://twitter.com/TeamBlizMerida/status/530263121550913536
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 06, 2014, 08:28
Alberto Bettiol to ride for Cannondale/Garmin 2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 06, 2014, 09:10
rumor is Horner will ride for Jelly Belly next year

#jellybelly

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-sfumano-le-ipotesi-jelly-belly-e-jamis-per-horner-42383

Even #jellybelly don't seem to be interested.

ps. why does this thread keep on getting de-stickied?  :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 06, 2014, 09:17
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-sfumano-le-ipotesi-jelly-belly-e-jamis-per-horner-42383

Even #jellybelly don't seem to be interested.

ps. why does this thread keep on getting de-stickied?  :P

CN said the same too. We see a lot of young Americans going back to the domestic scene but older American pros only seem to go to retirement. That said, I can't think of an older American pro riding in Europe in recent times who wasn't somehow linked to the Dark Side ... I suppose Farrar is the next oldest.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 06, 2014, 09:23
Danny Pate?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 06, 2014, 09:39
Danny Pate?

Well spotted, Uncle Search! He's even older than me.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 06, 2014, 10:35
ps. why does this thread keep on getting de-stickied?  :P
No clue, but I'm re-stickying it every time.
We won't back down against the de-stickying powers! :yuush
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on November 06, 2014, 10:40
Wes Sulzberger signs with Navitas Sataylis for 2015, who you might ask and what are their plans

AG new favourite small team that can

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/25443871/wa-team-targets-tour-de-france/

also Avanti

Sign NZ riders
Fraser Cough and Jason Christie

expect them to be NZ pro Conti soon also maybe 2016?

and Pat Shaw goes back to Avanti after a year with Giant(Navitas)Satalyst
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on November 06, 2014, 10:53
after neither JellyBelly nor Jamis are interested in Horner (and I don't see him signing for SmartStop)
I guess the last hope will be NovoNordisk 

or Bretagne and its bike supplier KEMO, or Cofidis+Orbea could splash some $ to get a top 10 at the tour, even top 5. that I would like very much
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 06, 2014, 10:59
after neither JellyBelly nor Jamis are interested in Horner (and I don't see him signing for SmartStop)
I guess the last hope will be NovoNordisk 

or Bretagne and its bike supplier KEMO, or Cofidis+Orbea could splash some $ to get a top 10 at the tour, even top 5. that I would like very much

Novo-Nordisk to go from winning nothing to winning a Grand Tour in a single season. A rapid delivery of Skylike proportions. That would be awesome.

Srsly though, I hope Cofidis isn't interested from a personal POV, but that would in theory give Horner a free hand while the rest of the team occupies itself with the task of leading out Bouhanni.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on November 06, 2014, 11:24
I liked the early years Cofidis when they had O'Grady and Millar, Meier, Julich (ehm.. I know, I know...) then I lost them a bit, even if I liked Moncoutie. If they sign Horner they'd become my favourite team! ok jusr kidding 
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 06, 2014, 11:32
I guess the last hope will be NovoNordisk 
He'd have to develop diabetes.

But one off-season could be enough for that. Munch, Papy, munch!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 06, 2014, 11:52
isn't that type 2 diabetes then? :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 06, 2014, 12:13
I am sure the injection of insulin is nothing new for Chris, maybe he coukd just pretend for a year ?



yes , yes I know lines have been crossed,  sorry  ;) :-x
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 06, 2014, 14:45
#cannondale Michel Koch --> #radnet Rad-Net Rose

http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_90290.htm

(not confirmed yet though)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 06, 2014, 15:24
isn't that type 2 diabetes then? :P
Details, schmetails. ;)


Also, Manuele Mori re-signs with #lampre for another season.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 06, 2014, 20:09
SEG Racing Jonas Bokeloh jnr wc RR  and Rob Leemans from #lotto
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 06, 2014, 21:18
http://www.ciclo21.com/los-cinco-espanoles-del-ecuador-siguen-en-2015/

Isaac Carbonell, Higinio Fernández, Jaume Rovira, Jordi Simón and Alberto Torres all renew with Movistar Team Ecuador.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 07, 2014, 09:00
G Brown aka Brownie no contract at this stage may return to the NRS to finish off career and settle the fam etc.

If I was budget forklifts I would sign him to mentor Kerrison
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 07, 2014, 09:02
Didn't Kerrison sign for BMC Devo?

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/la-aluminios-antarte-vicino-l-ingaggio-di-marque-42403

Marque close to signing for LA Aluminios - Antarte.

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 07, 2014, 09:11
Didn't Kerrison sign for BMC Devo?

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/la-aluminios-antarte-vicino-l-ingaggio-di-marque-42403

Marque close to signing for LA Aluminios - Antarte.


Yes he did, Brownie to BMC then :lol, sorry
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 08, 2014, 10:08
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/petacchi-y-gavazzi-rumbo-al-neri-sottoli-26-10-2014

Petacchi and Gavazzi very close to signing for  #fluo

official now, one year deal

#astana F. Gavazzi --> #fluo Neri Sottoli

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=73855&tp=n
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 08, 2014, 14:05
Think the Pickles could do with signing a climber or two. With no Rabottini they look a bit light in that dept.

https://twitter.com/MovistarTeamEC/status/530858267879428097

Jose Bone --------------> #ecu

I think that's what the tweet means anyway. Also Segundo Navarrete and Henry Velasco renew with them.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 08, 2014, 18:18
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/wanty-groupegobert-accordo-ad-un-passo-con-gasparotto-42436

Gaspa ----------->  #wanty ?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on November 08, 2014, 22:44
YESSSSSS!!!!!!
BRAMMEIER IS BACK TO PRO-CONTI!!!!!!
*DOES A HAPPY JIG*
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/brammeier-closes-in-on-new-team-for-2015 (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/brammeier-closes-in-on-new-team-for-2015)
CULT? #cult
MTN? #mtn
Or joining Sam at Bora?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Susan Westemeyer on November 10, 2014, 07:31
Dennis van Winden to Synergy Baku, and Markus Eibegger re-ups for another year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 10, 2014, 10:22
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/budget-forklifts-strikes-major-deal-with-national-track-cycling-squad-including-return-of-jack-bobridge/story-fngr0c3d-1227118440895?nk=71895311ca066f4057d00791590cc2a9


The Advertiser can reveal that Bobridge will on Tuesday be confirmed as one of five new signings at Budget along with current world champions Glenn O’Shea, Luke Davison and Mitch Mulhern and dual reigning Commonwealth Games champion Scott Sunderland.

So mens endurance squad all ride road, train track together and commit to Rio as a unit

#budgetforklifts news
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 10, 2014, 11:38
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/budget-forklifts-strikes-major-deal-with-national-track-cycling-squad-including-return-of-jack-bobridge/story-fngr0c3d-1227118440895?nk=71895311ca066f4057d00791590cc2a9


The Advertiser can reveal that Bobridge will on Tuesday be confirmed as one of five new signings at Budget along with current world champions Glenn O’Shea, Luke Davison and Mitch Mulhern and dual reigning Commonwealth Games champion Scott Sunderland.

So mens endurance squad all ride road, train track together and commit to Rio as a unit

#budgetforklifts news

Bobridge was going to be huge. Lost his way in Europe, I guess.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 10, 2014, 13:47
Jasha Sütterlin's contract with #movistar has been extended by another two years, until the end of 2017

 :hi

http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_90349.htm
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 10, 2014, 13:49
https://twitter.com/AnPost_CRC/status/531794500365352960

https://twitter.com/AnPost_CRC/status/531795863862255617

https://twitter.com/AnPost_CRC/status/531796393724506112

https://twitter.com/AnPost_CRC/status/531796897938567168

Bit of a step down for Kruopis, but he could be a big success for them.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 10, 2014, 13:56
I have always seen Kruopis as more of a hard man, very well suited to the races in Belgium and so on. Usually An Post gets invites for Kuurne Brussel Kuurne, Le Samyn, Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen and several of the other 1.1 races, so overall he should get a decent race program, maybe even better suited to his qualities than what he had at Greenedge
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 10, 2014, 14:26
Agree search, I went to CQ after I read that transfer ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 10, 2014, 16:07
Agree search, I went to CQ after I read that transfer ;)

Kruopis? Didn't he ride for AnPost already? Uh, or am I confusing him with Bagdonas?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 10, 2014, 16:27
No, but maybe you're confusing An Post with Landbauwkredit? That's where Kruopis had his best season
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 10, 2014, 16:34
No, but maybe you're confusing An Post with Landbauwkredit? That's where Kruopis had his best season

Yeah probably, Dude. I'm not getting any younger. ;)

I miss Landbouwkrediet. Even after the silly period, it was still a solid team.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 10, 2014, 17:58
NRS new

Pat Shaw re-ups with Avanti


and Michael Torckler signs with Budget Forklifts  nice signing
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 10, 2014, 23:26
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/budget-forklifts-strikes-major-deal-with-national-track-cycling-squad-including-return-of-jack-bobridge/story-fngr0c3d-1227118440895?nk=71895311ca066f4057d00791590cc2a9


The Advertiser can reveal that Bobridge will on Tuesday be confirmed as one of five new signings at Budget along with current world champions Glenn O’Shea, Luke Davison and Mitch Mulhern and dual reigning Commonwealth Games champion Scott Sunderland.

So mens endurance squad all ride road, train track together and commit to Rio as a unit

#budgetforklifts news

in case anyone else but me did only read the headline, I now also highlighted the important part

no idea what jsg was thinking...  :o
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 11, 2014, 07:49

Clearly not  :D

and #uhc give us their final 22


http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-unitedhealthcare-cierra-una-plantilla-de-22-corredores-11-11-2014

El UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team confirma una plantilla de 22 corredores, con Janez Brajkovic como principal novedad y la continuidad de su bloque:

Adrian Hegyvary, Alessandro Bazzana, Brad White, Carlos Alzate, Chris Jones, Daniele Ratto, Danny Summerhill, Davide Frattini, Federico Zurlo, Hilton Clarke, Isaac Bolivar, Janez Brajkovic, John Murphy, Jonny Clarke, Karl Menzies, Ken Hanson, Kiel Reijnen, Lucas Euser, Luke Keough, Marco Canola, Robert Förster, Tanner Putt. 

Las incorporaciones son: Ratto (Cannondale), Zurlo (élite), Brajkovic (Astana), Canola (Bardiani) y Putt (Bissell Development Team).



Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 11, 2014, 08:40
#fluo Francesco Chicchi is still waiting for Scinto to call

He says he assumed he could stay and therefor didn't really talk with other teams, but so far they are just telling him to be patient.

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/?page=news&cod=73769&tp=n
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 11, 2014, 08:53
I was just thinking that Putt maybe might sign for UHC. Hopefully he can make the step up and show himself in some of the one-day races.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 11, 2014, 09:23
Don't think they're mentioned in the Budget Forklifts article above, but Cycling Fever has Canty and Kauffmann joining too.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 12, 2014, 09:37
https://twitter.com/Etixxcycling/status/532462754272411648

...which means none of the 13 riders from 2014 will stay with the team (most have found other teams already though)

"R. Bouhanni" is Nacer's younger brother Rayane
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 12, 2014, 09:59
Jose Bone --------------> #ecu

I think that's what the tweet means anyway. Also Segundo Navarrete and Henry Velasco renew with them.

...so did Jordi Simón, Jaume Rovira and Isaac Carbonell

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-team-ecuador-sigue-con-sus-renovaciones-11-11-2014
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Wallenquist on November 12, 2014, 11:56
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/532492631478370304

Any guesses ? Silvio Herklotz ? Robert Power ? Not many other riders who can be considered as "big u23 talent" have left without a contract for 2015.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on November 12, 2014, 12:08
Power is too young and has said already he isn't turning Pro next year. This was his first year at U23 (may do an Ewan and take up a Neo Pro ride after August next season).
Herklotz.. possibly. There is a pretty good chance of that I would say.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 12, 2014, 12:55
Herklotz has a contract with Stölting for 2015 as far as I know
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 12, 2014, 12:57
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/532514546322522112
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/532515478863110146
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 12, 2014, 13:17
Zepuntke? He was meant to have signed a pro contract a month or two ago, but we haven't heard any more about it.

Maybe Moscon?

Dunno if they're big enough talents.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 12, 2014, 13:24
could very well be Zepuntke, yep.

I was thinking Mathieu van der Poel maybe...or will he continue to focus on cyclocross mainly?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 13, 2014, 17:08
https://twitter.com/MadisonGenesis/status/532880870449770496

Quote
Matt Cronshaw
Matt joins the team after a strong 2014 season during which he was one of the most consistent riders throughout the year. Matt's attacking and aggressive style of racing will make him a valuable asset for Madison Genesis in 2015.

Joe Evans
A National Junior Time Trial Champion in 2013, Joe attracted the attention of the national team for 2014 which saw him win the Isle of Man Junior Tour plus medalling in both the Team Pursuit and Madison at the European Championships. At just 19 years old Joe will be one of the youngest riders in the team.

Matt Holmes
Returning for his second year with the team, Matt more than earned his place with a very solid 2014 despite several setbacks early on, including being run over the day before his first international appearance with the team. His never-say-die attitude ensured he regained full fitness and was a reliable teammate.

Liam Holohan
Liam is returning for the third year to the Madison Genesis team. The coffee obsessed climber has had a very good 2014 season, winning a stage of the UCI categorised An Post Rás in Ireland and followed that up with a very creditable eleventh place in the National Road Race Championships.

Tobyn Horton
Despite an illness stricken 2014, fast finisher Tobyn was a consistent performer in criteriums in the UK, winning both the Canary Wharf stage of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series and the London Nocturne.

Martyn Irvine
Martyn is a hugely versatile rider, steadily building his reputation as a world class cyclist on both the track and the road. A world scratch race title in 2013 was confirmation of his quality. That quality has also translated to the road, a former multi-national criterium champion as well as high profile UCI races make him a hugely experienced member of the team.

Dom Jelfs
A member of the inaugural Madison Genesis team, Dom has been a valued member ever since. Despite an illness stricken 2014, Dom finished a very respectful sixth in the National Irish Road Race Championships. Now recovered, 2015 should see Dom back as one of the strongest riders in the UK peloton.

James Mclaughlin
James had a breakthrough year in 2014 by finishing tenth in the Commonwealth Games Individual Time Trial. That made him the highest placed non-world tour rider in that event - a testament to his ability to time trial. With a power to weight ratio equivalent to the best in the world, James is an exciting prospect when the road goes up.

Mark McNally
A former U23 European Track Champion, Mark has been forging his career on the road in Belgium for the last five years, with huge amounts of success. A versatile rider, Mark was part of a Tour Series winning team in the UK before heading off to Europe and winning the overall of La Mi-août En Bretagne. This year he also won the King of the Mountains classification at the Tour of Britain.

Mike Northey
Mike has been the corner stone of the team this past year. Equally effective in the Tour of Britain and criteriums, the versatile New Zealander's positive outlook has seen him win at Beverly and podium in the classic Lincoln Grand Prix.

Tristan Robbins
A bright young prospect for the future, Tristan won both the National Junior Road Race and Points Race this year. Despite his tender years, he recently finished a highly commendable fourth in the Points Race at the Open National Championship Points. In 2015 it will be interesting to see how far he can go on the road.

Erick Rowsell
One of the most accomplished juniors of his generation, winning both the Junior National Time Trial and Road Race (2007 and 2008) Erick confirmed that promise by winning a stage of the Tour of Normandie as a professional. His tactical nous and experience makes Erick a great addition to the team.

Tom Scully
Tom returns for his second year with Madison Genesis after a hugely successful 2014 which saw him win the Commonwealth Games Points race. The formidable Kiwi is accomplished at winning races alone and in bunch sprints and will once again bring a huge amount of firepower to the team.

Tom Stewart
After a breakthrough 2013 season, Tom firmly established himself on both the UK and international circuit with a fantastic season with Madison Genesis. He won two rounds of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, achieved a top ten in the National Road Race Championships and capped it off with a podium spot on stage six of the Tour of Britain after a stage long breakaway with arguably two of the biggest stars of world cycling.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: al_pacino on November 13, 2014, 18:06
What's Ian Bibby doing next year?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 13, 2014, 18:51
Some more *dk Danish news:
Kaspar Schjønnemann has re-signed with #concordia Riwal Platform.
Junior Worlds participant Jesper Schultz has signed with Team Jutlander Bank (national level team, not Conti).
Jacob Gye Madsen & Christian Nyvang have signed with Team coloQuick (they were at TDKK already, so no transfers).

Post Merge: November 13, 2014, 18:52
And Roberto Ferrari re-signs with #lampre Lampre-Merida for 2015.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 13, 2014, 19:10
I wonder what the situation is for Stauff & Reimer. Stauff would normally be pretty safe as Ciolek's buddy, but I wouldn't have expected them to not re-sign Pardilla either. Or sign Farrar. All bets are off.

#mtn Martin Reimer --> #lkt LKT-Team Brandenburg

http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_90394.htm
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 13, 2014, 20:23
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/529708895770783745

Post Merge: November 04, 2014, 19:20
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/529714554084020226

confirmed now

http://cccsport.eu/another-international-addition-to-ccc-jan-hirt/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 14, 2014, 09:04
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-team-ecuador-renueva-a-cuatro-corredores-14-11-2014

Four more renewals for Movistar Team Ecuador. Giving them 11 confirmed riders so far.

Carlos Quishpe (1991)
Jorge Montenegro (1988)
Pablo Miguel Hidalgo (1987)
Sebastián Rodríguez (1994)

http://www.ciclo21.com/los-cinco-espanoles-del-ecuador-siguen-en-2015/

Isaac Carbonell, Higinio Fernández, Jaume Rovira, Jordi Simón and Alberto Torres all renew with Movistar Team Ecuador.

No mention of Torres in the Biciciclismo article despite supposedly already having renewed, but maybe it's just a case of dotting an I and crossing a T or two.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 14, 2014, 09:27
Tuttobiciweb currently seems to pick up all those Italians who at the moment are left without a contract for 2015 - the newest interview is with Manuel Belletti, who does not have much interesting to say though

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/?page=news&cod=73918&tp=n

that list of Italians without a job include:


(Pagani already has retired from pro-cycling due to that circumstances, as far as I know)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 14, 2014, 09:30
Valerio AGNOLI  thought he was a Nibs boy?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 14, 2014, 09:41
yep, but according to Vino he is not good enough, he is a "good professional", but Astana needs "stronger riders"

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=73708

he also didn't do many races together with Nibali this year (only Oman and Paris-Nice), maybe Nibs had to make a decision whom to keep, Agnoli or Vanotti?!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 14, 2014, 12:15
https://twitter.com/CCC_Polsat/status/533208069791297536
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 14, 2014, 13:21
treberg-bianchi 2015

 Alexander Wetterhall, Niklas Gustafsson, Sebastian Balck, Alexander Gingsjö, Marcus Fåglum, Alexander Fåglum Karlsson, Gustav Höög, Lucas Eriksson, Kim Magnusson y Ludvig Bengtsson.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/thomas-lovkvist-al-frente-de-un-nuevo-continental-sueco-14-11-2014
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 14, 2014, 15:16
Looks like Burgy has 1 year to go or re-uped with BMC

https://twitter.com/MBurghardt83/status/533268762380996608
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 14, 2014, 15:20
Looks like Burgy has 1 year to go or re-uped with BMC

yep, last year already, until 2016

http://www.rad-net.de/nachrichten/burghardt-bleibt-bis-2016-beim-team-bmc;n_31290.html
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 14, 2014, 15:36
Edward King offically offical at Cannondale-Garmin

full team out soon
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 14, 2014, 15:45
Cannondale-Garmin 2015

Los 27 corredores son:

Janier Acevedo, Jack Bauer, Albeto Bettiol, Nathan Brown, André Cardoso, Tom Danielson, Joe Dombrowski, Davide Formolo, Nathan Haas, Lasse Hansen, Ryder Hesjedal, Alex Howes, Ben King, Ted King, Kristjian Koren, Sebastian Langeveld, Alan Marangoni, Dan Martin, Matej Mohoric, Moreno Moser, Ramunas Navardauskas, Kristoffer Skjerping, Tom Jelte Slagter, Andrew Talansky, Dylan Van Baarle, Davide Villella y Ruben Zepuntke

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-cannondale-garmin-revela-su-plantilla-2015-avance-14-11-2014 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-cannondale-garmin-revela-su-plantilla-2015-avance-14-11-2014)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 14, 2014, 15:46
Zepuntke? He was meant to have signed a pro contract a month or two ago, but we haven't heard any more about it.

Maybe Moscon?

Dunno if they're big enough talents.

could very well be Zepuntke, yep.

I was thinking Mathieu van der Poel maybe...or will he continue to focus on cyclocross mainly?

For Cannondale-garmin
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 14, 2014, 16:30
He's going to have to fight to get a chance there. Quite a few other young(ish) guys in that list with similar skills. Let's hope he can do it.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 14, 2014, 16:41
looks like someone from #parkhotel Parkhotel Valkenburg followed the Tour of Taihu Lake, they signed Bob Schoonbroodt and Jurgen Van Diemen, both stage winners in that race

http://www.parkhotelvalkenburgct.nl/2014/11/13/schoonbroodt-en-van-diemen-bij-parkhotelvalkenburg/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 14, 2014, 16:52
I had no idea there was a mens #parkhotel only thought there was the womens team
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on November 14, 2014, 17:04
looks like someone from #parkhotel Parkhotel Valkenburg followed the Tour of Taihu Lake

I had no idea there was a mens #parkhotel only thought there was the womens team

I guess they weren't following the race that closely then :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 14, 2014, 19:40
I had no idea there was a mens #parkhotel only thought there was the womens team
I guess they weren't following the race that closely then :lol
People, people ... #parkhotel Parkhotel Valkenburg were part of this year's Sibiu Tour - won the intermediate sprint jersey (Bram Nolten) and the final stage (Marco Zanotti). ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 14, 2014, 20:37
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/enrique-sanz-cierra-el-movistar-team-2015-03-11-2014

Sanz renews with Movistar and that's them done.

No. It's not them done.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/ventoso-completa-el-movistar-team-2015-14-11-2014

Windy renews too.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 15, 2014, 11:57
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-team-ecuador-da-la-alternativa-a-dos-juveniles-15-11-2014

Two more youngsters for Movistar Team Ecuador. Jefferson Cepada and Adrián Jaramillo.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 15, 2014, 18:06
https://twitter.com/CiclismoInter/status/533615716436807680

Dani Diaz ----------> #funvic

Talks about getting a better calendar there, including Tours of Gila, California and Utah.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 16, 2014, 15:50
*dk Morten Gadgaard: Herning CK --> Champion System (new *nz team based in Oudenaarde)

Some very interesting background here:
Dansk himmelstormer sikrer sig belgisk kontrakt (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/dansk_himmelstormer_sikrer_sig_belgisk_kontrakt/) (in Danish)
He used to play handball, was in the youth national team, but had no motivation anymore, stopped. Was diagnosed with depression, started cycling, and has now signed a Continental contract. :)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 17, 2014, 12:27
South African Girdlestone recruited by Drapac (http://cyclingdirect.co.za/news/south-african-girdlestone-recruited-drapac)
*za Dylan Girdlestone #bonitas Team Bonitas (#garmin Garmin-Sharp stagiaire) --> #drapac Drapac

Girdlestone was given a chance at #garmin by DS Robbie Hunter, scored a pro contract on it. He'll move to *au Melbourne with his girlfriend. #drapac already has a *za connection as they ride Swift Carbon bikes; and they will participate in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour.

Maybe even a Mzansi Tour invite is possible ... :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 17, 2014, 13:24
Danish talent gets contract on German team (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/dansk_talent_stagiaire_paa_tysk_hold/) (in Danish)

*dk Kasper Asgreen: Odder CK --> MLP Team Bergstraße

Was supposed to ride as a stagiaire in the Münsterland-Giro, but the UCI didn't approve the contract because of some procedural mistake. He got a contract for 2015 anyway.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 17, 2014, 21:04
#bmc devo


Rider Roster:
Valentin Baillifard (SUI), Tom Bohli (SUI), Taylor "TJ" Eisenhart (USA), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Floris Gerts (NED), Johan Hemroulle (BEL), Jesse Kerrison (AUS), Patrick Müller (SUI), Théry Schir (SUI), Lukas Spengler (SUI), Bas Tietema (NED), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL), Alexey Vermeulen (USA), Loïc Vliegen (BEL), Tyler Williams (USA).

bmc press (http://www.bmcracingteam.com/index.php?id=115&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2014&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=11&tx_ttnews%5Bday%5D=17&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=3150&cHash=1b2e880316e8a76c12a90edb60b35b44)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 18, 2014, 05:40
Geert Van Bondt joins BMC To go with the  above info takes over from Rik Verbrugghe

And Lander still without a deal

and and Horner has signed with a team, news to come, #fluo would be great   
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 18, 2014, 07:44
Other rumor is Horner to #cult Cult energy
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 18, 2014, 09:10
And the rumour is dead again:
https://twitter.com/MikeKaltoft/status/534615276617498624
Didn't believe it either, not for a second. Skelde and Horner? :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 18, 2014, 09:32
8 Azeri riders for Synergy Baku Cycling Project in 2015 (http://www.bakucyclingproject.com/eight-azeri-riders-for-synergy-baku-cycling-project-in-2015/)

The team will have two mostly separated race programs, one in Asia for the young and less experienced Azeris and one in Europe for those already better accustomed to the hustle and bustle of European races.

#synergy for 2015:
*az Elgun Alizada
*az Elchin Asadov
*az Enver Asanov
*az Max Averin
*at Markus Eibegger
*az Ismail Iliasov
*az Tural Isgandarov
*az Aqshin Ismayilov
*az Samir Jabrayilov
*si Matej Mugerli
*md Alex Pliuschin
*ua Alex Surutkovych
*nl Dennis van Winden.

One more signing to come.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 18, 2014, 10:00
Do we have this

Rumors seem to be confirmed Gasparotto to wanty

#astana ----> #wanty
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 18, 2014, 10:31
Lotto u23 team


Carnevali Jean-Albert (BEL) new
Craeghs Maarten (BEL)
CrasSteff (BEL) new
De Plus Laurens (BEL)
Deltombe Kevin (BEL)
Frison Frederik (BEL)
Geuens Alexander (BEL) 
Goolaerts Michael (BEL) new
Hermans Steff (BEL) new
Krigbaum Mathias (DEN) new
Leysen Senne (BEL) new
McCormic kHayden (NZL) 
Menten Milan (BEL) new
Planckaert Emiel (BEL) new
Pols Ruben (BEL) 
Ruyters Brecht (BEL) 
Shaw James Callum(GBR) new
Tansley George (AUS) new
Van Gestel Dries (BEL) 
Van Gompel Mathias (BEL) 
Van Reyten Joachim (BEL) new
Van Rooy Kenneth (BEL) 
Vanderaerden Massimo (BEL) 
Verwils tDieter (BEL) 
Wouters Enzo (BEL) new

http://cyclingquotes.com/news/lotto-belisol_present_u23_team_for_2015/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 18, 2014, 10:51
Spot the ubiquitous Belgian nepotism masquerading as "good genes" ;)  :P :lol

Lotto u23 team


Carnevali Jean-Albert (BEL) new
Craeghs Maarten (BEL)
CrasSteff (BEL) new
De Plus Laurens (BEL)
Deltombe Kevin (BEL)
Frison Frederik (BEL)
Geuens Alexander (BEL)
Goolaerts Michael (BEL) new
Hermans Steff (BEL) new
Krigbaum Mathias (DEN) new
Leysen Senne (BEL) new
McCormic kHayden (NZL)
Menten Milan (BEL) new
Planckaert Emiel (BEL) new
Pols Ruben (BEL)
Ruyters Brecht (BEL)
Shaw James Callum(GBR) new
Tansley George (AUS) new
Van Gestel Dries (BEL)
Van Gompel Mathias (BEL)
Van Reyten Joachim (BEL) new
Van Rooy Kenneth (BEL)
Vanderaerden Massimo (BEL)
Verwils tDieter (BEL)
Wouters Enzo (BEL) new

http://cyclingquotes.com/news/lotto-belisol_present_u23_team_for_2015/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 18, 2014, 12:22
#androni Manuel Belletti is close to sign for #fantini Vini Fantini - NIPPO

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=74074
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 18, 2014, 12:27
Spot the ubiquitous Belgian nepotism masquerading as "good genes" ;)  :P :lol
I thought the very same when I saw the list.
Never underestimate Vitamine Ktrp[1]. ;)
 1. = Knowing the right people
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on November 18, 2014, 13:35
Shaw James Callum(GBR) new

http://cyclingquotes.com/news/lotto-belisol_present_u23_team_for_2015/

Not a name I recognised, so I had a quick look around.

Winner of the Junior Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne this year, and finished second overall on the 10-race GB Junior series. He finished 16th in the junior Worlds, in the same time as the winner, and 9th in the junior Nationals.

I'll be keeping an eye on him as he looks to emulate Dan McLay in successfully graduating from Lotto's U23 to the elite ranks.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 18, 2014, 20:24
#cannondale Michel Koch --> #radnet Rad-Net Rose

http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_90290.htm

(not confirmed yet though)

now it is...

http://www.rad-net-rose-team.de/aktuelles/2014/11/18/worldtour-fahrer-michel-koch-wird-kapit%C3%A4n-im-rad-net-rose-team/

and another Cannondale rider moves back to the continental circuit as well:

#cannondale Matthias Krizek --> Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels (formerly #gourmetfein Gourmetfein-Wels)

http://www.meinbezirk.at/wels/sport/matthias-krizek-startet-2015-fuer-das-team-felbermayr-simplon-wels-sensationelle-neuverpflichtung-der-welser-radequipe-fixiert-d1156677.html
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on November 18, 2014, 22:27
Sanchez not staying with BMC??!! (http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/11/100825/)

Not sure if it has been mentioned..


Quote
Team spokesperson Georges Luchinger confirmed to CyclingTips Tuesday that the rider would not be in the team colours next season. “Samuel decided to not stay and we respect this,” he stated.

Three weeks ago the 2008 Olympic road race champion spoke in warm terms about the team.

“In BMC they are pleased with me and I with them,” he told Cyclo21.com. “I’ve adapted very well and I have made new friends, which is always important.

“I have contributed significantly to the victories of Gilbert in Amstel Gold Race, the ZLM Toer and now in China. In all of those I was helping. We are second in the WorldTour for teams so it has been a good year.”

He also said then that he was relaxed about his situation for next season.

“I’m rested, relaxed and without worry about next year. It is nothing like the situation in the past when the Euskaltel-Euskadi team disappeared and it was very hard,” he said, referring to that team stopping twelve months ago.

(http://images.cyclingtips.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Kramon_LBL2013_KRA1635-Version-2.jpg)

Cyclo21.com said that it understood he had been offered a renewal of his current contract.

“Any decision will be made by me. If I want to keep riding I will because I have a place, and if I do not I will take other decisions, but I have not thought of anything yet,” he said then, adding that there was no rush. “My agent was in Japan at the Saitama Criterium and I will talk to him on his return.”

It is not clear if his decision not to renew with the BMC Racing Team means he will now retire, or if he has received another offer elsewhere and decided to opt for that.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 18, 2014, 22:47
wrong thread, I know, but it's easy to connect the dots then...

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 19, 2014, 07:24

and and Horner has signed with a team, news to come, #fluo would be great

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/esclusive/ciclomercato-niente-italia-per-horner-42618

Not an Italian team supposedly.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 19, 2014, 09:31
https://twitter.com/lampre_merida/status/535001233057394688

did not expect that tbh
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: mc_mountain on November 19, 2014, 14:43
Did we hear anything further on @CafeRoubaix's unexpected u23 rider about to sign pro?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 19, 2014, 14:52
he didn't pick it up again, but I guess he was talking about Zepuntke signing for Garmin
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 19, 2014, 16:36
Yep it was him, although Cafe Roubiax thought he was going to Giant not Cannondale
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 20, 2014, 05:14
Now offically offical

J Haig sign with #orica

u23 until August then rest of 2015, 16, 17
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 20, 2014, 11:09
#cofidis Romain Lemarchand --> #cult Cult Energy Pro Cycling

he is the last rider to be signed for 2015, the team is full now. No place for Lander and so on

http://sporten.tv2.dk/2014-11-20-dansk-rytter-forbigaaet-her-er-cults-sidste-rytter
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 20, 2014, 11:23
Lemarchand has been around for a while now, two years with Ag2R, two years with Cofidis, and I can't exactly say I have noticed him at any time during those four years...so this signing is a bit odd, regarding the quality of riders still on the market.

...but his dad François works for the ASO and is race director of Paris - Nice, so it might be more fruitful for #cult than what it looks like at first glance
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 20, 2014, 18:36
http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_90466.htm

Dieteren and Krieger -------------> #leopard
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 21, 2014, 13:26
#astana Enrico Gasparotto --> #wanty Wanty Groupe Gobert

finally confirmed now

https://twitter.com/TeamWantyGobert/status/535785340179845121
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 21, 2014, 14:08
#astana Enrico Gasparotto --> #wanty Wanty Groupe Gobert

finally confirmed now

https://twitter.com/TeamWantyGobert/status/535785340179845121

Good Classics signing, even if he's a bit heavy on the Dark Side. :shh Wanty is thereabouts in the Classics but it doesn't have quite the extra step with a guy like Leukemans. Not sure Gasparotto really offers much more, but he will be useful if they do go GT in 2015.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 21, 2014, 14:27
yeah, I mean...considering that it's pretty obvious that they (apart from Leukemans probably) more or less only sign riders for minimum wage, they still manage to keep together quite a good team. Both Marcato and Gasparotto are good signings, and they should be able to make up for losing Drucker and de Vreese. They also got Ejssen for Seeldraeyers, not too bad.

and of course...it's probably the only pro team around who still would give Napolitano a contract as #1 sprinter, so for that alone they deserve some praise ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/OPxe64P.png)

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 22, 2014, 07:11
*dk Kasper Klostergaard re-signs with #riwal Riwal Platform.

And ... one of the team's sponsors has hired him to "develop and lead cycling journeys". Sounds like good old-fashioned east bloc "amateurism". :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 23, 2014, 16:06
Composition of #differdange Team Differdange in 2015 (via ollieman56 (https://twitter.com/ollieman56) & demiluca (https://twitter.com/demiluca) on Twitter; 2014 team in brackets)
*fr Boris Carène (Team Differdange-Losch)
*be Johan Coenen (Team Differdange-Losch)
*lv Janis Dakteris (Team Differdange-Losch)
*lu Sven Fritsch (Team Differdange-Losch)
*lu Christian Helmig (Team Differdange-Losch)
*lt Gediminas Kaupas (Team Differdange-Losch)
*lu *it Ivan Centrone
*be Thomas Deruette (ColorCode-Biowanze)
*lu Pol Flesch
*se Pontus Kastemyr
*lt Edgaras Kovaliovas (Rietumu-Delfin)
*pl Kacper Nowicki
*be Cedric Raymackers

Departures:
*fr César Bihel
*do Augusto Sánchez Beriguete
*it Sebastiano Frassetto
*fr Damien Garcia (Team Frøy-Oslo)
*do William Guzmán (Inteja-MMR)
*lt Vytautas Kaupas
*it Corrado Lampa
*lu Max Losch
*es Rubén Menéndez Velasco (Inteja-MMR)
*do *es Diego Milán (Inteja-MMR)
*cz Luboš Pelánek
*es Joaquín Sobrino (Inteja-MMR)
*be Kévin Suarez (Colba-Superano Ham)

Not officially confirmed yet, but that should only be a matter of time.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 24, 2014, 05:08
Horner has signed with a *usa team

rumors saying it is a devo team

many will say UHC even though they have said no

My gut saying Smartstop  but Bisell and Hincapie possible

a few mentions of rider #15 and teaching the ways of the darkside to kids as well
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 24, 2014, 07:50
In my opinion, the probabilities are:
#hincapie 55%
#bissell 40%
#smartstop 5%

If Creed really hires Horner, a lot of my respect for him (based a.o. on this (http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/michael-creed-why-i-never-doped-and-my-future-in-the-sport)) goes down the toilet.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Arb on November 24, 2014, 08:10
BDT generally only go U23 so I doubt it, though it would be comical.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 24, 2014, 08:27
yep, none of those make sense to me.

#5hr I would say
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 24, 2014, 08:27
#data3

*au team going conti, many know it as scody

Strengthening the existing team to Continental level in 2015 are the following key signings:

Marc Williams – Canberra

Michael Cupitt – Canberra

Chris Jory – Sydney

James Mowatt – Melbourne

Tyler Spurrell – Melbourne

Ryan Thomas – Inverell – u/23

Craig Evers – Canberra

Riders renewing for 2015:

David Melville – Brisbane

Adam Allen – Brisbane

Kyle Bridgwood – Sunshine Coast

Ben Carman – Brisbane – u/23

Jackson Carman – Brisbane – u/19

Alex Grunke – Brisbane – u/23

Elliot Kippen – Brisbane – u/23

Riley Maule – Gold Coast – u/23

Callum O’Sullivan – Brisbane

Jimmy Szollosi – Brisbane

Last years kit (https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/413182832798756865/N6x4T3aU.jpeg)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 24, 2014, 08:37
In my opinion, the probabilities are:
#hincapie 55%

https://twitter.com/tcbiker/status/536675656428691456
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 24, 2014, 09:15
did anyone think about the probability of Horner returning to Trek? Last year #radioshack did not give him a new contract because he was asking for a two year deal at 1 million $ a year, so it was a monetary issue only. When he lowered his demands later on, Trek already was full for 2014, and therefor no option anymore.

...but as far as I can see, so far #trek only has 25 or 26 riders under contract for 2015, and Horner said he is not asking for a lot of money anymore.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 24, 2014, 10:08
No way is it SmartStop.

Trek could fill a hole there. Arredondo and Schleck haven't really got the GC goods, Zoidl and Jungels aren't ready yet and Kiserlovski left.

Team is spread too thin already on the sorts of races Horner would target.

Seems legit.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 24, 2014, 10:18
Yeah, when we read 'US team' we automatically assume it's a Conti team.

#trek Trek would be a good fit really. The only counterargument I have is that the team has always appeared quite professional to me. Nothing like the charade we're experiencing at the moment, just a (surprise) press release. They did it brilliantly with the Jens Hour.
But maybe that's all Cookie's doing ... :shh
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 24, 2014, 14:30
did anyone think about the probability of Horner returning to Trek? Last year #radioshack did not give him a new contract because he was asking for a two year deal at 1 million $ a year, so it was a monetary issue only. When he lowered his demands later on, Trek already was full for 2014, and therefor no option anymore.

...but as far as I can see, so far #trek only has 25 or 26 riders under contract for 2015, and Horner said he is not asking for a lot of money anymore.

someone on twitter ummm I think it was mew

I was don´t think so, might be wromg

No way is it SmartStop.

Trek could fill a hole there. Arredondo and Schleck haven't really got the GC goods, Zoidl and Jungels aren't ready yet and Kiserlovski left.

Team is spread too thin already on the sorts of races Horner would target.

Seems legit.

why not smartstop ? you will notice Creed is doing podcasts with all the heavy hitters from his time

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 24, 2014, 14:32
https://twitter.com/SSbike/status/536887437617033216
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 24, 2014, 14:44
Not Trek, anyway:

Quote
American signs with "up and coming" team

;)

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/horner-signs-one-year-deal-with-us-team

Hope the bung is good, because this is two divisions down.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 24, 2014, 15:05
https://twitter.com/brentbookwalter/status/536898160535564288
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 24, 2014, 16:30
https://twitter.com/SSbike/status/536919338595680256
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 24, 2014, 16:38
Amazing. It's like I am stuck in a Hornerian time warp.

This time last year, I'm pretty sure the press was almost constantly ejaculating Quo Vadis Horner stories like a cheap ransom melodrama or the dire warnings of a cracklounge prophet that there would be some two-wheeled apocalypse unless a suitable team were confirmed with the utmost expediency.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Drummer Boy on November 24, 2014, 18:13
Amazing. It's like I am stuck in a Hornerian time warp.

This time last year, I'm pretty sure the press was almost constantly ejaculating Quo Vadis Horner stories like a cheap ransom melodrama or the dire warnings of a cracklounge prophet that there would be some two-wheeled apocalypse unless a suitable team were confirmed with the utmost expediency.
Quoted for the literary and comedic brilliance!  :lol
 :D :D :D :D :D

 :cool
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 24, 2014, 21:00
https://twitter.com/MovistarTeamEC/status/536983878465232896

Guama renews with Movistar Team Ecuador, and they also sign Joao Gaspar who was at the UCI centre in Aigle for part of this year and would have ridden l'Avenir, but for an emergency appendicitis op. Some background (http://www.bikemagazine.com.br/2014/03/joao-gaspar-se-despede-do-brasil-no-giro-do-interior/) on him.

Post Merge: November 24, 2014, 21:27
Not finished yet.  :P

https://twitter.com/MovistarTeamEC/status/536988396435283969

Daniel Dominguez joins too.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 25, 2014, 05:24
Another nrs team goes conti for 2015 Charter Mason, JonoL works for this company fwiw

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/420141368040636416/xAfiFila_reasonably_small.jpeg)
BOWDEN, Scott
COPP, Jayden
CROME, Sam
EDWARDS, David
FITTER, Daniel
FREIENSTEIN, Raphael
GIRDLESTONE, Keagan
HILL, Benjamin
JOHNSON, Shannon
KATSONIS, Nicholas
MACANALLY, Ryan
MAGEE, Jake
MURTAGH, Conor
ROBINSON, Thomas
TAYLOR, Joshua
VAN DER PLOEG, Pau

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 25, 2014, 08:08
Another nrs team goes conti for 2015 Charter Mason, JonoL works for this company fwiw
With Jono as mentor/DS, they're bound to perform well. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 25, 2014, 08:58
With Jono as mentor/DS, they're bound to perform well. ;)

I am not sure he works in the cycling section just For Charter Mason ;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 25, 2014, 09:23
I am not sure he works in the cycling section just For Charter Mason ;)
I remember having read something about him working with the cycling team as well. Whether that's limited to light training rides, or in a more official role, I can't remember. Let's ask the man himself! :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 25, 2014, 09:28
Let's ask the man himself! :D
That was fast ...
https://twitter.com/Jono_L/status/537175574662238208
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 25, 2014, 10:58
#lampre Serpa confirmed to stay with Lampre for another year

http://www.teamlampremerida.com/en/2014/11/comparto-scalatori-solido-con-la-conferma-di-serpa/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on November 25, 2014, 13:51
Loving this thread. Probably my favourite in forum history.

Keep the info coming :)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 26, 2014, 06:44
#mgkvis MG Kvis-Wilier will be named Unieuro Wilier Trevigiani next year after securing sponsorship from *it electronics retailer Unieuro.

The 2015 kit stays predominantly blue, but loses the white band across the chest for a dark blue shade on the top of the jersey:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3WP33vCIAESozL.jpg:large)

Massimo Rabaglio is the team manager, the two sports directors are Marco Milesi and Andrea Giacomin.

Roster:
*it Davide Ballerini (#idea Team Idea)
*it Giovanni Carboni (#areazero Area Zero Pro Team)
*it Francesco Chesi
*it Fabio Chinello (#areazero Area Zero Pro Team)
*it Mattia Frapporti (#mgkvis MG Kvis-Wilier)
*ar Lucas Gaday Orozco (#ba Buenos Aires Provincia)
*it Rino Gasparrini (#mgkvis MG Kvis-Wilier)
*it Stefano Nardelli
*it Giovanni Pedretti
*it Simone Petilli (#areazero Area Zero Pro Team)
*it Davide Plebani
*it Lorenzo Rota (#mgkvis MG Kvis-Wilier)
*it Marco Tecchio (#areazero Area Zero Pro Team)
*ar Sebastian Trillini
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 26, 2014, 15:11
Duarte is leaving #colombia where too will be found out soon

My guess #greenedge
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 26, 2014, 15:13
My guess #greenedge
Babysitting Mentoring Chaves? Sounds plausible.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 26, 2014, 15:17
Babysitting Mentoring Chaves? Sounds plausible.

Chaves is the new babyfaced, smiling assassin, who needs a bag carrier ;) :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 26, 2014, 15:22
Somebody was saying on Parlamento that the Duarte leaving story may not be true.

Quote
Apparently it is not so. Yesterday I read that Duarte walked angry with certain media which had published his departure from the group of Corti, when in fact, still has not said no renewed. So we'll see what happens over the weekend.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 26, 2014, 15:23
#bmc might work as well, no samu or Evans need another GC climber have El Puma ???
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on November 26, 2014, 17:39
Babysitting Mentoring Chaves? Sounds plausible.
Would be the worse mentor ever just about..
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 27, 2014, 08:43
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/astana-rinnovo-per-valerio-agnoli-42788

Agnoli stays with  #astana
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 27, 2014, 13:38
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/537962448750645248
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on November 27, 2014, 17:02
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/537962448750645248

So, a deal sweetener, one presumes. Like Rui, Mario seemed destined for bigger things before both brothers' brief brush with the Dark Side. But he really isn't that good, so there's always this feeling that some talented kid or tried and tested dom will miss out because of these deals.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on November 27, 2014, 18:34


... he really isn't that any good...

Fixed it for you.

In all seriousness, I haven't seen anything in his results over the few years that I have been following cycling - particularly Portuguese cycling - in detail that suggests that he has what it takes at the top level. And I say that as a card-carrying lusophile and Rui Costa fan.

If it was a deal sweetener, you wonder why he didn't come across last year. But I can see no other reason. Maybe he'll be Jesus Hernandez to Rui's Alberto Contador.

I'm thrilled for him, though. Always good to see another Portuguese in the top division. And my sibling side project can always do with new material.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 28, 2014, 05:10
Kohler #bmc -------> #drapac

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/kohler-joins-drapac-for-2015
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 28, 2014, 07:14
I did double check the kit smiley if it really is Drapac...can't say I expected that
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 28, 2014, 07:35
I did double check the kit smiley if it really is Drapac...can't say I expected that
Neither tbh, but I think they are expanding into Euro racing, and Kohler might get them a Suisse start? Or Romandie ?

I half expect Steeeeeeeeeeeeele to sign for them and him and Whippet lead the charge in sprints, Whippet for the flat,  von Hoff for the harder stages, Kohler will be a good man to have as a set up man if so
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 28, 2014, 07:49
Neither tbh, but I think they are expanding into Euro racing, and Kohler might get them a Suisse start? Or Romandie ?

I was just thinking about it as well, but usually the swiss races are very picky with handing out the wildcards. Maybe they can get an invitation for Romandie (if it even fits Drapac's race program, I don't think they'll be around for the classics?!), but I doubt it
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 28, 2014, 07:55
I was just thinking about it as well, but usually the swiss races are very picky with handing out the wildcards. Maybe they can get an invitation for Romandie (if it even fits Drapac's race program, I don't think they'll be around for the classics?!), but I doubt it
True, but maybe with IAM WT iT might be a possibility,  small but...

No idea re race calendar,  but I do know that want to expand there European racing, and want to ride Cali this year.  I also know Drapac himself was pretty peeed at the way the team did in 2014 so maybe a rocket or 2 was handed out?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 28, 2014, 08:28
Neither tbh, but I think they are expanding into Euro racing, and Kohler might get them a Suisse start? Or Romandie ?
Yeah, that would be about the only reason to sign Kohler. He'd be wasted on an Aussie-Asian-US calendar (as would many of their other riders in my opinion).

I really hope Drapac will do a European program, "klein, aber fein", like they did back in ~2007.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on November 29, 2014, 09:36
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-due-offerte-per-steegmans-42834

 #trek and  #wanty both offer "proposals" to Steegmans.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on November 30, 2014, 07:00
http://cyclingquotes.com/news/brown_returns_to_australia/ (http://cyclingquotes.com/news/brown_returns_to_australia/)

Brownie --> *au team

#drapac Drapac? Or one of the Contis?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on November 30, 2014, 07:36
95% sure NRS as I mentioned about a month ago  ;)

Dave Tanner is also riding for an OZ reg team next year as well, 0 idea what level
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on November 30, 2014, 19:35
https://twitter.com/giuseppe_b/status/539137910575206400

#opqs Gert Steegmans --> #trek Trek Factory Racing (?)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 01, 2014, 08:39
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/539327371959345153

I just thought with Rik in charge of IAM that there was a chance that Larry might end up there.

Does JSG have to re-jig his CQ team again?  :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 01, 2014, 08:46
No Portuguese rumours about, CJ? Nobody after those guys who did well at l'Avenir - Silva and Guerreiro?

Well we already know Silva is on his way to W52, but Guerreiro to Bissell?

https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/539095818536779776
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 01, 2014, 08:54
 
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/539327371959345153

I just thought with Rik in charge of IAM that there was a chance that Larry might end up there.

Does JSG have to re-jig his CQ team again?  :D
:D

nope Warbasse needed a change, happy he moves from BMC, and will get a chances to shine

ps anyone else thinking Samu might sign for IAM if they go WT ?.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on December 01, 2014, 09:00
ps anyone else thinking Samu might sign for IAM if they go WT ?.
He says he has a new team. And which other teams are there that he could reasonably sign for?
Would make sense for both sides - Vuelta leadership for Samu, a very experienced rider for #iam.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on December 01, 2014, 10:48
As JSG reported in the shoutbox:

https://twitter.com/PippoPozzato/status/539365411884900352

Clearly only God can judge him worthy of another year in the WT.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 01, 2014, 10:50
As JSG reported in the shoutbox:

https://twitter.com/PippoPozzato/status/539365411884900352

Clearly only God can judge him worthy of another year in the WT.

he had a contract for this year, so maybe open a Darkside thread if he starts winning we can update it  :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 01, 2014, 11:10
of course he'll start winning, only a fool could expect Pippo to do more than absolutely necessary on the first two years of a 3 season deal  :shh
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 01, 2014, 17:12
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/12/news/chris-horner-signs-airgas-safeway_354731

Horner -------------> #airgas

Quote
“2015 is shaping up to be a fun year with great racing and more time at home with my family, including the new baby we have on the way in January,” Horner said. “I can’t wait to race with a group of excited young pros — their enthusiasm will make the season fun and exciting.”
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 01, 2014, 17:54
Big Gert Steegmans signs for team Fabian confirmed , and nice little flip you to Patrick as a bonus, watch him super dom Fabs to the DBL in spring

Steegmans #opqs --------------> #trek
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on December 01, 2014, 18:21
So, a deal sweetener, one presumes. Like Rui, Mario seemed destined for bigger things before both brothers' brief brush with the Dark Side. But he really isn't that good, so there's always this feeling that some talented kid or tried and tested dom will miss out because of these deals.
Yes, similar to the cousins Sebastien and Sergio Henao, and certainly similar to Dayer & Nairo Quintana. I was pleasantly surprised by Dayer's performance in Austria. He was rumoured to be talented, but we really didn't know all that much about it. Lots of brothers pairing up right now, also the Yates, Sagans and the Mortons.

To be honest looking over Lampre's roster there isn't really many riders who are that good.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 01, 2014, 22:22
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/fabio-duarte-se-queda-en-el-team-colombia-01-12-2014

Duarte stays with  #colombia. 
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Joelsim on December 01, 2014, 22:57
Yes, similar to the cousins Sebastien and Sergio Henao, and certainly similar to Dayer & Nairo Quintana. I was pleasantly surprised by Dayer's performance in Austria. He was rumoured to be talented, but we really didn't know all that much about it. Lots of brothers pairing up right now, also the Yates, Sagans and the Mortons.

To be honest looking over Lampre's roster there isn't really many riders who are that good.

I dunno. Modolo, Cattaneo, Oliveira has some talent.

Oh ok you're right.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 02, 2014, 04:50
http://cyclingquotes.com/news/brown_returns_to_australia/ (http://cyclingquotes.com/news/brown_returns_to_australia/)

Brownie --> *au team

#drapac Drapac? Or one of the Contis?

5% Drapac

and Drapac confirmed  :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 02, 2014, 09:50
Cameron Peterson also signs with #drapac and according to CN that is them done 19 man roster.

No Steeeeeeeeeele or Tanner :)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 02, 2014, 20:30
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/dec/02/owain-doull-great-britain-cycling-europcar-track-olympics-rio-2016

Doull says "non" to Europcar. Maybe it's just 4.75% of their budget for next year they can't find now.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 02, 2014, 20:33
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/david-de-la-fuente-afronta-una-nueva-etapa-en-el-efapel-portugues-02-12-2014

de la Fuente --------------> #efapel

I wonder what Cobo's plans are 2015?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 02, 2014, 21:30
I don't think anyone will be too interested, this is basically a reminder for cj to update the brothers-thread only ;)

#wanty Jérôme Gilbert --> #verandas Vérandas Wìllems

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/39116-jerome-gilbert-chez-verandas-willems.html#.VH4v2xqCbiw
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 03, 2014, 07:21
https://twitter.com/ProCyclingStats/status/540029982949392384

Can't find any other confirmation of it, so maybe still a rumour. PCS also has Mancebo continuing to ride for Skydive Dubai next year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on December 03, 2014, 08:08
#wanty Jérôme Gilbert --> #verandas Vérandas Wìllems
I can see the headlines already:
"Gilbert at the Sibiu Tour!" :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on December 03, 2014, 08:17
Ecco il Team Minsk by Podenzano (http://www.ciclismoweb.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12581:mercato-ecco-il-team-minsk-by-podenzano&catid=16&Itemid=107)

Kuchynski's new *by Conti team, Team Minsk: All riders *by, ex-pro Pidgorny becomes physio, some of the staff from *it U23 squad GS Podenzano become DSs.

La formazione 2015 del Team Minsk
1. Aliaksandr Kushynski
2. Siarhei Papok
3. Aliaksandr Riabyshenko
4. Dzianis Barkun
5. Kanstantin Klimiankou
6. Andrei Krasilnikau
7. Stanislau Bazhkou
8. Roman Tsishkou
9. Anton Myzichkin
10. Aleh Ahyievich
11. Anton Ivashkin
12. Aliaksei Piashkun

Direttore Generale: Aleksei Ivanov
Team Manager: Aliaksandr Kuchynski
Direttori Sportivi: Michele Devoti, Lubov Nemkova e Cesare Biondi
Massaggiatore: Ruslan Pidgorny
Meccanico: Igor Gorbach
Segretaria: Galina Heckaya
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 03, 2014, 12:09
Only three riders I recognise there. Krasilnikau isn't bad. I remember him doing quite well at Pays de Savoie, so maybe he can get some results for them in the big mountains.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 03, 2014, 12:11
http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/ag2r-la-mondiale-confermato-bagdonas-42924

Bagdonas stays with  #ag2r

Maybe with Hooters moving on he can have a few more opportunities next year.

Post Merge: December 03, 2014, 12:14
http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_90583.htm

.... and Knees is staying with  #sky
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on December 03, 2014, 16:24
As I mentioned in the Sponsorship thread...

 *pt Hugo Sabido LA Aluminios Antarte #aluminios ---> Louletano Ray Energy #louletano
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 03, 2014, 21:40
#parkhotel Kai Reus --> #verandas Vérandas Wìllems

http://www.parool.nl/parool/nl/11/SPORT/article/detail/3803326/2014/12/03/Nieuwe-wielerploeg-Kai-Reus.dhtml

he hopes to be able to achieve good results in the Belgian races and thereby attract interest of a World Tour team again
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on December 03, 2014, 22:04
he hopes to be able to achieve good results in the Belgian races and thereby attract interest of a World Tour team again
Not to mention the *ro Sibiu Tour! :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 05, 2014, 16:57
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/dos-nuevos-corredores-para-el-giant-alpecin-05-12-2014

Fairly ------------>  #giant

That makes four Americans there now.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 06, 2014, 07:24
Tim De Troyer #wanty confirmed
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on December 06, 2014, 15:32
http://www.cicloweb.it/news/2014/12/06/ciclomercato-antonio-santoro-e-michele-scartezzini-firmano-con-la-mgkvis-vega-norda. (http://www.cicloweb.it/news/2014/12/06/ciclomercato-antonio-santoro-e-michele-scartezzini-firmano-con-la-mgkvis-vega-norda.)

*it Antonio Santoro #meridiana --> #vega MG.K VIS-Vega-Norda
*it Michele Scartezzini #astana Conti --> #vega MG.K VIS-Vega Norda

That's this year's #vega Vega-Hotsand taking over MG.K VIS as sponsor from #mgkvis MG.K VIS-Wilier that turns into Unieuro Wilier Trevigiani. Confusing, I know ... :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 07, 2014, 12:08
according to this (http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/iam-cycling-team-doubles-budget-join-worldtour-147975) article IAM will have 29 riders for 2015 - only 27 are listed on PCS yet though.

Patrick Schelling is missing there, who was confirmed in Swiss media though (http://www.swissinfo.ch/ger/alle-news-in-kuerze/world-tour-lizenz-fuer-iam-cycling/41152602) and Claudio Imhof (stagiaire in 2014) is listed as possible candidate for 2015 on cqranking - but Imhof said (http://www.thurgauerzeitung.ch/ostschweiz/thurgau/regionalsport/tz-rs/Imhof-will-Chancen-packen;art123846,4043777) that he will not get a contract because "Belgians should be given priority in the team".

no idea if he means Degand and Devenyns by that, but either way, one more rider is still to be announced - possibly a Belgian one.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 08, 2014, 18:15
*nz James Early --> #stolting Team Stölting

http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_90664.htm

never heard of him, he is a climber apparently, friend of Christian Knees + living in Germany anyway, so someone thought it was worth a try.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 09, 2014, 08:45
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/urtasun-y-pujol-a-japon-09-12-2014

Urtasun and Pujol --------------> #ukyo

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-colombiano-villegas-cierra-la-plantilla-del-team-smartstop-09-12-2014

Villegas ---------------> #smartstop

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 09, 2014, 08:58
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/francisco-mancebo-firma-su-continuidad-con-el-skydive-dubai-09-12-2014

Confirmation of Mancebo staying with Skydive Dubai. They'll be aiming for an improved calendar next year.

(he's also got another race to do this year, so one more chance to score some extra CQ points and screw up search's team again  :D)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 09, 2014, 09:27
Like the Villegas transfer
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 09, 2014, 09:48
https://twitter.com/AlexandreMignot/status/542250822810497024

Rolland getting a bit Grumpy it seems
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on December 09, 2014, 11:05
https://twitter.com/AlexandreMignot/status/542250822810497024

Rolland getting a bit Grumpy it seems

Well, I think it has more to do with the fact that the team itself is without a sponsor after 2015, so he's saying that Bernaudeau can't take it down to the wire like last time after Bouygues. It was a close shave, iirc, not least because JRB didn't get his sh*t together looking for a sponsor to replace Bouygues until the Tour de France that year.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 09, 2014, 11:29
Confirmation of Mancebo staying with Skydive Dubai. They'll be aiming for an improved calendar next year.

(he's also got another race to do this year, so one more chance to score some extra CQ points and screw up search's team again  :D)

http://www.nst.com.my/node/58333

"The 60th anniversary edition of the Jelajah Malaysia will go on as scheduled despite some late tweaks that may weaken the start list with a number of teams on the original list opting out due to the off season"

:fp

Tabriz was invited, let's hope they'll make it...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 09, 2014, 16:26
Nice signings end of 2017 for them

ie 2 year deal

https://twitter.com/Lotto_Belisol/status/542348456543920129
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 09, 2014, 16:34
Dave Tanner might be off to #iam to be confirmed
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 09, 2014, 21:17
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/542422862775070720

and supposedly Marczynski has been given the boot.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 09, 2014, 21:30
and supposedly Marczynski has been given the boot.

yep, confirmed here (http://naszosie.pl/2014/12/robert-krajewski-pojedziemy-na-pewno-w-dubaju-i-mediolan-san-remo/), not good enough to make the team
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 10, 2014, 10:18
TAMOURIDIS, Ioannis last rider for Baku    #synergy #baku
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 10, 2014, 20:13
JV is such a sh*t

anyways

STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL of to NFTO
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/12/steele-von-hoff-i-was-just-a-victim-of-the-game/

#garmin -----> #nfto
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 10, 2014, 20:14
Sylvester Szmyd will make an announcement about his future on December 16

...and as he has a "guess my next team" competition on his website, I doubt the answer will be "none"

http://www.sylwesterszmyd.pl/?p=1801
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 10, 2014, 20:16
on that idea

Samu may just retire , news soon as well
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: pastronef on December 10, 2014, 20:24
JV is such a sh*t

anyways

STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL of to NFTO
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/12/steele-von-hoff-i-was-just-a-victim-of-the-game/

#garmin -----> #nfto

I was hoping he signed for CULT

Brammeier? mayne NFTO has a place for him?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 10, 2014, 20:25
any idea where Szmyd may end up? Back to Lampre maybe? I don't think he has ever raced together with Niemiec, but he may still have put in a good word for his old compatriot
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 10, 2014, 20:27
any idea where Szmyd may end up? Back to Lampre maybe? I don't think he has ever raced together with Niemiec, but he may still have put in a good word for his old compatriot

Could not even guess tbh,
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 10, 2014, 20:28
I was hoping he signed for CULT

Brammeier? mayne NFTO has a place for him?

good call MB to NFTO works
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 10, 2014, 20:32
he said he wanted to step up again though. And NTFO is far worse than #synergy
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 10, 2014, 20:39
Would I get a prize for guessing CCC and being right?  :P

In that article you linked yesterday, Krajewski said they'd have 25 or maybe even 26 riders. Currently 24 signed up according to PCS, so a spot or two could still be open.

Skydive Dubai as a left-field pick.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on December 10, 2014, 20:40
JV is such a sh*t
And he's bitching complaining on Twitter ...
Saying he wasn't asked to comment on the piece, had told the agent it would be very difficult to retain Steele, and that they were looking for other teams.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 10, 2014, 20:41
maybe, you have to send him an e-mail though
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on December 10, 2014, 20:44
Brammeier would make sense on #anpost An Post. Good team, good program, have had other ex-pros (Kruopis, Traksel, Bellis ...).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 10, 2014, 22:10
Would I get a prize for guessing CCC and being right?  :P

In that article you linked yesterday, Krajewski said they'd have 25 or maybe even 26 riders. Currently 24 signed up according to PCS, so a spot or two could still be open.

they announced two more riders today, Malecki and Stosz

http://cccsport.eu/stosz-i-malecki-dolaczyli-do-ekipy-pomaranczowych-mlodziezowcow/

Malecki was not listed on PCS yet, so that's spot #25 gone.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 11, 2014, 10:21
#nfto  2015

NFTO


THE TEAM IS:

Dale Appleby
Tom Barras (joins from Wheelbase-Altura MGD)
Ian Bibby (joins from Madison-Genesis)
Edmund Bradbury (joins from Cambridge University RT)
Eddie Dunbar (joins from Kanturk CC)
Sam Harrison
Justin Hoy (joins from Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves)
James Lewis
Rhys Lloyd (joins from Metaltek)
James Lowsley-Williams
Richard Mardle (joins from Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves)
Zach May (joins from Metaltek)
Johnny McEvoy (joins from NetApp-Endura)
Rob Partridge (joins from Giordana Racing)
Steele Von Hoff (joins from Garmin-Sharp)
Hugh Wilson
Joe Wiltshire (joins from the NFTO Race Club)

http://www.velouk.net/2014/12/11/team-news-worldtour-nfto/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 11, 2014, 12:31
Dave Tanner was dressed for the #iam presentation so I guess it is confirmed

Dave Tanner #belkin -------> #iam
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 11, 2014, 14:18
#pomme Julien Antomarchi --> #roubaix Roubaix Lille Métropole

http://www.cyclismactu.fr/news-transfert-antomarchi-chez-roubaix-lille-metropole-45920.html

#roubaix Maxime Vantomme -> IAM Cycling

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/sports/cyclisme-le-roubaisien-vantomme-signe-cher-iam-ia228b0n2387752

this did not happen in the end, for whatever reason. No idea if he'll stay with Roubaix now or not
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 11, 2014, 16:29
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/543072975457890304

#cajarural Davide Viganó --> #idea Team Idea
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 11, 2014, 18:59
Strange one for Vigano.

A month and bit ago he was saying this (http://cyclingquotes.com/news/vigano_i_was_too_unselfish/).

Quote
...had an offer from the Caja Rural team where he has been riding in 2014, but he decided that he wanted more than that........... "I just wish I could ride for a team that is a bit bigger and better structured. I want to do more races, especially the biggest ones.".....""With all due respect to Caja Rural which I have to thank, I feel I can play a more important role in a larger team. Quite frankly if I have to ride at the minimum wage for 30 years, then I will take a normal job. "
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 11, 2014, 19:05
interesting, yes, probably backed the wrong horse...or another Alonso "victim"?

Idea's race schedule is not going to be too shabby though, probably more or less all Italian races but MSR, Tirreno, Giro and Lombardia. It's the right decision to take that last chance to move up to World Tour again I think - he needs to start winning races though, otherwise it'll be game over for him.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 16, 2014, 12:55
https://twitter.com/MikeKaltoft/status/544834358239297536
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 16, 2014, 12:56
Not 100% sure if this is the total news,  maybe *dk Fus can help

https://twitter.com/MikeKaltoft/status/544834358239297536
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 16, 2014, 13:01
ninja'd
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 16, 2014, 13:51
#lampre Andrea Palini is very close to sign a contract with #skydive Skydive Dubai

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/?page=news&cod=74812&tp=n
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on December 16, 2014, 15:52
Not 100% sure if this is the total news,  maybe *dk Fus can help
It's been an open secret for a couple of days. :shh
As I see it, Lander found a company willing to pay him a pro salary for doing zilch for the company itself - basically a personal sponsor. This special arrangement is probably for tax reasons.

I hope he can impress a pro team enough to get a contract for 2016, although the target of having Lander ride in the white EuropeTour leader's jersey at the Tour of Denmark may be rather too ambitious.
Not least because that jersey has been abrogated from 2015 onward[1] ... :fp
 1. Rule changes on 01/01/2015 (http://www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/Rulesandregulation/16/69/09/Colonnededroite-20150101-ModificationsPart2-ENG-20141212_English.pdf)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 16, 2014, 19:59
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/matxin-vuelve-a-sus-origenes-con-el-etixx-quick-step-16-12-2014

Matxin -------------->  #opqs

Responsible for finding new talent (amongst other things).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on December 16, 2014, 20:03
Matxin
Responsible for finding new talent (amongst other things).
I laughed. :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: t-72 on December 16, 2014, 21:17
Odd Christian Eiking (Team Joker) rumoured to FDJ.fr as a stagiare from late summer. He's listed on ProCyclingstats on the FDJ team and then everyone went  :-x but now there are some part confirmations and disclaimers that nothing is signed yet.

EDIT: He is 19, and his most famous international result was a 2nd overall in Giro della Valle de Aosta (is that how you spell it) last year. OR for taking a Dan Martin LBL-class stumble before a sprint against Bauke Mollema in the final of the hilly Lillehammer stage of Tour of Norway last year. He almost had it there... :(
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on December 16, 2014, 21:34
He's the next big thing to come out of Norway.
And people know it already.

Dementi, non-dementi, disclaimers - he'll be in an #fdj jersey come August, unless he breaks a leg or something. I'm sure of that.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 17, 2014, 11:37
https://twitter.com/CCC_Polsat/status/545180536134967296

#movistar Sylwester Szmyd --> #ccc CCC Sprandi Polkowice

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Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 17, 2014, 14:42
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5AMhOyIUAApkhB.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5AMhRxIQAAaT84.jpg)

#veranclassic Darijus Szervus
*dk Morten Gadgaard
#veranclassic Tom Goovaerts
*nz Joshua Haggerty
#fantini Yuma Koishi
*jp Tanzo Tokuda
*jp Suguru Tokuda
#forklifts Michael Vink
#veranclassic Sascha Weber
#bikeaid Ryan Willis
*nz Matthew Zenovich

--> *nz Champion System Continental Cycling Team
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 17, 2014, 14:47

#movistar Sylwester Szmyd --> #ccc CCC Sprandi Polkowice


http://www.sylwesterszmyd.pl/?p=1808

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Repeatedly asked how long I want to race, always told that my dream is to go to the end of his career Grand Tour in the Polish team - said Sylvester Szmyd. CCC has aspirations to enter the ranks of the world's best teams of the pack. Maybe this year I can not do it in the colors of the CCC but there is a chance that my dreams come true.

I am very excited about the possibility of the occurrence of the Polish team that races in the best races of the world calendar. All you have to replicate the calendar from last season: Volta Catalunya, the Amstel Gold Race, Tour de Suisse, the Tour de Pologne and it will be racing at the highest level with the world's best riders of the peloton. I am very pleased with this opportunity, because after so many years of racing abroad, the establishment of the Polish team cycling shirts is something special. This orange t-shirt will oblige me often to take responsibility for the outcome. Yet I have a lot of enthusiasm and motivation to pursue that still gives me pleasure. This is not the time to end this wonderful adventure - Sylwester Szmyd ended.

#getccctothegiro or something
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 17, 2014, 14:50
well, that guy from CCC said they already got the confirmation to get a wildcard for MSR - and for other races they can't talk about yet.

so it's not too unlikely those are organized by RCS as well I think...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on December 17, 2014, 16:06
It would be deeply ironic if CCC are relying on the downfall of Astana for a Giro invite...  :shh
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on December 17, 2014, 16:11
Latest news is that a brand new baby girl has been signed to Team Just Some Guy for the 2015 season.

Congratulations to VR's very own newspipe, JSG!  :cool :P
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: DB-Coop on December 17, 2014, 18:58
Latest news is that a brand new baby girl has been signed to Team Just Some Guy for the 2015 season.

Congratulations to VR's very own newspipe, JSG!  :cool :P

Has it been nine months already from when JSG took a step back from posting news on here already? :lol

But yes indeed congratulations to JSG  :cool

Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on December 18, 2014, 13:47
Returning this thread to its original purpose ... ;)

*za Dennis van Niekerk #mtn Team MTN-Qhubeka --> #bonitas Team Bonitas
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 18, 2014, 22:19
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/kevin-seeldraeyers-ficha-por-el-torku-sekerspor--18-12-2014

Seeldraeyers -------------> #torku
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 19, 2014, 00:27
Jonas Orset will ride for four different teams in 2015:

*be Profel-Bofrost-Prorace Cycling Team
*fr CMI Cycling
*no Follo SK
*cn China Wuxi Jilun Cycling Team

for the main part of the season he will race for the Belgian based team, but also do some races home in Norway for Follo and probably in (Northern) Africa and Asia for CMI, before moving back to China on from September. The contract with the China Wuxi Jilun Cycling Team is not signed yet because if he had signed for an UCI registered team, he would not be allowed to race for the club teams. Therefor he'll sign for them when the Chinese season starts later in the year.

http://jonasorset.com/blogg/nytt-lag-i-2015/
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on December 19, 2014, 07:05
African Wildlife Safaris Cycling Team 2015

2015 the team will be overseen by Will Walker

Massimo Graziato *it  #lampre ------ #africanwildlife

Rico Rogers

Michael Schweizer *de

Pat Lane

Sean Lake

Oscar Stevenson

Michael Crosbie

Tyson Chambers

Alex Smyth

Jeremy Cameron

Shaun O'Callaghan

Darcy Woolley
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on December 19, 2014, 17:20
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/news-shorts-mpcc-says-seven-teams-facing-possible-voluntary-suspension

Seeldraeyers to Torku-Sekerspor.

I am not a fan of silly acronyms but I cannot think of anything else better than WTF?

QuickStep --> Astana --> Wanty --> Torku.

(http://cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/graphRiderHistory.asp?riderID=3453)

What a trajectory...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 22, 2014, 11:04
https://twitter.com/TeamTorkuSeker/status/546977096317542400

#ccc Tomasz Marczyński --> #torku Torku Şekerspor
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 22, 2014, 12:08
I think Turkish cycling could be going places. I noticed a few extra races in the UCI calendar when it was released, but I had a closer look and there are actually going to be seven (!) .2 races held in Turkey in 2015 (compared to zero in 2014).

Tour of Canakkale
Tour of Mersin
Tour of Black Sea
Tour of Ankara
Tour of Gap
Tour of Mevlana
Tour of Aegean

Whether they all go ahead could be another matter, but a potential extra 28 days of racing isn't to be sniffed at.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on December 22, 2014, 12:26
Tour of Gap

Doesn't look very easy to cycle around...

(http://0.tqn.com/y/gonyc/1/S/J/U/fifth_avenue_shopping_26.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: froome19 on December 22, 2014, 16:46
Doesn't look very easy to cycle around...

(http://0.tqn.com/y/gonyc/1/S/J/U/fifth_avenue_shopping_26.jpg)
You don't cycle around it...

You cycle through the gap in the middle

:fp
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Joelsim on December 22, 2014, 18:00
You don't cycle around it...

You cycle through the gap in the middle

:fp


Next!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on December 23, 2014, 09:03

Next!

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01108/next_1108236c.jpg)

 :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Joelsim on December 23, 2014, 10:03
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01108/next_1108236c.jpg)

 :S

Next on Sale day is akin to Alpe D'huez on Bastille Day
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 26, 2014, 08:51
The less said, the better re: the last five posts.  :P

http://www.spaziociclismo.it/ciclomercato/neri-ale-confermato-l-arrivo-di-bertazzo-43329

Bertazzo ----------->  #fluo

Still nothing on Petacchi. Maybe he/they are waiting now till the Giro wildcards are announced (in Jan?).

Post Merge: December 26, 2014, 09:03
Some rumours as well on twitter of de Greef signing for another year with Wanty (nothing from the team yet though).
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 27, 2014, 10:49
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20141226_01447383

Confirmation of de Greef.

Still nothing about Josh Edmondson and what he's doing in 2015. We had that one rumour about MTN, but there's been nothing else during the off-season. Last race in 2014 was in August, last tweet was in August (one single retweet in November since then). I'm wondering if there are some personal issues going on. Bit of a mystery anyway.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on December 29, 2014, 11:04
Still nothing on Petacchi. Maybe he/they are waiting now till the Giro wildcards are announced (in Jan?).

maybe, he still says he is in contact with more than one team, and hopes for something concrete to evolve out of it in the coming weeks

http://www.svsport.it/2014/12/23/leggi-notizia/argomenti/ciclismo-mtb/articolo/ciclismo-la-catena-incatricchiata-2014-va-ad-alessandro-petacchi.html
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 30, 2014, 20:24
http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/lampre-merida_signs_deal_with_young_italian_talent/

Ganna -------------->  #lampre (kind of)

Linked with Sky/Wiggins Devo earlier this winter, but has decided to go with Lampre. Will ride U23 stuff this year with Team Viris Maserati, but will have full support from Lampre.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on December 31, 2014, 09:12
https://twitter.com/TeamWantyGobert/status/550212602820063233

Another signing for Wanty yet to come?

Petacchi?

......or maybe they're just welcoming 2015.  :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on January 02, 2015, 10:26
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/gallery-riders-show-off-their-new-jerseys-for-2015 (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/gallery-riders-show-off-their-new-jerseys-for-2015)
This was a lil refresher for me ... Surprised to see Sutherland @ Moviestar & Warbasse @ IAM !
Amazing how the big teams reload every year too.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 04, 2015, 14:08
Another signing for Wanty yet to come?

https://twitter.com/TeamWantyGobert/status/551723122941239299

and two more for SEG Racing.

https://twitter.com/ProCyclingStats/status/551708879533637633
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 04, 2015, 14:22
some news about Brammeier, he is still waiting for the confirmation "from a large team which is currently still chasing additional sponsorship"

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/matt-brammeier-still-in-limbo-as-his-wait-for-a-new-professional-contract-continues-1.2052358

according to someone on Cicloweb MTN would still like to increase its roster from 22 to 25 riders, so it's possible that's the team he is talking about.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 05, 2015, 08:30
some news about Brammeier, he is still waiting for the confirmation "from a large team which is currently still chasing additional sponsorship"

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/matt-brammeier-still-in-limbo-as-his-wait-for-a-new-professional-contract-continues-1.2052358

according to someone on Cicloweb MTN would still like to increase its roster from 22 to 25 riders, so it's possible that's the team he is talking about.

it would make sense and a good Dom for the team
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 05, 2015, 21:59
https://twitter.com/GiornaledFriuli/status/552220974251122688

Petacchi finally signed for the team that's apparently not fluo anymore, nor Scinto's team

anyway, former Fluo, former Vini Fantini, former ISD...
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: L'arri on January 06, 2015, 00:06
Mid-grey? WTF? No class. At least it works for BigMat. Worst kit 2014 --> worst kit 2015  :lol
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: ansimi on January 06, 2015, 00:24
https://twitter.com/GiornaledFriuli/status/552220974251122688

Petacchi finally signed for the team that's apparently not fluo anymore, nor Scinto's team

anyway, former Fluo, former Vini Fantini, former ISD...

All those Italian teams mesh together in my mind. Do they have another top sprinter or is he the main man? Anyway I like him and he's certainly still good enough to race.

If they have bright yellow bikes then it might somewhat make up for that jersey.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 06, 2015, 00:47
looks more like a bad photoshop job anyway I think - or the designer was drunk.

they do have a number of sprinters, Belletti, Gavazzi, Chicchi (if he stays), Andriato...hard to say, if they are quicker than Petacchi though. Probably not
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Joelsim on January 06, 2015, 01:00
It'll be good for Marezcko to learn from him for a year too
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Blackbandit222 on January 11, 2015, 17:39
Still shocked Team Orange has signed Thomas Dekker, guess they want to escape their past of sorts.
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/01/dekker-to-bid-for-world-hour-record-at-altitude-in-mexico-at-end-of-february/ (http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/01/dekker-to-bid-for-world-hour-record-at-altitude-in-mexico-at-end-of-february/)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 14, 2015, 07:15
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/555261053055954944

Brammeier and ........?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 14, 2015, 09:15
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/555261053055954944

Brammeier and ........?

Wurf maybe just a guess
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 14, 2015, 11:36
Brammeier and ........?
It's supposed to be a black African (although that could well be a red herring).
Grmay is at Lampre, they already have Berhane ...

Mekseb Debesay? Meron Teshome? Tour of Rwanda winner Valens Ndayisenga?
Those are just about the only names I can think of.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 14, 2015, 12:03
what about Hadi?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 14, 2015, 12:55
what about Hadi?
Another possible name, yes.
I'm not sure any of those would be ready for it. The Eritreans are probably furthest along in their development.

But honestly I don't think it'll be an African.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 14, 2015, 14:42
https://twitter.com/TourOfAustria/status/555374234185531392
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 14, 2015, 19:18
https://twitter.com/ProCyclingStats/status/555440875762122755
Tino Thömel has apparently signed with #rts RTS-Santic.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 15, 2015, 09:16
It's supposed to be a black African (although that could well be a red herring).
Grmay is at Lampre, they already have Berhane ...

Mekseb Debesay? Meron Teshome? Tour of Rwanda winner Valens Ndayisenga?
Those are just about the only names I can think of.

Josh Edmondson being mentioned to #mtn
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 15, 2015, 13:11
Brammeier to #mtn 2 yearvdeal offically offical
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LaVelocipede on January 15, 2015, 21:57
Yeah, wrote a thing about that...http://www.podiumcafe.com/2015/1/15/7553883/matt-brammeier-back-to-pro-conti-level
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 21, 2015, 21:29
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/557569983811964928
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 21, 2015, 21:44
he must have great memories about that part of Europe, his time at Quickstep and Vacansoleil was fantastic :P

so that basically leaves us with Lotto as only possibility, from the Belgian WT and PCT teams. I just can't see Lefevere or Hilaire van der Schueren wanting to work with him again, no matter how hard Wanty needs that invitation for the Vuelta. And why would Lotto sign him?!
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 21, 2015, 22:07
The quote is a typical non-answer: "The possibility exists that Rujano will ride for a Belgian team for the rest of the season."

I could also say: "The possibility exists that I'll be the next world champion."

Neither is technically untrue.

;)
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 23, 2015, 15:49
*es Samu Sánchez has signed with #bmc BMC Racing Team for the rest of the 2015 season.

To me, the obvious question is: Why did it take nearly a month of the season to get the deal done - not once, but twice? :S
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 23, 2015, 16:07
*es Samu Sánchez has signed with #bmc BMC Racing Team for the rest of the 2015 season.

To me, the obvious question is: Why did it take nearly a month of the season to get the deal done - not once, but twice? :S

It is obvious: he didn't want to be included in the CQ career in decline game.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on January 23, 2015, 16:23
Perhaps they only had one spot for long-past-their-prime GC-top-10 possible-contenders. And so Samu is taking Cadel's spot as of next week?
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on January 23, 2015, 17:01
My guess Fus, he thought about retirement,  and then Flakemore collarbone and Dennis real improvement over the OZ summer meant they needed 1 more and he decided sure why not
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on January 23, 2015, 17:38
Three very good and plausible suggestions. Together they make very much sense. :cool

I knew I could rely on the collective intelligence of VR. :D
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 26, 2015, 16:30
#netappendura Frantisek Padour
#fluo Fabio Taborre
#androni Marco Frapporti (re-signed)

-> #androni Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela

http://www.cicloweb.it/news/2015/01/25/androni-venezuela-arrivano-padour-e-taborre-confermato-anche-marco-frapporti.html
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: search on January 26, 2015, 16:35
Didier Chaparro might still sign for Nippo Vini Fantini

https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/558341038444904448
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 30, 2015, 07:30
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/fernando-gaviria-rumbo-al-etixx-quick-step-30-01-2015

Looks like Etixx is the likely destination for Gaviria, but in 2016.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: cj2002 on January 30, 2015, 09:31
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/fernando-gaviria-rumbo-al-etixx-quick-step-30-01-2015

Looks like Etixx is the likely destination for Gaviria, but in 2016.

I want to make a joke about a "cooling off" period, but this isn't the darkside so I can't.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: Leadbelly on January 31, 2015, 09:59
Looks like Etixx is the likely destination for Gaviria, but in 2016.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/contreras-acompanara-a-gaviria-en-el-etixx-quick-step-31-01-2015

....and for Contreras too.
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: just some guy on February 11, 2015, 09:15
https://twitter.com/ruedalenticular/status/565433278443044864
Title: Re: Transfers/Rumors 14-15
Post by: LukasCPH on March 06, 2015, 11:38
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/555261053055954944

Brammeier and ........?
Seems it was only Brammeier, then.