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Title: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on February 05, 2018, 09:59
https://www.twitter.com/laflammerouge16/status/960419363785453568

good French boy to race for the torturer middle-eastern despot in 2019?

just a rumour
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: DJW on February 06, 2018, 18:44
Robert Stannard #mbe   >>>>   #mitchelton   for 2019

https://twitter.com/stannardrj/status/960846684187185152
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: rote_laterne on February 25, 2018, 20:20
According to PCS  Remco Evenepoel rides for #axeon in 2019.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on March 08, 2018, 20:14
https://twitter.com/jokericopal/status/971719952603533314

Wærenskjold ----------> #joker
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on March 08, 2018, 22:57
#jumbo Alexey Vermeulen --> #interpro Interpro Stradelli

Quote
Team Manager Damien Garcia is pleased to announce the signing of Alexey Vermeulen with Interpro Stradalli Cycling . This young American talent, who raced the last two seasons for Team Lotto NL Jumbo Cycling comes to fight under our colors and will do his best to return at the World Tour category. He will bring his experience to our young team, especially on UCI class .1 European races .
Very good climber as indicated by his third place at the USA Championships in 2017 and 5th of stage at the Critérium du Dauphiné, he is very fast also in Time Trial as shown by his 2nd place at the USA championships discipline in 2016 or his 28 th place at UCI Road World Championships - Doha 2016 that same year won by Tony Martin.

He will start his season with us at the Classic Loire-Atlantique on March 24th.

Welcome Alexey!

https://twitter.com/ipcteamofficial/status/971849626897735680
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on March 27, 2018, 08:32
https://twitter.com/TrekSegafredo/status/978256576174796800

#polartec Matteo Moschetti --> #trek Trek-Segafredo
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on March 27, 2018, 09:14
...and this one with immediate effect :o

#virtu Kasper Asgreen --> #quickstep Quickstep Floors

http://www.quickstepfloorscycling.com/en/news/detail/kasper-asgreen-joins-quick-step-floors/3553
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on March 27, 2018, 09:33
...and this one with immediate effect :o

#virtu Kasper Asgreen --> #quickstep Quickstep Floors
I was certain he'd sign a pro contract for 2019, but this immediate transfer is a surprise.

Also means that a #virtu pro team starts to look more and more unlikely ... if they can't keep their own riders, how is it ever going to work?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on May 15, 2018, 18:15
https://www.twitter.com/faustonef/status/996335386497572865


Trek-Segafredo interested in Simon Yates
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on May 16, 2018, 13:12
Mikel Landa is not happy with his role at #movistar Movistar. May sign for #astana Astana again :lol

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2018/05/16/112063/mercato-landa-cerca-spazio-movistar-astana-giacomo-pendranzini-kometa-cerca-il-salto-pier-augusto-stagi-tuttobiciweb
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on May 23, 2018, 07:20
https://www.twitter.com/faustonef/status/996335386497572865


Trek-Segafredo interested in Simon Yates

among others, according to today's Het Nieuwsblad.

His contract ends at the end of the year, same as Adam Yates' and Caleb Ewan's, and #mitchelton Mitchelton Scott can't afford to keep all three
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on May 23, 2018, 08:09
http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2018/05/21/112274/mercato-battaglin-malucelli-roberto-amadio-astana-dimension-data-bmc-uci-pier-augusto-stagi-tuttobiciweb

Battaglin ----------> #katusha or #quickstep or #astana ?

Gatto --------> #didata ?

Malucelli ---------> #groupama or #astana ?

There were a couple of other Androni rumours last week as well. I wonder who started them...... ;)

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2018/05/17/112100/mercato-i-giovani-italiani-ballerini-masnada-ciccone-pier-augusto-stagi-tuttobiciweb

Ballerini -------> #astana or #katusha or #trek or #efd ?

Masnada -------> ? New contract earlier in the year, but Androni is "ready to evaluate proposals". :lol

Ciccone ---------> #trek or #astana or #uae or #ag2r ?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on May 23, 2018, 11:39
There were a couple of other Androni rumours last week as well. I wonder who started them...... ;)
It's the last week of the Giro.
The Silver Fox is open for business! :D
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Capt_Cavman on May 23, 2018, 12:06
https://www.twitter.com/faustonef/status/996335386497572865


Trek-Segafredo interested in Simon Yates
Trek-Segafredo? Is this still a team I wondered. So I checked that they actually were a WT team on ProCyclingStats. On the Team page they have a list of the last 10 results. It's clearly only a snapshot but Trek-Segafredo's best result in the last 10 is 10th. For UAE it's 6th, next worst is 3rd.

Why would any world class rider join this team?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on May 23, 2018, 12:24
Trek-Segafredo? Is this still a team I wondered. So I checked that they actually were a WT team on ProCyclingStats. On the Team page they have a list of the last 10 results. It's clearly only a snapshot but Trek-Segafredo's best result in the last 10 is 10th. For UAE it's 6th, next worst is 3rd.
To be fair, this snapshot two thirds through a GT will be skewed a lot towards who they have racing that GT - for #trek that is a squad with a neo-pro, other riders doing their second GT (or so), and a designated GC leader (Brambilla) who is around 30th place overall. Not a bad performance by him I would say seeing as it's his first GT as a leader.
So, yes, they aren't exactly setting the world on fire at the moment; but then, how many teams are.

Why would any world class rider join this team?
:betting
Trek don't have any world-class GT rider at the moment, but a number of decent riders who could work for such a guy. And it's an Anglophone team which doesn't hurt when trying to attract a Yates (or wo).
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on May 23, 2018, 16:53
https://www.twitter.com/faustonef/status/996335386497572865


Trek-Segafredo interested in Simon Yates

Reported today that he turned down a 2.5 Million Euro offer before the Giro. That sounds more like agent talk to me saying if he was worth this much before the Giro think what you'll have to pay now.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: killswitch on May 23, 2018, 17:53
Reported today that he turned down a 2.5 Million Euro offer before the Giro. That sounds more like agent talk to me saying if he was worth this much before the Giro think what you'll have to pay now.
Trek apparently are priced out now.
https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/999227274238087169
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on May 23, 2018, 23:19
Trek lost the bidding for Fabio Aru, that might have been a bit of a blessing in disguise, as I guess he will come cheaper next time around...
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on May 30, 2018, 07:56
(rumor) #movistar Carlos Betancur --> #uae UAE Team Emirates

according to today's Gazzetta, a mid-season change could happen. Apparently UAE wants Betancur for the Vuellta
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on May 30, 2018, 09:36
Apparently UAE wants Betancur for the Vuellta
Wow, they're getting desperate.
Betancur is in good shape and not the overweight, unmotivated guy he was in previous years ... but this shows the level of trust they (don't) have in their current stage racers.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on May 30, 2018, 15:26
Wow, they're getting desperate.
Betancur is in good shape and not the overweight, unmotivated guy he was in previous years ... but this shows the level of trust they (don't) have in their current stage racers.

And if #movistar is willing to let him go mid-season with a year and a half left to run, it doesn't say much for Unzue's confidence in him.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on May 30, 2018, 15:48
And if #movistar is willing to let him go mid-season with a year and a half left to run, it doesn't say much for Unzue's confidence in him.

to be fair, even back in shape, he'd definitely have Valverde, Quintana, Landa and Soler still ahead of him. And probably also Carapaz, Roson and Amador. If he gets more opportunities elsewhere, I don't think Unzue would stand in his way, without bad blood between them
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on June 01, 2018, 08:38
#drapac James Whelan --> #ef EF Education First-Drapac Pro Cycling

starts as a stagiare in August and then on a three year deal

https://drapaccycling.com/james-whelan-secures-three-year-deal-ef-education-first-drapac/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on June 05, 2018, 09:01
His contract ends at the end of the year, same as Adam Yates' and Caleb Ewan's, and #mitchelton Mitchelton Scott can't afford to keep all three

Het Nieuwsblad reports #lotto Lotto Soudal is interested in signing him

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180605_03545747

Ewan don't want to sign a deal before the Tour though as he (well, his agent, I guess) hopes for more money afterwards.

Greipel on the other hand could leave Lotto. Negotiations are still ongoing, but so far the team is only willing to prolong his contract for one additional season while Greipel is looking for a two-year deal
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on June 06, 2018, 15:50
Het Nieuwsblad reports #lotto Lotto Soudal is interested in signing him

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180605_03545747

Ewan don't want to sign a deal before the Tour though as he (well, his agent, I guess) hopes for more money afterwards.

Greipel on the other hand could leave Lotto. Negotiations are still ongoing, but so far the team is only willing to prolong his contract for one additional season while Greipel is looking for a two-year deal

Interesting that Debusschere is also on his way out. He's PCT material only, I think.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on June 09, 2018, 09:45
http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/364399/mike-teunissen-dicht-bij-overstap-naar-bahrain-merida.html

Bauhaus + Dennis + Teunissen + Tratters -----> #bahrain ?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on June 26, 2018, 18:12
Richie to Trek it seems  :cool

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/transfer-mechanics-richie-porte-edges-closer-to-trek-segafredo-contract/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on June 26, 2018, 21:30
http://www.revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/25708-ciclo-mercado-2019-ivan-ramiro-sosa-podria-ir-al-trek-con-adam-yates-richie-porte-al-emiratos.html

Pinot to Sky? Richie to UAE? A.Yates to Trek?

 :lol
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: AG on June 27, 2018, 03:41
Het Nieuwsblad reports #lotto Lotto Soudal is interested in signing him

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180605_03545747

Ewan don't want to sign a deal before the Tour though as he (well, his agent, I guess) hopes for more money afterwards.

Greipel on the other hand could leave Lotto. Negotiations are still ongoing, but so far the team is only willing to prolong his contract for one additional season while Greipel is looking for a two-year deal
Ewen  isn’t going to the tour ... so may well sign up very soon -if not already
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: just some guy on June 27, 2018, 06:21
http://www.revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/25708-ciclo-mercado-2019-ivan-ramiro-sosa-podria-ir-al-trek-con-adam-yates-richie-porte-al-emiratos.html

Pinot to Sky? Richie to UAE? A.Yates to Trek?

 :lol

Yates A stays at M-S
Porte goes to Trek
No idea on Pinot my guess he stays at FDJ
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: just some guy on June 27, 2018, 06:21
http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/364399/mike-teunissen-dicht-bij-overstap-naar-bahrain-merida.html

Bauhaus + Dennis + Teunissen + Tratters -----> #bahrain ?

And Aerts
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on June 27, 2018, 08:39
as it took me a while to get it... this is not Mario Aerts (or anyone related), but Wout van Aert who has an offer from Bahrain :D

He is under contract with #verandas Verandas Willems for 2019 though, so those talks are about joining the team for 2020 (with a small chance to come to an agreement for 2019 as well)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: just some guy on June 27, 2018, 09:06
as it took me a while to get it... this is not Mario Aerts (or anyone related), but Wout van Aert who has an offer from Bahrain :D

He is under contract with #verandas Verandas Willems for 2019 though, so those talks are about joining the team for 2020 (with a small chance to come to an agreement for 2019 as well)

Missed me all? lolz
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 04, 2018, 18:08
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-campeon-aleman-sub23-sera-profesional-con-el-sunweb-04-07-2018

Kanter ----------> #sunweb

Stagiaire again this summer and a neo-pro contract after that.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 05, 2018, 18:08
https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/androni-sidermec-fedrigo-firma-un-triennale/

Fedrigo ----------> #androni
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on July 05, 2018, 19:34
rumor from the other side forum


Rumours going around Tour presentation today is that G will be leaving Sky at the end of the season.

Expected arrivals are Pinot, Caruso and Amador.

Rumours of Izagirre brothers again, they tried to get them a couple of years ago
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 05, 2018, 20:56
Yeah, but the source for that is a guy who has claimed that his family member (I think it was an uncle) was a doctor at Sky, and then a week or so later that he was a mechanic for them.  Take plenty of salt on that.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on July 05, 2018, 21:37
https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/androni-sidermec-fedrigo-firma-un-triennale/

Fedrigo ----------> #androni
Here in Sibiu, we were taken aback for a moment. Pierrick Fedrigo coming out of retirement to race for Savio? :o
Then we read the article and found out it's an Italian U23 rider. :D
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on July 06, 2018, 16:04
Sieberg and Teuns to Bahrain
Caruso too

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180706_03600649
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on July 08, 2018, 10:19
Sieberg to Bahrain
Interesting. I don't think Sieberg would go anywhere that Greipel doesn't go. :shh
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Joelsim on July 08, 2018, 11:06
Interesting. I don't think Sieberg would go anywhere that Greipel doesn't go. :shh

Maybe he’s trading in for a younger model.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 08, 2018, 19:50
http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/375995/trek-segafredo-rond-met-porte-ciccone-en-sosa.html

Sosa + Ciccone ---------> #trek ?

....in addition to the already rumoured Porte.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: AG on July 09, 2018, 02:03
Porte not so much a rumour any more it seems

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/transfer-mechanics-richie-porte-agrees-two-year-deal-with-trek-segafredo/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 12, 2018, 14:58
https://twitter.com/Bahrain_Merida/status/1017389920929898497

Williams ----------> #bahrain
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on July 14, 2018, 09:00
https://www.twitter.com/laflammerouge16/status/1018040517274296320

 :o
 :cool
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 14, 2018, 17:37
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1018047573213483009

But according to jauzy the article says nothing of the sort.....

Anyone able to check it?

Aquablue had been mentioned last week when the Trek announcement came through, but it seemed unlikely then and it still does.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 14, 2018, 17:59
Anyone able to check it?

"Alors que Richie Porte s’apprête à quitter la formation BMC à la fin de la saison et que les premières rumeurs l’annoncent déjà chez Trek- Segafredo l’an prochain, de récentes informations venues d’Irlande indiquent que la formation Aqua Blue Sport serait intéressée par le coureur australien. Créée l’an dernier grâce au financement de Rick Delaney, un homme d’affaires irlandais qui a fait fortune dans la distribution d’alcools, l’équipe Aqua Blue avait très vite suscité la curiosité et avait même été invitée sur la Vuelta dès sa première année dans le peloton. Si l’équipe irlandaise ne sera invitée sur aucun grand Tour cette saison, l’idée d’accéder au World Tour semble toujours d’actualité, tout comme le projet de pouvoir attirer Porte."

___

(gt) "While Richie Porte is preparing to leave BMC at the end of the season and the first rumors are already announced at Trek-Segafredo next year, recent information from Ireland indicates that the Aqua Blue Sport training would be interested in the Australian runner. Created last year with funding from Rick Delaney, an Irish businessman who made a fortune in the distribution of spirits, the Aqua Blue team promptly aroused curiosity and was even invited to the Vuelta since its first year in the pack. If the Irish team will not be invited on any major Tour this season, the idea of entering the World Tour seems still relevant, as is the plan to attract Porte."
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 16, 2018, 10:14
https://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Le-belge-greg-van-avermaet-va-signer-pour-trois-ans-chez-ccc/923334

GVA to extend with  #bmc / #ccc ?

Quote
A part of the current BMC team should wear this new jersey to which will be added several Polish riders of the current pro-continental team CCC

Schar and NVH rumoured as some of the BMC riders. There's only a handful I would take from CCC. Maybe they can get Wisniowski from Sky?

Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 16, 2018, 10:56
Schar and NVH rumoured as some of the BMC riders.

according to today's Het Nieuwsblad also Roelandts is among those riders they'd like to keep, but he has better offers from FDJ, Movistar and (above all) Lotto Jumbo
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 18, 2018, 08:01
#bmc Stefan Küng --> #fdj Groupama FDJ

https://www.blick.ch/sport/rad/transfer-hammer-nach-sechs-jahren-bmc-rad-profi-kueng-wechselt-nach-frankreich-id8624606.html

#wanty Guillaume van Keirsbulck --> #ccc BMCCCC

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180717_03621424

Van Avermaet would also like to get #axeon Jasper Philipsen and the team tries to keep Dylan Teuns under contract, but he has a more lucrative offer from Bahrain Merida
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: just some guy on July 18, 2018, 08:26
Not sure küng made a great choose
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on July 18, 2018, 11:54
Not sure küng made a great choose
I am.
#groupama get a great timetrialist-rouleur-classicsman who can also strengthen their GT squad on the flat. Exactly what they needed.
Küng gets a good contract with a team that is known for remarkable stability and longevity.

Win-win. :cool
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 18, 2018, 18:47
https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180718_03622220

Evenepoel ----------> #quickstep
Title: Re: Mens\' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: rote_laterne on July 18, 2018, 20:20
I am.
#groupama get a great timetrialist-rouleur-classicsman who can also strengthen their GT squad on the flat. Exactly what they needed.
Küng gets a good contract with a team that is known for remarkable stability and longevity.

Win-win. :cool

Yes, but unlike  #ag2r they have no team for the classics. But Diller did prosper in France maybe it's also good for Küng.

Post Merge: July 18, 2018, 20:24
https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180718_03622220

Evenepoel ----------> #quickstep

I hope WT is not to soon for him if he really is allowed to race. Mohoric was disappointing his first two years. And Adrien Costa gave up cycling for good after being a stagiaire for #quickstep.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 19, 2018, 17:42
https://www.zikloland.com/carlos-verona-rumbo-movistar-team-2019/

Verona -------> #movistar
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 19, 2018, 19:18
#etixx --> #orica --> #movistar in 2 1/2 years... you may wonder what exactly he is looking for
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on July 20, 2018, 06:17
#etixx --> #orica --> #movistar in 2 1/2 years... you may wonder what exactly he is looking for
His long-lost twin? :shh ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 21, 2018, 08:06
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1020540899967864833

De Plus + Van Aert ----------> #jumbo

WVA will be in 2020, but it could be earlier "if the Belgian formation (Verandas) does not get the financial picture for next year".
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: GP Blanco on July 21, 2018, 09:18
I wouldn't be surprised when Van Aert will join Lotto Jumbo in 2019. Why would sponsors invest in his current team when tje guy who can't be replaced leaves?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 22, 2018, 07:25
https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180721_03625954

Valgren ------------> #trek ?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on July 22, 2018, 11:50
https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180721_03625954

Valgren ------------> #trek ?
Makes sense to me.
Get away from #astana and its sometimes weird dealings, become part of a #trek four-clover of classics threats together with Stuyven, Degenkolb, and Mads P.
That would finally be a team that could challenge #quickstep man to man, right down to the 7th rider in the line-up.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 22, 2018, 20:20
https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-pozzato-ritorno-per-altri-due-anni-nel-worldtour-e-poi-il-ritiro/

Pozzato ----------> WT?

Wishful thinking on his part or could there be some truth to this?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: AG on July 23, 2018, 00:23
confirmed on SBS last night that Greipel has announced he will leave Lotto at the end of the year.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 23, 2018, 08:30
confirmed on SBS last night that Greipel has announced he will leave Lotto at the end of the year.

yep, today's Het Nieuwsblad says he may sign for #academy Israel Cycling Academy :-x

In that article it's also mentioned that his replacement #mitchelton Caleb Ewan is likely to bring Mezgec and Kluge with him
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on July 23, 2018, 12:30
yep, today's Het Nieuwsblad says he may sign for #academy Israel Cycling Academy :-x
Snort ...

#bahrain Bahrain-Merida is my guess; they've allegedly signed Sieberg and Bauhaus already. Where Sieberg goes, Greipel goes too.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 23, 2018, 12:34
Snort ...

#bahrain Bahrain-Merida is my guess; they've allegedly signed Sieberg and Bauhaus already. Where Sieberg goes, Greipel goes too.

#bahrain Copeland says they are not interested in Greipel though

http://www.cyclingmagazine.de/2018/07/23/transfers-marcel-sieberg-und-phil-bauhaus-wechseln-zu-bahrain-merida/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on July 23, 2018, 17:56
#bahrain Copeland says they are not interested in Greipel though

http://www.cyclingmagazine.de/2018/07/23/transfers-marcel-sieberg-und-phil-bauhaus-wechseln-zu-bahrain-merida/
Yeah, well. Sieberg has been at Greipel's side for the past 11 seasons. You don't split up such a pair unless you absolutely have to.

I'll believe they're not interested when Greipel is announced somewhere else, not a moment earlier. And even then I think it will have been only because another team overbid them on Greipel after they had already signed Sieberg - but that other team wasn't ready to buy out Sieberg's new contract.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 23, 2018, 19:19
https://twitter.com/MitcheltonSCOTT/status/1021403468261658624

https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/worldtour/groupama-fdj-demare-rinnova-sino-al-2020/

https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-meurisse-rinnova-per-due-anni-con-la-wanty-groupe-gobert/

https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/ag2r-la-mondiale-lavenu-nel-segno-della-continuita-pronti-dieci-rinnovi/

Extensions for both of the Yateseseseses, Demare, Meurisse and half of AG2R (nothing for Bakelants, Frank, The Gaut, Montaguti or Barbier).
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 23, 2018, 20:00
some rumors on Cicloweb:

#trek Giacomo Nizzolo --> ?
#jumbo Enrico Battaglin --> #astana Astana or #katusha Katusha
#bahrain Giovanni Visconti --> #wilier Wilier Triestina (under whatever new name, Wilier is moving to #direct)
#ef Pierre Rolland --> #direct Direct Energie or #vital Vital Concept
#dimension Mark Cavendish --> #aquablue Aqua Blue Sports

Bouhanni to stay with Cofidis for the final year of his contract, as no one else is willing to pay that salary

http://www.cicloweb.it/2018/07/23/mercato-ciclismo-2019-luglio/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 24, 2018, 07:27
#bmc Loïc Vliegen --> #wanty Wanty Groupe Gobert

confirmed in Belgian media. #lotto Lotto Soudal showed interest as well, but Wanty's offer was better (in whatever way)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 25, 2018, 07:54
also #ccc CCC is interested in Greipel now, as Ochowicz confirmed to Het Nieuwsblad yesterday.

And on DS side: Gregory Rast joins #trek Trek Segafredo, where Dirk Demol (likely to move to Katusha) and Alain Gallopin are leaving the team
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 25, 2018, 11:16
https://twitter.com/NIPPO_Fantini/status/1022052957632847872

Lonardi ----------> #nippo

https://www.directvelo.com/actualite/67919/mathieu-burgaudeau-neo-pro-en-2019

Burgaudeau ------> #direct
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 25, 2018, 19:45
https://twitter.com/segracing/status/1022070717406478336

Antunes -------> #seg

Although riding for Aldro in Spain currently, Tiago was at the CMC earlier in the year which I thought was a bit strange. Isn't the Aigle team meant to be about giving chances to riders from non-traditional cycling countries where there aren't the coaches/teams/races where they can develop? Portugal may have problems in the cycling world, but it's not some backwater and neither are Colombia, Poland or Kazahkstan where some of this year's other riders come from.

From what I understand the Portuguese federation asked Aigle to take him, but in my opinion the CMC needs to get back to it's original ethos and get more Paraguayans/Kosovans/Omanis in the team.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on July 25, 2018, 21:59
Tiago was at the CMC earlier in the year which I thought was a bit strange. Isn't the Aigle team meant to be about giving chances to riders from non-traditional cycling countries where there aren't the coaches/teams/races where they can develop? Portugal may have problems in the cycling world, but it's not some backwater and neither are Colombia, Poland or Kazahkstan where some of this year's other riders come from.
Yes and no.
It is about giving top coaching and resources to riders who wouldn't otherwise have them - and that mostly means riders from truly exotic countries.

But Colombia, Kazakhstan, Poland, or Portugal don't have the same resources as France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Australia etc. either.

I fully agree that they should focus on riders from Paraguay, Malaysia, Moldova, or Mali first and foremost - but the occasional rider from a 'semi-traditional' country is alright as long as it doesn't go too far.

Looking at the CMC women's road team for this year, there are riders from:
*tt *py *et *vn *co *kz *th *ar

The CMC men's road team has riders from:
*hr *hu *kz *pl *rs *rs *pt *mn *pa
... okay, that one is actually a bit too Euro-centric.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 27, 2018, 07:32
(tbc) #jumbo Gijs van Hoecke --> #ccc CCC

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180727_03634340
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on July 28, 2018, 18:13
https://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Mikel-landa-fait-du-pied-a-astana/926383

Landa -----------> #astana ?

 :lol
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: rote_laterne on July 28, 2018, 21:37
https://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Mikel-landa-fait-du-pied-a-astana/926383

Landa -----------> #astana ?

 :lol

So next year Astana starts the Tour with Fuglsang, Landa and MA Lopez?  :lol
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 28, 2018, 21:44
who knows :D. I guess Jakob's mission Tour GC is over though?! Unless he signs for Riis maybe...
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on July 31, 2018, 08:38
all found @jauzy19:

#trevigiani Nicolás Tivani --> #uae UAE Team Emirates

http://www.ciclismointernacional.com/el-argentino-nicolas-tivani-a-crecer-junto-al-uae-team-emirates/

#bmc Danilo Wyss --> #dimension Team Dimension Data

https://www.laliberte.ch/news/sports/cyclisme/wyss-chez-dimension-data-449141

#wanty Guillaume Martin (rumored to join Sky for earlier on) stays with Wanty for another two years

https://cyclingpro.net/velopro/mercato/guillaume-martin-prolonge-de-deux-saisons-chez-wanty-groupe-gobert/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 01, 2018, 09:38
#coloquick Jonas Vingegaard --> #jumbo Lotto NL Jumbo

http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/386741/lottonl-jumbo-trekt-deense-klimmer-aan.html

 :cool
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 01, 2018, 09:40
not so sure about this one...

#lotto André Greipel --> #fortuneo Fortuneo - Samsic

https://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Article/Andre-greipel-chez-fortuneo-samsic/927215
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 01, 2018, 12:14
Bouhanni to stay with Cofidis for the final year of his contract, as no one else is willing to pay that salary

I must say, I find this situation fascinating and it has the potential to be by no means as miserable as it must seem right now to the guy himself.

I tend to believe, having followed the sport for years, that you can explain away one crap season when hitting the transfer market but ride two of them and you're done.

Locked in for 2019, Bouhanni will actually have to fight for race selection and win big and often, just to save his career because neither his bank account nor his future prospects can afford another season in the wilderness.

Moreover he will also have to spend 2019 being available to the media in order to launder his appalling image so that other teams might take an interest because his options are becoming increasingly limited among players on the French scene who know him well and who all talk amongst themselves.

Taking on Bouhanni and improving his current situation would be a challenge for any agent or publicist but it should - and I sincerely hope it does - make for a marvellous upcoming narrative in this sometimes rather anodyne sport.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on August 01, 2018, 14:49
not so sure about this one...

#lotto André Greipel --> #fortuneo Fortuneo - Samsic

https://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Article/Andre-greipel-chez-fortuneo-samsic/927215
That is left-field.
Especially if it means he parts with his trusted lieutenant Marcel Sieberg (rumoured to #bahrain).

He could teach the #fortuneo sprinters (which include *dk Carbel) a thing or two, though, and possibly get them a wildcard to a couple of races as well.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 01, 2018, 15:02
He could teach the #fortuneo sprinters (which include *dk Carbel) a thing or two

do you think he'll stay? Barely any results so far, and his last race for the team was back in May
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on August 01, 2018, 15:21
do you think he'll stay? Barely any results so far, and his last race for the team was back in May
Well, how many races does a French ProConti team have to offer in June & July if you're not on the Tour squad?
Quite a few, it turns out - Mayenne, Oise, Savoie, Occitanie, Dauphiné ... but those are all mountainous. Carbel is a sprinter/rouleur.

Anyway, it is not impossible that he's on the way out - with #riwal apparently stepping up to ProConti, there'd be room for him at an ambitious Danish team. :cool
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: zinoviev letter on August 01, 2018, 15:44
Ok the Aquablue / Verandas Willems news is very weird
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 02, 2018, 05:26
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1024751152523628544

https://www.zikloland.com/dani-navarro-ficha-katusha-alpecin-2019/

Debusschere + Navarro ---------> #katusha
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on August 02, 2018, 12:10
Debusschere + Navarro ---------> #katusha
The Swiss-registered Russians with a German sponsor become even more international.

What is the team language by now? Gobbledygook? ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 02, 2018, 16:40
#bmc Alberto Bettiol --> #ef EF Education First

:cool

https://twitter.com/Ride_Argyle/status/1025038604127461377
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: ciranda on August 02, 2018, 17:58
Well, how many races does a French ProConti team have to offer in June & July if you're not on the Tour squad?
Quite a few, it turns out - Mayenne, Oise, Savoie, Occitanie, Dauphiné ... but those are all mountainous. Carbel is a sprinter/rouleur.

Anyway, it is not impossible that he's on the way out - with #riwal apparently stepping up to ProConti, there'd be room for him at an ambitious Danish team. :cool

He just sucks. I don't get why he is always preselected for everything including the european championships.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: AG on August 03, 2018, 02:34
Greipel to  #fortuneo  Fortuneo Samsic confirmed

Interesting choice - and I think it will mean more invites for them
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 03, 2018, 17:51
https://twitter.com/TeamDiData/status/1025290270194188288

Valgren -------> #didata

Does this mean EBH is off?

https://twitter.com/VitalConcept_CC/status/1025324911391322113

Jimmy Turgis -------> #vital
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 03, 2018, 20:50
#vital is really trying to strengthen itself, it seems, but none of the signings are terribly convincing. If #directenergie gets a WT licence, it might give Pineau et al the space to shoot for a wildcard, but it will also have the effect of making his team look like the paltry effort it still is... :)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 03, 2018, 20:52
Valgren -------> #didata

Does this mean EBH is off?

Must say that #didata seems like a black hole for talent, somewhat similar to #ef in that way. Injuries apart, nobody really seems to thrive there at the level you would expect for WT. I do hope the team finds the formula for 2019 because it seems like the goodwill novelty has worn off: the team was really invisible this year.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 04, 2018, 09:29
The team was really invisible this year.

Invisible and not scoring many ranking points.

(http://i68.tinypic.com/15i3eko.png)

If there was a WT shrinkage down to 17 or 16 teams going ahead some time soon then they'd have to be first for the chop. The only thing that could save them would be their link-up with ASO.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 04, 2018, 09:30
https://twitter.com/zikloland/status/1025651451496935425

Soler extends with #movistar
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 04, 2018, 10:11
good to see that the strong rumor of him signing for #sky Team Sky didn't come true
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 06, 2018, 10:40
confirmed now:

#wanty Guillaume van Keirsbulck --> #ccc

https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/experience/the-feedzone/guillaume_van_keirsbulck_set_to_bolster_continuum_sports_classics_team/

they have also sent out an offer to #sky Geraint Thomas, but still waiting for his reply. Other (probably more realistic) candidates to join the team are #wilier Jakub Mareczko and #sky Łukasz Wiśniowski

https://www.przegladsportowy.pl/kolarstwo/piotr-wadecki-chce-zatrudnic-gerainta-thomasa-w-ccc/wvrbr7p

Wadecki also confirms that they will run a development team, mainly U23, but not totally closed to others
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 06, 2018, 12:08
#ag2r Cyril Gautier --> #vitalconcept Vital Concept

https://www.vital-concept-cycling-club.bzh/cyril-gautier-s-engage-avec-le-vital-concept-cycling-club.php
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 06, 2018, 13:45
#ag2r Cyril Gautier --> #vitalconcept Vital Concept

Well that's the amount of acceptable French signings for the Geeeeeeeeeks reduced by one. Not many left.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on August 06, 2018, 14:56
Sorry, who are the Geeks? (And when am I likely to have heard them referred to thus?)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 06, 2018, 15:40
Quite an interesting (or even a bit shocking?) piece on Greipel's move away from Lotto

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/transfer-mechanics-andre-greipel-lotto-soudal-and-the-end-of-the-road/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 06, 2018, 15:42
Sorry, who are the Geeks? (And when am I likely to have heard them referred to thus?)

@bikeGEEEEKS used to be the Twitter handle of #academy Cycling Academy
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: jarne1404 on August 07, 2018, 15:57
Confirmed:

Phil Bauhaus  #sunweb -->  #bahrain
Marcel Sieberg  #lotto  -->  #bahrain
Tejay Van Garderen  #bmc -->  #efd
Loïc Vliegen  #bmc --> #wanty
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: M Gee on August 07, 2018, 17:06
Confirmed:

Phil Bauhaus  #sunweb -->  #bahrain
Marcel Sieberg  #lotto  -->  #bahrain
Tejay Van Garderen  #bmc -->  #efd
Loïc Vliegen  #bmc --> #wanty
Good work, jarne1404, but can you include references? That would be nice!
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: M Gee on August 07, 2018, 17:16
Quite an interesting (or even a bit shocking?) piece on Greipel's move away from Lotto

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/transfer-mechanics-andre-greipel-lotto-soudal-and-the-end-of-the-road/
De Geyter makes it on my "bad guy" list. He'll join Ochowicz, who has been there for a long time, but gained a notch this past summer, with his treatment of Porte.

I think this is an unfortunate step for Ewan. If I were him, or if I were advising him, I would tell him to reject Lotto-Soudal's offer, even if it cost him in the short run. In the long run, Ewan will likely be the loser for accepting an offer under such a cloud, with such a boss.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 08, 2018, 18:40
https://www.procycling.no/tiller-blir-proff-hos-dimension-data/

Tiller -----------> #didata
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 08, 2018, 18:41
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1027114213733531648

Rolland + Vichot ---------> #vital ?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 09, 2018, 09:21
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1027114213733531648

Rolland + Vichot ---------> #vital ?

Rolland confirmed now

https://twitter.com/VitalConcept_CC/status/1027441194853429249

and this one is worth a post just for the picture :D

https://twitter.com/GroupamaFDJ/status/1026815221518594049
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: M Gee on August 09, 2018, 16:11
https://www.velonews.com/2018/08/news/rohan-dennis-departs-bmc-for-bahrain_474161 (https://www.velonews.com/2018/08/news/rohan-dennis-departs-bmc-for-bahrain_474161)

I wonder how Nibali will feel about this. On the other hand, Dennis is a big powerhouse, and Nibali has consistently seemed to have teammates lacking in that regard, as validated by the TTT in this year's TdF. So, it could be good - more power to the team for Nibali, but also maybe a chance sometimes to go for his own results.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: rote_laterne on August 09, 2018, 22:04
https://www.velonews.com/2018/08/news/rohan-dennis-departs-bmc-for-bahrain_474161 (https://www.velonews.com/2018/08/news/rohan-dennis-departs-bmc-for-bahrain_474161)

I wonder how Nibali will feel about this. On the other hand, Dennis is a big powerhouse, and Nibali has consistently seemed to have teammates lacking in that regard, as validated by the TTT in this year's TdF. So, it could be good - more power to the team for Nibali, but also maybe a chance sometimes to go for his own results.


I don't think there will be a problem. Dennis showed nothing in GT as a GC rider so far. But then I never considered T. Dumoulin or G. Thomas as GT CC riders ...
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 12, 2018, 09:19
https://twitter.com/TeamDiData/status/1028551707523989504

Kreuziger -------> #didata

A second big signing. AGR should be in the bag for 2019.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 13, 2018, 08:37
Today's *lu Tageblatt reports that #wanty Wanty - Groupe Gobert is very interested in signing #bmc Jempy Drucker. Also Ag2R and Bora are potential candidates though.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 13, 2018, 11:51
another super strong signing for #bahrain Bahrain...

#ccc Jan Tratnik --> #bahrain Bahrain Merida

http://teambahrainmerida.com/jan-tratnik-a-new-member-of-team-bahrain-merida/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: M Gee on August 13, 2018, 11:54
I'm thinking it looks like there could be some very interesting team possibilities next year.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 14, 2018, 08:44
https://twitter.com/VitalConcept_CC/status/1029256438634479616

.....and confirmation of Vichot to #vital

This recent transfer activity must almost guarantee a wildcard to the Tour for next year. So who will miss out?

Unlikely to be Cofidis due to their race sponsorship.

The quick men at Wanty had a good Tour and they lead both the individual (with Pasqualon) and team European Tour ranking, but Martin had a De Greef-esque Tour for me.

Fortuneo were a one man team (and he hasn't had a very good year), but they have snapped up Greipel.

Direct Energie unless they make a Greipel type transfer or two will only have the one good racer in Calmejane in 2019. For me they're the favourites at the moment to miss out.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 14, 2018, 09:52
(tbc) #katusha Tony Martin --> #jumbo Lotto NL Jumbo

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tony-martin-set-to-move-to-lottonl-jumbo/

...where he may replace Lars Boom. #roompot Roompot is interested at least

http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/390225/roompot-nederlandse-loterij-wil-lars-boom.html
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 14, 2018, 09:52
https://twitter.com/VitalConcept_CC/status/1029256438634479616

.....and confirmation of Vichot to #vital

This recent transfer activity must almost guarantee a wildcard to the Tour for next year. So who will miss out?

Unlikely to be Cofidis due to their race sponsorship.

The quick men at Wanty had a good Tour and they lead both the individual (with Pasqualon) and team European Tour ranking, but Martin had a De Greef-esque Tour for me.

Fortuneo were a one man team (and he hasn't had a very good year), but they have snapped up Greipel.

Direct Energie unless they make a Greipel type transfer or two will only have the one good racer in Calmejane in 2019. For me they're the favourites at the moment to miss out.

Direct Energie is going WT though, isn't it?

The pressure will be on Greipel and Barguil to deliver results in Spring but #vital hasn't exactly signed a bunch of prolific winners there. Not one of them is a shoo-in.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 14, 2018, 11:25
Direct Energie is going WT though, isn't it?

There has been some talk, yes.

https://www.tuttobiciweb.it/article/2018/07/08/1531031289/pier-augusto-stagi-tuttobiciweb-andrea-gastaldello-willier-triestina-total-direct-energie

"Direct Energie has passed under the control of Total, the French oil giant, a co-correspondent of the Italian Eni"

"Next year Wilier will only focus on Direct Energie"

"On 1 August the French team will pay the deposit as a regulation to ask to be able to join the magnificent eighteen of the highest category"

That's all very good, but there already are 18 WT teams. DD have had a crap season and are bottom of the rankings, but even ignoring their incoming transfers they're still a country mile ahead of Direct Energie unless they have some big transfers up their sleeves.

https://twitter.com/TeamDEN_fr/status/1029301175563300869

Turgis --------> #direct

A step in the right direction, but they'll need much more.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 14, 2018, 12:52
AGR should be in the bag for 2019.

 :lol

https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1029332056181010432

Gaspa ----------> #didata ?

That's the podium sorted.

Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: ciranda on August 14, 2018, 13:19
Maybe ASO could change to more teams. Even with 25 teams it's only 200 starters against the old 22 x 9. I thought Direct Energie and Fortuneo were good and valuable teams. Fortuneo clearly were about the mountains and Barguil had great support there.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on August 14, 2018, 13:38
Maybe ASO could change to more teams. Even with 25 teams it's only 200 starters against the old 22 x 9. I thought Direct Energie and Fortuneo were good and valuable teams. Fortuneo clearly were about the mountains and Barguil had great support there.

Impossible, because the new UCI rule is 175 riders per race/176 for GTs.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 15, 2018, 09:11
this comes unexpected. "The Beard" leaves #skil #argos #giant #sunweb after 10 years with the team

#sunweb Simon Geschke --> #ccc CCC BMC

https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/experience/the-feedzone/simon_geschke_finds_a_new_challenge_with_continuum_sports_in_2019/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 16, 2018, 08:03
you definitely can't say that the good guys at Cofidis are losing faith too early...  :P

#verandas Zico Waeytens
#topsport Jonas Rickaert
--> #cofidis Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

https://www.equipecofidis.com/fr/actualites/2018-08-15/zico-waeytens-renfort-de-choix

and some Lotto related transfers confirmed in today's Het Nieuwsblad:

#lotto Moreno Hofland --> #ef EF Education First
#lotto Lars Bak --> #dimension Dimension Data
#roompot Brian van Goethem --> #lotto Lotto Soudal
#mitchelton Roger Kluge --> #lotto Lotto Soudal
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 16, 2018, 09:28
you definitely can't say that the good guys at Cofidis are losing faith too early...  :P

#verandas Zico Waeytens
#topsport Jonas Rickaert
--> #cofidis Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

https://www.equipecofidis.com/fr/actualites/2018-08-15/zico-waeytens-renfort-de-choix

and some Lotto related transfers confirmed in today's Het Nieuwsblad:

#lotto Moreno Hofland --> #ef EF Education First
#lotto Lars Bak --> #dimension Dimension Data
#roompot Brian van Goethem --> #lotto Lotto Soudal
#mitchelton Roger Kluge --> #lotto Lotto Soudal

More #cofidis naffness, then.

Hiring Belgians is important for the sponsor but they go there and do nothing. OK, so COF can't afford big names but let us quiz ourselves which of these has done anything worthy of note while on the team: Claeys, Van Lerberghe, Vanbilsen, Van Staeyen, Van Genechten, Verhelst ...
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on August 16, 2018, 13:58
From winning the Ronde to Pro Conti:
 #quickstep Terpstra to  #direct Direct Energie (L'Equipe) (https://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Niki-terpstra-s-engage-avec-direct-energie/931148)

Unless this is DE's big plan for going World Tour...
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Flo on August 16, 2018, 14:02
 :o :o :o
Great signing by #directenergie
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 16, 2018, 14:24
:o :o :o
Great signing by #directenergie

From winning the Ronde to Pro Conti:
 #quickstep Terpstra to  #direct Direct Energie (L'Equipe) (https://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Niki-terpstra-s-engage-avec-direct-energie/931148)

Unless this is DE's big plan for going World Tour...

It's a really interesting move from both sides of the contract. #direct has to back him with more than just Gaudin and Petit and it must handle the cultural change in bringing a name of this quality, while Terpstra will probably get absolute leadership in every race he starts before May.

I remember a commentator who was a former DS saying earlier this year that Terpstra was totally consistent in his training and nutrition, a really professional guy, but that he still had seasons where he just couldn't get it together at all in races and that was why Lefevere would never give him carte blanche. He might be due another of those seasons but let's hope not.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 16, 2018, 15:47
I really wouldn't have expected him to sign for them. I mean, leaving Quickstep was for monetary reasons - if Lefevere had found another sponsor, he would have stayed. And then he ends up at #direct Direct Energie?!
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 16, 2018, 17:54
overall it seems to be a surprising day in terms of transfer news...

(tbc) #bahrain Ion & Gorka Izagirre --> #uae UAE Team Emirate

Quote
Brothers Ion and Gorka Izagirre will leave Team Bahrain-Merida at the end of the 2018 season and it’s likely they’ll be going to UAE Emirates.

[...]

“They are great riders to work with, very respectful and hard workers who are always solid and consistent but they don’t win much and the price their agent was asking was over market value as far as I’m concerned.”

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/pity-lose-izagirre-bothers-price-asking-market-value-says-bahrain-merida-boss-391447#YJhlRTDVdfx6wO28.99
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on August 16, 2018, 20:07
I really wouldn't have expected him to sign for them. I mean, leaving Quickstep was for monetary reasons - if Lefevere had found another sponsor, he would have stayed. And then he ends up at #direct Direct Energie?!

I can understand that if there is a financial squeeze at Quickstep then of the big names Terpstra being the oldest (with the exception of Gilbert) why they would let him go. What has caught me by complete surprise is where he has ended up. No way I would have picked him to go to Direct Energie.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 17, 2018, 08:25
Wouter Wippert, Floris Gerts and Coen Vermeltfoort are all set to leave #roompot Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij after the end of the season. For 2019 the team is also in talks with foreign riders, for the first time.

Wippert and Gerts both just stepped down from WT, and haven't had the best season, to say so. Maybe they are lucky and get a job at CCC, but I can't see too many teams that will be interested

https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/roompot-nederlandse-loterij-neemt-afscheid-van-drietal/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on August 17, 2018, 08:54
Ten-Dam leaves Sunweb and signs for BMC-CCC  :cool
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 17, 2018, 09:14
from today's Het Nieuwsblad:

#wallonie Alex Kirsch --> #trek Trek Segafredo
#trek Matthias Brändle --> #academy Israel Cycling Academy
#trek Ruber Guerreiro --> #katusha Katusha-Alpecin

Earlier on #topsport Piet Allegaert was also rumored to sign for Trek, but it now looks unlikely to happen
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 17, 2018, 09:17
overall it seems to be a surprising day in terms of transfer news...

(tbc) #bahrain Ion & Gorka Izagirre --> #uae UAE Team Emirate

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/pity-lose-izagirre-bothers-price-asking-market-value-says-bahrain-merida-boss-391447#YJhlRTDVdfx6wO28.99

I have mixed feelings about these two. Flashes of excellence and Ion in particular is a consistent earner of points but it seemed like #bahrain was his one chance to grab a marquee leadership opportunity and, while he probably justified the potential in the first year of the contract, he hasn't quite converted it this season. It's a bit the same with Gorka, really. You get the sense that you're not really hiring a winner, just a really good one-week stage racer.

The problem that Bahrain currently has is that it is actually performing like the Izagirres themselves: lots of placings but not really any quality wins. The question of value for money is therefore an important one.

Wouter Wippert, Floris Gerts and Coen Vermeltfoort are all set to leave #roompot Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij after the end of the season. For 2019 the team is also in talks with foreign riders, for the first time.

Wippert and Gerts both just stepped down from WT, and haven't had the best season, to say so. Maybe they are lucky and get a job at CCC, but I can't see too many teams that will be interested

https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/roompot-nederlandse-loterij-neemt-afscheid-van-drietal/

Gerts and Wippert would both make good CT-level riders but, on the evidence of their last two seasons, not much more. There's a pretty decent CT scene in NL if they can handle the pay cut.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 17, 2018, 10:44
Ten-Dam leaves Sunweb and signs for BMC-CCC  :cool

I can't really see what he is supposed to add to that team, to be honest. He is still a decent mountain dom (although not irreplaceable), but that's about it
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on August 17, 2018, 11:16
I can't really see what he is supposed to add to that team, to be honest. He is still a decent mountain dom (although not irreplaceable), but that's about it

always been a BMC fan for the good and bad reasons, so I liked the news of Ten Dam leaving the #dutchpower #creatingmemories #overachieve team and sign for Ocho and friends ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 17, 2018, 12:55
always been a BMC fan for the good and bad reasons, so I liked the news of Ten Dam leaving the #dutchpower #creatingmemories #overachieve team and sign for Ocho and friends ;)

yeah, it was more of a general statement.

According to de Telegraaf, Dumoulin has handed over a wish list to #sunweb Sunweb btw, consisting of George Bennett, Emanuel Buchmann, Patrick Konrad, Ben O'Connor and Sebastien Reichenbach.

Most of them aren't available anyway though
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on August 17, 2018, 15:48
yeah, it was more of a general statement.

According to de Telegraaf, Dumoulin has handed over a wish list to #sunweb Sunweb btw, consisting of George Bennett, Emanuel Buchmann, Patrick Konrad, Ben O'Connor and Sebastien Reichenbach.

Most of them aren't available anyway though


Bennett and O´Connor have already re-upped with their current teams
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 17, 2018, 15:53
Bennett and O´Connor have already re-upped with their current teams

...and Buchmann and Konrad have (co-)leading roles at Bora, why would they sign for Sunweb as domestiques
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 20, 2018, 10:46
from today's Telegraaf

#roompot Pim Ligthart --> #direct Direct Energie

First of supposedly two riders Terpstra has arranged to bring with him. Both him and Ligthart are under contract with the same management group. Ligthart had a contract with Roompot for 2019 but was allowed to leave in case of a better offer
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on August 20, 2018, 10:54
from today's Het Nieuwsblad:

#wallonie Alex Kirsch --> #trek Trek Segafredo
#trek Matthias Brändle --> #academy Israel Cycling Academy
#trek Ruber Guerreiro --> #katusha Katusha-Alpecin
Are those rumours or confirmed transfers?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 20, 2018, 10:59
Are those rumours or confirmed transfers?

all three are stated as facts. No source is given though
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 21, 2018, 08:41
It's like Aldag is forever trying to put together the #htc glory days with ever diminishing returns. :)

Hope #didata does better next year because it really needs to get some results instead of providing safe harbour for has-beens.

Valgren and, to some extent, Kreuziger are big signings. Valgren is a massive coup but the Czech went pretty quiet in terms of results after his CAS ruling. Not sure if Vermote is staying. Wyss is a reliable climbing dom to bring in but if Meintjes doesn't improve soon the Swiss will have nobody to dom for.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 21, 2018, 08:48
I think you are mistaking your Wysses?! Marcel (the climber) retired when #iam collapsed
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 21, 2018, 08:50
I think you are mistaking your Wysses?! Marcel (the climber) retired when #iam collapsed

Oops. :secretlol :D
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 21, 2018, 10:44
http://www.astanaproteam.kz/modules.php?name=astana&page=news&id=2089

#epm Rodrigo Contreras --> #astana Astana Pro Team

he couldn't quite live up to the expectations when he joined #quickstep Quickstep as a neo-pro (and terminated his contract to return home after a year), but now gets a second chance in WT after some strong showings in Colombia
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 21, 2018, 13:13
http://www.astanaproteam.kz/modules.php?name=astana&page=news&id=2089

#epm Rodrigo Contreras --> #astana Astana Pro Team

he couldn't quite live up to the expectations when he joined #quickstep Quickstep as a neo-pro (and terminated his contract to return home after a year), but now gets a second chance in WT after some strong showings in Colombia

He found life very difficult in Flanders. He had a very rural background iirc, and struggled with the culture shock and the weather. His roommate Gaviria seemed to adapt a lot better and the training suited him better.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 21, 2018, 19:16
https://www.tuttobiciweb.it/article/2018/08/21/1534849376/brent-copeland-causa-al-tour-vuelta-nibali-campagna-acquisti-tuttobiciweb

11 departures for Bahrain:

Visconti (Wilier rumoured)
Siutsou
Boaro (Astana)
Bonifazio
Izagirre brothers (UAE or Astana rumoured)
Navardauskas
Per
Pellizotti (retirement)
Bozic (retirement)

+ the unmentioned Gaspa to DD (though that's not official yet)

He talks about a team of 24, so "if you make the calculation" of 7 transfers + the renewals + folk already with a 2019 contract, you'll see that as it stands they won't be making any incoming transfers.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 21, 2018, 19:43
a bit harsh on Sivtsov. If he recovers from his injuries, he could still be a very good mountain dom I'd think - and Bahrain seems to be losing most of those anyway
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 21, 2018, 19:54
Dumoulin could do worse than to have him in his team, but Sunweb seem stuck with a very narrow field of nationalities they like to recruit from.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 22, 2018, 10:27
Sagan is getting the boys back together. After Daniel Oss last year, now also Gatto is set to return to his side

https://twitter.com/faustocoppi60/status/1032196994666770432

#astana Oscar Gatto --> #bora Bora Hansgrohe
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on August 22, 2018, 11:44
De Plus to Lotto-Jumbo   :cool

https://www.teamlottojumbo.nl/cycling-news/de-plus-chooses-to-continue-his-career-at-team-lottonljumbo
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on August 22, 2018, 15:44
sigh of relief from all the fans  ;)

Pinot re-ups with FDJ for 2 years

https://www.twitter.com/GroupamaFDJ/status/1032266171628892160
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 23, 2018, 10:39
Nacer Bouhanni will stay with #cofidis Cofidis for 2019
Quote

While Bouhanni told L'Equipe that he had considered breaking his contract to move to Fortuneo-Samsic for 2019, he's now set to stay with Cofidis until the end of next year. Fortuneo, meanwhile, have signed German sprinter André Greipel from Lotto Soudal.

"I thought about leaving. I spoke to four or five other teams," he said. "When the situation just kept getting worse, I thought that Cofidis simply didn't want me anymore.

"But I wanted to know, and before the French national championships, I sat down with the team president, Thierry Vittu, and Cédric. They said they wanted to keep me until the end of my contract in 2019. Thierry is a director at an important company [Cofidis], and can calmly take the lead on such things, and I just wanted to be able to calmly do my job."

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nacer-bouhanni-im-about-to-hit-top-form-for-the-vuelta-a-espana/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on August 23, 2018, 11:49
Nacer Bouhanni will stay with #cofidis Cofidis for 2019
Where's my popcorn? :D


In other news:
http://riwalcyclingteam.dk/da/teamet/teamnyheder/michael-skelde-bliver-sportsdirektoer-paa-riwal-ceramicspeed-cycling-team/ (http://riwalcyclingteam.dk/da/teamet/teamnyheder/michael-skelde-bliver-sportsdirektoer-paa-riwal-ceramicspeed-cycling-team/)
DS Michael Skelde #waoo --> bandying about for a couple of months --> #riwal

This is a big deal. In my opinion, getting Skelde as DS is a more important addition than any rider they could hope to sign. Since Blaudzun will be 'sportschef' (performance director) and Skelde will pure be DSing, you can expect some tactical masterstrokes from Riwal in 2019.
And with Skelde on board, I think that some of his former riders will be very eager to join, too: see here for predictions (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=9060.msg2243233#msg2243233)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 24, 2018, 19:03
https://twitter.com/MitcheltonSCOTT/status/1032544773431799808

https://twitter.com/MitcheltonSCOTT/status/1032939346897371141

Bookwalter + Schultz --------> #mitchelton

https://twitter.com/BMCProTeam/status/1032522834105573376

https://www.tuttobiciweb.it/article/2018/08/23/1534962118/jakb-mareczko-ccc-tuttobiciweb-brescia-oggi-angiolino-massolini

Cerny + Popeye ----------> #bmc
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 27, 2018, 18:55
Confirmations:

https://twitter.com/TrekSegafredo/status/1034078371020337152

Sosa ---------> #trek

https://twitter.com/AstanaTeam/status/1034065359874220032

Izagirre  x 2 ---------> #astana
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 27, 2018, 19:35
Confirmations:

Sosa ---------> #trek
...and Savio has found a potential replacement already

#epm Daniel Muñoz --> #androni Androni Giocattoli

http://www.ciclismointernacional.com/daniel-munoz-seguira-los-pasos-de-bernal-y-sosa-en-el-androni-giocattoli/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 27, 2018, 20:38
...and Savio has found a potential replacement already

#epm Daniel Muñoz --> #androni Androni Giocattoli

A quick glance at his palmares doesn't give me too much belief that he'll hit the heights of his two fellow countrymen. Of course he still could be good, but just not very, very good.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on August 27, 2018, 21:51
A quick glance at his palmares doesn't give me too much belief that he'll hit the heights of his two fellow countrymen. Of course he still could be good, but just not very, very good.
I agree. He's more Yonathan Monsalve, Miguel Angel Rubiano, or Rodolfo Torres than José Rujano, Egan Bernal, or Ivan Sosa.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 28, 2018, 14:14
A quick glance at his palmares doesn't give me too much belief that he'll hit the heights of his two fellow countrymen. Of course he still could be good, but just not very, very good.

He was part of that memorable Colombian cabal on the Passo Manivia in the Baby Giro. Confused the heck out of me until I realised there were two Colombians called Muñoz. The other one, Cristian, seems the better but for sure no Bernal or Sosa either.

On the other hand, someone should definitely sign the winner of that stage Osorio. Still 20, he's going to be pretty good.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 28, 2018, 14:48
On the other hand, someone should definitely sign the winner of that stage Osorio. Still 20, he's going to be pretty good.

still unconfirmed, but apparently #astana Astana did

http://www.revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/25670-alejandro-osorio-de-la-vuelta-de-la-juventud-al-giro-sub-23-y-al-astana.html
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 28, 2018, 18:21
https://twitter.com/yallaACADEMY/status/1034473277958352899

Brandle ---------> #academy

https://twitter.com/TeamDEN_fr/status/1034443788385705984

Bonifazio ----------> #direct

https://twitter.com/Rally_Cycling/status/1034477326808088576

Mannion ---------> #rally

https://twitter.com/TeamCOFIDIS/status/1034425375739334656

Fortin ----------> #cofidis
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 28, 2018, 18:30
Happy for Fortin, he deserves another shot at the big scene. Mannion makes sense as well. The other ones... not too sure
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on August 28, 2018, 22:19
a not a transfer note: #fdj Sebastien Reichenbach + 2 years at le team tricolor
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on August 29, 2018, 08:53
Fortin ----------> #cofidis
Another Sibiu alumnus getting a pro contract (again)! :win
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on August 29, 2018, 09:30
Happy for Fortin, he deserves another shot at the big scene. Mannion makes sense as well. The other ones... not too sure

I like Fortin. Squeezed out of #bardiani because Reverberi favoured dubious climbers he kept the faith, got into that bonkers non-UCI crit series where they ride track bikes and worked hard to rack up results on the Europe Tour, which is important to #cofidis. He's no spring chicken but he really does deserve another shot and, now that COF has lost Navarro, it needs to remind us again of its longstanding tradition of hiring oddballs.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 29, 2018, 10:43
still unconfirmed, but apparently #astana Astana did

http://www.revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/25670-alejandro-osorio-de-la-vuelta-de-la-juventud-al-giro-sub-23-y-al-astana.html

or not

#gw Alejandro Osorio --> #nippo Nippo-Vini Fantini
#strongman Ruben Acosta --> #androni Androni Giocattoli
#wilier Miguel Florez --> #androni Androni Giocattoli
(tbc) #coldeportes Cristian Muñoz --> #uae UAE Team Emirates


https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1034737130931675137
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 29, 2018, 17:02
as expected, now confirmed

#mitchelton Roger Kluge --> #lotto Lotto Soudal

https://lottosoudal.be/en/news/roger-kluge-reinforces-lotto-soudal-2019%C2%A0
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on August 31, 2018, 07:46
from today's Het Nieuwsblad:

#verandas Tim Merlier --> #pauwels Pauwels Sauzen
(tbc) #verandas Dries de Bondt --> #wanty Wanty Groupe Gobert
(tbc) #roompot Taco van der Hoorn --> #jumbo Lotto NL Jumbo

So far Roompot-Crelan has following riders under contract for 2019:

#verandas Wout van Aert
#verandas Huub Duijn
#verandas Senne Leysen
#verandas Arjen Livyns
#verandas Mathias de Witte
#roompot Jan-Willem van Schip
#roompot Pieter Weening

Also #verandas Sean de Bie & Stijn Steels and #roompot Oscar Riesbeck & Sjoerd van Ginneken are almost sure to stay.

That's 11 riders so far, 18 they want to have in 2019. #jumbo Lars Boom is one of the names they'd like to sign, but he has declined the first offer
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 31, 2018, 08:36
So far Roompot-Crelan has following riders under contract for 2019:

#verandas Wout van Aert

https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/roompot-crelan-van-aert-vuole-lasciare-per-me-e-finita-ne-ho-abbastanza/

Quote
"I have (had) enough. Yes, my first intention was to respect the contract until the end of 2019, but now I have changed my mind. They have made too many (decisions), without involving me or asking my opinion ".

An opionion that has already expressed to the team staff, to whom he explained that for him " it's over ". The aim of the talented 1994 class now "is to sit down as adults around a table and find a solution", but it seems clear that the intention is to terminate the contract, presumably to immediately anticipate his adventure with the Team Jumbo.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 31, 2018, 14:17
https://twitter.com/TeamCOFIDIS/status/1035499585492471808

Mathis ----------> #cofidis

There sure are some strange transfers going on this year.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on August 31, 2018, 19:28
https://twitter.com/Rally_Cycling/status/1035587524255797250

Murphy + Pay-ahhh ---------> #rally

Second year in a row that Rally take one of Holowesko's better riders, and does this mean no McCabe?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on September 01, 2018, 12:46
(tbc) #nippo Eduard Grosu --> #delko Delko Marseille Provence

https://twitter.com/BenLaProvence/status/1035827775314243584
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 01, 2018, 14:48
(tbc) #nippo Eduard Grosu --> #delko Delko Marseille Provence
#delko --> Sibiu 2019? :D
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on September 03, 2018, 11:57
another step down the ladder for Skjerping? Or does Uno-X plan to take over the #1 spot in Norway?

#joker Kristoffer Skjerping
#joker Markus Hoelgaard

--> #unox Uno-X Team

https://twitter.com/UnoXteam/status/1036565284470108162
https://twitter.com/UnoXteam/status/1036558963691712512
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on September 03, 2018, 12:38
(tbc) #nippo Eduard Grosu --> #delko Delko Marseille Provence

https://twitter.com/BenLaProvence/status/1035827775314243584

it's confirmed now btw

http://www.teamdelkomarseilleprovence.com/actualit%C3%A9s/presentation/59

Brenton Jones will become his leadout man, according to that press release - which is interesting, as he is the one Grosu blamed for causing his crash in Qinghai Lake (https://www.eurosport.com/cycling/tour-de-qinghai-lake/2018/vini-fantini-jones-thought-the-only-way-to-beat-eduard-was-by-criminal-means_sto6868529/story.shtml) just a couple of weeks ago ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on September 03, 2018, 21:25
another step down the ladder for Skjerping? Or does Uno-X plan to take over the #1 spot in Norway?

That's pretty close to "they already have" if you look at their omni-present sponsor deals. #unox riders are favored for U23 national team races, the support organization counts former #sky DS (and racer, U-23 world championship winner etc..) Arvesen, former U23 Norway coach Stig Kristiansen and a couple of other very good trainers, partly recruited from Joker...

Joker's father company, Interspons (also backing the Tour of Norway race) was one of those pretty much robbed by the Bergen World Championship. There's never much talk about money in Norwegian cycling press but it seems quite likely #joker doesn't have a lot of it at the moment. Therein lies a possible explanation why SKjerping and Hoelgaard leaves.

The traditional norwegian conti teams like #joker haven't paid their riders much, whereas some Danish teams like #riwal are rumoured to pay riders with WT experience a lot better. That way you can get guys like CAS reeling in 99 attacks in the GP Lillehammer this weekend. I don't see Edvald going back to Joker doing that even if he races until he's 44 years old.  Maybe #unox is willing to offer older riders like Skjerping a better deal,  where they don't have to hang their lives on the relatively slim chance of a future WT contract?  (According to rumours, not much needed for winning the bids.)
Their impact as experienced role models for #unox large and varied U-23 cohort is appreciated by the management, and let me guess: that means money.

A couple of questions which could overturn the dominance: there are a couple of norwegian WT and pro conti riders without contracts for next year. If a few of those appear on the #joker:
#astana Truls Korsæth (most likely due to Lillehammer roots, and he might even miss his time trial bike..)
#fortuneo Sindre Lunke (another rider that went to Fortuneo for no improvement at all)

If it was just that, next year's Joker may still be on par with next year's #unox but the best riders are also leaving:
#joker Rasmus Tiller --> #didata (already announced)
#joker Carl Fredrik Hagen --> #lotto (today's hot rumour from up north)

This leaves #joker with only 2 riders with good results from this year's squad: Henrik Evensen and Herman Dahl. Bjørn Tore Hoem also seems to be staying on - if he continues. That is actually not a bad combination (even if has a flat stage profile). The Joker system should not be undervalued, but some of the so-called Joker successes development-wise lately were imported from other conti teams, especially Sparebanken Sør : Halvorsen, Grøndal Jansen and Sindre Lunkem were all riders on the Kvålsvoll/Hushovd led team. Bergen-area riders Skjerping, Eiking and Lillehammer native Truls Korsæth are the "true" Joker exports of late.  One generation before that, the Vegards two: Breen and #uae  #champno Stake Laengen.

If no big changes, it is #joker that steps down, while Hoelgaard and Skjerping stay at their current level. Everything point to #unox will be the team to beat next year - but they deny any mentions about proconti-level and it doesn't look like they are building a squad for that at the moment. They say they are focusing on finding the best way to develop young riders, and Skjerping and Hoelgaard is part of that plan.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 04, 2018, 07:59
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1036849061616332802

Schachmann ----------> #bora?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on September 04, 2018, 12:43
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1036849061616332802

Schachmann ----------> #bora?

Very promising rider. Almost get used to #quickstep holding on to all the talent but this guy will be one-week leadership material within a year or two.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: rote_laterne on September 04, 2018, 20:53
I like the Schachmann rumor. But who will  #bora let go? Pelucchi, Pfingsten, Saramotins, Schwarzmann?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 05, 2018, 08:24
I like the Schachmann rumor. But who will  #bora let go? Pelucchi, Pfingsten, Saramotins, Schwarzmann?

I think there's a small chance one of Buchmann or Konrad (more likely the Austrian) could move on. Quite similar sort of riders to each other while Schachmann and Majka bring something different. It will be difficult to keep them all happy in future years.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 05, 2018, 08:28
https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/robert-power-nieuwe-kracht-voor-tom-dumoulin

Power ----------> #sunweb ?

I'm not convinced he's going to be the rider we thought he might be a few years back.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on September 05, 2018, 08:30
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/petilli-recovering-in-hospital-after-vuelta-crash-news-shorts/

Van Emden, Lindeman stay at #jumbo but Wagner is leaving. Another German to #bora or to join a leadout elsewhere?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 05, 2018, 08:54
Another German to #bora or to join a leadout elsewhere?

Off to Fortuneo and Greipel is the rumour.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on September 05, 2018, 08:55
Off to Fortuneo and Greipel is the rumour.

Sounds very probable. They go way back.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on September 05, 2018, 12:37
#bmc Nicolas Roche
#mitchelton Rob Power
--> #sunweb Team Sunweb

http://teamsunweb.com/wt-men-signings/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 05, 2018, 17:03
https://twitter.com/velonews/status/1037336409441533955

Villalobos ------------> #efd

 :(

Will join mid-summer next year. Picked EF ahead of Jumbo.

https://twitter.com/velonews/status/1037333136789651457

1-year extension for McNulty with Rally.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: rote_laterne on September 05, 2018, 20:08
I think there's a small chance one of Buchmann or Konrad (more likely the Austrian) could move on. Quite similar sort of riders to each other while Schachmann and Majka bring something different. It will be difficult to keep them all happy in future years.

You might be right, there were Konrad ->  #sunweb rumors I think? But Konrad who is a little older has better one day palmarès.

I like McNulty staying one year longer with Rally.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 06, 2018, 18:23
https://twitter.com/Lotto_Soudal/status/1037629974398873601

Hagen + Byriel (who?) ---------> #lotto

I say who because poor ol' Rasmus didn't even get a mention in Fus's exhaustive list (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=7729.0;message=2238546) of young Danes to keep an eye on earlier on in the year. The article talks about results in Italy, but even Cycling Archives only manages to come up with one of them. Who's got the gen on him?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 06, 2018, 19:49
I say who because poor ol' Rasmus didn't even get a mention in Fus's exhaustive list (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=7729.0;message=2238546) of young Danes to keep an eye on earlier on in the year. The article talks about results in Italy, but even Cycling Archives only manages to come up with one of them. Who's got the gen on him?
He didn't do all that great in 2017, and I honestly kind of missed that he went to Italy. Big helpings of humble pie are being consumed as I type.

Rasmus Byriel is another of those Danish climby types who just don't thrive in Danish races (for obvious reasons), but do thrive elsewhere. He's won about half a dozen Italian races this year (if not more). The problem, though, is that nobody outside Italy really notices those races. They are often harder than a 1.2U, but they are only national category.

I've plugged Calle Hagen for years now, he's the best climber/puncheur on the Norwegian scene. A late starter, so didn't have the 'obvious' avenue of U23 national team etc. to get himself noticed. Now, finally, a WT team has found out there's this gem hidden in the fjells.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on September 06, 2018, 22:45
You guys always beat me to posting transfer news, even it is about a Norwegian. While I think it is a good thing that CF Hagen gets a contract I am also increasingly sceptical about very few of the younger Norwegian riders really being able to establish themselves on a World Tour level, within the mandatory first two-year contract.
I don't know exactly what goes wrong, there are too many crashes, a lot of illness especially in the spring and a good many of them are not racing to the potential they seemed to have.

After our double star harvests, the 86/87 vintages (#uae Kristoff and #didata Boasson Hagen) there are quite a few hopefuls that have joined the pro ranks and only two or three that seems to be well established at WT level:
#uae Vegard Stake Laengen
#uae Sven Erik Bystrøm
#jumbo Amund Grøndal Jansen
(even if none of these are currently on the AK/EBH level, Jansen Valverde is showing signs he might get there, in a few years time.)
 
I don't think CF Hagen will make it onto that list :( the WT level is hard.


For those teams looking for a bargain, take a look at #fortuneo Sindre Lunke. I think he's out of contract for next year and he is actually the best climber for real mountains from Norway. Not a long list of spectacular results to show for it, because there are no races with real mountains in Norway...but check the Val d'Aosta and Avenir results 2014-2015!
In last year's giro he started with a virus yet finished the race doing good work for #sunweb, helping Dumoulin take home the #pink.

Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 07, 2018, 07:31
https://twitter.com/yallaACADEMY/status/1037825102182866945

Extension for Boivin with the Geeeeeks.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 07, 2018, 07:41
I don't think CF Hagen will make it onto that list :( the WT level is hard.
I agree, he might not stay on WT level after those initial two years.
But then he can become the #riwal #kom chaser for the 2021 Tour de France that is as good as certain to start in Denmark! :D

And don't forget that CFH is 26 already, not 22 or so like many other neo-pros. These extra years of life experience can also make a difference.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: ciranda on September 07, 2018, 11:16
All I have to say is some team better have a contract for Alexander Kamp who always beat up that Carl Frederik guy (who deserve the chance and has paid dues with results of course) in every race. Alexander is three years younger too.


Hagen + Byriel (who?) ---------> #lotto

I say who because poor ol' Rasmus didn't even get a mention in Fus's exhaustive list (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=7729.0;message=2238546) of young Danes to keep an eye on earlier on in the year. The article talks about results in Italy, but even Cycling Archives only manages to come up with one of them. Who's got the gen on him?

I'm not convinced. Descriptions say big dude who can handle harder terrain. All victories are in regional races from a small group or alone. He has not been competitive internationally in Giro Baby and Pressnitz. Manuel Quinziato is his agent.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 07, 2018, 12:26
All I have to say is some team better have a contract for Alexander Kamp who always beat up that Carl Frederik guy (who deserve the chance and has paid dues with results of course) in every race. Alexander is three years younger too.
Yes, absolutely.
I am sure that Kamp's agent, Joona Laukka, will find him a good spot.
Which, if we're honest, is #riwal or a WorldTour team.
But Kamp is close with Riis and may want to hold out until it's clear that #waoo don't go ProConti before signing elsewhere.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on September 10, 2018, 13:48
Raul Alarcon next, hopefully

https://twitter.com/BMCProTeam/status/1039124699605868544
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: rote_laterne on September 10, 2018, 20:19
http://www.uaeteamemirates.com/bohli-signs-uae-team-emirates-two-years/ (http://www.uaeteamemirates.com/bohli-signs-uae-team-emirates-two-years/)

Tom Bohli for two years  #bmc ----> #uae
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 11, 2018, 09:22
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1039254592326967296

Henao + Molano -----------> #uae ?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Servais Knavendish on September 11, 2018, 11:39
can you buy a single Henao?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 12, 2018, 08:20
can you buy a single Henao?
Do #uae give a damn about these things? ;)

They just do whatever their overinflated pockets tell them to, and have not much to show for it.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on September 12, 2018, 11:12
the first Aqua Blue rider has found a new home

#aquablue Casper Pedersen --> #sunweb Team Sunweb

http://teamsunweb.com/wt-signings/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 12, 2018, 18:27
https://twitter.com/CyclismeMercato/status/1039773184998952960

Bakelants ---------->  #bmc / #ccc ?

https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/1039767255624638464

Nizzolo ---------> #didata ?

https://twitter.com/CyclismeMercato/status/1039808832116064257

Cavendish -------> #bahrain ?

This isn't exactly a new rumour, but surely it's cobblers. I thought Bahrain had finished their recruitment.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 12, 2018, 20:01
Cavendish -------> #bahrain ?

This isn't exactly a new rumour, but surely it's cobblers. I thought Bahrain had finished their recruitment.
On the one hand, I don't see Cav going anywhere without Renshaw.
On the other hand, I didn't see Greipel going anywhere without Sieberg.

And Sieberg went to Bahrain. :shh
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on September 12, 2018, 22:32
Do #uae give a damn about these things? ;)

They just do whatever their overinflated pockets tell them to, and have not much to show for it.

This becomes a bit too Scandinavian for many, I guess, but the no1 classic Norwegian movie about Norwegians is actually a racing movie with a script written by a totally italophilic Norwegian writer Kjell Aukrust , and starring puppets made by ace Italian artist Ivo Caprino - called Flåklypa Grand Prix.  The protagonist is actually Reodor Felgen, the bicycle mechanic.

The similarities with Kristoffs story is only superficial yet it just happens to be that a rich Arabian sheikh visit this faraway Norwegian little valley where Reodor Felgen lives. Felgen has a plan for winning the most prestigeous race in the world, to defeat his former assistant Blodstrupmoen, who betrayed him and stole some his ingenious mechanical devices, which propelled him to the top of all the major races.

Unfortunately, when Felgens empressario tries to present the Felgen plan to the sheik, he is taken for an intruder by the Sheiks personal assistant, driver and bodyguard (Emanuel Desperado). Only parts of the plans are left in the sheikh's tent when Desperados throws him out. The Sheik finds this paper and then exclaims "This is a genious plan, this constructor is a prue genious and you - Emanuel Desperados- throw him out of my tent? You .....idiot!"

The #uae don't have an endlessness of money. If they did, they would have brought Morkov with Kristov over from ze russian projekt, just let them carry on with what they were doing good already and they might have had a decent sprint train.

"Instead Morkov go to join the Belgians plan for world domination! You... idiot! That road captain is a genious!"  .


Actually we should have a Sack the Leader thread, and the randomness that is #uae may belong there, but then I think theres a guy leading #katusha that gets even less from a well paid squad.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on September 13, 2018, 07:23
Bakelants ---------->  #bmc / #ccc ?

there's an article in Het Nieuwsblad today, Ag2R plans to focus on building the team around Bardet and Neasen, so there's no place for Bakelants anymore. He wants to stay in World Tour, CCC and Katusha are interested, but he is looking for a "good contract".
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 13, 2018, 07:31
The #uae don't have an endlessness of money. If they did, they would have brought Morkov with Kristov over from ze russian projekt, just let them carry on with what they were doing good already and they might have had a decent sprint train.
It may not be endless money, but it virtually is.
Their problem is that they don't have a flipping clue. Too many chiefs, not enough Indians.

The sheikhs are happy with forking over X millions/year, not caring one iota how they are spent and neglecting to do any sort of quality control. They're content with seeing their name on the team kit. In football, Emirates sponsor Real Madrid ... but also Arsenal FC and Hamburger SV.

And the UAE Lampre team management is, frankly, stuck in the 1980s when Saronni sr. raced himself.
This isn't some rich super-team ... it's a team that languished in the lower echelons of the WT rankings suddenly happening onto a chest full of gold through an incredible stroke of luck.
The last time Lampre was in the top-10 of the CQ team ranking was in 2008 - when Cunego won Amstel and Lombardia and Ballan became world champion in Varese.
In 2017, they were 13th, this year they will end up in the same area. Good enough to not really be threatened, and therefore with no impulse to change anything in their business as usual, and with big enough coffers to attract even more riders who would, on the financial side, be stupid to not sign on the dotted line.
But on the sporting side ... :-x
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on September 13, 2018, 15:09
#aquablue Eddie Dunbar --> #sky Team Sky

with immediate effect

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dunbar-signs-for-team-sky-after-collapse-of-aqua-blue-sport/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 13, 2018, 18:06
https://twitter.com/AG2RLMCyclisme/status/1040278137391775745

Warbasse ---------> #ag2r
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on September 13, 2018, 20:09
#aquablue Eddie Dunbar --> #sky Team Sky

with immediate effect

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dunbar-signs-for-team-sky-after-collapse-of-aqua-blue-sport/

the Irish on twitter are having a heart attack
no news if Kimmage is fine
;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on September 14, 2018, 13:39
]Larry Warbasse to Ag2R: 1 year contract

https://twitter.com/AG2RLMCyclisme/status/1040278137391775745
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 16, 2018, 20:32
Confirmations:

https://twitter.com/TrekSegafredo/status/1034078371020337152

Sosa ---------> #trek

Make that an unconfirmation.

http://revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/26242-ivan-sosa-entre-el-trek-segafredo-y-el-team-sky-para-el-2019.html

Sosa ----------> #sky ?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on September 17, 2018, 11:46
Blythe back to Lotto-Soudal

De la Parte to CCC
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 17, 2018, 18:18
And another German goes to Britanny:
Robert Wagner #jumbo --> #fortuneo

I find this really left-field. :S
Either they sign whoever they can get (meaning, old Germans), or they've really watched Wagner in recent years and know he's the last piece missing in their puzzle to get Greipel a handful of Tour stage wins and Barguil a polka-dot jersey in 2019. :shh
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on September 17, 2018, 20:54
#fortuneo is a left-field team! "More like a cycling club than a team" according to one of the TV2 comentaries here. There are very few riders that get better at #fortuneo, to put it that way.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on September 18, 2018, 05:20
https://www.twitter.com/Nieuwsblad_be/status/1041836470665863168

Wout van Aert breaks (buys out) his contract with Crelan-Nuyens-Charles-Veranda-Rompoot-presented-by-BerryFloors
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 18, 2018, 15:54
Wout van Aert breaks (buys out) his contract with Crelan-Nuyens-Charles-Veranda-Rompoot-presented-by-BerryFloors

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180918_03756661

A further Nieuwsblad article talks about a "serious incident occurred last weekend that makes any further cooperation impossible". In other words he is trying to get out of the contract without paying. See you in the courts.

---------------------------------------

https://twitter.com/TrekSegafredo/status/1042056481946791941

Ciccone -----------> #trek

Confirmation......? ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 19, 2018, 05:45
https://www.tuttobiciweb.it/article/1537278535

Malucelli -----------> #cajarural

Not the first Italian sprinter to ride for Caja. I'm almost certain a WT move was rumoured earlier in the year for Matteo, but at least with this he'll get to ride a GT.

Denifl ----------> #bmc / #ccc

With his knee problems he's lucky to get a WT ride.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 19, 2018, 05:57
A further Nieuwsblad article talks about a "serious incident occurred last weekend that makes any further cooperation impossible". In other words he is trying to get out of the contract without paying. See you in the courts.

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180918_03757203

Quote
Nick Nuyens, as team manager, put pressure on people in the team to put a statement on paper that would be damaging for Wout van Aert. That is the "weighty fact" that Walter Van Steenbrugge, Van Aert's lawyer, is talking about. Nuyens was already trying to collect evidence with a view to a later lawsuit against Van Aert.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 19, 2018, 10:44
https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180918_03757203
Handbags at noon!

FFS. :fp
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 19, 2018, 17:28
https://twitter.com/Cyclingnewsfeed/status/1042420374150041601

Tuft --------> #rally

No retirement after all.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: zinoviev letter on September 19, 2018, 21:24
https://www.tuttobiciweb.it/article/1537278535

Malucelli -----------> #cajarural

Not the first Italian sprinter to ride for Caja. I'm almost certain a WT move was rumoured earlier in the year for Matteo, but at least with this he'll get to ride a GT.

Denifl ----------> #bmc / #ccc

With his knee problems he's lucky to get a WT ride.

Not only a WT ride, but one where he will be able to ride for himself almost any time he wants. There are basically no climbers on that team and they will be doing a WT schedule.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 20, 2018, 17:59
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1042809702348939267

Boom ----------> #sunweb ?

https://www.rtbf.be/sport/cyclisme/detail_quel-nom-et-quel-visage-pour-quick-step-floors-en-2019?id=10023240

Cavagna + Vakoc + Capecchi -----------> ???

I know who should sign the first two. ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 21, 2018, 08:31
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1042999320331468800

Smiffy --------> #mitchelton ?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 21, 2018, 17:14
http://riwalcyclingteam.dk/da/teamet/teamnyheder/mathias-norsgaard-og-andreas-kron-skriver-neo-pro-kontrakter-med-riwal-ceramicspeed-cycling-team/ (http://riwalcyclingteam.dk/da/teamet/teamnyheder/mathias-norsgaard-og-andreas-kron-skriver-neo-pro-kontrakter-med-riwal-ceramicspeed-cycling-team/)

Two more riders #riwal for Riwal: Mathias Norsgaard and Andreas Kron both rode for the Conti team in 2018 and have now signed two-year neo-pro contracts with the (hopefully soon-to-be) ProConti team.
:cool
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: rote_laterne on September 23, 2018, 12:53
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1042999320331468800

Smiffy --------> #mitchelton ?

Pretty random signings for  #mitchelton this year.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 23, 2018, 20:52
Pretty random signings for  #mitchelton this year.
Au contraire!
To me, it looks like they have a good idea of what they do (and don't) want to be in 2019 and further on: A GC team.
Letting Ewan (plus his entourage of Kluge and possibly Mezgec) go is just logical then. So is the signing of *au climbing talent like Nick Schultz or Rob Stannard, and of course the signing of rouleurs to keep your climbers safe: Bookwalter, Affini ... and now Dion Smith.
Who, I believe, is better than his already decent results show. :cool
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 24, 2018, 08:18
https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20180924_03779824

Philipsen -----------> #uae ?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 24, 2018, 10:56
Philipsen -----------> #uae ?
They're throwing money at everyone now, aren't they. :P
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 24, 2018, 11:39
They're throwing money at everyone now, aren't they. :P

They need to throw money at anybody not called Aru. Joking aside though, they obviously have made some good signings. You don't need to be Matxin to know Pogacar and Philipsen are talents, but you can tell they are transfers made with his hand on the tiller and I'd trust his judgement more than others that Munoz will be the pick of the Colombians coming over from the Colombian CT teams.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: L'arri on September 24, 2018, 12:47
They need to throw money at anybody not called Aru. Joking aside though, they obviously have made some good signings. You don't need to be Matxin to know Pogacar and Philipsen are talents, but you can tell they are transfers made with his hand on the tiller and I'd trust his judgement more than others that Munoz will be the pick of the Colombians coming over from the Colombian CT teams.

True about Aru. He was never going to win a GT with his awful TT record anyway but he's 28 already. Seems like yesterday that he was the hot prospect just coming into the bigs off a solid U23 career. That said, when you look at the names that kept him off the Baby Giro podium: Cattaneo, Anacona, Agostini ...

Hard to like this team which, after almost two seasons, still hasn't proved it's anything more than a rebadged Lampre.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 24, 2018, 20:02
https://twitter.com/TeamWantyGobert/status/1044270057801449472

De Gendt + Alf (and his glasses) --------> #wanty

https://twitter.com/yallaACADEMY/status/1044283915438104576

Barbier ---------> #academy

Another sprinter. I guess if he can find his form from a couple of years ago he'll be able to give them a presence in their increased calendar of SSFRs next year.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: rote_laterne on September 24, 2018, 20:50
Au contraire!
To me, it looks like they have a good idea of what they do (and don't) want to be in 2019 and further on: A GC team.
Letting Ewan (plus his entourage of Kluge and possibly Mezgec) go is just logical then. So is the signing of *au climbing talent like Nick Schultz or Rob Stannard, and of course the signing of rouleurs to keep your climbers safe: Bookwalter, Affini ... and now Dion Smith.
Who, I believe, is better than his already decent results show. :cool

With Affini, Stannard and Scotson they signed 3 neopros and I doubt the latter two are WT material yet. Bookwalter and Smith are good signings but not as good as the talent that moved on.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on September 24, 2018, 22:36
They're throwing money at everyone now, aren't they. :P

I hope they throw some money to me too then, because after seeing Philipsen in the Gylne Gutuer I wrote somewhere on these pages he was world tour material. That’s 10 percent to me for the tip and 5 percent to velorooms for the plattform and publication services, sheikhs!   :angel
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 26, 2018, 10:27
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1044878783323549701

Kamp ---------> #riwal
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 27, 2018, 09:30
Kamp ---------> #riwal
And with that, Riis' pro team ambitions are officially dead and buried.
Kamp says so himself in the article: No sponsors and money for ProConti, so the team will stay Conti in 2019.

It's mentioned in the article that Kamp is close with Skelde - but he is also close with Riis. If he doesn't stick around that's it for Team Véloconcept Virtu Waoo.
I'm not sure there will even be a Conti team next year. :shh
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 28, 2018, 08:03
Here's one for Flo.

https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1045408087979511808

Fancellu -------> #polartec
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 28, 2018, 10:19
https://twitter.com/zikloland/status/1045594705323610112

Mas -----------> #movistar
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 28, 2018, 13:45
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1045640915329716225

Mader ---------> #didata ?

https://twitter.com/CajaRural_RGA/status/1045618767819141120

Goncalves ---------> #cajarural
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on September 28, 2018, 17:43
Mader ---------> #didata ?
Better to get in front of this before the Swiss start their world domination:
His name is Mäder. With an Ä. Not Mader with an A.
And no, Anglophones, that is not the same letter. :P

Just like Michael Schär - not Schar.
Same with Patrick Müller - not Muller.
And Lukas Rüegg - not Ruegg. As far as I know, it's pronounced Rü-egg, with two distinctive vowels. Sort of like the French word for street + the English word for egg. :)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 29, 2018, 20:50
https://twitter.com/Snipercycling/status/1046056217091747841
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on September 30, 2018, 18:10
https://twitter.com/Snipercycling/status/1046369272191168513

Boom ----------> #roompot

Quote
We'll have a complete group with fighting spirit......

I also expect a combative group.....

 :-x
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 01, 2018, 10:40
https://www.directvelo.com/actualite/69005/cinq-arrivees-chez-wb-aqua-protect-veranclassic

Planckaert + Nommela + Taminiaux + Wirtgen + Molly -----> #wallonie
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 01, 2018, 23:14
Nommela + Wirtgen -----> #wallonie
:win
Two more pros from these two 'semi-exotic' countries.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 02, 2018, 10:28
https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/uae-team-emirates-doppio-rinnovo-a-laengen-e-polanc/

Renewals for VSL and Polanc at #uae
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 03, 2018, 05:27
https://twitter.com/CRCICLISMO/status/1047321480894324739

Rojas --------> #aevolo
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 03, 2018, 19:50
https://twitter.com/CRCICLISMO/status/1047321480894324739

Rojas --------> #aevolo

PCS, First, Cycling Archives etc only show a couple of results for him, but a bit of googling this morning showed that's been racing for a bit in the States (something to do with Nate and Jonny Brown's dad) and it was probably his performance at Gila which caught Aevolo's attention. Not in the UCI event, but in the level below that (they call it Men Cat 1-2). He finished second overall in the GC as a junior ahead of Mawditt (11th in Herald Sun and 3rd in Joe Martin) and half of the US junior team that competed at the Worlds (Quinn, Vollmer and Sheehan). The only person who beat him was Fortunato Ferrara who's name rings bells with regard to the Mount Evans Hill Climb.

Could be a good one to follow. :cool
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 03, 2018, 20:03
https://twitter.com/segracing/status/1047485321636732928

Burger ---------> #seg

SEG are looking very strong for 2019 with Burger joining Evans, Antunes, Arensman and Dainese.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 05, 2018, 08:43
https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-2019-gaviria-lascia-la-quick-step-e-sceglie-la-uae/

Gaviria --------> #uae ?

Mas --------> ???

Money's too tight to mention at Quickstep.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 05, 2018, 08:49
https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20181004_03807855

Lammertink + BVP + Timmermans ---------> #roompot

Timmermans is the fifth transfer out of Delta. Is that them folding at the end of the year?

Anyway those three transfer complete the team for 2019 according to the report.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Joelsim on October 05, 2018, 12:15
Better to get in front of this before the Swiss start their world domination:
His name is Mäder. With an Ä. Not Mader with an A.
And no, Anglophones, that is not the same letter. :P

Just like Michael Schär - not Schar.
Same with Patrick Müller - not Muller.
And Lukas Rüegg - not Ruegg. As far as I know, it's pronounced Rü-egg, with two distinctive vowels. Sort of like the French word for street + the English word for egg. :)

You’re so Germân Lukas.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 05, 2018, 12:32
Make that an unconfirmation.

http://revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/26242-ivan-sosa-entre-el-trek-segafredo-y-el-team-sky-para-el-2019.html

Sosa ----------> #sky ?

meanwhile the UCI legal office had taken over this case, coming to the conclusion that the contract with Trek is valid

http://revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/26361-ivan-ramiro-sosa-finalmente-sera-corredor-trek-para-el-2019.html

and Mäder to Dimension is now confirmed btw

http://africasteam.com/2018/10/05/gino-mader-signs-for-team-dimension-data/

fortunately they got the name right  :angel
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 05, 2018, 13:48
You’re so Germân Lukas.
:P

How would you like being called Joil because the standard keyboard for other languages somehow didn't include the letter E?
;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Joelsim on October 05, 2018, 13:54
:P

How would you like being called Joil because the standard keyboard for other languages somehow didn't include the letter E?
;)

I’ve been called worse...
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 07, 2018, 20:52
https://twitter.com/Aevolo_Cycling/status/1048750414819028994

Bickmore -------> #aevolo
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 08, 2018, 08:53
https://www.tuttobiciweb.it/article/2018/10/08/1538983384/mitchelton-stannard-debutta-alla-tre-valli-mitchelton-piccolo-lombardia-tuttobiciweb

Stannard joins Mitchelton as of today. First race for the team tomorrow at Tre Valli Varesine.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 08, 2018, 10:32
https://twitter.com/AstanaTeam/status/1049223203074314240

Kudus ---------> #astana

Hmmmmm.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 08, 2018, 10:49
#onepro Szymon Tracz --> #ccc CCC Development Team

https://rowery.org/2018/10/05/szymon-tracz-kolarzem-ccc-development-team/

Not that I know much about him - but we can take that as an official confirmation that the planed development team (with a continental license) will really be around next year, I guess

edit: okay, seems like I just missed the official confirmation the other day

Quote
There will be 12 young riders on the roster and for some of them it will be the first season in U23 category – Piotr Wadecki, sport director of current CCC Sprandi Polkowice team explains. – For second-year juniors the transition to U23 ranks is often very hard and in many cases that’s the turning point. By establishing this development team we want to help those most talented and ambitious riders, so that transition to professional cycling is as smooth as possible.

https://cccsport.eu/en/ccc-development-team-in-2019-season/

doesn't sound like the kind of team many of the current CCC riders will find a place in
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 08, 2018, 14:53
meanwhile the UCI legal office had taken over this case, coming to the conclusion that the contract with Trek is valid

http://revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/26361-ivan-ramiro-sosa-finalmente-sera-corredor-trek-para-el-2019.html

Tutobiciweb says he'll still sign for Sky though  :D :S

https://www.tuttobiciweb.it/article/2018/10/08/1539000293/ivan-sosa-ha-scelto-la-sky-tuttobiciweb

according to today's Het Nieuwsblad, they also plan to buy #quickstep Jhonatan Narváez out of his neo-pro deal with Quickstep
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 09, 2018, 12:26
#sky Benat Intxausti --> #murias Euskadi Murias

https://twitter.com/MuriasTeam/status/1049618699991310337

let's hope he can find the way back to a competitive level :cool
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 09, 2018, 18:31
https://twitter.com/zikloland/status/1049704905731129346

Penalver -------> #burgos ?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 10, 2018, 08:10
https://www.directvelo.com/actualite/69005/cinq-arrivees-chez-wb-aqua-protect-veranclassic

Planckaert + Nommela + Taminiaux + Wirtgen + Molly -----> #wallonie

+ probably another (foreign) rider, according to today's Het Nieuwsblad. Maxime Vantomme will not get a contract for 2019 though, which is a bit of a surprise to me tbh
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 10, 2018, 08:20
Also #fdj Davide Cimolai is without a team for 2019, which is surprising as well...

while #delko Angel Madrazo heads back home after two so-so years in France

#delko Angel Madrazo --> #burgos Burgos BH

https://www.zikloland.com/burgos-bh-anuncia-fichaje-angel-madrazo/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 11, 2018, 08:40
some news to make Joel happy again ;)

#vorarlberg Joeri Stallaert --> #corendon Corendon-Circus
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 11, 2018, 08:56
#vorarlberg Joeri Stallaert --> #corendon Corendon-Circus

That's strange. Yesterday both Cycling Fever and PCS had him as moving to Cibel. They must have had some crossed wires.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 11, 2018, 09:05
That's strange. Yesterday both Cycling Fever and PCS had him as moving to Cibel. They must have had some crossed wires.

haven't read that, but Het Nieuwsblad today sounded very confident that it's going to be Corendon

Quote
De broers Philippe en Christoph Roodhooft bouwen hun ploeg rond Mathieu van der Poel verder uit. Ook Joeri Stallaert (27) zal volgend jaar voor Corendon-Circus rijden. De renner van Team Vorarlberg Santic bevestigde dat gisteren na zijn verwinning in de Osst-Vlaamse sluitingsprijs in Zele. "Officieel mag ik dat niet zeggen," knipoogde Stallaert, "maar laten we het erop houden dat ik volgend jaar een stap hogerop zal zetten."



(gt) The brothers Philippe and Christoph Roodhooft further develop their team around Mathieu van der Poel. Joeri Stallaert (27) will also race for Corendon-Circus next year. The rider of Team Vorarlberg Santic confirmed that yesterday after his victory in the Osst-Flemish closing prize in Zele. "Officially, I can not say that," winked Stallaert, "but let's just say that I will take a step higher next year."
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on October 11, 2018, 22:00
Norwegian riders update:
First a non-confimation-confirmed:
#unox Anders Skaarseth will remain #unox Anders Skaarseth (he was a stagiaire with #cofidis, no deal)

Then, a rumour:
#fortuneo Sindre Lunke will probably be joining #riwal Riwal Ceramicspeed next year
Stays at PCT level, in a team that's got to be better than Fortuneo  :cool
Lunke is still the best Norwegian climber for the long uphills and was a part of #sunweb #rosa team with Dumoulin in 2017. I bet he can come back a better rider after letting go of #fortuneo. It's already been done by #uae Vegard Stake Laengen, and it can be done again, so this guy is probably a good deal for #riwal.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 12, 2018, 07:36
https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/nippo-fantini-arriva-moser-in-cerca-di-riscatto/

Moser ---------> #nippo
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 12, 2018, 08:50
Timmermans is the fifth transfer out of Delta. Is that them folding at the end of the year?

make that Six:

#delta Luuc Bugter --> #beat Beat Cycling Club

and yes, it's looking bad. No new sponsor in sight

https://www.cyclingonline.nl/artikel/15413_delta_gooit_het_over_een_andere_boeg.html
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 13, 2018, 07:26
https://twitter.com/yallaACADEMY/status/1050845117395951617

Badilatti ---------> #academy

Hasn't really shown much during his stagiaire races (crashed in Portugal), so the transfer is based more on his performances at Voralberg earlier in the year.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 13, 2018, 11:22
#manzana Sebastian Molano --> #uae UAE Team Emirates

http://www.cyclingpub.com/article/4794/Juan+Sebastian+Molano+signs+deal+with+UAE+Team+Emirates

makes sense, I guess. As long as they don't sign Gaviria as well.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 15, 2018, 14:34
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1051825981542031362

Oliveria x 2 ---------> #uae

The #uae guys who's contracts are up all must be leaving/retiring to make room for the plethora of new signings.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 16, 2018, 15:29
(http://i67.tinypic.com/9itthz.png)

The old "who's following who on twitter" connecting of dots.

Liepins ----------> #illuminate

yeah, I heard rumors it could come true ;)

...but he found an even better fit in the end:

#onepro Emils Liepins --> #wallonie WB-Aqua Protect-Veranclassic

:cool

https://ymlp.com/zJneuO
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 17, 2018, 10:10
https://twitter.com/TeamSunweb/status/1052485119506755584

Quote
“It has been a tough year for me, both physically and mentally with some crashes and bad luck. I tried to adapt to the team’s way of working, but it didn't really work out for me. We differ in vision so we decided that it would be best to end the contract. I now look forward to a new chapter in my career."

#sunweb Edward Theuns --> destination unknown. Back to Topsport for a year would be nice
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 17, 2018, 10:28
#virtu Asbjørn Kragh
#ag2r Jan Bakelants
--> #sunweb Team Sunweb

http://teamsunweb.com/wt-men/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 17, 2018, 10:38
#sunweb Edward Theuns --> destination unknown. Back to Topsport for a year would be nice
I hadn't even noticed he was at Sunweb this year. :-x

And yes, I guess #vlaanderen will happily take him back for a year to give him the chance to earn another WT deal.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 17, 2018, 10:41
#ccc CCC will probably be interested as well.

Would be interesting to get more details about the split. Some other rider leaving the team (I can't remember) mentioned that it gets kinda ridiculous with all the team protocols, dictating not only how to train and race, but also how to live, what to say, how to behave and so on. For some riders it may be helpful to get that kind of guidelines - for others not at all.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on October 17, 2018, 11:31
from the other side forum "Edward Theuns terminates his contract with Sunweb. He couldn't get used to Sunweb's way of thinking and working. Not surprising, knowing they have (ridiculous) protocols for everything. From how to eat your breakfast, to how to walk onto the podium after a race"
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 17, 2018, 15:07
from the other side forum "protocols for [...] how to walk onto the podium after a race"
With your feet?! :S


On the other hand, such a structured environment might get the very best out of a guy like Asbjørn Kragh. It works for his brother, after all.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: M Gee on October 17, 2018, 20:18
from the other side forum "Edward Theuns terminates his contract with Sunweb. He couldn't get used to Sunweb's way of thinking and working. Not surprising, knowing they have (ridiculous) protocols for everything. From how to eat your breakfast, to how to walk onto the podium after a race"
Interesting. Thanks for that, I was wondering what was up. From the news description of the disagreement, intuition said it would be very basic, and very deep. The above would qualify. That sort of regimentation doesn't fit a lot of people.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 17, 2018, 20:19
https://twitter.com/SpazioCiclismo/status/1052620291493380096

Busato + Viel ----------> #androni

Bit surprised they didn't pick up Lizde. He seemed much more of a talent than the other Holdsworth rider Viel. Could be he's on his way to Willier instead.

https://twitter.com/teamnovonordisk/status/1052545793289121793

Munday + Irvine + Saidov + Behringer --------> #novonordisk

Irvine probably the pick of them.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on October 17, 2018, 21:08
With your feet?! :S

 :lol

I can't help but thinking about the chorus lines from this song when I read about this
https://youtu.be/4B_UYYPb-Gk

(EDIT: found a supposedly better video link)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 18, 2018, 05:15
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1052660693223260161

Podznyakov ------------> #tarteletto

The end of Synergy?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 18, 2018, 10:34
https://twitter.com/laflammerouge16/status/1052797525709807616
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 18, 2018, 10:41
#fortuneo Michael Carbel
#holowesko Nicolai Brøchner
#fortuneo Sindre Lunke
#ef Kim Magnusson
#coop Krister Hagen
Lucas Eriksson
--> #riwal Riwal CeramicSpeed Cycling Team

https://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/riwal_praesenterer_ny_sponsor_og_flere_ryttere/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: ciranda on October 18, 2018, 16:46
Not Carbel afaik.

Somewhat anticlimactic with these last riders. It's weird to see a danish team with no Guldhammer and I would also have picked Schultz. Stokbro is still under 23 next year so could might as well have targeted nations cup one day races. Apparently he was in talks with AG2R but it did not work out this time. Brøchner is not interesting; Sebastian Lander has had a minor revival in the autumn races and would have been a better choice. The other guys signed for sponsorship reasons is what it is. Eriksson has some promising results like fifth in the u23 euros and Lunke is the best choice I guess.

Overall it still looks really good. I would have picked all ten riders that had already been announced. I like most of the riders, it's a team with few leaders, only Kamp and Quaade, and there are no sprinters around that the others have to work for. Well Brøchner can sometimes get top tens in races with minor difficulties so one rider for easier Circuit de la Sarthe stages I guess. About races I think they should be able to get a program somewhat like ICA or close to that. Fleche Brabanconne, Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem, GP Plouay, Dunkerque, Yorkshire and the late season italian classics could be targets.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: ciranda on October 18, 2018, 16:53
#ccc CCC will probably be interested as well.

Would be interesting to get more details about the split. Some other rider leaving the team (I can't remember) mentioned that it gets kinda ridiculous with all the team protocols, dictating not only how to train and race, but also how to live, what to say, how to behave and so on. For some riders it may be helpful to get that kind of guidelines - for others not at all.

Also Jones, Fairly and Olivier asked to get out of their contracts before time.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 18, 2018, 18:27
Not Carbel afaik.

okay, I only saw this tweet earlier on...

https://twitter.com/Fredagsvik/status/1052851697545039872

...but seems like he is not confirmed (yet?).

Interesting that Magnussen steps down from a running WT contract with #ef EF btw
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 18, 2018, 20:12
Interesting that Magnussen steps down from a running WT contract with #ef EF btw

I thought I'd read earlier in the year that the EF guys were wanting an increased Swedish presence on the team, but unless that involved Ludo (who appears more than happy at Groupama) it would be a fairly fruitless exercise.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 18, 2018, 21:28
#riwal Riwal CeramicSpeed Cycling Team

https://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/riwal_praesenterer_ny_sponsor_og_flere_ryttere/
The team also presented a new title co-sponsor and will be known as Riwal Readynez Cycling Team from 2019.
Nope, I've never heard of Readynez either - so a cycling sponsorship is a great way to get some brand recognition.

Somewhat anticlimactic with these last riders. It's weird to see a danish team with no Guldhammer and I would also have picked Schultz. Stokbro is still under 23 next year so could might as well have targeted nations cup one day races. Apparently he was in talks with AG2R but it did not work out this time. Brøchner is not interesting; Sebastian Lander has had a minor revival in the autumn races and would have been a better choice. The other guys signed for sponsorship reasons is what it is. Eriksson has some promising results like fifth in the u23 euros and Lunke is the best choice I guess.

Overall it still looks really good. I would have picked all ten riders that had already been announced. I like most of the riders, it's a team with few leaders, only Kamp and Quaade, and there are no sprinters around that the others have to work for. Well Brøchner can sometimes get top tens in races with minor difficulties so one rider for easier Circuit de la Sarthe stages I guess. About races I think they should be able to get a program somewhat like ICA or close to that. Fleche Brabanconne, Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem, GP Plouay, Dunkerque, Yorkshire and the late season italian classics could be targets.
Jesper Schultz has been at three of the four Danish teams now, and has been under Skelde's wings this year (until Skelde took his leave from Riis' team). There could be a completely innocent reason for this journeying around - but it could also be that he's a difficult guy in whatever way. I am confident that Blaudzun is smart enough to listen to Skelde if the latter were to recommend (or advise against) a rider even though Skelde only officially starts his job in November.

Guldhammer ... I have a suspicion that Rasmus may be loyal to Riis, for better or worse. And let's not forget his leg fracture last year - he has come back to racing, but he may not be the same as he was before.

Keeping Stokbro is good (and he may still do U23 Nations Cup races regardless of his neo-pro contract).

Brøchner: He's not really worse than e.g. Asbjørn Kragh, is he? And AKA got a WorldTour contract (also because he is the Juraj Sagan to Søren's Peter?). It's true that he didn't exactly do much this year, and if we're brutally honest, 95% of all Danish starters could have won the Tour of Denmark hill jersey if they'd put their minds to it ... but they didn't. He did. It's low-hanging fruit, maybe - but he picked it.

I disagree about Lander - a couple of sprint results for a guy with a decent kick; nice, but nothing to get out the checkbook either, really. Winning the #champdk in 2012 at 21 years is still the highlight of his career and the standard he is measured against; in hindsight, that was a day when just everything went right for Glud & Marstrand, and the Dannebrog jersey might just as well have ended up on the shoulders of Steensen or Valgren instead of Lander. He was at Riwal this year, and Skelde is his old mentor; if neither of those wanted to give him another chance on pro level (which would have been his third already after #bmc and #onepro!), I trust their judgement. And maybe Lander will be announced as big leader at another at the Danish teams next week? Bornholm have an opening with Quaade gone, for instance.

The *no and *se signings are logical, I'm especially happy to see #champse Lucas Eriksson get a pro deal.

Overall I like how the team's roster looks.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 19, 2018, 13:28
not too unsurprisingly, after a fantastic season at the :broccoli's Prades moves up to WT

#murias Eduard Prades --> #movistar Movistar Team

https://mailchi.mp/movistarteam/eduard-prades-ficha-por-movistar-team-2096015?e=d53a8faddc
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 19, 2018, 20:14
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1053355607355473922

Thurau -------> #vito
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: ciranda on October 20, 2018, 10:38
Overall I like how the team's roster looks.


I like it too, just always better to have things to complain about. It's obvious Chris Anker Sørensen influenced what type of riders were picked, it seems that he had a big say in fact, and Brøchner is a little off what the rest are about. In the hardest stage of PNDR he was in the break and took points for the jersey and then stopped riding and waited. That's not ok and not the way to get stronger. Asbjørn Kragh is a harder type and should be ok for the northern classics. I don't know if Jesper Schultz is difficult, looks like he just moved a step up every year. He has been good support for the mountains in the u23 races and I thought there would be a place for him. Maybe next time. That goes for Magnus Bak Klaris and others too and that's the good thing about this team because until now riders have needed major results while u23 to move on.

Other details here: https://politiken.dk/sport/cykling/art6781768/St%C3%A6rk-rekruttering-og-%C3%B8get-kapital-varsler-sp%C3%A6ndende-start-p%C3%A5-nyt-eventyr. The paper counted points and says the team would be tenth in the rankings with the total score now ~1900 points, around the same as Nippo-Vini Fantini and a little less than ICA. Normally this would mean a chance to be in Liege, Amstel, maybe even Flanders, no? The story also says they will target italian races because of Pinarello and races in the Netherlands because Riwal is a dutch company.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 21, 2018, 09:12
 :o

#ccc Alan Banaszek --> #cajarural Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

https://www.teamcajarural-segurosrga.com/en/alan-banaszek-sexto-fichaje-de-caja-rural-seguros-rga-para-2019
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 21, 2018, 09:19
#ccc Alan Banaszek --> #cajarural Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
I'd never have guessed that. :o

It feels as if the Polish DNA at BMCCCC will be only the money and a handful of riders.
For 2021, they will almost certainly try to sign either Kwiatkowski or Majka ... or both.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 21, 2018, 09:25
yeah, I though Banaszek to go to WT with CCC would be a given basically. Not that he really is WT level yet, but he is by far the biggest Polish sprinting talent, and one or two more sprinters is exactly what CCC could need for next year. So far they only have Mareczko.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 21, 2018, 12:29
Rui Costa #uae --> #unknown
https://twitter.com/wolf_fernandes/status/1053967130629234688

How many teams can afford a rider of his calibre? And how many of those need a(nother) rider of his calibre?

It'll be a short list. My money is on BMCCCC.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 22, 2018, 10:24
https://twitter.com/segracing/status/1054278483843706880

Peak ----------> #seg

https://twitter.com/TeamSky/status/1054296322294071296

Swift ---------> #sky
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 22, 2018, 13:23
the other week Polish media reported that #ccc CCC would sign a total number of five Polish riders for 2019. The final two were now confirmed:

#ccc Kamil Gradek
#ccc Paweł Bernas

https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/experience/the-feedzone/kamil_gradek_promoted_to_the_worldtour_with_ccc_team/
https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/experience/the-feedzone/pawel_bernas_to_target_classics_development_with_ccc_team/

quite a quick step up there for Bernas after almost ending up without a team just 1 1/2 years ago when #verva Active Jet collapsed
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 22, 2018, 13:37
the other week Polish media reported that #ccc CCC would sign a total number of five Polish riders for 2019. The final two were now confirmed:

#ccc Kamil Gradek
#ccc Paweł Bernas

...another obvious candidate would have been Sisr, winner of the 2018 Ronde van Drenthe. Now he was picked up by Elkov instead

#ccc František Sisr --> #elkov Elkov - Author Cycling Team

another strong addition for them is Karel Hník

Quote
(gt)
Karel Hník from Pardus - Tufo Prostějov, who has two years of experience and results from the ProVontinental teams of Verva and Cult Energy, is the second one. [...] Hník is, with his preconditions, a clear climber, who would help us in the hills and return to his high-quality results.

[...]

Frantisek Sisr is a steady performance rider who is particularly suited to classic racing. His great plus for us is the number of UCI points he brings to the team and which should help to get to the top of the UCI Europe Tour's first three teams and thus ensure automatic invitations to first and second category races and thus also high quality calendar, "the team director Vladimir Vavra described newcomers in Elkov's report.

interesting that they mention the importance of the points in there. I wasn't aware of those "automatic invitations" tbh

http://www.hkcycling.cz/novinky/clanek/326
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 22, 2018, 14:05
interesting that they mention the importance of the points in there. I wasn't aware of those "automatic invitations" tbh

No doubt Fus will find the relevant UCI bit on it, however I thought it was .1 and .2 races for the American/Asian/African Tours and only .2 for the European ones.

Maybe they have changed it or it will change for 2019.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 22, 2018, 14:11
No doubt Fus will find the relevant UCI bit on it, however I thought it was .1 and .2 races for the American/Asian/African Tours and only .2 for the European ones.

Maybe they have changed it or it will change for 2019.
just checked that, it's still .2 only for the Europe Tour. So no idea which races exactly they have in mind (probably some of the Polish ones?), but it can't hurt to have the invitations secured I guess
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 22, 2018, 14:17
https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/experience/the-feedzone/kamil_gradek_promoted_to_the_worldtour_with_ccc_team/
https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/experience/the-feedzone/pawel_bernas_to_target_classics_development_with_ccc_team/
Who else sees the irony in transfers to a CCC-sponsored squad that will ride Giant bikes being announced on the website of the team's former bike sponsor who will equip a whole other team from next year?
:dizzy
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 22, 2018, 14:19
just checked that, it's still .2 only for the Europe Tour. So no idea which races exactly they have in mind (probably some of the Polish ones?), but it can't hurt to have the invitations secured I guess
Yep, .2 only in Europe. Still, this means they can pick and choose between all .2 races.

A clever team manager would now try to get into .1 races ... and if that doesn't work, they can still pick up the auto-invite for a .2 race that's held in the same week. :shh
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 23, 2018, 07:11
#ef Tom van Asbroeck --> ?

Van Asbroeck says, when Garmin had financial problems last year, he agreed on a low-priced one year deal because Vaughters gave him his word that a multi-year contract at better conditions would follow. This never happened though, and in the end of September he got a mail from the team that his contract would not be prolonged at all.

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20181023_03865091

Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 23, 2018, 09:48
Rui Costa #uae --> #unknown
https://twitter.com/wolf_fernandes/status/1053967130629234688

How many teams can afford a rider of his calibre? And how many of those need a(nother) rider of his calibre?

It'll be a short list. My money is on BMCCCC.
Turns out this was not true:
https://twitter.com/TeamUAEAbuDhabi/status/1054652236582842368

Rui Costa and Rory Sutherland both renew their #uae contracts.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 23, 2018, 15:40
Maxime Vantomme will not get a contract for 2019 though, which is a bit of a surprise to me tbh

#wallonie Maxime Vantomme --> #tarteletto Tarteletto-Isorex

https://www.directvelo.com/actualite/70246/maxime-vantomme-a-retrouve-une-equipe
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 24, 2018, 08:19
Rasmus Lund --> #coloquick ColoQuick

3rd at the 2015 Junior World Championships (+multiple medallist on the track) returns to racing after a two year break, playing American Football (?!? :S)

http://sport.tv2.dk/cykling/2018-10-24-dansk-vm-medaljevinder-vender-tilbage-til-landevejen

He was always better on track though, so not sure about his cq value ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 24, 2018, 09:31
More BMCCCC news:
https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/experience/the-feedzone/stefan_denifl_returns_to_the_worldtour_with_ccc_team/ (https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/experience/the-feedzone/stefan_denifl_returns_to_the_worldtour_with_ccc_team/)

Stefan Denifl #aquablue --> #ccc
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 24, 2018, 16:46
afterall, Beppe Conti finally got one transfer rumor right...

#quickstep Fernando Gaviria --> #uae UAE Team Emirates

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20181024_03868757
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 24, 2018, 17:03
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1055126615334797319

#torku Onur Balkan
#torku Ahmet Akdilek
#torku Ferit Samli
#torku Muhammed Atalay
--> #salcano Salcano Sakarya

The end of Torku?!
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 24, 2018, 18:46
I wonder who's going to get the dubious honour of trying to fill Richeze's shoes as his lead out. One of the Oliverias? If they still have room, trying to get Cimolai back might be a good move. Even so things might not be easy for Gaviria without his Argentine sidekick - he's only had one win in the past two seasons where they weren't both in the team.

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20181024_03868757

.....and Vakoc gets a renewal. :cool

Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 24, 2018, 19:01
yeah, I can't really see how this is going to work out well without Richeze. I mean, Viviani for example in the end profited from not having any support at Sky - but it took years.

Gaviria leaving should make room for another rider at Quickstep by the way. Maybe a chance for Thwaites, van Asbroeck, or some other classics guy without a deal.

Or Cavendish ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 24, 2018, 19:03
afterall, Beppe Conti finally got one transfer rumor right...

#quickstep Fernando Gaviria --> #uae UAE Team Emirates

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20181024_03868757
Even a blind hen sometimes finds a grain of corn. ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on October 25, 2018, 05:36
yeah, I can't really see how this is going to work out well without Richeze.

They have Kristoff, who might be the most expensive leadout in the world now. I am half joking, but his signature sprint includes starting early anyway, and many of his opponent win races by following his wheel when he starts the sprint.
UAE has had a weak  team for the sprints this year, lacking riders that are good in the early phase of the finale, and often losing the leadout somewhere on the way.  Kristoff closed many gaps himself, at a cost, less kick for the final sprint. They even tried putting Ferrari on Kristoff’s wheel for protection in the battle for position, and switching for the leadout. A new and perhaps faster man for the final dash won’t fix the problem, they need a team. The option seems to be Kristoff alone: could probably replace two or three wagons from this year’s so called leadout train. Question is if he will accept that.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 25, 2018, 08:57
yeah, not that the would want to take that position, but having Kristoff as a leadout would probably be not much help anyway. It's not really a quick guy or a train Gaviria needs, but someone to guide him through.

Lampre/UAE made the same mistake before when they let Richeze go, ending up with a completely hopeless Modolo in the sprints. Looks like they haven't learned much since.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Servais Knavendish on October 25, 2018, 09:05
Good news!

 :cool

Cav Re-ups and takes on unspecified 'upstairs' role too

No mention of duration  - so a year?

http://africasteam.com/2018/10/24/cavendish-steps-up-for-team-dimension-data/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 25, 2018, 09:10
"I know that I’m on the right track to come back and dominate in the sport again."

so, there's still some motivation left, by the sound of it ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 25, 2018, 09:44
talking about strange transfers... by the way, what was #cajarural Caja Rural thinking when they signed

#androni Matteo Malucelli
#murias Ion Aberasturi
#ccc Alan Banaszek

after already having the "next big thing" from Colombia, Nelson Soto?! And it's not like that their calander is particularly rich on sprint races.

So the same question applies for the riders of course, at least for Malucelli and Aberasturi. Both are leaving a leadership role in their PCT team to enter a way more difficult situation in another PCT team, running a more or less similar calendar. Is it about money?! Or the hope that Movistar will pick up the best of them?!
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 25, 2018, 10:12
Zoidl in Direct Velo says he still has hopes of a return to the WT.

that didn't work out. He stays at #felbermayr Felbermayr Simplon Wells

https://www.rsw-radsport.at/aktuelles/artikel/news/riccardo-zoidl-verlaengert-beim-team-felbermayr-simplon-wels/ (https://www.rsw-radsport.at/aktuelles/artikel/news/riccardo-zoidl-verlaengert-beim-team-felbermayr-simplon-wels/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=d90dbe9a662a48cc1f874e5e753b40f6)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on October 25, 2018, 16:17
A new and perhaps faster man for the final dash won’t fix the problem, they need a team.
Yup.

Lampre/UAE made the same mistake before when they let Richeze go, ending up with a completely hopeless Modolo in the sprints. Looks like they haven't learned much since.
Nope.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 28, 2018, 15:04
#cajarural Danilo Celano --> #amore Amore e Vita - Prodir

:win :win

Quote
(gt) "I'm really happy to come back to wear this shirt with which I took the most beautiful victories in my career last year. I thank the Fanini family for the trust and I will try to repay them trying to win a big race in Italy. Actually I also had several other proposals but I know that here I can express myself at best and as soon as I spoke with Cristian I understood that it was the right choice for me. So I will dress again the shirt of Amore & Vita - Prodir with immense honor and I am very determined to leave my mark because 2019 will surely be the key year for my career "

yeah, sure ;)

https://www.facebook.com/aevprocycling/posts/2086491008038415?__tn__=-R

Stüssi will leave the team by the way. Last news (two weeks ago) were that there's nothing in sight yet for 2019
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on October 28, 2018, 15:59
OK, time for a wild follow up to the Gaviria to #uae UAE saga. I haven't read anyone commenting something along the lines of "yeah, this looks like a good idea for Kristoff" so we are all assuming that he's gonna do something else. It is not likely to happen this year. This year #uae is likely to become the Norwegian national team replica including "he said he would be leading me out but  he didn't even try" accusations possibly even more than with Kristoff vs EBH matchup we've had the privilege to follow for a few years now. If anything, Kristoff and Gaviria has an even closer overlap when it comes to skills - and without the domestiques to serve both to a meaningful degree, they will inevitably end up competing internally for the same resources. It is just that, as Gaviria has a much longer contract he is obviously the prioritized rider from the team.

Note: the team has made a lot of promises to Kristoff about prioritization, and it doesn't look good if they are not honoring those. Then again, the uae management never looked good anyway, they just got money, and like the WT edition of #fortuneo it seems like no-one that's riding for them is improving. You can put fading behind the names of almost all the star riders on their team, while things does look a little bit better for the domestiques. However, look at not just this year but the last few years and consider: Meintjes, Aru, Kristoff, Costa, Swift, and Martin being the one possible exception as he has had two decent years without the major successes he may be capable of. In general, they all fade.

Then, the wildly speculative part of the post: what's gonna happen next, Aleksander?

My prediction (2019 transfer for 2020 season):

#uae Aleksander Kristoff ----> #riwal

Kristoff, his part-owned #coop team and everything cycling in Stavanger has long enjoyed a good relationship to Danish cycling - probably better than their relationship to other Norwegian regions. This relation goes way back, at least to here (https://www.procyclingstats.com/team/glud-marstrand-horsens-2006). Note that the team featured both Kristoff and Tour des Fjords boss Hegreberg.

Tour des Fjords has actually been part of the launchpad towards an international career for several danish riders including the #sunweb Kragh Andersens and #astana Magnus Cort and #astana Michael Valgren.  I have noticed that if the race is too hard and they're all left behind (doesn't happen that often anymore), you often see Kristoff riding controlled pace to the finish line - along with the danes.

#riwal probably doesn't have the money to right now to bring in one or two riders at Kristoff level, but their ambition is to ride the Tour de France 2020 and I don't think they will be satisfied to do it the way #academy rides the Giro. They will need a stronger squad and the top Scandinavian riders can probably carry their own weight to a Scandinavian team, a la Cavendish to #didata and Sagan to #bora. In other words, bring in sponsors that will pay for them. 

Kristoff, Cort, Fuglsang all have contracts expiring 2019. I bet at least one of them goes to Riwal - probably someone pays more for up-and-coming Cort, so let me guess than that it is going to be Kristoff and Fuglsang to #riwal for 2020.

Isn't that a nice speculation to end the seaon with? :shh
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 28, 2018, 16:01
https://twitter.com/TeamUAEAbuDhabi/status/1056113878818447361

This was the other big transfer news during the blackout.

Philipsen ---------> #uae

Hagens Berman have picked up Vacek for next year, but it's a bit quiet on the incoming transfer front. Financing issues?

They were one of the premier devo teams, but the crown is slipping (or even already gone). Aevolo have usurped their role on the US side of things and SEG are hoovering up a lot of the European talent. Not to mention Sunweb Devo, Tirol (who are looking to up their game), Colpack who are going CT and Polartec.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 28, 2018, 16:25
My prediction (2019 transfer for 2020 season):

#uae Aleksander Kristoff ----> #riwal

You've probably already seen it, but procycling.no had an editorial on possible future destinations.

https://www.procycling.no/akkurat-na-er-jeg-mest-spent-pa-kristoffs-trekk-for-a-komme-seg-ut-av-en-karrieremessig-blindgate/

The gist of it is that the options are going to be a lot more limited than what they were when he was leaving Katusha.

Just think, in some parallel dimension not too different from our own, Viviani actually went to UAE like it was announced and it was Kristoff who ended up at Quickstep. I wonder what their results would have been like then...

Anyway back to the article and they think that "next year's contract hunt will take place in teams like Israel Cycling Academy, Cofidis, Ag2r, Wanty or EF Education First".

No mention of Riwal, but they do dangle the Norwegian Pro Team carrot and the possibility of him (or EBH I guess) signing there.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: t-72 on October 28, 2018, 17:47
You've probably already seen it, but

Once upon a time I thought I was the only frequent reader of Norwegian cycling press, due to few others here speaking that kind of language, but for a while now I have realized I am no longer the first to bring the news from the icy north down to the cozy velorooms  :D

Can you also speak Norwegian, btw?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 28, 2018, 18:25
Can you also speak Norwegian, btw?

Not in the slightest. :D

It's all down to the wonders of technology ie. Twitter and Google Translate.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 31, 2018, 10:23
#uae Darwin Atapuma --> #cofidis Cofidis Solutions Crédits

El Puma is particularly good at high altitude, so with the course of the 2019 Tour de France in mind, this makes a lot of sense I guess

https://www.equipecofidis.com/fr/actualites/2018-10-30/darwin-atapuma-signe-chez-cofidis-solutions-credits
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on October 31, 2018, 20:01
#katusha Jhonatan Restrepo
#uhc Daniel Jaramillo
#medellin Omar Mendoza
#orgullo Carlos Julián Quintero
#epm Diego Ochoa
--> #manzana Manzana Postobón

some very good signings there for #manzana :cool

There are more transfer news in the article as well, among them #uhc Acevedo returning to Colombia (GW-SHIMANO)

http://www.revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/26510-intensa-actividad-registra-el-ciclo-mercado-colombiano-postobon-se-refuerza-de-manera-notable-con-jonatan-restrepo-katusha-y-daniel-jaramillo-uhc-.html
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on October 31, 2018, 20:29
Restrepo is a good signing and Mendoza is solid, but I'm a bit more sceptical about the others.

The most noticeable thing about them all is that they're not youngsters. Even Ochoa at 25 has been around the block a few times. I thought their aim was to be a quasi-Colombian version of TopSport, but these signings seem to show a different approach is now being taken.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: pastronef on November 01, 2018, 15:24
Lachlan Morton comes back home. signs again with EF-Cannondale  :cool
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on November 01, 2018, 16:29
Lachlan Morton comes back home. signs again with EF-Cannondale  :cool
Perfect fit.
He can do off-road adventures, gravel races and whatnot, then do his usual thing in Utah etc.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 01, 2018, 16:57
he must be a nice dude to still get a WT deal
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 05, 2018, 08:24
Restrepo is a good signing and Mendoza is solid, but I'm a bit more sceptical about the others.

The most noticeable thing about them all is that they're not youngsters. Even Ochoa at 25 has been around the block a few times. I thought their aim was to be a quasi-Colombian version of TopSport, but these signings seem to show a different approach is now being taken.

They are now also losing one of their stronger riders (the only one who won anything above .1) to a continental team:

#manzana Hernan Aguirre --> #interpro Interpro Stradelli Cycling

https://www.facebook.com/ipcprocyclingteam/posts/1002054886632630?__tn__=-R

Interpro seems to be upping its game, with #amore Bogdanovičs and some promising youngsters getting on board they should have a very decent team for 2019, but it's still a bit of an odd type of transfer
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 05, 2018, 11:12
some guy on the Cicloweb forum says that (formerly) #bardiani Manuel Bongiorno may return to racing with #wilier Wilier. Don't know what's the source for that though
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on November 07, 2018, 12:21
Natnael Berhane #didata --> #cofidis

https://twitter.com/TeamCOFIDIS/status/1060094507574747143

Daniel Teklehaimanot #cofidis --> #unknown

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cofidis-sign-berhane-and-release-teklehaimanot/ (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cofidis-sign-berhane-and-release-teklehaimanot/)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 08, 2018, 07:40
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1060303815893831686
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 09, 2018, 17:20
https://twitter.com/TeamHincapie/status/1060937403697905664

Wolfe + Oien + Seth Jones + Putt -------> #holowesko

They'll also retain Miguel Bryon, Brendan Rhim, Andrew Dahlheim, Andz Flaksis, and TJ Eisenhart.

Adios to Brochner (Riwal), Bybee, Companioni, Gomez, Koontz, Krasy, Lewis, Lienhard, Murphy (Rally), Sanchez and Schmitt.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on November 09, 2018, 17:23
https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/tom-van-asbroeck-naar-israel-cycling-academy/ (https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/tom-van-asbroeck-naar-israel-cycling-academy/)

Tom Van Asbroeck #efd --> #academy

Yes. Another sprinter. :fp
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 09, 2018, 18:41
https://www.directvelo.com/actualite/70221/douze-coureurs-pour-la-continental-groupama-fdj

Riders for the conti-Groupama:

Five Frenchmen (Alexys Brunel, Clément Davy, Simon Guglielmi, Morgan Kneisky and Théo Nonnez), two Italians (Samuele Manfredi and Christian Scaroni), a Briton (Jake Stewart), a Dutchman (Kevin Inkelaar), a Slovenian (Ziga Jerman), an Estonian (Karl-Patrick Lauk) and a Luxembourger (Kevin Geniets).
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 10, 2018, 07:58
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1060303815893831686

the guy related to the team on Cicloweb basically confirmed that there will be no more big signings for #wilier Wilier for financial reasons.

#bahrain Visconti getting on board seems to be a done deal though - same as Pippo leaving the team.

The signing of #roompot Etienne van Empel was announced in Dutch media the other day. There were rumors about #movistar Dayer Quintana, but there's nothing definite yet. To be honest, both transfers must be sponsor related anyway. Or Nairo pays the bill, or whatever.

Also (at least) four youngsters will join the team, Moreno Marchetti, Lorenzo Fortunato, Davide Gabburo and Umberto Marengo. "As a promising sprinter, we think Marchetti can add more to the team than Pelucchi could", the guy from the team said on Cicloweb about a possible transfer of Pelucchi, so they seem to be quite hopeful about him.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 10, 2018, 12:51
the guy related to the team on Cicloweb basically confirmed that there will be no more big signings for #wilier Wilier for financial reasons.

If the 2018 team got a Giro invite, then despite these financial difficulties they can still probably put together a potential Giro team of a similar level.

Something like Visconti, Quintana, Velasco, Zardini, Pacioni, Fonzi, Schonberger + 1

A more rounded team than the Mareczko version.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 10, 2018, 13:04
If the 2018 team got a Giro invite, then despite these financial difficulties they can still probably put together a potential Giro team of a similar level.

Something like Visconti, Quintana, Velasco, Zardini, Pacioni, Fonzi, Schonberger + 1

A more rounded team than the Mareczko version.

yeah, allegedly there's only one WC left for the three remaining PCT teams, but as Nippo (Moser, Lobato, Canola, Bagioli +4) and Bardiani (no idea) don't look much stronger, with Visconti there may very well be a chance. I'd say it would be about time for Nippo to get a shot again though.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 10, 2018, 13:13
#movistar Dayer Quintana seems to be more or less confirmed now

https://www.marca.com/ciclismo/2018/11/08/5be48c7646163f46838b45e8.html

and another wtf type of transfer:

#astana Sergey Chernetskii --> #cajarural Cara Rural - Seguros RGA

https://www.teamcajarural-segurosrga.com/en/sergei-chernetskii-talento-y-experiencia-al-servicio-de-caja-rural-seguros-rga

whatever reason Astana may have had to kick him out, it surely can't be down to performance.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 10, 2018, 13:42
yeah, allegedly there's only one WC left for the three remaining PCT teams

Who's the third already inked in wildcard? Wanty?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 10, 2018, 13:57
Who's the third already inked in wildcard? Wanty?

not inked in I think, but the Italians on the forum seem to assume that it'll be two foreign + 2 Italian wildcards.

And on a different topic: the Wilier guy on Cicloweb said something along the lines of "if Savio let Tvetcov go, there must be a reason" by the way. So that's another door closed for Serghei
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 11, 2018, 07:45
https://www.lamontagne.fr/cournon-d-auvergne/sports/cyclisme/2018/11/10/clement-carisey-team-pro-immo-passe-professionnel_13043222.html

Carisey ---------> #academy
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 11, 2018, 19:08
http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_112654.htm

Stussi ----------> #vorarlberg

Even with losing Stallaert and Badilatti, Vorarlberg will still have a strong team in 2019.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 13, 2018, 10:00
#astana Astana has send out some nice words to all the riders they kicked out

http://www.astanaproteam.kz/modules.php?name=astana&page=news&id=2311

Seeing Grivko's name among them is a bit of a surprise to me. No real idea where he may end up. Quickstep maybe?!

The only other rider without a team (as Korsaeth and Tleubayev retired) is Ricciardo Minali. Apparently he may join #academy Isreal Cycling Academy :lol :lol :fp
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Joelsim on November 13, 2018, 12:40
Where did you get Israel/Minali from search?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 13, 2018, 13:13
Where did you get Israel/Minali from search?

I first read it on Cicloweb, but someone on CN mentioned it (http://forum.cyclingnews.com/viewtopic.php?p=2324264#p2324264) earlier on. No idea if it's based on another source though or just an assumption copied from each other.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 13, 2018, 13:19
#ccc Marko Kump
#bahrain David Per

--> #adria Adria Mobil Cycling

http://www.adria-mobil-cycling.com/en/news/1262-marko-kump-and-david-per-back-in-adria-mobil-cycling?page=1

Not exactly the best development of a career for Kump and (especially) Per, but for Adria it makes sense to grab that opportunity of course. Can Kump top those 20 wins from 2015?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on November 13, 2018, 13:50
Where did you get Israel/Minali from search?
He's a sprinter.
That in itself should be more than enough reason for them to sign him! :lol

http://www.astanaproteam.kz/modules.php?name=astana&page=news&id=2311
Good grief, what a butchering of the English language. :S
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Joelsim on November 13, 2018, 14:09
They haven't got a single out-and-out sprinter though Lukas.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 13, 2018, 14:19
Raim is pretty much a pure sprinter, I'd say. But yes, if they really want to build up a big sprint train, they'd probably be better off with signing Pelucchi as well.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Joelsim on November 13, 2018, 14:46
Raim is pretty much a pure sprinter, I'd say. But yes, if they really want to build up a big sprint train, they'd probably be better off with signing Pelucchi as well.

OK but Raim is never going to win against the big boys, Minali could feasibly do quite well.

The others are more hilly fast men.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 14, 2018, 19:03
https://www.tuttobiciweb.it/article/2018/11/14/1542189243/guido-la-marca-andrea-tafi-parigi-roubaix-dimension-data-

Tafi ---------> #didata ?

They have also signed Konychev for their devo team. ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 14, 2018, 19:39
https://twitter.com/yallaACADEMY/status/1062771554893942784

Dunne ----------> #academy
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 15, 2018, 14:08
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1060303815893831686

he really ended up at Elkov... :S

#ccc Michal Schlegel --> #elkov Elkov-Author

http://www.hkcycling.cz/novinky/clanek/327
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 20, 2018, 18:14
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1064832088057237510

Sterbini ---------> #mstina

https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1064798365777649665

Strakhov ----------> #katusha

No brainer. The only question is, what took them so long?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 21, 2018, 19:02
https://twitter.com/yallaACADEMY/status/1065312862481076224

Cataford --------> #academy

Perry re-signs as well.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 22, 2018, 05:40
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1065364689377464320
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 23, 2018, 08:33
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1065875876905213953
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 23, 2018, 08:40
good fit, he can basically take Malucelli's role as the flat sprinter. Let's see if he can motivate himself for that though...
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 26, 2018, 15:32
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1067061124141592577

The final chapter?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 26, 2018, 16:06
#steaua Dani Crista --> #mstina Giotti Victoria-Palomar (formerly MS.Tina)

well deserved :cool

#mstina Nicolas Marini leaves the team though, heading to China at #qinghai Qinghai Tianyoude

http://www.cicloweb.it/2018/11/26/nicolas-marini-cina-qinghai-tianyoude/
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on November 27, 2018, 11:45
https://cccsport.eu/en/attila-valter-joins-ccc-development-team/ (https://cccsport.eu/en/attila-valter-joins-ccc-development-team/)

Attila Valter #pannon --> #ccc Development Team
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 28, 2018, 05:39
https://twitter.com/AG2RLMCyclisme/status/1067401549004066817

Hanninen -----------> #ag2r

 :(

https://twitter.com/Leopard_Cycling/status/1067289499112230917

Burke ---------> #leopard
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on November 28, 2018, 07:26
https://twitter.com/AG2RLMCyclisme/status/1067401549004066817

Hanninen -----------> #ag2r

on from August
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on November 28, 2018, 09:50
Hanninen -----------> #ag2r

 :(
Why the sad face?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 28, 2018, 20:16
Why the sad face?

I would have preferred a different team of course. A specific different team if you catch my drift.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on November 30, 2018, 08:34
Ho ho ho!

https://twitter.com/MatamorosEdwin/status/1068287563486699521

Rujano ---------> Carabobo?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on December 03, 2018, 20:26
https://www.directvelo.com/actualite/71021/simon-pellaud-de-retour-en-suisse

Pellaud --------> #iamexcelsior
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Joelsim on December 03, 2018, 21:50
I can’t believe Israel CA haven’t picked up Wippert yet. Maybe they’re negotiating.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on December 04, 2018, 08:54
(https://www.monkeytown.eu/dist/images/img_oehlie.png)

probably the best he can hope for
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on December 04, 2018, 09:15
#amplatz Matej Mugerli --> SPORT.LAND. Niederösterreich

Quote
The newly-formed Continental Team SPORT.LAND. Niederösterreich will be in the peloton as of 2019! Many thanks to everyone who helped us put this team together so quickly!



Our first rider:
Matej MUGERLI (SLO) brings WorldTour experience to our team. His biggest success so far is a stage win at the Volta a Catalunya 2006, and he has two Grand Tours in his palmares, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana. In 2017 he won the individual overall title in the Austrian Bundesliga, with his team Amplatz BMC taking the team title. He will have a dual role on the team, both as a rider and as part of team management. Good luck, Matej!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/cyclingnoe/

Mugerli is 37 now and basically did no races at all this year due to problems with his knee. He said with SportLand, he'd be "not just riding, but also serving as part of team management" - so it remains to be seen where exactly his focus will lie on, I guess.

Generally, the new team will mainly focus on developing young Austrian riders by the way. So far they have signed eight of them (Julian Gruber , Marvin Hammerschmid, Raphael Hammerschmid, Michael Holland, Stefan Mastaller, Andreas Umhaller, Thomas Umhaller, Lukas Viehberger).
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on December 04, 2018, 12:03
#bahrain Ramunas Navardauskas --> #delko Team Delko Marseille Provence

http://www.teamdelkomarseilleprovence.com/actualit%C3%A9s/presentation/88

 :slow

when he started dangling around eastern and southern Europe with the Latvian National Team, it became pretty obvious already that Bahrain would not be interested in Navardauskas' services anymore - but Delko's practice of signing leftovers has not exactly been a success story so far, to say so...
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on December 04, 2018, 14:33
somehow #novonordisk Novo Nordisk found a decent rider, recently diagnozed with type 1 diabetes, who may actually have a chance to win something

#amplatz Péter Kusztor --> #novonordisk Novo Nordisk

https://www.teamnovonordisk.com/three-time-former-hungarian-national-champion-signs-team-novo-nordisk/

He is a three-time Hungarian champion and (among others) was 4th in the 2013 edition of the Sibiu Tour.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on December 04, 2018, 18:40
I've got zero knowledge on this subject really, but surely it's bizarre how he could get to his mid 30s doing a very strenuous job without even a hint that something was up.

In theory of course his results should improve, what with now having some insulin in his body and eating properly, but it would be quite darkly funny (but not to the team and sponsor) if his pre-diagnosis results outshine the ones he now gets with them and all their help.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: ciranda on December 05, 2018, 15:03
#bahrain Ramunas Navardauskas --> #delko Team Delko Marseille Provence

http://www.teamdelkomarseilleprovence.com/actualit%C3%A9s/presentation/88

 :slow

when he started dangling around eastern and southern Europe with the Latvian National Team, it became pretty obvious already that Bahrain would not be interested in Navardauskas' services anymore - but Delko's practice of signing leftovers has not exactly been a success story so far, to say so...

Ignatas Konovalovas did time with Marseille before getting back to a better team.

What's up, if anything, with Vadim Pronskiy?
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on December 05, 2018, 21:44
#bahrain Ramunas Navardauskas --> #delko Team Delko Marseille Provence

http://www.teamdelkomarseilleprovence.com/actualit%C3%A9s/presentation/88

 :slow

when he started dangling around eastern and southern Europe with the Latvian National Team, it became pretty obvious already that Bahrain would not be interested in Navardauskas' services anymore - but Delko's practice of signing leftovers has not exactly been a success story so far, to say so...
Ignatas Konovalovas did time with Marseille before getting back to a better team.

What's up, if anything, with Vadim Pronskiy?
Ramunas is an old La Pomme alumnus, rode for them in 2010 before getting a neo-pro deal with Garmin-Cervélo-Barracuda-Sharp Vaughters.
With that in mind, his return to Marseille makes sense.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on December 06, 2018, 20:37
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1070641114556833793

Whitehouse ---------> #evo

Sticky Bottle has some more info here (http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/irish-cycling-team-evo-pro-racing/) on the guys behind the scenes at the team. Just in case, like me, you were wondering if they were a smoke and mirrors team. I'd be a bit more confident if they had a proper title sponsor.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on December 06, 2018, 21:02
Sticky Bottle has some more info here (http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/irish-cycling-team-evo-pro-racing/) on the guys behind the scenes at the team. Just in case, like me, you were wondering if they were a smoke and mirrors team. I'd be a bit more confident if they had a proper title sponsor.
I've often thought that if we just put our minds to it, we could start a Conti team ourselves, call it VeloPROoms, and not be less professional than some other Conti teams that are around.
 ;)
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on December 06, 2018, 21:14
NiCe-Velorooms has a certain ring to it. :shh
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: LukasCPH on December 07, 2018, 09:43
NiCe-Velorooms has a certain ring to it. :shh
Not as long as I have anything to say about it! :yuush
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Joelsim on December 07, 2018, 10:53
Not as long as I have anything to say about it! :yuush

Clearly if we let Lukas design the kit...
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on December 11, 2018, 20:19
https://twitter.com/Cyclingnewsfeed/status/1072562573931884544
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on December 13, 2018, 18:09
https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/corendon-circus-ingaggiato-jimmy-janssens/

Janssens ----------> #corendon

Good signing for him and the team.
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: search on December 14, 2018, 07:25
Sticky Bottle has some more info here (http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/irish-cycling-team-evo-pro-racing/) on the guys behind the scenes at the team. Just in case, like me, you were wondering if they were a smoke and mirrors team. I'd be a bit more confident if they had a proper title sponsor.

#roompot Wouter Wippert --> #evopro Evo Pro Cycling

http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/evo-pro-racing-wouter-wippert/

Also #aquablue Aaron Gate found home at this new team and apparently #aquablue Archbold, #wilier Zhupa and #holdsworth Seid Lizde will get on board as well. So for a continental team without a sponsor, those are some quite "biggish" names indeed.

Wippert with that leadout could be a force on the continental scene - but I also though Roompot's calendar would suit him pretty well, so who knows...
Title: Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
Post by: Leadbelly on December 14, 2018, 08:58
Let's get out the ol' crystal ball.

The money they have currently will run out after the first half of the season. They're gambling on these better riders getting a big win or two early in the season to flush out a sponsor or two who'll provide the rest of the money needed to complete the season.