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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 ?