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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