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Re: The CULT ... of Stölting!
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2015, 22:16 »
Vinther seemed like a valuable rider to keep. It's unlikely that he preferred to go elsewhere.
Some of the Danish Conti teams pay quite handsome wages to their more established riders; #riwal is said to be the team with the highest budget (I know, you wouldn't guess so from their results). It's not inconceivable that they've matched or even exceeded CULT-Stölting's contract offer (that won't have been much above the prescribed UCI minimum).

Five Danish riders are confirmed right now and unless they sign more it's not okay for a team who has talked a lot about their ambition to develop cyclists and help transition into WT teams. It's true that the lineup this year was already a disappointment in that regard but that was explained by the late start last year.
Fully agree (as posted above).
This year, there was the uncertainty about the sponsor situation though, with planning for 2016 only really starting in mid-August. That would explain some of the helterskelterness with which the roster is again assembled - but not all of it.
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