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Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
« Reply #180 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.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #181 on: September 04, 2018, 20:53 »
    I like the Schachmann rumor. But who will  #bora let go? Pelucchi, Pfingsten, Saramotins, Schwarzmann?
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #182 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.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #183 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.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #184 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?
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #185 on: September 05, 2018, 08:54 »
    Another German to #bora or to join a leadout elsewhere?

    Off to Fortuneo and Greipel is the rumour.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #186 on: September 05, 2018, 08:55 »
    Off to Fortuneo and Greipel is the rumour.

    Sounds very probable. They go way back.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #187 on: September 05, 2018, 12:37 »
    #bmc Nicolas Roche
    #mitchelton Rob Power
    --> #sunweb Team Sunweb

    http://teamsunweb.com/wt-men-signings/
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #188 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.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #189 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.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #190 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 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?
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #191 on: September 06, 2018, 19:49 »
    I say who because poor ol' Rasmus didn't even get a mention in Fus's exhaustive list 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.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #192 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.

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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #193 on: September 07, 2018, 07:31 »
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #194 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.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #195 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 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.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #196 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.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #200 on: September 11, 2018, 11:39 »
    can you buy a single Henao?
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    « Reply #201 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.
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    « Reply #202 on: September 12, 2018, 11:12 »
    the first Aqua Blue rider has found a new home

    #aquablue Casper Pedersen --> #sunweb Team Sunweb

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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #203 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.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #204 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
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #205 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.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #206 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".
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2018-19
    « Reply #207 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
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