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Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
« Reply #120 on: August 03, 2019, 02:17 »
If you cannot be trusted to abide by the terms of a contract that you signed, who is going to sign you again?  What are contracts going to be worth?

Remember when Wiggins was signed to Garmin-Slipstream at the time of Sky's formation?

JV was not a happy camper at Bradley's request to leave, especially since he had just had his TdF breakout year with Garmin in 2009 when he was 4th at Le Tour.

Sept 18, 2009
Vaughters says Wiggins not going anywhere
Despite reports to the contrary, Garmin-Slipstream team manager Jonathan Vaughters says Bradley Wiggins will continue to ride in blue-and-orange argyle in 2010. Responding to a story in Friday’s edition of the British newspaper The Guardian that described a Team Sky buy-out of Wiggins’ contract with Garmin for 2010, Vaughters told VeloNews via email, “It’s just untrue. There is no agreement in existence like this.”

Nov 22, 2009
Bradley Wiggins is still our man, say Garmin, denying he has signed for Sky
Bradley Wiggins's team, Garmin-Slipstream, have denied a report that the Englishman has signed for Team Sky.

L'Equipe, the French sports newspaper, claimed on Saturday that the new British team's lengthy pursuit of Wiggins has finally paid off, with a deal done ahead of the first Sky training camp, which begins in Manchester today.

However Jonathan Vaughters, the Garmin general manager, said the report is untrue. "Brad has a contract [with Garmin] for 2010," he told Cycling Weekly. "That is my statement. If [L'Equipe] has such a great source, they should reveal him or her."

 :angry :lol
Dec 10, 2009
Vaughters confirms possibility of legal action led to Wiggins settlement

Confirming the perception that Garmin-Transitions was pressured into allowing Bradley Wiggins to move to Team Sky, Jonathan Vaughters has said that the desire to avoid a long legal battle was behind today’s announcement that the Briton has moved on.

“On a personal level, I am very disappointed to see Brad go,” Vaughters said. “Fourteen months ago, I was the only one knocking on his door and the only one who felt that he could go above and beyond where he was in cycling.”
Once it was announced that Sky was setting up a pro team, it was likely that Wiggins would leave at some point. However it was expected that he would see out his time with Garmin; UCI rules are clear that riders cannot simply walk away from existing contracts.

However, as those regulations are potentially subservient to national employment laws, it means that the rules are not as clear-cut as they seem.

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