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Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
« Reply #270 on: October 09, 2019, 14:26 »
He could actually get a decent train at Corendon, but I can't help feeling that he'd be better off forgetting sprints, or at least not totally focusing on them, and instead look at slightly tougher classics or even getting in breaks (was it in Luxembourg a few years back he had some great breakaway action on hilly days?).

Yes that makes a lot of sense - he seemed very down in temporarily signing off soc media last week- so will be good to see him back in more viable role in a new team - could be a decent autumn to his career.
 
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #271 on: October 10, 2019, 09:58 »
    The Austrians are getting the band back together

    #ccc Riccardo Zoidl
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    Both deserved a(nother) shot at higher level, but in the end a good continental team is probably were they belong
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #273 on: October 11, 2019, 21:04 »
    also #ef Sacha Modolo & #trek Gianluca Brambilla are rumored to join the team now

    https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/israel-cycling-academy-in-arrivo-gianluca-brambilla-e-sacha-modolo/

    Modolo is a good guy, and could be a decent domestique for Politt in the cobbled classics, but tbh there's really no need at all to sign him
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #274 on: October 11, 2019, 21:51 »
    I was trying to ignore that particular rumour thanks. :D
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #275 on: October 15, 2019, 07:40 »
    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1179244862618689538

    Dutchies ---------> #riwal

    Some good riders they've picked up.

    The article also talks about the Dutch parent company of Riwal examining the possibility of getting onboard with the team.

    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1183955853688356865

    Havik signs up too. He had a seriously impressive win at GP Stad Zottegem back in August.

    Vital, Wanty, NTT and ICA were interested as well.

    In addition Asselman is in negotiation with the latter.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #277 on: October 16, 2019, 13:42 »
    https://twitter.com/yallaACADEMY/status/1184412550735290368

    Signings I like, but whether they are WT we'll have to wait and see.

    For Vahtra the "plan is to use the Estonian as part of the team’s Sprint “train” in bigger races and give him a chance to win in smaller ones". The train is one area that definitely needed some attention.

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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #279 on: October 19, 2019, 20:25 »
    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1185556564016615424

    Atapupu now linked with EPowers, but like so much with the team, nothing has been signed.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #280 on: October 21, 2019, 13:10 »
    https://twitter.com/VitalConcept_BB/status/1186244273659961344

    ...and they should only have to pay him for the second year.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #281 on: October 21, 2019, 14:26 »
    ...and they should only have to pay him for the second year.
    Is that said somewhere in the press release, or is it your interpretation of something?
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #282 on: October 21, 2019, 14:34 »
    He had a contract with Katusha for 2020 so IKA surely must still pay him this amount (or at the very least the shortfall between that and PCT minimum wage).
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #283 on: October 21, 2019, 14:57 »
    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1186276574053752837

    Beat makes sense from a track viewpoint and they do plan to go PCT in 2021, but I'm really surprised that higher level teams aren't beating a path to his door. I rate him really highly.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #284 on: October 21, 2019, 18:32 »
    https://twitter.com/yallaACADEMY/status/1186311450488389632

    Hmmmm a more experienced upgrade on Schreurs would be one way of looking at it, but I don't see why Dempster/Boivin couldn't do the same role with the added bonus of them both being able to go for results themselves when the opportunity presented itself.
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    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2019-20
    « Reply #285 on: October 21, 2019, 21:55 »
    Hmmmm a more experienced upgrade on Schreurs would be one way of looking at it, but I don't see why Dempster/Boivin couldn't do the same role with the added bonus of them both being able to go for results themselves when the opportunity presented itself.
    I guess Dempster and Boivin don't have as good an agent as Rory S. ;)
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