collapse


LukasCPH

  • Multiple World Champion
  • *
  • Country: de
  • Posts: 15743
  • Liked: 7794
    • lukascph.media
  • Awards: Staff of the year 2016Staff of the year 2015Velorooms Tour de France BINGO champion 2014National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014Velorooms Monday Quiz ChampionPoster of the Year 2013
Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
« on: May 22, 2019, 09:11 »
It is pretty early to start this thread, yes. But there's already a transfer for 2021 announced:
https://teamsunweb.com/welcome-andreas/

Andreas Leknessund #unox --> #sunweb
I presume that this means he will stay with #unox for 2020.

Some background:
Raised in Tromsø, Leknessund was a.o. *no & *eu junior ITT champion in 2017, and was the only one close to EBH at the 2018 *no ITT champs, only losing out on the elite title by 7". Several good results in U23 Nations Cup in 2018, and in 2019 a.o. runner-up at the Circuit des Ardennes, only 7" behind later Yorkshire stage winner Alexander Kamp.


Here's a look at the legal stuff:
Going strictly by the UCI rules, this transfer was announced 14 months and 10 days before the earliest possible date (1 August 2020).
In the real world, maybe that rule should simply be struck off the rulebook. :S

And should #unox get their ProConti licence for 2020 (which I don't see not happening), he will have to sign a neo-pro contract with them (which is required to be for minimum two years, so 2020 & 2021) while he already has signed a neo-pro contract with #sunweb from 2021 onwards.
So the #unox contract would have to include a clause that it becomes null and void for the second year if the rider signs with a WT team - a clause that then comes into force the very moment the contract is signed. I'm happy I'm not the lawyer who has to figure out how to do that properly! :-x
  • ReplyReply
  • Cyclingnews Women's WorldTour Correspondent
    2017 0711|CYCLING PR Manager; 2016 Stölting Content Editor
    Views presented are my own. RIP Keith & Sean

    t-72

    • Road Captain
    • Country: no
    • Posts: 2337
    • Liked: 3630
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 06:58 »
    This is not very surprising, except for the fact that the strong link established between Foss and #jumbo seems to have forced the hand of other that want to pick the best pieces from the #unox cake early.  Both Leknessund and Foss have some aspirations in the direction that no Norwegian rider has been heading for many long years, up mountains and into the GC of major tours. However, that´s clearly not a given result, much will depend on the continued development in the years to come. There must be  tens of riders in their age class every year around the globe with similar hopes - hopes linked with some degree of realism - and most will not even come close to winning a grand tour  - that doesn´t make it worthless to try, hopefully they will have fun :)

    It will be interesting to see if it´s Jumbo-Visma or Sunweb that is more successful in bringing these talents forward. So far, I think one of the strengths of #unox is that they have had both. Two quite similar riders in terms of ambition and talent can create a very positive collaboration and competition. I hope they can support each other better than Kristoff and EBH in the future....more like a cycling equivalent of Svindal and Jansrud :)

    Foss announcement to follow? (I believe they have different agents, this deal is one of Pinotti´s first so that may explain the unusual long term framme for it)
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 20:09 »
    https://twitter.com/Cicloweb_it/status/1144508022271750146

    Conca + Colleoni ---------> #androni

    Stagiaires in 2020 as well.
  • ReplyReply

  • t-72

    • Road Captain
    • Country: no
    • Posts: 2337
    • Liked: 3630
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 20:03 »
    https://twitter.com/Cicloweb_it/status/1144508022271750146

    Conca + Colleoni ---------> #androni

    Stagiaires in 2020 as well.
    Totally off tonic warning :)

    The name Conca brings memories of a very good soccer player that was never seen in Europe: Dario Conca! 

    On his transfer to China he out-salaried even Messi (and he was the first player to do thati, the same Messi that made him totally unknown in Europe, because if you are Argentinian and a born number 10 type player, the waiting line doesn´t move. I watched him play with Fluminense in Rio (he masterminded the serie A win for them).
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014

    Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #5 on: December 16, 2019, 08:34 »
    https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/xandro-meurisse-vijftig-procent-kans-op-tourdeelname-voor-circus-wanty-gobert/

    Meurisse -----------> WT in 2021

    That's his plan anyway.

    Quote
    I am turning 28 and my contract with Wanty will expire at the end of next year. It is time for a step up. I actually wanted that now, but I had to respect the contract. The team supports me in my dream, by the way

    He also reckons that a TDF wildcard for Circus this year is a 50/50 chance.
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #6 on: April 19, 2020, 15:54 »
    https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/klimtalent-rivera-benaderd-door-bora-hansgrohe-en-bahrain-mclaren/

    Rivera ---------> #bora or  #bahrain ?

    He'd prefer the German team as he sees less climbing competition there.
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #7 on: April 26, 2020, 20:50 »
    https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/veldrijder-felipe-orts-op-weg-naar-wegploeg-burgos-bh/

    Orts -----------> #burgos ?

    The team already has one multi-discipline rider in Carlos Canal.
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014

    Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014

    Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 18:10 »
    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1266023914251173894

    Lopez ---------> #bora ?

    If true it would likely mean Majka moving on. Joining up again with Bjarne?
  • ReplyReply

  • search

    • World Champion
    • *
    • Country: de
    • Posts: 14546
    • Liked: 13962
    • Awards: Member of the year 2016Post of the year 2016KeithJamesMC 2016Member of the year 20152012 CQ Ranking Tour GameAvatar of the Year 2013
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #11 on: June 01, 2020, 09:58 »
    #lotto

    https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20191014_04662156

    [...]

    Florian Vermeersch will join the team in June or July.

    confirmed now:

    https://twitter.com/Lotto_Soudal/status/1267338338492723201

    #lotto (U23) Florian Vermeersch --> #lotto Lotto Soudal
  • ReplyReply
  • "If this is cycling, I am a banana"

    Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #12 on: June 05, 2020, 14:21 »
    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1268883949117374466

    Bardet ---------> #sunweb ?

    Quote
    Bardet's agent admits that his pupil is about to switch teams, "but nothing has been completed with Sunweb, nor with other teams"

    A change could be good for him, but I'm sceptical that Sunweb would be the right team for him.

    The article also says that Oomen "would doubt about a longer stay with the Spekenbrink team".
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014

    search

    • World Champion
    • *
    • Country: de
    • Posts: 14546
    • Liked: 13962
    • Awards: Member of the year 2016Post of the year 2016KeithJamesMC 2016Member of the year 20152012 CQ Ranking Tour GameAvatar of the Year 2013
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #14 on: June 08, 2020, 07:49 »
    sounds like a good fit. With Haussler likely to dominate the classics this year, and also Mohoric chafing at the bit, there won't be too much room at #bahrain Bahrain, while Movistar's classics teams basically consists of two riders, and both are in their mid thirties.
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #15 on: June 18, 2020, 20:46 »
    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/chris-froomes-contract-negotiations-remain-ongoing/

    In addition to the Froome, GVA and Stuyven rumours.....

    Gorka + Ion + Nieve + Uncle Tom Cobley ---------> #israel ?
  • ReplyReply

  • search

    • World Champion
    • *
    • Country: de
    • Posts: 14546
    • Liked: 13962
    • Awards: Member of the year 2016Post of the year 2016KeithJamesMC 2016Member of the year 20152012 CQ Ranking Tour GameAvatar of the Year 2013
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #16 on: June 24, 2020, 07:56 »
    from today's Het Nieuwsblad:

    #lotto Stan Dewulf --> #ag2r AG2R La Mondiale

    Apparently #israel also is interested in signing #trek Porte and #bahrain Teuns
  • ReplyReply

  • Joelsim

    • Classics Winner
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 3399
    • Liked: 1824
      • Music To Your Ears
    • Awards: Fanboy of 2016New member of the year 2015
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #17 on: June 24, 2020, 10:14 »
    from today's Het Nieuwsblad:

    #lotto Stan Dewulf --> #ag2r AG2R La Mondiale

    Apparently #israel also is interested in signing #trek Porte and #bahrain Teuns

    Looks like they couldn’t keep Dewulf from the door.
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #18 on: July 01, 2020, 18:29 »
    https://twitter.com/Arkea_Samsic/status/1278339782154878986

    Two more well deserved years for Swift at Arkea. Did a sterling job in PN for Quintana.
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014

    Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #20 on: July 17, 2020, 20:35 »
    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1284176286710202370

    Fuglsang ---------> #ntt ?

    Under contract, but that doesn't stop him saying he dreams of riding for a Danish team at the Tour next year. Things are shaky at Astana.
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #21 on: July 19, 2020, 19:27 »
    https://twitter.com/TDE_ProCycling/status/1284865726499749889

    Extension for Turgis. Rumours of Latour heading there as well.
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #22 on: July 21, 2020, 10:58 »
    https://twitter.com/Lotto_Soudal/status/1285469176870600704

    Quote
    My personal dream is to win a stage in the ten biggest stage races. As I have already won in Catalunya, Paris-Nice, Suisse, Romandie and Dauphiné, I just miss Tirreno and País Vasco. Unfortunately, this will not be possible in 2020 but I hope to achieve it in the coming years, with the support of the team.”
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #23 on: July 22, 2020, 15:59 »
    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1285896150873190400

    Virtual confirmation that both Bardet and Latour will be leaving AG2R. A bit strange.

    The article also states that GVA has been hawking himself to the team. Has I-SUN's interest cooled?
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014

    Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #25 on: July 25, 2020, 20:18 »
    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1287074294904827907

    Impey ----------> #israel ? (like Nieve though, PCS has him with a contract already for next year)

    August should bring a few less question marks.
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014

    search

    • World Champion
    • *
    • Country: de
    • Posts: 14546
    • Liked: 13962
    • Awards: Member of the year 2016Post of the year 2016KeithJamesMC 2016Member of the year 20152012 CQ Ranking Tour GameAvatar of the Year 2013
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #27 on: July 28, 2020, 08:40 »
    according to Italian media reports, Jumbo plans to strengthen its TT team even more:

    (tbc) #mitchelton Edoardo Affini --> #jumbo Team Jumbo-Visma

    Sunweb is interested as well, but at the moment Jumbo looks like the more likely option to choose for Affini.
  • ReplyReply

  • Leadbelly

    • World Champion
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 11582
    • Liked: 8785
    • Awards: 2018 Zero Pointers CQ Game winnerNational Championships Predictions Game Winner 2017National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2016KeithJamesMC award 2016Avatar of the year 2015Velogames Spring Classics 2015National Championships Predictions Game Winner 2014

    t-72

    • Road Captain
    • Country: no
    • Posts: 2337
    • Liked: 3630
    Re: Mens' transfers and Rumors 2020-21
    « Reply #29 on: July 31, 2020, 12:56 »
    Unconfirmed rumour that #lotto Carl Fredrik Hagen is on his way to #israel

    As news about Lotto-Soudal not renewing neither his contract nor several other rider's contracts was surfacing I speculated he might go to #ineos as he is the kind of guy they would like to put in their mountain-train. He is also probably not good enough on the TT bike to podium any Grand Tour himself so might as well aim for gregario work and one-day races.

    Since then Chris Froome decided to leave #ineos for #israel, and if this deal actually goes through (my source is Norwegian TV2 news) - we can clearly see the benefits of reading velorooms frequently, Chris & #israel  :lol
    [1]

    Hagen's defining characteristics is:
    • he climbs well on long climbs
    • he has a rock-solid endurance base built  from high training loads in other sports before he started road cycling
    • his restitution from day to day is better than most, ie he still works come week 3

    Hagen's best result is 8th GC in the Vuelta, without too much support from #lotto

    If Froome has a bad day, CF Hagen may be able to assume the leadership for the rest of the race, but don't expect wonders.  He seems to be loosing a lot of time every day he's on a TT bike, and he is not the typical stage winner, as he lacks a little of that extra punch.

    I didn't mention Zubeldia, but Hagen is the typical top 10 GC rider, or the perfect man for the #israel GC caravan on their way through the desert to the promised land of GC success. He might also be a good partner for Dan Martin in Lombardia and similar races. Hagen seems to go well on the longer monument/championship distances -  regardless of #lotto or #israel he is likely to be *no captain in this years world championship and the maybe-next-year Tokyo olympics.
     1. (Leadbelly is working as an agent, you read it here first :shh)
  • ReplyReply
  • « Last Edit: July 31, 2020, 19:26 by t-72, Reason: Some typos »

     

    Recent Posts

    Re: Race News 2021: Rumours, Dates, Parcours and Wildcards by Leadbelly
    [October 22, 2020, 11:08]


    Race News 2021: Rumours, Dates, Parcours and Wildcards by Leadbelly
    [October 22, 2020, 11:04]


    Re: Ronde van Vlaanderen by t-72
    [October 19, 2020, 23:33]


    Re: Ronde van Vlaanderen by search
    [October 19, 2020, 22:44]


    Re: Roadbooks by Thibautg16
    [October 19, 2020, 18:26]


    Re: Roadbooks by search
    [October 19, 2020, 18:20]



    Top
    Back to top