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Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2022, 17:51 »
(tbc) #dsm SKA --> #alpecin Alpecin-Deceuninck

https://www.velonews.com/events/tour-de-france/soren-kragh-andersen-to-part-ways-with-team-dsm-and-miss-tour-de-france/

this means no Tour for him, of course :dizzy

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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #31 on: June 24, 2022, 11:58 »
    #bikeexchange Groves and #iwg Quinten Hermans are also off to #alpecin Alpecin

    https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/1540273364199247872

    looks like Wanty had to go all in on Girmay. Can't see many other reasons at least for Quinten, and also guys like Hirt & Kristoff to leave the team.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #33 on: July 07, 2022, 08:58 »
    https://twitter.com/PhilippePriser/status/1544921924668719110

    Shampoo --------> #arkea ?

    Not good for AG2R if they're losing their best French talent.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #36 on: July 18, 2022, 08:20 »
    an apparently Matthews has an offer from #bbhotels. They (with a new sponsor on board) also wanted Teuns, but he said no.

    https://www.hln.be/wielrennen/michael-matthews-zaterdag-nog-ritwinnaar-in-de-tour-op-weg-naar-benb-hotels~a5e013e5/
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #37 on: July 19, 2022, 08:39 »
    https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/1549277508910170117

    There was a rumour a week or two ago that he was unhappy with Groupama for some unspecified reason. Purportedly under contract for 2023 anyway.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #38 on: July 19, 2022, 09:14 »
    There was a rumour a week or two ago that he was unhappy with Groupama for some unspecified reason. Purportedly under contract for 2023 anyway.

    it's about "appreciation", Küng said in Swiss media, and that he hopes that Groupama "follows suit". So it's mainly about money, by the look of it.

    And he is under contract (until 2024) indeed, but it allows him to opt-out at the end of 2022.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #39 on: July 19, 2022, 13:26 »
    it's about "appreciation", Küng said in Swiss media, and that he hopes that Groupama "follows suit". So it's mainly about money, by the look of it.

    And he is under contract (until 2024) indeed, but it allows him to opt-out at the end of 2022.

    I don't know what he's on currently, but looking at his results in the past 12 months especially, he certainly deserves to be paid a fair amount. He's at his peak age-wise, so why not ask for the "big" contract to set him up for life.

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    https://twitter.com/sporza_koers/status/1549332690985533442

    Meanwhile Teuns has made his decision already.

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    "Whether I will drive for a supermarket or for an old acquaintance? Who's to say? The future will tell."

    The article only mentions IPT and B&B, but I'm thinking one of the other teams he was linked with earlier in the year - Intermarche. Guaranteed WT going forward now and that seemed a big thing for Dylan and his manager. Kristoff/Pasqua/Hermans all leaving frees up some roster space and some salary (they can't have splashed everything on Girmay).
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #40 on: July 21, 2022, 11:30 »
    Chicken or egg?

    https://twitter.com/VeloClubDuNet/status/1550033928433635329

    Rodriguez ---------> #arkea ?

    Had he signed already for Arkea and that's why he didn't get selected for the Tour, or did his non-selection make him look for a ride elsewhere? Either way the Total team has looked very weak on the climbing days. His presence would surely have helped get them noticed a bit more.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #42 on: July 22, 2022, 08:04 »
    https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/1549277508910170117

    There was a rumour a week or two ago that he (Kung) was unhappy with Groupama for some unspecified reason. Purportedly under contract for 2023 anyway.

    https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1550268450186174464

    Add Trek into the equation.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #43 on: July 22, 2022, 08:09 »
    in his podcast, #bora Ralph Denk said that Küng is not really an option for Bora due to budget limitations. If Kelderman leaves, they plan to replace him with another experienced climber, and that would leave no money for Küng.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #44 on: July 22, 2022, 20:30 »
    Add Trek into the equation.

    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1550538585740177408

    ...and DSM.

    I know which one I'd be picking. The one with a strong classics team already, but no GC guys. Support on one hand and freedom in the other.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #45 on: July 23, 2022, 12:49 »
    https://twitter.com/GreenEDGEteam/status/1550777860759212035

    A couple of new signings.

    Plus Yates extended. I like how he told of his time on the team "I’ve had a lot of success and many failures".
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #46 on: July 25, 2022, 20:11 »
    Quite a bit of news to catch up on.

    https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/mike-teunissen-nadert-akkoord-met-intermarche-wanty-gobert/

    Teunissen --------> #iwg ?

    Very good signing if it comes true. Slightly less good might be their rumoured signing of Rui Costa.

    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1551292723503800321

    Valter ----------> #jumbo ?

    I completely missed his fourth at SB this year. Gloag (not such a great 2022) is also thought to be heading to the Dutch team.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #47 on: July 28, 2022, 14:04 »
    https://twitter.com/m_x_m_c_r/status/1552402640964911107

    basically same as last year :D. Back then he lost out against Alexys Brunel.
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    « Reply #48 on: July 29, 2022, 08:53 »
    https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1552648296363020290

    His illness prevented him making a mark at Sibiu, but he had obviously done enough previously to catch some other eyes too.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #49 on: July 29, 2022, 19:36 »
    https://ro-tvonline.com/whos-moving-major-teams-reshuffling-deck-in-very-active-2023-rider-transfer-market/

    Good round-up of what's happening and rumoured as we approach the date when things can be announced.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #50 on: August 01, 2022, 07:12 »
    First confirmed transfer:
    Kristoff #intermarche --> #unox

    https://twitter.com/UnoXteam/status/1553983955447193600
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #51 on: August 01, 2022, 11:52 »
    https://twitter.com/INEOSGrenadiers/status/1554029180064616448

    Leo Hayter  #axeon --->  #ineos   joining as stagiaire then staying with Ineos as pro until 2025
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #52 on: August 01, 2022, 17:44 »
    First confirmed transfer:
    Kristoff #intermarche --> #unox

    https://twitter.com/UnoXteam/status/1553983955447193600

    Quite exciting news - but it is not clear what kind of role he will have with the new team. The #unox leadout train this year is at their best able to deliver a top sprinter in a good position to start the sprint, but next year, is Kristoff going to be a top sprinter?

    In interviews earlier in his career, Kristoff has said that he could see himself as a leadout rider for a better sprinter, with some more opportunities in the classics for himself. Currently the team doesn´t have that sprinter that is better than Kristoff and I don´t think it will be Kristoffer Halvorsen revival time again? There´s Wærenskjold, who might take a step up, but that concept is far from proven at WT level.

    In the classics they probably have a team good enough to podium even in important races, already, before Kristoff joins. Tactically, it is not clear at all how they are going to put these puzzle pieces together.

    It is easier to see that the team will benefit from having Kristoff and Stein Ørn onboard in terms of improving training and preparation (although their methods sometimes appear a bit old school, much focus on long days at moderate intensity.)

    In interviews, Kristoff has said this was a now or never for him with respect to cycling on a Norwegian team. He might actually be motivated by the opportunity to pass on the opportunities, and to give something back to the Norwegian cycling community.
    Unlike the Monaco-based tax refugee Thor Hushovd, Kristoff has remained a Norwegian  tax payer throughout his career[1]. Although his former choices of employers doesn´t look like the hit list of the politically correct, he never came across as an individual without care for social responsibility either. Now he has the plans land out for the next 3 years (!) of labor. It doesn´t sound like early retirement is on the books.
     1. (Same goes for Edvald Boasson Hagen)
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #53 on: August 04, 2022, 08:47 »
    In interviews, Kristoff has said this was a now or never for him with respect to cycling on a Norwegian team. He might actually be motivated by the opportunity to pass on the opportunities, and to give something back to the Norwegian cycling community.
    Personally, I think that this is the plan.
    Kristoff is the star that the team didn't have this year, leading to the perpetually-conservative ASO overlooking them for a Tour wildcard that would have made perfect sense with the *dk Grand Départ. 2023, with Kristoff on the roster and the team having proven itself, including at the ASO-run Dauphiné, a Tour wildcard is much more likely.

    In addition, I believe that Kristoff is still that little bit better than e.g. Skaarseth or Tiller in the classics and can pull off some results there.

    Finally, he will be a mentor figure trying to teach the younger riders from his wealth of experience at the highest level.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #54 on: August 04, 2022, 19:25 »
    The #unox classics squad will no doubt get a boost with Kristoff, but if that means Kristoff will get the best results? Remains to be seen! Ferdinand the bull still seems like he gets one year better every year, Kristoff might have passed the point where that doesn´t apply  :shh

    The key point is that it won´t be a one-shot squad, they will have some strength in numbers. 
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #55 on: August 04, 2022, 22:25 »
    Kristoff feels like a testimonial move - he's occaisionally there or there abouts but more of a concern to Rob Hatch than the other riders - good luck to him it's been a good career.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #56 on: August 08, 2022, 08:37 »
    #vlaanderen Jens Reynders --> #israel Israel - Premier Tech

    https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20220807_94094710

    There were reports about him having an offer from UAE back in May, but apparently went for IPT in the end.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #57 on: August 08, 2022, 18:18 »
    He seems to have been linked with a move to somewhere bigger for a couple of years.

    I'm not convinced he's any better than Capiot/Menten/Allegaert/Van Gestel/De Gendt etc etc etc, but he'll densify the classics team and bring the average age down a bit! TVA replacement you would guess.
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #58 on: August 10, 2022, 10:09 »
    #bora Felix Großschartner --> #uae UAE Team Emirates

    Matxin will learn his name sooner or later, I guess

    https://twitter.com/Matxin_/status/1557290199293562881

    Bora managed to get #ag2r Jungels on board instead:

    https://www.bora-hansgrohe.com/en/news/argonnews202208bob/argonnews202208bob/668459334
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    Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
    « Reply #59 on: August 10, 2022, 20:55 »
    Nice spoof on Twitter from a fake 'Bota'Hansgrohe account - announcing signing of Cav as part of 'Project 35' - if only it were so!
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