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transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
« on: January 24, 2012, 15:51 »
Thread to discuss signings, race rumors for the season and next
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    Fignon - In my day, doping methods were derisory and the riders´exploits were massive.
    For the last 15 years or so  it has been the other way rond: there is a huge number of ways in which riders can dope, and any exploits are derisory.

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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 15:52 »
    GVA signs on with BMC until end of 2014 season
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 20:47 »
    Mollema and Gesink sign on with Rabobank until the end of 2014
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 11:11 »
    It Christina Watches the new Miche

    yep - TinTin on the way there

    http://cykelmagasinet.dk/Rebellin_p%C3%A5_vej_til_Christina_Watches_.aspx
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 21:00 »
    Too early to say Jeremy Tiernan-Lock to Sky?
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 08:13 »
    I did not find these Michele @ CN

    - Lampre is waiting for an ok from RCS to bring Pellizzotti to Giro; if they agrees he will sign with them.

    - On Rai's Radiocorsa program they mentioned that as a team manager told them, Nibali has already a signed contract with Astana for 2013 and 2014 for roughly 2.5 millions each year.

    - They even mentioned that the main reason for Gilbert under performance according to some other rumors he is having some personal problems (but didnt want to say of what kind).
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 11:51 »
    I think he may be a little to old, but it would be nice to see him on some WT team and have a shot at some 'big' races.

    Then maybe RadNissTwek will be his team  ;D
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 05:12 »
    GVA signs on with BMC until end of 2014 season
    condemned to van Average then.
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #9 on: April 21, 2012, 08:30 »
    From Michele CN

    Rumors from Rai's Radiocorsa;

    -Nibali is talking to many team like Astana (already mentioned), Katusha and also BMC, which would have him as the "after-Evans".
    -Vacansoleil is talking to Pozzato and Petacchi
    -Cunego has a french team interested in him and it seems to be Ag2r
    -An italian company is ready to pay for Cancellara to do the hour record at the end of this season at Montichiari and it seems Cancellara is considering it
    -Rebellin is said to be racing this summer with Miche as he couldn't find other options
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #10 on: April 21, 2012, 09:07 »
    From Michele CN

    Rumors from Rai's Radiocorsa;

    -Nibali is talking to many team like Astana (already mentioned), Katusha and also BMC, which would have him as the "after-Evans".

    Why would riders start talking to other teams when it is only April. Jeez I would be getting on with the racing and only start thinking about talking in August at the earliest.

    -Vacansoleil is talking to Pozzato and Petacchi

    They must have enjoyed all the publicity Ricco brought them and want more  ::)

    -Cunego has a french team interested in him and it seems to be Ag2r

    Want to get in on the list of riders accused of doping and be the first French team to do so?

    -An italian company is ready to pay for Cancellara to do the hour record at the end of this season at Montichiari and it seems Cancellara is considering it

    How soon before Cipollini worms his way into this story?

    -Rebellin is said to be racing this summer with Miche as he couldn't find other options

    Miche must be desperate  ;D

    Some great rumours there. Will be interesting tosee what happens to lots of those rumours after Operation Mantova goes to Court
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #11 on: April 21, 2012, 09:09 »
    I'm sure Miche would sign Ricco in 12 years time if they were still around.
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #12 on: April 21, 2012, 09:13 »
    Why would riders start talking to other teams when it is only April. Jeez I would be getting on with the racing and only start thinking about talking in August at the earliest.

    They must have enjoyed all the publicity Ricco brought them and want more  ::)

    Want to get in on the list of riders accused of doping and be the first French team to do so?

    How soon before Cipollini worms his way into this story?

    Miche must be desperate  ;D

    Some great rumours there. Will be interesting tosee what happens to lots of those rumours after Operation Mantova goes to Court

    rumor is BMC signed Thor in March/April so who knows

    might ofc be Nibbles management starting the rumor to get a big re-sign from Leaky

    mantova will play a big part in the transfer season there may be no more Lampre  :'( :fp
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #13 on: April 21, 2012, 09:37 »
    rumor is BMC signed Thor in March/April so who knows

    might ofc be Nibbles management starting the rumor to get a big re-sign from Leaky

    mantova will play a big part in the transfer season there may be no more Lampre  :'( :fp

    I can understand the Thor one as he was one unhappy Garmin Bunny!

    Nibbles should wait until after Mantova as he might be super hot property if half the Lampre guys (Cunego/Scarponi) cant ride for a season or 2.

    I wonder is Di Luca hoping Mantova takes a load of these guys out of the peloton for a year or 2 giving his old ass more value  ::) Maybe Rebellin too.
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #14 on: April 21, 2012, 10:15 »
    Dunno why michele does not join.
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    Re: transfers and rumours 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #15 on: April 21, 2012, 18:21 »
    Joaquim Rodriguez extends his current contract with Katusha until the end of 2013: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/11679/Rodriguez-psyched-for-Liege-and-by-new-Katusha-contract.aspx.
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #16 on: April 22, 2012, 00:48 »
    guessing from the general unhappiness that Fuglsang might be leaving RSNT   ;D   

    how long is his contract with them for?
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #17 on: April 22, 2012, 05:16 »
    guessing from the general unhappiness that Fuglsang might be leaving RSNT   ;D   

    how long is his contract with them for?

    2 years I think
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #18 on: April 22, 2012, 09:50 »
    2 years I think

    2 years from now or 2 years when he signed with Leopard? Because I think I read something about one year left when the merger thingy happened, that's why most of the guys were screwed over, because they still had a contract.
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #19 on: April 22, 2012, 09:54 »
    2 years from now or 2 years when he signed with Leopard? Because I think I read something about one year left when the merger thingy happened, that's why most of the guys were screwed over, because they still had a contract.

    2 years from when he signed

    so 1st year leo
    2nd RaNT so next year free to sign where ever
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    « Reply #20 on: April 22, 2012, 10:01 »
    2 years from when he signed

    so 1st year leo
    2nd RaNT so next year free to sign where ever

    Okay so exactly as I thought.
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #21 on: April 22, 2012, 10:23 »
    Okay so exactly as I thought.

    Yep, and he's already talking about how he's aware he might move on if the team make-up stays the same as it currently is: http://brassyn.tumblr.com/post/21215361841/q-you-might-have-to-change-teams-to-fulfil-your
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #22 on: April 22, 2012, 11:19 »
    Astana or OPQS probably the teams most likely for Jakob?
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #23 on: April 22, 2012, 11:27 »
    Astana or OPQS probably the teams most likely for Jakob?

    Astana will be full of top 10 GT guys who will never threaten to win one  O0
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #24 on: April 22, 2012, 11:58 »
    Astana will be full of top 10 GT guys who will never threaten to win one  O0

    Fuglsang top 10 GT guy? He only was 11th in a Vuelta with a very weak field. Admittedly, he had just done the Tour, but so had Mollema for example, and he was still 4th. I think this Giro will be his last chance to show he's worth anything as a GT contender. I like the guy, but I fear he will never quite make it beyond being a good domestique for actual GT candidates.
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #25 on: April 24, 2012, 09:25 »
    TinTin has signed for a team and not Miche apparently
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #27 on: April 24, 2012, 15:46 »
    TinTin has signed for a team and not Miche apparently

    Wow, what team could it be? very interesting.
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    Re: transfers and rumors 2012 - 2013
    « Reply #28 on: April 24, 2012, 16:20 »
    TinTin has signed for a team and not Miche apparently

    Katusha? Astana? what other teams have an Italian DS or connections?
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    « Reply #29 on: April 24, 2012, 16:22 »
    Katusha? Astana? what other teams have an Italian DS or connections?

    seems spazio says its pro conti team.
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