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Title: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 18, 2014, 09:04
What it says on the Tin.

same as last year we start this on early, with a pre-contract for 2015 being signed #ag2r this time

We need a transfer thread for 15-16.  :P

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/38398-nico-denz-neo-pro-chez-ag2r-la-mondiale-le-1er-aout-2015.html#.VEFgQfldWic

Denz ------------------>  #ag2r as of August next year
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on December 13, 2014, 15:56
just saying

https://twitter.com/TeamSky/status/543793191603154944
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on December 13, 2014, 16:01
just saying

https://twitter.com/TeamSky/status/543793191603154944

Before they use him as a mountain goat...

Just saying.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on December 13, 2014, 16:16
Does anyone know the new abbreviations for the teams?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on December 13, 2014, 20:34
The UCI codes?

Dunno, but they'll be here (http://www.uci.ch/road/teams/) at some point presumably.

As for Tao, it looks like he's already signed for Rabobank Devo...

(http://www.knwu.nl/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/portret_oomen_0428.jpg)

Spoiler (hover to show)

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on January 07, 2015, 11:05
https://twitter.com/GiantAlpecin/status/552782863289286657
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on January 10, 2015, 08:09
https://twitter.com/CyclingAus/status/553823950254252033

will ride Rio then Road from then on
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on January 19, 2015, 05:01
Power signs a 3 year deal with #greenedge

Rides stag with Haig and Edmondson this year and neo 2016

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/news/57783/orica-greenedge-gets-power-boost-with-young-talent-s-signing
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on January 26, 2015, 08:58
@inrng: Ag2r offer Fernando Gaviria a two year contract reports L'Equipe.

Can't do proper embedding, I'm on tapatalk on the train.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on January 26, 2015, 12:00
My line of thinking was that AG2R might be after Coquard for next year, but I guess getting Gaviria wouldn't preclude that. Their sprinting cupboard is nearly bare apart from Dumoulin.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on February 01, 2015, 15:09
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/fernando-gaviria-rumbo-al-etixx-quick-step-30-01-2015

Looks like Etixx is the likely destination for Gaviria, but in 2016.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/contreras-acompanara-a-gaviria-en-el-etixx-quick-step-31-01-2015

....and for Contreras too.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on February 11, 2015, 05:13
https://twitter.com/Vlaanderen90/status/565306067509608448
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on February 11, 2015, 10:00
https://twitter.com/Vlaanderen90/status/565306067509608448

Hooray, he's in my emerging and youth teams.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on February 11, 2015, 10:25
https://twitter.com/Vlaanderen90/status/565306067509608448

High lactate threshold? Not to worry, Fred, Nark Madiot will soon have him eating cassoulet, training in wool sweaters and counting heartbeats in his head.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on February 24, 2015, 11:51
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/570189072234369024
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on February 25, 2015, 15:54
You couldn't make this up ... :fp :lol :s
Feltet.dk: Klostergaards karriere kan være slut (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/klostergaards_karriere_kan_vaere_slut/) (in Danish)

Kasper Klostergaard has been called into the military after 12 years of dispensation and is now robbing through the mud on his knees instead of on his bike.

When he was in for inspection as a youngster, he was under education (as an electrician), so he got dispensation. Then he became a full-time pro cyclist, moved to Luxembourg, and got dispensation again. His contract with #riwal Riwal was full-time too - but now he had planned to ride for Riwal part-time and start in a job off the bike part-time. That's when they drafted him - 5 months short of his 32nd birthday, when he would have been become exempt ...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on March 04, 2015, 07:36
https://twitter.com/biciciclismoweb/status/573019478616883200

Byran wanted by #bmc #iam #ag2r
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on March 04, 2015, 08:08
https://twitter.com/biciciclismoweb/status/573019478616883200

Byran wanted by #bmc #iam #ag2r

IAM seems like a good fit although Pelucchi is their second- or third-string sprinter already and I'm still waiting for proof Coquard is better than that.

AG2R could do nothing with Appollonio and sold off Hutarovich when he was still fairly decent, so not sure that would be the right move.

Although the lack of a sprinter at BMC is glaring, that team is a bottomless pit where Coquard would be forgotten, a sprinter with no leadout sent exclusively to sh*t small races.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on March 04, 2015, 10:13
I missed this one last week, he already started in the GP Lugano for them

#areazero PASQUALON Andrea -> #roth Roth - Skoda

He clearly was Area Zero's best rider last year, won the GP Südkärnten and a stage in the Vuelta Colombia, and came Top 5 versus a very decent competition in the GP Beghelli, Giro dell'Appennino, Trofeo Laigueglia and GP Ertrusch (all 1.1 races)

I don't really know what he is doing on continental level tbh, also on his last year with Bardiani he won a stage in the Tour du Limousin and came 2nd in the Coppa Sabatini. But however, this should be a massive boost for Roth Skoda
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on March 04, 2015, 12:13
I don't really know what he is doing on continental level tbh, also on his last year with Bardiani he won a stage in the Tour du Limousin and came 2nd in the Coppa Sabatini. But however, this should be a massive boost for Roth Skoda
#roth Roth-Skoda is the 'farm team' of #lampre Lampre-Merida, so he'll be in the sights of a WT team now.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Drummer Boy on March 06, 2015, 02:59
So I take it that Dekker is NOT going to Lampre?  :S

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/03/dekkers-career-might-yet-be-saved-lampre-merida-reportedly-interested-in-dutchman/ (http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/03/dekkers-career-might-yet-be-saved-lampre-merida-reportedly-interested-in-dutchman/)

Quote
However, after being contacted by Tuttobiciweb, the team’s general manager Giuseppe Saronni has played down such talk. “We never thought of Thomas Dekker,” he said

Oh. OK. Nevermind.  :shh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: ansimi on March 06, 2015, 05:42

Although the lack of a sprinter at BMC is glaring, that team is a bottomless pit where Coquard would be forgotten, a sprinter with no leadout sent exclusively to sh*t small races.

I don't know if he's still sharp or if they even have him for next year but Oss used to give spectacular lead outs to Sagan and Viviani. He hasn't had anybody faster than him to lead out at BMC so we haven't seen that skill set much for a while.

Coquard is quite small and definitely needs support in the sprints. And he needs a team that will support his track career so it could be tough for him to get the right fit.

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on March 06, 2015, 07:19
So I take it that Dekker is NOT going to Lampre?  :S
Yes.
Merida Benelux have long wanted to have a Dutchman on the team. Now they plugged Dekker (via the media only by the look of things), and Saronni shot it down.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on March 11, 2015, 09:03
#sky Josh Edmondson --> #anpost An Post Chain Reaction

https://twitter.com/AnPost_CRC/status/575573922076319744
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on March 17, 2015, 23:52
Didier Chaparro --> #fantini Vini Fantini Nippo

https://twitter.com/osvaldoinforma/status/576193944519868416

finally  :)

Post Merge: March 18, 2015, 00:31
...Chaparro himself said it's still not official yet though

https://twitter.com/DidierChaparro/status/576574100954546176
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on April 05, 2015, 07:28
according to today's Gazzetta yesterday there as a long meeting between Ekimov and Luca Paolini's manager Alex Carera. They have not come to an agreement yet though

...but it certainly doesn't look like Paolini has plans to retire any time soon.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: ansimi on April 07, 2015, 11:56
Paolini definitely has a few years left riding and I expect him to make the most of them and also positioning himself for whatever he wants to in his next career. We know he's smart!

I noticed him throwing out some strategic complements towards Sky and BMC and he definitely sounded like a man on the market.

Sporting-wise, the guy who needs Paolini most is Bonifazio and they have the same agent. I think Paolini will be going for the most money and opportunities beyond the sport though.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on April 20, 2015, 22:36
Didier Chaparro seems to finally have signed for Vini Fantini, he is listed as riding for the team on the website of the UCI (http://62.50.72.82/UCIBWS/%28S%28pnjgqzf5w5vdjwvew1zj3fn3%29%29/Teams/detail/en/ROA/5140)

on PCS he is also listed to start in the Giro del Trentino already, but that's wrong.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on May 04, 2015, 14:53
Alaphilippe extends for 2 years

https://www.facebook.com/opqscyclingteam?fref=nf

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on May 06, 2015, 11:54
http://manzanapostobonteam.com/el-manzana-postobon-team-suma-una-nueva-cara-para-esta-temporada/6837

Villegas back to Manzana Postobón.  :S

I wonder what the story is there.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on May 06, 2015, 14:22
...and as Larri mentioned elsewhere, van Winden is back with #rabobank

#synergy VAN WINDEN Dennis -> #jumbo Lotto NL - Jumbo

Quote
"Due to some injured riders we needed to strengthen our team. We followed Dennis van Winden after his departure from our team and saw his development. We contacted Synergy Baku Cycling Project to see if we could get Dennis back. We are happy that Synergy Baku Cycling Project helped us and did the best they could to make this move possible."

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/van-winden-leaves-synergy-baku-for-lottonl-jumbo
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on May 06, 2015, 14:28
http://manzanapostobonteam.com/el-manzana-postobon-team-suma-una-nueva-cara-para-esta-temporada/6837

Villegas back to Manzana Postobón.  :S

I wonder what the story is there.

really odd
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on May 06, 2015, 14:53
http://manzanapostobonteam.com/el-manzana-postobon-team-suma-una-nueva-cara-para-esta-temporada/6837

Villegas back to Manzana Postobón.  :S

I wonder what the story is there.
When Villegas got the gig at Smartstop, 472-Colombia had folded completely. Back then, he had been ready to retire rather than go to another Colombian team (see Dark Side thread (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=7099.0)). Eventually, he got a spot in the US - but before their racing season ever really got underway, 472-Colombia had been rescued by a new (and big) sponsor and reformed as #postobon Manzana Postobón. From what I hear, the team is even looking at PCT status for 2016.

Just a guess that he wanted out of the Smartstop deal as Manzana Postobón was a more familiar (and maybe even better-paying) team, and was let go.



I should be nominated for the MRWAFECC.[1] ;)
 1. Matt Rendell Award For Explaining Colombian Cycling
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on May 07, 2015, 07:58
According Daniel Friebe in today's Cycling Podcast (to be released later on, but Het Nieuwsblad was allowed to listen to it already) Cav has asked #etixx for a three year contract extension, for half a Million Euro less a year
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on May 08, 2015, 19:24
Porte almost sure to renew with SKY

https://www.twitter.com/friebos/status/596689855784026112
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on May 11, 2015, 07:56
https://twitter.com/friebos/status/597656404128833537
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: killswitch on May 11, 2015, 11:47
https://twitter.com/friebos/status/597656404128833537

(http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/vader.jpg)

http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on May 13, 2015, 18:30
https://twitter.com/CyclingIRAN/status/598491597458829312

I see Perget joined them a couple of months ago as well.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on May 23, 2015, 21:36
http://www.teamsmartstop.com/news/2015/5/23/team-smartstop-signs-usa-elite-national-champion-emerson-oronte

Oronte to fill a Villegas shaped hole? Had a good Gila anyway. First race with them is the Nats RR on Monday.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on May 23, 2015, 21:45
https://twitter.com/friebos/status/597656404128833537

remembering Kwiato to Sky..... Porte making space and his wages used for Kwiato, makes more sense to the Richie-Orica rumors
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on May 25, 2015, 21:57
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-transfer-talk-porte-and-uran-key-pieces-in-2016-market (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-transfer-talk-porte-and-uran-key-pieces-in-2016-market)
GT rest days are transfer talk days.

BMC maybe possibly fizzing out slowly with the sponsor switching to IAM in 2017 the most interesting thing.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on May 25, 2015, 22:25
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-transfer-talk-porte-and-uran-key-pieces-in-2016-market (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-transfer-talk-porte-and-uran-key-pieces-in-2016-market)
GT rest days are transfer talk days.

BMC maybe possibly fizzing out slowly with the sponsor switching to IAM in 2017 the most interesting thing.


oh lalà!  :o

so Scott is likely to stay with IAM in 2016 (they had a 2 year contract for 2013-14 and I imagine they re-upped for 2015-2016)

very interesting. I wait for Phinney comeback asap, and look forward to what he can do and where he can sign after 2016
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on May 25, 2015, 22:27
Paolini stays with Katusha for another year

http://www.katushateam.com/news/press/luca-paolini-stays-with-team-katusha
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on May 26, 2015, 08:56
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/603106136519217152
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on May 26, 2015, 09:12
Jurgen van den Broeck was seen talking with Whitey yesterday. An old friend from Postal days, he said.

But his contract is about to expire...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on May 26, 2015, 17:08
Jurgen van den Broeck was seen talking with Whitey yesterday. An old friend from Postal days, he said.

But his contract is about to expire...
Van den Broeck gets that top-10 in GC and doesn't really need much help for it.
Would be a great fit for #orica really.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on May 28, 2015, 17:48
Maxime Farazijn --> #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen

currently he is racing for the EFC-etixx U23 team. Son of Peter Farazijn, former not too successfull #tmobile #lotto13 #06cofidis rider
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on May 30, 2015, 20:30
Landa complains about receiving order from the car, telling him to wait for Aru

http://www.cope.es/player/Mikel-Landa-Me-hubiese-encantado-ganar-pero-desde-el-coche-me-han-parado-porque-se-les-ha-pasado-por-la-cabeza-que-podia-ganar-el-Giro-y-no-me-ha-quedado-otra-que-acatar-las-ordenes&id=2015053019470001&activo=10

Landa will sign elsewhere in 2016 I guess
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Jamsque on June 01, 2015, 19:37
Learn to TT or learn to accept riding for others in Grand Tours.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on June 02, 2015, 15:24
http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/72598/wegen-van-den-broeck-en-lotto-soudal-gaan-scheiden.html

VDB2 will almost change team next season
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on June 09, 2015, 18:38
Landa rumours

#astana ---> #sky,  #bmc or #katusha
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on June 09, 2015, 19:22
Landa rumours

#astana ---> #sky,  #bmc or #katusha

I'll be amazed if he goes to Sky
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Jamsque on June 09, 2015, 19:25
That rumour is basically Landa --> Teams With A Transfer Budget, I highly doubt there is any specific information linking him to any of those squads.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on June 09, 2015, 20:01
Silly season is starting earlier every year. ;)

Landa's contract is up, #astana Astana's license for last year is anything but secure (despite everything, I think they're still not off the hook) - of course he's going to be linked to other teams.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: t-72 on June 09, 2015, 20:48
Was in the press here today...only one of those teams currently have a Spanish GC rider who looks like he might need a replacement some time soon.  #katusha is the default "best match" of those alternatives.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on June 09, 2015, 21:29
mmmh, who are you talking about there?  :o
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on June 09, 2015, 22:38
Do Katusha have the funds? I thought they were as poor as church mice (according to Makarov anyway) due to the sanctions etc against Russia, or was that blown out of proportion?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Jamsque on June 09, 2015, 22:57
Do Katusha have the funds? I thought they were as poor as church mice (according to Makarov anyway) due to the sanctions etc against Russia, or was that blown out of proportion?

The sanctions against Russia are not going to impact the finances of Team Katusha unless they have recently relocated their headquarters to the Crimean peninsula.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on June 10, 2015, 07:34
That rumour is basically Landa --> Teams With A Transfer Budget, I highly doubt there is any specific information linking him to any of those squads.

of course  and if he was a Cannondale rider Astana would have been mentioned

on other news anyone hear any rumors re

Wouter Wippet #drapac and Paddy Bevan #avanti ?

surly those 2 must be WT in 2016
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: AG on June 10, 2015, 08:18
The rumours are that #BMC will be winding up or merging with #IAM after next year anyway, so Landa to #BMC doesnt really make sense.

as for #Sky ... with Froome, Konig, GT and a few others (not including Porte who I assume will move on) I cant imagine Landa wanting to go there

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on June 10, 2015, 08:54
The rumours are that #BMC will be winding up or merging with #IAM after next year anyway, so Landa to #BMC doesnt really make sense.

as for #Sky ... with Froome, Konig, GT and a few others (not including Porte who I assume will move on) I cant imagine Landa wanting to go there

they/Och are offering big 12 month contracts to keep the team healthy until Rhis decides what he wants to do and Landa signed a 12 month deal with Astana so not out of the question
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: lancasterke on June 10, 2015, 10:20
The sanctions against Russia are not going to impact the finances of Team Katusha unless they have recently relocated their headquarters to the Crimean peninsula.

the ruble euro exchange rate is of huge importance to them though.
(almost all expenses in euros, but sponsors make money in roubles)

in the last 2 years it's become about 50% more expensive for Russians to buy euros (or things denominated in euros, like cyclists)

it's a big problem for tinkoff, too.
possibly worse for tinkoff, because his cashflow comes from credit cards of ordinary russians, who will be damaged by the sanctions and fx rate, (and then the cashflow is still in RUB and so converts unfavourably to euros.)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on June 10, 2015, 11:30
The sanctions against Russia are not going to impact the finances of Team Katusha unless they have recently relocated their headquarters to the Crimean peninsula.

Surely it does, since most likely there sponsor pay them in Rubles and their riders are paid in Euros
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on June 10, 2015, 14:11
the ruble euro exchange rate is of huge importance to them though.
(almost all expenses in euros, but sponsors make money in roubles)

in the last 2 years it's become about 50% more expensive for Russians to buy euros (or things denominated in euros, like cyclists)

it's a big problem for tinkoff, too.
possibly worse for tinkoff, because his cashflow comes from credit cards of ordinary russians, who will be damaged by the sanctions and fx rate, (and then the cashflow is still in RUB and so converts unfavourably to euros.)

Surely it does, since most likely there sponsor pay them in Rubles and their riders are paid in Euros

Question of scale, I suppose.

Even with the savage losses Gazprom must be sustaining with the currency situation, I can't think the cost of a pro cycling team hits the bottom line that hard. It still made USD3.1bn in profit last year despite an 86% drop (http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32509641).

Tinkov is not so vast, of course, but if T-S is his personal plaything and it's coming out of his personal funds, there's no way he's got those personal funds in roubles or indeed Russia for that matter. He'd have to be nuts.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: lancasterke on June 10, 2015, 14:41
Question of scale, I suppose.

Even with the savage losses Gazprom must be sustaining with the currency situation, I can't think the cost of a pro cycling team hits the bottom line that hard. It still made USD3.1bn in profit last year despite an 86% drop (http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32509641).

Tinkov is not so vast, of course, but if T-S is his personal plaything and it's coming out of his personal funds, there's no way he's got those personal funds in roubles or indeed Russia for that matter. He'd have to be nuts.

however relatively small amount is involved, someone has had to convince their boss/wife/financial advisor that 50 million RUB is appropriate and affordable to spend on pro cycling but now they have to do the same thing only this time it's 75MM RUB

I'd expect most of Tinkoff's personal wealth to be outside of Russia, but much of his wealth is in the company and the cash-flows that come off it, all that will necessarily be in RUB and dependent on the Russian economy and financial systems
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on June 10, 2015, 18:24
Tinkov is not so vast, of course, but if T-S is his personal plaything and it's coming out of his personal funds, there's no way he's got those personal funds in roubles or indeed Russia for that matter. He'd have to be nuts.
Yeah. Well. :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on June 20, 2015, 08:49
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/intxausti-y-amador-con-ofertas-para-salir-del-movistar-team-19-06-2015

Intxausti and Amador with offers to join other WT teams.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on June 23, 2015, 10:46
http://ciclismojoseense.com/2015/06/joao-gaspar-chega-para-reforcar-o-carrefour-funvic-soul-cycling-team/

Gaspar -------------------> #funvic
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on June 24, 2015, 06:34
Silly season is slowly getting traction ...

Delfosse, Chevalier, Habeaux & Warnier all re-sign with #wallonie Wallonie-Bruxelles for 2016.


In actual transfer news, apparently Edward Theuns #topsport -> #trek
https://twitter.com/Vannieuwkerke/status/613579055359782912
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on June 24, 2015, 16:02
Petr Vakoč re-signs with #etixx Etixx-Quick Step through 2017:
http://www.etixx-quickstep.com/en/news/show/etixx-quick-step-reaches-agreement-with-petr-vakoc-for-2016-2017-seasons/2290 (http://www.etixx-quickstep.com/en/news/show/etixx-quick-step-reaches-agreement-with-petr-vakoc-for-2016-2017-seasons/2290)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on June 24, 2015, 17:01
http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/43666-paco-ghistelinck-de-retour-dans-le-peloton.html#.VYrRu_lVhHw

Paco Ghistelinck ----------> #cct (or whatever the code is)

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/43641-thomas-vaubourzeix-et-matthieu-jeannes-aux-etats-unis.html#.VYrRw_lVhHw

Vaubourzeix and Jeannès ----------> #lupus

It looks like Lupus will be getting an invite to Qinghai Lake.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on June 24, 2015, 17:56
Paco Ghistelinck ----------> #cct (or whatever the code is)
It is now. :D
# cct or # champion - both work.

Vaubourzeix and Jeannès ----------> #lupus

It looks like Lupus will be getting an invite to Qinghai Lake.
Interesting.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on June 26, 2015, 17:10
As we all know, Riis is out of #tinkoff Tinkoff-Saxo.
I can't see Saxo Bank extending their sponsorship there, and most of the team's Danish riders seem to be leaving.

Now, the question is: Where do they go?
https://twitter.com/jacob_haislund/status/614459926623166464
https://twitter.com/inrng/status/614461054668640260
Saxo Bank plus an Italian sponsor would be enough for a decent team. ;)
At last week's Post Cup in Thy, Riis was seen chatting to Chris Anker (who lives in Italy during the season). Danish and Italian riders, team base in Tuscany ... I can see it happening. :shh


However, I think (hope) the whole story may well take an entirely different course: Several of the *tinkoff Danes have a past at Glud & Marstrand - now #cult CULT Energy Pro Cycling. I don't think Skelde and Riis will work together - they're simply don't see eye to eye enough for that to work.
But I don't see why Bjarne shouldn't butter up some new players - on the sponsorship side, and the rider side - to have them look at #cult with more favourable eyes. Of course, one depends on the other: No additional riders without a second sponsor (at the moment CULT are footing the bill on their own). But if a second sponsorship deal can be made, it could happen.
An *it company? I don't think so; one from *dk or *be *nl *lu? More likely. However, the Skelde's choice of a *lu base for his team was probably influenced by the sweet-talk of the then team manager.
If the right situation (read sponsor) comes up, I don't see why they shouldn't move to Italy.

Just my speculative two cents. :)
Midge, speculate away.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on June 27, 2015, 06:32
2017 is the year the new team will (probably) start FWIW  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on June 29, 2015, 10:44
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/615455177320079360
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on June 29, 2015, 16:23
reports Odd Christian Eiking -----> #fdj

or The Odd Viking ----> #fdj
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on June 29, 2015, 20:50
listening to the cycling Podcast they are saying Porte to #bmc basically a done deal
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on June 30, 2015, 22:31
Reading on Parlamento that it was announced on ETB today that Landa is going to Sky next year.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 02, 2015, 08:06
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/616502693750800384

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on July 03, 2015, 08:39
listening to the cycling Podcast they are saying Porte to #bmc basically a done deal

Porte ----> #bmc is being reported as fact in the Belgian press today. Not even the typically cautious use of the conditional tense.

Also saying that it could be a signal to Van Garderen that the team is impatient for more in the GTs.

http://www.lesoir.be/926058/article/sports/cyclisme/2015-07-02/cyclisme-richie-porte-rejoindra-bmc-saison-prochaine (FR)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 07, 2015, 07:44
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/618309378433810436
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 07, 2015, 07:50
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/618310692794462208
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on July 07, 2015, 09:48
IAM turning into more of a sprinter's team? I wonder if they could be signing a big name....

https://twitter.com/inrng/status/618175379614924800

Landa to Movistar now supposedly.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 07, 2015, 09:50
IAM turning into more of a sprinter's team? I wonder if they could be signing a big name....

https://twitter.com/inrng/status/618175379614924800

Landa to Movistar now supposedly.

Small French Dude who riders for Europcar apparently to IAM
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on July 07, 2015, 10:40
So no, not a big name then.  :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 07, 2015, 11:15
https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/618359775764590592
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on July 07, 2015, 11:41
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/618309378433810436

Devenyns and Brändle will stay though, according to today's Het Nieuwsblad
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 08, 2015, 07:12
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/618661168547282945
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 08, 2015, 07:23
Och by not saying anything says a lot here

"We don't talk about the terms of the contract but we're recruiting and building this team for 2017, 18, and up to 20," manger Jim Ochowicz told Cyclingnews. "Our roster is almost done for next year and we'll be lucky to sign two or three new riders. We're retaining 25 riders from this year for 2016 so that only leaves a couple of spots open. What we have is the development team to draw from and that's the future of what we’re doing.


So BMC to continue , keep signing the kids from the devo team, not much change in personal Porte plus 1 to come it 
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 08, 2015, 07:53
Boonen about to re-up with #etixx for 2 years then probably retire
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 08, 2015, 08:54
Team Gardet as expected not being re-uped by #movistar

Jeannesson not re-uped by #fdj

and Pineau will be floowing Chava to the door and not re-uped by #iam
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on July 08, 2015, 09:15
Team Gardet as expected not being re-uped by #movistar

Jeannesson not re-uped by #fdj

and Pineau will be floowing Chava to the door and not re-uped by #iam

re-uped?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 08, 2015, 09:18
re-uped?

re-signed  =  re-up

not offered a new contract/leaving the team = not re-upped
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 08, 2015, 11:30
https://twitter.com/Cyclingnewsfeed/status/618704870867103744

got think there is no room for the Yates brothers now
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on July 08, 2015, 12:58
Fuglsang re-ups with 2 more years

http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/cykling/aftale-paa-plads-her-fortsaetter-fuglsang-karrieren/5639835 (Danish)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Capt_Cavman on July 08, 2015, 13:11


got think there is no room for the Yates brothers now
Still think that Landa is more likely to go to Movistar. Releasing a story about moving to Sky won't do his negotiating position any harm.

Kwiat is openly using an offer from Sky as a bargaining chip. Probably neither of them will end up there.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 08, 2015, 13:15
Still think that Landa is more likely to go to Movistar. Releasing a story about moving to Sky won't do his negotiating position any harm.

Kwiat is openly using an offer from Sky as a bargaining chip. Probably neither of them will end up there.

might be so But I doubt Landa will ride for a Spanish team 
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Capt_Cavman on July 08, 2015, 13:20
might be so But I doubt Landa will ride for a Spanish team
How come? Basque thing?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 08, 2015, 13:32
How come? Basque thing?

very very much so
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 08, 2015, 15:40
very very much so
Well, Movistar is based in Navarra.
Yes, it's Spanish, but it's also not not-Basque: Intxausti, Erviti, Anton, Castroviejo, Izagirre x2, Lobato ... They have more Basque Spaniards than non-Basque Spaniards!
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 08, 2015, 15:56
I think there is Basque and there is Basque Basque and I believe Landa is the later 
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on July 08, 2015, 21:22
Fuglsang re-ups with 2 more years

http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/cykling/aftale-paa-plads-her-fortsaetter-fuglsang-karrieren/5639835 (Danish)


  :TT NOOOOOOOOO

still not confirmed 
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on July 09, 2015, 07:51
according to today's Gazzetta, Felline will renew with #trek Trek, and it's basically a done deal that they will also sign Niccolo Bonifazio from #lampre Lampre

there were also mentioned some rumors, that #etixx would like to sign Modolo if Cavendish leaves the team
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on July 09, 2015, 14:57
according to today's Gazzetta, Felline will renew with #trek Trek, and it's basically a done deal that they will also sign Niccolo Bonifazio from #lampre Lampre

Great news! I'm a big fan of Felline and those two should make a good pairing.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on July 10, 2015, 17:07
https://www.twitter.com/inrng/status/619404748182175744
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: ansimi on July 10, 2015, 19:59
I think there is Basque and there is Basque Basque and I believe Landa is the later

I remember the disgusted  look on Intxausti's face when he refused the Spanish flag for the Giro podium and he went to Movistar when Euskaltel was still an option for him so it must be OK there. Landa to Sky is a much better narrative though so I hope for that.

I really though Lampre would go all out to keep Bonifazio. That one surprises me.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 10, 2015, 22:21
Cav --> #mtn ??? :o
https://twitter.com/friebos/status/619607750402797568
https://twitter.com/friebos/status/619610527757692928

Just don't see it happening myself. But I didn't see EBH happening last year.

If Dimension Data do step up, and a Cav-specific sponsor comes in ...
A reassembling of the old #htc and #cervelo guys, with a sprinkling of Africans for flavour? :shh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on July 11, 2015, 09:29
Trek would make sense for Cav, could put together a decent train with Nizzolo, Cancellara and the Van Poppels. Would limit opportunities for Stuyven and DVP though.


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Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on July 11, 2015, 13:32
I kinda doubt they would sign Bonifazio if they really see an opportunity to get Cav though
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Slow Rider on July 11, 2015, 16:39
Cav said on Vive le Velo (Sporza) yesterday that he really wants to renew with Etixx. He seemed really content with the team, so if Etixx still want him he'll stay.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on July 11, 2015, 17:53
Beppe Conti on RAI

Contador will leave #tinkoff at the end of the year and apparently go to Etixx
which doesn't make sense with the Sagan to etixx rumor
which in turn doesn't make sense with the Cav stays at etixx rumor
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on July 11, 2015, 18:31
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/619410201129709568

Amezqueta --------------->  #southeast

Cristian Rodriguez was rumoured to them as well a while back.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 11, 2015, 18:40
Beppe Conti on RAI

Contador will leave #tinkoff at the end of the year and apparently go to Etixx
which doesn't make sense with the Sagan to etixx rumor
which in turn doesn't make sense with the Cav stays at etixx rumor
I think Beppe Conti is more often than not making things up.
Sometimes he 'predicts' something that actually comes true - but whether that's because of his insider information or because even a blind hen finds a grain sometimes, I can't say. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 12, 2015, 17:02
https://twitter.com/miketomalaris/status/620260915489972224

Porte #sky --> ???

#bmc #orica ... any other possibilities?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 13, 2015, 07:10
https://twitter.com/miketomalaris/status/620260915489972224

Porte #sky --> ???

#bmc #orica ... any other possibilities?

as I said further up #bmc and deal is done  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 13, 2015, 10:35
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/620525688517431296
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 13, 2015, 15:27
https://twitter.com/Lotto_Soudal/status/620600034715959296
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 13, 2015, 16:58
https://twitter.com/Etixx_QuickStep/status/620620388247011328

Stybar re-ups[1] with EQS, has signed a new contract until 2017.
 1. to use JSG parlance
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on July 16, 2015, 07:19
In today's Het Nieuwsblad Lefevere says, that he is looking for a new gc rider to sign. There are French and Spanish riders on his list, two of them are

#cofidis Dani Navarro
#katusha Dani Moreno

but he is not satisfied with Navarro's performance so far in this Tour de France.

He also mentions that Uran doesn't have a contract for next year yet. They will test another young South American after the Tour, who "could be the new Quintana"
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on July 16, 2015, 09:54
http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/Tour/1.2392456

Barguil is on the list too.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Capt_Cavman on July 16, 2015, 10:08
http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/Tour/1.2392456

Barguil is on the list too.
Makes more sense. They'd be better off with Uran than either of Navarro or Moreno.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 16, 2015, 21:19
There were rumours of Vino having told Nibali that he was out of Astana after this season.[1]

The team has now released a statement with quotes from Vino himself:
http://astanaproteam.kz/en/page/news/6769-official-statement-tour-de-france-2015/ (http://astanaproteam.kz/en/page/news/6769-official-statement-tour-de-france-2015/)
"There has never been a question that Vincenzo Nibali will leave the team at the end of the season - Vincenzo is doing very well in the team"

"Of course I am not happy when we don't win, as is the case with all team General Managers - But I merely think that Vincenzo is not riding at his best level in this Tour"

"Nibali has a potential that is much better than his current place in General Classification"

"We are going to do medical tests to determine the reason for his performance, and we also wish to see him race in the Vuelta a España this season to achieve a Grand Tour victory"

"There is no problem between him and the Team, and we have full confidence in him, contrary to what is being reported in the press"


Note the phrasing: "There has never been a question that Nibali will leave" sounds to me like a confirmation of Vincenzo going elsewhere. A denial would have been "There has never been a question of Nibali leaving" or similar.
The rest of the statement is the typical noncommittal stuff.

Bad wording by Vino? After all, he speaks Russian, Kazakh[2], and French - English not quite as well.
Or is there more to the story than that? :shh


Hype about Nibali going to *insert team name* to increase, starting ... NOW! :D
 1. no idea if that's only Nibali, or the whole 'Italian section' of the team - DSs, staff and riders
 2. if even that - he's from the Russophone part of the Kazakh population
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: AG on July 17, 2015, 01:49
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/07/report-vinokourov-tells-nibali-to-leave-astana-one-year-ahead-of-end-of-contract/

who to believe ...

Vino's presser BS - or Shane Stokes



hmm
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 17, 2015, 06:05
Well, I know who has the higher credibility in my eyes ... ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on July 17, 2015, 09:39
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/07/report-vinokourov-tells-nibali-to-leave-astana-one-year-ahead-of-end-of-contract/

who to believe ...

Vino's presser BS - or Shane Stokes



hmm

Yeah, but Shane was quoting As, which is about as reliable as Carlos Betancur in a hall of mirrors.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Servais Knavendish on July 18, 2015, 13:01
as I said further up #bmc and deal is done  ;)


I just don't get the interst in Porte, really nice guy, but failed as a giro GC rider, ok he is a reasonable as a highly paid superdom, but is that what BMC want?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on July 18, 2015, 20:22
the Italian guy in green is Moscon, should sign with Sky in 2016

from Bosweel/Puccio and co training camp Sestriere this week

https://www.instagram.com/p/5E-uQRncy7/?taken-by=ian_boswell
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 18, 2015, 21:24
the Italian guy in green is Moscon, should sign with Sky in 2016

from Bosweel/Puccio and co training camp Sestriere this week

https://www.instagram.com/p/5E-uQRncy7/?taken-by=ian_boswell
He'll be a #sky stagiaire this autumn, could well be a training camp in preparation of that.
But I agree that he's probably going to be signed - he should be, as he's a very, very good rider.

And then he should actually be nurtured and developed in a meaningful way ... one can hope, I guess. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on July 19, 2015, 19:36
Landa deciding between Movistar and ahem, Sky.

Oh dear.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on July 19, 2015, 19:43
Landa deciding between Movistar and ahem, Sky.

Oh dear.

I hope Movistar, because the sh*t Sky will get if he signs for them.. (as if they´re not getting enough of it now)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 21, 2015, 11:42
https://twitter.com/Procyclingeu/status/623441922267308032
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on July 21, 2015, 15:26
Fuglsang has put pen to paper with Astana, EQS came closest to snatching him away. 2 Years as previously reported.

http://feltet.dk/nyheder/jakob_fuglsang_har_skrevet_under/ (Danish)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on July 21, 2015, 21:01
Lefevere confirms Kwiatkowski will probably leave but can't resist saying it's due to his own (i.e. Lefevere's) provocations.

"Two years ago Kwiatkowski rode himself into the ground just to finish eleventh in the Tour," said the EQS boss, "so I told him not to bother going for GC this time around. He was pretty mad at me."

http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/Tour/1.2396697 (NL)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on July 21, 2015, 21:26
https://www.twitter.com/sergi_lopezegea/status/623583378588221440



and Tom Leezer extends for 2 two years with Lotto Jumbo

initial sponsorship for Lotto-Jumbo was 2015-16 with an option of 2 more years
that should mean they will go on after 2016
nice
just curious if Bianchi follows after 2016 too
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on July 21, 2015, 21:40
Newly-crowned French champion Steven Tronet is set to leave Auber 93 at the end of the season. It's logical, says boss Stéphane Javalet, since Auber 93 will remain Conti in 2016. "We have to let [him] go. We can hardly expect him to ride a 2nd Division calendar".

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/44521-auber-93-nous-repartirons-en-continentale-en-2016.html
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 21, 2015, 21:51
Newly-crowned French champion Steven Tronet is set to leave Auber 93 at the end of the season.
I read something about him and #bretagne Bretagne-Séché the other day.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on July 22, 2015, 08:32
Adam Hansen re-ups for two years at Lotto-Soudal.

https://twitter.com/Lotto_Soudal/status/623545314985820160
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on July 22, 2015, 08:46
according to today's l'Equipe, in case Europcar will fold at the end of the season, Rolland has various offers from foreign teams, among them Tinkoff Saxo.

edit: and more rumors in Quest France

Bryan Coquard -> #ag2r
Cyril Gautier -> #cofidis
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on July 22, 2015, 08:52
in an interview in today's Quest France #bretagne DS Emmanuel Hubert says that they would like to sign Sylvain Chavanel (and Steven Tronet, as indicated by Lukas already)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Capt_Cavman on July 22, 2015, 09:06
according to today's l'Equipe, in case Europcar will fold at the end of the season, Rolland has various offers from foreign teams, among them Tinkoff Saxo.

edit: and more rumors in Quest France

Bryan Coquard -> #ag2r
Cyril Gautier -> #cofidis
I'm not going to bother to find out but I wonder how much of the transfer activity between the big French teams simply involve French riders moving between them; like the pair above.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on July 22, 2015, 09:40
(http://i60.tinypic.com/35aiz6a.png)

http://www.arueda.com/landa-y-los-izagirre-a-sky/

Both Izagirre brothers to Sky along with Landa?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 22, 2015, 11:52
http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=81727&tp=n (http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=81727&tp=n)

Ballan --> #uhc (from 17/08 when his ban ends) :o
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on July 22, 2015, 20:18
I heard some rumors about Pierrot --> #tinkoff
After all #europcar is likely to fold
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on July 22, 2015, 21:55
I heard some rumors about Pierrot --> #tinkoff
After all #europcar is likely to fold

Nice. Get rid of deadbeats like Zaugg and give this boy a shot.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on July 22, 2015, 21:59
Nice. Get rid of deadbeats like Zaugg and give this boy a shot.
I'd rather they get rid of Berto's BFFs Jesus and Sergio. Jesus can still be cosy-cosy with Berto and keep him happy. For all I care sign him as a staff and let him room with Berto :fp Zaugg is a very underrated domestique IMO :)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on July 23, 2015, 04:59
stop the Landa carousel for a minute  :P

Benat Intxausti to SKY? http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/sources-say-landa-intxausti-and-the-izagirre-brothers-to-join-team-sky

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on July 23, 2015, 07:56
And Ion and Gorka? Sky want to reunite the Carrots? :carrot
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 24, 2015, 00:31
http://zonamatxin.es/julen-amezqueta-y-cristian-rodriguez-cerca-de-firmar-con-southeast/ (http://zonamatxin.es/julen-amezqueta-y-cristian-rodriguez-cerca-de-firmar-con-southeast/)

#southeast Southeast sign two *es U23 riders, Julen Amezqueta (Cafés Baque-Campos) and Cristian Rodríguez (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA U23).

I wouldn't have expected this quintessentially Italian team to sign Spaniards. Two possible reasons, the obvious is to get some talented riders (and good for Spanish espoirs to secure a pro deal) - the other to get a foot into the Spanish market. Vuelta invite? Probably not right away; but when the two have matured a bit ... or they'll sign a (couple of) established Spanish names too. :shh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on July 24, 2015, 09:14
That looks familiar news.  :P

I read that the Rodriguez (currently leading the Vuelta Ciclista a Leon) one is just as a stagiaire, but info is thin on the ground to confirm one way or another.

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20150723_01788945

Wallays close to signing for Lotto-Soudal.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on July 24, 2015, 09:19
Wallays close to signing for Lotto-Soudal.

I'm still not really convinced by Wallays but his results have been pretty good this season and you have to be very good to win Dwars door Vlaanderen. Plus there are a lot of hangers on at Lotto and he is better than most of them.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 24, 2015, 11:21
That looks familiar news.  :P
Yes, it does, but yours was only about Amezqueta if I remember correctly. ;)

Anyway, as they say in Germany, "doppelt hält besser". :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 26, 2015, 14:55
https://twitter.com/CycloTransfert/status/624903429526306816

*na Till Drobisch --> #stuttgart Team Stuttgart
Effective immediately, he's on the startlist for the Volta a Portugal.

Great news for a talented rider, I hope he'll get the chance he deserves after some injuries in the last seasons. :win
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 26, 2015, 17:40
https://twitter.com/SLammertink/status/625344211882217472

Steven Lammertink #seg --> #jumbo (2016+17)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on July 26, 2015, 18:12
https://twitter.com/SLammertink/status/625344211882217472

Steven Lammertink #seg --> #jumbo (2016+17)

nice, after Leezer, another 2016-2017 contract for Lotto-Jumbo

looks like the option for 2017-2018 sponsorship already been confirmed
come on Bianchi, confirm it too
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 27, 2015, 21:02
Chris JJ rumoured to #orica Orica-GreenEdge:
https://twitter.com/CycloTransfert/status/620212278550507521
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on July 27, 2015, 21:27
Orica is a good team for him.


I'm reading stuff about Sagan to #sky and Porte to #tinkoff , I think I might throw up :-x
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 27, 2015, 21:46
I'm reading stuff about Sagan to #sky and Porte to #tinkoff , I think I might throw up :-x
If that happens, I'll finally eat the broom I've promised to eat several times over. Not.

I'd say that rumour is the equivalent of the Gazzetta dello Sport's pages during silly season: Someone had a funny idea, someone else didn't dismiss it out of hand, but told someone that he'd heard someone talk about it, and someone decided it was worth taking further.

I could start such a rumour too:
Cavendish, Renshaw, Sabatini (plus DS Brian Holm) will go to #astana Astana; in turn de Vreese, Westra and Bozic will transfer to #etixx Etixx-Quick Step.
That makes just as much sense - if not more.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on July 27, 2015, 21:52
If that happens, I'll finally eat the broom I've promised to eat several times over. Not.

I'd say that rumour is the equivalent of the Gazzetta dello Sport's pages during silly season: Someone had a funny idea, someone else didn't dismiss it out of hand, but told someone that he'd heard someone talk about it, and someone decided it was worth taking further.

I could start such a rumour too:
Cavendish, Renshaw, Sabatini (plus DS Brian Holm) will go to #astana Astana; in turn de Vreese, Westra and Bozic will transfer to #etixx Etixx-Quick Step.
That makes just as much sense - if not more.
A guy on Cn says he heard it from Sky mechanic Gary Blem

Thinking about it it could make sense

Oleg wrote in his blog "if you knew who Sky is about to sign you would realize Sky will kill cycling"

He would not write this about Kwiatkowski or landa

Little Richie wants to lead a team and #tinkoff is leaderless at the end of the year

But at the same time I don't see how Sky could use Little Richie as part of the deal - he's at the end of his contract, he can go wherever he wants.

FFS. It better not be true.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 27, 2015, 22:11
A guy on Cn says he heard it from Sky mechanic Gary Blem
It's a mechanic. Not the team manager.

I spoke to #mtn DS Jens Zemke at last year's Tour of Denmark, a.o. about EBH. He said they had been in talks, and that he'd be an interesting option, but he himself didn't know where they were in the negotiations.
Eventually, a week or two later, the deal was announced.

This was the team's main DS, not one of several mechanics - and he didn't know exactly how the talks were going.[1]

I would be very surprised if team mechanics are privy to contract negotiations - they're more than busy enough keeping the bikes in order.
For what it's worth, if Gary Blem is one of the #sky mechanics at the Tour of Denmark, I'll try to ask him. :D

Thinking about it it could make sense
Confirmation bias, Flo. ;)
You read what you want to read (or, in this case, what you fear).

If I had to put a percentage on this rumour, I'd give it 2%.
 1. if he didn't feed me something to avoid the deal becoming known too soon, I wouldn't rule that out
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: 42x16ss on July 28, 2015, 00:28
Chris JJ rumoured to #orica Orica-GreenEdge:
https://twitter.com/CycloTransfert/status/620212278550507521
That would be great, I'm loving Orica's youth policy. Once Hayman, Tuft, Weening, Lancaster and Gerrans retire, I don't think they'll have a rider over 30  :o :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 28, 2015, 10:39
Consider the source before you despair.

The joker at CN posting this is a guy who formerly claimed that his uncle was a doctor at Sky, and then decided that he was in fact a mechanic at BMC.

Don't quote the troll.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 28, 2015, 11:52
Rumor TJVG #bmc ---> #trek

 :o

https://twitter.com/CiclismoInter/status/625981518213697537
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on July 28, 2015, 12:20
http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=81727&tp=n (http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=81727&tp=n)

Ballan --> #uhc (from 17/08 when his ban ends) :o

Oh for F***s sake
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on July 28, 2015, 12:21
Chris JJ rumoured to #orica Orica-GreenEdge:

I'd like that... good fit for him from many angles
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 28, 2015, 13:32
https://twitter.com/robhatchtv/status/625997039244066816
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 28, 2015, 15:46
Cav rumors #etixx #mtn or  #trek

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LaVelocipede on July 28, 2015, 22:36
https://twitter.com/CycloTransfert/status/626143094988242951
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: stereojet on July 29, 2015, 08:35
Oh, I hope he doesn't end up at Sky. That said, could be interesting dynamic between him and mini-Roche.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 29, 2015, 09:45
Oh, I hope he doesn't end up at Sky. That said, could be interesting dynamic between him and mini-Roche.

The cousins - am sure they will be ok they have supported each other before from different teams
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: stereojet on July 29, 2015, 09:48
The cousins - am sure they will be ok they have supported each other before from different teams

Wasn't there a bit of bad blood between Martin and Roche snr? Maybe I've got confused again.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on July 29, 2015, 09:50
Wasn't there a bit of bad blood between Martin and Roche snr? Maybe I've got confused again.

Not that I know of Kimmage and Roche sure But bad blood not sure about, not sure Steven Roche is really all that loved though generally but don´t know of a real falling out
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: stereojet on July 29, 2015, 10:05
Ta. Looks like I'd remembered only part of the story and mixed a few things up. Here it is (I think):

http://www.irishpost.co.uk/sport/dan-martin-pours-cold-water-on-family-feud-with-stephen-roche


Quote
Dan Martin pours cold water on ‘family feud’ with Stephen Roche
Dan Martin pours cold water on ‘family feud’ with Stephen Roche
By Nemesha Balasundaram on April 21, 2014

dan martin ireland-n

Dan Martin

CYCLIST Dan Martin claims the media have attempted to “invent/ create a family feud” with his uncle, Irish cycling legend Stephen Roche, following controversial comments made by Roche last week.

Roche had claimed that his Birmingham-born nephew “became Irish because it suited him” and also spoke about his rift with Dan’s father, Neil Martin, also a former cyclist, during an unusually frank interview in Derry.

Suggesting that his nephew had chosen Ireland rather than Great Britain to advance his career, Roche added: “No disrespect to Dan, he basically became Irish to get on the Irish team to go to the national races.

“Which is good. It goes to show you that without Ireland helping Dan, Dan wouldn’t be where he is today. He wouldn’t have got any exposure or any international races.

“But Dan was always British. Then he became Irish because it suited him.”

The Irish Post contacted Martin this morning regarding Roche’s comments, but he refused to comment on what he labelled as a “misinterpretation”.

In an earlier tweet he said,

Martin, 27, whose mother is Roche’s sister Maria, has represented Ireland since 2006 and is competing in the Giro d’Italia, which gets underway in Ireland on May 9.

In a recent interview with the Irish Post he discussed why he made the initial decision years ago to race for Ireland instead of Great Britain and his pride in doing so.
Stephen Roche

Stephen Roche

“It was easy to ride for GB when I was young; I went to school in the UK. National series, national championships, national team was all based where I was living, but Ireland was always close to my heart,” he said.

“I’ve always supported Ireland in every other sport and the Irish Federation were always asking me to be Irish and once I moved to France there was no reason for me to stay English anymore.”

“I mean I was considered as English in my first year in the U23, but became disillusioned with how impersonal the British Federation was and the lack of respect that they show you. When you’ve got another Federation that’s really desperate to work with you that’s very appealing.

“I haven’t looked back since. I love riding for Ireland now, it’s definitely important to me, the nationality I’ve taken on.”

Speaking in Derry last week, his uncle Stephen Roche also revealed tensions existed between Martin’s father Neil and himself.

These dated back over 30 years, when Roche gained a place with a leading French team. Neil Martin had also been riding with the team, but was let go, around the time Roche was recruited. Roche said he learnt later that this had caused friction and claimed that Neil Martin had “a chip on his shoulder”.

Neil Martin has previously denied any bitterness over what happened, but has said he believed Roche could have done more to help his career.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 29, 2015, 12:45
Already posted in the stagiaire thread, but since his is a permanent move:
Alex Peters #seg --> #sky (2-year contract, as is usual for a neo-pro)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on July 30, 2015, 18:17
http://www.stickybottle.com/uncategorized/irish-champ-ryan-mullen-move-to-worldtour-team-just-days-away/

Mullen ---------> #tcg ?

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on July 30, 2015, 19:49
Mullen ---------> #tcg ?
He's going there as a stagiaire, at least. Time will tell if that's it, or if he gets a 'real' contract.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on July 31, 2015, 20:25
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20150731_01799186

Trofimov -----------> #tinkoff
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 01, 2015, 08:25
Rumour has it that the Kragh brothers will announce their new (pro) team during the Tour of Denmark.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 01, 2015, 08:51
http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/us-en/experience/the-feedzone/porte_will_join_bmc_racing_team_in_2016/ (http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/us-en/experience/the-feedzone/porte_will_join_bmc_racing_team_in_2016/)

It's official:
Richie Porte #sky --> #bmc

Let's see if they continue trying to make him a GT contender, or let him ride (and win) all WT one-week stage races instead.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on August 01, 2015, 11:43
Ivan Santaromita not confirmed by Orica for 2016

on twitter he blames himself for the bad choice he did 2 years ago


by the way: Orica has been quiet about new signings (they have 4 newcomers from the Ais team: Edmondson, Power, Ewan and Haig)
Weening prolongs until 2017, Impey there too (Gerrans it was already known)
in 2016 Yates brothers and Chaves contracts run out
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on August 01, 2015, 12:01
https://www.twitter.com/vayerism/status/627399309085044736
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 01, 2015, 13:19
Ivan Santaromita not confirmed by Orica for 2016

on twitter he blames himself for the bad choice he did 2 years ago
Interesting. Could mean all kinds of things.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 02, 2015, 08:53
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-orica-greenedge-ficha-el-caracter-de-amets-txurruka-02-08-2015 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-orica-greenedge-ficha-el-caracter-de-amets-txurruka-02-08-2015)

Txurruka #cajarural --> #orica

Go Amets! :win
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 02, 2015, 09:17
Alex Edmondson & Jack Haig re-sign with #orica Orica-GreenEdge.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 02, 2015, 09:18
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-orica-greenedge-ficha-el-caracter-de-amets-txurruka-02-08-2015 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-orica-greenedge-ficha-el-caracter-de-amets-txurruka-02-08-2015)

Txurruka #cajarural --> #orica

Go Amets! :win

:o

crazy
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: 42x16ss on August 03, 2015, 00:50
Interesting. Could mean all kinds of things.
That's a shame, apart from Beppu, nobody's had any issues at OGE, even Teklehaimanot left on very good terms. I hope it's not an issue with the team.

Post Merge: August 03, 2015, 00:52
:o

crazy
Freakin sweeeeet!!! Shame it looks like Clarke is leaving, they could have made a great pairing. Also, Rob Power (2nd overall 2014 Tour d l'Avenir) is confirmed as well as Alex Edmondson.

OGE continuing an excellent youth policy.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 03, 2015, 08:30
Shame it looks like Clarke is leaving, they could have made a great pairing.

Clarke could and should do more. Perhaps a move will deliver a kick because I really enjoy watching him.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 03, 2015, 09:25
https://twitter.com/JensenJuul/status/628116239773237248

Juul-Jensen #tinkoff --> #orica confirmed (2016-2017)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on August 03, 2015, 09:42

Juul-Jensen #tinkoff --> #orica confirmed (2016-2017)

Thrilled with this news... I think he'll do just fine.
Now I just need some rumours / news for Special Breschel
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 03, 2015, 11:25
http://www.vic.cycling.org.au/News/new-zealand-star-set-to-light-up-great-south-coast-tour (http://www.vic.cycling.org.au/News/new-zealand-star-set-to-light-up-great-south-coast-tour)

#avanti *nz Patrick Bevin did a two-week training camp with #tinkoff in July. Interest from them and other pro teams, apparently.


http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/luca-guercilena-theres-a-35-chance-of-trek-signing-mark-cavendish/ (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/luca-guercilena-theres-a-35-chance-of-trek-signing-mark-cavendish/)

#trek DS Guercilena puts the chance of them signing Cav to 35%.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 04, 2015, 14:27
#lizarte Jorge Arcas --> #movistar Movistar

Pablo Lastras, Gorka Izagirre, Beñat Intxausti, Adriano Malori and John Gadret will leave the team

http://www.ciclo21.com/movistar-ficha-a-arcas-y-da-cinco-bajas/

edit:

https://twitter.com/luisgui2/status/628556624727265280

-> Malori might still stay with the team
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 04, 2015, 14:52
#lizarte Jorge Arcas --> #movistar Movistar

Pablo Lastras, Gorka Izagirre, Beñat Intxausti, Adriano Malori and John Gadret will leave the team

http://www.ciclo21.com/movistar-ficha-a-arcas-y-da-cinco-bajas/

edit:

https://twitter.com/luisgui2/status/628556624727265280

-> Malori might still stay with the team

Intxausti leaving would surprise me...

Gorka has always struck me as the marginally less good Izagirre brother, which is why his link to #sky was odd. I'd have thought Caja Rural would be more likely, as a ready-made replacement for Amets.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 04, 2015, 15:32
Intxausti leaving would surprise me...

it's about :betting I think. They just can't afford him anymore, also Gorka, who has improved massively over the past two years. He will ask for a lot more money now than back then when he was just an #euskaltel leftover. I can't really see him signing for Caja Rural
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 04, 2015, 15:37
it's about :betting I think. They just can't afford him anymore, also Gorka, who has improved massively over the past two years. He will ask for a lot more money now than back then when he was just an #euskaltel leftover. I can't really see him signing for Caja Rural

Difficult, though. The risk is that one or two big names (Quintana, N and Valverde, in this instance) take up such a chunk of the budget that you lose other big talents. Costa, for example... it was no secret that Unzue couldn't afford to pay both Costa and Quintana what they were worth (more so when Costa then went and won the Worlds, of course).

But if you don't pay riders like Gorka or Intxausti or Anacona or Malori what they are worth, they leave - and rightly so. But that means that your potential GT winners are being supported by riders who are too old to get a contract at another WT team (Anton), but who don't offer the sort of protection you need in the mountains (à la Richie Porte), or neo-pros who aren't strong enough yet.

Movistar need Gorka and Intxausti and Anacona and Malori. Pablo Lastras and Igor Anton might be cheaper, but they can't do what they once did.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 04, 2015, 15:59
I guess Lastras will just retire?! He is about to turn 40 in January
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 04, 2015, 16:06
Former Sky stagiaire Davide Martinelli has signed a pro contract (2016-17) with ... #etixx Etixx-Quick Step.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 04, 2015, 18:47
https://twitter.com/CycloTransfert/status/628597417525542912

Naesen and Campenaerts ----------->  #lotto ?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 04, 2015, 18:59
Naesen has another year on his contract with #topsport. He must have, as a neo-pro
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: 42x16ss on August 05, 2015, 01:03
http://www.vic.cycling.org.au/News/new-zealand-star-set-to-light-up-great-south-coast-tour (http://www.vic.cycling.org.au/News/new-zealand-star-set-to-light-up-great-south-coast-tour)

#avanti *nz Patrick Bevin did a two-week training camp with #tinkoff in July. Interest from them and other pro teams, apparently.


http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/luca-guercilena-theres-a-35-chance-of-trek-signing-mark-cavendish/ (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/luca-guercilena-theres-a-35-chance-of-trek-signing-mark-cavendish/)

#trek DS Guercilena puts the chance of them signing Cav to 35%.
Great to see interest in Bevin, he's a versatile rider, similar to McCarthy but with a bigger sprint. If he adapts well he should be a solid addition to their classics squad alongside Sagan, Bennati, Tosatto and McCarthy.

I want to see Cav go to Astana, or Saxo. Just for the LOL's  ;)  :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 05, 2015, 10:08
Naesen has another year on his contract with #topsport. He must have, as a neo-pro

Although itself Pro-Conti, Topsport still considers itself a feeder team and it would almost certainly let Naesen go if he gets an offer. Don't rate the guy that highly myself but the numbers must be good.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 05, 2015, 17:48
 #champfr Steven Tronet  #auber ---> #bretagne (will be known as Fortuneo-Vital Concept in 2016). One-year deal only.

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/45035-steven-tronet-chez-fortuneo-vital-concept.html (FR)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 07, 2015, 09:51
Pippo #lampre ----> #tinkoff

adam blythe rumor to ---> #tinkoff

maybe Oleg believes in Peter 2ndagain a little

I expect S Clarke to sign for #bmc
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 07, 2015, 09:55
Pippo #lampre ----> #tinkoff
Is that confirmed?! :o

I expect S Clarke to sign for #bmc
BMC - where pro careers go to fizzle out. :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 07, 2015, 10:01
Is that confirmed?! :o
BMC - where pro careers go to fizzle out. :D

really? BMC 3.0 seems to be the team of development to me  ;)

and yes Pippo is confirmed 99% team prsser to come
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 09, 2015, 20:44
http://cyclingquotes.com/news/txurruka_praises_caja_rural_in_open_letter/

Quote
"A new chapter opens in my sporting career, in 2016 I will ride with the Orica GreenEDGE team. It is an opportunity to return to the World Tour, and I do so with a special team," he wrote.

 

"I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA team for these three unforgettable years. They took a chance on me and trusted me from the beginning. I will always carry this team in my heart, for the enthusiasm they instilled in me, for putting their trust in me and because I was wearing this jersey when I had my very first win as a professional. I have had five in total with them. I am very grateful to the entire team for these three fantastic years, during which I have grown very fond of this family. I will continue to be their fan always.

 

"My goal is to continue focused on finishing this season in the best possible way, I owe it to the team, to my teammates, to fans and also to myself. So I want to focus on ending this year with the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA team as they deserve. We have important commitments ahead and the entire team will work hard to bring this great year to an even greater close."

:carrot  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 11, 2015, 10:10
@AstanaTeam announces renewal of Andrei Grivko, Dmitriy Gruzdev and Laurens de Vreese another season

https://twitter.com/ZonaMatxin/status/631028879478669312
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 11, 2015, 10:51
#lotto (U23) VAN GESTEL Dries --> #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
#lotto (U23) VAN ROOY Kenneth --> #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise

they would also like to sign Laurens de Plus, but he is more likely to go to Lotto Soudal

Source: today's Het Nieuwsblad
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 11, 2015, 12:11
#lotto (U23) VAN GESTEL Dries --> #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
#lotto (U23) VAN ROOY Kenneth --> #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise

they would also like to sign Laurens de Plus, but he is more likely to go to Lotto Soudal

Source: today's Het Nieuwsblad

A great example of the utility of #topsport in Belgian Flemish cycling. These two are 21 and 20 years old respectively. #lotto probably feels that they can mature a bit at #topsport and save itself the budget in the meantime.

Meanwhile it will cherrypick De Plus who offers different possibilities even at nineteen. De Plus is an Ardennes / climber very much in the image of Tim Wellens, Lotto's other success in this area.

Since Greipel has more to give and the team has capable second stringers in De Haes, Boeckmans and Debusschere it seems likely that Sergeant now wants to develop his skinnier stable along the lines of Gallopin, Wellens, De Clercq and Benoot, especially since VDB2 has left the building.

What he still doesn't have though, given Roelandts' obvious limits, is a decent outfit of cobblers.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 11, 2015, 22:01
http://www.teamroompot.nl/nl/nieuws/i/33-nieuws/154-pieter-weening-volgend-jaar-weer-in-het-oranje (http://www.teamroompot.nl/nl/nieuws/i/33-nieuws/154-pieter-weening-volgend-jaar-weer-in-het-oranje)

Weening #orica -> #roompot

The press release mentions his 15 GTs and his attacking riding, and that he's a good rider to work with. Also, he is one of those guys who add to a GT wildcard bid. With the Giro starting in *nl again next year, might they try to get in there? Or is it just a guy in the later years of his career not being offered a better deal elsewhere?

Personally, I think the 2016 Giro will be very difficult to get into: All 4 *it ProConti teams are likely to continue, and they will all get a wildcard. Then there's #ccc which may be a Polish team, but has a huge Italian component (the importance of which can hardly be stressed enough); they are very, very likely to get a wildcard too. I don't see #roompot getting into the 2016 Giro - but Weening could show himself in some lower-level races. Catalunya?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 11, 2015, 23:39
no idea, but it's cool anyway, and totally unexpected  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: 42x16ss on August 12, 2015, 03:10
http://www.teamroompot.nl/nl/nieuws/i/33-nieuws/154-pieter-weening-volgend-jaar-weer-in-het-oranje (http://www.teamroompot.nl/nl/nieuws/i/33-nieuws/154-pieter-weening-volgend-jaar-weer-in-het-oranje)

Weening #orica -> #roompot

The press release mentions his 15 GTs and his attacking riding, and that he's a good rider to work with. Also, he is one of those guys who add to a GT wildcard bid. With the Giro starting in *nl again next year, might they try to get in there? Or is it just a guy in the later years of his career not being offered a better deal elsewhere?

Personally, I think the 2016 Giro will be very difficult to get into: All 4 *it ProConti teams are likely to continue, and they will all get a wildcard. Then there's #ccc which may be a Polish team, but has a huge Italian component (the importance of which can hardly be stressed enough); they are very, very likely to get a wildcard too. I don't see #roompot getting into the 2016 Giro - but Weening could show himself in some lower-level races. Catalunya?
We know that they will get an invite to Amstel, Weening may even be enough to get them into Fleche and Liege as well. It's unlikely that they will ride any GT's in the next two years but with Weening and another couple of decent names they should end up doing pretty much all of the big Benelux stage races and a couple of the other WT/HC stage races too such as Romandie, Pologne, Austria, Bayern Rundfahrt etc.

I see it as a good signing for a growing Pro Conti team.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 12, 2015, 09:21
We know that they will get an invite to Amstel, Weening may even be enough to get them into Fleche and Liege as well. It's unlikely that they will ride any GT's in the next two years but with Weening and another couple of decent names they should end up doing pretty much all of the big Benelux stage races and a couple of the other WT/HC stage races too such as Romandie, Pologne, Austria, Bayern Rundfahrt etc.

I see it as a good signing for a growing Pro Conti team.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/weening-moves-to-roompot-for-2016/

He fends off the glue factory by playing the experience card. Works well. In the above, there's a hint that OGRE offered him a deal ("I could stay in Australia and I have had four great years") but he didn't take it.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on August 12, 2015, 09:40
Interesting move from Roompot.

On the surface he seems quite and obvious signing, but he has done things differently in the past.

Want to see a bit more from Hoogerland now.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 12, 2015, 09:40
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/weening-moves-to-roompot-for-2016/

He fends off the glue factory by playing the experience card. Works well. In the above, there's a hint that OGRE offered him a deal ("I could stay in Australia and I have had four great years") but he didn't take it.

yep, also confirmed in de Telegraaf today:

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(gt)

After the Tour de France Weening asked Roompot himself. "Actually it was a surprise to get a call from a rider like Weening, who still is in contention with the best riders of the world", Boogard said.

[...]

"I could have stayed at Greenedge for another two years indeed [,said Weening], and also earn a bit more money. But I am satisfied with the offer Roompot made me. I like the whole approach of the team, and the people at Roompot are really enthusiastic about their work. It's not that I am going to take things easy. I want to get the best out of myself for a few more years and think that such a young, new environment stimulates me. In doing so, I find the idea of an entire Dutch team nice. After all these years of traveling around the world, it's also nice to be accompanied only by compatriots again."

according to that article, the team also has an eye on Laurens Ten Dam, and on a Giro invitation as well.

Additionally, Jens Mouris will not get a new contract at Greenedge. He is looking for a new team
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 12, 2015, 09:44
Meanwhile it will cherrypick De Plus who offers different possibilities even at nineteen. De Plus is an Ardennes / climber very much in the image of Tim Wellens, Lotto's other success in this area.

Since Greipel has more to give and the team has capable second stringers in De Haes, Boeckmans and Debusschere it seems likely that Sergeant now wants to develop his skinnier stable along the lines of Gallopin, Wellens, De Clercq and Benoot, especially since VDB2 has left the building.

What he still doesn't have though, given Roelandts' obvious limits, is a decent outfit of cobblers.

more about de Plus from today's Het Nieuwsblad

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Lefevere and Sergeant fight for de Plus

He is 19, promise, comes from Ninove and is hunted wild: Laurens De Plus. His Palmares of this season looks impressive: fifth in the Ardennes arrow, second in the Ronde de l'Isard, fourth in the peace race, second in the Valle d'Aosta and sixth in the tour of Alsace. All highly regarded climbing contests for promises. It is not uncommon for the rider of the U21 team of Lotto-Soudal by different professional teams the Court is made. Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise showed interest, but must play second fiddle to the budgets of the Worldtour teams will start. Marc Sergeant (Lotto-Soudal) and Patrick Lefevere (Etixx-Quick Step) are the biggest candidates to the young Belgian. Sergeant wanted to let only de Plus in the summer of 2016 to come across as he did before with Tim Wellens and Nishad backer, but sees itself by the interest from other teams forced to act faster. Also Lefevere sees bread in de Plus and invited him and his father once for an interview. In addition, Lefevere but what like the greatest talent of the U21 team Lotto-Soudal underhand way after Kurt Van De Wouwer last year three Juniors of Avia Canseco Team to the promises of Lotto-Soudal provoked. The management of de Plus would not comment.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 12, 2015, 10:35
This may be a slightly controversial contention but I think youngsters have to be nuts to ride for #etixx. To me it looks like that team is even worse than Sky for getting lost inside.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 12, 2015, 12:21
This may be a slightly controversial contention but I think youngsters have to be nuts to ride for #etixx. To me it looks like that team is even worse than Sky for getting lost inside.
Remember Guillaume van Keirsbulck? He was heralded as the next big thing in Flemish cycling, signed for #etixx after only 1 U23 year. What has he done since? Won the Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde and a stage in the ENECO Tour.

He's arguably been overtaken by Theuns and other young Flemings ... for now. He could become a cobbled classic winner next year - or go the next 5 seasons without taking a big win.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on August 12, 2015, 12:29
Rumours that Cav is speaking to Ulrika.

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 12, 2015, 12:42
Rumours that Cav is speaking to Ulrika.

Orica?  now that would be weird
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on August 12, 2015, 13:07
Orica?  now that would be weird

It would work. Ewan could learn, Cav would get the GT and big race sprint role, Matthews and Cav don't overlap really as Bling would do hilly and be part of the lead-out on flat. Cort Neilson could learn lots too. And of course Cav has proven that he can be part of a good TTT.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 12, 2015, 13:56
#tinkoff presser  riders with 2016 contracts



he Tinkoff-Saxo riders that already have contracts for 2016 are, in alphabetical order: Ivan Basso (ITA), Daniele Bennati (ITA), Maciej Bodnar (POL), Pavel Brutt (RUS), Alberto Contador (ESP), Robert Kiserlovski (CRO), Roman Kreuziger (CZE), Rafal Majka (POL), Sergio Paulihno (POR), Michael Rogers (AUS), Ivan Rovny (RUS), Juraj Sagan (SVK), Peter Sagan (SVK) and Michael Valgren (DEN).

Tomorrow, August 13, Tinkoff-Saxo will unveil the first names of the current riders whose contracts will be extended into the upcoming season. Further extensions as well as new acquisitions will be announced during the second half of August.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 12, 2015, 23:24
Well with Kwiatkowski definitely going and the possible/probable departure of Uran, it does leave a big uphill void in the team. It wouldn't be De Plus's job to fill that, but even if they went out and signed Barguil or Dan Martin or bargain basement JVDB, there would still be plenty of climbing cake to go round - Alaphilippe seems to have done alright for himself this year.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: 42x16ss on August 13, 2015, 03:08
Remember Guillaume van Keirsbulck? He was heralded as the next big thing in Flemish cycling, signed for #etixx after only 1 U23 year. What has he done since? Won the Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde and a stage in the ENECO Tour.

He's arguably been overtaken by Theuns and other young Flemings ... for now. He could become a cobbled classic winner next year - or go the next 5 seasons without taking a big win.
Any young potential cobbles specialist at Etixx is going to be behind Terpstra, Boonen, Stybar, Trentin, Keisse and Meersman in the pecking order. Van Keirsbulck is going ok, he just doesn't get the same opportunity to ride for himself. He's had a few strong rides in support of the guys I mentioned earlier.

Post Merge: August 13, 2015, 03:13
It would work. Ewan could learn, Cav would get the GT and big race sprint role, Matthews and Cav don't overlap really as Bling would do hilly and be part of the lead-out on flat. Cort Neilson could learn lots too. And of course Cav has proven that he can be part of a good TTT.
I can't see it.

Ewan is 21 and he's already pushing the big name sprinters hard. Howard, Meyer and Mouris are leaving so there won't be much of a lead out train apart from Lancaster, while the rest of the squad is puncheurs, rouleurs/classics guys and promising young climbers.

Orica need a team lead that gives the likes of Yates, Yates, Chaves, Haig, Power and Jensen some direction and purpose in the mountains.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 13, 2015, 06:59
Any young potential cobbles specialist at Etixx is going to be behind Terpstra, Boonen, Stybar, Trentin, Keisse and Meersman in the pecking order. Van Keirsbulck is going ok, he just doesn't get the same opportunity to ride for himself. He's had a few strong rides in support of the guys I mentioned earlier.

Post Merge: August 13, 2015, 03:13
I can't see it.

Ewan is 21 and he's already pushing the big name sprinters hard. Howard, Meyer and Mouris are leaving so there won't be much of a lead out train apart from Lancaster, while the rest of the squad is puncheurs, rouleurs/classics guys and promising young climbers.

Orica need a team lead that gives the likes of Yates, Yates, Chaves, Haig, Power and Jensen some direction and purpose in the mountains.

Little Cam Meyer is leaving as well hmmm Iam or Drapac ?  :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 13, 2015, 08:30
This may be a slightly controversial contention but I think youngsters have to be nuts to ride for #etixx. To me it looks like that team is even worse than Sky for getting lost inside.

according to today's Het NIeuwsblad, he still signed for them though, and will ride for #etixx in 2016. Lotto got Campenaerts instead

#lotto (U23) DE PLUS Laurens --> #etixx Etixx-Quick Step
#topsport CAMPENAERTS Victor --> #lotto Lotto Soudal
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: 42x16ss on August 13, 2015, 10:52
Little Cam Meyer is leaving as well hmmm Iam or Drapac ?  :D
I'd like him to go to IAM, he'll get more chances but I can see Drapac going for him to get more invites. He may want to race with Trav again too.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 13, 2015, 11:06
#tinkoff extensions



Jesper Hansen, Michael Kolar, Pawel Poljanski, Ivan Rovny, Nikolay Trusov and Jay McCarthy

http://www.tinkoffsaxo.com/news/tinkoff-saxo-announces-six-extensions-2016-team/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 13, 2015, 21:42
http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/43876-jeremy-maison-neo-pro-a-la-fdj.html#.Vcz-a_lVhHw

Maison ----------> #fdj

FDJ beefing up their future climbing roster (and they sure need it). Top-ten last year at l'Avenir and some other good climbing results recently.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dan-martin-to-leave-cannondale-garmin-at-the-end-of-this-season/

Martin -----------> ???

Hesjedal leaving and now Martin. Will they sign somebody or hope that Dombrowski and other youngsters can step up?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 13, 2015, 22:59
http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/43876-jeremy-maison-neo-pro-a-la-fdj.html#.Vcz-a_lVhHw

Maison ----------> #fdj

FDJ beefing up their future climbing roster (and they sure need it). Top-ten last year at l'Avenir and some other good climbing results recently.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dan-martin-to-leave-cannondale-garmin-at-the-end-of-this-season/

Martin -----------> ???

Hesjedal leaving and now Martin. Will they sign somebody or hope that Dombrowski and other youngsters can step up?

Maison has been knocking at the door for a while and Garmin isn't going to have any decent riders left at this rate.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on August 13, 2015, 23:41
Maison has been knocking at the door for a while and Garmin isn't going to have any decent riders left at this rate.

are we sure Ryder will leave?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: AG on August 14, 2015, 01:18
I am really surprised that Orica are letting him go.  He seemed to fit very well within the team

also - re Ivan Santaromita ... no it isnt really a happy parting

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    Here, I lost my way and I lost my motivation." - Ivan Santaromita

The 31-year-old told Cyclingnews that "I'm a Grand Tour rider"; his obvious problem being he wasn't selected to ride the any three-week races this year, and will not be riding the upcoming Vuelta a España.

"My contract is finished and I don't want to stay with the team. Both parties are happy to close the contract. I want to change – I'm looking for a good team where I can find new motivation because here I lost my way and I lost my motivation," he said.

"I think we have two mentalities that are opposite with Italian and Australian – that's just how it is."

Santaromita, part of Cadel Evans' Tour de France-winning coterie at BMC Racing in 2011, says he's in negotiations with two other teams, with a clear preference to ride for a Grand Tour contender.

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/fragment/clarke-santaromita-leave-oge
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: 42x16ss on August 14, 2015, 03:11
Not letting him race the Giro was a slap in the face IMO and left the team without any support for Chaves
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 14, 2015, 08:49
according to today's het Nieuwsblad, #etixx Lefevere will not sign Jurgen van den Broeck - he wants to focus on younger riders. Currently Iam looks like the most likely destination for van den Broeck, but also Katusha and Trek are still possible. Greenedge said no for monetary reasons

Bart de Clercq and Gert Dockx are likely to stay with #lotto Lotto Soudal
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 14, 2015, 09:43
according to today's het Nieuwsblad, #etixx Lefevere will not sign Jurgen van den Broeck - he wants to focus on younger riders. Currently Iam looks like the most likely destination for van den Broeck, but also Katusha and Trek are still possible. Greenedge said no for monetary reasons

JVDB2 the 'one race a year' rider who in thirteen seasons, many of which were spent as team leader, has two pro wins to his name.

Sure he has finished very high in GTs but he occupied a special, some might say unique, position at Lotto especially after Evans left. Most other teams at WT level would have demanded more from him that sitting on wheels his entire career.

What he has achieved is superb in many ways but it was always going to be a bit awkward if and when he decided to move on.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 14, 2015, 09:54
#greenedge MOURIS Jens --> #drapac Drapac Pro Cycling
#drapac WIPPERT Wouter --> #tcg Team Cannondale Garmin

http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/wielersport/24374476/__Jens_Mouris_verkast_naar_Drapac__.html
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 14, 2015, 09:59
JVDB2 the 'one race a year' rider who in thirteen seasons, many of which were spent as team leader, has two pro wins to his name.

I could only remember the one in the Dauphine to be honest ;)

at Katusha he could have a similar role like Machado for example, I think. Especially now with the new Russian GT hope Ilnur Zakarin. IAM would probably be the best choice for him, he could even be their leader for the Giro maybe.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on August 14, 2015, 10:28
Some news re  #tinkoff Matti Breschel from Ekstra Bladet here (http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/cykling/matti-om-tinkoff-fremtid-jeg-forhandler-stadig/5684578) (In Danish) 

Basically....

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- I still have contact and dialogue with Tinkoff-Saxo, but there are also other teams involved. So I can not say anything definite yet.

Despite the uncertain future reject the Dane to go down and run on Pro Continental level...

- Only World Tour teams that are in the picture, But I can say that it is not Orica Green Edge, I'm talking to.

Wouldn't be drawn on which ones obviously...

- It goes probably not, because I would rather like to avoid slamming doors anywhere.

Can you reveal if you prefer to stay with Tinkoff-Saxo or new challenges, just waiting?

- I would also like to keep to myself, and I have to wait a little longer to get it resolved, but I hope to have it in place before the World Cup.

Another interview also revealed he has no agent as such... just himself and his father.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 14, 2015, 18:42
#iam Sebastien Reichenbach --> #fdj FDJ

https://twitter.com/EquipeFDJ/status/632241019548004352

he wasn't happy with the offer IAM made him (I don't know if it was about the money or down to the fact that they only offered him a one year deal only) - so FDJ it is instead
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on August 15, 2015, 17:02
https://www.twitter.com/KjetilAnda/status/632575245036204033
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 16, 2015, 09:01
https://twitter.com/katushacycling/status/632801398145568768

Morkov ----------> #katusha
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on August 16, 2015, 09:38
https://twitter.com/katushacycling/status/632801398145568768

Morkov ----------> #katusha

Good fit imo, also nice to see some ø's in that tweet  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 16, 2015, 15:53
Lots of Lampre rumours via Cyclisme Mercato.

In

Hesjedal
Pirazzi
Guardini (presumably at least one of Modolo and Bonifazio leaving if true)

Out

Mario Costa
Oliveira (WT teams after him)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 16, 2015, 15:59
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/632899380018855937
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on August 16, 2015, 18:16
https://www.twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/632921631090999296

Slagter and Van Baarle prolong

sad to see Ryder leave (Lampre rumors)

I never thought one day I would root for Lampre or Etixx  (Ryder and D.Martin)  :lol

actually if I see them winning, the regret of not seeing them in Argyle would prevail...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 17, 2015, 00:18
Good fit imo, also nice to see some ø's in that tweet  :cool
It's going to be a Dane working for/leading out a Norwegian ... :angry

;)

It is a good fit, and it's good that Mørkøv realises he'll never be a real top rider, and instead goes for supporting one of those (Kristoff) instead of plugging away with 1-2 sprint victories per season for himself and be happy with that. :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on August 17, 2015, 09:40
It's going to be a Dane working for/leading out a Norwegian ... :angry

;)

It is a good fit, and it's good that Mørkøv realises he'll never be a real top rider, and instead goes for supporting one of those (Kristoff) instead of plugging away with 1-2 sprint victories per season for himself and be happy with that. :cool

I did not see it coming at all, but I can see it working out very well... he's fast enough and a good tactician .

I guess the Danish / Norwegian thing is like our Jersey / Guernsey  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on August 17, 2015, 14:50
It's going to be a Dane working for/leading out a Norwegian ... :angry

;)

It is a good fit, and it's good that Mørkøv realises he'll never be a real top rider, and instead goes for supporting one of those (Kristoff) instead of plugging away with 1-2 sprint victories per season for himself and be happy with that. :cool

I don't really see this as giving up his ambition, I mean he will still be working on his sprinting even if he is "just" the leadout man. Really I see it as a recognition on his part that the sprint/leadout is what he should focus on instead of trying to become a support rider for a GC man, I would say that is a right disposition on his part.

I guess the Danish / Norwegian thing is like our Jersey / Guernsey  ;)

Nah we like Norway. Sweden is the country that the rest of the northern countries dislike :Sleepy: as a matter of fact me and a Norwegian friend of mine used to refer to it as Nazi-Sweden. That was until his dad decided that they was moving to Sweden  :lol

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 17, 2015, 15:05
I don't really see this as giving up his ambition, I mean he will still be working on his sprinting even if he is "just" the leadout man. Really I see it as a recognition on his part that the sprint/leadout is what he should focus on instead of trying to become a support rider for a GC man, I would say that is a right disposition on his part.

Nah we like Norway. Sweden is the country that the rest of the northern countries dislike :Sleepy: as a matter of fact me and a Norwegian friend of mine used to refer to it as Nazi-Sweden. That was until his dad decided that they was moving to Sweden  :lol

although you got your right wing holding the balance of Power before Sweden  :P

but yes the history of Sweden is somewhat murky especially during the 2nd world war
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on August 17, 2015, 15:33
although you got your right wing holding the balance of Power before Sweden  :P

but yes the history of Sweden is somewhat murky especially during the 2nd world war

Obviously we was just joking around, and it was indeed a WWII reference, which to be fair made more sense on my friends behalf than mine. Because as everybody knows Denmark was not with Hitler, we just co-operated :fp

I'm not going to comment on current day danish politics, the last election was basically a racism competition, it gets me quite stirred. At least in Sweden everybody else simply ignore the far right instead of working with them.

Another thread successfully derailed, sorry  :shh

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: t-72 on August 17, 2015, 19:44
When derailed I carry on......
The better comparison is that Denmark was to Norway what the UK was to the USA (or Canada) and what Portugal was to Brazil. Despite all the tax money sent overseas, in the end, the shared cultural heritage weighs heavier than the envy, and none of these relations are particularly hateful these days.
However, the fact that Norway was a colony for 400 years and historically has a lot in common with the countries in America is often missed!


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Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 18, 2015, 06:57
Not sure if we had these already but ...

Aimé De Gendt (no relation) U23 --> #topsport
Maxime Farazijn (yes relation) U23 --> #topsport

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/45418-de-gendt-et-farazijn-pros-chez-topsport-vlaanderen-baloise.html (FR)

And a couple of well-deserved bouncebacks:

Ignatas Konovalovas #marseille --> #fdj

Julien Loubet #marseille --> #bretagne

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/45423-ignatas-konovalovas-a-la-fdj-en-2016.html (FR)
http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/45424-julien-loubet-chez-fortuneo-vital-concept.html (FR)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 18, 2015, 07:31
and a Meh

https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/633526025553608704

Martin #tcg ----> #etixx confirmed

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 18, 2015, 18:25
https://twitter.com/craiglewis85/status/633351072073945088

Gardening and smoking a pipe ----------------> #tcg
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 19, 2015, 07:14
Confirmed rumors

https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/633883598341447680
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on August 19, 2015, 09:25
https://twitter.com/craiglewis85/status/633351072073945088

Gardening and smoking a pipe ----------------> #tcg

Lewis was one of the old guard from the TIAA CREF team (that became slipstream, garmin, chipotle, etc etc)

he had thad bad crash a few years ago, Tour de Georgia 2004. Vaughters took care of him and helped him recover and kept him on board until 2007 (he then signed for High Road)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 19, 2015, 10:50
https://twitter.com/robhatchtv/status/633938098263597056
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 19, 2015, 11:45
https://twitter.com/BoraArgon18/status/633952670852775936
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 19, 2015, 15:25
https://twitter.com/BoraArgon18/status/633952670852775936

Very talented young man and at 21 he has a lot of potential and plenty of development ahead of him.

Winning international U23 races at 19 years old is a terrific pointer. Looking forward to seeing what he can do.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 19, 2015, 15:48
https://twitter.com/velonews/status/634013683174105088

maybe Cannondale might be getting back on track

3 young exciting signing so far
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on August 19, 2015, 19:29
Trofimov seems like a great signing for Tinkoff. Very good mountain domestique for Alberto.
From #katusha to #tinkoff, remember no love lost between katusha and Oleg. :o
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 19, 2015, 20:24
Trofimov seems like a great signing for Tinkoff. Very good mountain domestique for Alberto.
From #katusha to #tinkoff, remember no love lost between katusha and Oleg. :o
Plus, he's Russian champion, so it's another step away from Denmark in terms of PR and team identity.

I am 100% sure his kit will be awful, though.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 20, 2015, 09:10
Via Ollie

https://twitter.com/Vaughters/status/634088166425649152

Woods --------------> #tcg
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on August 20, 2015, 15:45
Teddy Theuns is an interesting one.

I took a punt on him at 150-1 for Paris Roubaix this year based on how he had started the season.

He looks a class act in the same sort of mould as Thomas de Gendt did on Topsport/Vlanderen.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 20, 2015, 15:48
Laurens De Plus 3 year deal at #etixx
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 21, 2015, 07:23
Woods as expected signs for #tcg
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 21, 2015, 09:35
:lol :lol

#katusha

For whom the survey has lost another of the nine Katyusha: Rodriguez Moreno, Isajtsjev, Kotsjetkov, Losada, Machado, Smukulis, Vicioso and Vorganov.

https://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsporza.be%2Fcm%2Fsporza%2Fwielrennen%2FVuelta%2F1.2419346

Russian Egor Silin and Yuri Trofimov got drunk in Rio

:beer
I'm starting the rumour of Silin #katusha -> #tinkoff ... :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 21, 2015, 09:47
I'm starting the rumour of Silin #katusha -> #tinkoff ... :lol
There's a stick in the wheels:
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/634646606273507333

Will the drinking buddies Oleg, Yuri and Egor be united, or does poor Egor have to wait for a whole year at the no-fun Katusha guys? Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on August 21, 2015, 10:44
happy to see Cult-Stoelting have a team for 2016

you know what anyway? Saxo leaving Tinkoff is not a good sign for the Danes of Oleg´s team.

If Saxo found a team to sponsor, a few of them would be sure of getting a new contract
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on August 21, 2015, 11:00
you know what anyway? Saxo leaving Tinkoff is not a good sign for the Danes of Oleg´s team.

There was only six left anyway, of those:

Michael Valgren still has a year left on his contract
Jesper Hansen re-signed for another year already
Chris Juul-Jensen was wanted back but signed with Orica instead
Michael Mørkøv has signed with Katusha where he can work for a top sprinter
Matti Breschel reportedly has talks with several teams, including with Tinkoff
Chris Anker Sørensen I have not heard a lot about, but rumor is Bora might have interest, a good fit imo.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 21, 2015, 13:22
https://twitter.com/richardmoore73/status/634697401471774720
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 21, 2015, 15:24
https://twitter.com/CyclingUptodate/status/634732640789241856

 :o
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on August 21, 2015, 15:25
https://twitter.com/richardmoore73/status/634697401471774720

Jelly Belly probably
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on August 21, 2015, 15:26
https://twitter.com/CyclingUptodate/status/634732640789241856

 :o

Got to be better than EQS for a GC rider. Why any GC rider would sign for EQS is beyond my comprehension.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 21, 2015, 15:32
https://twitter.com/CyclingUptodate/status/634732640789241856

 :o

You've gotta think that this would only happen if JV is *completely* happy with Rigo's... "training" history. Tommy D is one thing, but if something were to emerge after he'd been signed (and presumably tested and vetted thoroughly by the Argyle machine), JV would be cooked.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 21, 2015, 16:37
Rolland #europcar --------------->#tcg

as well

both Uran and Rolland still to be conformed
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Claudio Cappuccino on August 21, 2015, 17:12
https://twitter.com/richardmoore73/status/634697401471774720
Good flipping riddens - bet Larry will find a better way to describe my feelings - for this MTFinishing wannabee cyclist.

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 21, 2015, 17:31
via Midge via someone else

Cav and Bernie are close to signing with #mtn
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 21, 2015, 19:13
:rigo teaming up with JV ... I'd have thought that completely impossible.

Shows what I know. :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 21, 2015, 22:16
Good flipping riddens - bet Larry will find a better way to describe my feelings - for this MTFinishing wannabee cyclist.

I'm just relieved for #ag2r and its tiny budget. The team can't afford to carry a wastrel like him when there are many more talented, committed professionals out there struggling for contracts.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on August 21, 2015, 22:18
You've gotta think that this would only happen if JV is *completely* happy with Rigo's... "training" history. Tommy D is one thing, but if something were to emerge after he'd been signed (and presumably tested and vetted thoroughly by the Argyle machine), JV would be cooked.

Remember too that Rigo is not hated as Ryder or Danielson or Millar. people won't break JV balls as they did for those 3.
Rigo is a likeable rider for many
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 21, 2015, 22:25
Rigo is a likeable rider for many
But why is that so?
Because the Colombians regard him as a hero and don't ask questions, and the Euros are too busy with their own to do some digging.

I hope that JV knows what he does. But we have to give Rigo the benefit of the doubt, and being signed by #tcg (as opposed to being carried around on the team since 2008) tips the weight in the right direction a bit.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 21, 2015, 23:20


I hope that JV knows what he does. But we have to give Rigo the benefit of the doubt, and being signed by #tcg (as opposed to being carried around on the team since 2008) tips the weight in the right direction a bit.

That's what I'm getting at. It would torpedo JV's entire system if any of our suspicions about Rigo were to be confirmed while he was there...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on August 22, 2015, 08:23
 #ag2r Betancur --> #movistar

tweeted by Jose Been from French paper Ouest-France

https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/634986433204371456
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on August 22, 2015, 08:23
But why is that so?
Because the Colombians regard him as a hero and don't ask questions, and the Euros are too busy with their own to do some digging.

I hope that JV knows what he does. But we have to give Rigo the benefit of the doubt, and being signed by #tcg (as opposed to being carried around on the team since 2008) tips the weight in the right direction a bit.

because that's the way internet works.
people choose who's the witch to burn and which rider to love.
Henao too is a hero in Colombia, but it looks like the Euros were busy about him (people even asked for pictures of his recovery after his crash...)
just look at the love for Tony Martin and his (too) big engine (and the love for Kwiatko until 31/12/15...) while they are riding for Lefevre... Levefre.

Uran, coming from the Taus/Van Mol team is ok (I mean for me is ok, I won't break anyone balls) while others are treated like shyte...

anyway, let's hope he has a good season, cannondale needs results after this dire 2015
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on August 22, 2015, 08:33
via Midge via someone else

Cav and Bernie are close to signing with #mtn


Here's the original

https://twitter.com/TransfertVelo/status/634751302422147074
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Claudio Cappuccino on August 22, 2015, 09:34
But why is that so?
Because the Colombians regard him as a hero and don't ask questions, and the Euros are too busy with their own to do some digging.

I hope that JV knows what he does. But we have to give Rigo the benefit of the doubt, and being signed by #tcg (as opposed to being carried around on the team since 2008) tips the weight in the right direction a bit.
He should make Rigo turn into a one day rider, for LBL and stuff, he could become great in that.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 23, 2015, 07:16
Cyril Gautier #europcar -----> #ag2r
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 23, 2015, 08:46
Cyril Gautier #europcar -----> #ag2r

Happy with this. Gautier is still young (I only just learned), has some room for improvement and likes to attack. A great buy.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 23, 2015, 19:15
Happy with this. Gautier is still young (I only just learned), has some room for improvement and likes to attack. A great buy.
Doesn't bode well for #europcar though. :(
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 23, 2015, 21:27
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/caja-rural-rga-anuncia-su-primer-fichaje-23-08-2015

Gallego -----------> #cajarural

PCS has Rubio joining too, but as far as I'm aware that's still at the rumour stage.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 23, 2015, 22:06
http://feltet.dk/nyheder/martens_forlaenger_med_lottonl/ (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/martens_forlaenger_med_lottonl/)

Martens re-signs with #jumbo Lotto-Jumbo.
There goes my idea of him becoming a leader at Cult-Stölting ... :(
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 24, 2015, 08:17
Nibali wanting out of #astana again even made it quite public he was unhappy with the support
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 24, 2015, 09:58
Nibali wanting out of #astana again even made it quite public he was unhappy with the support
If he stays on a Specialized bike, there are only 2 teams to go to:
#etixx just lost Urán, but may not have the support Nibali would want.
This is just the sort of transfer Oleg would love. #tinkoff has the support squad too, and if Nibali and Contador can arrange themselves with it (Giro & Vuelta for Nibali, Tour for Contador?), Nibali would have a team to continue on when Contador stops in a year.

If he doesn't stay on Specialized, there are a few more options:
#lampre is obvious as an Italian team. #iam wouldn't mind a big GC name.
And finally there's the possibility of a return to his old bikes ... #tcg have just announced Urán though.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 24, 2015, 10:31
If he stays on a Specialized bike, there are only 2 teams to go to:
#etixx just lost Urán, but may not have the support Nibali would want.
This is just the sort of transfer Oleg would love. #tinkoff has the support squad too, and if Nibali and Contador can arrange themselves with it (Giro & Vuelta for Nibali, Tour for Contador?), Nibali would have a team to continue on when Contador stops in a year.

If he doesn't stay on Specialized, there are a few more options:
#lampre is obvious as an Italian team. #iam wouldn't mind a big GC name.
And finally there's the possibility of a return to his old bikes ... #tcg have just announced Urán though.

To my mind, only #lampre has the yawning gap to mount an infantry division around Nibali.

With Costa's anaemic season, a complete lack of three-week stage racing talent (since Ulissi isn't a climber and Anacona doesn't TT) and a less-than-convincing Ardennes outfit, it would make a bit of sense.

But have the Galbuseras got the money to take it back to the salad days of Tonkov or Simoni?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 24, 2015, 10:36
Franck Bonnamour (Brest Iroise 2000 - U23 / #bretagne stagiaire) -->  #bretagne in 2016.

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/45606-franck-bonnamour-chez-fortuneo-vital-concept.html (FR)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 24, 2015, 10:42
#movistar Winner Winner is not on Lampre's payroll anymore for quite a while already anyway  :shh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 24, 2015, 10:55
#movistar Winner Winner is not on Lampre's payroll anymore for quite a while already anyway  :shh

He has also been renamed Third or Fourth Anacona, this year at least.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on August 24, 2015, 11:12
BMC imo also isn't a bad shout for Nibs. They have the money.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 24, 2015, 11:16
BMC imo also isn't a bad shout for Nibs. They have the money.

they may also stop end of 2016 or merge with IAM
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: AG on August 24, 2015, 11:26
and also have just signed Richie Porte

they are trying to keep TJVG ... but if not, they may be interested
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 24, 2015, 11:28
and also have just signed Richie Porte

they are trying to keep TJVG ... but if not, they may be interested

Where would Tejay go? He hasn't got enough results behind him for a big Euro team to sign him up... he needs a couple more years with a US team, I would think... Garmin are supposedly signing Rigo and Rolland, otherwise he would be a perfect fit there.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 24, 2015, 11:29
Where would Tejay go? He hasn't got enough results behind him for a big Euro team to sign him up... he needs a couple more years with a US team, I would think... Garmin are supposedly signing Rigo and Rolland, otherwise he would be a perfect fit there.

#trek
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 24, 2015, 11:30
#trek

Good call. Forgot about Trek, and their top-notch GC contenders Haimar Zubeldia and Fränk Schleck :fp
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 24, 2015, 12:56
Forgot about Trek ...

Easily done. :bah
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 24, 2015, 12:56
Kudus stay at #mtn or sign with #movistar
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 24, 2015, 13:00
Where would Tejay go?
Tejay -> #trek
Nibali -> #bmc
What a merry-go-round that would be.

I don't see Nibali at BMC though. Lampre or one of the Specialized teams.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 24, 2015, 13:03
Tejay -> #trek
Nibali -> #bmc
What a merry-go-round that would be.

I don't see Nibali at BMC though. Lampre or one of the Specialized teams.
I just can't think that Lampre have the budget for Nibali, unless someone with a big chequebook appears. Possibly someone from within the sport who is somewhat ostracised (Riis?) or a wealthy Italian with a passion for sport recently forced out of his preferred profession (Berlusconi..?!)

And to think, that paragraph started out so sensibly...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 24, 2015, 13:10
#movistar Winner Winner is not on Lampre's payroll anymore for quite a while already anyway  :shh

Yep, my mistake. I meant that other half-baked climber ... um ... Valls Ferri.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on August 24, 2015, 14:26
I don't see Nibali at BMC though. Lampre or one of the Specialized teams.

I don't see Astana letting him leave to be honest.

If they do EQS would be my guess.

Lampre has a lot of money tied up in Costa, so unless they can dump his salary somehow, ie. allowing IAM to take over his contract or something, I don't see them being able to make a push for Nibali.

Oleg is already funding some insane contracts, and with Saxo leaving, I don't see him wanting to sign another huge deal.

EQS has all the money in the world with Uran leaving on a huge deal and Cavendish likely to leave as well. Kwiatkowski was likely massively under paid so his possible departure to Sky won't aid them too much.

Of cause there is the issue of lack of support at EQS, however as long as they have roster spots this can be solved. There are plenty of guys out there. EQS need no help on the flat or intermediate. They do need climbing support. Of cause the possible signing of Dan Martin will help them there. Apart from that Chris Horner is still pulling tricks and should be available cheaply, likewise Oleg might not give Jesus Hernandez a new contract. Also the schedule on offer could make sense. Nibali to do Giro-Tour but at the tour mainly focus on stages in the end of the race, like Majka as of 2014. Martin could ride Tour-Vuelta. While Jesus and Horner do Giro-Vuelta. Also with Alaphillippe, Nibali and Martin (Dan) EQS should be deadly in the Ardennes.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 24, 2015, 14:53
Lampre has a lot of money tied up in Costa, so unless they can dump his salary somehow, ie. allowing IAM to take over his contract or something, I don't see them being able to make a push for Nibali.

Plus, Costa is under contract for next season already... and as much as it pains me to say it, he hasn't exactly done enough this season to persuade someone to buy him out (although that would inject cash into the Lampre coffers which they could then use for Nibbles).
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 24, 2015, 20:16
PCS has Rubio joining too, but as far as I'm aware that's still at the rumour stage.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-caja-rural-rga-recluta-a-otro-espanol-de-portugal-24-08-2015

Now confirmed.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 25, 2015, 07:48
https://twitter.com/Cyclingnewsfeed/status/636066906202488832
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 25, 2015, 11:11
https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/636118334740819970
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 25, 2015, 11:32
https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/636118334740819970

That will be deeply unpopular with the home fans ...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on August 25, 2015, 12:11
https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/636118334740819970

better Katusha than Astana  :P

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 25, 2015, 12:51
better Katusha than Astana  :P
Not in the eyes of the Estonians!
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 26, 2015, 10:46
Not in the eyes of the Estonians!

Taaramae signs with Katusha. Both sides of the deal table are looking for more results.

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20150826_01834857 (NL)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 26, 2015, 10:50
I actually learned about Taaramae via an SMS from my Estonian friend.

She says:

: ( W  H  Y ? ? ? : (

 :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 26, 2015, 10:51
I actually learned about Taaramae via an SMS from my Estonian friend.

She says:

 :P

He will get more freedom to go on crazy attacks that go nowhere at Katusha though.... so there is that
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 26, 2015, 11:00
He will get more freedom to go on crazy attacks that go nowhere at Katusha though.... so there is that

On the contrary, I think he wants Spilak-style freedom and even leadership at one-week stage races and maybe even GTs where J-Rod isn't riding.

Now Trofimov and Moreno are out and Kristoff monopolising everything else, there's an ideal gap to fill. Clearly he has the ability but few opportunities to show it while ever he stays in the shadow of Nibali and Aru. This was the perfect move from a career pov, but it is going to earn him a lot of grief back home.

Needless to say, I explained this more succinctly by SMS. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 26, 2015, 11:24
On the contrary, I think he wants Spilak-style freedom and even leadership at one-week stage races and maybe even GTs where J-Rod isn't riding.

Now Trofimov and Moreno are out and Kristoff monopolising everything else, there's an ideal gap to fill. Clearly he has the ability but few opportunities to show it while ever he stays in the shadow of Nibali and Aru. This was the perfect move from a career pov, but it is going to earn him a lot of grief back home.

Needless to say, I explained this more succinctly by SMS. ;)

My version of Laz on sms

Don´t be sadden by this, remember a glass is also half full, depending on ones views of course, but think of this as a free spirit being set free, or a lion being let free from it´s cage. Maybe it is better we talk about this over tee or a beer


 :lol

as I would then say to me nearly 5 year old son

You got your cheeky pants on today?

Yep  :angel 
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 26, 2015, 11:49
My version of Laz on sms

Don´t be sadden by this, remember a glass is also half full, depending on ones views of course, but think of this as a free spirit being set free, or a lion being let free from it´s cage. Maybe it is better we talk about this over tee or a beer


 :lol

as I would then say to me nearly 5 year old son

You got your cheeky pants on today?

Yep  :angel

Is nothing like me. I would never use such appalling metaphors. :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 26, 2015, 11:59
Is nothing like me. I would never use such appalling metaphors. :lol
Noo, you would never use metaphors! :rofl:
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on August 26, 2015, 12:06
I would probably just look at it from the positive side.

If Taaramäe wins it is a great Estonian win, if he loses it is a loss for the Russian team  :cool Plus there is the opportunity that he wins the National Champs and force the Russian team to make a Estonian flag colored jersey.

On to cycling, he still has Ilnur to beat out for Giro leadership and with Spilak, J-Rod and Ilnur for the week longs getting leadership could be hard there too.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 26, 2015, 13:55
https://twitter.com/veloropa/status/636521072356139008
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 26, 2015, 14:51
Ryder will ride for #trek on a 1 year deal
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 26, 2015, 14:52
https://twitter.com/TrekFactory/status/636534052368052224

*ca Hesjedal will become a #trek Ryder. ;)

I actually like this transfer, and the directions both teams are taking, both the Trekkies and the Argyles:
#tcg get a new class of riders, with Bevin, Mullen, Woods, Wippert (and last year's signings Dombrowski, Skjerping, Zepuntke) - all good prospects.
#trek get someone who doesn't give up and will show their jersey in the third week of GTs in case Mollema has disappeared - or who could be a super-dom if Bauke is still up there.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 26, 2015, 14:59
I can not think of 2 uglier sytled bike riders though so always good to have them on the same team Ryder and Bauke

Edit Siz reminded me of Froome ok so 2 out the 3 ugliest
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 26, 2015, 15:20
Ryder will ride for #trek on a 1 year deal

Which will probably means the TJVG rumor is dead and he stays at #bmc
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 26, 2015, 17:53
Which will probably means the TJVG rumor is dead and he stays at #bmc
Didn't the TJ rumour only exist on this forum...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 26, 2015, 19:20
On to cycling, he still has Ilnur to beat out for Giro leadership and with Spilak, J-Rod and Ilnur for the week longs getting leadership could be hard there too.

Yeah, forgot about Zakarin. Maybe because he is Dark Side JLb8 for sure. Be surprised if he makes it to next year's Giro. :P

Ahem, but yeah. Spilak only does well at Paris-Nice :P which leaves J-Rod to choose his big races and for Taaramae to initiate the 'Rein' of a king.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on August 26, 2015, 22:01
Yeah, forgot about Zakarin. Maybe because he is Dark Side JLb8 for sure. Be surprised if he makes it to next year's Giro. :P

No clue, I only know his past nothing more, not sure he wouldn't be a great rider anyway, either way not the right place for such a discussion.

Ahem, but yeah. Spilak only does well at Paris-Nice :P

And the TdS and Romandie of cause, leaving J-rod for T-A, Cataluna, Euskadi and Dauphine
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 26, 2015, 23:04
Good signing for Trek.  :cool

Reijnen is also rumoured to be joining them. One top-ten in Europe in his entire career suggests though that his focus will remain the NA races.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2015, 06:48
When it Reins it Pours

or something like that



https://twitter.com/veloropa/status/636775729510916096

JVDB signs with #katusha from #lotto

Unexpected move and the Russian team which was going to stop sue to lack of Russian results gets less Russian
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2015, 10:12
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/636827770648174592
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Damiano on August 27, 2015, 12:52
I'm really interested in where  *it Andrea Guardini will end up. I thought he was looking good in the beginning of the year, where he made the splits (which is big for him) in the Tour of Qatar, but he haven't really impressed in this part of the season. Tour de Pologne and Eneco Tour were some of his big goals in the last part of the season:

https://twitter.com/AndreaGuardini/status/626341589816881152

He can't climb but he's sooooo fast. He's bad at positioning and he haven't really got a lot of help from  #astana Astana. He needs to be on a team, that will sacrifice more people for him. He was rumoured to  #lampre Lampre if Bonifazio and/or Modolo leaves. Bonifazio is gone so maybe they'll sign him. Not the same kind of rider though. Also, Richeze is gone which is a big blow for Guardini, if he would end up there. Such a great leadout rider.

In my opinion he should sign with an Italian ProConti team. #southeast Southeast?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2015, 12:58
https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/636870138755710976
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: AG on August 27, 2015, 12:58
he needs a bit of racing really ... he seems lacking in the argy-bargy of main stream sprinting.   seems to get pushed off too easily, and when he pushes back he causes mayhem

it will be interesting for sure where he ends up
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 27, 2015, 13:13
I'm really interested in where  *it Andrea Guardini will end up. I thought he was looking good in the beginning of the year, where he made the splits (which is big for him) in the Tour of Qatar, but he haven't really impressed in this part of the season. Tour de Pologne and Eneco Tour were some of his big goals in the last part of the season:

https://twitter.com/AndreaGuardini/status/626341589816881152

He can't climb but he's sooooo fast. He's bad at positioning and he haven't really got a lot of help from  #astana Astana. He needs to be on a team, that will sacrifice more people for him. He was rumoured to  #lampre Lampre if Bonifazio and/or Modolo leaves. Bonifazio is gone so maybe they'll sign him. Not the same kind of rider though. Also, Richeze is gone which is a big blow for Guardini, if he would end up there. Such a great leadout rider.

In my opinion he should sign with an Italian ProConti team. #southeast Southeast?

and :welcome
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Damiano on August 27, 2015, 13:30
he needs a bit of racing really ... he seems lacking in the argy-bargy of main stream sprinting.   seems to get pushed off too easily, and when he pushes back he causes mayhem

it will be interesting for sure where he ends up

No doubt. I fear he signs a new contract with Astana.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on August 27, 2015, 16:08
Welcome to VR  :hi

I'm really interested in where  *it Andrea Guardini will end up. I thought he was looking good in the beginning of the year, where he made the splits (which is big for him) in the Tour of Qatar, but he haven't really impressed in this part of the season. Tour de Pologne and Eneco Tour were some of his big goals in the last part of the season:

A couple of pieces have to fall in place before Guardini can fall in place. Cavendish is of cause the big fish in the sprinters market, however the race to sign him is already down to 3 or 2 teams, whether or not Etixx-Quick Step is still sending out offers. Of cause there is other pieces that need to fall in place, where other (and better) Italian sprinters go will play a part. Teams will likely be hecetant to sign Guardini if they still could possibly have Modolo, Viviani or Nizzolo[1]

That being said, I would not be surprised to see him re-signing with Astana, they can hardly expect to bag a better sprinter anyway, and the race schedule he does is okay. Maybe he would like to see a GT and possibilities of a stage wins there, which could drive him elsewhere. The place I see as the absolute best fit would be AG2R. Such a move would make sense for both rider and team. AG2R has a huge interest in the Italian market, and as such he is attractive. The races on the French conti circuit have more sprint finishes than in Italy. Signing for AG2R would allow Guardini to get the best of both. ie. plenty of chances at wins in France while riding the part of the Italian scene that suits him. Apart from this AG2R would probably allow him to ride his home GT. Apart from the conti races, he could probably cherry pick a bit between what WT races has good opportunities for him. One thing though is that AG2R would likely have to bring someone else along as his lead out man, but surely that can be arranged.
 1. More on that here: http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=7431.0
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 27, 2015, 16:17
Maybe he would like to see a GT and possibilities of a stage wins there,

That's the problem with Astana at the moment... they have two Italian GT riders, so why sacrifice a shot at the Giro GC for a handful of sprint wins?

I agree with Damiano - Lampre would be a good fit. Of course, a squad with 2 riders and a bunch of neo-pros probably won't be much use, but Lampre left it late to sign riders last season as well.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on August 27, 2015, 16:35
That's the problem with Astana at the moment... they have two Italian GT riders, so why sacrifice a shot at the Giro GC for a handful of sprint wins?

I agree with Damiano - Lampre would be a good fit. Of course, a squad with 2 riders and a bunch of neo-pros probably won't be much use, but Lampre left it late to sign riders last season as well.

Lampre is a good fit, problem is they already have quite a few fast men. And ultimately it comes down to who is available, if they can get Modolo, Pelucchi or Viviani instead they will throw their love that way imo. All contract free acording to PCS (Not the best source I know, but still)

My Guess for the sprinter market[1]
Cavendish #etixx ---> #mtn
Modolo #lampre ---> #etixx
Pelucchi stays at #iam
Viviani #sky ---> #lampre
Coquard stays at #europcar
D. Van Poppel #trek ---> #jumbo
Mezgec stays at #giant
Guardini stays at #astana
 1. Setting my self up to be made fun of in the future
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 27, 2015, 19:14
My Guess for the sprinter market[1]
Cavendish #etixx ---> #mtn
Modolo #lampre ---> #etixx
Pelucchi stays at #iam
Viviani #sky ---> #lampre
Coquard stays at #europcar
D. Van Poppel #trek ---> #jumbo
Mezgec stays at #giant
Guardini stays at #astana
 1. Setting my self up to be made fun of in the future
All sound reasonable enough.
I wouldn't bet against you ... but I also wouldn't join your bet. :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 27, 2015, 21:36
https://twitter.com/trekfactory/status/636982464355807232
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/637000171159744512

#trek announce another signing "soon" (which could be anything between now and Monday).
"Great climber" apparently - The Mummy is a good guess.
I'm still crossing my fingers for Tejay, just for the laugh of it. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 27, 2015, 21:57
It's Stetina:
https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/637003499847426052

Stetina #bmc --> #trek

I really like their signings this year. Of course they'll most probably lose Jungels, that weighs up signing Ryder, Theuns and Stetina in my opinion. Huge talent they'll lose there.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on August 28, 2015, 01:26
I really like their signings this year. Of course they'll most probably lose Jungels, that weighs up signing Ryder, Theuns and Stetina in my opinion. Huge talent they'll lose there.

Not sure I agree

Stetina signing, meh. Maybe a bit over the top announcing it as a great climber, Stetina certainly fit good not great in my book. Upside, I believe it is somewhat limited, but a bit of passport value, and overall it is a nice signing.

Ryder is a good fit, solid rider how he fits into their GT teams I'm not completely sure off, but pretty sure he'll fit in okay. Also again a bit of passport value.

Theuns is the big one, huge potential there and imo bigger than in Jungels, if for nothing else because the type of rider Theuns is is simply more valuable. Lets say both pan out, well in Jungels you likely have something in-between rich mans Kristijan Đurasek and poor mans Michael Rogers. In Theuns you may have mid to late career Tom Boonen. Of cause you have to factor in that Jungels is probably further in his development, but still. With Trek not being the richest of teams, I can understand why if Jungels got a huge offer they simply let him walk, and tried to go elsewhere with their money. 
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 28, 2015, 07:48
Stetina signing, meh. Maybe a bit over the top announcing it as a great climber, Stetina certainly fit good not great in my book. Upside, I believe it is somewhat limited, but a bit of passport value, and overall it is a nice signing.

Agree. I know he's been injured and all that but when has Stetina ever lived up to the enormous hype that surrounded him coming into the scene? Another product of the US media desperation for a new You Know Who.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 28, 2015, 19:58
Stetina

#bmc ----> #trek
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 28, 2015, 20:00
oh, really? :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on August 28, 2015, 20:30
Agree. I know he's been injured and all that but when has Stetina ever lived up to the enormous hype that surrounded him coming into the scene? Another product of the US media desperation for a new You Know Who.

You're Not Alone in thinking that. Stetina was way better as the lead singer of Chicago. Since he swapped to cycling, he's been pretty anonymous.




Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on August 30, 2015, 18:32
https://twitter.com/Vaughters/status/638003397099061248

Virtual confirmation of Uran --------------> #tcg
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 30, 2015, 20:09
Virtual confirmation of Uran --------------> #tcg
I thought that had been confirmed for ages! :slow
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 31, 2015, 08:16
2 year extension

https://twitter.com/LadagnousMatth/status/638242194122493952
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on August 31, 2015, 09:03
In case someone might be interested, Cycling Fever now has Offredo listed as rumored to Cannondale-Garmin

http://www.cyclingfever.com/transfers.html
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 31, 2015, 09:34
That is interesting not really sure how I feel about it though

might need a meeting of the Yoann Offredo society to discuss
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on August 31, 2015, 09:40
might need a meeting of the Yoann Offredo society to discuss

I approve a team change to Garmin
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 31, 2015, 10:10
I approve a team change to Garmin
So do I!
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on August 31, 2015, 10:45
As do I. He is presently going nowhere at #fdj.

At first I thought it was about doing penance after his ban. Sort of repaying the team for its loyalty to him (although the team was at least slightly responsible for his ban anyway). Fair enough for a while but the expected deluge of Classics wins didn't follow :lol

One of the peloton's stylish riders but he's struggling to stay relevant these days. Perhaps the change would do him good.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 31, 2015, 11:11
https://twitter.com/BoraArgon18/status/638292149356863488

and Boonen signs a 1 year extension at #etixx
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 31, 2015, 11:18
Sonny 2 more years at  #bardiani
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 31, 2015, 11:19


https://twitter.com/BoraArgon18/status/638292149356863488

Yus! Excellent signing. I am all aboard the Mühlbergerrummelbahn.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 31, 2015, 11:24
Mühlbergerrummelbahn.
Excellent word! :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on August 31, 2015, 13:55
Julien Bernard signs with #trek as a neo
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 31, 2015, 15:51
Enrico Battaglin #bardiani --> #jumbo according to La Gazzetta.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on August 31, 2015, 21:28
Enrico Battaglin #bardiani --> #jumbo according to La Gazzetta.

It's almost as if the Jumbo boys are going to try and win races next year  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 01, 2015, 10:13
Enrico Battaglin #bardiani --> #jumbo according to La Gazzetta.

So the 'fear of foreigners' is starting to ebb at last.

This is, after all, a WorldTour team and if having a (overwhelming) majority Dutch roster is a choice, the need to win a race or two isn't.

Different type of rider then, for #jumbo, not sure if he will add to their pitiful tally though.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 01, 2015, 14:42
Brambilla new 2 year deal with #etixx
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 01, 2015, 15:03
Different type of rider then, for #jumbo, not sure if he will add to their pitiful tally though.

me neither. I like Battaglin, but what is he supposed to achieve?! He usually is only good in the Giro, Milano Sanremo, and maybe in one or two classics late in the season. And he can only win, when it's a stage hard enough to get rid of all sprinters, but not steep enough for a climber to take it, of which there are maybe 2 or 3 a year. Plus as the only Italian in a Dutch team...can't really see it work out. They also already have a kinda similar but more consistent rider in Paul Martens
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 01, 2015, 16:59
https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/638724957892145153
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on September 02, 2015, 09:05
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/sylvain-chavanel-con-bernaudeau-o-termino-mi-carrera-02-09-2015

Chavanel -------------> #europcar

Not officially announced yet, but good news for him and the team.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 02, 2015, 11:19
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/sylvain-chavanel-con-bernaudeau-o-termino-mi-carrera-02-09-2015

Chavanel -------------> #europcar

Not officially announced yet, but good news for him and the team.

That is a nice little ellipsis to Chavanel's career. He started out with JRB all the way back in 2000 and did five whole seasons there.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 02, 2015, 20:38
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/sylvain-chavanel-con-bernaudeau-o-termino-mi-carrera-02-09-2015

Chavanel -------------> #europcar

Not officially announced yet, but good news for him and the team.

Chava and TV

I wonder if that new sponsor is a French glue factory  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 02, 2015, 22:25
Chava and TV

I wonder if that new sponsor is a French glue factory  ;)
:lol

The return to cycling of a company that was famous in the 60s' & 70s' peloton! :D
(http://www.edpac.co.nz/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/g/l/glue-stick-36g.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 02, 2015, 22:59
The return to cycling of a company that was famous in the 60s' & 70s' peloton! :D
I mean, who wouldn't want to be the successor of Anquetil, Ocaña & Agostinho?
(http://ledicodutour.perso.sfr.fr/images/coureurs/anquetil_bic.jpg) (https://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WkgLqCl68042Sq7yNmX4qRxp9qA=/0x57:340x248/1600x900/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/35801118/ocana_luis2.0.jpg) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uagNh263sos/TmtEx57SaJI/AAAAAAAADDU/Rdh8DDwaX9A/s400/agostinho_joaquim3+bic.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on September 02, 2015, 23:21
I mean, who wouldn't want to be the successor of Anquetil, Ocaña & Agostinho?
(http://ledicodutour.perso.sfr.fr/images/coureurs/anquetil_bic.jpg) (https://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WkgLqCl68042Sq7yNmX4qRxp9qA=/0x57:340x248/1600x900/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/35801118/ocana_luis2.0.jpg) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uagNh263sos/TmtEx57SaJI/AAAAAAAADDU/Rdh8DDwaX9A/s400/agostinho_joaquim3+bic.jpg)

I do think that it was a good looking kit so if that were to return I'd be all in favour of them being the new sponsor
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: 42x16ss on September 03, 2015, 00:37
I mean, who wouldn't want to be the successor of Anquetil, Ocaña & Agostinho?
(http://ledicodutour.perso.sfr.fr/images/coureurs/anquetil_bic.jpg) (https://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WkgLqCl68042Sq7yNmX4qRxp9qA=/0x57:340x248/1600x900/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/35801118/ocana_luis2.0.jpg) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uagNh263sos/TmtEx57SaJI/AAAAAAAADDU/Rdh8DDwaX9A/s400/agostinho_joaquim3+bic.jpg)
That would be cool!

Or even better, a return of the longest running team in cycling history - a successor to names such as Petit-Breton, Thys, Aucouturier, Gaul, Godefroot, Simpson, Bracke, Merckx, Thevenet, Anderson, Millar, Roche and Simon

(http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/races06/zurich06/preview-anderson.jpg)

 :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 03, 2015, 07:04
https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/639305420226600960
What could it be, I asked myself? :slow

https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/639316391280013312
https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/639316750497095680

Meintjes #mtn -> #lampre :o


Let me put it this way: This might be what turns Meintjes from someone who can have a go at individual mountain stages or compete in short stage races to a genuine GT contender.
But I'm not sure I'll necessary like the methods by which it'd happen.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 03, 2015, 07:26
Hmm, there seems to be a pattern forming in this silly season: let's all sign a wildcard climber.

Fewer and fewer teams seem to have the wherewithal to ride as a team in the mountains. #lampre is a great example: you had Oliveira and Plaza riding up front in the Vuelta yesterday. There wasn't any sort of strategy there at all and there was nobody on the GC to look after.

Meintjes is a great buy but will he really thrive at Lampre?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 03, 2015, 08:49
Nothing new as such but ... L'Equipe reports that Offredo is under contract until 2016 but has agreed with Madiot that he is free to leave.

He's 'tried to contact' Cannondale-Garmin and MTN-Qhubeka. "I'm talking to some teams but there's nothing solid for the moment," he says, "I want to be in a big team. I don't know which but it probably won't be a French team. If nothing comes along, I'll stay at FDJ. I don't want to quit cycling so if nothing happens, I'll stay."

Nice to have the choice, I guess... :P

http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Yoann-offredo-peut-quitter-la-fdj-s-il-se-trouve-une-autre-equipe/587386 (FR)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 03, 2015, 08:53
Meintjes is a great buy but will he really thrive at Lampre?

they needed to sign someone...even Valls was confirmed to leave yesterday
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: stereojet on September 03, 2015, 08:56

Let me put it this way: This might be what turns Meintjes from someone who can have a go at individual mountain stages or compete in short stage races to a genuine GT contender.
But I'm not sure I'll necessary like the methods by which it'd happen.

Yup.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on September 03, 2015, 15:21
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/jungels-ficha-por-el-etixx-quick-step-03-09-2015

Jungels ---------------> #etixx

Still only 22 years old.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on September 03, 2015, 20:42
http://www.velouk.net/2015/09/03/news-one-pro-cycling/

Some renewals for One as they move up to PCT.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 04, 2015, 10:20
Coquard confirmed to stay with Bernaudeau for two more years in today's Ouest France

"I am only 23 years old, I don't feel ready to leave yet. Furthermore there's also the sentimental side of this, we are talking about the risk for 50 people to lose their job, and I knew that everything was dependent on my decision. I will stay with the team for two more years"
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 04, 2015, 10:24
Coquard confirmed to stay with Bernaudeau for two more years in today's Ouest France

"I am only 23 years old, I don't feel ready to leave yet. Furthermore there's also the sentimental side of this, we are talking about the risk for 50 people to lose their job, and I knew that everything was dependent on my decision. I will stay with the team for two more years"

BC the new TV. Expect tongues.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 04, 2015, 13:22
This.... :shh

https://twitter.com/procyclingno/status/639773024187731969

#SpecialBreschel ---->  #katusha

hmm, seems to all come from Kristoff's coach

Quote
Sports Director Torsten Schmidt is not willing to throw very much light on the matter:

- We have a good group for the 2016 season already. The first choice was our Michael Mørkøv, and team officials are very happy that he signed. We have a good overview of the market, and trust riders we already have next season, said the German director of sports procycling.no.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 04, 2015, 13:37
This.... :shh

https://twitter.com/procyclingno/status/639773024187731969

#SpecialBreschel

Katusha gets less Russian and hires Scandinavians, while Tinkoff gets more Russian and trims Scandinavians.

I also wonder, just a little, whether Ekimov is starting to balance out his roster with an eye to future changes in sponsorship.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on September 04, 2015, 13:49
Coquard confirmed to stay with Bernaudeau for two more years in today's Ouest France

"I am only 23 years old, I don't feel ready to leave yet. Furthermore there's also the sentimental side of this, we are talking about the risk for 50 people to lose their job, and I knew that everything was dependent on my decision. I will stay with the team for two more years"

Nice to hear that happening, although I suspect he is being well rewarded. Do we expect the new [insert team name here] to be solely built around Bryan?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 04, 2015, 13:54
Katusha gets less Russian and hires Scandinavians, while Tinkoff gets more Russian and trims Scandinavians.

I also wonder, just a little, whether Ekimov is starting to balance out his roster with an eye to future changes in sponsorship.


Ooooh, I hadn't thought re Ekimov future sponsorship plans at all #intrigue  Is their state  funding in doubt?
And I try very hard not to think about at Tinkoff at all  :(
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 04, 2015, 14:02
Nice to hear that happening, although I suspect he is being well rewarded. Do we expect the new [insert team name here] to be solely built around Bryan?

Not with Chavanel on the team. But they are very different riders, so I can't see too much of an issue there.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 04, 2015, 14:13
Voeckler and (probably) Sicard will stay as well as far as I can remember, so I guess they will continue to fight on all fronts
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 04, 2015, 14:35
Voeckler and (probably) Sicard will stay as well as far as I can remember, so I guess they will continue to fight on all fronts
Does that mean that TV is the new TV, then..?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 04, 2015, 15:21

Ooooh, I hadn't thought re Ekimov future sponsorship plans at all #intrigue  Is their state  funding in doubt?
And I try very hard not to think about at Tinkoff at all  :(

Not immediately in doubt but until this year there had never been any doubt at all. The weak rouble has given cause for reflection and longer term, he might look for new backers, spread the risk a bit. I don't know, but it does seem like Katusha's 'Russian Cycling Project' strapline is getting less and less important.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: t-72 on September 05, 2015, 08:11
Already this spring they talked about rebranding Katusha as an international cycling project rather than a Russian cycling project. With good results from Scandinavian and Spanish members of the team, they are looking for sponsorships from outside Russia as well.
Then came Zekarin to Romandie, and suddenly there was less talk about that international project, as finally they lifted a Young Russian to GC win in albeit, a small tour?


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Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on September 06, 2015, 13:17
https://twitter.com/cyclingweekly/status/640487325173215232

No incoming transfer news from NFTO yet, but I remember last year they were very quiet too and we wondered if anything was going to happen at all then. Same story this year or is one British PCT team all that can be sustained?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 07, 2015, 07:46
A few 're-ups among the bigs' as JSG would say...

https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/639771210021216256

https://twitter.com/tinkoff_saxo/status/639718946837499904

https://twitter.com/LadagnousMatth/status/638242194122493952
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 07, 2015, 08:07
on CN someone said that both Izagirre brothers were confirmed to stay with Movistar as well during the live coverage on Basque tv
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 07, 2015, 14:19
Curiouser and curiouser 

Matti Breschel has confirmed he is  definitely NOT staying at  #tinkoff   
He hasn't announced where, only that the contract is in place (as yet unsigned) at another WorldTour team

I am half relieved**, though still on tenterhooks until I know final destination.

  #iam   #trek   #katusha   #jumbo  #fdj

#SpecialBreschel info here  (http://cykelmagasinet.dk/breschel-forlaenger-ikke-med-tinkoff-saxo)


** hugely relieved he's out of that team obviously... relieved he has something in place... just not completely doing a happy dance until I know where  ... Just get on and announce it already  :angry


OOOOO a thought dawned... perhaps it's a team that's not WT yet  :S
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on September 07, 2015, 18:12
http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/45950-martin-laas-neo-pro-au-team-marseille-13-ktm.html#.Ve3EjBFVhHw

Laas -------------> #marseille
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 07, 2015, 21:01
rumor?


https://www.twitter.com/jauzy19/status/640948704166457344
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on September 07, 2015, 21:15
rumor?


https://www.twitter.com/jauzy19/status/640948704166457344

Oh dear. Joining a sinking ship. Mind you he is also a very average performer.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: 42x16ss on September 08, 2015, 02:03
Oh dear. Joining a sinking ship. Mind you he is also a very average performer.
He's still got a bit to offer, just needs to ride for someone other than himself. He'll certainly strengthen Cannondale's classics squad.

Post Merge: September 08, 2015, 02:27
Voeckler and (probably) Sicard will stay as well as far as I can remember, so I guess they will continue to fight on all fronts
Rolland and Gautier leaving is a huge hole in their roster. Without those two scheming their way to results Bernadeau will struggle IMO
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 08, 2015, 08:53
No incoming transfer news from NFTO yet, but I remember last year they were very quiet too and we wondered if anything was going to happen at all then. Same story this year or is one British PCT team all that can be sustained?
Yes, NFTO have been entirely quiet about their PCT plans since getting Aberdeen Asset Management as co-sponsor in May.
My gut feeling is that it isn't happening for them; (some of) the best riders will leave for a pro contract with #onepro - and as a result #nfto may pack it in after 2016 or 2017.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 08, 2015, 09:18
:chaves stays with Greenedge for another three years

http://www.greenedgecycling.com/news/chaves-and-orica-greenedge-extend-commitment-to-2018
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 08, 2015, 15:50
More re-signings:

#bora Archbold, Matzka, Pfingsten, Schwarzmann - no news on the contract lengths

#etixx Boonen - 2016 only apparently
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 08, 2015, 17:29
A couple of days old, but not posted so far:
http://www.velouk.net/2015/09/04/team-news-new-signings-for-one-pro-cycling/ (http://www.velouk.net/2015/09/04/team-news-new-signings-for-one-pro-cycling/)

Kristian House #jlt --> #onepro
Karol Domagalski #raleigh --> #onepro
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 08, 2015, 20:50
A french re up

Elissonde  #fdj for2016

reported in L'Equipe apparently, but nothing from team
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 08, 2015, 21:17
Dries Van Gestel U23 ---->  #topsport

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/45897-dries-van-gestel-neo-professionnel-en-2016.html (FR)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 09, 2015, 10:37
Daniel Hoelgaard #joker --->  #fdj

press release (In Norwegian) (http://teamjoker.no/pressemelding-hoelgaard-til-fdj/)

https://twitter.com/jokerprocycling/status/641542391023976448

He'll join Odd Eiking... FDJ really branching into Scandinavians this year  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 10, 2015, 00:35
Romain Feillu is likely to go (basically back to) Wanty if they manage to secure the necessary funding. He wasn't happy with his race schedule and lack of opportunities to go for results himself at #bretagne

Could make sense I think, he had some of his best years with van Schueren at Vacansoleil - and although his yellow jersey in the Tour seems to have been ages ago, he isn't that old. Still only 31.

http://ftp.cyclingpro.net/velopro/road/romain-feillu-vers-wanty-groupe-gobert
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 10, 2015, 08:54
An unusually detailed discussion of the Meintjes deal from MTN's Brian Smith:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/mtn-qhubeka-caught-by-surprise-meintjes-contract-u-turn/

This quote I found particularly curious:

Quote from: Brian Smith
Louis is an intelligent person but I think that he has been steered in the wrong direction, but that's my personal opinion.

It is tempting to wonder if, having replaced dodgy doctors as the eminence grises of pro cycling, agents have more influence on their clients than just negotiating for them.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 10, 2015, 09:06
interesting indeed, is he on the agent list on here? Will have a look later on.



Dani Navarro stays with Cofidis for another year by the way. He had a horrible season with all those injuries, but I guess options on both sides are limited, so it makes sense to stick together

http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Dani-navarro-et-esteban-chaves-prolongent/589161

that doesn't leave many of the bigger names among the (potential) gc riders on the market. Only Dani Moreno?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 10, 2015, 09:16
interesting indeed, is he on the agent list on here? Will have a look later on.



Dani Navarro stays with Cofidis for another year by the way. He had a horrible season with all those injuries, but I guess options on both sides are limited, so it makes sense to stick together

http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Dani-navarro-et-esteban-chaves-prolongent/589161

that doesn't leave many of the bigger names among the (potential) gc riders on the market. Only Dani Moreno?

Wrong thread?  :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 10, 2015, 09:19
no no, not at all
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 10, 2015, 15:56
An unusually detailed discussion of the Meintjes deal from MTN's Brian Smith:
I'm of the same opinion - that Meintjes has been 'tricked' into signing with Lampre.
#lampre manager Brent Copeland and his agent Robbie Hunter played him, waving a bigger salary in his face, enlarging fears that the still-not-yet-announced new sponsor for #mtn might not exist anyway, telling him that only a WT team will be certain of riding GTs ...

It was still his decision, though.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 10, 2015, 22:59
I'm of the same opinion - that Meintjes has been 'tricked' into signing with Lampre.

What does that even mean did they send someone down there disguised as a fan with a pro contract asking Meintjes to put his signature in his autograph collection?  :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 10, 2015, 23:00
What does that even mean did they send someone down there disguised as a fan with a pro contract asking Meintjes to put his signature in his autograph collection?  :lol
You know quite well what I mean. :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 10, 2015, 23:10
You know quite well what I mean. :D

Makes sense really if MTN is not stepping up, this way he is more free to pick what he wants to ride. Also at the same time the Eritreans on the team gets more leadership opportunity which is great. I like the move.

Now we just need Betancur ---> #mtn
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 10, 2015, 23:11
I can understand everyone wanting to leave the new #htc HTC Colombia at any price  :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 11, 2015, 07:04
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/report-team-sky-to-sign-danny-van-poppel/

Danny Van Poppel to SKY  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 11, 2015, 07:04
So Kenny re-ups with #fdj

Kind of hoped he would move on
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 11, 2015, 07:41
And Trek has re-signed Zubeldia[1] :cool
 1. http://www.cyclingfever.com/transfers.html
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 11, 2015, 07:49
Danny Van Poppel to SKY  :cool
What are they trying to prove? That they can turn even an out-and-out sprinter into a mountain domestique? :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 11, 2015, 08:35
In other news: Mezgec #giant --> #orica
https://twitter.com/ORICA_GreenEDGE/status/642239690125516800

A good move for him. At Giant-Alpecin he's one of many sprinters, and always behind Kittel and Degenkolb in the pecking order. With Orica-GreenEdge, he'll slide into the designated sprinter spot for the flat stages that aren't hard enough to favour Matthews, and can actually win those.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 11, 2015, 08:45
https://twitter.com/Vannieuwkerke/status/642242264895504384

Jurgen van den Broeck #lotto --> #katusha

Post Merge: September 11, 2015, 08:52
https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/642243890112806912

Also, Nils Politt #stolting --> #katusha
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 11, 2015, 09:51
Not yet officially confirmed, but almost certain to happen:
Simone Consonni (Colpack U23 team) --> #lampre
Matej Mohoric #tcg --> #lampre

Another transfer that's been in the works for a while, but isn't confirmed yet:
Cameron Wurf "semi-retirement while riding MTB races for Cannondale" --> #tcg
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Slow Rider on September 11, 2015, 12:12
What are they trying to prove? That they can turn even an out-and-out sprinter into a mountain domestique? :P

Apparently they are hoping to make Van Poppel into a classics rider, instead of 'just' a sprinter. Though, given his predecessors, why you'd want to sign for Sky if you're a young rider with aspirations in the classics is beyond me.

Still, not a bad move for Sky, Van Poppel should be good for some wins. And someone in the classics squad with a good sprint could complement the attacker Stannard nicely.

Van Poppel will find it very hard to get a place into the Giro/Tour teams at Sky though..
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 11, 2015, 15:41
Not yet officially confirmed, but almost certain to happen:
Simone Consonni (Colpack U23 team) --> #lampre
Matej Mohoric #tcg --> #lampre

Another transfer that's been in the works for a while, but isn't confirmed yet:
Cameron Wurf "semi-retirement while riding MTB races for Cannondale" --> #tcg

and what about the Craigh Lewis rumor (cannondale for 2016)?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 11, 2015, 15:49
and what about the Craigh Lewis rumor (cannondale for 2016)?
Nothing new since this tweet:
https://twitter.com/craiglewis85/status/633351072073945088

We'll see.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 11, 2015, 21:23
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/642427886239096832

Could be lots of guys, but things point in the direction of #astana Borut Božič.

Post Merge: September 11, 2015, 21:25
https://twitter.com/bambula/status/642421004715868160

Mikel Nieve #sky --> #tinkoff ?
Not confirmed yet, but has been rumoured for a while.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 11, 2015, 23:35
One of the U23 scene's hot properties, Tao Geoghegan Hart, takes another year with #axeon instead of turning pro already:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pro-ranks-can-wait-as-geoghegan-hart-aims-to-develop-at-u23-level/ (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pro-ranks-can-wait-as-geoghegan-hart-aims-to-develop-at-u23-level/)

This can only be the right decision: He seems to have his head screwed on the right way, and another year with a mix of U23 & .2 races to hone his skills and HC races to get more top-level experience will do him the world of good when eventually turning pro (wherever that will be).
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 12, 2015, 17:39
Collected more news & rumours from 'the other place' and elsewhere:

Boy van Poppel has re-signed with #trek

Jimmy Engoulvent will retire and become a DS
Adrien Petit #cofidis --> ex #europcar ??

Borut Božič #astana --> #cofidis ? (as mentioned yesterday)

Tomasz Marczyński #torku --> #lotto ??
He's confirmed himself that he has signed with a WT team, and Soudal have commerical interests in Poland.

Brayan Sanchez #antioqueno --> #jamis ?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 12, 2015, 20:04
#colpack Simone Consonni --> #lampre Lampre Merida
#tcg Matej Mohoric --> #lampre Lampre Merida

http://www.cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/transferts/lampre-merida-presi-consonni-e-mohoric
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 12, 2015, 21:03
http://www.cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/transferts/lampre-merida-presi-consonni-e-mohoric
Look a few posts up. :P


Found this article about Nibali from 6th September:
http://www.cyclingtime.it/index.php/67-cyclingtime/8759-vincenzo-nibali-messina (http://www.cyclingtime.it/index.php/67-cyclingtime/8759-vincenzo-nibali-messina)

Says that he has a contract with #astana Astana for 2016, but that there are several offers nevertheless.
The teams mentioned by name are
#bmc BMC - of course, they're linked to every rider in every transfer season - and ...
#mtn Qhubeka! :o

To me it sounds like one of the typical Italian rumours that have little base in reality, but the media that wrote the article insist that there's something to it:
https://twitter.com/Cyclingtimenews/status/642751456718782464

We'll see. :slow
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 12, 2015, 21:11
Look a few posts up. :P

mmh, strange, I searched for Mohoric and it returned nothing. Maybe a typo
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 14, 2015, 21:27
Phil Gaimon may or may not be returning to the pro ranks:
Rob Britton's mysterious Instagram picture (https://instagram.com/p/7l2QCGyIP-/)

Gaimon #optum --> #tcg ???


Boswell re-signs with #sky for 2016 & 2017.

And #jlt may have found replacements for #onepro-bound Kristian House ... :shh


EDIT: God, so many black kits. :o I hope some teams will change to another colour next year.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 14, 2015, 21:55
#trek Trek are doing it again:
https://twitter.com/TrekFactory/status/643511560997048320

Simon Clarke #orica --> #trek ??
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 14, 2015, 22:11
...or another Calvin Watson :P

apparently there's also another Australian rider called Daniel McConnell on their roster
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 14, 2015, 22:40
apparently there's also another Australian rider called Daniel McConnell on their roster
Yeah, he's a MTB racer for #trek - and was apparently registered with the road team to ride TDU only.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 14, 2015, 22:56
Brayan Sanchez #antioqueno --> #jamis ?
Now confirmed:
https://twitter.com/douglasfugazi/status/643424192612986880

Brayan Sanchez #antioqueno --> #jamis !
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 15, 2015, 02:41
Jack Bobridge  #forklifts -> #trek

https://twitter.com/TrekFactory/status/643571147519447040
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 15, 2015, 07:08
Jack Bobridge  #forklifts -> #trek
Hmm.
Apart from a stage win Down Under and a failed Hour Record attempt, what has he done recently?

Could be that Mollema put in a good word for Bobridge, though - maybe they're good pals.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 15, 2015, 07:58
Cooke is doing a good job there, finding a team for someone who's performance was disappointing for years, and who is going to focus on the track next year anyway.

RIDE did a short Q&A with Bobridge:

http://www.ridemedia.com.au/interviews/bobridge-qa-ive-got-to-step-up-again/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 15, 2015, 09:19
Another shot for a disappointing and sometimes unprofessional talent when huge numbers of youngsters can't get a ride.

Given that he is working towards Rio, one has to think that this is about Australian market value rather than performance, together with a salary worthy of a part-timer.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 15, 2015, 11:03
So Kenny re-ups with #fdj

Kind of hoped he would move on

Just the year and it was sneaked into the news; no grand fan fare. I hadn't realised until I looked that he signed when he was 19/20, so he's been there 4/5 years already. It's perfectly reasonable to argue he might benefit from a change, but where?  I guess he'd stay French and they do all swap around.

He's a strange one I just don't know what to make of him. Did he start high and this is his level? Has he lost his way somewhere on the team? He is, as the team website says, 'as light as a feather' and I've heard the stories re "they struggle to find races with tough enough climbs for him". Is there such a thing as being too light?

Yes, he's a bit of an enigma - but he'll still be on my CQ team next year. I live in hope.

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 15, 2015, 11:16
Just the year and it was sneaked into the news; no grand fan fare. I hadn't realises until I looked that he signed when he was 19/20, so he's been there 4/5 years already. It's perfectly reasonable to argue he might benefit from a change, but where?  I guess he'd stay French and they do all swap around.

He's a strange one I just don't know what to make of him. Did he start high and this is his level? Has he lost his way somewhere on the team? He is, as the team website says, 'as light as a feather' and I've heard the stories re "they struggle to find races with tough enough climbs for him". Is there such a thing as being too light?

Yes, he's a bit of an enigma - but he'll still be on my CQ team nest year. I live in hope.

Enigma for sure, Le Bon heading that way and of course there is Offredo, might be Marc ?

And all 3 be on my CQ team 2016 :lol

not sure what it says about me
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 15, 2015, 11:38
Hmm.
Apart from a stage win Down Under and a failed Hour Record attempt, what has he done recently?

Could be that Mollema put in a good word for Bobridge, though - maybe they're good pals.

Bit of a strange one, maybe they see him as an addition to their lead-out options for Bonifazio / DVP and he can add to their TTT squad as well.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 15, 2015, 11:44
[Marketing signing

Watson sure be discarded,  so need an *au rider

wonder if Little Cam might have been a bettr idea for Trek
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 15, 2015, 13:53
#greenedge Jens Mouris --> #drapac Drapac Pro Cycling
#garneau Jason Lowndes --> #drapac Drapac Pro Cycling

http://www.drapaccycling.com/jens-mouris-joins-drapac-travis-meyer-re-signs-for-2016/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 15, 2015, 14:47
Quote
... of course there is Offredo

And all 3 be on my CQ team 2016 :lol

not sure what it says about me

As I've just written elsewhere Yoan is Yoan and there will ALWAYS be an Offredo on my team.
I think it shows we are lovely people who love an enigma. ... though not a Betancur shaped one in my case
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 15, 2015, 15:06
Quote
This can only be the right decision: He seems to have his head screwed on the right way, and another year with a mix of U23 & .2 races to hone his skills and HC races to get more top-level experience will do him the world of good when eventually turning pro (wherever that will be).

Pleased to read this news, I was afraid he'd was Sky bound.
He does have his his head screwed on and perhaps is better advised as well. 
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 15, 2015, 17:12
It's left to Cofidis to give us an example of how a team must rally behind its leader in a way we actually recognise in today's pro cycling. Sure, there's no I in team but there's an important one in WIN.

Of course, there are two in Cofidis and none at all in FDJ, Europcar or AG2R. Perhaps Direct Energie will have better luck.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 15, 2015, 17:13
I might have added: consider the opposite trajectories of two massively talented French lads. Florian Sénéchal and Julian Alaphilippe. One has disappeared into the murk of the fog of the Nord and the other is shining brightly. On a foreign team.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 15, 2015, 17:15
Of course, there are two in Cofidis and none at all in FDJ, Europcar or AG2R. Perhaps Direct Energie will have better luck.

Not while Bernaudeau runs it. With Rolland gone, an entire ProConti squad with guaranteed access to two GTs and a host of WT events will now revolve around Voeckler, Coquard and Sicard. It's laughable.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 15, 2015, 17:30
revolve around Voeckler, Coquard and Sicard.
And Chavanel, don't forget him.
Still not the greatest squad though, I agree on that.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 15, 2015, 18:27
a host of WT events will now revolve around Voeckler, Coquard and Sicard. It's laughable.

it was funny to see him going all out every day in the last week of the Vuelta, with no real chance to get into the top 10 or winning a stage - but he ended up beating Jeandesboz by about half a minute. I guess that's what it all was about, to secure the Tour leadership?!

They also signed Adrien Petit by the way. Another one who was considered as a big talant but hasn't really fulfilled the expectations yet. But he will definitely strengthen the squad for the classics season.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 15, 2015, 18:33
#astana Extensions

Diego Rosa   2 years
Dario Cataldo  2 years
Paolo Tiralongo    1 year

http://astanaproteam.kz/en/page/news/6963-contract-extensions-cataldo-rosa-tiralongo/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 15, 2015, 18:38
On the other hand, *jp Arashiro may be on the way out:
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/643834619096399874

Signing him would make a whole lot of sense for #fantini - they'd finally have a Japanese rider who's actually any good.
But if Bernaudeau's team really become WT (again), or he has other WT offers, he'll surely take those first.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 15, 2015, 19:24
Modolo re-signs for two more years with #lampre
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 15, 2015, 19:36
http://www.teamsparebankensor.no/nyheter.aspx?id=2842 (http://www.teamsparebankensor.no/nyheter.aspx?id=2842)

Petter Theodorsen #ringeriks --> #sparsor
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 15, 2015, 19:51
anyone think Betancur might end up at #lampre ?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 15, 2015, 20:01
they have talked about it at least. Colombian media said he signed for Movistar though, but that's still unconfirmed as well
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 15, 2015, 20:19
#trek Matthew Busche --> #uhc United Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Welcomes Current U.S. National Road Champion Matthew Busche to Roster for 2016 Season  (http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d9c9c30fc5e5b89771e0125f1&id=f690ff87a2)

makes sense I guess, he is only good in the US anyway
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 15, 2015, 20:23
https://twitter.com/ProCyclingStats/status/643864392614981632

#champusa Matthew Busche #trek --> #uhc

Ooh, that could become a great champion's jersey!! :D
Darken the blue half, put red stripes on the white half, blue sleeves - done. :cool
Of course, they'll probably find a way to mess it up ... :S
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 15, 2015, 20:56
And another transfer is finally confirmed:
http://www.deia.com/2015/09/15/deportes/ciclismo/astana-nunca-me-ha-considerado-un-lider (http://www.deia.com/2015/09/15/deportes/ciclismo/astana-nunca-me-ha-considerado-un-lider)

Mikel Landa #astana --> #sky
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 16, 2015, 09:20
back home in Belgium after one year only

#iam Thomas Degand --> #wanty Wanty Groupe Gobert

http://wanty-groupegobert.be/en/module/stblog/163_thomas-degand-returns-to-wanty-groupe-gobert.html
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 16, 2015, 09:29
Ooh, that could become a great champion's jersey!! :D
Darken the blue half, put red stripes on the white half, blue sleeves - done. :cool
Of course, they'll probably find a way to mess it up ... :S

It will probably look like this...

(http://www.procyclingstats.com/uploads/uploads00001/thumbs/John-Murphy-2015.jpg)

EDIT - John Murphy won the 2014 National Criterium Championships... that's why he has stars and stripes, and why we've never seen them before in a road race.

Also, Neal Rogers was suggesting that Kiel Reijnen might move the other way (i.e. #uhc --> #trek).
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 16, 2015, 10:03
I might have added: consider the opposite trajectories of two massively talented French lads. Florian Sénéchal and Julian Alaphilippe. One has disappeared into the murk of the fog of the Nord and the other is shining brightly. On a foreign team.
I guess the same might be said for  #giant Barguil - perhaps not shining quite so brightly this year

Interesting though, I wonder why they went 'foreign'? it doesn't seem to be the norm
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: AG on September 16, 2015, 11:00
jack Bobridge signs with Trek Factory Racing ... interesting.  I thought he was concentrating purely on track for 2016
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: kevchenko13 on September 16, 2015, 12:02
 Talk of Landa and Nieve moving around between the big teams makes be a bit wistful for #euskaltel .  With Anton now 32 and Ion and Gorka coming into their prime as well, Samu keeping them all in check ... they could have had quite the team by about now.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 16, 2015, 12:05
Talk of Landa and Nieve moving around between the big teams makes be a bit wistful for #euskaltel .  With Anton now 32 and Ion and Gorka coming into their prime as well, Samu keeping them all in check ... they could have had quite the team by about now.

Indeed even Samu is still hanging around top 10´s
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 16, 2015, 12:14
In 2013 they also had Lobato and Sicard, also Pello Bilbao who made quite a step up at Caja Rural. Even Txurruka is winning races nowadays.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 16, 2015, 12:15
jack Bobridge signs with Trek Factory Racing ... interesting.  I thought he was concentrating purely on track for 2016

Maybe he misread the name and thought he was signing for Track Fektory Racing?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 16, 2015, 13:14
Søren Kragh from #trefor --->  #giant

https://twitter.com/GiantAlpecin/status/644117945233358848

Have to say I hadn't expected that, and not sure what to make of it.

I dare say he'll do OK... providing he's not just consigned to lead out duties

Quote
“Søren is a big talent in multiple areas,” explained Team Giant-Alpecin coach Marc Reef (NED). “He has already achieved some great results. He is good in the time trial and has a strong sprint, and he will play an important role both in the sprint preparation and in the classics. He is good in cold and wet conditions. We want to explore where his development opportunities lie within the pro peloton. He will have a diverse race program in his first year as we seek to help him develop step-by-step.”
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 16, 2015, 14:13
RTBF has just announced during the Wallonie commentary that EQS will not keep Cavendish in 2016.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 16, 2015, 14:20
I dare say he'll do OK... providing he's not just consigned to lead out duties

Isn't everyone at Giant, apart from Kittel, Degenkolb and Tom Dumoulin, just a lead-out rider?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 16, 2015, 14:30
RTBF has just announced during the Wallonie commentary that EQS will not keep Cavendish in 2016.

Wiggo annouced the same after stage 1 ToB  :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 16, 2015, 14:34
Wiggo annouced the same after stage 1 ToB  :lol

Should have said though, this came from Lefevere himself.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 16, 2015, 14:43
Management transfer:

Philippe Chevallier UCI Technical Director ----> #ag2r General Manager
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 16, 2015, 15:43
#SpecialBreschel

Rumour confirmed

 #tinkoff Matti Breschel --->  #tcg

https://twitter.com/inrng/status/644156402135646208

Quote
some quotes here (http://cyclingquotes.com/news/cannondale-garmin_sign_matti_breschel/)
“Matti is a huge talent,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Slipstream Sports and Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling. “He will lend Classics horsepower and all around experience to a young team, and is capable of great results himself.  I think its possible his talent has been underestimated in the past and that is something we are looking to change. We are very excited to add him to our roster.”
 
Breschel added: “I am very excited to join Cannondale-Garmin in 2016. I have a lot of respect for Jonathan Vaughters and his vision and I know many of the riders and directors. It is a great group of guys. I’m looking forward to the Cobbled Classics and hope to achieve a result for myself there and also hope to help the team achieve great performances and victories.”
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 16, 2015, 15:49
Wow. This is going to be a very different-looking Garmin team next season...  :o
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: ciranda on September 16, 2015, 16:03
Isn't everyone at Giant, apart from Kittel, Degenkolb and Tom Dumoulin, just a lead-out rider?


They are confused if they see Kragh Andersen as lead out. He gets results in real races already. He is good for harder one day races and stage races with the strong time trial. He is also really fast. They have Barguil, Ludvigsson, Ludvigsson, Geshcke, Preidler, americans, Dumo not lead out. SKA will probably mostly go to races where there are no sprinters anyway. Real question is what about AKA?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 16, 2015, 16:33
Wow. This is going to be a very different-looking Garmin team next season...  :o

I'm losing the plot with all the comings and goings on that team... will have to go back and check
Ryder and Dan out
Uran and Matti in

From an extremely non cycling pov I should imagine #SpecialBreschel will fit with the hispeter, guitar playing vibe.
Haven't quite got my head around the cycling bit yet  ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 16, 2015, 16:41

They are confused if they see Kragh Andersen as lead out. He gets results in real races already. He is good for harder one day races and stage races with the strong time trial. He is also really fast. They have Barguil, Ludvigsson, Ludvigsson, Geshcke, Preidler, americans, Dumo not lead out. SKA will probably mostly go to races where there are no sprinters anyway. Real question is what about AKA?

I agree, he's so much more than that... hence my comment. From the press release they will try him out at diff races. Am hoping for something along the lines of a Magnus Cort style race programme, wher he at least gets some opportunities to have a blast himself.

And yes the more important question is what happens to Asbjorn?? I was hoping they would sign at the same team.  I don't think he's any less talented, though perhaps less visible - As in Soren has ridden well at races where there were more people watching (Tour de Fjords for example). Which is unfair, but on such little things do contracts hang sometimes. I hope he gets a contract still.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 16, 2015, 16:43
Couple of #jumbo rumours

Victor Campenaerts close to signing  #topsport ->  #jumbo

Also have rumoured interest in Sam Oomen but will have to fight off BMC     #rabodevo ->  #jumbo /  #bmc
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 16, 2015, 17:50
not really Cycling tips but ok ....

Quote
In what is one of the most unexpected transfers in recent weeks, the Cannondale-Garmin team has announced that Matti Breschel will become part of the squad next season.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: ciranda on September 16, 2015, 22:08
I agree, he's so much more than that... hence my comment. From the press release they will try him out at diff races. Am hoping for something along the lines of a Magnus Cort style race programme, wher he at least gets some opportunities to have a blast himself.

And yes the more important question is what happens to Asbjorn?? I was hoping they would sign at the same team.  I don't think he's any less talented, though perhaps less visible - As in Soren has ridden well at races where there were more people watching (Tour de Fjords for example). Which is unfair, but on such little things do contracts hang sometimes. I hope he gets a contract still.


Word earlier was that he has offers. Already last year it was hard to figure out why he didn't go wt after three days in the yellow jersey in the Tour de l'Avenir and a long list of results. Joona Laukka is their agent. He's crazy competent so I'm not really worried.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Capt_Cavman on September 16, 2015, 22:12

... Real question is what about AKA?
Is Asbjørn Kragh Andersen AKA AKA?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 17, 2015, 08:32
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/movistar-team-da-cobertura-a-nelson-oliveira-17-09-2015 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/movistar-team-da-cobertura-a-nelson-oliveira-17-09-2015)

Nelson Oliveira #lampre --> #movistar



Opens up a *pt spot at #lampre ... Copeland, call #cajarural Zé Gonçalves ASAP!
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 17, 2015, 08:33
Peter Velits stays with #bmc and S Clarke will not be signing with BMC so strike that team from the rumor mill
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 17, 2015, 08:51
S Clarke will not be signing with BMC
A rider not signing with BMC? What has the world become?! :o
:lol


But where else would he be heading?
With #bmc and (probably) #trek out of the picture, there aren't many viable teams left.

#iam #lampre #giant #jumbo ... or #tcg?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 17, 2015, 09:18
A rider not signing with BMC? What has the world become?! :o
:lol


But where else would he be heading?
With #bmc and (probably) #trek out of the picture, there aren't many viable teams left.

#iam #lampre #giant #jumbo ... or #tcg?

Cannondale was my 1st thought then Drapac but settled on Iam
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 17, 2015, 09:20
Cannondale was my 1st thought then Drapac but settled on Iam
Drapac would be a huge step down for Clarke; they're barely a ProConti team!

#iam need a replacement for Chavanel, so it would make a lot of sense.
They or #tcg are my preferred choices.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 17, 2015, 09:22
Always unfortunate to post non-renewals here but Alexandre Blain, who left the UK scene to join Team Marseille this season, is out of contract and surprised about it.

"On reflection, I should probably have had a go more often. Sometimes I was a bit too nervous. I didn't really want to make myself heard in the team and then I often ended up in the role of road captain.

"Honestly I didn't expect [not to be renewed] at all. I came to this team as a road captain and a deluxe domestique. They made it clear from the start that it was about team spirit here, and riding for whoever was strong on the day. And I think we did that really well this season, with good results. I've always worked hard for the team without a second thought ... To be dumped from the team is a big disappointment. I don't get it. I've worked all year like they asked. At the nationals in June, things looked good for me. And now, just like that, everything changes. I respect the management's decision but it's a shame.

"I'm going to go back to Britain to ride there. I've got some really good contacts. People know me there and it's good to feel that. Nothing's signed yet but it should happen. I guess I'll have to say goodbye to Paris-Roubaix or a Tour de France someday. It's a shame because I really believed in what Team Marseille is trying to do."

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/46129-alexandre-blain-une-grande-deception.html (FR)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 17, 2015, 09:27
"I'm going to go back to Britain to ride there. I've got some really good contacts. People know me there and it's good to feel that. Nothing's signed yet but it should happen. I guess I'll have to say goodbye to Paris-Roubaix or a Tour de France someday. It's a shame because I really believed in what Team Marseille is trying to do."
#onepro would be a great fit for him. He has pro experience, and having a *fr rider would give them an invitation to lots of French races.

If that doesn't work out, there's still #raleigh Raleigh-GAC.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 17, 2015, 09:33
More transfers:

http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/wielersport/24501983/__Belg_Campenaerts_naar_Lotto-Jumbo__.html (http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/wielersport/24501983/__Belg_Campenaerts_naar_Lotto-Jumbo__.html)
Victor Campenaerts #topsport --> #jumbo

http://nos.nl/artikel/2056967-winnaar-topcompetitie-verkiest-lotto-jumbo-boven-roompot.html (http://nos.nl/artikel/2056967-winnaar-topcompetitie-verkiest-lotto-jumbo-boven-roompot.html)
Twan Castelijns #babydump --> #jumbo
(instead of #roompot who guaranteed a pro contract to the *nl Topcompetitie winner)

http://belgie.directvelo.com/actualite/46175-ruben-pols-neoprof-in-2016.html#.VfpZsEIVYSs.twitter (http://belgie.directvelo.com/actualite/46175-ruben-pols-neoprof-in-2016.html#.VfpZsEIVYSs.twitter)
Ruben Pols #lotto U23 --> #topsport
Aimé de Gendt EFC-Etixx --> #topsport
Maxime Farazijn EFC-Etixx --> #topsport
Kenneth van Rooy #lotto U23 --> #topsport
Dries van Gestel #lotto U23 --> #topsport
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 17, 2015, 09:34
Can't remember if this was posted already but anyway...

Lilian Calmejane, Romain Cardis, Jérémy Cornu, Fabien Grellier

Vendée U -->  #europcar (Direct Energie) for 2016

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/46161-quatre-coureurs-du-vendee-u-passent-pro.html (FR)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 17, 2015, 09:35
woah topsport
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 17, 2015, 09:37
Laz mentioned in the chat yesterday that Verandas Willems Cycling Team might not continue in 2016 so some talent there for the taking
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 17, 2015, 09:43
Laz mentioned in the chat yesterday that Verandas Willems Cycling Team might not continue in 2016 so some talent there for the taking

Strictly anecdotal at the moment. Nothing concrete, just that VW might not be able to keep running the team as sole sponsor.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 17, 2015, 09:55
Strictly anecdotal at the moment. Nothing concrete, just that VW might not be able to keep running the team as sole sponsor.
If that should happen, Bille, Calleeuw, Claeys, Cornu or Pardini would be good riders to have for almost any PCT. As domestique or, in Bille's case especially, as someone to rake in results in sh*t small races.

I've seen what L'arri wrote in the pro contract thread (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=7568.msg207907#msg207907) about 'failed talents' not getting another chance - but *be Bille would be a good, relatively cheap signing for #cult or #onepro nevertheless.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 17, 2015, 11:23
Iberian news, now. Yeah, it's not news if it was posted 2 hours previously... :fp

Nelson Oliveira #lampre ---> #movistar

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/movistar-team-da-cobertura-a-nelson-oliveira-17-09-2015 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/movistar-team-da-cobertura-a-nelson-oliveira-17-09-2015)

Not surprising - Nelson can fulfill a number of roles for Movistar.

Surprising - he could equally fulfill those roles for Lampre[1], whose transfer policy yet again is conspicuous by its absence.
 1. Alongside at least one compatriot, of course
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 17, 2015, 14:25
https://manualforspeed.com/bonus-treasures/extra-extra-kiel-gets-the-call-up-from-trek-factory-racing/ (https://manualforspeed.com/bonus-treasures/extra-extra-kiel-gets-the-call-up-from-trek-factory-racing/)

Kiel Reijnen #uhc --> #trek
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 17, 2015, 16:45
Left field transfer of the year so far

https://twitter.com/EquipeBSE/status/644529530980429824
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 17, 2015, 16:54
Left field transfer of the year so far

https://twitter.com/EquipeBSE/status/644529530980429824

A bit of a shocker, but a great fit, makes loads of sense for both sides.

I'd say the shocker this year so far was Adam Blythe to Tinkoff, I still don't understand that move.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: irondan on September 17, 2015, 17:28
https://manualforspeed.com/bonus-treasures/extra-extra-kiel-gets-the-call-up-from-trek-factory-racing/ (https://manualforspeed.com/bonus-treasures/extra-extra-kiel-gets-the-call-up-from-trek-factory-racing/)

Kiel Reijnen #uhc --> #trek
I'm so happy for Kiel!  :cool
 
He deserves a shot at competing with the best in the world.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 17, 2015, 18:15
Eduard Grosu has extended his contract with #fantini Nippo Vini Fantini by another year and will stay with the team until the end of 2017

http://www.nippovinifantini.com/det_news.php?id=522&ANAR=
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 17, 2015, 19:09
http://www.wbca.be/news.php?id=570

#wallonie Antoine Demoitié --> #wanty Wanty Groupe Gobert
#roubaix Baptiste Planckaert --> #wallonie Wallonie - Bruxelles

good signings for both teams I think
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 17, 2015, 19:28
another good signing for Garmin

https://twitter.com/Vaughters/status/644576486465212416

#giant Lawson Craddock --> #tcg Team Cannondale Garmin
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 17, 2015, 21:56
Quote
A bit of a shocker, but a great fit, makes loads of sense for both sides.

I'd say the shocker this year so far was Adam Blythe to Tinkoff, I still don't understand that move.

No me neither, but then again I've never been a Blythe fan...
I still don't see who  #tinkoff have brought into help Peter Sagan in the spring either...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on September 18, 2015, 08:46
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-caja-rural-rga-tendra-dos-goncalves-en-2016-18-09-2015

Goncalves x 2 --------------> #cajarural

and one from a couple of days ago,

http://www.katushateam.com/news/press/matvey-mamykin-signs-with-team-katusha

Mamykin -------------> #katusha

Quote from: Ekimov
In the new season Team Katusha will do a bigger accent on the development of young riders. I think this development, side by side with our stars like Joaquim Rodriguez and Alexander Kristoff , is the strategy which will allow Katusha to stay on the top of the world of cycling for a long time
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 18, 2015, 09:04
Did we have this one already?

Chris Anker Sørensen -->  #bretagne (Fortuneo-Vital Concept)

And also ...

Antoine Demoitié  #wallonie -->  #wanty
Baptiste Planckaert  #roubaix --> #wallonie

The latter is a bit of a surprise if only because Planckaert is Flemish.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 18, 2015, 09:09
Did we have this one already?

yes, all of them  :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 18, 2015, 09:35
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/el-caja-rural-rga-tendra-dos-goncalves-en-2016-18-09-2015

Goncalves x 2 --------------> #cajarural

At times like this I always want to resurrect my thread on lacklustre siblings...

The two Gonçalves are twins, but Domingos has always been the poor relation. The started together at Onda, and a year after José moved to La Pomme, his brother joined him. But there was no room at the Caja Rural inn last year, so Domingos has spent 2015 - arguably José's real breakout season - gaining mediocre results while riding in the service of his Efapel teammates.

I can't imagine their roles will be massively different next year, even in the same team.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 18, 2015, 11:00
Also ...
http://feltet.dk/nyheder/lander_skifter_til_one_pro_cycling/ (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/lander_skifter_til_one_pro_cycling/)

Sebastian Lander #ttbw --> #onepro

Lander's last three seasons have been average (or less than that), but when with Skelde (before he turned pro) he showed that he has the talent. That and some good connections now brought him a pro contract with this *gb ProConti team.

It'll be interesting to follow how much of his pre-2013 results were down to his own ability, and how much to Skelde's DSing. Because it's certain that Lander needs someone to keep him at his best.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 18, 2015, 12:05
Vandewalle not to be retained by #trek

Rumour of Oliver Naesen going #topsport -> #iam
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on September 18, 2015, 14:23
I think Lampre and Garmindale have done well with new blood (so to speak). Some good youngsters added to their rosters.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 18, 2015, 14:26
 #astana

"Astana Pro Team is happy to announce mutual contract extensions with the following active riders :

Michele Scarponi - 2016

Davide Malacarne - 2016

Scarponi signs for his third season at Astana Pro Team in 2016 to continue in his role as a dedicated teammate for Vincenzo Nibali in the high-mountain Grand Tour stages -

Malacarne signs for his second season at Astana Pro Team in 2016 - in 2015 he rode the Giro d'Italia to assist as the team went to win five stages and finish with two riders on the final podium"
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 18, 2015, 15:08
Kristijan Đurasek re-signs with #lampre for two more years.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 18, 2015, 15:14
It's hat-eating time at Larri Towers, I'm moderately happy to report.

After moaning about the void in which one finds oneself as a slightly older rider ousted from the bigs and the scant scope for second chances, it emerges that one of the examples I gave, that of Stéphane Poulhiès, has turned out sunny.

Poulhiès, who was dropped by #cofidis at the end of 2014 after two lacklustre seasons, promptly returned to the amateur ranks and proceeded to tear up the domestic scene.

The Frenchman, who has since racked up eleven wins and an equal number of podiums, will join #armee for 2016. It is a modest move, but a move nonetheless.

And when it rains, it pours. At #armee, he will be joined by two other new recruits who can hardly be described as untested in battle.

These bouncers back are 29-year old former #marseille pro Thomas Rostollan and everyone's favourite massive-haired spelling conundrum Yannis Yssaad, who was fuel-dumped by #bigmat in 2014 when that team lost its title sponsor.

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/46218-yannis-yssaad-de-retour-chez-les-professionnels.html (FR)
http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/46211-poulhies-et-rostollan-a-l-armee-de-terre.html (FR)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 18, 2015, 15:22
Sebastian Lander OnePro cycling

forgot about him what has he been up to this year?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 18, 2015, 17:29
Michael Snow renews for 2 years with Team Sky

https://www.twitter.com/NieveMikel/status/644895091807657985

 :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 18, 2015, 18:05
Michael Snow renews for 2 years with Team Sky

https://www.twitter.com/NieveMikel/status/644895091807657985

 :cool

Happy about that!

Also

https://twitter.com/TransfertVelo/status/644866742225883136

https://twitter.com/katushacycling/status/644864623972347904

https://twitter.com/nickvanderlijke/status/644880710814273536
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 18, 2015, 19:12
Michael Snow renews for 2 years with Team Sky

Hmm. During the Vuelta, I heard from TV commentary that he wasn't happy about the fit at Sky and wanted out. Maybe the other offers weren't good enough.

Guess if Froome limits himself to one GT per year, there might be just enough GC love to spread around. Nieve, König, Henao, Thomas eventually: all of them are going to want their shot.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 18, 2015, 19:25
Guess if Froome limits himself to one GT per year, there might be just enough GC love to spread around. Nieve, König, Henao, Thomas eventually: all of them are going to want their shot.

...on potentially one race that's left. Landa will be their leader for the Giro. And if he is successful, he'll probably demand to lead the team in the Vuelta as well
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 18, 2015, 19:50
...on potentially one race that's left. Landa will be their leader for the Giro. And if he is successful, he'll probably demand to lead the team in the Vuelta as well

Nieve can aim to a top 5, like Chaves. his TT speed is still too slow.

I am happy he stay at Sky. I like Sky you know  :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 18, 2015, 20:48
...on potentially one race that's left. Landa will be their leader for the Giro. And if he is successful, he'll probably demand to lead the team in the Vuelta as well

Yeah, forgot about Landa. But Pastro is right, he can't TT, so he can't realistically win a GT anyway, which means he always ends up serving others. He can always target those short, hilly stage races though.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 18, 2015, 21:09
yeah, the only big team who could be a GT leader at is Quickstep. I guess they were not interested then
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 19, 2015, 08:07
No me neither, but then again I've never been a Blythe fan...
I still don't see who  #tinkoff have brought into help Peter Sagan in the spring either...

The reason why I see it as confusing has less with Blythe really. It is more that I feel that if Oleg is really serious about making the team more Russian, they could have signed an almost as good Russian rider with some of the same skills, or a Eastern European that was better or similar in terms of skill. I guess the question is why Blythe? And why was he signed so early?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on September 19, 2015, 10:59
Sean Yates worked with Blythe at #nfto
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 19, 2015, 12:29
https://www.twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/645118233331265536

Lefevere: "When we signed Cav, he was with SKY. There was one condition: if he changed teams in three years again, it had to be SKY again."

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20150919_01875026
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 19, 2015, 17:06
Monfort and Tosh re-up with #lotto

https://twitter.com/sporza/status/645265975542185984
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 19, 2015, 17:39
Ballan and Ten Dam not signed by #uhc but a young *us sprinter Benson tweeted
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 19, 2015, 17:41
https://www.twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/645118233331265536

Lefevere: "When we signed Cav, he was with SKY. There was one condition: if he changed teams in three years again, it had to be SKY again."

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20150919_01875026

and as in all contracts doesn´t mean squat in the real world  :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 19, 2015, 18:38
woah

https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/645290508970033152

although it did seem #giant were a bit over Marcel
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 19, 2015, 20:26
Sebastian Lander OnePro cycling

forgot about him what has he been up to this year?

Riding for Danish Conti team #trefor TREFOR-Blue Water. Not much to write results wise...see here (http://www.procyclingstats.com/rider.php?id=139771).
Of course they've had the Kragh Andersons to ride for, and there'll always be a bit of adjustment coming back I guess.
Hopefully he'll get back on track at One Pro
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 19, 2015, 21:42
Ballan and Ten Dam not signed by #uhc but a young *us sprinter Benson tweeted

I hope Ten Dam stays with Lotto Jumbo finally
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on September 19, 2015, 22:05
woah

https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/645290508970033152

although it did seem #giant were a bit over Marcel

Why would they do that when they have Gaviria who just stuffed Greipel
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 20, 2015, 00:01
Why would they do that when they have Gaviria who just stuffed Greipel

A probable not top shape Greipel and a probable top shape Gaviria. I think it would be decent to have both, could bring Kittel to the Tour and Gaviria to the Vuelta in the end of year one. Kittel on a two year deal would be fine, if Gaviria is everything promised by then, you simply let Kittel walk.

However when that is said, I see no reason why Giant would let Kittel walk, they might as well let him ride the last year, I understand that they might need some money to hire better climbing support for Dumoulin/Barguil but really who is left that they could/would go after. There are a few less expensive riders that I could see make some sense. Jerome Coppel/Arashiro would be a good pick up imo. I don't see they need the money that badly.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 20, 2015, 06:22
Leigh Howard to #iam rumor stage
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 20, 2015, 11:25
A probable not top shape Greipel and a probable top shape Gaviria. I think it would be decent to have both, could bring Kittel to the Tour and Gaviria to the Vuelta in the end of year one. Kittel on a two year deal would be fine, if Gaviria is everything promised by then, you simply let Kittel walk.

However when that is said, I see no reason why Giant would let Kittel walk, they might as well let him ride the last year, I understand that they might need some money to hire better climbing support for Dumoulin/Barguil but really who is left that they could/would go after. There are a few less expensive riders that I could see make some sense. Jerome Coppel/Arashiro would be a good pick up imo. I don't see they need the money that badly.

Agree with the clear thought process here, but that is not unusual with our dear 'Coop. :P

Why not buy Kittel? It's like Greipel + Cavendish at HTC back in the day. It can work and Gaviria is a couple of years off throwing his ego around, something which Lefevere would never accept at his team anyway.

And Lefevere is the key here: for those of us who remember the lengthy interview I posted here a few months back, he stated then that, even with Bakala's money and concomitant influence, Lefevere's attitude has always been that wins are the most important thing. The Dark Side was one of the reasons he historically avoided GC contenders but wins over placings was the biggest. Lefevere does not distinguish between sh*t small races and GTs: he wants to win in all of them.

Broadly speaking, and although I haven't really talked about it here, I have an uneasy feeling about Kittel's inexplicable (because it still is publicly unexplained) absence and continued inability to even finish races let alone win them. Lefevere does not take uncalculated risks on riders so he must know what is / has been wrong with Kittel.

As for Giant, that is a fascinating situation in which the top riders - Degenkolb and Dumoulin - have been the ones to set the roadmap for the future in the space of one season. I always felt that this was a team that, having graduated from the pack fodder Skil-Shimano years, didn't really know what it was supposed to be. Now Spekenbrink has all the guidance he needs! :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 20, 2015, 12:35
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/645560830646452225
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 21, 2015, 11:32
http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/09/news/craddock-to-cannondale-garmin-in-2016_385208 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/09/news/craddock-to-cannondale-garmin-in-2016_385208)
Lawson Craddock #giant --> #tcg
His best buddy Nathan Brown has re-signed with #tcg for 2016, too.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/magner-to-join-unitedhealthcare-but-no-places-for-ballan-or-ten-dam/ (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/magner-to-join-unitedhealthcare-but-no-places-for-ballan-or-ten-dam/)
Ty Magner #hincapie --> #uhc

http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/09/news/warbasse-wants-a-grand-tour-stage-win_384983 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/09/news/warbasse-wants-a-grand-tour-stage-win_384983)
Larry Warbasse is leaving #iam, but will stay at WT level.
"Can't name his new team yet" is code for "has signed a contract, but it isn't announced yet".

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20150918_01873480 (http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20150918_01873480)
Kenny Dehaes #lotto --> #wanty (99,9%)
Very good signing by Hilaire van der Schueren, Dehaes is an underrated rider in my opinion.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/09/news/cavendish-likely-to-ink-mtn-deal-say-agents_385272 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/09/news/cavendish-likely-to-ink-mtn-deal-say-agents_385272)
Several agents agree that Cav #etixx --> #mtn is all but a certainty. Hopefully it'll be announced sooner rather than later as, like they say in the article, "it jams the market".
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 21, 2015, 14:54
Quote
It is more that I feel that if Oleg is really serious about making the team more Russian, they could have signed an almost as good Russian rider with some of the same skills, or a Eastern European that was better or similar in terms of skill.

In reference to Blythe... I have no idea but you have to assume connections or perhaps price.
As to why Oleg is not making the team more 'Russian' and signing Russians or Eastern Europeans... Has he ever said that he wanted to do so?  There seems to be an Italian (if anything) connection, perhaps not with their riders bit with other team interests
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 21, 2015, 20:45
http://feltet.dk/nyheder/bmc_henter_ung_hollaender/ (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/bmc_henter_ung_hollaender/)

Floris Gerts of the #bmc development team (and stagiaire at the pro team this autumn) confirmed as a #bmc neo-pro (2016-2017).
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 21, 2015, 21:39
http://feltet.dk/nyheder/bmc_henter_ung_hollaender/ (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/bmc_henter_ung_hollaender/)

Floris Gerts of the #bmc development team (and stagiaire at the pro team this autumn) confirmed as a #bmc neo-pro (2016-2017).

the only rider with a 2017 contract at BMC. not even Porte has got it.
I read on velonews that Ochowitz and co are planning for 2017-2018, even if their main riders were offered just 1 year more (2016)
I am curious to know more about the BMC after 2016
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 21, 2015, 23:21
I am curious to know more about the BMC after 2016
The thing is, neo-pros have to get a two-year deal, it's in the rules. The only loophole is if the sponsorship agreement terminates earlier than that - in that case the neo-pro contract can be limited to only one year (with a clause that the rider has the right to invoke a second year if the team or the paying agent continues after all).
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 22, 2015, 00:03
The thing is, neo-pros have to get a two-year deal, it's in the rules. The only loophole is if the sponsorship agreement terminates earlier than that - in that case the neo-pro contract can be limited to only one year (with a clause that the rider has the right to invoke a second year if the team or the paying agent continues after all).

ah ok, right! I forgot that.
even more curious now
the merger with IAM has been played down for now.
I dont know what to wish about that though
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 22, 2015, 09:12
Davide Vigano signs for #androni
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 22, 2015, 14:10
King of the Top-5-Finish, JJ Rojas, and his compatriot Javi Moreno have extended their already-lengthy stays at Movistar #movistar for another season.

https://twitter.com/jjrojillas/status/646301681215512577

https://twitter.com/JaviMorenoBazan/status/646308336359600128

---

Add to that the Izagirre brothers, veterans Ventoso and Erviti, and Quintana Junior.

http://www.movistarteam.com/news/2015-9-22/movistar-team-keeps-core-intact-in-2016 (http://www.movistarteam.com/news/2015-9-22/movistar-team-keeps-core-intact-in-2016)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 22, 2015, 21:10
Phil Deignan renews with Team Sky for 2 years
 :cool

https://www.twitter.com/jauzy19/status/646355647152422912
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 22, 2015, 22:19
Pichot staying with #europcar / Direct Energie

Duchesne negotiating an extension

Eros Capecchi released by #movistar
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 22, 2015, 23:13
Eros Capecchi released by #movistar

Really released, not just not extended?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 22, 2015, 23:23
https://twitter.com/KenSommer/status/646449607157919744

Adrien Costa (*usa junior) --> #axeon
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 22, 2015, 23:24
Really released, not just not extended?

Well, not extended (I think). As far as I understand he is going somewhere else next year but not sure where yet.

Nocentini set to leave #ag2r too apparently.

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 23, 2015, 00:16
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/postobon-con-un-vasco-en-su-regreso-profesional-22-09-2015 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/postobon-con-un-vasco-en-su-regreso-profesional-22-09-2015)

Peio Goikoetxea (*es Ampo) --> #postobon
He'll be the only non-Colombian on the team according to the article. Begs the question why they'd sign any non-Colombians at all then ... but I guess Goikoetxea's palmarès warrants it.

Looking forward to see what this team can do, especially their European calendar. :)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 23, 2015, 10:36
Wanty-Groupe Gobert #wanty get 2 more sprinters full time Robin Stenuit and Antoine Demoitié
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 23, 2015, 15:29
Brent Bookwalter extends with #bmc for 2016
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 23, 2015, 15:38
https://twitter.com/TeamSky/status/646640246407323648


Looking through the replies, there are nine names being systematically repeated.

Of them, we know that Landa is a certainty and that Geogehan Hart and Izaguirre have renewed with their teams.

That leaves us with Kwiatkowski, DvP, Golas, Intxausti, Gianni Moscon and Arthur Vichot.

Rumours for Kwiatek, DvP and Moscon have been pretty persistent and Golas would make sense to join his compatriot.

Probably Intxausti to join them, or a surprise signing?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 23, 2015, 15:46
Well, not extended (I think). As far as I understand he is going somewhere else next year but not sure where yet.

Given Movistar tend to be quite stable in their rosters year on year, you would think he has something else lined up. Lampre, maybe, to go back to Italy? He's only 29, so surely too soon for him to drop down to Southeast or somewhere similar?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 23, 2015, 15:46
#bora stagiaire Lukas Pöstlberger #tirol --> #bora (2016-2017)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 23, 2015, 19:31
Given Movistar tend to be quite stable in their rosters year on year, you would think he has something else lined up. Lampre, maybe, to go back to Italy? He's only 29, so surely too soon for him to drop down to Southeast or somewhere similar?

I like the Lampre fit as well, if they continue what they did this year with chasing stages in the mountains over GC, I think he is a great fit. Lots of downhill finishes are won by the break, so a guy that is a good climber and a great descender seems a good pickup. Apart from Lampre, how about Astana? I think he would fit in well there in a role where he could go in the break to tactically aid Nibali, now when Nibali gaps, well he has a team mate that is fast enough to follow him downhill, as well as setting pace on the climbs. As far as moving down, I see it as another option, in case that he will be given a chance to ride for GC in the Giro, that might be interesting sporting wise.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 24, 2015, 07:46
#torku Tomasz Marczyński --> #lotto Lotto Soudal

https://twitter.com/Tomek_Bojan/status/646936343629664256

mmmmh  :slow
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2015, 07:48
#torku Tomasz Marczyński --> #lotto Lotto Soudal

https://twitter.com/Tomek_Bojan/status/646936343629664256

mmmmh  :slow

and we have the new title holder for left field transfer of the year  :S
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2015, 08:21
Haas is leaving #tcg reports Benson  rumors #jumbo or #mtn
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 24, 2015, 08:25
Merhawi Kudus to Movistar?
 
http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/movistar_team_would_like_to_sign_an_african_rider/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Capt_Cavman on September 24, 2015, 09:04
https://twitter.com/TeamSky/status/646640246407323648


Looking through the replies, there are nine names being systematically repeated.

Of them, we know that Landa is a certainty and that Geogehan Hart and Izaguirre have renewed with their teams.

That leaves us with Kwiatkowski, DvP, Golas, Intxausti, Gianni Moscon and Arthur Vichot.

Rumours for Kwiatek, DvP and Moscon have been pretty persistent and Golas would make sense to join his compatriot.

Probably Intxausti to join them, or a surprise signing?
Geogehan Hart has signed for Sky http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/34282563
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Capt_Cavman on September 24, 2015, 09:07
he is riding for Xeonon next year
Weird, the link implies Sky. Maybe it's misleading editing.




Talking to myself again....
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2015, 09:08
Geogehan Hart has signed for Sky http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/34282563

he is riding for axeon next year and has not sighed for Sky , they may have pre agreement for 2017?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Capt_Cavman on September 24, 2015, 09:13
he is riding for axeon next year and has not sighed for Sky , they may have pre agreement for 2017?
Who knows? BBC is least likely to be correct, not exactly well known for getting the inside track on cycling.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2015, 09:28
https://twitter.com/biciciclismoweb/status/646963983036076032

re-ups for 2 years
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2015, 09:33
https://twitter.com/tinkoff_saxo/status/646965063564312576

1 more year for Jesus aka the room mate
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2015, 09:43
#cofidis signings confirmed

https://twitter.com/TeamCOFIDIS/status/646967345135681536
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2015, 09:59
https://twitter.com/TeamCOFIDIS/status/646968553904701440

Soupe and Navarro re-up for 1 year #cofidis
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 24, 2015, 11:26

Who knows? BBC is least likely to be correct, not exactly well known for getting the inside track on cycling.

It does actually say further down the article that TGH has deferred joining for a year to stay with Axeon but does have a deal in place.

Wonder if that means he will be included in "the six". Probably.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2015, 11:43
It does actually say further down the article that TGH has deferred joining for a year to stay with Axeon but does have a deal in place.

Wonder if that means he will be included in "the six". Probably.

doubt it

anyway the day long Marketing BS continues

Gianni Moscon signs with #sky
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2015, 11:56
Nacer also re-signed until end of 2017
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 24, 2015, 13:48
#greenedge Simon Clarke --> #tcg Team Cannondale Garmin

https://twitter.com/SimoClarke/status/647021367771181060
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2015, 14:03
Confirmed

https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/647032582606032896
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 24, 2015, 14:09
https://twitter.com/ONEProCycling/status/647034851934212096
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Servais Knavendish on September 24, 2015, 14:36
wow a job lot...

looks a good one mind!
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 24, 2015, 17:27
#wallonie have announced two riders for 2016 today: Tom Dernies re-signs, and Olivier Pardini[1] comes over from #verandas Verandas Willems.

Olivier Pardini #verandas --> #wallonie
 1. he with the Romanian girlfriend who baffled the TV commentator in Sibiu by speaking Romanian after winning the 2014 Sibiu Tour prologue :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 24, 2015, 18:16
2nd one confirmed, let's hope they don't draw this out all weekend  :Sleeping:

https://twitter.com/TeamSky/status/647078331075031040
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 24, 2015, 18:32
Beppe Conti on Rai tv said Landa could bring Beppe Martinelli with him to SKY!  :o
rumor for now
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 24, 2015, 19:16
Don't think this one has been mentioned already:

Nick van der Lijke #jumbo --> #roompot


[1]
 1. by the way, I started typing Rabobank before realising that wasn't the team's name anymore - then had to think for a while what it's called now :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 24, 2015, 19:39
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/valls-ficha-por-el-lotto-soudal-24-09-2015 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/valls-ficha-por-el-lotto-soudal-24-09-2015)

Rafael Valls #lampre --> #lotto

http://www.wielerupdate.nl/wielernieuws/33820/roompot-legt-tolhoek-vast-een-van-grotere-klimtalenten/ (http://www.wielerupdate.nl/wielernieuws/33820/roompot-legt-tolhoek-vast-een-van-grotere-klimtalenten/)

Anwan Tolhoek #rabodevo --> #roompot



Rumours:
Leigh Howard #orica --> #iam ???
Marko Kump #adria --> some as yet unnamed WT team ??
Nathan Haas #tcg --> #mtn ??
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 24, 2015, 20:35
https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/647131704000413696

Eros Capecchi #movistar --> #astana ?


Some more rumours based on which teams the riders have recently followed on Twitter:
Dani Moreno #katusha --> #lampre ??
Filippo Pozzato #lampre --> #trek ???
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 24, 2015, 21:02
https://twitter.com/axeoncycling/status/647136911547482112
Rubén Guerreiro re-signs.

Chad Young (CCB Racing & #axeon stagiaire) --> #axeon
Neilson Powless (Hagens Berman U23) --> #axeon
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 24, 2015, 21:04

Dani Moreno #cofidis --> #lampre ??


Is that Dani Moreno of #katusha or Dani Navarro of #cofidis?  :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 24, 2015, 21:28
Is that Dani Moreno of #katusha or Dani Navarro of #cofidis?  :P
Dani Moreno of #katusha - my mistake. :fp
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 24, 2015, 21:31
http://www.ciclo21.com/gabriel-reguero-ficha-por-el-team-differdange-continental/ (http://www.ciclo21.com/gabriel-reguero-ficha-por-el-team-differdange-continental/)

Gabriel Reguero (Mutua Levante) --> #differdange
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on September 24, 2015, 21:33
Would not be a smart move by Kump to go back to WT, his time at Tinkoff showed it's a level too high for him. ProConti would be perfect, I'm thinking CCC or an Italian team like Bardiani, Nippo or Androni as they usually ride the Eastern European/Balkan races.
If he really wants WT Lampre would be the best fit imo.

Another rumor is Oscar Gatto aka The Cat from #androni to either #tinkoff or  #fantini
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 24, 2015, 21:42
Would not be a smart move by Kump to go back to WT, his time at Tinkoff showed it's a level too high for him. ProConti would be perfect, I'm thinking CCC or an Italian team
My thoughts as well - but I can understand it if he wants a WT deal. And if he finds a team that'll give him one ... we should blame that team's management, not the rider. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 24, 2015, 21:54


Some more rumours based on which teams the riders have recently followed on Twitter:

The best kind of rumour!
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 24, 2015, 23:30
Here's something official for a change:
http://feltet.dk/nyheder/jonas_aaen_forlaenger_med_riwal_platform/ (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/jonas_aaen_forlaenger_med_riwal_platform/)

Jonas Aaen has re-signed with #riwal
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 24, 2015, 23:35
Dani Moreno of #katusha - my mistake. :fp

#cofidis Dani Navarro today was confirmed to stay with the team for another year by the way

https://twitter.com/TeamCOFIDIS/status/646968553904701440

makes sense I think, 2015 was a bad year for him, but I guess it was mainly due to his injuries earlier on in the season, and his first two years at Cofidis were quite good with a Top 10 in the Tour and that Vuela stage win (among other good results)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 24, 2015, 23:47
Few rumours:

Ballan ->  #roth
Zordan #androni -> #roth

Ten Dam #jumbo -> #giant

and Naesen -> #iam confirmed
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2015, 06:56
Bernie and Cav confirmed says this report to #mtn

https://twitter.com/raykerckhoffs/status/647285764326334464
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2015, 07:11
The man with the Goldern Hamer re-ups with Cult

https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/647290088506920960
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2015, 07:34
https://twitter.com/ConsusSport/status/647292469516849152
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2015, 08:36
Big Jens re-ups

https://twitter.com/ORICA_GreenEDGE/status/647313446745174020
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2015, 10:32
Eros heading from #movistar to #astana according to bicci......

I forget he was even still riding
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2015, 11:41
https://twitter.com/LottoJumbo_road/status/647359079288041472

hmmmm
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 25, 2015, 13:17
#adria Marko Kump --> #lampre Lampre Merida

http://www.teamlampremerida.com/2015/09/kump-velocista-da-18-successi-stagionali-alla-lampre-merida/

Lampre makes sense, with all the races in Asia and Italy they do Kump is better suited to than the big ones
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on September 25, 2015, 13:48
Would not be a smart move by Kump to go back to WT, his time at Tinkoff showed it's a level too high for him.
If he really wants WT Lampre would be the best fit imo.


:D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 25, 2015, 13:55
https://twitter.com/Vlaanderen90/status/647382976997773312

 :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on September 25, 2015, 13:56
https://twitter.com/dannyvanpoppel/status/647381029133660160

3 to go
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on September 25, 2015, 18:16
Intxausti confimed to SKY
 :cool

https://www.twitter.com/TeamSky/status/647440621922222081
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on September 25, 2015, 18:57
And the show continues :fp
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 25, 2015, 19:24
Meanwhile, Pat Lefevere announces a transfer by talking too much in a podcast: :D
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/647472580606214144

Max Richeze #lampre --> #etixx
Leadout for Gaviria, no doubt.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on September 26, 2015, 05:47
https://twitter.com/axeoncycling/status/647529158906544128

That's six new faces for 2016. Oram and Eaton (too old) are the only ones we know that are leaving so far.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 26, 2015, 17:03
Boris Vallée #lotto --> #bretagne Fortuneo-Vital Concept
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 26, 2015, 17:11
rumor from the cicloweb forum:

#funvic Daniel Díaz --> #lampre Lampre Merida

he just started to follow both Michele Bartoli and the team on Twitter at least
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on September 26, 2015, 17:18
rumor from the cicloweb forum:

#funvic Daniel Díaz --> #lampre Lampre Merida

he just started to follow both Michele Bartoli and the team on Twitter at least

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPtIqCYWsAAo3hR.jpg)

Teammates next season?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 26, 2015, 17:25
Oh, and for completeness' sake:

Mikel Landa #astana --> #sky

Post Merge: September 26, 2015, 17:36
Jonathan Lastra #cajarural U23 --> #cajarural

Jesse Sergent confirmed as leaving #trek ... another *nz for #onepro???
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 27, 2015, 09:02
Oh, and for completeness' sake:

Mikel Landa #astana --> #sky

Post Merge: September 26, 2015, 17:36
Jonathan Lastra #cajarural U23 --> #cajarural

Jesse Sergent confirmed as leaving #trek ... another *nz for #onepro???

maybe or even Avanti and track focus ?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 27, 2015, 09:04
https://twitter.com/TeamSky/status/648044943160709120

Michal #etixx ----> #sky confirmed










































































finally

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on September 27, 2015, 10:11
So the show has finally come to an end. How unfortunate. :shh





https://twitter.com/kittyfondue/status/648052330613604352

SAD :(
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 27, 2015, 10:12
maybe or even Avanti and track focus ?
Hmm. Would be quite a step down for him though, he could do Olympics preparation with a smaller PCT too ... which #onepro would be. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 27, 2015, 16:39
https://twitter.com/IAM_Cycling/status/648120520882421760

Leigh Howard #orica --> #iam
Vegard Stake Laengen #joker --> #iam
Oliver Naesen #topsport --> #iam

Naesen had a stellar season with lots of top-10s (but only one win, the Polynormande). No idea if he'll do bigger races next year or continue to rip it up in the sh*t-small races.
Howard comes over after a couple of mildly disappointing races in the Aussie squad, hoping to revive his career.
Laengen's first venture into the pro ranks with Team Type 1 & Bretagne wasn't the greatest either; but after a year back at Continental Team Joker he gives it another try. He has the talent, and a couple of good results this year, a.o. winning the Tour Alsace.



During the Worlds broadcast, the Austrian commentators have said that Daniel Schorn won't get a new contract with #bora Bora-Argon 18.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on September 27, 2015, 16:43
Those Sky signing announcements was more tedious than how Trek announced their Tour de France squad this year via twitter and I thought that was bad.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 28, 2015, 07:31
https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/648377742682103808
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 28, 2015, 09:58
Hm.
I guess he didn't get many other offers - which is a bit surprising after the season he's had. But WT teams probably don't follow the *dk Conti scene as closely as I do. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 28, 2015, 10:23
#uhc Daniele Ratto --> #androni Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec

Alessio Taliani, Marco Frapporti and Tiziano Dall’Antonia extended their contract with the team

source: Androni Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/166315463415194/photos/a.581833861863350.1073741842.166315463415194/961686357211430/?type=3)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 28, 2015, 10:39
PIPPO RUMOR

#lampre ---------------> #fdj

 :o

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 28, 2015, 10:42
Hm.
I guess he didn't get many other offers - which is a bit surprising after the season he's had. But WT teams probably don't follow the *dk Conti scene as closely as I do. ;)

To be honest I am not too shocked, I think there are serious questions surrounding him[1], which I think will make many WT teams less interested in signing him. Then there is the obvious question of what does he project as, to which my answer would be, I am not sure. IMO Guldhammer was a more interesting signing for a WT team, not sure if he had offers or not, but he already indicated he wanted to return to Cult. Asbjørn Kragh might see a WT offer, but I doubt it, same issue with not quite knowing what he will become. Following his U23 ITT win and his great season, I'd be very shocked if Mads W doesn't see offers from the WT. It seems obvious that he, worst case scenario, will make a good dom for a team, and that he best case can become a guy that wins week long stage races off an amazing mid length TT.
 1. not darkside stuff afaik
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 28, 2015, 10:53
https://twitter.com/CafeRoubaix/status/648432736898826240
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 28, 2015, 11:08
Sky have just released a "article" with full roster

Following have been released Nathan Earle, Bernhard Eisel, Danny Pate, Richie Porte, Kanstantsin Siutsou and Chris Sutton.

Porte done deal #bmc Bernie rumor to #mtn then rest `?


Read more at http://www.teamsky.com/teamsky/home/article/67052#T6uJUWgPGwJtv0pr.99
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 28, 2015, 11:09
PIPPO RUMOR

#lampre ---------------> #fdj

:o
Ha!
I wouldn't believe that until it was officially announced.
Probably not even then.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 28, 2015, 11:12
Sky have just released a "article" with full roster

Following have been released Nathan Earle, Bernhard Eisel, Danny Pate, Richie Porte, Kanstantsin Siutsou and Chris Sutton.
My guesses:
Earle --> #drapac or #avanti
Pate --> #tcg or #uhc - might even retire at 36-years old.
Siutsou --> #minsk ... or even to #mtn together with Eisel? Otherwise, there are plenty of *it PCTs for him to choose from
Sutton --> #orica or #drapac
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 28, 2015, 11:14
My guesses:
Earle --> #drapac or #avanti
Pate --> #tcg or #uhc - might even retire at 36-years old.
Siutsou --> #minsk ... or even to #mtn together with Eisel? Otherwise, there are plenty of *it PCTs for him to choose from
Sutton --> #orica or #drapac

mine

Sutton --- #nfto
Siutsou --- #lampre

agree earle to Drapac and I think Pate retires
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 28, 2015, 11:16
Sky have just released a "article" with full roster

Following have been released ... Kanstantsin Siutsoun....


Explains why he was busting a gut yesterday...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 28, 2015, 11:29
 #fdj Jussi Veikkanen RETIRES --->  #fdj staff

https://twitter.com/EquipeFDJ/status/648442999576350720
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 28, 2015, 11:53
Siutsou --> #minsk ... or even to #mtn together with Eisel? Otherwise, there are plenty of *it PCTs for him to choose from
Siutsou --- #lampre

Trying to imagine what other good fits I can Tinkoff ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on September 28, 2015, 12:02
There's one GT contender almost singularly lacking in mountain doms who could do with a Siutsou, and that's Mr Dumoulin at Giant. CCC would be a good fit too ofc.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on September 28, 2015, 12:12
Bit of old-ish news, but reminded of it by the Jonas Orset update.

http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/john_ebsen_forlader_androni/

Ebsen ---------> #ccn

He finished second overall at Poyang Lake behind Rabou recently
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 28, 2015, 13:42
https://twitter.com/TeamWantyGobert/status/648475016774991873
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on September 28, 2015, 14:26
https://twitter.com/LouisVerhelst/status/648486773778194432

"After my most unlucky season ever I will have to leave #cofidis. I will try to restart my career at #roubaix"
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 28, 2015, 15:16
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/648501150887608320

Bole #ccc --> #fantini ?

Post Merge: September 28, 2015, 15:32
https://twitter.com/SkyOrla/status/648503331338461184

Finally!!
A two-month transfer saga is seemingly coming to an end.

Post Merge: September 28, 2015, 15:32
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/648501150887608320

Bole #ccc --> #fantini ?
Or not?

https://twitter.com/bolegrega/status/648504916441473024

I think it's simply a case of the contract not being signed yet - but the move is imminent.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 28, 2015, 15:33
this is what was in Slovenian media (http://www.times.si/sport/mezgec-bozic-in-kump-brez-bojazni-v-nov-klub-bole-se-brez-pogodbe--2402508dbb-26a21d6dbf.html) yesterday:

Quote
(gt) Where will the next race Bole, is not yet clear. It's no secret that he wants to leave the Polish CCC, but the table does not have anything.

"For now, I have not signed a contract with any team. There is talk, but nothing is absolute. I do not have anything. I'm looking for the right team," said Bole.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 28, 2015, 15:45
Hmm, right. Who knows.


http://www.skysports.com/cycling/news/12040/10010002/mark-cavendish-set-to-finalise-move-to-mtn-qhubeka-on-tuesday (http://www.skysports.com/cycling/news/12040/10010002/mark-cavendish-set-to-finalise-move-to-mtn-qhubeka-on-tuesday)
Cav takes his soigneur with him (as expected), but also "a number of management staff" ...
Brian Holm --> #mtn ?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on September 28, 2015, 15:49
PIPPO RUMOR

#lampre ---------------> #fdj

 :o

Outlandish.

Glue factory is the only appropriate transfer for this old nag.

(http://cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/graphRiderHistory.asp?riderID=151)

Yet another for whom certain 'rule changes' truncated a glittering career...  :shh :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 28, 2015, 18:09
https://twitter.com/Cycling_Lars/status/648543926824005632

Lucas Gaday (8th in the U23 Worlds) re-signs with #unieuro for 2016 - but can leave for a pro team.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 29, 2015, 08:54
#felbermayr Jure Golčer --> #adria Adria Mobil

http://www.adria-mobil-cycling.com/en/news/584-jure-golcer-im-coming-back-to-novo-mesto-where-i-started-my-career-of-a-road-cyclist
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 29, 2015, 09:38
rumor from the cicloweb forum:

#funvic Daniel Díaz --> #lampre Lampre Merida

he just started to follow both Michele Bartoli and the team on Twitter at least

well, or maybe not. He seems to prefer some familiar faces

#funvic Daniel Díaz --> #pomme La Pomme Marseille

http://biciciclismo.com/es/la-pomme-marseille-sera-pro-continental-en-2016-y-ficha-a-dani-diaz-29-09-2015
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 29, 2015, 09:45
 #stolting  Sven Reutter ---> to  #cult stolting team

https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/648773966472040448
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: ciranda on September 29, 2015, 10:05
Siutsou is one of the best riders around. He can go for overall in stage races or win the hardest stages. Since he's not from one of the major cycling nations (Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Wales, South Africa) it's harder to get attention. CULT should step in if possible. re CULTs signing above ^^^^: yes it would be better if a 19-year old with no results stayed at a lower level to develop and prove their worth rather than go to real professional cycle races so early. Clearly.


To be honest I am not too shocked, I think there are serious questions surrounding him[1], which I think will make many WT teams less interested in signing him. Then there is the obvious question of what does he project as, to which my answer would be, I am not sure. IMO Guldhammer was a more interesting signing for a WT team, not sure if he had offers or not, but he already indicated he wanted to return to Cult. Asbjørn Kragh might see a WT offer, but I doubt it, same issue with not quite knowing what he will become. Following his U23 ITT win and his great season, I'd be very shocked if Mads W doesn't see offers from the WT. It seems obvious that he, worst case scenario, will make a good dom for a team, and that he best case can become a guy that wins week long stage races off an amazing mid length TT.
 1. not darkside stuff afaik

Because he didn't get along with Christina Watches management? Idk why any team should worry that he's a troublemaker because of that. He has been w CULT before and specifically mentions Steensen in the press release. About the next part I don't follow the logic. Kamp and Kragh Andersen are versatile cyclists with results in different types of races. Both have done more than enough if the way to get a pro contract is as straight forward as show talent; receive calls. Specialization is not a good thing. Wurtz Schmidt is interesting only because he showed he can do more than just time trials.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 29, 2015, 10:08
#katusha Rüdiger Selig --> #bora Bora Argon 18

http://www.bora-argon18.com/en/news/detailview/news/ruediger-selig-joins-bora-argon-18/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 29, 2015, 10:10
 #lotto Jasper De Buyst  extends for two seasons


https://twitter.com/ConsusSport/status/648776278351433728
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 29, 2015, 10:16
RE Mads Wurtz

Following his U23 ITT win and his great season, I'd be very shocked if Mads W doesn't see offers from the WT. It seems obvious that he, worst case scenario, will make a good dom for a team, and that he best case can become a guy that wins week long stage races off an amazing mid length TT.

After the reading a lot of interviews about / with him I wouldn't be too surprised to see him take another year before a jump to WT... just to back up what he's achieved in terms of his racing and also in managing his lifestyle. Of course that's not say he won't turn pro at all... but maybe pro-conti first. 
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 29, 2015, 10:24
do we have this one ?

https://twitter.com/Lotto_Soudal/status/648789981155172352
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 29, 2015, 10:29
Siutsou is one of the best riders around. [...] CULT should step in if possible.
There is no way they're going to sign him. I just can't see it happening.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 29, 2015, 11:20
Cav , Bernie and Renshaw confirmed with #mtn
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 29, 2015, 12:43
https://twitter.com/Tomek_Bojan/status/648823760582279168

Paterski re-signs with #ccc - as expected really.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 29, 2015, 13:36
#fdj stagiaire Marc Fournier is likely to get a contract with the team. He will talk to Madiot again in the coming days, and if it doesn't work out he can also sign for #marseille La Pomme Marseille or #auber Auber 93

source: today's Le Parisien
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 29, 2015, 18:51
Because he didn't get along with Christina Watches management? Idk why any team should worry that he's a troublemaker because of that. He has been w CULT before and specifically mentions Steensen in the press release. About the next part I don't follow the logic. Kamp and Kragh Andersen are versatile cyclists with results in different types of races. Both have done more than enough if the way to get a pro contract is as straight forward as show talent; receive calls. Specialization is not a good thing. Wurtz Schmidt is interesting only because he showed he can do more than just time trials.

RE: Kamp

What I am saying is that unless I was sure he would be great I wouldn't go there, because if anything less than great, I am sure you could find other guys with less questions. As far as those questions goes, no I am not just thinking about the problems with CWO over PDR, earlier troubles reported from Bo Hamburger of him not following the practice schedules too. On top of that I'm not sure I like his attitude (I have a hard time seeing him as a team mate riding for anybody but himself). And last but not least there is another problem for a WT team in some of the stuff in his (or his dad's) pasts, that would... well let's say he signed with Sky, I could assure you the Twitter PR front would not look good, whether that is deserving or not, likely the latter. All these things just sort of add to my own evaluation that if I was a GM of a non-danish WT team, I would not sign him. Now on another note the Cult signing I think is a good signing on both the teams part, and Alexander's part. They get another rider that can contest wins at a lot of non-WT level races, they get a rider that may have a chance to grow to something bigger, they get another leader to ride for, which they could use in addition to Guldhammer and Gerdemann (Wegmann looks more or less done to me). From Kamp's part he gets a team where he still has a chance to win races, which I think is better for him than being just a dom for 95% of his race days with a WT team, this also gives him a chance to develop and eventually move to WT without being just a dom there at first either.

RE: Specialization

From my point of view, yes and no. There is room for specialized riders, but there is of cause also room for riders that can do a bit of everything, and ideally you would of cause want your specialized riders to be able to do other stuff as well. The way I see it there is different roles though, and some roles may overlap as well (and a lot of the time be a lot less clearly defined as I make them out to be). But breaking roles down, with a prototype example: Pure sprinter (Greipel/Kittel), Leadout man (Soupe/Renshaw), Sprint Train Crew (T. Martin/Sieberg), Flat dom (Tosatto/Stannard), Intermediate dom (Paulinho/Kenaugh), Classics specialist (Terpstra/Cancellara), Puncher (Gilbert/Gerrans), Classics sprinter (Sagan/Demare), Climber (Nieve/Hernandez), Allrounder (Froome/Fuglsang)[1]. What I don't like about Kamp and Kragh is how they fit what is needed at the WT, both I feel would like shorter climbs than that of most classics in the WT, both has a decent sprint, but not anything great that would win a sprint in a typical WT race. When I look at them I just kind of feel that either they need to be better uphill (on slightly longer climbs) or better finishers to be able to win more races, and then of cause there is always cobbles to fall back on, but then it is just a shame that they don't get more racing time there. Because the place where both have their best chance in WT might likely be there . But hard to compete with Belgians that train on the cobbles more often. I think both are ideally positioned to win races in Denmark, sadly WT races are a lot different than races in Denmark though in terms of the parcours and how races are decided. Kragh may also become part of a team looking to lead out a sprinter, and might fit well into such a role, but again, obviously, older than his younger brother being a negative.

As far as Wurtz I agree, what makes him really interesting is that he will imo be a great dom on the flat in addition to being a great TT'er also he seems capable of forming part of a sprint train maybe, or at the very least work for the sprinter early on.

To summarize on the pro-conti/conti danes if I was a WT GM:
SKA,Wurtz,Guldhammer I would have loved to sign as a WT GM
AKA would be a maybe, let's wait and see who is available for the last roster spots, how many openings are we looking to have next year plays a part too
Kamp/Quaade I would  say, well return to Cult, if all clicks we can re-visit these talks, even though it could cost some more money if it plays out well

Always great to hear from you in this thread, I really like this type discussion :cool

RE Mads Wurtz

After the reading a lot of interviews about / with him I wouldn't be too surprised to see him take another year before a jump to WT... just to back up what he's achieved in terms of his racing and also in managing his lifestyle. Of course that's not say he won't turn pro at all... but maybe pro-conti first. 

Would agree it might be good for him, purely saying that if I was running a WT team, I could see sending him an offer.


 1. Even if they ride as super doms
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on September 29, 2015, 19:05
Kiserlovski is not really an allrounder, he's a pretty terrible ITTer :P he fits into the climber category perfectly, Kreuziger would be a better example of an allrounder (or Contador, or Nibali, etc etc)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on September 29, 2015, 19:19
Kiserlovski is not really an allrounder, he's a pretty terrible ITTer :P he fits into the climber category perfectly, Kreuziger would be a better example of an allrounder (or Contador, or Nibali, etc etc)

I think he is pretty average, maybe, after checking a few results, a bit sub par, so changed it to Fuglsang, but yes all fit that role. Also it is really two roles, super dom/GC leader but with week long races, and minor teams there is a lot of over lap, wanted one of each hence why no AC as I already mentioned Froome.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 30, 2015, 00:26
http://sporten.tv2.dk/cykling/2015-09-29-dm-soelvvinder-forlader-cult (http://sporten.tv2.dk/cykling/2015-09-29-dm-soelvvinder-forlader-cult)

Mortensen leaves #cult, but can't announce his new team yet.
It's understandable that he replies "no comment" to the question if he'll be the only Dane on his new team - answering that would make it too easy to figure out where he's headed.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Race Radio on September 30, 2015, 02:44
Kittel to Etixx-Quickstep
Gaimon returns to Garmin
Tommy D to ride Granfondos
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 30, 2015, 06:10
Kittel to Etixx-Quickstep
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20150930_01894623 (http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20150930_01894623)
:o
This would explain why #etixx were so ... conservative ... in their signings until now.

Gaimon returns to Garmin
Tommy D to ride Granfondos
Gaimon -> #tcg has been talked about before.
Sounded about as likely as Cav -> #mtn or Kwiatek -> #sky. Only lacks official confirmation.

Tommy D ... what do I care.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 30, 2015, 08:28
according to today's Het Nieuwsblad, Jelle Vanendert, Sander Armée and Gert Dockx will stay with #lotto for another year - Dennis Vanendert and Vegard Breen need to look for a new team

also:

#wanty Mirko Selvaggi --> #androni Androni Sidermec
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 30, 2015, 09:40
#tcg Nathan Haas
#cajarural Omar Fraile

--> #mtn Dimension Data

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/haas-and-fraile-sign-for-dimension-data/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 30, 2015, 09:45
#tcg Nathan Haas
#cajarural Omar Fraile

--> #mtn Dimension Data


We almost posted at the same time  :D
Another one I didn't see coming, but rather like... though  #mtn Dimension Data are certainly going to have a very diff feel next year.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on September 30, 2015, 09:49
http://sporten.tv2.dk/cykling/2015-09-29-dm-soelvvinder-forlader-cult (http://sporten.tv2.dk/cykling/2015-09-29-dm-soelvvinder-forlader-cult)

Mortensen leaves #cult, but can't announce his new team yet.
It's understandable that he replies "no comment" to the question if he'll be the only Dane on his new team - answering that would make it too easy to figure out where he's headed.

I read this rumour yesterday, so it has come to pass... Well, well, well... I wonder if he's off to One Pro... perhaps with Russ Downing??
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Servais Knavendish on September 30, 2015, 10:31

 though  #mtn Dimension Data are certainly going to have a very diff feel next year.


Yes in every way - looking forward to see how they blend old and new on the road, and ahead of that in the new jersey
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 30, 2015, 10:57
We almost posted at the same time  :D
Another one I didn't see coming, but rather like... though  #mtn Dimension Data are certainly going to have a very diff feel next year.

Fraile, I suppose, comes in as a replacement for Meintjes? Haas offers useful options, too... more than just another fast, flat rider, I suppose.

And as someone else said... the TDU wildcard is theirs for the taking.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on September 30, 2015, 11:01
I doubt Cavendish will be too interested to do Down Under though, a late start to the season may be a better choice with the World Championships in mind.

To be honest I think Fraile is just an "oh, he won the #vkom" signing. He is nothing too special
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on September 30, 2015, 14:03
https://twitter.com/cyclingweekly/status/649207210489286656
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 30, 2015, 14:33
I read this rumour yesterday, so it has come to pass... Well, well, well... I wonder if he's off to One Pro... perhaps with Russ Downing??
You know, that might not be far off. :cool

To be honest I think Fraile is just an "oh, he won the #vkom" signing. He is nothing too special
I really hope they thought a bit more about this signing than just seeing the #vkom at breakfast every morning for three weeks and liking Omar's smile.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: M Gee on September 30, 2015, 14:44
Kittel to Etixx QS next year. From Het Nieuwsblad via VeloNews

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20150930_01894623
http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/09/news/report-kittel-to-sever-ties-with-giant-sign-with-etixx_386833

edit: I see Lukas beat me to this news by several hours.

The whole thing strikes me as odd - Cav to Qhubeka, Kittel to Etixx. Giant Alpecin left out in the cold - unless GA change their focus to supporting Dumoulin - which seems to me as a risky strategy at best as short term planning.

I will go back and read some of the back thread, but this just creates all kind of questions about what the motivations are for Cav and Kittel.

I would guess that Etixx made Kittel a very good offer that he couldn't refuse, and Giant couldn't match. That seems like an easy enough leap. Etixx should have plenty of funding open after Cav leaving, and Giant-Alpecin not being a big-funded team (sfaik).

And Cav? The only thing that makes sense to me there is that he is feeling "stale" at Etixx. Maybe he is hoping this all-star sprint train lineup can bring back the Highroad glory.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on September 30, 2015, 20:34
http://www.lejdc.fr/nievre/sports/actualite/cyclisme/2015/09/30/martinez-de-retour-a-marseille_11605969.html (http://www.lejdc.fr/nievre/sports/actualite/cyclisme/2015/09/30/martinez-de-retour-a-marseille_11605969.html)

Yannick Martinez #europcar --> #marseille (2016-2017)

Makes sense; he returns to his old team of 2012 & 2013. Hopefully he'll get back to his dominating days of *fr sh*t small races (and maybe some bigger races, too).
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Servais Knavendish on September 30, 2015, 21:02
Kittel to Etixx QS next year. From Het Nieuwsblad via VeloNews


And Cav? The only thing that makes sense to me there is that he is feeling "stale" at Etixx. Maybe he is hoping this all-star sprint train lineup can bring back the Highroad glory.

I am not sure Cav had that many cards to play, and probably very little say.  There were strong suggestions earlier in the year that he was willing to sign for €1/2m less for Etixx, but I just don't think they really rated him that highly any more, and as you noted he was a big salary to shift along with Rigo and Kwiat, so I wonder if he even got a counter offer.

Still all is now well and a 3 year deal Must be good business for team Cav.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: M Gee on September 30, 2015, 21:47
I am not sure Cav had that many cards to play, and probably very little say.  There were strong suggestions earlier in the year that he was willing to sign for €1/2m less for Etixx, but I just don't think they really rated him that highly any more, and as you noted he was a big salary to shift along with Rigo and Kwiat, so I wonder if he even got a counter offer.

Still all is now well and a 3 year deal Must be good business for team Cav.

That could definitely be the case. He was still technically winning races, but I don't recall him winning much on the big ones, so his star could have been in the descendent with them. I do have to wonder what E-QS was thinking when they signed that big contract with him in the first place.

Well, I imagine Team Cav is permanently set, money-wise, if they've managed their funds at all sensibly. I'd like to see him win more next year. And, with this all-star train, it should be interesting. If he ISN'T winning next year, with that all-star train, it will be mighty disappointing, I'm sure for many.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on September 30, 2015, 21:56
That could definitely be the case. He was still technically winning races, but I don't recall him winning much on the big ones, so his star could have been in the descendent with them. I do have to wonder what E-QS was thinking when they signed that big contract with him in the first place.

Well, I imagine Team Cav is permanently set, money-wise, if they've managed their funds at all sensibly. I'd like to see him win more next year. And, with this all-star train, it should be interesting. If he ISN'T winning next year, with that all-star train, it will be mighty disappointing, I'm sure for many.

Let's also remember he is still keen on being in the velodrome in Rio. I also remember Lefevre not being keen on his then-new star signing taking to the track for the six days, which I think didn't make him flavour of the month chez Cavendish. One assumes in this new contract he will have some assurances over track time a) in the off season and b) in Rio, if he gets that far.

He won't do TDU if he wants to do the Track Worlds, which are normally end of February time. But he should be able to get back in road shape for a tilt at Tour stages before heading to Rio. Or perhaps not. It will be interesting to see how Smithy manages Cav's expectations in that respect.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: AG on October 01, 2015, 00:47
I think leaving EQS makes sense for Cav

they are simply too strong in other areas to focus enough attention on him.

they have the worlds strongest classics teams ... and for more races than just the sprint finishes.  They have Martin who may well want to do something for himself once in a while, and has earned that right, Uran for the GC ...

way too much to be focussed purely on a sprint train



MTN might be good for Cav.  He is certainly taking some talent with him - and they have some good-ish sprinters in their squad that will form up a good enough sprint train for him.

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: AG on October 01, 2015, 00:51
Is GVA staying with BMC?   or does he not have a contract for next year?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 01, 2015, 06:51
Is GVA staying with BMC?   or does he not have a contract for next year?
Hard to say. I think his current contract is up this year - if he'll get offered a new one, nobody knows.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 01, 2015, 07:10
maybe Cav WT points are needed to get MTN into the WT and smithy doesn´t care to much re 2016 ?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on October 01, 2015, 07:20
Hard to say. I think his current contract is up this year - if he'll get offered a new one, nobody knows.

Surely he is too good to not have inked at this point, I think there is a signed contract, but team is waiting to announce it, does he want to give moving away from Phil Gil another shot? Likely I think he is staying, BMC cares about the cobbles, and at this point who else is available?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on October 01, 2015, 09:59
Papi Toso stays in the peloton for another year #tinkoff
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 01, 2015, 11:30
http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/46641-robert-et-eijssen-chez-vastgoedservice.html#.Vg0J3flVhHw

Eijssen + Robert -------------> #vastgoedservice

Both continue their downward trajectory.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 01, 2015, 14:54
#sky Danny Pate --> #optum Optum Pro Cycling

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pate-signs-with-optum-pro-cycling/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 01, 2015, 15:56
#rabobank Sam Oomen --> #giant Giant Alpecin

MEDIA RELEASE: SAM OOMEN JOINS TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN AS OF 2016 (http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c6186c0bed40648e8b68ba5ee&id=b99a6a9081&e=9cafddf875)

another big miss for Jumbo
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 01, 2015, 17:23
 #cult Troels Vinther ---> #riwal

https://twitter.com/RiwalCycling/status/649619630038892544
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on October 01, 2015, 17:39
https://twitter.com/TransfertVelo/status/649229701203001345
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 01, 2015, 21:42
I've moved the last couple of posts that were mostly discussing the team composition of #cult #stolting CULT-Stölting, to that team's thread (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=6662.0). :)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 01, 2015, 21:55
https://twitter.com/ActiveJetTeam/status/649611130885771264

We want transfer news (not renewal news)!

Quote
In connection with the application for the license of the Professional Continental team is in talks with several players. Reinforcements team will include both riders with Polish and foreign. The team will continue to pursue a policy of encouraging young Polish talents and expect engagement several players from the category under 23.


Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 01, 2015, 22:11
We want transfer news (not renewal news)!

there's one thing worse though: news about riders not getting a renewal

#europcar Vincent Jerome
#jumbo Barry Markus
#jumbo Brian Bulgac
#jumbo Rick Flens
#jumbo Laurens Ten Dam

source: cicloweb frum (couldn't bother to look for a first hand source)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: M Gee on October 02, 2015, 03:40
there's one thing worse though: news about riders not getting a renewal

#europcar Vincent Jerome
#jumbo Barry Markus
#jumbo Brian Bulgac
#jumbo Rick Flens
#jumbo Laurens Ten Dam

source: cicloweb frum (couldn't bother to look for a first hand source)

Ten Dam!   :o :o That's a wowser. He's not as big as GVA  - but still - I recall hearing his name on the announcer's lips - therefore he should be getting a contract somewheres.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 02, 2015, 06:02
Ten Dam!   :o :o That's a wowser. He's not as big as GVA  - but still - I recall hearing his name on the announcer's lips - therefore he should be getting a contract somewheres.
There's always #roompot Roompot Oranje Peloton. If they sign him, a Giro wildcard should be very well possible.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on October 02, 2015, 07:37
There's always #roompot Roompot Oranje Peloton. If they sign him, a Giro wildcard should be very well possible.

No, still 4 Italian Pro-Conti teams and MTN are likely to be the 18th WT team, plus even then CCC would likely still be ahead of them for a spot if they only decided to invite 3 of the Italian teams.

Either way Ten Dam must be leaving for another WT team, it makes zero sense for them not to want to renew him, so WT or pro-conti for a lot of money.

Given that Giant keep "stealing" talents from Lotto NL, and they need climbers to support Dumoulin, maybe?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 02, 2015, 10:33
Yes, it's a very outside chance; and if Roth-Skoda do step up there'll be even more competition.

You're right about #giant nicking #jumbo talents - but ten Dam can hardly be called a talent anymore! :lol
Supporting Dumoulin is the most likely option.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on October 02, 2015, 11:10
You're right about #giant nicking #jumbo talents - but ten Dam can hardly be called a talent anymore! :lol

Talent as in good, not talent as in young and up and coming.
(https://theconnorchronicles.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/chain1.jpg)

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 02, 2015, 11:13
You're right about #giant nicking #jumbo talents - but ten Dam can hardly be called a talent anymore! :lol
Supporting Dumoulin is the most likely option.

at the age of 34 (or 35 then) it's probably a bit too early to leave Europe behind completely indeed - but if it's really his dream to live and race in the US, what speaks against joining a US conti team? Jelly Belly would probably be the best fit if he still wants to live in California.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on October 02, 2015, 11:17
at the age of 34 (or 35 then) it's probably a bit too early to leave Europe behind completely indeed - but if it's really his dream to live and race in the US, what speaks against joining a US conti team? Jelly Belly would probably be the best fit if he still wants to live in California.

That he can still do that whenever, if he leaves the Euro scene, that is most likely it, he won't be able to return, in one or two years he can still start a five year US career.

(http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/airgas15-horner620.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 02, 2015, 11:22
yeah, but there is nothing he can achieve in Europe anyway. He has even less pro wins than Jurgen van den Broeck - and also less chances to get another one.

Sure he can stay in Europe, earn a bit of money and finish 15th in a Grand Tour. But if he doesn't really need that money, I would tink he'll prefer to do what he always dreamed of instead.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on October 02, 2015, 12:45
yeah, but there is nothing he can achieve in Europe anyway. He has even less pro wins than Jurgen van den Broeck - and also less chances to get another one.

Sure he can stay in Europe, earn a bit of money and finish 15th in a Grand Tour. But if he doesn't really need that money, I would tink he'll prefer to do what he always dreamed of instead.

He could still be on a GT winning team, but yea, I mean if it is his dream, why not, it is a weird dream though.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: M Gee on October 02, 2015, 17:57
yeah, but there is nothing he can achieve in Europe anyway. He has even less pro wins than Jurgen van den Broeck - and also less chances to get another one.

Sure he can stay in Europe, earn a bit of money and finish 15th in a Grand Tour. But if he doesn't really need that money, I would tink he'll prefer to do what he always dreamed of instead.

He could still be on a GT winning team, but yea, I mean if it is his dream, why not, it is a weird dream though.

That photo with our famous old American is funny.

If living in CA is his dream - he would not be alone. I can understand that. But I think the reasons a European would want to live in CA are not the ones a US citizen would have. In the US, it is usually about the climate, which is described as "Mediterranean". Now, if you were a European, it seems easier and way cheaper to go to Spain or Italy. But hey, if the guys dream is to live in CA, he isn't the first.

A move to Giant to support Dumoulin sounds interesting. Idk if he has the moxy to take up a road capt stance (meaning cleverness and a little leadership personality). But he should have the experience.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 02, 2015, 19:03
http://teamgiantalpecin.com/team-giant-alpecin-parts-ways-with-marcel-kittel/ (http://teamgiantalpecin.com/team-giant-alpecin-parts-ways-with-marcel-kittel/)

Kittel is out of #giant Giant-Alpecin ... and his transfer to #etixx looks all but certain: "Kittel wishes to get the difficult 2015 season behind him and achieve new goals in new surroundings".
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 03, 2015, 07:49
 #cult Linus Gerdemann ---> 9re)signs for two years with  #cult Stolting

https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/650198061914963968

Quote
By sharing the experience with our talents next year while even delivering results in the bigger races, I believe we will have a Linus Gerdemann at the highest level in 2016,” concludes DS, André Steensen.

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 03, 2015, 12:28
Since 1st October, *tz Richard Laizer has been registered with #bikeaid:
https://www.facebook.com/bikeaid/posts/10153331429386026 (https://www.facebook.com/bikeaid/posts/10153331429386026)

He's riding the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro today as his first 'pro' race.
(https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/12033108_10153331428436026_7448663866472610377_n.jpg?oh=e7ed54f1eae345404f64bc3199821c16&oe=568CC554)
Welcome to the first Tanzanian on a UCI-registered team! :)

He's obviously only contracted for the rest of 2015, but I hope he'll continue at the team next year.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 03, 2015, 16:16
not official yet, but likely to be finalized next week:

#rusvelo Ivan Balykin --> #gm GM Cycling Team

http://www.cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/transferts/gm-cycling-team-vicino-l-arrivo-del-talentuoso-balykin

...and there are rumors about #greenedge Ivan Santaromita joining the Italian army at #astana Astana
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on October 04, 2015, 16:24
Zaugg #tinkoff --> #iam

great team for him! Tinkoff losing climbing doms instead of signing them :dizzy
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on October 04, 2015, 16:29
Zaugg #tinkoff --> #iam

great team for him! Tinkoff losing climbing doms instead of signing them :dizzy

Given that they had four climbing doms on the team this year that didn't ride a GT, I reckon that quantity is not the issue, even though I thought they should have given Majka a bit more support in the Vuelta.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on October 04, 2015, 17:02
Given that they had four climbing doms on the team this year that didn't ride a GT, I reckon that quantity is not the issue, even though I thought they should have given Majka a bit more support in the Vuelta.

OUT:
Beltran
Probably Basso
Petrov
Pires
Sorensen
Zaugg

STAYING:
Hansen and Poljanski who will have to step up massively
Hernandez and Paulinho, the Amigos
Kiserlovski who #tinkoff are using as 2.1 race fodder :S
Kreuziger who hasn't come even close to 2013 level ever since
Mick who with all due respect will be 78 next year
Majka who does not want to ride a GT in service of Contador before riding a GT as a leader, and who also doesn't want to ride the Giro cause he doesn't like the weather, so you do the math
Amazing Ivan Rovny :Smug:

IN:
Mr 27th Yury Trofimov :win

So who will Contador have as top quality domestiques next year? Majka doesn't want to work for him, Mick is over the hill, who knows what's going on with Roman, Kiserlovski is MIA and then there are useless riders like hernandez, Paulinho and Rovny and young riders like Hansen and Poljanski who will probably ride with majka just like this year. So glad they at least signed Trofimov :party just like in so many GTs Alberto will have to do it all by himself again
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on October 04, 2015, 18:40
OUT:
Beltran
Probably Basso
Petrov
Pires
Sorensen
Zaugg

STAYING:
Hansen and Poljanski who will have to step up massively
Hernandez and Paulinho, the Amigos
Kiserlovski who #tinkoff are using as 2.1 race fodder :S
Kreuziger who hasn't come even close to 2013 level ever since
Mick who with all due respect will be 78 next year
Majka who does not want to ride a GT in service of Contador before riding a GT as a leader, and who also doesn't want to ride the Giro cause he doesn't like the weather, so you do the math
Amazing Ivan Rovny :Smug:

IN:
Mr 27th Yury Trofimov :win

So who will Contador have as top quality domestiques next year? Majka doesn't want to work for him, Mick is over the hill, who knows what's going on with Roman, Kiserlovski is MIA and then there are useless riders like hernandez, Paulinho and Rovny and young riders like Hansen and Poljanski who will probably ride with majka just like this year. So glad they at least signed Trofimov :party just like in so many GTs Alberto will have to do it all by himself again

The way I see it there are two scenarios depending on when AC wants to retire, if 2016 really is his last. Does he want to retire after the Tour or after the Vuelta. This is important because it dictates Majka's schedule, in case Alberto wants to retire after the Tour, then I would argue you split them, and let Majka skip the Tour, if not (what I would hope) then I would argue that Majka aught to ride the Giro for him self and support Contador at the Tour afterwards. Majka will have to do that regardless of him not liking the Giro or what.

Moreno is still sitting around as a potential signing and I feel that he regardless of program seems like a good signing, Tinkoff has, next to, no one for the Ardennes, Moreno could be the leader there, on top of that you could then have him aid Alberto in the Tour, before having a semi-free role in the Vuelta.

As far as their losses go, it doesn't really matter, since they wasn't riding anyways, and I am pretty sure that AC's tour team will look decent, however Vuelta/Giro might be a bigger question, already this year in the Vuelta, coming in I viewed Hansen as the best climber not named Majka, which is not great in a riders first GT to be that essential. Poljanski might have been marginally better than Hansen, but still poor (The team, not the riders, who I feel both over preformed) support they gave Majka. Also imo Trofimov is better than the best guy they lost.

Also I have said it before, don't underestimate Hernandez, he is a very good climber, however that is all he do, and if the terrain is not up-down all day he is often burned in the end it seems. On the other side his recovery is good as well so he has some value imo. still.

But I would agree they are one guy short, Moreno is sadly only one good enough to fill that gap still out there I think. Who else Arashiro or Pellizotti are a bit below what they need really, although both would imo. be okay signings.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 05, 2015, 07:11
Sam Bewley re-up with #greenedge for 2 year
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 05, 2015, 08:35
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/650933254506303488
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on October 05, 2015, 09:01
Alo Jakin re-ups with #auber for 2016. The Estonian had been looking for a bigger team but Auber told him it wanted a definitive yes or no by last week, so in the end he played it safe.

http://sport.delfi.ee/news/jalgrattasport/uudised/alo-jakin-kirjutas-alla-uuele-profilepingule?id=72591547 (EE)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on October 05, 2015, 09:20
This is mere speculation on my part but I was surprised to see who finished in second place here:



The big Lith, who last rode for #greenedge in 2013, appears to have crept back into the peloton. Now 33, he has been riding for Latvian Conti team Rietumu-Delfin since July.

Good results so far. Bet he stays on for 2016. :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 05, 2015, 10:02
The big Lith, who last rode for #greenedge in 2013, appears to have crept back into the peloton. Now 33, he has been riding for Latvian Conti team Rietumu-Delfin since July.

Good results so far. Bet he stays on for 2016. :P

he definitely seems to be in better shape than his friend from Estonia

(https://fbcdn-photos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtp1/v/t1.0-0/p180x540/11817252_866493270073187_2746547657872929369_n.jpg?oh=3efe8e241eef009d082ef2fb9d19e131&oe=568C4770&__gda__=1452340711_5c9a4bfe51ad69cc5bd144c9c36c3091)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 05, 2015, 10:25
he definitely seems to be in better shape than his friend from Estonia

(https://fbcdn-photos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtp1/v/t1.0-0/p180x540/11817252_866493270073187_2746547657872929369_n.jpg?oh=3efe8e241eef009d082ef2fb9d19e131&oe=568C4770&__gda__=1452340711_5c9a4bfe51ad69cc5bd144c9c36c3091)
One does NOT make fun of Jaan Kirsipuu! :yuush
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 05, 2015, 10:53
#jumbo Lotto Jumbo will only sign one more rider, and will go into the 2016 season with a team of 24

http://www.cyclingonline.nl/artikel/8231_lotto-jumbo_heeft_nog_%C3%A9%C3%A9n_plek_vrij.html

looks like a good time to step down to pro conti...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on October 05, 2015, 10:53
Wow

Bananito, eat your heart out
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 05, 2015, 11:08
the Marcel deal is done 2 years at Lidl  :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on October 05, 2015, 12:53
looks like a good time to step down to pro conti...

Too risky imo, the Tour is (almost) everything, if they move down there would be a chance that they wasn't invited, so I don't see it.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 05, 2015, 15:48
#jumbo Lotto Jumbo will only sign one more rider, and will go into the 2016 season with a team of 24

http://www.cyclingonline.nl/artikel/8231_lotto-jumbo_heeft_nog_%C3%A9%C3%A9n_plek_vrij.html

...and here he is already

#roompot Dylan Groenewegen --> #jumbo Team LottoNL-Jumbo

db, what I meant to say regarding the WT status is that a team with 24 riders only (and half of those clearly below average) just shouldn't be in the World Tour, no matter if that fits with their own opinion or not.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 05, 2015, 18:33
#nfto Eddie Dunbar --> #axeon Axeon Cycling Team

https://twitter.com/EddieDunbar/status/651081664358162432
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 06, 2015, 09:59
 #cult An announcement of an announcement happened last night, and Oooh  a  *dk rider


https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/651141257146728449

Would it be  #coloquick Mads Wurtz, #trefor Asbjorn Kragh Andersen ... a re-up with  #cult Michael Reihs????

NOOOOO it's

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 06, 2015, 10:14
Big big news

https://twitter.com/esciclismo/status/651313964710805504
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 06, 2015, 11:28
no new contract for Leukemans at #wanty Wanty  :S

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/dmf20151005_01904103

Very strange I think, considering that he basically is their best rider. And he only wants to continue for another year anyway

edit: "C’est une question de budget" (http://www.dhnet.be/sports/cyclisme/leukemans-cherche-une-equipe-5611377135700fb92f6d8020), Gasparotto doesn't have/get a contract as well


and Jan G also needs to look for a new team

http://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20151004_01902218

I always thought he looked great at Cofidis, very active on the cobbles in basically every race. But absolutely zero results...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 06, 2015, 12:34
edit: "C’est une question de budget" (http://www.dhnet.be/sports/cyclisme/leukemans-cherche-une-equipe-5611377135700fb92f6d8020), Gasparotto doesn't have/get a contract as well
Uh-oh, not great. :(
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 06, 2015, 12:35
Paweł Cieślik #whirlpool --> #activejet

https://twitter.com/ActiveJetTeam/status/651355870983520256
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 06, 2015, 12:37
Haha, I ninja'ed JSG by 7"! :win

Also:
Francis Mourey #fdj --> #bretagne
https://twitter.com/philippepriser/status/651358849476206592
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on October 06, 2015, 16:18
Another staff signing from outside the circle:

Samuel Bellenoue: CC Etupes --> #ag2r

Bellenoue becomes a trainer / researcher at the French WT team after receiving his Sports Science PhD from the University of Lausanne. The role he's adopting is reported to be very similar to that of Julien Pinot at #fdj

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/46756-l-entraineur-du-cc-etupes-passe-chez-ag2r-la-mondiale.html (FR)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on October 06, 2015, 16:46
#cult An announcement of an announcement happened last night, and Oooh  a  *dk rider


https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/651141257146728449

Would it be  #coloquick Mads Wurtz, #trefor Asbjorn Kragh Andersen ... a re-up with  #cult Michael Reihs????

NOOOOO it's

Spoiler (hover to show)

the real question about Cult-Stolting it´s not who they sign or renew

is WILL THEY WEAR ORANGE POC HELMETS OR NOT  :lol

that´s what important  :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 06, 2015, 22:47
More transfer news:
http://www.ojogo.pt/Modalidades/Ciclismo/interior.aspx?content_id=4819533 (http://www.ojogo.pt/Modalidades/Ciclismo/interior.aspx?content_id=4819533)
Sérgio Sousa #aluminios --> #vorarlberg
Joining de la Parte to ride sh*t small races all over the world.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/marcotte-signs-with-jamis-for-2016/ (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/marcotte-signs-with-jamis-for-2016/)
Eric Marcotte #smartstop --> #jamis
Stephen Bassett (Hagens Berman U23) --> #jamis
The chiropractor & the talent join Jamis, who expect a smaller team of 9-10 riders for next year. Lucas Haedo, Luis Amaran, Stephen Leece & Carson Miller have re-signed, the full roster will be announced soon. Gregory Brenes, Ian Crane, Daniel Jaramillo, David Williams & Nate Wilson leave.

http://www.equipewallonie-bruxelles.be/news.php?id=579 (http://www.equipewallonie-bruxelles.be/news.php?id=579)
Jimmy Duquenoy #colorcode --> #wallonie
They also re-sign Gaëtan Pons & Jimmy Stassen, and the team is now complete at 16 riders. Maxime Anciaux, Laurent Évrard & Loïc Pestiaux don't continue.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 06, 2015, 23:08
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/marcotte-signs-with-jamis-for-2016/ (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/marcotte-signs-with-jamis-for-2016/)
Eric Marcotte #smartstop --> #jamis
Stephen Bassett (Hagens Berman U23) --> #jamis
The chiropractor & the talent join Jamis, who expect a smaller team of 9-10 riders for next year. Lucas Haedo, Luis Amaran, Stephen Leece & Carson Miller have re-signed, the full roster will be announced soon. Gregory Brenes, Ian Crane, Daniel Jaramillo, David Williams & Nate Wilson leave.

 :o

sounds like they offered him a contract extension though, but he prefered to sign elsewhere. Three week ago he said two American teams (including Jamis) and two national ones showed interest

https://soundcloud.com/deportes-monumental/cuatro-equipos-pretenden-al

let's hope it's #uhc at least
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 06, 2015, 23:35
Uh-oh, not great. :(

I misread the 2nd part of that statement by the way. It says that they can only keep one of them - so with Leukemans looking for a new team, that means Gasparotto will stay at #wanty Wanty
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 06, 2015, 23:52
let's hope it's #uhc at least
That would be great. :cool

I misread the 2nd part of that statement by the way. It says that they can only keep one of them - so with Leukemans looking for a new team, that means Gasparotto will stay at #wanty Wanty
Ah, that's a bit more relaxing. :)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 07, 2015, 07:44
a Leadbelly --> Leadbelly transfer :)

#movistarec  Jordi Simón --> #activejet Active Jet

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/jordi-simon-ficha-por-el-activejet-team-polaco-07-10-2015

...still a bit of a strange one though
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 07, 2015, 09:10
Quote from: pastronef
the real question about Cult-Stolting it´s not who they sign or renew

is WILL THEY WEAR ORANGE POC HELMETS OR NOT  :lol

that´s what important  :D

Lukas says more than likely... I am in COMPLETE denial [shudders]  :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 07, 2015, 09:13
 #stolting Thomas Koep gets 2 year contract with  #cult Cult Stolting

https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/651644704937897986

Love how he has been encouraged to keep his studies up
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 07, 2015, 10:59
...still a bit of a strange one though
The team will be Spanish-Polish - the team manager has a lot of contacts in Spain. In that way it makes a lot of sense. ;)
Great to see Jordi Simón finally in the pro ranks. :win
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 07, 2015, 11:07
http://www.procycling.no/dette-er-norges-tiende-sykkelproff-neste-ar/ (http://www.procycling.no/dette-er-norges-tiende-sykkelproff-neste-ar/)
Fredrik Strand Galta #coop --> #marseille
Good signing by the new PCT squad. It's a team that has flown under my radar until now, but they could also be a possibility for some other out-of-contract riders.
Especially those who've said they already have a new team ... ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 07, 2015, 11:08
http://riwalcyclingteam.dk/?id=blog&news=32144 (http://riwalcyclingteam.dk/?id=blog&news=32144)
Casper Pedersen & Casper Folsach re-sign with #riwal - no surprises there. Focus on Rio for next year.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on October 07, 2015, 12:24
Surprisingly a number of Giant train members are still showing as contracted to them for 2016 despite Kittel going.

Of course my personal interest begins and ends with my mate Albert Timmer who is staying with Giant/Alpecin for 2016. Such a strong rider though and a really useful worker to have around.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 07, 2015, 21:26
Richeze  #lampre ------> #etixx 2 year deal final lead out for Kittel
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 08, 2015, 09:26
#bora Big Björn --> ???

https://twitter.com/BoraArgon18/status/652032388319592448

Stölting maybe, or back to Europcar?



#lampre Ruben Plaza --> #greenedge Orica Greenedge

https://twitter.com/ORICA_GreenEDGE/status/652016425096220672



#jumbo Laurens ten Dam --> #giant Team Giant Alpecin

LAURENS TEN DAM JOINS TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN FOR 2016 (http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c6186c0bed40648e8b68ba5ee&id=c19662e204&e=9cafddf875)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on October 08, 2015, 10:11
#lampre Ruben Plaza --> #greenedge Orica Greenedge

Okay, didn't see that one coming, should be able to put in some good work for Chavez though.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 08, 2015, 11:00
#cult Karel Hnik --> #activejet Active Jet

https://twitter.com/KarelHnik/status/651729316431163396
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 08, 2015, 18:45
#tinkoff Edward Beltrán is close to sign for an Italian team, and #ag2r Betancur is in negotiations with #lampre Lampre Merida

https://twitter.com/ColCiclismo/status/651951784420876289
https://twitter.com/ColCiclismo/status/651952134871715840

and talking about Lampre, not every rider will leave the team, Roberto Ferrari has signed for another two years

http://www.teamlampremerida.com/2015/10/ferrari-4/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 08, 2015, 19:48
Really like the Plaza transfer
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 08, 2015, 21:20
#jamis Daniel Jaramillo
#axeon Daniel Eaton

--> #uhc United Healthcare

not Brenes but Jaramillo at least :cool

http://uhcprocycling.com/2015/10/team-announces-2016-mens-roster-blends-experience-with-youthful-enthusiasm/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 08, 2015, 23:52
someone is still willing to sign #mtn Matt Goss  :o

"We've got an agreement but not put the pen on the paper yet. I'll still be racing in Europe and will still be doing a lot of the same races as usual."

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/matt-goss-determined-to-bounce-back-in-2016/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: AG on October 09, 2015, 00:49
"a lot of the same races"   sounds like pro conti though

a huge step back from just 2 yrs ago
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 09, 2015, 05:28
someone is still willing to sign #mtn Matt Goss  :o

"We've got an agreement but not put the pen on the paper yet. I'll still be racing in Europe and will still be doing a lot of the same races as usual."

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/matt-goss-determined-to-bounce-back-in-2016/

hehe was about tot post the same thing got to be #drapac with him and Mouris riding together
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 09, 2015, 07:27
hehe was about tot post the same thing got to be #drapac

...and they even signed some good riders as well now :P

#sky Nathan Earle
#jellybelly Gavin Mannion

--> #drapac Drapac Pro Cycling

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/10/nathan-earle-joins-drapac-after-two-years-with-sky/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 09, 2015, 09:59
#trefor Trefor and  #champdk U23 Jonas Gregaard ---> #riwal Riwal Platform

https://twitter.com/RiwalCycling/status/652371242465513472

Interesting that he mentions Riwal's DS as a factor for moving, wonder if Trefor are still unsettled?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 09, 2015, 10:49
Richard Handley (JLT Condor) and  John Ebsen (formerly Androni Giocattoli) ---> One Pro Cycling

https://twitter.com/ONEProCycling/status/652418031654699008?lang=en

Chuffed to see Ebsen with a team... makes two Danes to One Pro
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 09, 2015, 22:49
#trefor Trefor and  #champdk U23 Jonas Gregaard ---> #riwal Riwal Platform

https://twitter.com/RiwalCycling/status/652371242465513472

Interesting that he mentions Riwal's DS as a factor for moving, wonder if Trefor are still unsettled?
#ttbw have signed former Danish U23 champion-turned-talented-DS Ricky Enø who's been #coloquick DS this year. Big scoop for them, and another huge loss for the milkmen after Kamp's departure (and Würtz is likely to follow soon).


Goss ... who else but #drapac should it be, really?
I hope the signings mean that they'll finally do a 'real' European program, basing the team here for a couple of months.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 09, 2015, 22:54
Goss ... who else but #drapac should it be, really?
I hope the signings mean that they'll finally do a 'real' European program, basing the team here for a couple of months.

I stumbled across #drapac Brenton Jones' blog (http://brentonjonescycling.blogspot.com.au/) a couple of days ago - seeing him based in the Netherlands and Belgium for two months in the middle of the season "just" to get more used to a different style of racing may be an indicator that they indeed plan to do so I guess

Quote
After saying goodbye to my family who headed back home to Australia, I have now begun my seven-week European racing and training stint, with Holland being my base for the first two weeks.

Joining me in Holland will be my younger brother Jarryd, who will be coming to support me for the Pro Kermesse races in Belgium whilst having some races himself. On our way to our base in Belgium, we travel via Germany for a few days to visit our German relatives.

Once in Belgium, I will continue my training and racing, fine tuning the body for my next race with Drapac Pro Cycling, on the 8-11th October in Abu Dhabi.

To gain new racing experience and learn a different style of racing in Belgium is something I haven’t experienced yet, and I’m looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 10, 2015, 09:03
Mustafa Sayar --> *cn Jilun Shakeland Cycling Team

after Gabrowski last year, Jilun now gives it another try with a former Tour of Turkey winner
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on October 10, 2015, 09:19
Belkov, Kochetkov, Tsatevich and Kozonchuk all re-up with #katusha

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/news-shorts-hilton-clarke-leaves-unitedhealthcares-crit-squad-katusha-finalise-2016-roster/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 10, 2015, 13:50
*cn Jilun Shakeland Cycling Team
Does this team ever race anything? Only the Chinese races, I guess? I haven't really seen them on any startlist or result outside China. Maybe Iran, but that's it.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 10, 2015, 18:18
Goss ... who else but #drapac should it be, really?
I hope the signings mean that they'll finally do a 'real' European program, basing the team here for a couple of months.

#onepro One Pro Cycling it is

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/10/matt-goss-set-to-join-one-pro-cycling-in-2016/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 10, 2015, 19:11
One can't be paying him much, so it speaks in his favour at least that he's gonna give it another roll of the dice. If he didn't enjoy riding/racing/training to some extent any more, then it wouldn't have been a surprise if had quit.

Have his problems all been mental?

Even so, I won't be picking him for CQ.  :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 11, 2015, 09:39
 #cult Cult Energy Romain Lemarchand signs up fro another year at  #cult Cult Stolting

https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/653104616675090432

Have to say I'm a bit  :S at this...


Seems a mistake was made... it's a two year contract Romain has signed
https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/653178633360646144

I'm still  :S
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 11, 2015, 12:00
One can't be paying him much, so it speaks in his favour at least that he's gonna give it another roll of the dice.
Don't underestimate the size of their coffers.
It's possible that I, in turn, overestimate them - but despite being the new kids on the block, they're not the poorest kids on the block by far.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 11, 2015, 20:57
It wasn't so much that I didn't think they had money, but more that due to his recent performances they just weren't going to be paying him much.  :P

https://twitter.com/baacanty/status/653114214979108864

Canty ------------> #drapac
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 11, 2015, 21:12
I had this "who is that?" moment while watching the Abu Dhabi Tour which doesn't happen too often for Drapac riders - so it's probably a good signing.

apparently #ccc CCC is close to signing #vorarlberg Víctor De La Parte and #felbermayr / #tinkoff stagiaire Felix Großschartner
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 11, 2015, 22:24
It wasn't so much that I didn't think they had money, but more that due to his recent performances they just weren't going to be paying him much.  :P
Don't forget that they're all cricketers and not following cycling that closely. They think that signing Goss will give them a chance to win Milano-San Remo. :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on October 11, 2015, 22:46
Don't forget that they're all cricketers and not following cycling that closely. They think that signing Goss will give them a chance to win Milano-San Remo. :lol

Their roster moves has been interesting[1] to say the least.
 1. The same sort of interesting as illustrated in the conversation below:
A: So how did he/she look
B: Interesting
A: Uhh...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 12, 2015, 08:01
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/653464454403870720
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 12, 2015, 09:09
another German for Cult

https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/653451063488585729
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 12, 2015, 12:48
 #jlt JLT Condor 2016 roster

https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/653532348609265664

New signings:
 #cult Cult Russ Downing
 #wiggins Team Wiggins Chris Lawless
#onepro One Pro Cycling George Atkins and Jon Mould
 #anpost An Post Chain Reaction Connor Dunne and Ali Slater
#raleigh Raleigh Gac Steve Lampier
Kiwi 2015 World Team Pursuit Champion Alex Frame
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 12, 2015, 14:36
#adria Primož Roglič --> #jumbo Team Lotto NL Jumbo

https://twitter.com/ZNovice/status/653549598556991488

:cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on October 12, 2015, 15:12
Don't know if this was rumoured, or if it's a bolt out of the black-and-white-stripes ( :shh)

https://twitter.com/ONEProCycling/status/653573237549498369
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 12, 2015, 17:07
#roth Roth Skoda is not only in talks with Alessandro Ballan, but also #androni Franco Pellizotti

http://corrierealpi.gelocal.it/sport/2015/10/08/news/cecchin-ancora-con-la-roth-skoda-1.12228062
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on October 12, 2015, 19:04
#jlt JLT Condor 2016 roster

https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/653532348609265664

New signings:
... Connor Dunne ...

Do JLT Condor and Ag2R have much overlap in their calendars?  Where will the annual Conor Dunne/Sammy Dumoulin photo be taken?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on October 12, 2015, 19:41
Do JLT Condor and Ag2R have much overlap in their calendars?  Where will the annual Conor Dunne/Sammy Dumoulin photo be taken?

It might need AG2R to come to the Uk for the Tour of Britain or Tour de Yorkshire for that photo op to arise next year.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 13, 2015, 09:32
#greenedge Cameron Meyer --> #mtn Dimension Data

http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?p=10781



and now confirmed: #movistar Eros Capecchi & #katusha Gatis Smukulis --> #astana Astana Pro Team

http://www.astanaproteam.kz/en/page/news/6999-2016-contracts-eros-capecchi-and-gatis-smukulis/



Alex Kirsch will stay with Cult Stölting

http://www.tageblatt.lu/sport/story/Kirsch-bleibt-bei-Cult-20464379
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 13, 2015, 10:13
I like the Little Cam transfer tbh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 13, 2015, 15:05
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/653934007185375233
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: mc_mountain on October 13, 2015, 17:18
#adria Primož Roglič --> #jumbo Team Lotto NL Jumbo

https://twitter.com/ZNovice/status/653549598556991488

:cool

Will he be the climbing equivalent of Kump or a Mezgec.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 13, 2015, 17:55
Will he be the climbing equivalent of Kump or a Mezgec.
A climbing Mezgec. :D

Seriously, Roglič is the real deal:
He was arguably the best climber in Sibiu in 2014, taking the climber's jersey, two 2nd places in the mountain stages and a 3rd place overall - and that was only his second season as a cyclist. He was a ski jumper before, I think.
This year, he's won the national tours of Azerbaidjan and Slovenia by outclimbing everyone in the mountains.

He'll do nicely.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 13, 2015, 17:59
https://twitter.com/Cyclingnewsfeed/status/653976826864398338
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: mc_mountain on October 13, 2015, 20:54
A climbing Mezgec. :D

Seriously, Roglič is the real deal:
He was arguably the best climber in Sibiu in 2014, taking the climber's jersey, two 2nd places in the mountain stages and a 3rd place overall - and that was only his second season as a cyclist. He was a ski jumper before, I think.
This year, he's won the national tours of Azerbaidjan and Slovenia by outclimbing everyone in the mountains.

He'll do nicely.

I follow him as he is in my Emerging riders CQ team (2015-2017 game), so hope he gets a chance to show himself at LottoJ.  yeah he was a ski-jumper but had to stop due to an injury and wanted to carry on in elite sport so turned to cycling.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 14, 2015, 06:56
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/david-belda-emigra-a-suiza-con-el-roth-skoda-14-10-2015

Belda ----------------> #roth

First of two experienced riders to join the team. So if that's true, both the Pellizotti and Ballan rumours can't be correct.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 14, 2015, 09:29
#europcar Yukiya Arashiro --> #fantini Nippo - Vini Fantini

http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-transfert-yukiya-arashiro-rejoint-nippo-vini-fantini-53465.html

Him and Zilioli are good additions to the team I think, and if the talented guys like Grosu, Filosi, Chaparro or Marini can step up a bit again, this could really be a very competitive team next year.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 14, 2015, 10:43
https://twitter.com/SEGracing/status/654230476421505025
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 14, 2015, 10:51
https://twitter.com/SEGracing/status/654232426412179456
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 14, 2015, 13:57
https://twitter.com/GiantAlpecin/status/654271052957282304
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 14, 2015, 14:24
https://twitter.com/GiantAlpecin/status/654285077187309568
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 14, 2015, 14:44
apparently #ccc CCC is close to signing #vorarlberg Víctor De La Parte and #felbermayr / #tinkoff stagiaire Felix Großschartner

both confirmed now

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/victor-de-la-parte-ficha-por-el-ccc-polaco-14-10-2015
http://cccsport.eu/grosschartner-joins-ccc-sprandi-polkowice/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 14, 2015, 15:18
https://twitter.com/MeridaProRoad/status/654297877460746240
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 14, 2015, 18:18
#sky Kanstantsin Sivtsov --> #mtn Dimension Data

http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/?p=10854
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 15, 2015, 07:24
The Cat Rumor to S #tinkoff is gathering speed and now Pippo to #southeast
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 15, 2015, 08:22
#europcar Yukiya Arashiro --> #fantini Nippo - Vini Fantini

http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-transfert-yukiya-arashiro-rejoint-nippo-vini-fantini-53465.html

Him and Zilioli are good additions to the team I think, and if the talented guys like Grosu, Filosi, Chaparro or Marini can step up a bit again, this could really be a very competitive team next year.

https://twitter.com/iimiwa/status/654552545868668928

hmmm #lampre apparently
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 15, 2015, 09:01
https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/654567650132131840
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 15, 2015, 09:30
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/david-belda-emigra-a-suiza-con-el-roth-skoda-14-10-2015

Belda ----------------> #roth

First of two experienced riders to join the team. So if that's true, both the Pellizotti and Ballan rumours can't be correct.

I just noticed that the German text says "den einen oder anderen", so not literally "one or two", but "one or another". So there could be more to come.

They also signed former #cannondale rider Matthias Krizek by the way, I missed that transfer

#felbermayr Matthias Krizek --> #roth Roth Skoda
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 15, 2015, 10:58
Baptiste Renault signs for #bic

Baptiste Renault (VC Country of Loudéac) strengthen DN1 team BIC 2000 ad site velopressecollection.fr. Baptiste Renault, nearly 20 years, took the 5th place in the Circuit of Shiner and Intercom Severine loops. . He also ranked 17th of loops of the Rise Former runner CPU Brieuc

Lire la suite sur DirectVelo.com : http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/46977-une-nouvelle-arrivee-au-bic-2000.html#ixzz3od8YJoz2
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 15, 2015, 11:33
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/654605925135876097
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 15, 2015, 13:51
Breen might be off to #mtn aka DDD
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 15, 2015, 15:59
#jumbo Barry Markus --> #roompot Roompot Oranje Peloton

http://www.teamroompot.nl/nl/nieuws/i/33-nieuws/199-barry-markus-kiest-voor-roompot-oranje-peloton

well, let's see, I think...he looked good at Vacansoleil, but this season was really really poor
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on October 15, 2015, 16:10
https://twitter.com/Vaughters/status/654672198578278400

Come on now... we must be able to get this before the big reveal.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Capt_Cavman on October 15, 2015, 16:27
Alberto Codador?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on October 15, 2015, 17:00
Alberto Codador?

No.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 16, 2015, 09:45
#drapac Martin Kohler --> #roth Roth-Skoda

Quote
Martin Kohler signed with Roth-Skoda
Martin Kohler returns to Switzerland. The Swiss champion of 2012 has signed a two-year contract with the team Roth-Skoda. "The rise of the team to the division Pro Continental and also the good structure were decisive for me", Kohler explained his decision. The 30-year-old from Sargans, who now lives in Wil (SG), is looking forward to the new responsibility after a disappointing season with the Australian Drapac team. In the very young team Roth-Skoda he is assigned to be a leader. The former BMC professional finally wants to win races again: "I want to prove that I have earned a place at this level."

https://www.facebook.com/1489178494702203/photos/a.1490311997922186.1073741830.1489178494702203/1677330139220370/?type=3
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 16, 2015, 09:47

Come on now... we must be able to get this before the big reveal.

guessing it's the cookie man Gaimon for the baker... fishing no idea...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 16, 2015, 11:05
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/caja-rural-rga-tiene-ya-17-ciclistas-16-10-2015

Roson confirmed to #cajarural.

Renewals for Arroyo and Ferrari.

Can't see why they shouldn't have an equally successful (or even better) 2016 in comparison to this year. Amets will be missed, but I don't see anything that special in Fraile. Some good signings and an extra years experience for their younger riders should equal a good year.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Capt_Cavman on October 16, 2015, 12:16
https://twitter.com/Vaughters/status/654672198578278400

Come on now... we must be able to get this before the big reveal.
The only fish related one it could realistically be is Lo Squalo - the shark!

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on October 16, 2015, 12:33
The only fish related one it could realistically be is Lo Squalo - the shark!
Murilo Fischer :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 16, 2015, 13:09
Bananito confirmed to become the next Igor Anton :(

#ag2r Carlos Betancur --> #movistar Movistar

http://movistarteam.com/news/2015-10-16/carlos-betancur-signs-with-movistar-team
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 16, 2015, 13:17
Leukemans says he is willing to sign for less money, but he is not going to beg for a contract. Verandas Willems has asked if he is interested to join the team, but he doesn't want to ride on continental level.

http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/1.2463464

I guess he may still come to some kind of agreement with Wanty for another year. The only real alternative I can see is domestique duties at Trek.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 16, 2015, 13:26
#roth Roth Skoda is not only in talks with Alessandro Ballan, but also #androni Franco Pellizotti

http://corrierealpi.gelocal.it/sport/2015/10/08/news/cecchin-ancora-con-la-roth-skoda-1.12228062

Pellizotti confirmed to stay with #androni Androni

(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11214192_968981026481963_5015423498134702250_n.jpg?oh=829cef78003d9d9bed19a4f65a303bf6&oe=56D380A0)



#europcar Jerome Cousin --> #cofidis Cofidis

https://twitter.com/TeamCOFIDIS/status/654960403051651073
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on October 16, 2015, 13:41
Bananito confirmed to become the next Igor Anton :(

#ag2r Carlos Betancur --> #movistar Movistar

http://movistarteam.com/news/2015-10-16/carlos-betancur-signs-with-movistar-team

To clarify, I like search's comment, I don't like this transfer. 2 year contract, though.

https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/655001844863881216
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on October 16, 2015, 15:04
Bananito :win
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 16, 2015, 15:46
#bora Björn Thurau --> #wanty Wanty Groupe Gobert

http://wanty-groupegobert.be/en/module/stblog/180_bjorn-thurau-joins-wanty-groupe-gobert.html

:win

cool, that's a really good fit  :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on October 16, 2015, 17:56
Petrov #tinkoff extends
http://www.tinkoffsaxo.com/news/evgeny-petrov-renews-with-tinkoff-team-for-2016/

Another 1-year deal in the Tinkoff team
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 17, 2015, 05:41
https://twitter.com/mundociclistico/status/655143441748201472

Duarte + Sarmiento + Ramirez -----------> #epm
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 17, 2015, 11:16
Duarte + Sarmiento + Ramirez -----------> #epm

and (not confirmed though):

#colombia Alex Cano --> (back to) Orgullo Antioqueño
#colombia Camilo Castiblanco, Edward Diaz & Walter Pedraza--> GW Shimano
#colombia Rodolfo Torres will stay in Europe



...and more interesting:

#tcg Janier Acevedo --> (back to) #jamis Jamis - Hagens Berman

http://www.revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/19840-noticias-de-colombia-y-el-mundo.html
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 17, 2015, 14:53
#vorarlberg Grischa Janorschke --> #roth Roth Skoda

http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_95942.htm

another more experienced guy for #roth after Kohler, Belda and Krizek, who will probably be the guide (and do the lead-out) for Pasqualon. I really like their transfers so far - and must say, that I can't really see how Ballan would fit into that team.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 17, 2015, 15:01
tbc #smartstop Jure Kocjan --> #activejet ActiveJet Team

would be good to see Jure back in Europe :cool

...and some rumors from Gazzetta:

#southeast Simone Ponzi --> #ccc CCC Sprandi Polkowice
#uhc Federico Zurlo --> #lampre Lampre Merida
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on October 18, 2015, 16:57
“Sky is a reference and it was an opportunity I couldn’t let slip. It means starting a new chapter and changing to a team that I’ve always admired for how it operates. It’s perfect,” he told Spanish website Biciciclismo

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/intxausti-i-couldnt-turn-down-the-chance-to-join-sky/

bravo Benat!
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 19, 2015, 14:01
https://twitter.com/bikeGEEEEKS/status/654969239590281216

Wouldn't have been surprised if Active Jet had been in for him, but he had a decent calendar this year with Cycling Academy and if that's repeated or slightly improved upon next year, then it's no bad thing to stick around for another twelve months.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Flo on October 19, 2015, 14:22
Michael Gogl #tinkoff stagiair signs for the team for 2016
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on October 19, 2015, 14:31
https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/656099763918610432

This, coupled with the Betancur signing and Valverde's suggestion of a tilt at the Giro, mean that Movistar might actually be trying to win all 3 GTs next season.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 19, 2015, 20:24
I really like their transfers so far - and must say, that I can't really see how Ballan would fit into that team.
Talking about signing him gives you headlines and media attention - you don't actually have to sign him for that. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 20, 2015, 08:49
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/carlos-jimenez-y-victor-etxeberria-dan-el-salto-a-portugal-20-10-2015

Etxeberria + Jimenez ------------> #radiopopular
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 20, 2015, 09:42
#cult Chris Mager resigns to Cult Stolting for 2016

https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/656357379051790336


and I think this one slipped through the net from last week.

#cult Cult young sprinter Michael Carbel to Cult Stolting for one year

https://twitter.com/CULTEnergyPro/status/654175328370360320
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 20, 2015, 13:48
Fröhlinger (GER), Chad Haga (USA), Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) and Tom Stamsnijder (NED)
 all re-up with #giant
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on October 20, 2015, 19:09
Rumour

Skuijns #hincapie -> #bmc
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 20, 2015, 20:08
Rumour

Skuijns #hincapie -> #bmc

Wielerflits now says he signed for #tcg Cannondale-Garmin

http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/118521/skujins-naar-cannondale.html
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 20, 2015, 22:52
Wielerflits now says he signed for #tcg Cannondale-Garmin

http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/118521/skujins-naar-cannondale.html

...or not?! :P

https://twitter.com/Tomashuuns/status/656587348356919296
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 21, 2015, 13:29
The Cat confirmed to S #tinkoff
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 21, 2015, 18:20
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/tres-jovenes-talentos-del-lokosphinx-al-rusvelo-21-10-2015

Rybalkin, Sveshnikov and Shalunov ---------> #rusvelo
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 21, 2015, 18:29
I guess this is transfer news in a way.

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=84352&tp=n

Quote
For the first time in pro cycling, a team is going to hold a revolutionary testing training camp, for dozens of candidates, in order to choose its full roster of riders for its upcoming season.

Team candidates will go through some cutting-edge testing, including indoor and outdoor tests, bio-mechanics analyzing and medical checkups.

"We received more than 600 Applications and only invited the ones who we really think could fit into the team and cope with our high-level racing calendar"

“I have experienced it myself, when it comes to selecting upcoming talent, the pro-cycling world is traditionally based on ‘who knows who’, random recommendations, intense lobbying and lots of guessing. We want to change that.
 Our desire is to give our riders an equal chance to prove their worth to the team in neutral conditions”

The colorful camp is expected to have a multinational attendance, with riders coming from a large variety of countries including: The USA, Japan, Eritrea, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece, Namibia, Estonia and Israel.

Sounds like a reality TV series waiting to be made. Hope Grabovskyy made the initial selection.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 22, 2015, 08:23
Lasse Norman Hansen signs for the Cult of Stölting as expected
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 22, 2015, 08:55
Oss has been confirmed with BMC procycling.no just tweeted no idea if new contrct or miss inormation
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 22, 2015, 09:24
cesare benedetti re-ups with #bora

https://twitter.com/BoraArgon18/status/657110004697272320
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 22, 2015, 09:29
Benedetti deserves it after his late season performance. I swear he was in every break from Alberta onwards.

https://twitter.com/CiclismoUnido/status/656886818764271616

Brenes goes back to Costa Rica. Team has plans to go CT.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 22, 2015, 09:58
cesare benedetti re-ups with #bora

really really pleased with this news... he was so aggressive in the late season races
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 22, 2015, 10:15
The irony though is that he was probably only allowed to be aggressive because he was leaving the team and they were giving him a chance to show himself off to possible suitors. Now he's signed a new deal, is it back to dom duties in 2016 with no breaks allowed?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 22, 2015, 10:35
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/657127981014523904
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 22, 2015, 11:59
http://cyclingdirect.co.za/news/teshome-takes-farewell-win-satellite-classic (http://cyclingdirect.co.za/news/teshome-takes-farewell-win-satellite-classic)

Meron Teshome #mtn MTN WCCA feeder team --> #bikeaid

You would think that riders like him, Eyob or Okubamariam would be prime targets for the big #mtn team. Instead, he's snapped up by a Continental team.
"Africa's Team" is missing opportunities here! :fp
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 22, 2015, 12:19
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/657143160364277760
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 23, 2015, 14:47
 #cult Cult's Martin Mortensen ---> #onepro ONE Pro Cycling

This completes their roster for 2016


https://twitter.com/ONEProCycling/status/657551267200417793
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 24, 2015, 08:50
http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/47131-leonardo-duque-vers-delko-marseille-provence-ktm.html#.Vis2836rTcs

Duque ------------> #marseille
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 25, 2015, 22:02
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/658400646811488257

Fernandez and AKA -----------> #marseille

The strongest of the four new PCT teams?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 26, 2015, 06:56
old man Hayman re-ups for 2 years with #orica

CN also say the Yates have extended in the bottom of the article , not sure I have read that

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/hayman-inks-two-year-extension-with-orica-greenedge/

edit they (yates ) signed a 1 year deal - http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/yates-brothers-extend-contracts-with-orica-greenedge-170488

in May :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 26, 2015, 09:27
Pippo wants 400 000 k from #southeast tell him he is dreaming
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 26, 2015, 09:29
400 000 k

nice one, jsg :lol

:betting
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 26, 2015, 09:39
haven't read about this one yet I think:

#colombia Rodolfo Torres --> #androni Androni Giocattoli

(still to be confirmed by the team)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 26, 2015, 09:51
Via the website of the Latvian Cycling Federation confirmed Toms Skujiņš as Cannondale-Garmin rider the next two seasons

Via Procycling.no
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 26, 2015, 11:24
Ballan to #southeast as well , rumor stage :pray
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 26, 2015, 15:12
Well goodness me... there are still some surprise transfers

#trek Trek's *nz Jesse Sergent --->  #ag2r everyone's fav brown shorted team Ag2r

https://twitter.com/AG2RLAMONDIALEc/status/658657890857787392
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 26, 2015, 15:44
Well goodness me... there are still some surprise transfers
Yeah, I guess nobody saw that coming. :o
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 26, 2015, 22:11
http://pelotoncafe.com.au/mike-cuming-to-join-13-managements-2016-giant-racing-team/ (http://pelotoncafe.com.au/mike-cuming-to-join-13-managements-2016-giant-racing-team/)

Mike Cuming #jlt --> #cmr 13 Management aka. CharterMason Giant
(not sure exactly what the team will be called next year)


I guess living in Bendigo with your girlfriend and racing in Australia & Asia beats slogging through Northern England and racing in the Bretagne ... :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 27, 2015, 09:22
https://twitter.com/WestemeyerSusan/status/658935950316314625
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 27, 2015, 09:57
Via the website of the Latvian Cycling Federation confirmed Toms Skujiņš as Cannondale-Garmin rider the next two seasons
Via Procycling.no

Still no press release from Cannondale-Garmin?? at least as far as I can see... they really are the pits at this ... don't get me started on team camp #grrr

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 27, 2015, 10:47
#southeast Luca Wackermann is close to an agreement with #skydive Skydive Dubai

http://www.cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/transferts/southeast-mercoledi-l-incontro-decisivo-con-pozzato-tanti-nomi-in-uscita
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 27, 2015, 10:48
https://twitter.com/cyclingpronet/status/658958275581464580  and it looks like the team will continue nice
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 27, 2015, 12:17
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/658980544131264513
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 27, 2015, 12:53
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/658400646811488257

Fernandez and AKA -----------> #marseille

The strongest of the four new PCT teams?

AKA till not confirmed

Fifteen runners to date certainty to run in 2016 within the team Delko Marseille-Provence KTM, which postulates Pro Continental status (second division). Four riders were extended: Rémy Di Gregorio, Julien El Fares, Benjamin . Giraud and Evaldas Siskevicius Eleven new signed to date: Mikel Aristi, Romain Combaud, Daniel Diaz, Leonardo Duque, Delio Fernandez, Fredrik Strand Galta, Thierry Hupond, Martin Laas, Christophe Laborie, Yannick Martinez and Quentin Pacher. A sixth runner must be engaged as a pro continental team must have a minimum of sixteen elements. It could be the Dane Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Team Trefor-Blue Water), which is not a certainty

Lire la suite sur DirectVelo.com : http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/47186-delko-marseille-provence-ktm-le-point-pour-2016.html#ixzz3plwH4Nfz

1 moire rider to come and yeep really strong
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 27, 2015, 15:17
:fp

https://twitter.com/Vaughters/status/659024873029668865
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on October 27, 2015, 15:53
:fp

https://twitter.com/Vaughters/status/659024873029668865

Mads Würtz maybe, hoping...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 27, 2015, 16:46
daniel felipe martinez signs for #southeast
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 27, 2015, 16:50
:fp

https://twitter.com/Vaughters/status/659024873029668865
Hey, let's continue making people "guess" our signings when their identity is known already. :s
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on October 27, 2015, 17:15
... Delio Fernandez ...

https://twitter.com/faustocoppi60/status/658738565547999232

And the first rider to get popped in 2016 will be... :shh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 27, 2015, 18:18
And the first rider to get popped in 2016 will be... :shh
Now, now. We don't talk about that, do we. ;)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 27, 2015, 20:41
http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=84493

A couple of the names that are attending the Cycling Academy X-Factor auditions - Masaru Nakazto and Nikolaos Iaonnidis. Their previous results at a brief glance don't look up to much. The Greek has a fine tache though.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSUs8J5UkAA1xDN.jpg)

The excitement of who might make the final cut is also lessening as only 17 riders are competing now - the Ethiopians and Eritreans didn't get visas. So with potentially fifteen spots up for grabs, the qualifications are easier than Euro 2018.

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 27, 2015, 20:46
In fact here's the whole motley crew.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12065670_625417757561786_7878807922524091710_n.jpg?oh=7fbbc955862da345253568e481000fb6&oe=56D33A03)

That beardy guy top left looks familiar.  :shh

Chris Butler sitting bottom right? Anybody recognise any others?

Post Merge: October 27, 2015, 20:52
Guy at the very back looks a bit like Luis Lemus, but not very confident about that.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 27, 2015, 20:54
Ethiopians and Eritreans didn't get visas.
Great. Not. :angry

That beardy guy top left looks familiar.  :shh
Haha, yeah. Could be a great team for him for next year. :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 28, 2015, 09:12
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/murias-taldea-recompensa-a-aitor-gonzalez-27-10-2015
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/murias-taldea-recluta-a-iturria-aranburu-y-udondo-28-10-2015

Gonzalez, Iturria, Aranburu + Udondo ----> :broccoli

Was excited at the start of the year about how the Broccolis would get in their debut season, but my attention wavered. Probably due to a lack of results - zero wins and only 12 top tens (mainly from Bravo and Garcia).

A very young team though, so they can only get better, but the proposed step up to PCT for 2016 that Odriozola was talking about seemed a step too far. Maybe in 2017.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 28, 2015, 09:48
I assume there's a new Aitor Gonzalez?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 28, 2015, 11:56
Nocentini to Caja Rural rumors
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 28, 2015, 16:16

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12065670_625417757561786_7878807922524091710_n.jpg?oh=7fbbc955862da345253568e481000fb6&oe=56D33A03)

Anybody recognise any others?

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=84517&tp=n

Nikolaos Iaonnidis (23 anni, Grecia), Masaru Nakazto (23, Giappone), Marko Pavlic (22, Slovenia), Ioannis Spanopoulos (22, Grecia), Mihkel Räim (22, Estonia), Guy Gabay (22, Israele), Guy Sagiv (20, Israele), Aviv Yecheskel (20, Israele), Dan Turek (23, Repubblica Ceca), Lubos Malovec (22, Slovacchia), Emanuel Piaskowy (24, Polonia), Vojtek Migdal (24, Polonia), Max Korus (27 Usa/Israele), Juraj Bellan (19, Slovacchia), Chris Butler (27, Usa), Luis Lemus (23, Messico) e Dan Craven (32, Namibia) are played along with some talent in the Horn of Africa They were unable to reach Italy to visa problems and other young Italians without clear agreement from the past 12 to 15 seats up for grabs .

Take your pick, though without knowing the Italians/Africans it's difficult to guess.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 28, 2015, 18:54
more than 100 riders asked for one of the 10 available places on the #marseille Marseille 13 KTM team for 2016, Seeldraeyers says.

He only sees a 10% chance to still find a place for next year after not getting a new contract with #torku Torku

http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/120181/kevin-seeldraeyers-vreest-voor-einde-carriere.html
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 29, 2015, 09:18
Nocentini to Caja Rural rumors

apparently he has offers from #lampre Lampre, #iam IAM and #cajarural Caja Rural

http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/nocentini_with_three_offers_for_2016_contract/#0oPq5YD5MyzXloel.97
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 29, 2015, 09:36
https://twitter.com/directvelo/status/659662225091768320
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 29, 2015, 09:40
*dk Danish Transfer news

LottoSoudalU23 Mathias Krigbaum ---> Veranclassic Ekoi

https://twitter.com/VeloClubDuNet/status/659663206185631744


Giant-Shimano Development  Kristian Haugaard --->  #coloquick Coloquick
Here (http://cykelmagasinet.dk/coloquick-henter-dansker-hjem-fra-udlandet)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 29, 2015, 10:29
https://twitter.com/8aldwin/status/659677162589560832
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 29, 2015, 21:07
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/659832819267555328
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: M Gee on October 30, 2015, 04:06
Hmmmm. I am not sure this quite fits in this thread, but I don't see another place for it. I have a couple of comments about transfers and future plans (as announceced via press release).

#1. Porte and Van Garderan.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/10/news/ochowicz-porte-van-garderen-to-co-lead-bmc-at-tour_388411 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/10/news/ochowicz-porte-van-garderen-to-co-lead-bmc-at-tour_388411)
Awww, sheesh. When has "2 equal leaders" ever worked? Can anybody cite me a time? If there is one, you guys will surely know of it. All I recall are examples of "in spite of . . .. Anyway, neither rider, imo, is destined for a GT win at this point. Top 5, sure. I have no prob buying that, but #1? Not. Regardless, what is Porte thinking? What is TJVG thinking? I sure have no answers, but I can sure make some guesses. And my predictions are for a wonderful season of non-achievement. No idea what Och is predicting, but I am sure somebody killed the bunny.


#2. Ryder Hesjedal.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/top-10-north-american-transfers-of-the-season/ (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/top-10-north-american-transfers-of-the-season/)

Moving to Trek. What can he be thinking? Has JV not offered enough support? This could be the case, as it seems that Trek has enticed him by promising him the GC captaincy role for the 2016 Giro. I've long thought he is capable of more than he has achieved since he won his Giro. We shall find out in 2016. I would love to see him vie for the top podium again. I am not sure, however, that he can get there, even with a focused team. He is a great top 10 rider who had the stars align in the right places one year. IMO.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 30, 2015, 06:48
#2. Ryder Hesjedal.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/top-10-north-american-transfers-of-the-season/ (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/top-10-north-american-transfers-of-the-season/)

Moving to Trek. What can he be thinking? Has JV not offered enough support? This could be the case, as it seems that Trek has enticed him by promising him the GC captaincy role for the 2016 Giro. I've long thought he is capable of more than he has achieved since he won his Giro. We shall find out in 2016. I would love to see him vie for the top podium again. I am not sure, however, that he can get there, even with a focused team. He is a great top 10 rider who had the stars align in the right places one year. IMO.

I tend to agree. But he was also great in the classics before he more or less switched his focus on stage races completely, so maybe we can see a bit more of that again as well.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 30, 2015, 08:28
(tbc) #mtn Gerald Ciolek --> #cult Cult Stölting

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/ciolek-esprinta-hacia-el-cult-energy-30-10-2015
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 30, 2015, 08:29
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/659832819267555328

...and #tinkoff Edward Beltran is likely to join his mountain train
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on October 30, 2015, 09:39
Hmmmm. I am not sure this quite fits in this thread, but I don't see another place for it. I have a couple of comments about transfers and future plans (as announceced via press release).

#1. Porte and Van Garderan.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/10/news/ochowicz-porte-van-garderen-to-co-lead-bmc-at-tour_388411 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/10/news/ochowicz-porte-van-garderen-to-co-lead-bmc-at-tour_388411)
Awww, sheesh. When has "2 equal leaders" ever worked? Can anybody cite me a time? If there is one, you guys will surely know of it. All I recall are examples of "in spite of . . .. Anyway, neither rider, imo, is destined for a GT win at this point. Top 5, sure. I have no prob buying that, but #1? Not. Regardless, what is Porte thinking? What is TJVG thinking? I sure have no answers, but I can sure make some guesses. And my predictions are for a wonderful season of non-achievement. No idea what Och is predicting, but I am sure somebody killed the bunny.




I suspect Porte will take Lady Garden's wheel on the stage that the latter gets ill. Thereby not incurring a 2 minute penalty.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on October 30, 2015, 09:41
 *dk Thomas Riis re-signs with #trefor Trefor-Bluewater for 2016
https://twitter.com/TREFORBluewater/status/660018083008901121

 *pt  #tinkoff Bruno Pires ---> Roth Skoda
https://twitter.com/RothSkoda/status/660022896069386240
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 30, 2015, 14:24
Awww, sheesh. When has "2 equal leaders" ever worked? Can anybody cite me a time?
2008 Tour de France, Carlos Sastre and Fränk Schleck. That worked out pretty well, with Sastre winning the whole shabang.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 30, 2015, 14:25
(tbc) #mtn Gerald Ciolek --> #cult Cult Stölting

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/ciolek-esprinta-hacia-el-cult-energy-30-10-2015
Pah, I predicted that on the day of the merger. What took them so long? :P
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: M Gee on October 30, 2015, 17:15
Pah, I predicted that on the day of the merger. What took them so long? :P

Not gettin' any respect, eh?   :lol :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: M Gee on October 30, 2015, 17:19
Speaking of "Cain't get no respect":

http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/10/news/report-without-a-team-horner-may-retire_388448 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/10/news/report-without-a-team-horner-may-retire_388448)

A non-transfer, if you will.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 30, 2015, 21:21
Speaking of "Cain't get no respect":

http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/10/news/report-without-a-team-horner-may-retire_388448 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/10/news/report-without-a-team-horner-may-retire_388448)

A non-transfer, if you will.
We have a retirement thread for those: :)
Please deliver your out-of pace race horses (or donkeys who thought they were race horses) to this place, we'll turn them into glue in no time (http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=430.0)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on October 30, 2015, 21:23
https://twitter.com/M1ProCycling/status/660146533086703616

No De Vos. He was telling Espoirs Central (http://espoirscentral.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/getting-to-know-adam-de-vos.html) that "next year I'll have a really, really solid program. It's going to include racing in Europe which I haven't done in a few years so I'm really happy about that too". Optum and their early season ventures in Portugal would tick the boxes. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 31, 2015, 10:51
Ps Baden Cooke has said he never såoke to he french newspaper in Question and CN has said Horner might ride with Argos for 2016
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on October 31, 2015, 11:05
#tcg Janier Acevedo talks about his move to #jamis Jamis

http://www.ciclismointernacional.com/janier-acevedo-regresa-a-jamis-fue-frustrante-no-haber-podido-demostrar-que-tenia-con-que/

he says there is no bad grief between him and the team, he is happy to have had this opportunity but it was just unfortunate that he had so many problems with injuries and general health problems. Sebastien Alexandre from Jamis always kept a place for him, and he will try to get as many results as he can to return to WT level next year.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on October 31, 2015, 11:41
https://twitter.com/LeRavito/status/660421080696274944

if they go WT EBH wants him, but the extra spots if they go WT might be for African riders, if not back to Joker
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on October 31, 2015, 18:23
if they go WT EBH wants him, but the extra spots if they go WT might be for African riders, if not back to Joker
My (usually well-founded) 'expert' opinion:
1) They will go WT, it's just a matter of time. But it WILL happen
2) When confirmed as WT, they'll definitely sign Breen, and 1-2 non-Africans more, plus 2-3 Africans, one of which will most likely be *dz Adil Barbari.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on November 01, 2015, 09:45
#amore Rino Zampilli --> #roth Roth Skoda

Didn't race for four years, then basically no results with Amore & Vita in 2015, so this is a bit of a surprise.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on November 01, 2015, 14:27
Didn't see this one coming, hope AKA paid more attention in french class than I did :D

https://twitter.com/Marseille13KTM/status/660814632421052417
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on November 01, 2015, 15:42
#amore Rino Zampilli --> #roth Roth Skoda

Didn't race for four years, then basically no results with Amore & Vita in 2015, so this is a bit of a surprise.

bringing a sponsor maybe?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 01, 2015, 18:31
https://twitter.com/CiclismoInter/status/660879874912030720

https://twitter.com/KraSy_blr/status/660858704229761024

:cool x 2
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 02, 2015, 09:47
https://twitter.com/bikecomesfirst/status/661115800384860160
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 02, 2015, 10:17
https://twitter.com/Lotto_Soudal/status/661124320991793152
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on November 02, 2015, 11:25
https://twitter.com/KraSy_blr/status/660858704229761024
Good to see that #champby Krasilnikau is back on a team that values him.
He might not be quite as good as Skujins, but with #hincapie turning more and more into an inofficial feeder team for #tcg (Holowesko was a long-year sponsor of JV's teams), one can hope.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on November 03, 2015, 11:33
http://feltet.dk/nyheder/alex_rasmussen_til_team_coloquick/ (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/alex_rasmussen_til_team_coloquick/)

Alex Rasmussen #ttbw --> #coloquick
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on November 03, 2015, 16:04
http://feltet.dk/nyheder/alex_rasmussen_til_team_coloquick/ (http://feltet.dk/nyheder/alex_rasmussen_til_team_coloquick/)

Alex Rasmussen #ttbw --> #coloquick

Has Mads Würtz going in the opposite direction been mentioned yet?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 03, 2015, 16:29
Has Mads Würtz going in the opposite direction been mentioned yet?

no , not yet  :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on November 03, 2015, 17:07
no , not yet  :D

Well there you have it :cool

http://www.dr.dk/sporten/cykling/stort-loebsprogram-lokker-u23-verdensmester-til-trefor *dk
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 03, 2015, 20:26
Biggest news of the window has just landed

Offredo stays with #fdj for another year


2016 is the year a tell






























































yes may have said the same last 5 years shhhh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on November 03, 2015, 21:49
Marlen Zmorka --> #skydive Skydive Dubai

http://www.cicloweb.it/news/2015/11/03/l-ucraino-marlen-zmorka-palazzago-correra-la-skydive-dubai-nella-stagione-2016

#androni Emanuele Sella will not get a new contract, he is likely to retire

#ccc Davide Rebellin will though, he stays with CCC for another (final?) year
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 03, 2015, 22:22
http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/?page=news&cod=84671&tp=n

Nicki Sorensen ----------> Cycling Academy (as DS)

Though he doesn't look too enthusiastic. :P

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS5xmwBWwAACA0L.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 03, 2015, 22:48
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/tres-espanoles-continuan-en-el-inteja-dominicano-03-11-2015

Some renewals for Inteja. Pedrero is probably the one to watch out for. He got the team their second win of the season at Guadeloupe and has had some success at the Spanish amateur level the past few years.

Plus there were a couple of new signings the other day - Garcia and Nunez, both Dominicans.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 04, 2015, 06:03
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/mccabe-signs-with-holowesko-citadel-for-2016/

McCabe and Rhim ----------> #holowesko

Some news about their 2016 program as well. Trips to San Luis and a possible five weeks in Europe (maybe the potential teams for De Vos could include these guys too)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 04, 2015, 06:09
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/un-argentino-y-un-mexicano-en-el-inteja-2016-04-11-2015

Messineo ---------> #inteja

Sarabia renews too.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on November 04, 2015, 07:13

#ccc Davide Rebellin ... stays with CCC for another (final?) year
How many years have we been assuming this will be his last by now?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 04, 2015, 09:37
How many years have we been assuming this will be his last by now?

32

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 04, 2015, 15:57
https://twitter.com/cyclingpronet/status/661934311810183169
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 04, 2015, 19:05
https://twitter.com/bikeGEEEEKS/status/661978050654044160

Armature I'm pretty sure should be amateur. Changes his citizenship to Israeli.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 05, 2015, 09:49
https://twitter.com/cyclingpronet/status/662204434127183872
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 05, 2015, 11:05
https://twitter.com/CyclingUptodate/status/662223136084111361

as expected
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on November 05, 2015, 11:14
32

(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/1782509_526731944156184_3270656531853925396_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on November 05, 2015, 12:15
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/1782509_526731944156184_3270656531853925396_o.jpg)
Davide is simply indestructible.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on November 05, 2015, 12:28
Davide is simply indestructible.

Unlike some of the teams he's ridden for...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on November 05, 2015, 15:00

as expected

I just can't press the little heart button for this
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: ciranda on November 05, 2015, 20:50
the German Matthew Goss.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 05, 2015, 20:52
https://twitter.com/bikeGEEEEKS/status/662318181046992896

3 out of 3 from "Connect the Dots" so far.  :P

However the run could come to an end...

http://www.lamontagne.fr/auvergne/sports/actualite/cyclisme/2015/11/05/en-4-ans-lequipe-dirigee-par-nicolas-roux-sest-hissee-au-plus-haut-niveau-national_11651185.html

Quote
Mihkel Raim will go pro in turn, in an Italian continental team

...or maybe not.

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/47354-team-pro-immo-nicolas-roux-l-effectif-2016.html#.VjvAZrfhDcs

Quote
However, the future of Mihkel Räim is not yet decided. The Estonian rider is waiting for a response to turning pro in Team Academy Cycling Team, for which he has passed tests in Italy
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on November 05, 2015, 21:12
the German Matthew Goss.

That is hardly fair, Ciolek is still relevant imo. Goss, not so much.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on November 05, 2015, 22:07
That is hardly fair, Ciolek is still relevant imo. Goss, not so much.
I'll give Goss one more chance to show he still has 'it'. But that would require #onepro declaring Steele von Hoff as designated sprinter, and Goss as classics hardman with a good turn of speed at the end.

I hope they'll make that decision.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on November 06, 2015, 09:53
https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/662565853171490816

The 24-year old, who has ridden on the U23 scene in Spain for a while, most recently for Lizarte, makes the step straight up to the World Tour after finishing 3rd in the recent Tour of Guadeloupe, where he also won the final stage.

It was the same team Movistar snapped up Marc Soler[1] from, this time last year.
 1. Winner of this year's Tour de l'Avenir
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Not My Circus on November 06, 2015, 11:18
 *dk Well now, it seems the Red Baron also moves teams for 2016

#coloquick ColoQuick Christian Moberg ---> #trefor Trefor

https://twitter.com/TREFORBluewater/status/662546546693644288
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on November 06, 2015, 16:16
#europcar Dan Craven --> #saganteam Cycling Academy Team

and.... #teamca Cannonball :win :win

#optum Guillaume Boivin --> #saganteam Cycling Academy Team

http://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/boivin-signs-with-israeli-cycling-academy-team/

that's cool, happy for him that he found a team
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 06, 2015, 19:17
https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/662565853171490816

The 24-year old, who has ridden on the U23 scene in Spain for a while, most recently for Lizarte, makes the step straight up to the World Tour after finishing 3rd in the recent Tour of Guadeloupe, where he also won the final stage.

It was the same team Movistar snapped up Marc Soler[1] from, this time last year.
 1. Winner of this year's Tour de l'Avenir

They thieved him off Inteja.  :angry rashin fashin rick rastardly


#optum Guillaume Boivin --> #saganteam Cycling Academy Team

http://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/boivin-signs-with-israeli-cycling-academy-team/


Wasn't at the X-Factor gig in Italy, but I guess legends don't have to audition.

We don't want too many superstars joining the team though. The more I think about it, the more I hope that Greek guy gets the call.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on November 07, 2015, 18:38
In an interview with radiosportiva today Ballan said that he has more or less come to an agreement with a team, and it's likely to be announced this week.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 07, 2015, 22:01
https://twitter.com/bikeGEEEEKS/status/663048688865042432

Post Merge: November 07, 2015, 22:24
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cycling-academy-adds-chris-butler-luis-lemus-for-2016/

...and Chris Butler joins too. Four North American signings, so another invite to the US Pro and maybe even California?

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 09, 2015, 08:37
The Cycling Academy Transfers and Rumours thread continues.  :P

https://twitter.com/bikeGEEEEKS/status/663618130753789952

Another signing will be announced today as well.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 09, 2015, 08:51
are Bike geeks pro-conti next year? I forget
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 09, 2015, 09:13
Still continental.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on November 09, 2015, 09:23
both via @ollieman56

#bretagne Romain Feillu --> #auber Auber 93

http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Romain-feillu-rejoint-hp-btp-auber-93-en-troisieme-division/606348


#wanty Jan Ghyselinck --> #verandas Verandas Willems

http://www.janghyselinck.be/nl/nieuws/264/jan-ghyselinck-in-2016-aan-de-slag-bij-veranda-willems-als-elite-zonder-contract

not too much of a step down for both of them, they will do the same races as before anyway
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 09, 2015, 23:14
#10

https://twitter.com/bikeGEEEEKS/status/663703421464236032

Comes from Radenska. Seventh at the Peace Race this year, but showed nothing at the bigger Valle d'Aosta or l'Avenir.

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 09, 2015, 23:14
https://twitter.com/BakuCycling/status/663668993274847232
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DJW on November 09, 2015, 23:31
Francesco Gavazzi #southeast  -->  #androni at the negotiating stages.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on November 10, 2015, 10:46
#10
And #11 is *pl Wojciech Migdał, a re-signing who's already been with the #saganteam team this year.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 10, 2015, 10:57
Teams are just so dumb sometimes

A presser which says we have sign x and we are now full for 2016

and talk about the rider and that is it.

If you a full list the team FFS
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on November 10, 2015, 11:35
Teams are just so dumb sometimes

A presser which says we have sign x and we are now full for 2016

and talk about the rider and that is it.

If you a full list the team FFS
Any particular team you're thinking about? :angel
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 10, 2015, 11:42
Any particular team you're thinking about? :angel

3 mountains today but it happens all the time
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 10, 2015, 20:55
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/664183321681858560

What would we do without Ollie?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 11, 2015, 10:13
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/664384782474878976
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 11, 2015, 14:57
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/optum-finalises-2016-mens-roster/

Huffman, Kline, Oronte and De Vos ----------> #optum
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 13, 2015, 08:50
https://twitter.com/TeamMTNQhubeka/status/665076648216276992
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on November 13, 2015, 09:10
I couldn't really say what he even looks like, let alone what are his strengths...but well, good to see he still found a team

#trek Calvin Watson --> #anpost An Post Chain Reaction

http://hub.chainreactioncycles.com/road/2163-chain-reaction-cycles-continue-sponsorship-of-an-post-chain-reaction
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on November 13, 2015, 09:26
https://twitter.com/TeamMTNQhubeka/status/665076648216276992
I presume they've had pointers that the WT license will go through - and who doubted it in the first place, anyway.

Next signings, *no Vegard Breen and hopefully a couple of Africans as well: *dz Adil Barbari, *tn Rafaâ Chtioui or *ma Soufiane Haddi come to mind. Plus of course half a dozen Eritreans - basically the whole Tour of Rwanda team ...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on November 16, 2015, 08:58
#ccc Grega Bole returns to #fantini Nippo Vini Fantini

http://novice.najdi.si/predogled/novica/17502971ab2a84414ca2f431f4de3d3b/Planet-Siol-Net/Sport/Grega-Bole-se-vra%C4%8Da-v-Nippo-Vini-Fantini

...and
#wanty Enrico Gasparotto
#wanty Danilo Napolitano
#wanty Boris Dron

stay with the team for another year

http://wanty-groupegobert.be/en/module/stblog/186_gasparotto-napolitano-and-dron-extend-contracts.html
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 16, 2015, 13:07
https://twitter.com/biciciclismoweb/status/666240287140900864

The Popular Radio-Boavista Portuguese mainland has confirmed a template ten cyclists by 2016, with veteran Rui Sousa as team leader and three Spaniards, Carlos Jimenez and Victor Etxeberria (Caja Rural amateur-RGA), as BiciCiclismo forward , and Pablo Guerrero
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 17, 2015, 11:43
Breen signs for  #bretagne aka  Fortuneo Vital Concept Cycling

http://www.procycling.no/breen-til-bretagne/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on November 17, 2015, 11:47
Breen signs for  #bretagne aka  Fortuneo Vital Concept Cycling

http://www.procycling.no/breen-til-bretagne/
:fp
Message for Doug Ryder: There is such a thing as being too cautious. :shh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on November 18, 2015, 10:28
via cicloweb

#southeast Francesco Gavazzi --> #androni Androni Sidermec

more or less confirmed

(http://i.imgur.com/HaujhJv.jpg)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on November 18, 2015, 20:09
#leopard is getting the gang back together

#cult Joël Zangerlé
#trek Fabio Silvestre

--> #leopard Leopard Development Team

http://cycling.leopardnatural.com/fabio-silvestre-returns-leopard-development-team
http://cycling.leopardnatural.com/joel-zangerle-back-leopard-dt
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 19, 2015, 08:12
https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/667253641573715968
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 20, 2015, 10:01
https://twitter.com/_RoadAndMud/status/667433825996283905

Grijalba + Marquez ---------> #inteja

Grijalba has been giving DNF Morton a run for his money this year, but he does (did?) have some talent.

http://espoirscentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/u23-abcs-g.html

Quote
Grijalba won the junior ranking of the Copa de España in 2009 and this year with the Caja Rural amateur team, he won the Elite/U23 classification, which has been won by Alejandro Valverde in years past. He can race well in the hills along with handling a sprint

Also, according to Biciciclismo "Messineo currently is doubtful to start the season with the Americans". So is that transfer under threat or are we just talking an injury or something?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 22, 2015, 09:02
WT riders without confirmed Teams

Filippo Pozzato and José Serpa (Lampre-Merida), Igor Anton and John Gadret (Movistar Team), Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale), Ivan Santaromita and Brett Lancaster (Orica-GreenEdge), Kristof Vandewalle (Trek Factory Racing) and Chris Sutton (Team Sky

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/de-pozzato-a-anton-un-nueve-sin-dorsal-20-11-2015

Team Gardet ---> CX

Pozzato ( and Ballan) ---> #southeast

The rest not even a guess surprised Anton has not got a ride somewhere tbh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on November 22, 2015, 09:49
José Serpa (Lampre-Merida)
Look two posts up. :P

José Serpa #lampre --> #antioqueno
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 22, 2015, 09:54
Look two posts up. :P

José Serpa #lampre --> #antioqueno

yes I forgot to write that in the know transfers
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 22, 2015, 10:31
Heiner Parra rumor ----> Revista Mundo Ciclistico
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on November 22, 2015, 11:17
Heiner Parra rumor ----> Revista Mundo Ciclistico
You mean this (http://www.revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/20034-noticias-de-colombia-y-el-mundo.html), I guess?

Parra #cajarural --> Boyacá Raza de Campeones, who are said to have been registered as ProConti (??, much more likely 'only' Conti), and some changes in staff.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 23, 2015, 15:49
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/kocjan-signs-with-lupus-racing-team-for-2016/

Kocjan ---------> #lupus

Shame we didn't see him back in Europe at Active-Jet. He's joined at Lupus by Miller (Bliz-Merida) and Tanovicthii (Jelly Belly).

Quote
The team will focus on North American racing and trying to earn invitations to the high-profile UCI stage races in California, Utah, Colorado and Alberta.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on November 23, 2015, 18:04
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/santaromita-ficha-por-el-skydive-dubai-no-pago-por-correr-23-11-2015

Santaromita ------------> #skydive
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on November 24, 2015, 10:11
http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/santaromita-ficha-por-el-skydive-dubai-no-pago-por-correr-23-11-2015

Santaromita ------------> #skydive

it's an interesting signing, especially because he apparently had offers from Astana and Dimension Data (in case they go WT), but he didn't come to an agreement about his role at Astana and didn't want to wait for the WT status to be confirmed.

It looks like Skydive is heading for a bigger focus on the Italian calendar next year though (and maybe even run during the summer break?), so he could end up with a schedule that is fairly well suited to his abilities and open the door to a better offer for the 2017 (or stay with the team in case they go pro conti)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 25, 2015, 14:57
Federico Zurlo #uhc ? to #lampre
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 25, 2015, 15:50
https://twitter.com/lampre_merida/status/669542510692315137
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on November 26, 2015, 09:17
https://twitter.com/lampre_merida/status/669806646529548288
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on November 29, 2015, 18:20
http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/soigneur_forlaenger_og_forstaerker_udefra/ (http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/soigneur_forlaenger_og_forstaerker_udefra/)

6 more riders for #soigneur Team Soigneur, 3 re-signings and 3 new guys:
Søren Aronoff-Jensen (Team Soigneur-FBL)
Mathias Skov-Jensen (Team Soigneur-FBL)
Emil Dam Sørensen (Team Soigneur-FBL)
Mathias Lindberg Mortensen (Team Ltech)
Jonas Nordkroggaard (Team ABC Elite)
Elias Helleskov Busk (Team Ltech)

13 in total now, 2 more to be presented soon.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 02, 2015, 09:58
#ag2r Nocentini is still looking for a new team for 2016

http://www.gazzetta.it/Ciclismo/01-12-2015/nocentini-aspetto-chiamata-ma-rischio-smettere-1301144029530.shtml

the only real possibility at the moment is Caja Rural, but only after having the guarantee to get an invite for some of the important races in Italy. He is disappointed in Ag2R not making things clear earlier on after working together for 9 years, and in all the teams not making him an offer but just say "no money". The only one who was honest to him is Savio, who said he could only sign him for the minimum wage, which wouldn't feel right to him.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on December 02, 2015, 10:02
The only one who was honest to him is Savio, who said he could only sign him for the minimum wage, which wouldn't feel right to him.
And only after Noce persuaded an Arezzo business to sponsor Savio's team by an amount equal to the minimum wage ... :shh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on December 02, 2015, 18:49
http://luisaviles.blog.com/2015/12/02/ciclista-costarricense-roman-villalobos-ficha-con-el-canels-de-mexico/

Villalobos (recent Vuelta a Guatemala winner) -----------> Canel's-Specialized

Canel's return to the CT level in 2016 according to the article. Targeting Mexico, Gautemala and races in the US.

Last Mexican CT team was back in 2009. Metropolitan Green Planet were supposed to be making the jump as well, but that was a rumour from months (a year?) ago and nothing more has been heard.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 03, 2015, 08:32
#veranclassic Gorik Gardeyn --> Sharjah Team (new *ae ct team)

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/47819-gorik-gardeyn-dans-une-continentale-des-emirats.html#.Vl_8uUfouHt

I couldn't really remember Gardeyn although he was in the WT with Unibet, Lotto and Vacansoleil, but what I found interesting is that #veranclassic Veranclassic is racing in *ae currently, and the DS Coupé said to directvelo last week that Gardeyn would try to show himself in the race the get the chance to sign a contract - well, and it looks like it worked :)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on December 05, 2015, 21:24
http://www.canadiancyclist.com/dailynews.php?id=30405

Ryan Anderson ------------> #directenergie

Quote
How about your role with the team? There has been some French press speculation that you are there to support sprinter Bryan Coquard?

RA: I think that is definitely one of the ways they think I can help the team. I'm really looking forward to being able to help Bryan. He's a pretty fantastic rider; he's quite young but he's already achieved a number of great things. I'm really motivated to be able to come in and try to help him.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on December 05, 2015, 21:38
Also, according to Biciciclismo "Messineo currently is doubtful to start the season with the Americans". So is that transfer under threat or are we just talking an injury or something?

http://www.ciclismointernacional.com/leandro-messineo-no-correra-en-inteja-mmr-por-problemas-burocraticos/

Transfer cancelled unfortunately as he brought the average age over 28 for the team, or a cynic might think that since he didn't get them an invite to San Luis, he was thus superfluous (but that's probably unfair as he doesn't seem too bothered and they seem to have parted on good terms).
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on December 07, 2015, 11:09
David Boucher #fdj ----> #crelan
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on December 09, 2015, 20:39
David Boucher #fdj ----> #crelan
I'm sure you mean the new #vastgoedservice Crelan-Vastgoedservice, not the long-gone ex-Landbouwkrediet ... We'll have to work a solution regarding the kit smileys.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 12, 2015, 20:03
confirmed now:

#lampre Pippo Pozzato --> #southeast Southeast
#movistar Enrique Sanz --> #southeast Southeast

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/filippo-pozzato-signs-two-year-deal-with-southeast/
http://www.ciclo21.com/enrique-sanz-ya-esta-con-el-tharcor-southeast/

...which apparently means #southeast Mauro Finetto is left without a contract with the team for 2016 for monetary reasons, and with no current offers may retire from cycling

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/?page=news&cod=85342

"I know I'm not a champion, but I am able to be a good cyclist, and deserve a place in the peloton."
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on December 12, 2015, 20:40
...which apparently means #southeast Mauro Finetto is left without a contract with the team for 2016 for monetary reasons, and with no current offers may retire from cycling

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/?page=news&cod=85342

"I know I'm not a champion, but I am able to be a good cyclist, and deserve a place in the peloton."
That would be a real shame.
#roth Roth-Skoda already have 25 riders, otherwise that could have been a good team for him.
Not sure if he'd step down to Conti level?

#movistar Enrique Sanz --> #southeast Southeast
How and why does Unzué's son-in-law switch teams from #movistar to #southeast?! :o
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 16, 2015, 10:16
Madison Genesis confirmed that it has retained the core of its British squad with Mike Northey, Tom Stewart, Erick Rowsell, Tobyn Horton, Matt Cronshaw, Matt Holmes, Joe Evans, and Tristan Robbins back in 2016. Tom Scully has moved to Drapac and Mark McNally has moved to Wanty – GroupeGobert, with new signings Felix English, Grufford Lewis, Alex Blain and Taylor Gunman added to the team.

I had missed that move, here is an interesting feature about it

http://www.velouk.net/2015/10/30/feature-mark-mcnally-returns-to-belgium/

Talking about how he made contact with the team, he explained “I was third in a UCI 1.1 and I was away with two of their guys all day and one them won and I was third. It went from there.”

somehow ironic that the guy from #wanty winning the race (Leukemans) ended up without a contract though :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on December 16, 2015, 10:59
Media in *es confirm the Igor Anton more to  Dimension Data  team is now full
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on December 16, 2015, 12:32
Meanwhile the Africans say another rider is (also?) heading for that team:
https://twitter.com/tropicale2016/status/677101368709107713
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 16, 2015, 12:42
somehow ironic that the guy from #wanty winning the race (Leukemans) ended up without a contract though :D

#wanty team manager Jean-François Bourlart has talked a bit about the transfer policy of the team in Belgian media by the way

Quote
(gt)

"Björn is 39 years old and is obviously in the twilight of his career. More importantly, it does not really displayed a mentality in line with the group project. Let's say this is not someone who is in sharing of experience in transmission, while we have young riders who can take on a new dimension, as Jans, Baugnies, Backaert ... "

[...]

"[we have kept your "old veterans" from Italy because of] Our 'main sponsor' Wanty, which is located in the Central Region to the Alpine unwavering attachment, identifies strong Danilo Napolitano (34 years). This has raised doubts that we fed. The renewals Enrico Gasparotto (33) and young Simone Antonini source flowed. As for Marco Marcato (31) is a charming guy ... and a classic leader who will feel a bit liberated by the departure of Björn Leukemans. "

http://cyclismerevue.blogs.sudinfo.be/archive/2015/12/09/jean-francois-bourlart-manager-de-wanty-groupe-gobert-reve-d-172265.html
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 16, 2015, 12:44
#trek Kristof Vandewalle is still in talks with two teams, but there's nothing concrete yet, and is "preparing for the possibility" not to continue as a pro in 2016

http://www.dhnet.be/sports/cyclisme/vandewalle-je-ne-sais-pas-si-je-serai-encore-coureur-en-2016-5665dd0e357004acd0fa57ff
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on December 16, 2015, 14:29
#wanty team manager Jean-François Bourlart has talked a bit about the transfer policy of the team in Belgian media by the way

http://cyclismerevue.blogs.sudinfo.be/archive/2015/12/09/jean-francois-bourlart-manager-de-wanty-groupe-gobert-reve-d-172265.html
So in other words, Wanty demanded that the Italians stay, and Leukemans was heading for the glue factory anyway - plus he demanded leadership in races where others could have shined.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 16, 2015, 14:34
#southeast Rafael Andriato returns to Brazil and signs for his old Memorial-Santos/Fupes team to have a better chance to prepare for the Olympics

http://linkis.com/oglobo.globo.com/Wx9JW
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 16, 2015, 14:40
#iam Patrick Schelling
#start Zsolt Der

(among others)

--> #vorarlberg Team Vorarlberg

http://radstars.at/51056/team-vorarlberg-2016-mit-15-fahrer-patrick-schelling-sui-bringt-world-tour-power-in-das-team/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on December 16, 2015, 14:41
#southeast Rafael Andriato returns to Brazil and signs for his old Memorial-Santos/Fupes team to have a better chance to prepare for the Olympics

http://linkis.com/oglobo.globo.com/Wx9JW
Has to be track, right? I don't see how Andriato should be considered for the road race.

And interesting that he and #funvic don't get together - seems they're just as entrenched with their old teams in Brazil as in Colombia.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 16, 2015, 14:43
I think so, the google translated version of the article says "road" though
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on December 16, 2015, 15:00
It does. Hmm.

There's also something about 'continuing his military career' - I assume he'll be a kind of "Sportsoldat"?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on December 28, 2015, 10:07
http://www.lottosoudal.be/frederik-frison-wtteam2016/?lang=en

Frison -------> #lotto

Looked a big unit and a bit of a sellfess worker at ToB. Could have a good dom career.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 28, 2015, 11:01
mmh, he signed with #crelan Crelan-Vastgoedservice last month though. Looks like he got out of there somehow, or Lotto had to send them a little paycheck
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 28, 2015, 11:24
Breaking news from Portugal... Sporting have agreed some sort of deal with the Tavira team (previously known as Carmim-Prio and BancoBIC). Thus, 2 out of Portugal's 3 big teams will be on the road in 2016.

...and they seem to be very interested to sign #ag2r Rinaldo Nocentini

http://www.record.xl.pt/modalidades/ciclismo/detalhe/nocentini-e-hipotese-para-o-sporting.html

an announcement is expected for today when they present the team for 2016.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on December 28, 2015, 15:15
...and they seem to be very interested to sign #ag2r Rinaldo Nocentini

http://www.record.xl.pt/modalidades/ciclismo/detalhe/nocentini-e-hipotese-para-o-sporting.html

an announcement is expected for today when they present the team for 2016.

only eight riders were presented today from the 12 the team will have for next year, but apparently Nocentini and also #efapel David de la Fuente are among those four names still missing
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on December 30, 2015, 14:23
mmh, he signed with #crelan Crelan-Vastgoedservice last month though. Looks like he got out of there somehow, or Lotto had to send them a little paycheck

Curious one but helps having Dad as a DS at Lotto :)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on January 01, 2016, 11:12
Naveen John --> *au State of Matter MAAP Racing

apparently the first :ram on a UCI registered team :cool

Quote
Naveen John is a name that may surprise the pundits, but the 2015 Indian National Time Trial Champion is no stranger to cycling, having raced at home and in Europe. He will arrive in Australia in February and is setting himself to race in a number of domestic and international races throughout the year. This is a ground breaking move by an Indian rider, signalling a new era for India and India’s cyclists.

Naveen John: “I am so excited by this opportunity to join a top Australian team. This is happening against the backdrop of the growth of cycling in India right now: more kids and adults are riding bicycles; more people are taking up the sport, in every form, and at every level.”

http://13-management.com/2015/12/state-of-matter-maap-racing-roars-into-life-in-2016/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: pastronef on January 03, 2016, 00:06
it´s not a transfer. it´s a contract renewal

Seb Henao adds 1 year and stays at SKY until 2017  :cool

https://twitter.com/CiclismoInter/status/683390335234486274
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on January 03, 2016, 10:15
http://www.sporting.pt/pt/noticias/modalidades/ciclismo/2016-01-02/sporting-clube-de-portugal/tavira-a-rolar-no-relvado (http://www.sporting.pt/pt/noticias/modalidades/ciclismo/2016-01-02/sporting-clube-de-portugal/tavira-a-rolar-no-relvado)

The #tavira Tavira team that is now #sporting Sporting-Tavira has announced its 2016 roster. There are a couple of signings that were unknown until now:
*pt Rafael Lourenço, coming from the #tavira Tavira junior team
*za Shaun-Nick Bester, coming from #bonitas Bonitas Pro Cycling
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on January 05, 2016, 10:05
seems like even the better #colombia Colombia riders couldn't manage to find a bigger team...

#colombia Miguel Ángel Rubiano
#colombia Carlos Julián Quintero

--> #claro Coldeportes Claro

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/rubiano-encuentra-equipo-en-colombia-05-01-2016

as far as I can see, this means only three former Colombia riders will stay on pro continental level:
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on January 05, 2016, 10:14
#southeast Mauro Finetto is still without a team for 2016, "unfortunately, and 'strangely'", he says

https://twitter.com/mauro_finetto/status/682307283662016512
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on January 07, 2016, 16:57
#southeast Mauro Finetto is still without a team for 2016, "unfortunately, and 'strangely'", he says

https://twitter.com/mauro_finetto/status/682307283662016512

That is a bit odd, I suppose. He was one of Southeast's better performers but if PCS is to be believed that team has shed five riders. Maybe he was kicked so that they could afford Pozzato and Sanz.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on January 08, 2016, 10:49
https://twitter.com/Vlaanderen90/status/685212130581307392

Boily -----------> #garneau
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on January 08, 2016, 10:53
Did we have this ?

https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/685411581262454784
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on January 08, 2016, 14:09
Did we have this ?

https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/685411581262454784

Solid 2015 but he did go off the boil after a bubbling start to the season. Androni often seems like Last Chance Saloon for older riders, perhaps the same is true of Gavazzi but he's one of the better quality names on that ragtag roster.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on January 10, 2016, 20:18
https://twitter.com/zonacycling/status/686254093631926273

Wackermann + Vaitkus ----------> Al Nasr Pro Cycling (new name for the Sharjah project I think)

Gardeyn is no longer listed as riding with them. He signed for Superano Ham - Isorex instead.

Not a bad schedule. Dubai Tour, Abu Dhabi Tour, Tour Qatar, Tour Oman, Tour Langkawi, Tour Taiwan, Tour Sarawak, Tour Thaliand, Tour Azerbaijan, Tour Japan, Tour Korea, Tour Kumano, Tour Oskemen, Tour Burabay, Tour China, Tour Malaysia, Tour China II, Tour Almaty, Tour República Dominicana, Tour Alentejo, Vuelta a Castilla y León, Tour de Croacia, Tour Senegal, Vuelta Asturias, Vuelta a Portugal, Tour do Río, Tour de Slovaquia, Tour Serbia, Tour Joaquim Agostinho, los Juegos Olímpicos y los Campeonatos del Mundo.

Might have been tempted by one of their riders for CQ if I'd known they'd be riding all that.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on January 12, 2016, 09:16
apparently this was never officially confirmed so far

#bretagne Romain Feillu --> #auber HP BTP - Auber93

https://twitter.com/Auber93Cyclisme/status/686836422645514240

nice armchair he got there...not a good sign for my cq ambitions  :Goodbye:
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on January 12, 2016, 11:18
Horner seems to be likely to stay with Team Illuminate (former #airgas Airgas-Safeway) for another year

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/signs-point-to-horner-continuing-to-race/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on January 12, 2016, 14:05
Froome re-ups with Sky until 2018 end
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Michielveedeebee on January 14, 2016, 17:36
Froome re-ups with Sky until 2018 end
for 5 million a year
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on January 18, 2016, 10:18
https://twitter.com/BMCProTeam/status/688850154703687681
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on January 18, 2016, 21:56
http://www.elimpulso.com/noticias/deportes/mendoza-en-la-vuelta-al-tachira-de-sueno-a-pesadilla

Mendoza ---------> #amore ??
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on January 27, 2016, 19:39
Garcia, formerly famous from the Sam Peckinpah movie and for being #cofidis Cofidis best rider on the cobbles in 30th place, somehow ended up in Morocco now

#murias Egoitz Garcia --> Al Marakeb Cycling Team

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12552958_905897056192403_5323435675763240812_n.jpg?oh=25b82a61742b1dc4acd1737536e325b7&oe=57294B00&__gda__=1462138506_8cf2388cd4d558d1f869f6b0af2b8409)

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/egoitz-garcia-nueva-etapa-profesional-en-marruecos-26-01-2016
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on January 27, 2016, 20:02
Garcia, formerly famous from the Sam Peckinpah movie and for being #cofidis Cofidis best rider on the cobbles in 30th place, somehow ended up in Morocco now

#murias Egoitz Garcia --> Al Marakeb Cycling Team
Interesting.
I hope he can get the team some invites to Spanish races, it's a shame the various cycling scenes are often so separate.
When a Spanish team does make the trip across the Strait of Gibraltar for e.g. the Tour du Maroc, they normally get slaughtered - it would be interesting to see if the Moroccans can be competitive in Europe, too.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on January 28, 2016, 16:15
#fantini Alessandro Malaguti --> #unieuro Team Unieuro-Wilier-Trevigiani

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/12657212_1196152840413657_1954963303094051998_o.jpg)

(he is the guy on the left, 3rd in stage 10 of the Giro last year)

Quote
(gt)

Professional since 2011, third a year ago in the Tour of Italy in the stage with arrival in Forlì, "Gnula" back into play in a Continental team: "I want to confirm and improve as demonstrated in previous years, the last two and a half months uncertainty about my future were quite heavy, now I can not wait to unleash all my energy on the pedals and show that I deserve a place in the professionalism, and how. I will not compete in the Giro, but this team has given me a great opportunity and has still a nice calendar. Knitted Unieuro Wilier Trevigiani try further and final leap. "

"Alessandro is an added value for our team, especially for professional races. With his experience he will represent our secret weapon and a reference point for our youth, "comments team manager Marco Milesi.

http://www.unieurowiliertrevigiani.com/index.php/notizie/458-il-14-uomo-e-alessandro-malaguti



no news yet about Finetto though as far as I can see. With guys like Malaguti, Wackerman, Nocentini and so on finding some kind of teams late on at least, it's probably not only a matter of lacking offers, more of the kind of.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on January 29, 2016, 23:55
(tbc) #katusha (formerly) Alexandr Kolobnev --> #gazprom Gazprom Rusvelo

(https://scontent-ams2-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/12424611_1060472127339117_1171285947_n.jpg)

http://cyclingquotes.com/news/kolobnev_to_make_comeback_with_gazprom-rusvelo/

could make sense I guess
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on January 30, 2016, 00:00
http://www.elimpulso.com/noticias/deportes/mendoza-en-la-vuelta-al-tachira-de-sueno-a-pesadilla

Mendoza ---------> #amore ??

the Vuelta al Tachira was a good springboard for someone else at least, Luis Mora, 11th in gc and winner of the youth classification

*ve Luis Mora --> #damico d'Amico-Bottecchia

http://www.cicloweb.it/news/2016/01/29/nuovo-arrivo-la-d-amico-bottecchia-ingaggiato-il-ventunenne-venezuelano-luis-mora
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on January 30, 2016, 04:30
the Vuelta al Tachira was a good springboard for someone else at least, Luis Mora, 11th in gc and winner of the youth classification

*ve Luis Mora --> #damico d'Amico-Bottecchia
Nice. A Latin American climber for the *ro Sibiu Cycling Tour! :cool
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on February 03, 2016, 14:43
Alexander Kolobnev signs with #gazprom
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on February 05, 2016, 18:19
Dias Omirzakov
Artyom Zakharov

--> #astana Astana Pro Team

http://astanaproteam.kz/en/page/news/7101-astana-cycling-team-has-signed-up-two-kazakhstan-neo-pros/

 :wut
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on February 05, 2016, 21:01
Horner has signed for Lupus Racing

Good news for Illuminate imo. They've strengthened the team with Avila, De Luna, Sunderland and Scotson x 2. If they can add Bazzana like previously rumoured (or if there is a climber without a contract they could add) then with this more rounded team (and minus the Horner baggage) those elusive invites could be more forthcoming.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on February 05, 2016, 22:35
With Kocjan fired, Horner becomes Rider 15 on the Lupus roster.  :shh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on February 06, 2016, 12:12
With Kocjan fired, Horner becomes Rider 15 on the Lupus roster.  :shh
I thought of that one, too. :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on February 07, 2016, 00:14
#fantini Didier Chaparro --> Mundial de Tornillos - Pijaos Web

https://twitter.com/RobayoColombia/status/693248047753629696

this seems to be a new Colombian (continental? domestic? article says "professional") team, they also signed Félix Barón, who was a stagiare with #colombia Colombia last year.

The full list of riders:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12644740_575885635897641_5060825791045558881_n.jpg?oh=04345e33433cb01a0855384341ff85c5&oe=5726D5AA&__gda__=1466475555_f293b5d2d4fccd2a2796918b7ecc4511)
http://deportetotal.us/ciclismo/colombia-tiene-nuevo-equipo-profesional-de-ciclismo-mundial-de-tornillos-pijaos/

the kit is great:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/12657209_575749502577921_578515587595740733_o.jpg)(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xlp1/t31.0-8/12615486_575749379244600_4993379009783622347_o.jpg)(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/s2048x2048/12525619_575749455911259_6095527117749973887_o.jpg)
https://www.facebook.com/Equipo-de-Ciclismo-Mundial-de-Tornillos-Pijaos-Web-451643401655199/

still a bit sad to see Chaparro's journey to Europe end before it really began though
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Ram on February 07, 2016, 06:54
Horner has signed for Lupus racing
It's not lupus. It's never lupus.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on February 07, 2016, 11:35
#fantini Didier Chaparro --> Mundial de Tornillos - Pijaos Web

https://twitter.com/RobayoColombia/status/693248047753629696

this seems to be a new Colombian (continental? domestic? article says "professional") team, they also signed Félix Barón, who was a stagiare with #colombia Colombia last year.
Probably domestic - probably doesn't take a lot to make riders 'professionals' in Colombia.
It's a bit late for a Conti registration now, that should have been done by mid-January.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on February 08, 2016, 20:56
initially having retired at the end of 2015 after not finding a team for this year, Andrea dal Col still got a contract extension with #southeast Southeast now

http://www.southeastcyclingteam.com/wordpress/andrea-dal-col-renews-his-contract/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on February 08, 2016, 21:08
initially having retired at the end of 2015 after not finding a team for this year, Andrea dal Col still got a contract extension with #southeast Southeast now

http://www.southeastcyclingteam.com/wordpress/andrea-dal-col-renews-his-contract/
I wonder if he started working in his uncle's carpentry, and after a month the uncle said: "You know, we're all better off if you keep riding your bike and get our company logo on the jersey of the team you're riding for." :shh
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on February 09, 2016, 19:35
https://twitter.com/TeamUnieuro/status/697114797092048897

Mauro Finetto #southeast --> #unieuro

He'll get the opportunity to defend his Sibiu Tour! :win
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on February 09, 2016, 19:38
not really what he hoped for I guess, but maybe he can get some good results and step up again next year. Usually Unieuro should be invited to lots of (mostly Italian) races very well suited to him.

edit: for everyone to lazy to click that link and even scroll down to the English version of the Unieuro press release:

Quote
(http://www.unieurowiliertrevigiani.com/images/finetto%20ok.jpg)
Big hit for Unieuro Wilier Trevigiani that signed a contract with Mauro Finetto for 2016 season. The 30 years old from Tregnago (VR), grew up in this group before moving in 2008 in the highest category, comes back "home" after 7 seasons (plus one in mtb) and 9 victories as a professional rider.

«I could accept other solutions but I wanted to take this choice for many reasons. In Unieuro Wilier Trevigiani I'll be back in the family where I really learned the cyclist job, working methodically, professionalism, sacrifice. I'll be back by those who have taught all this to me, with Mirko Rossato (Unione Ciclisti Trevigiani advisor) which for me, after two other important figures like Armando Zambaldo and Lucio Cavalleri, was first a director with great charisma and now is a true friend» said Mauro, who will start his 2016 with the blueorange jersey next Sunday in Trofeo Laigueglia.

«I leave behind those who have treated me very badly. I trusted my former team, I was wrong and I do not want to add other words on this issue. For a season I will have to set aside some objectives, but now I look to the future with new goals to achieve, one for all is to make this Continental project grow. I hope that also with my contribution this team will reach the top category, this is one more reason for me to marry this cause. The road for me in recent years has not been easy at all, but there is still time to do something and who knows me knows how much stubborn I am. I want to apologize and to thank all the friends and fans who have made me feel their affection in this period during which I preferred to isolate myself, to avoid having to explain things ... I do not know how to explain. Thanks to Unieuro Wilier Trevigiani, president Barzi (in the photo with Finetto, ed) for the warm welcome and I hope it will be a good season for everyone».

«Mauro is a very valuable engagement for our team, is a rider to which we are very attached and that, for his own good, we were hoping he had found a place in a Professional or World Tour team» says team manager Marco Milesi. «With his engagement and that of Malaguti our roster increased and, compared to the initial plans, this leads to some changes to our calendar. We have decided to increase the number of races to be able to give space to all our athletes, from the youngest to the most experienced. We will race several national and international competitions with the Under-23 than we had initially planned, in addition to the races in the top category, where a rider like Mauro will be obviously our point of reference».

some strong words there
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on February 10, 2016, 07:14
another (more or less) promising youngster returns to Colombia

#gm José Hernandez --> #gw GW Shimano

http://www.ciclismointernacional.com/jose-tito-hernandez-vuelve-al-gw-shimano-no-es-un-paso-atras/
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on February 11, 2016, 09:45
(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2016/02/10/2/sptdw6107_670.jpg)

Arashiro went to Lampre apparently. Don't remember reading about that one ...
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on February 11, 2016, 13:30
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/southeast-close-to-signing-ballan-for-2016/

Crime does pay. :s
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: DB-Coop on February 13, 2016, 13:54
Crime does pay. :s

Crime probably pays less than BMC though :lol
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on February 16, 2016, 21:03
http://www.cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/transferts/southeast-venezuela-arrivano-sei-venezuelani-presenti-monsalve-ubeto-e-godoy

Rumours of some Venezuelans finally signing for Southeast - Venezuela, but the team have since denied it all.

Ubeto, Monsalve, Godoy, Quevedo and Diaz -------------> #southeast ??
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Joelsim on February 16, 2016, 21:14
http://www.cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/transferts/southeast-venezuela-arrivano-sei-venezuelani-presenti-monsalve-ubeto-e-godoy

Rumours of some Venezuelans finally signing for Southeast - Venezuela, but the team have since denied it all.

Ubeto, Monsalve, Godoy, Quevedo and Diaz -------------> #southeast ??

And they have denied Ballan today too.

Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on February 16, 2016, 21:24
And they have denied Ballan today too.

yep looks done, said day in the JSG house of riders we like a little more than others
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on March 08, 2016, 08:00
Kai Reus gets a pro contract with #verandas for 2016 after his impressive showing in OHN.

Indeed Reus might even have done better at OHN had he not punctured soon after being absorbed by the leading group of Van Avermaet, Sagan, Benoot and Rowe.

Only four other riders in the team are actually contracted, which is to say they're the only ones on the payroll. These are: Stef Van Zummeren, Joeri Calleeuw, Aidis Kruopis and recent West Flanders stage winner Timothy Dupont.

The Dutchman, who is only 30 despite those old memories of his terrible crash in 2007, will continue with the team for this year but managers expect him to step up if he remains consistent.

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/49380/verandas-willems-kai-reus-nous-a-convaincus (FR)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: Leadbelly on March 08, 2016, 20:52
https://www.facebook.com/cyclingIL/posts/1069900663061105

Yachezkel (stage two winner at Arad and X-Factor loser) ---------------> Cycling Academy
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on March 09, 2016, 12:59
https://twitter.com/cyclingpronet/status/707551031979352064

Search will be happy  :)
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on March 09, 2016, 13:48
Search will be happy  :)
I'm happy too. :)
He's been in the Citracca/Scinto team since his U23 days, was a decent (not great) pro getting a couple of top-10s and doing his job well - and then he's dropped just like that.

You could form a whole PCT out of "Citracca's Rejects"[1] - and it wouldn't be the worst one:
*be Igor Abakoumov
*br Rafael Andriato
*it Alfredo Balloni
*it Cristian Benenati
*it Thomas Bertolini
*it Alessandro Bisolti
*it Stefano Borchi
*br Otavio Bulgarelli
*it Roberto de Patre
*it Diego Caccia
*it Francesco Failli
*it Elia Favilli
*it Mauro Finetto
*ve Tomás Gil
*il Dmytro Grabovskyy
*ua Sergiy Matveyev
*it Michele Merlo
*it Gianluca Mirenda
*it Cristiano Monguzzi
*ve Yonathan Monsalve
*it Luigi Miletta
*it Umberto Nardecchia
*it Davide Ricci Bitti
*jp Junya Sano
*it Carlo Scognamiglio
*it Francesco Tomei
*it Emanuele Vona
*it Luca Wackermann
 1. riders who stepped down to Conti level or lower, or retired prematurely, after not getting a new contract with the team
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on March 10, 2016, 09:18
*it Luca Wackermann

I noticed he popped up in the small-time results lately. He was really a promising youngster, as I recall, but did precisely nothing at #lampre.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: cj2002 on March 10, 2016, 09:20
I noticed he popped up in the small-time results lately. He was really a promising youngster, as I recall, but did precisely nothing at #lampre.

Which differentiates him from the rest of the Lampre squad how, exactly?
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on March 14, 2016, 14:35
*hk King Lok Cheung (reigning Asian champion in RR and ITT) --> #orica

Interesting transfer, he has lots of good results from the Asia Tour. Looking forward to seeing him at #orica (even though it'll probably be in second-rate races to start with).
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: search on March 14, 2016, 14:46
finally :). Ram posted an article about him being a potential Tour de France contender years ago
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: just some guy on March 16, 2016, 09:51
https://twitter.com/EuroHoody/status/710038860491825152
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: L'arri on March 16, 2016, 10:18
https://twitter.com/EuroHoody/status/710038860491825152

Hard to disagree when we see that a lot of WT teams are pretty top-heavy these days. He and Benoot make a great pair of leaders for the future when Greipel no longer has to carry the team through the leaner times.
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on April 01, 2016, 08:53
Today seems to be the day for old geezers to come back ...

https://twitter.com/Leopard_Cycling/status/715772604234264580
Jens Voigt --> #leopard

https://twitter.com/TeamDiData/status/715778323004178432
Dan Lloyd --> #didata

;) :P :D
Title: Re: Transfers and Rumors 15-16
Post by: LukasCPH on August 01, 2016, 09:29
Although the '16->'17 is heating up, there are still some transfers that happen this year:
John Mandrysch #christina --> #leopard (from 15/07)
Carlos Verona #etixx --> #orica (from 01/08)