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Professional Cycling => Men's Road Cycling => Topic started by: Leadbelly on December 15, 2021, 18:38

Title: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on December 15, 2021, 18:38
https://twitter.com/IntermarcheWG/status/1471025324846690305

In the meantime (ie. in 2022) Mihkels will ride for Ampler and De Pooter with Hagens Berman.

There are a few other transfers already known:

Frigo -------> #israel

Martin Lopez ------> #astana (but not 100% confirmed)

Ciuccarelli --------> #androni (however we thought the same about Conca and Colleoni)
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on April 12, 2022, 18:27
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1513778065175977986

Tratters ---------> #jumbo ?
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: LukasCPH on April 13, 2022, 12:00
Tratters ---------> #jumbo ?
Rogla getting some *si support, makes sense.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on April 14, 2022, 19:40
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1514657588645961731

DVB -------> #jumbo ?

Other options are available too.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on April 19, 2022, 20:11
https://twitter.com/Lotto_Soudal/status/1516418721585246208

The WorldTeam bit needs an asterisk.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on April 21, 2022, 20:51
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1517038759073792000

Teuns -------->  #lotto or #iwg ?
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on April 27, 2022, 08:34
Teuns -------->  #lotto or #iwg ?

today's Het Nieuwsblad reports, that he is highly likely to leave Bahrain at least, especially now after being forced to ride Roubaix and Tour de Romandie.

Also some #gazprom news: according to his brother, Mathias Vacek has signed a WT deal for the coming two years. Earlier rumours said that Trek was interested.

(tbc) #gazprom Mathias Vacek --> #trek Trek Segafredo

https://bici.pro/news/politica/casa-vacek-karel-parla-momenti-duri-mathias/

That's good news for him, but I guess it means he'll stay without a contract for the moment, unless some conti team is willing to pick him up for those couple of months only. I also don't think he is eligible to become a stagiare anymore?!
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on April 28, 2022, 09:43
today's Het Nieuwsblad reports, that he is highly likely to leave Bahrain at least, especially now after being forced to ride Roubaix and Tour de Romandie.

a little update on this today: #lotto is still very interested, but also a reunion with former BMC boss Rik Verbrugghe at #israel is an option.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on April 28, 2022, 18:58
a reunion with former BMC boss Rik Verbrugghe at #israel is an option.

The threat of relegation would put on a dampener on that I think. Sure, any rider signing for them (or Lotto) might have a clause letting them not have to join if they aren't WT in 2023, but who wants to go looking for another team in October when most business is already done and wage budgets are limited.

Of course some riders might not mind not being WT especially if the money is good (Cousin Dan signed up when he thought they were gonna be PCT). Wildcards for 1-day races wouldn't be an issue and even a Tour invite wouldn't be out of the question (B&B aren't exactly setting the world alight in 2022).
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: LukasCPH on April 29, 2022, 22:01
I also don't think he is eligible to become a stagiare anymore?!
He isn't. Pro contract in 2021 (and the first months of 2022), so no more stagiairing for Mathias Vacek.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on May 09, 2022, 20:29
There are a few other transfers already known:

Frigo -------> #israel

https://twitter.com/IsraelPremTech/status/1523671744762236930

Confirmation and "in the coming weeks, we will be announcing more young talent who will step up alongside Marco".

Gee would be the obvious one based on his Gran Camino performance. Hollyman, Goldstein and Puppio should be in the mix as well.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on May 10, 2022, 18:31
DVB -------> #jumbo ?

Looking more and more likely.

However Arensman, who was also rumoured to the Dutch team, could be heading elsewhere in the transfer carousel.....

https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1524023577661644801


Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on May 12, 2022, 18:01
There aren't many transfers stories about that don't involved Ineos or Jumbo.

https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1524690541228826625

BikeExchange are also interested. The Australian team would also like to re-unite the Yateseseses.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on May 16, 2022, 12:02
https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/1524985536930365442

So that's Martinez, Carapaz and Rodriguez all heading to Movistar. :P

https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/1526071612042362880
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: LukasCPH on May 16, 2022, 20:04
So that's Martinez, Carapaz and Rodriguez all heading to Movistar. :P
I'll believe it when I see it. :-x
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on May 20, 2022, 19:05
 #israel #2

https://twitter.com/IsraelPremTech/status/1527590362679758848

I'll believe it when I see it. :-x

....and all have the same agent. He's up to his usual games. :shh
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on May 23, 2022, 19:22
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1528735653088968706

Quintana ---------> #astana ?

Struggling to pay salaries on time and MAL + Quintana doesn't look like a cooperative combo, but you never know.

https://twitter.com/RenaudB31/status/1528772241466568704

Martin ----------> #arkea ?

The replacement?
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on May 24, 2022, 08:02
(tbc) #vlaanderen Jens Reynders --> #uae UAE Team Emirates

https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/jens-reynders-heeft-aanbod-uae-emirates-op-zak-klaar-voor-een-stap-hogerop/

And apparently Davide Rebellin has left Work Service. PCS lists him as retired, but I don't think it's true. He initially wanted to come to Sibiu at least
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: LukasCPH on May 25, 2022, 07:46
Quintana ---------> #astana ?

Struggling to pay salaries on time and MAL + Quintana doesn't look like a cooperative combo, but you never know.
Don't see this happening, for the above reasons. Also, Nairo seems to be happy at #arkea, they are destined for a WT licence - why change teams?
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on May 26, 2022, 08:40
https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/1529341641017942019

I'd be surprised if Quick-Step/Bakala weren't after him as well.

Nairo seems to be happy at #arkea, they are destined for a WT licence - why change teams?

It's Mr Acquadro again. :lol
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on May 26, 2022, 10:11
there's an article about Hirt on Idnes, but unfortunately behind a paywall

https://www.idnes.cz/sport/cyklistika/jan-hirt-giro-budoucnost.A220525_203124_cyklistika_ten

from what I can see in the preview on Google, it also links him towards BikeExchange, but apparently mainly because they congratulated him for his win on their social media
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on May 30, 2022, 09:17
Bauke will stay around (and with #trek) for quite another while

https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1531185217951739904
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on May 31, 2022, 19:03
https://twitter.com/tv2sport/status/1530545786009812994

Pedersen --------> #unox ?

https://twitter.com/IsraelPremTech/status/1531545909242146816

#israel #3

Volta stage winner of course.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: LukasCPH on May 31, 2022, 22:45
https://twitter.com/tv2sport/status/1530545786009812994

Pedersen --------> #unox ?
I like the idea, but I just can't see it happening.

Some more analysis in the same vein from *no journo Jarle Fredagsvik in this Twitter thread:
https://twitter.com/Fredagsvik/status/1530803316804014080
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on June 02, 2022, 12:00
https://twitter.com/tuttobiciweb_it/status/1532298196629725184

Hirt + Malucelli ---------> #quickstep ?

The Italian could have a 2022 sojourn with ICA.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on June 11, 2022, 05:25
https://twitter.com/WielerFlitsBE/status/1535213208742547457

Groves --------> #alpecin ?

Replacement for Merlier.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on June 11, 2022, 05:33
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1535325568689967107

Gautherat + Turgis + Kristoff ---------> #ag2r ?

I'm sure I read though that Kristoff was extending (or had been offered an extension) at Intermarche, and why not Turgis to Deceuninck as they seek to refresh their classics team.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: LukasCPH on June 13, 2022, 12:32
I'm sure I read though that Kristoff was extending (or had been offered an extension) at Intermarche
Kristoff has been offered an extension, but he his agent is currently scouting the market.
#ag2r and #unox have been mentioned.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on June 20, 2022, 20:31
https://twitter.com/tv2sport/status/1538893689950543879

According to them an agreement has been reached for a 3-yr deal.

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What does this do to Uno-X's opportunities to participate in the Tour and the biggest races?

This strengthens their chances. There will be another argument for including Uno-X, so those negotiations will be easier. The tour organizer will also see that they raise their ambitions and are in development. The combination of Kristoff and Halland Johannessen will only help them to be invited to the big races.

Also, I see the signing as an statement of intent which they can utilise to attract other successful Scandi riders, it's not just a team for promising youngsters and WT rejects.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on June 20, 2022, 20:40
https://twitter.com/velonews/status/1538003318953234432

Carapaz ----------> #ef ?

Again the deal is seemingly done. GT (of his choosing) leadership the major carrot. The surprise is that EF can afford him.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on June 22, 2022, 17:51
(tbc) #dsm SKA --> #alpecin Alpecin-Deceuninck

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

this means no Tour for him, of course :dizzy

"We have seen in the past how important it is to have a fully committed team for the biggest goals. The team we have selected are motivated to go all towards the same goal."
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on June 24, 2022, 11:58
#bikeexchange Groves and #iwg Quinten Hermans are also off to #alpecin Alpecin

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

looks like Wanty had to go all in on Girmay. Can't see many other reasons at least for Quinten, and also guys like Hirt & Kristoff to leave the team.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on July 05, 2022, 18:37
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1544184339935760384

Livyns ---------> #lotto ?

Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on July 07, 2022, 08:58
https://twitter.com/PhilippePriser/status/1544921924668719110

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

Not good for AG2R if they're losing their best French talent.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on July 14, 2022, 09:55
#bikeexchange adds some prologue-power

https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1547493605966741504
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on July 18, 2022, 08:15
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1548667428154081282

Kelderman ----------> #jumbo ? (again)
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on July 18, 2022, 08:20
an apparently Matthews has an offer from #bbhotels. They (with a new sponsor on board) also wanted Teuns, but he said no.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meanwhile Teuns has made his decision already.

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

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

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

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

Had he signed already for Arkea and that's why he didn't get selected for the Tour, or did his non-selection make him look for a ride elsewhere? Either way the Total team has looked very weak on the climbing days. His presence would surely have helped get them noticed a bit more.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on July 21, 2022, 12:49
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1550077342177001479

Bol ----------> #bbhotels ?
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on July 22, 2022, 08:04
https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/1549277508910170117

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

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

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

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

...and DSM.

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

A couple of new signings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

basically same as last year :D. Back then he lost out against Alexys Brunel.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on July 29, 2022, 08:53
https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1552648296363020290

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

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

https://twitter.com/UnoXteam/status/1553983955447193600
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: DJW on August 01, 2022, 11:52
https://twitter.com/INEOSGrenadiers/status/1554029180064616448

Leo Hayter  #axeon --->  #ineos   joining as stagiaire then staying with Ineos as pro until 2025
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: t-72 on August 01, 2022, 17:44
First confirmed transfer:
Kristoff #intermarche --> #unox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finally, he will be a mentor figure trying to teach the younger riders from his wealth of experience at the highest level.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: t-72 on August 04, 2022, 19:25
The #unox classics squad will no doubt get a boost with Kristoff, but if that means Kristoff will get the best results? Remains to be seen! Ferdinand the bull still seems like he gets one year better every year, Kristoff might have passed the point where that doesn´t apply  :shh

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

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

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

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

Matxin will learn his name sooner or later, I guess

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

Bora managed to get #ag2r Jungels on board instead:

https://www.bora-hansgrohe.com/en/news/argonnews202208bob/argonnews202208bob/668459334
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Servais Knavendish on August 10, 2022, 20:55
Nice spoof on Twitter from a fake 'Bota'Hansgrohe account - announcing signing of Cav as part of 'Project 35' - if only it were so!
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on August 15, 2022, 16:34
He isn't. Pro contract in 2021 (and the first months of 2022), so no more stagiairing for Mathias Vacek.

#trek now somehow found a way to still get him on board as a stagiare (as also confirmed on the UCI website)

https://racing.trekbikes.com/stories/trek-segafredo-men/welcome-mathias
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: LukasCPH on August 23, 2022, 07:42
#trek now somehow found a way to still get him on board as a stagiare (as also confirmed on the UCI website)
Yeah, I re-read the rules, and WT teams can have stagiaires that had a pro contract previously as long as they are U23:
Quote from: 2.15.100 bis
In addition, in the period between 1 August (1) and 31 December, each UCI WorldTeam may admit into the team three elite or under 23 trainees on the following conditions:
1. In the case of an elite rider, he shall not previously have belonged to any UCI WorldTeam or UCI ProTeam
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on August 29, 2022, 19:40
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1564316380618539008

Confirmation today that Livyns and Paasschens will be heading to Lotto. Some climbers will be needed too.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on August 30, 2022, 15:50
a bit of a surprising move

#israel Patrick Bevin --> #dsm Team DSM

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/patrick-bevin-set-to-sign-for-team-dsm/

#lotto Harm Vanhoucke will get on board as well
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on August 30, 2022, 19:49
I dunno if I'd describe his as one of the team's most consistent riders. Very good some times, AWOL at others. Has has anybody seen him at the Vuelta?

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https://twitter.com/IsraelPremTech/status/1564553558103674881

The average age is heading down!

We might see a couple of other American youngsters joining him and Kessler under the IPT/ICA umbrella - Viggo Moore (https://firstcycling.com/rider.php?r=175241) and Jesse Maris (https://firstcycling.com/rider.php?r=172727). Watch this space.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on September 02, 2022, 10:10
Fabian Lienhard stays with #groupama for another two years

https://www.blick.ch/sport/rad/lienhard-ueberzeugt-in-spanien-cancellara-abgesagt-und-dafuer-traum-erfuellt-id17819017.html

Noteworthy thing about this is that he had an offer from Cancellara to become one of the leaders at #tudor, but declined. Going by their transfer announcements so far (none), this looks unlikely to become a particularly strong team
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on September 02, 2022, 13:01
To be fair to Tudor though, there aren't many rumours for any of the teams that are thought to be moving up a level.

Terpstra to Beat is the only one I've heard off the top of my head. Nothing for Riwal, Corratec, China Glory or Black Spoke. Maybe they have to wait for the WT to finish their dealings and then fight over the scraps.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on September 11, 2022, 20:06
It's always good when one of your unique CQ picks does well. :)

https://twitter.com/awesomewave13/status/1569012044090986497

Jauzy thinks Tudor could be the destination for him.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on September 15, 2022, 20:51
https://twitter.com/Biarnes72/status/1570364808381218817

Three riders from Leopard going pro?

Maris #vlaanderen is the only definite
Kluckers #uae ? but could be elsewhere I guess

and the third? Got to be Triple-T (Tim Torn Teutenberg). He's getting on towards twenty top-tens this year and still only 20 years old.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Slow Rider on September 16, 2022, 08:35
"Talented Tim Torn Teutenberg trends towards twenty top tens, top teams tracking"
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on September 17, 2022, 19:07
Let's see you go all alliterative with Yates. :shh :P

https://twitter.com/velonews/status/1571049980613345282

Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Slow Rider on September 17, 2022, 22:48
Yates yearns for UAE's yen and yells "yes" to years under Tadej's yellow jersey yoke?
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on September 19, 2022, 18:32
Sepulveda is looking for a new team on Twitter

https://twitter.com/EduSepulvedaARG/status/1570833818030059521

Based on some talk on the Cicloweb forum, Savio has issues to keep the team going. After Androni, apparently also Bottecchia is out, and that drone company was dubious right from the start, of course.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: t-72 on September 19, 2022, 19:51
Does that mean that Italy might be getting even fewer cycling teams at ProTeam level? First, they lost the WT teams, but it didn´t matter cause they have they Giro, then, they start losing the PT teams as well.

Italy has been one of cycling´s core countries for many generations, but it things are starting to look really slim. Without the RCS, what would it be?
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on September 19, 2022, 20:51
there were some rumours about Corratec stepping up, also about Cassani's Barilla team, and the potentially Swiss-licensed new Qhubeka PT would likely be basically Italian as well - but no idea if any of that will really come true in the end, or if so, when.

So there could actually be even more teams in the end, but all in all it's still not looking great, yeah. None of those teams is likely to be really competitive.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on September 20, 2022, 08:45
Kluckers #uae ? but could be elsewhere I guess

Tudor.

https://twitter.com/joegeimer/status/1572108946214719488
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on September 20, 2022, 20:59
https://twitter.com/HumanPwrdHealth/status/1572312194695712769

I think I remember seeing him at the Tour of Norway on the MTF, and the team definitely needs a decent climber or two.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on September 23, 2022, 18:49
I was reading yesterday evening that Aniolkowski was leaving Bingoal which I thought was a bit strange. They were a good fit together with a decent calendar for him. Why would he leave? Why would they let him go? Maybe it was Team Ryder that wanted him, was the limit of my musings. However...

https://twitter.com/HumanPwrdHealth/status/1573358997842939907

They join the above Norwegian, Paul Double, Ben Perry and Charles Etienne Chretien in signing with the team. Not sure if Van Hoecke and Noppe have been announced yet, but they're likely to sign as well. It all marks a big change in the team. Some interesting American climbers would be nice, but I'm struggling to come up with many.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on October 01, 2022, 10:08
Although initially confirmed to stay, after the tremodole affair Nairo Quintana and #arkea Arkea now will part ways

https://www.ciclismointernacional.com/bomba-nairo-quintana-no-continuara-en-el-arkea-samsic/

As an MPCC member, I guess Arkea didn't have much of a choice, although the situation isn't great for both parties. Hard to see them still finding a proper replacement, and also not sure what Nairo's future will look like. Maybe back to Movistar? Or Astana?
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 01, 2022, 18:16
https://twitter.com/HumanPwrdHealth/status/1576255391352004609

I did notice him in Slovaquie, but I'll hold my hands up and say I'd never heard of him before that. Fourth at the Nats is impressive though.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 02, 2022, 20:21
Although initially confirmed to stay, after the tremodole affair Nairo Quintana and #arkea Arkea now will part ways

https://www.ciclismointernacional.com/bomba-nairo-quintana-no-continuara-en-el-arkea-samsic/

As an MPCC member, I guess Arkea didn't have much of a choice, although the situation isn't great for both parties. Hard to see them still finding a proper replacement, and also not sure what Nairo's future will look like. Maybe back to Movistar? Or Astana?

...or another French team?

https://twitter.com/Cyclingnewsfeed/status/1576594633005604864

However, like Arkea, the three teams mentioned are all MPCC members. I have difficulty seeing it happen.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 05, 2022, 05:40
https://www.roadcycling.cz/clanek/nejpilnejsim-sberatel-uci-bodu-byl-z-ceskych-cyklistu-v-letosnim-sezone-jan-hirt

Some Czech news.

Turek + Otruba --------> #att

Otruba was Elkov's best scorer this year, so this is somewhat of a surprise. Turek was already linked to the team a couple of years ago when he left ICA.

The article also states that Kukrle is in talks to return to the Pro category.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on October 07, 2022, 16:40
:lol

https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1578397015658176512

And Guerin didn't really make it to UAE in the end, but to PCT level at #bingoal at least

https://www.wbca.be/bingoal-pauwels-sauces-wb-engage-le-francais-alexis-guerin/
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Servais Knavendish on October 12, 2022, 17:26
Great to see Cav sorted - does that guarantee B&B a wild card?

(Interesting that news platforms not covering - just Cav himself!)
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 12, 2022, 18:18
Errr the tweet from yesterday?

Hook, line and sinker I'm afraid. :P

That's not to say it won't happen. Still waiting on Pineau and Paris and Sponsor X to announce something.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 13, 2022, 17:50
https://twitter.com/CajaRural_RGA/status/1580459099200028672

The odds of this being a success are unlikely. However if you are Babor (The Elephant - newly christened nickname) you have to seize the opportunity and ol' Caja have been extending their calendar (by necessity) to farther flung places and next year the various .1 races they get to might not be filled by WT teams chasing points and he'll have a better chance of getting some results....maybe.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on October 13, 2022, 17:58
interesting signing, but yeah, after Carthy left, #cajarural hasn't exactly been successful with their non-Spanish (speaking) riders.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Servais Knavendish on October 14, 2022, 08:21
Errr the tweet from yesterday?

Hook, line and sinker I'm afraid. :P

That's not to say it won't happen. Still waiting on Pineau and Paris and Sponsor X to announce something.


Doh and rod and reel... thought it was odd that no news source had bothered to write up!   :dizzy


Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 14, 2022, 19:31
Some confirmations.

https://twitter.com/Arkea_Samsic/status/1580891276605816833

https://twitter.com/TrekSegafredo/status/1580929533771141120

Should do all right I reckon and a WT move means less excuses for wheel sucking. :cool
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on October 15, 2022, 12:01
#israel de Marchi is still looking for a team for 2023

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/alessandro-de-marchi-still-hunting-for-contract-in-final-races-of-season/

If he stays injury free, I think he is still good enough to get an occasional breakaway win, but not sure who would really need an aging stage hunter. One of the new Swiss teams maybe, or maybe Bahrain, given the Friuli connection.

A team like Lotto could also be a decent fit, as they usually don't go for GC results anway, but they already have de Gendt to fill that role.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 15, 2022, 18:08
He certainly put himself in the shop window with his late season run of form. In quite a few of those late season Italian one-day races he was the only IPT rider to really put in a shift. A case in point would be Lombardia where he was in the BOTD that got caught with a fair bit to go and still ended up finishing ahead of Fugly and co.

I wouldn't be against him having one more year with IPT.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 17, 2022, 20:55
https://twitter.com/IsraelPremTech/status/1581952103450566656

Finally confirmation. Only one year tells a story me thinks.

Unfortunately, like most riders in the team, he's not so great on the lumpier cobbles but races like PR/Le Samyn/Antwerp Port Epic should be more up his street and he can help out (and occasionally get his own chance) in the sprint classics.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 18, 2022, 18:14
https://twitter.com/NowakFranklin_/status/1582302347312910337

Frollicks ------> ??? !?!

Bit of a strange one.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 18, 2022, 18:22
https://twitter.com/bingoalpauwels/status/1582303110844014592

Just think he could have been riding for Quick-Step.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on October 18, 2022, 18:36
now that Rally has signed all PCT sprinters, it could actually turn out to be a good move, though.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on October 18, 2022, 19:10
Both #riwal Eriksson's are off to Tudor. Didn't read that before

https://twitter.com/NowakFranklin_/status/1582425209877196801
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on October 19, 2022, 12:26
https://twitter.com/NowakFranklin_/status/1582302347312910337

Frollicks ------> ??? !?!

Bit of a strange one.

seems to be needed to replace Valgren, which makes more sense then

https://twitter.com/EFprocycling/status/1582469765183873024
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 20, 2022, 18:37
The question is, where is EF getting all this money from? :betting

They've gone from needing to "sell" Martinez and Woods, to "buying" Cepeda, Piccolo and Frollicks. Plus a couple(?) of million in salary for Carapaz?
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on October 20, 2022, 19:12
The question is, where is EF getting all this money from? :betting

They've gone from needing to "sell" Martinez and Woods, to "buying" Cepeda, Piccolo and Frollicks. Plus a couple(?) of million in salary for Carapaz?

yeah, was thinking that when they signed Carapaz already. I guess Uran got a hefty pay cut, and Valgren also doesn't need to be paid in full anymore as long as he can't race, but it's still a bit of a surprise
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 20, 2022, 20:18
After the roadcycling.cz annual report on ATT the other week, now it's the turn of Elkov and there is some extra transfer news.

https://www.roadcycling.cz/clanek/vladimir-vavra-mame-za-sebou-top-sezonu-s-rekordnim-bodovym-ziskem

Jakub Toupalik --------> EF Devo

Kukrle -------> ???

I don't think they're saying he's heading to Caja too, just that he's leaving, but google translate isn't 100% clear.

Youngsters will be replacing those two and the already known Otruba/Babor.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: LukasCPH on October 21, 2022, 08:23
Kukrle -------> ???

I don't think they're saying he's heading to Caja too, just that he's leaving, but google translate isn't 100% clear.
I can confirm that it only says Kukrle is leaving, but not where to.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 24, 2022, 09:51
https://twitter.com/CajaRural_RGA/status/1584456725952102400

Barta it is.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 24, 2022, 14:06
https://twitter.com/cyclecollective/status/1584489644162707456

Difficult to see where he could end up? The MPCC crew would be put off by that "arrest" on drug trafficking in the summer. Bridges have been burnt at Movistar (and now Astana). Bahrain maybe, but with Haig/Landa/Caruso they don't need him as such and aren't known to be rolling in money.

Maybe a 1-yr deal with Ryder and Q36.5?
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on October 26, 2022, 16:44
he now stays at Astana. Earlier reports apparently were not correct

https://www.revistamundociclistico.com/2022/miguel-angel-superman-lopez-seguira-en-el-astana-qazaqstan-para-la-temporada-2023/
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on October 27, 2022, 19:35
https://twitter.com/andreacycling21/status/1585661866709221376
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on October 31, 2022, 11:08
https://twitter.com/TeamEmiratesUAE/status/1587009920725032960

 :S
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on October 31, 2022, 12:46
yeah, a really odd one, but the team seems to be somehow connected to "MyWhoosh", so that's probably the reason.

#uae Andrés Ardila instead leaves #UAE, and goes for an early career-ending move to #burgos Burgos BH

https://www.diariodeburgos.es/Noticia/Z392B271B-CCD8-9AAC-82E8FDF62FD89115/202210/Savia-nueva-para-el-Burgos-BH
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: t-72 on October 31, 2022, 20:38
In today's transfer news:

*ru Oleg Tinkoff --> ? ???

 :S

I didn't expect him to show that much attitude!

Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 01, 2022, 10:25
Nick van der Lijke --> #leopard #riwal Leopard Riwal

He retired from cycling at the end of 2021 to run a sandwich shop with his wife, but it didn't quite work out, so here he's back again with his old team.

https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/nick-van-der-lijke-keert-terug-bij-riwal-ik-wil-er-vanaf-het-begin-van-het-seizoen-staan/
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 02, 2022, 07:51
https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/1587520587005661184

Will a former #pink jersey be enough to secure a Giro spot?

Meanwhile, also #trek Simon Pellaud has terminated his contract one year early

https://twitter.com/TrekSegafredo/status/1587444290074152963

He is struggling with long Covid, so that likely plays a part. May still sign for Tudor on a reduced program, I guess.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on November 02, 2022, 18:42
Corratec themselves might be an option for Pellaud too. I can see him riding Tachira/San Juan for them at the start of the season.

As for the Giro, I don't think it will happen. Even with the possibility of three wildcards (Total have said they'll likely only do two GTs) there are other (four?) teams ahead of them in the pecking order. Sure ask for an invite, but just get your head down through the year and focus on getting results and putting in performances (in other RCS races def) that'll get you noticed for 2024.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 02, 2022, 18:56
will Lotto start, though? But yeah, even then, Q36.5 will probably have a better chance.

Dan Benson said it would be Tudor, btw

https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/1587728494863212544
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 04, 2022, 09:12
Full Q36.5:

https://twitter.com/Q36_5ProCycling/status/1588459682334662657

https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/1588457598713487360

Some interesting, unexpected names on there, like Zukowsky, Monk - or #maloja Corey Davis. Not sure how he made it to PT, tbh ;)
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on November 04, 2022, 18:16
will Lotto start, though?

I was reading a bit of an interview with the main guy at Dsnty (or whatever the spelling is) a week or two back and he was talking about wanting the team to race internationally and not just SSBRs (I'm paraphrasing slightly :P) as his company are a global brand.

Currently only 24 riders are signed up for 2023, so yes that's a bit tight to be racing three GTs, but if they get a couple more on board it's not difficult to imagine Ewan (plus train) doing half the race and a couple of youngsters given free rein to try for breakaways.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: LukasCPH on November 04, 2022, 18:25
Dsnty (or whatever the spelling is)
Dstny. ;)
Think "Destiny", then remove the vowels (except the Y).
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 06, 2022, 14:11
yeah, a really odd one, but the team seems to be somehow connected to "MyWhoosh", so that's probably the reason.

#uae Andrés Ardila instead leaves #UAE, and goes for an early career-ending move to #burgos Burgos BH

https://www.diariodeburgos.es/Noticia/Z392B271B-CCD8-9AAC-82E8FDF62FD89115/202210/Savia-nueva-para-el-Burgos-BH

...and this is even paid for by #uae, as he was still under contract for 2023

https://www.revistamundociclistico.com/2022/andres-camilo-ardila-se-vincula-al-burgos-bh-con-el-visto-bueno-del-uae-team-emirates/
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 06, 2022, 14:21
According to the Cicloweb Forum, Corratec is likely to sign three riders with WT experience, from three different continents. The rumour mill over there says it's gonna be:

formerly #cofidis: Natnael Berhane
formerly #trek: Charlie Quarterman
formerly #uae (stagiaire): Nicolás Tivani
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on November 06, 2022, 20:57
Tivani could be an interesting one, but the other two...

----------------------------

https://twitter.com/PierreCarrey_/status/1589344233684865024

Jan Christen won't be joining the main UAE squad directly, but will instead enjoy a brief sojourn with their new devo team (so new I haven't heard of them forming one before).

Always fun to see who else they sign up. Maybe a young UAE rider? Pickering who left Groupama Devo? Probably a Slovenian or three.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 08, 2022, 07:51
Sepulveda is looking for a new team on Twitter

https://twitter.com/EduSepulvedaARG/status/1570833818030059521

Sounds like he found one

(tbc) #androni Edu Sepulveda --> #lotto Lotto - Dstny

https://twitter.com/jauzy19/status/1589781288067923969
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 08, 2022, 16:30
Vayer indicates that Axel Laurance has left the #bbhotels sinking ship and signed for #total Total

https://twitter.com/festinaboy/status/1589723594292334592
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Joelsim on November 09, 2022, 14:13
If he’s struggling with long Covid, I suspect he won’t be able to race at all. Career ending.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 09, 2022, 14:46
In this article about Corratec, Frassi confirms the signing of a Giotti rider, who returned to winning ways this season after two difficult first years of his career.

https://bici.pro/news/professionisti/frassi-corratec-velocisti-scalatori/

So that should be Nicolas Dalla Valla - a very good signing, I'd say.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on November 10, 2022, 09:14
https://www.roadcycling.cz/aktuality/michael-kukrle-prestupuje-do-felbermayr---simplon-wels

Kukrle ---------> #felbermayr

Disappointing he couldn't get a PCT ride. However he won't do too badly financially I think, that was one of the reasons Turek signed there previously. Speaking of Dan, Kukrle have big boots to fill as his fellow countryman won the ORV-Radliga this year (the first Czech to achieve this feat I believe).
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 10, 2022, 11:13
Disappointing he couldn't get a PCT ride. However he won't do too badly financially I think, that was one of the reasons Turek signed there previously.

#felbermayr also seems to be quite ambitious to up their game in 2023. They signed the DS from Maloja (not sure what that means for them, btw, as he essentially also was the team boss), and he said that they aim to attack more races also on international level, get results with an offensive racing style, and potentially even finish Top 10 (from the CT teams, I guess) in the Europe Tour rankings.

https://www.meinbezirk.at/wels-wels-land/c-regionauten-community/rupert-hoedlmoser-ab-der-rennsaison-2023-neuer-sportlicher-leiter-beim-team-felbermayr-simplon-wels_a5567953
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on November 12, 2022, 18:12
https://www.roadcycling.cz/aktuality/michael-kukrle-prestupuje-do-felbermayr---simplon-wels

Kukrle ---------> #felbermayr

https://www.roadcycling.cz/clanek/tesim-se-na-nove-vyzvy-rika-michael-kukrle-prestupujici-do-rakouskeho-felbermayr---simplon-wels

.....and in this interview, he lets slips another transfer for the Austrian team.

Zoidl-berg -----------> #felbermayr

That's three big names leaving Voralberg (Zoidl, Thalmann and Guerin)
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: LukasCPH on November 13, 2022, 19:51
Zoidl-berg -----------> #felbermayr

That's three big names leaving Voralberg (Zoidl, Thalmann and Guerin)
I'll let you in on something: I only remembered Zoidl had left #felbermayr when reading this post that he went back there. :shh

In other news:
Räim #burgos --> #att (I guess I have to make the kit smiley now)

https://twitter.com/mihkelraim/status/1591763158691086337

Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 15, 2022, 15:51
I was reading a bit of an interview with the main guy at Dsnty (or whatever the spelling is) a week or two back and he was talking about wanting the team to race internationally and not just SSBRs (I'm paraphrasing slightly :P) as his company are a global brand.

yep, this also was confirmed in a Directvelo interview last week. They plan to do all three GT.

Totat apparently will skip the Giro, though.

https://twitter.com/inrng/status/1592536453023928321

"The team was selected to do the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana in 2023", is what Manzin says.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on November 15, 2022, 19:20
https://www.roadcycling.cz/clanek/do-att-investments-prichazi-sedm-novych-cyklistu-mezi-nimi-dva-jezdci-z-urovne-proteams

The full list of new names for #att

Raim
Dina
Kivistik
Kelemen
Turek
Otruba
Chyle

Before he got the Bingoal gig, Guerin was interested in joining too.

I think Otruba and Turek will be the best signings for them. Raim will hopefully do okay, but his Burgos experiment didn't work out and there's no guarantee he'll be able to get his ICA/Mazowsze mojo back.

Dina I'm really not sure about. Really didn't do much at Eolo and his Pannon form was a long time ago in cycling terms. I guess his presence though will swing them a 2.Pro invite at the newly promoted Hongrie.

Kivistik they hope will be able to replicate the type of rider Heming is. Impossible to judge yet. Maybe we'll get some idea after their Spanish camp in December.

Kelemen is a trackie mainly and will be their oldest rider. Age is definitely something which jumps out at you looking at the team. Only four riders will be U23 eligible in 2023. Are they thinking about PCT in a couple of years time?
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on November 19, 2022, 11:58
https://twitter.com/AstanaQazTeam/status/1593881196991217664

Laaasu ---------> #astana

Vino says the team would "like to pay a bit more attention to quite not a traditional discipline for us as a bunch sprint". Laas will get his own chances and help out the teams young sprinters (Gleb?)

Chzhan will sign with them also.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on November 20, 2022, 19:41
Big changes at Bike Aid.

https://twitter.com/awesomewave13/status/1594397006599962624

A lot of their established names leaving. I read a week or two back that they wanted to enhance their chances of getting a Deutschland Tour invite next year. So more Germans then? Maybe a return for Wolf.

Two Africans were talked about as well, so there should be another to add to Yemane.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 21, 2022, 09:28
https://twitter.com/AstanaQazTeam/status/1593881196991217664

Laaasu ---------> #astana

Vino says the team would "like to pay a bit more attention to quite not a traditional discipline for us as a bunch sprint". Laas will get his own chances and help out the teams young sprinters (Gleb?)

Chzhan will sign with them also.

Syritsa is now confirmed. Would also have been quite a shocker if not, tbh

https://www.astana-qazaqstan.com/gleb-syritsa-moves-to-worldtour-with-astana-qazaqstan-team/
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 23, 2022, 11:41
Sepulveda confirmed, and a good Sibiu performance for Adamietz paid off :)

#sauerland Johannes Adamietz --> #lotto Lotto Dstny

https://www.lottosoudal.be/en/news/detail/4951/lotto-dstny-reinforces-team-with-sepulveda-and-adamietz
Title: Re: Mens\' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on November 24, 2022, 12:29
Eolo reunites the Bais brothers

#androni Mattia Bais --> #eolo EOLO-Kometa

https://twitter.com/EoloKometaTeam/status/1595689859536113664

Davide had a pretty strong finish of the season, hopefully Mattia can find some of his old mojo again as well. He looked like a super promising, attacking rider when I first saw him with #friuli in Turul Romaniei, but turned into a somewhat hopeless early breakaway guy at Androni.

Post Merge: November 24, 2022, 12:44
Overall a pretty poor transfer campaign by Eolo, though. Apparently Basso promised five high profile transfers this Summer, of which Fedeli was announced to be the first one. Now Fedeli is off to Q36.5 again, and Bais & Garosio the only other pros to come in.

With Raccani and Piganzoli they got two of the more promising Italian youngsters, to be fair, but overall the team still hasn't really gained much strength compared to old Kometa CT days.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Leadbelly on December 05, 2022, 20:03
https://twitter.com/SpazioCiclismo/status/1599727964760834048

DSM showing some common sense for once and sign Onley earlier than planned.

Also confirmation today of Sinkeldam joining Alpecin which means no room for Osborne (unless someone like Gaze for example drops out).
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: search on December 06, 2022, 08:18
Osborne confirmed that he will stay with Alpecin, but not at which team. I'd be surprised if it's not the WT one, but it probably won't make a major difference for his race program.

Meanwhile, Carlos Samudio signed for Spanish CT team Java Kiwi Atlántico.

(https://i.imgur.com/rII46Mm.jpg)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CltI1HTMVSi/?hl=de

This one is interesting, because Samudio was already confirmed to join Corretec. They now terminated his contract because they weren't aware that he tested positive back home in Panama a while ago. Neither is the UCI, apparently.
Title: Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2022-23
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 06, 2022, 10:28


(https://i.imgur.com/rII46Mm.jpg)
Because Photoshop doesn't have an inbuilt spellchecker...