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Re: The Academy of Cycling
« Reply #480 on: September 24, 2019, 09:38 »
Some transfer news. Not ICA news exactly, but their French devo team - Côtes d'Armor-Marie Morin-Veranda Rideau (to give them their full title).

They have announced six 2020 transfers already and unlike last year the accent is firmly on youth. Now there are a few ways of looking at this. ICA might have dropped some hints about wanting more potential signings in the future or the ICA money/backing is enabling them to think longer term rather than having to sign guys who will get results straightaway or it could just be coincidence.

The six are:

Cyprien Giles
Jeremy Patoux
Victor Guernalec
Thibault D'Hervez
Maxime Rio
Titouan Renvoise

Patoux is the outlier at 29 years old. Of the rest, the most interesting are Guernalec (brother of Thibault), D'Hervez who has is coming out of the junior ranks where he has had some nice results this year (should be riding in the Junior RR on Thursday) and finally Renvoise who is a former Junior World Champion (2018) on the track. However he has zero race days on the road according to First. Here's an interview with him about the move to Cotes d'Armor.

There could be more signings. An article in Le Telegramme talked about a "grimpeur des Andes" possibly joining.
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