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Re: Mens' Transfers and Rumours 2021-22
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2021, 11:58 »
Weakly founded rumours in Norwegian press that Aleksander Kristoff may be leaving #uae UAE and joining #unox Uno-x from 2022. Considering that #unox seem capable of raising half a world team for the same kind of money, I sort of doubt it - but if all the young classics riders (Last year Leknessund, this year Hoelgaard and Hvideberg leave #unox they may need a replacement, and an Kristoff´s attitude towards training and winning is considered valuable  for any team. Come 2023 (Uno-x in the world tour) these youngsters may come back?
Kristoff can still win major races even though he seems every day a bit more yesterday´s man compared to the developing #unox Uno-x crowd.
Wouldn't that be pretty much the opposite of their #development slogan? Sure, Kristoff would be an excellent mentor, but does he fit in the team as a rider?
Of course, with the announcement of applying for a (men's) WT licence, the team set-up logically has to change a bit, and Kristoff as an elder statesman could fit in there - gradually moving into a DS role, perhaps?

And Kristoff is (still) a big household name, something that isn't irrelevant if they seek a Tour wildcard for the 2022 Danish Grand Départ.
Finally, if they do attract Kristoff, I expect they will also sign his wingman Bystrøm?
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