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Old 09-14-13, 21:10
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Fact is, they are not fast men i.e. sprinters at all.

Adam is a stage racer ( 2nd in GC Avenir and constantly best performer there in moutains bar the stage Fernandez took )

Simon has a good finish, yes, however he sees himself more of a punchy rider that can sprint, ala Gilbert.
So he'll likely be third in the priority list of punchy riders called Simon if he goes to Orica!
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Old 09-14-13, 21:40
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They will likely only be signing two year contracts and it's not as if they would be leading Sky or any other world tour team in hilly races at this early point in their career anyway. It's far more about development for them at this stage. And if they've learnt anything about Sky it's that they don't develop 'punchy' riders very well at all so good luck to them if they're looking elsewhere.
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Old 09-14-13, 22:15
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So he'll likely be third in the priority list of punchy riders called Simon if he goes to Orica!
Unlike then he would lead at Sky far easier

Anyway, chances to lead at OGE are higher at his age than at Sky either way. And it's about development for now, then leading.
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Old 09-14-13, 23:11
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cardoso at tavira=awesome

cardoso at garmin=bleargh
Bah I'm glad he's out of Portugal for good unlike Ricardo Mestre who seems to be back to lead that great team called Efapel. I can only hope Machado, Oliveira and Pires can stay away too, even on Professional Teams. The portuguese scene has a really low level now.

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Someone should tell him that Cardoso was in the break of the day, or he'll think he has signed some kind of super climber
Shshh don't tell him that!
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Old 09-16-13, 17:44
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Couple of transfers;

José Azevedo next year DS with Katusha (leaves Radioshack)

http://www.katushateam.com/2013/09/j...orts-director/

Manuel Belletti joins Androni-Venezuela for next season (he rode already in 2008/2009 with the team of Gianni Savio)

http://www.****iociclismo.it/ciclome...da-savio-31712

Haller two more seasons with Katusha (2015)

http://www.****iociclismo.it/ciclome...-al-2015-31721

NFTO Pro Cycling (new British CT Team), signs Downing, Harrison and Rowe

https://twitter.com/NFTOProCycling

Hanson and Isaac Bolivar (22 year old Colombian) signs with United-Healthcare, Marc de Maar resings

http://www.****iociclismo.it/ciclome...-rinnovi-31723
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Old 09-16-13, 17:55
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Luke rowe steps down from Sky to CT team?
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Luke rowe steps down from Sky to CT team?
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According to Cyclingfever, Assan Bazayev retires. Grivko renews with Astana.

Robbie Hunter also appears to be retiring, having no team for 2014. Source
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Old 09-16-13, 18:14
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According to Cyclingfever, Assan Bazayev retires. Grivko renews with Astana.

Robbie Hunter also appears to be retiring, having no team for 2014. Source
Bazayev

One of the few Kazakhs left at a reasonable level.
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Old 09-16-13, 18:27
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No more chubby Bazayev at races? It sucks!
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