Has their budget been cut compared with Garmin?
Garmin has never been a high budget team compared to other WT teams but I think I've read something about Vaughters complaining that his budget for 2016 is $2m (or €2m, can't recall) smaller than for 2015.
It's strange, because they've expanded their roster from 27 to 30 riders this year and they brought to the team more big names (Uran, Rolland, Breschel, Clarke) than they lost (Martin, Hesjedal).
I think Cannondale deal runs out after 2017. I'm curious if this will affect their transfer activity, because that would mean Vaughters probably couldn't offer deals beyond 2017, while most of the good riders as well as the most promising neo-pros will most likely demand 2 years deals.
Interesting to see if Talansky will get an extension. Unless he does something very good by the end of July, he will probably need to take a pay cut for his next deal, as the previous one was signed straight after his Dauphine win and with rumours about Team Sky interest around. He might look for a fresh start with a new team, since his last 2 seasons were way below expectations.