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18 May 2017 15:22

yaco wrote:Any chance Landa will go to the new Basque PCT team - Working in a favorable environment and they will ride the Vuelta.


I doubt they will have that kind of money. There are few if any riders of that level on PCT teams these days because bigger budget teams have put the kind of rider who might have led one in the past completely out of their budget range.
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26 May 2017 03:50

Hirt to a WT team? He is such a good climber when it comes to the high mountains.

He would be perfect for a smaller team like Lotto-Jumbo. The new quartet of Roglic, Kruijswijk, Bennett and Hirt.
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26 May 2017 07:07

WheelofGear wrote:Hirt to a WT team? He is such a good climber when it comes to the high mountains.

He would be perfect for a smaller team like Lotto-Jumbo. The new quartet of Roglic, Kruijswijk, Bennett and Hirt.

I think that Sunweb would be a good fit. Dumoulin could use a good helper, and the team isn't really loaded with good climbers so he could get his chance in many races as well.
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26 May 2017 08:22

Yesterday, portuguese Eurosport said that Landa may go to Astana.
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26 May 2017 08:41

lenric wrote:Yesterday, portuguese Eurosport said that Landa may go to Astana.


I didn't listen to portuguese Eurosport yesterday, but what were their sources? I can't see none of the commentators with inside infos about WT riders and teams apart from UAE and Katusha.

Also, doesn't seem to me very plausible because one of the reasons for Landa to change teams was to not share leadership with Aru and Nibali. If he goes back to Astana, he still have to share leadership with Aru and Lopez.
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26 May 2017 08:56

I don't know, they didn't say.

Well, I don't think Landa would be willing to go back at Astana too. If I were him, I'd go to Bahrain or BMC, if an offer were to be made.

But if between Astana and UAE, for example, it's a no brainer. Let's wait and see.
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26 May 2017 09:09

If budget and recruitment policy allowed for it, Dimension Data would be a great team for Landa.
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26 May 2017 09:22

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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2017 > 2018

26 May 2017 10:52

Nothing is decided yet, but Kristoffer Halvorsen has been in talks with Lotto NL during Tour fo norway, in fact there have been conversations between them since last year.
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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2017 > 2018

26 May 2017 11:35

pablohidalgo7 wrote:Nothing is decided yet, but Kristoffer Halvorsen has been in talks with Lotto NL during Tour fo norway, in fact there have been conversations between them since last year.


I do wanna know who's in charge of transfers for Lotto-NL because he has been doing a good job these last two years.
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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2017 > 2018

26 May 2017 12:08

pablohidalgo7 wrote:Nothing is decided yet, but Kristoffer Halvorsen has been in talks with Lotto NL during Tour fo norway, in fact there have been conversations between them since last year.

They really want to get him. They even signed his lead-out man for this season in order to tempt him to come. :D
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26 May 2017 13:14

Would be a good fit, they really only have one other sprinter.
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26 May 2017 13:24

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26 May 2017 13:26


Let me quote General McAullife's response to the Germans: Nuts!
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26 May 2017 18:34

WheelofGear wrote:Hirt to a WT team? He is such a good climber when it comes to the high mountains.

He would be perfect for a smaller team like Lotto-Jumbo. The new quartet of Roglic, Kruijswijk, Bennett and Hirt.


After today's performance, I'm sure bigger teams like Katusha, Astana and BMC are looking to add another goat.

Or Sunweb, if Dumoulin wants a strong climber.
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26 May 2017 19:23



Well that can't be right. Zero reason for Zak to leave Katusha (unless its a huge pay rise?) Then surely neither would go to "support" Nibali.
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26 May 2017 19:26



I believed in that at first, then I opened the link and saw it was Beppe Conti stuff...
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28 May 2017 08:11

Bakkie wrote:Quickstep still searching for a sponsor.

Some days ago Beppe Conti said that there is an italian sponsor for Quickstep and the only departing rider is Trentin, the others big names and key domestiques are all set to remain with Lefevere.
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28 May 2017 09:01

I heard that Landa actually wants to stay at Sky.
Can't remember the source though.
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28 May 2017 10:34

Vasilis wrote:I heard that Landa actually wants to stay at Sky.
Can't remember the source though.


It was Landa himself. After his stage win:

"I hope that's a sign of what I can do and helps people puts their faith in my ability so that I can perhaps stay here at Team Sky."
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