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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2017 > 2018

11 Sep 2017 16:50

Zinoviev Letter wrote:
Movitrain wrote:Trek-Segafredo signed Ryan Mullen (Cannondale) and Alex Frame (JLT Condor) for the next two seasons.

(Source: PCS Twitter)


Interesting to see Trek signing younger riders rather than their usual elder statesmen. Mullen should be a very useful addition. I don't know too much about Frame, except that he's a trackie who did well on the Conti circuit this year.


Yeah Trek are looking kind of weak unless they get Aru. Degenkolb is not currently looking like the rider he was - and he's not far from 29, so if he doesn't improve next season will he ever get back to form?
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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2017 > 2018

11 Sep 2017 16:57

TMP402 wrote:
Zinoviev Letter wrote:
Movitrain wrote:Trek-Segafredo signed Ryan Mullen (Cannondale) and Alex Frame (JLT Condor) for the next two seasons.

(Source: PCS Twitter)


Interesting to see Trek signing younger riders rather than their usual elder statesmen. Mullen should be a very useful addition. I don't know too much about Frame, except that he's a trackie who did well on the Conti circuit this year.


Yeah Trek are looking kind of weak unless they get Aru. Degenkolb is not currently looking like the rider he was - and he's not far from 29, so if he doesn't improve next season will he ever get back to form?


They are lacking top end leaders and there aren't all that many riders of that sort looking for a contract. Mollema, Degenkolb, Felline may not be truly top end, but they are still pretty good. I think that with Mullen and Frame they now have circa 24 riders confirmed, so there will likely be more announced.
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Re:

11 Sep 2017 20:06

GenericBoonenFan wrote:Stef Crass signed for Katusha
Source: Het Nieuwsblad.


you think they will let him develop ?
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11 Sep 2017 20:10

Lexman wrote:
GenericBoonenFan wrote:Stef Crass signed for Katusha
Source: Het Nieuwsblad.


you think they will let him develop ?


I don't know, I can't think of any superb talent they have ruined, but I can't think of somebody who really developped during their stay at Katusha.
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11 Sep 2017 20:12

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
Lexman wrote:
GenericBoonenFan wrote:Stef Crass signed for Katusha
Source: Het Nieuwsblad.


you think they will let him develop ?


I don't know, I can't think of any superb talent they have ruined, but I can't think of somebody who really developped during their stay at Katusha.


Ben Swift.
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11 Sep 2017 20:17

TMP402 wrote:
GenericBoonenFan wrote:
Lexman wrote:
GenericBoonenFan wrote:Stef Crass signed for Katusha
Source: Het Nieuwsblad.


you think they will let him develop ?


I don't know, I can't think of any superb talent they have ruined, but I can't think of somebody who really developped during their stay at Katusha.


Ben Swift.


Thank sky for that one ;)
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11 Sep 2017 22:19

Lawson Craddock might leave Cannondale, fair few GC teams could use him as a domestique.
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11 Sep 2017 23:00

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
Lexman wrote:
GenericBoonenFan wrote:Stef Crass signed for Katusha
Source: Het Nieuwsblad.


you think they will let him develop ?


I don't know, I can't think of any superb talent they have ruined, but I can't think of somebody who really developped during their stay at Katusha.


well, Kristoff certainly did, from his TGAK BMC days
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12 Sep 2017 01:39

Been browsing the columns a bit. This one really hit me. It's in Dutch tho

http://www.hpdetijd.nl/2017-09-11/alberto-contador-afscheid/
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Re: Re:

12 Sep 2017 05:09

Ricco' wrote:
CyclingDaddy55 wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:
b.broadhurst wrote:
MatParker117 wrote:Cannondale survive but apparently don't have much of a classics team left.


Vanmarcke says he is staying. But I guess Van Baarle and Langeveld could be off then.

Van Baarle signed somewhere else. Langeveld is staying though



Any other information as to where Van Baarle has signed, if true? A rumour on another site suggested Sky but I haven't read anything of the sort on any site. Perhaps it is all speculation.


Cyclingnews report said that he had a verbal agreement with Vaughters but after the Cannondale riders were allowed to search elsewhere for a 2018 ride, he was contacted by other teams. His agent said he was going to talk to Cannondale regarding the conditions of the verbal agreement that he had established but Van Baarle wanted on his mind to move teams, now.


According to Velonews Van Baarle is staying, and so is Rolland and the others already mentioned.
http://www.velonews.com/2017/09/news/cannondale-drapac-retains-rolland-uran-top-riders_447975
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12 Sep 2017 08:22

Lawrence Naesen, brother of Olivier, from WB Veranclassic to Lotto Soudal

source :
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20170911_03067026
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12 Sep 2017 08:41

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
Lexman wrote:
GenericBoonenFan wrote:Stef Crass signed for Katusha
Source: Het Nieuwsblad.


you think they will let him develop ?


I don't know, I can't think of any superb talent they have ruined, but I can't think of somebody who really developped during their stay at Katusha.


Nieuwsblad has a small article on his signing :
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20170912_03067739

Azevedo says Katusha follows him since two years, sees a future GT rider in him and he has to strengthen the climbers squad around Zakarin...
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12 Sep 2017 11:51

I've read on a Polish forum that Felix Grossschartner is set to join a WT team in 2018 but it's not known which one, yet.
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12 Sep 2017 13:34

According to PCS, Corentin Navarro of La Pomme Marseille is moving to WIGGINS.
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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2017 > 2018

12 Sep 2017 14:40

TMP402 wrote:
Zinoviev Letter wrote:
Movitrain wrote:Trek-Segafredo signed Ryan Mullen (Cannondale) and Alex Frame (JLT Condor) for the next two seasons.

(Source: PCS Twitter)


Interesting to see Trek signing younger riders rather than their usual elder statesmen. Mullen should be a very useful addition. I don't know too much about Frame, except that he's a trackie who did well on the Conti circuit this year.


Yeah Trek are looking kind of weak unless they get Aru. Degenkolb is not currently looking like the rider he was - and he's not far from 29, so if he doesn't improve next season will he ever get back to form?


Wait... 29 is the now you're old separation-line?
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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2017 > 2018

12 Sep 2017 14:52

They peak at 28!
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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2017 > 2018

12 Sep 2017 15:14

RedheadDane wrote:
TMP402 wrote:
Zinoviev Letter wrote:
Movitrain wrote:Trek-Segafredo signed Ryan Mullen (Cannondale) and Alex Frame (JLT Condor) for the next two seasons.

(Source: PCS Twitter)


Interesting to see Trek signing younger riders rather than their usual elder statesmen. Mullen should be a very useful addition. I don't know too much about Frame, except that he's a trackie who did well on the Conti circuit this year.


Yeah Trek are looking kind of weak unless they get Aru. Degenkolb is not currently looking like the rider he was - and he's not far from 29, so if he doesn't improve next season will he ever get back to form?


Wait... 29 is the now you're old separation-line?


No, it's: he should be peaking at 29, so if he doesn't get better next year, when and why would he in the future after that?
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12 Sep 2017 15:31

Anderis wrote:I've read on a Polish forum that Felix Grossschartner is set to join a WT team in 2018 but it's not known which one, yet.


Obvious Bora transfer is obvious.
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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2017 > 2018

12 Sep 2017 19:08

AQETUYIOI wrote:They peak at 28!


Judging by world ranking points, on average they peak at 26-27. But of course every rider is different.
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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2017 > 2018

12 Sep 2017 19:12

TMP402 wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:
TMP402 wrote:
Zinoviev Letter wrote:
Movitrain wrote:Trek-Segafredo signed Ryan Mullen (Cannondale) and Alex Frame (JLT Condor) for the next two seasons.

(Source: PCS Twitter)


Interesting to see Trek signing younger riders rather than their usual elder statesmen. Mullen should be a very useful addition. I don't know too much about Frame, except that he's a trackie who did well on the Conti circuit this year.


Yeah Trek are looking kind of weak unless they get Aru. Degenkolb is not currently looking like the rider he was - and he's not far from 29, so if he doesn't improve next season will he ever get back to form?


Wait... 29 is the now you're old separation-line?


No, it's: he should be peaking at 29, so if he doesn't get better next year, when and why would he in the future after that?


Maybe he already peaked? I mean, MSR and P-R in the same season, that's... pretty good.
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