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12 Sep 2017 19:12

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.

Durning the Österreich Rundfahrt the Austrian commentators said that the was looking for a WT contract.
He'd be a solid climbing domestique.
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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2017 > 2018

12 Sep 2017 19:13

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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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12 Sep 2017 19:17

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


Yes, I suggested that when I said: "Degenkolb is not currently looking like the rider he was"
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12 Sep 2017 19:26

TMP402 wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Maybe he already peaked? I mean, MSR and P-R in the same season, that's... pretty good.


Yes, I suggested that when I said: "Degenkolb is not currently looking like the rider he was"


You also said he should be peaking at 29, but if he already peaked he surely doesn't need to peak again.
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12 Sep 2017 19:57

RedheadDane wrote:
TMP402 wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Maybe he already peaked? I mean, MSR and P-R in the same season, that's... pretty good.


Yes, I suggested that when I said: "Degenkolb is not currently looking like the rider he was"


You also said he should be peaking at 29, but if he already peaked he surely doesn't need to peak again.


I really don't think this is difficult to understand.

-His results show a decline (has he already peaked, or was it the injury?).
-Since he is about to reach the normal peak age......
-He should improve next season......
-Unless he has already peaked (or the injury or whatever)

If you can't understand that, then I'm sorry.
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13 Sep 2017 06:44

Brambilla to Trek

(source: Sporza)
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13 Sep 2017 06:54

TMP402 wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:
TMP402 wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Maybe he already peaked? I mean, MSR and P-R in the same season, that's... pretty good.


Yes, I suggested that when I said: "Degenkolb is not currently looking like the rider he was"


You also said he should be peaking at 29, but if he already peaked he surely doesn't need to peak again.


I really don't think this is difficult to understand.

-His results show a decline (has he already peaked, or was it the injury?).
-Since he is about to reach the normal peak age......
-He should improve next season......
-Unless he has already peaked (or the injury or whatever)

If you can't understand that, then I'm sorry.


But you're focusing too much on "normal peak age". Just because most riders peak at 29, doesn't mean everybody has to. Horner peaked at +40 for crying out loud.
As for Degenkolb, well, if your peak is the MSR+P-R double, then I think you can probably have a pretty good career for a few years after falling below your peak, regardless of getting hit by a car.
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13 Sep 2017 07:12

wouterkaas wrote:Brambilla to Trek

(source: Sporza)

He had a difficult year, but he's a very capable stage hunter. Good signing.
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13 Sep 2017 07:57

It looks like Sepp Kuss will go to Lotto Jumbo. Few days ago I saw something about it on twitter and he was recently followed by Merijn Zeeman and Sander Kruis. Also tweet with wishes for him from today was liked by only one person - Grischa Niermann.
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13 Sep 2017 08:57

Looks like Sepp Kuss will go to Lotto Jumbo. Someone wrote about it few days ago on twitter and Sepp was recently followed by Merijn Zeeman and Sander Kruis. Also today's tweet with wishes for him was liked by only one person - Grischa Niermann.
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13 Sep 2017 10:08

Raúl Alarcón claims Movistar are among several teams who want to sign him. Make it happen!
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13 Sep 2017 10:14

James Knox to Quick-Step. Interesting. His results this year have been good, but not stand out. Then again Sky have taken all the best. Nice to see a British rider sign for a belgium team.
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13 Sep 2017 10:14

Strawberry_Jams wrote:James Knox to Quick-Step. Interesting. His results this year have been good, but not stand out. Then again Sky have taken all the best. Nice to see a British rider sign for a belgium team.


QS really focussing on the future this year with their signings.
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13 Sep 2017 10:21

They have in the last couple of years haven't they. Mas et De Plus are already doing well. They must be more sure of their long term future than they make out.
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13 Sep 2017 10:21

Bjorg Lambrecht will go pro (Lotto Soudal) 6 months earlier than previously mentioned. He'll probably start his season in Mallorca.
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13 Sep 2017 10:23

Strawberry_Jams wrote:They have in the last couple of years haven't they. Mas et De Plus are already doing well. They must be more sure of their long term future than they make out.


It's probably also a budget issue. Same as the other Belgian team.
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13 Sep 2017 10:43

Samamba wrote:Bjorg Lambrecht will go pro (Lotto Soudal) 6 months earlier than previously mentioned. He'll probably start his season in Mallorca.


Vanhoucke to stay at the U23s?
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13 Sep 2017 10:48

Der Effe wrote:
Samamba wrote:Bjorg Lambrecht will go pro (Lotto Soudal) 6 months earlier than previously mentioned. He'll probably start his season in Mallorca.


Vanhoucke to stay at the U23s?


Yes, till July 2018.
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13 Sep 2017 13:25

Wippert to Roompot.
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13 Sep 2017 13:37

Samamba wrote:
Der Effe wrote:
Samamba wrote:Bjorg Lambrecht will go pro (Lotto Soudal) 6 months earlier than previously mentioned. He'll probably start his season in Mallorca.


Vanhoucke to stay at the U23s?


Yes, till July 2018.


that will be it for incoming riders at Lotto Soudal, they lack budget to get other riders :confused: :eek:

after Gallopin and Roelandts leaving that must have freed up some budget no?
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