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16 Dec 2018 15:28

42x16ss wrote:
postmanhat wrote:
Anderis wrote:According to CQ, EF already have 29 riders for 2019 and Villalobos will be joining in the summer as the 30th rider so they wouldn't have a place for Dani Moreno if:
- CQ got everything right
- Villalobos will actually join as indended in mid-season and nobody will retire/cancel his contract before that

I also never read that his contract was for 2 years but I may be not the best informed man on this topic.


Looks like no place for Brendan Canty and with Aussie season about to start, it's unlikely he's heading back there. Antipodean riders have often found a spot on the UK domestic scene, but that's been fairly decimated this year and there's plenty of surplus British riders.

Andriy Grivko still without a contract. He's 35 but based on last season's results, could still do a good job for a pro-conti team. Maybe after 9 years at Astana, he's unwilling to relocate

A shame about Canty, his Conti results suggested that he's certainly got the talent. Hope someone picks him up.

If Bennelong-Swiss Wellness are serious about a Pro Conti licence they can do worse than sign a rider like Canty.

For me, Canty is the biggest individual disappointment of all EF/Cannondale riders in the last 2 years.
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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2018 > 2019

16 Dec 2018 21:57

Giovanni Visconti to Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia (THARCOR) - Bahrain-Merida, Visconti pronto a passare alla Wilier: “Voglio tornare a divertirmi ed essere libero”
https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/worldtour/bahrain-merida-visconti-pronto-a-passare-alla-wilier-voglio-tornare-a-divertirmi-ed-essere-libero/
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16 Dec 2018 22:57

They have actually done it:
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17 Dec 2018 06:54

Anderis wrote:
42x16ss wrote:
postmanhat wrote:
Anderis wrote:According to CQ, EF already have 29 riders for 2019 and Villalobos will be joining in the summer as the 30th rider so they wouldn't have a place for Dani Moreno if:
- CQ got everything right
- Villalobos will actually join as indended in mid-season and nobody will retire/cancel his contract before that

I also never read that his contract was for 2 years but I may be not the best informed man on this topic.


Looks like no place for Brendan Canty and with Aussie season about to start, it's unlikely he's heading back there. Antipodean riders have often found a spot on the UK domestic scene, but that's been fairly decimated this year and there's plenty of surplus British riders.

Andriy Grivko still without a contract. He's 35 but based on last season's results, could still do a good job for a pro-conti team. Maybe after 9 years at Astana, he's unwilling to relocate

A shame about Canty, his Conti results suggested that he's certainly got the talent. Hope someone picks him up.

If Bennelong-Swiss Wellness are serious about a Pro Conti licence they can do worse than sign a rider like Canty.

For me, Canty is the biggest individual disappointment of all EF/Cannondale riders in the last 2 years.

Canty and Rolland for me.
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19 Dec 2018 12:44

Eugenio Alafaci Trek Segafredo - > Evo Pro Racing

Another signing from the pro ranks to the new Conti outfit. There must be some relatively big money there for a third tier team.
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19 Dec 2018 19:14

Well, it's finally official - Sosa to Sky
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19 Dec 2018 19:29

Zinoviev Letter wrote:Eugenio Alafaci Trek Segafredo - > Evo Pro Racing

Another signing from the pro ranks to the new Conti outfit. There must be some relatively big money there for a third tier team.


or merely more money than he can make retired from cycling
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20 Dec 2018 15:05

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Zinoviev Letter wrote:Eugenio Alafaci Trek Segafredo - > Evo Pro Racing

Another signing from the pro ranks to the new Conti outfit. There must be some relatively big money there for a third tier team.


or merely more money than he can make retired from cycling


With most Conti teams, making more money than a rider could make stacking shelves in a supermarket is very far from a given. That Evo Pro Racing have signed half a dozen guys from the pro divisions for their first season indicates that they are probably paying semi respectable salaries, which is by Conti standards “big money”.

Personally I’m curious where the funding is coming from. I’ve never heard of any company called Evo which seems likely to bankroll an Irish cycling team.
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21 Dec 2018 08:38

yeah, no idea where the money comes from, but Zhupa said that the initial plan was to go PCT in 2019 already, and that the budget is larger than that of many pro teams
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21 Dec 2018 11:12

Personally I’m curious where the funding is coming from. I’ve never heard of any company called Evo which seems likely to bankroll an Irish cycling team.[/quote]

There's a company called Evo that makes electric bikes and scooters but they're based in Derbyshire. Evo from evolution seems quite popular as an abbreviation in company names. There's a company that makes hair and face products so maybe its them wanting their riders 'to fight for their hair' too!
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21 Dec 2018 12:47

Otto Vergaerde to Corendon-Circus

(he's one of the guys that Nuyens told to fek off during his period as dictator of the Crelan team)
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21 Dec 2018 14:31

sprints n stones wrote:There's a company called Evo that makes electric bikes and scooters but they're based in Derbyshire. Evo from evolution seems quite popular as an abbreviation in company names. There's a company that makes hair and face products so maybe its them wanting their riders 'to fight for their hair' too!

As far as I can tell, Evo or rather EvoPro is just team's fancy name with no link to any company with such a name. There's one or two companies named Evopro but they seem unlikely to be related with the team. Most importantly, no such company is listed among partners on their website.

Team's general manager is "well known in farming circles" according to this aricle but of course has some connection to cycling too so presumably knows what he is doing.
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23 Dec 2018 23:30

Stefan Denifl has terminated his (recently signed) contract with CCC Team, for personal reasons.

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CCC is now with 22 riders on the roster, where the allowed minimum for a WT team is 23 (if I remember correctly). A replacement rider is to be announced soon - could be one of the ex-CCC Sprandi (ProConti) riders. Some say Jonas Koch, although he was going (not sure if ultimately confirmed) to Heizomat Rad-Net (German CT).
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24 Dec 2018 04:02

They should sign Grivko, could be useful for van Avermaet in cobbles and hilly races.
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24 Dec 2018 10:10

Capecci renews with Quick Step for one year.
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24 Dec 2018 10:11

Riccardo Zoidl will replace Denifl, apparently.
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03 Jan 2019 13:05

Jonas Koch to CCC confirmed.
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06 Jan 2019 10:59

I was starting to think of a folding because they didn't give any news for months since the end of last season but the new sponsors and signings of the former Wilier have finally been announced, the main sponsor will be Neri Sottoli (already sponsor of the team from 2010 to 2014) and the bike supplier KTM.

The new signings are (as largely expected) Visconti, Quintana Jr. and van Empel along neo pro Lorenzo Fortunato, Davide Gabburo, Umberto Marengo and the return to racing of Bongiorno after an year of retirement.

Confirmed Bertazzo, Bevilaqua, Fonzi, Marchetti, Pacioni, Raggio, Rosa, Schönberger, Velasco and Zardini.
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06 Jan 2019 21:05

I guess Tafi didnt find a team after all.. Or is there some new rumor or info out now?
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