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21 Mar 2018 11:31

"Lotto Soudal has been heavily linked to Greg van Avermaet in recent weeks but Cyclingnews understands that Bahrain Merida have already put together a proposal for the BMC Racing rider should his current team fold - or he decides he wants to leave - as he's out of contract this year."

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21 Mar 2018 13:59

yes indeed Verbrugghe, DS of Bahrain and brother in law of GVA confirmed it recently...
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02 Apr 2018 19:49

Trek doesn't wanna let Mads P. go.

Extends through 2020
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14 Apr 2018 18:31

Bora extends their sponsorship deal with the Bora Hansgrohe team until 2021.

I’m not particularly surprised. I maintain that Bora have probably got the best value of out of cycling sponsorship of any current commercial sponsor in recent years. They were footing the bill for running a top end PCT team on their own, then they effectively moved to splitting a WT budget three ways with Hansgrohe and Specialized. That has meant vastly more exposure for probably not all that much more money, particularly through Sagan whose salary they don’t even have to pay.

They are also about the right size of a company with about the right international spread of operations for cycling to actually make sense as a way of increasing brand profile.
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14 Apr 2018 19:10

Excellent news, cycling needs more non Lottery/State/Bicycle companies.
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15 May 2018 17:19

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15 May 2018 17:21

Dunno, but Trek just extended with Stuyven to 2020.
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16 May 2018 10:39

Veni, Vidi, Kirby

I came, I saw, I was dead wrong as per usual
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16 May 2018 10:46

What a surprise...

A rider with GT-leading ambitions goes to a team with Quintana and Valverde, what could possibly go wrong? :D
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16 May 2018 10:52

Red Rick wrote:http://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/356761/mikel-landa-heeft-spijt-van-transfer-naar-movistar.html?utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

Allegedly, Landa wants to leave Movistar already.

And allegedly, Vino wants him back.

:lol:

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16 May 2018 10:52

Go to Euskadi-Murias please.
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16 May 2018 10:58

Looks like Landa in reality absolutely wanted to win the Giro d'Italia! :D

But that's the second year in a row that Unzue pisses of his leader by weird grand tour schedules and to be honest everyone including Landa himself probably expected him to be signed as a captain for the corsa rosa!
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16 May 2018 17:44

Absolute rubbish. He gets his chances this year, with Tirreno and Pays Basque as best examples and later on the Vuelta. In Pays Basque Quintana even functioned as his helper! Seems to me the Italians are pissed that he skipped the Giro and they need to fill their papers somehow. For Landa, it was the Tour and Vuelta all the way. In the interview with Marca he even states that the Giro doesn't fit in his schedule in order to be as fresh as possible for the Tour.

On the channel of Movistar there are plenty of videos where he says he likes the atmosphere within the team. Can't imagine Landa being a topclass actor, as an outgoing type of person.

https://as.com/ciclismo/2017/12/22/mas_ciclismo/1513982235_481001.html
http://www.marca.com/ciclismo/vuelta-espana/2018/01/13/5a5a087fe5fdea900e8b457e.html
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16 May 2018 17:47

I don't think Quintana helped him one second in Itzulia.
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16 May 2018 17:48

Well, let's be real, whether this story is based on the truth or not, this Movistar experiment was a disaster from the get go. It's only inevitable that Nairo and Landa are going to clash. The Vuelta would have been much better suited for Unzue to unleash this four headed demon. Their whole Tour selection is rubbish, from 1 through 5 really (the 5th being Amador).
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16 May 2018 17:53

Hmm. Lets wait to judge the 'experiment' until the Tour is over. Maybe they all get through the cobbled stage just fine and then I cant see them not winning against this field.
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16 May 2018 17:54

Netserk wrote:I don't think Quintana helped him one second in Itzulia.


That's another discussion. Before Itzulia it was communicated that Landa would be the absolute leader, also confirmed by Quintana himself.
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16 May 2018 17:56

Valv.Piti wrote:Hmm. Lets wait to judge the 'experiment' until the Tour is over. Maybe they all get through the cobbled stage just fine and then I cant see them not winning against this field.

Honestly, I think it would be much better for the team were one of Nairo or Landa already down 15 minutes after the Roubaix stage. At least then you'd know who should be working for who. Landa has already said as much, that he isn't going to lift a finger for anyone if he is in the same situation as last year.
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16 May 2018 17:58

Valv.Piti wrote:Hmm. Lets wait to judge the 'experiment' until the Tour is over. Maybe they all get through the cobbled stage just fine and then I cant see them not winning against this field.


If they stay on their bike. Unzue be like: We like to take it day by day :D
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