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Transfers and Rumours 2018 > 2019

15 Feb 2018 22:40

Just what is it that you want to do?

Well, we wanna be free... we wanna be free to do what we wanna do

And we wanna get loaded and we wanna have a good time

And that's what we're gonna do

We're gonna have a good time

We're gonna have a party

It's time for this year's transfer rumours thread.
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16 Feb 2018 16:39

Somehow I've heard Geraint Thomas' name several times already when it comes to possible transfers in the future, including Eurosport. It would be a more than understandable move away from Team Sky, given his age and his explicit ambitions to be a GT (as in Grand Tour) leader.

I could see him riding for Trek-Segafredo, but that's nothing more than my own gut feeling.
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16 Feb 2018 17:40

Expect Mitchelton Scott to have another crack - Though he is wanted for one week stage races and classics.
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16 Feb 2018 19:07

wouterkaas wrote:Somehow I've heard Geraint Thomas' name several times already when it comes to possible transfers in the future, including Eurosport. It would be a more than understandable move away from Team Sky, given his age and his explicit ambitions to be a GT (as in Grand Tour) leader.

I could see him riding for Trek-Segafredo, but that's nothing more than my own gut feeling.


He's known for going into overdrive bandying his name to the media every time his contract is up, and making statements about how "this time" he's considering leaving. He's done it and gotten a wage rise a few times already.

Don't put much stock into it. Especially with Froome possibly facing a ban.
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16 Feb 2018 20:36

I've seen super-Tadej Pogacar rumoured to have signed for UAE already. Anyone have confirmation/source?
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16 Feb 2018 20:50

laarsland wrote:I've seen super-Tadej Pogacar rumoured to have signed for UAE already. Anyone have confirmation/source?

PCS have him listed as signed and I haven't been able to catch them on a mistake yet (last year the were even a day or two earlier than our colombian posters to announce the signing of Soto by Caja). So I would say it's a done deal.
The Day Team Sky disappears from cycling I'll truly enjoy watching a mountainous Grand Tour stage again -- former Milan-San Remo winner I interviewed.
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16 Feb 2018 20:52

Confirmed transfers so far:

Remco Evenpoel --> Hagens Bermans
Tadej Pogacar --> UAE
Robert Stannard --> Mitchelton Scott
Luca Covili --> Bardiani CSF
Alan Riou --> Fortuneo-Samsic
Joris Nieuwenhuis --> Team Sunweb
The Day Team Sky disappears from cycling I'll truly enjoy watching a mountainous Grand Tour stage again -- former Milan-San Remo winner I interviewed.
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16 Feb 2018 20:53

I would guess a lot of the transfer action this year will depend on the future of BMC.
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16 Feb 2018 21:55

Victor Lafay to Cofidis and Aurelien Paret-Peintre to AG2R, both start as stagiaires in August though.
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16 Feb 2018 22:17

GenericBoonenFan wrote:Confirmed transfers so far:

Remco Evenpoel --> Hagens Bermans
Tadej Pogacar --> UAE
Robert Stannard --> Mitchelton Scott
Luca Covili --> Bardiani CSF
Alan Riou --> Fortuneo-Samsic
Joris Nieuwenhuis --> Team Sunweb


Gerben Thijssen --> Lotto Soudal
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17 Feb 2018 00:34

Karel Vacek a very talented young climber (still a junior this year, is linker to axeon for 2019)
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17 Feb 2018 01:14

GuyIncognito wrote:
wouterkaas wrote:Somehow I've heard Geraint Thomas' name several times already when it comes to possible transfers in the future, including Eurosport. It would be a more than understandable move away from Team Sky, given his age and his explicit ambitions to be a GT (as in Grand Tour) leader.

I could see him riding for Trek-Segafredo, but that's nothing more than my own gut feeling.


He's known for going into overdrive bandying his name to the media every time his contract is up, and making statements about how "this time" he's considering leaving. He's done it and gotten a wage rise a few times already.

Don't put much stock into it. Especially with Froome possibly facing a ban.


If Froome doesn't 'get a ban, I can see him leaving....probably!
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17 Feb 2018 01:42

I doubt it. Even with BMC offering a lot of money he didn't leave last time.

But he'll definitely tell the media he's considering leaving.....again.
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17 Feb 2018 07:22

I suspect if BMC folds then Porte will create an interesting selection dilemma for teams - Do you employ him as a GC contender or a one week stage racer.
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19 Feb 2018 10:39

yaco wrote:I suspect if BMC folds then Porte will create an interesting selection dilemma for teams - Do you employ him as a GC contender or a one week stage racer.

I think this year will be crucial to that decision, given his age and his history on GT's so far.
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25 Feb 2018 20:41

According to PCS Remco Evenepoel rides for Hagens Berman Axeon in 2019.
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25 Feb 2018 20:49

Soudal and Ridley interested in upping the budget in order to contract GvA next year and WvA the year after.
The Day Team Sky disappears from cycling I'll truly enjoy watching a mountainous Grand Tour stage again -- former Milan-San Remo winner I interviewed.
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25 Feb 2018 21:03

GenericBoonenFan wrote:Soudal and Ridley interested in upping the budget in order to contract GvA next year and WvA the year after.


that would mean the current deal of the 3 sponsor, Ridley-Lotto-Soudal would be prolonged after 2020 (they surely would offer more than just a 1 year 2020 contract to WvA)
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27 Feb 2018 03:24

Would that be Boonen's job? bring those kind of guys and sponsors to make it possible??
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Re: Transfers and Rumours 2018 > 2019

27 Feb 2018 12:33

according to beppe conti (italian journalist tuttospost + rai), in case the team sky should close (froome doping + intrest in a SKY motoGP team) these could be the transfers :

puccio + moscon to bahrain merida
kwiat to quicksetp
bernal to movistar
poels to lotto nl
rosa to mitchelton
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