And then Uno-X needs to sign Zigart before the rumoured UAE women's team gets founded, so they can lure in Pogacar as well. Of course he would have to obtain a Danish or Norwegian passport too to make it work, but that's a minor detail.So, after next year? If Bjerg doesn't extend with UAE.
Except the CN article states that discussions with other teams never reached the advanced stage.It's possible that's how he felt, until that August morning.
And another step was/will be taken with Markus' transfer to Trek. There is, as far as I know, only one Hulgaard.
It's sad to see the riders of my generation all retiring. If I didn't have the Irish guys to cheer for in my early days of watching I don't think I would have tuned in to the TdF long enough to become a full time cycling fan.Three (high-profile) gentlemen retiring this year: Dan Martin, Nico Roche and André Greipel. All of them while still being competitive (Dan Martin close to his best, Roche and Greipel far from their prime but still competitive)
Glad they were able to enjoy and be somewhat of a factor in their last races.
You still haven't answered when either article was from. Unless you by "There was a follow up article" means this article:
I was referring to two articles that appeared on the CN website in the last three days - The first article was a patched up news article which showed parts of Roche's retirement statement from his instagram account, while the second article was a long-form interview with Shane Stokes. Why don't you ask Cycling News where they sourced the article ? Media platfoms often share news stories, so effectively not every article on CN is written by a CN journalist.You still haven't answered when either article was from. Unless you by "There was a follow up article" means this article:
Nicolas Roche announces retirement from pro cycling | Cyclingnews
And of course that still doesn't answer when the first article was from.
Interesting his comments about 'compliance' for nutrition, race tactics etc - DSM probably not the best place for an experienced rider who does not like every aspect of his career dictated by his team