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Teams & Riders Cian Uijtdebroeks - From the wetlands to the top of cycling

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The thing is, cycling has become extremely short-lived.

One day, everyone is talking about Remco Evenepoel. Then Remco fails at Tourmalet and Vuelta, so no one speaks about him, any more.

Now people are talking about Uijtdebroeks. The next big deal. But if he should have a „jour sans“ himself, he‘s gone also?…

It was only this current week that I noticed that Gino Mäder was once third in final GC of the Tour de l‘Avenir. He‘s not alive, any more.

What I want to say: whether Cian joins Jumbo in 2024 or only in 2025 - what does it matter? Future might be bright for him, anyways. He has perfect conditions to develop at both teams, Jumbo AND Bora.

If Cian joins Jumbo for 2024, he will be able from the master himself, from Vingegaard. Perfect conditions. Plus Sepp Kuss, and van Aert.

At Bora, he‘d be able to learn from Roglic, and from Hindley. Also perfect conditions.

Let’s not forget: in the final GC of 2023 Vuelta, Cian was 8th; three ranks behind Mikel Landa (!), and almost four and a half minutes behind Mikel Landa (!).

Cian clearly wants to join Jumbo asap. But if he stays at Bora for 2024, he can learn from another master of the Grand Tours, which is Roglic. Also a decent option.

(And Remco slowly steps aside, and has a look at the „next generation“…). :)
 
Of course Bora tries to press out the max. amount of money. No way they can work togther with that douchebag. Maybe they can really stick it to him in a legal battle, maybe with a fee or a suspension from signing a pro contract. That would be nice.

All in all it would be great news if he leaves Bora or doesn't race for the anymore. He wouldn't stay under any circumstances long term and would a constanf, arrogant pain in the ass for alle his teamates the whole year.

Good riddance. He selected the right team I guess.
 
Of course Bora tries to press out the max. amount of money. No way they can work togther with that douchebag. Maybe they can really stick it to him in a legal battle, maybe with a fee or a suspension from signing a pro contract. That would be nice.

All in all it would be great news if he leaves Bora or doesn't race for the anymore. He wouldn't stay under any circumstances long term and would a constanf, arrogant pain in the ass for alle his teamates the whole year.

Good riddance. He selected the right team I guess.

Nah. That is too much.
 
I find Cian's behaviour and attitude off-putting, if not surprising, in one so young and, no matter the apparent raw talent, so far unproven in my eyes as a future TdF winner.

Remember the Remco hype as inevitable TdF winner? How has that played out so far? They both may yet succeed, but to take that as an article of faith is foolhardy and likely to be very expensive.
 
Because otherwise they won't get any money?

I don't think Bora really expect Uijtdebroeks to ride for their team next year. And clearly they feel they have a legal ground to still try to get something out of this. Although you have to wonder how much they really thought this through in the hour between Jumbo's press release and their own.
But if they concede there is no valid contract for next year, they know that they have no grounds to claim money for him, and therefore that this objection will only make them look petty and unprofessional. Again, why would they do that?