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The classics have already been priority for Powless for a long time. The sheer fact that he rode cobbled races last spring and how packed his early season calendar was confirms that. While his performance in stage races can be inconsistent, his 2023 TdF form was much worse than his usual form in stage races.
He had really good form at the start of the season and through the spring. Probably not surprising he didn’t have the same form in July.
 
He had really good form at the start of the season and through the spring. Probably not surprising he didn’t have the same form in July.
I think he suffered from the crashes during the Ardennes campaign, which I think affected his training preparation for TdF and his form didn't recover until San Sebastian.

It's not so much that his TdF form wasn't his peak form, it was the worst Powless I've seen in a long time.
 
That means all of the most important riders except Cort and M. Van den Berg are already confirmed to stay. Hopefully the latter will remain with the team as well.

So according to PCS these current EF riders are not under contract for anyone next season

 
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Wow that's a big list..management as disappointed with EF results as I was
It's actually riders with 2024 contracts that underdelivered the most compared to expectations- Carapaz, Piccolo, Honore, Chaves, Uran...

FirstCycling has Steinhauser down for 2024.

Of the remaining I'd reckon the following will stay on:
Amador
Caicedo
Doull
Eiking
Quinn
Shaw
Julius van den Berg
Marijn van den Berg- unless he's been poached (which I see as only candidate of these)
That's assuming there are no more outside signings on the way, but I'm not sure about that because there have been rumours about a few others like Markel Beloki and Harry Sweeny.

It wouldn't surprise me if Eiking left.

Amador is Carapaz' friend and I think that's the best he has going for him ATM because on performance alone he didn't really deserve a contract extension IMO.

M. Van den Berg would be the biggest loss so hopefully they'll keep him. Quinn and Shaw are riders definetely worth keeping too but some of the remaining spots surely will go to riders preferring flatter races because there's few too few of them under contract right now. Doull had a decent season so I would like to keep him but TBH I would like to see at least 2 outside signings in that department- one guy who can add strength to cobbled races and one guy who can sprint. But looking at everything, my wish is unlikely to come true. It feels like there's no way so many of current riders are going to leave to make place for even more new signings as EF is already bringing 5 neo-pros as of confirmed transfers by now + Valgren is coming back.
 
It's actually riders with 2024 contracts that underdelivered the most compared to expectations- Carapaz, Piccolo, Honore, Chaves, Uran...


That's assuming there are no more outside signings on the way, but I'm not sure about that because there have been rumours about a few others like Markel Beloki and Harry Sweeny.

It wouldn't surprise me if Eiking left.

Amador is Carapaz' friend and I think that's the best he has going for him ATM because on performance alone he didn't really deserve a contract extension IMO.

M. Van den Berg would be the biggest loss so hopefully they'll keep him. Quinn and Shaw are riders definetely worth keeping too but some of the remaining spots surely will go to riders preferring flatter races because there's few too few of them under contract right now. Doull had a decent season so I would like to keep him but TBH I would like to see at least 2 outside signings in that department- one guy who can add strength to cobbled races and one guy who can sprint. But looking at everything, my wish is unlikely to come true. It feels like there's no way so many of current riders are going to leave to make place for even more new signings as EF is already bringing 5 neo-pros as of confirmed transfers by now + Valgren is coming back.
Very confused about what Uran and Chavez bring to the table both are solid riders but not too dynamic or punchy don't see them off the front for a win in stage races or significant 1 day events.
 
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I think he suffered from the crashes during the Ardennes campaign, which I think affected his training preparation for TdF and his form didn't recover until San Sebastian.

It's not so much that his TdF form wasn't his peak form, it was the worst Powless I've seen in a long time.
And yet he still had a pretty good WCRR on what was by all accounts a brutally hard course. Not sure why he was bad in the tour.
 
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24th win of the season with Carr in Langkawi. Ammatipyoraili on Twitter reports EF didn't have so many wins in a season since 2011.
Haven't checked if true, but all in all I would consider it a good season, despite some of their top riders underperforming.
I think the number of wins is largely due to targetting smaller races a lot more this year, not due to the team performing better.

The number of WT wins paints a largely different picture:
2023: 4
2022: 3
2021: 11
2020: 8
2019: 4

Carr and Cepeda have had good seasons, though. And Van der Lee's first appearance in EF's colours was promising today.
 
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I think the number of wins is largely due to targetting smaller races a lot more this year, not due to the team performing better.

The number of WT wins paints a largely different picture:
2023: 4
2022: 3
2021: 11
2020: 8
2019: 4

Carr and Cepeda have had good seasons, though. And Van der Lee's first appearance in EF's colours was promising today.
That is an eye popping list.
I had to go investigate 2021 to remind myself.
Magnus Cort with 4 WT wins
Bissegger with 3 WT wins

 
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