No chance of ever having Basso and Contador in the team cars?View: https://twitter.com/cirogazzetta/status/1299730143079018499
Dario Andriotto (currently DS) will move into more of a manager type role (team scout?). Two people that could join the staff: Sean Yates (former DS for Discovery, Sky and Tinkoff) and Stefano Zanatta (former DS for Liquigas/Cannondale and Bardiani) , either as DS or one of them as team manager. Jesus Hernandez will continue as DS of course.
Also, the team will consist of around 20 riders, of which about 6 or 7 from the current Continental team, so we should see a big influx of new names.
Well, they do say the best riders aren't necessarily the best sports directors. I think Contador stated on several occasions he has no interest in that role on any team basically, not just for his own team. Basso seems a bit more involved in the team anyway, so maybe, but the manager/mentor type role suits him well I feel.No chance of ever having Basso and Contador in the team cars?
With two WT teams in jeopardy some riders will be forced to take a step down, however I don't think Eolo will have the budget to get many bargains. They probably only have budget for 1 or 2 semi big names. They can't buy stars like Arkea or Cofidis in the past.It's hard to see them achieve the level of Alpecin or Arkea. However, to enter the Giro their competition probably is more like Bardiani, Sidermec and Vini Zabu.
Aru would help Eolo a lot getting into races.
Nizzolo and Moschetti should ride on WT level.
I really don't know what bigger names could join them. They could prey directly on their Giro wild card competition.
I'm sure they'll be able to fill a decent roster. The names you mentioned from NTT riders feel like a good match. Strange however that there are no rumours of riders joining them, except Aru.With two WT teams in jeopardy some riders will be forced to take a step down, however I don't think Eolo will have the budget to get many bargains. They probably only have budget for 1 or 2 semi big names. They can't buy stars like Arkea or Cofidis in the past.
Battaglin could be an option. I think Visconti feels at home at Vini Zabu, but I read somewhere that the team could be in trouble. Luisle I think could get a contract with several WT teams.I'm sure they'll be able to fill a decent roster. The names you mentioned from NTT riders feel like a good match. Strange however that there are no rumours of riders joining them, except Aru.
I'd like to see Eolo have some kind of development team for younger riders, with 1-2 experienced riders. CCC's Geschke would be awesome, but I am not sure about the cultural fit. More likely are Visconti, Wackermann, Bataglin. Luis-Leon Sanchez maybe?
I did notice that DS Jesus Hernandez recently followed Pacioni on Instagram which seemed a bit random. Ravasi could be an interesting signing, taking a step back could help his progress. His first two years at UAE were decent but last two years were poor.Rumours about Tirols Samuele Rivi and Friulis Davide Bais (little brother of Mattia) joining from U23 ranks. Furthermore Luca Pacioni and Edward Ravasi should be joining. All based on Tuttobiciweb.
He obviously has a lot of potential but I think a step up to WT would be too early for him. I expected a lot from him in Baby Giro but his performance was hugely disappointing. Staying with Kometa for another year should prepare him well for 2022.Good for him and good for the team. Fancellu started the season strong but since the restart he was really disappointing.