That's irrelevant since WT isn't based directly on WT points. What is important is what place in the extended WT ranking a rider ends up and that won't be decided until after Lombardia.WillyWoet said:
118 as it stands atm... i counted davis as he is pretty much 100% for the team..an howard has 4..WillyWoet said:
I think the listing of potential teams and stating it will have some weak squads at races is a little disingenuous, you could easily look at AG2R's line-ups for races and see them as weak or look at Euskatel's team in any of the Belgian classics and say they are weak. In the current WT environment it is difficult for teams to field strong teams in all three GTs and all the other races in the WT calendar. BMC had a team which won the TdF and yet fielded a very weak team at the Giro.luckyboy said:I don't think first-year teams should be fast-tracked straight to the WorldTour. Ferminal's outlining of the potential team isn't changing that opinion.
Why are they ignoring Teklehaimanot?Ferminal said:The first of our international signings to be announced today - A Tour de France & Giro d'Italia stage winner....
Yep but will they take the risk on him, especially when they are looking at the AIS boys? Did Morton go through that program at all?Sasquatch said:If GreenEdge want Morton they need to sign him up now before Garmin sign him up for 2 years.
ACF may not be so fond of this version of the marriage - Renshaw to OrangeEDGE (Rabobank) http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/wi..._.html?cid=rssPCutter said:It's a Dutch Mafia/ACF marriage made in heaven! GreenEdge, bringing the CN forum together
No he went to america as an U19 or U23 as JV had already picked him up from him racing there when he was with Real Aussie Kids. As far as I know Cycling Australia never offered him a spot in the AIS programTuarts said:Why are they ignoring Teklehaimanot?
Weening isn't a big surprise but at least its confirmed. He has some climbing pedigree which should be hard to come by in this team you'd think.
Yep but will they take the risk on him, especially when they are looking at the AIS boys? Did Morton go through that program at all?
OrangeEDGE....v funny. I hope that sticks.Nearly said:ACF may not be so fond of this version of the marriage - Renshaw to OrangeEDGE (Rabobank) http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/wi..._.html?cid=rss
I am not sure that Morton would go to GreenEdge. In this recent interview, http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/interview-morton-eyes-garmin-cervelo-upgrade-in-the-future he saysSasquatch said:If GreenEdge want Morton they need to sign him up now before Garmin sign him up for 2 years.
Seems to have a bit of swipe at Australian cycling and seems set on joining Garmin. Of course Garmin may not want him although that seems unlikely given his obvious talent.CN: Do you think you will be a member of the Garmin-Cervelo ProTeam in the near future?
LM: Yes, it defiantly feels like the natural progression but I'm certainly not forcing it. I'm totally aware of how large of a step it is and I know that just because you can podium in NRC races doesn't mean you can even finish WorldTour races. That being said, I would like to continue progressing forward with Slipstream Sports. They put faith in me two years ago when I was still a Junior. I can't even get that faith from my national team now. I don't forget these things.
Well Hendo's off but not to GE it seems - per Lucybears on the Transfers thread http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site...a.asp?id=42004ingsve said:Well, it's not like Hendo hasn't gotten any chances at Sky. He had 19 podium finishes so far while at Sky which is more than the 12 he got at Columbia in two years and with all the sprinter types that are rumored as going to GE I doubt he would be getting any more chances there than he currently gets at Sky. The main thing would be the Tour but the competition to be on the Tour squad is probably just as hard at GE as it is at Sky.
Lachie doesn't want to go to Greenedge any time in the near future. I think he said this in a velonation interview some time ago. He says he will be loyal to JV who put faith in him and I think he might have someting against Bannan too. Maybe when he is a GC contender Greenedge will spash enough money at him to have him...LukeSchmid said:I am not sure that Morton would go to GreenEdge. In this recent interview, http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/interview-morton-eyes-garmin-cervelo-upgrade-in-the-future
Nearly said:Well Hendo's off but not to GE it seems - per Lucybears on the Transfers thread http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site...a.asp?id=42004
Such a miserable process, especially when they are just revealing signings they made weeks/months ago.NickBVK said:Tomorrow morning they will tweet a clue as to their rider and in the afternoon they will announce a new signing.
Perhaps stalling while they finish off negotiations with a potentially big name. Positive thinking! But yes incredibly tedious.Ferminal said:Such a miserable process, especially when they are just revealing signings they made weeks/months ago.
Last year the provisional list was released November 20 and the final list December 10.Andy99 said:When do we find out if they have said licence?