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Teams & Riders The Great Big Cycling Transfers, Extensions, and Rumours Thread

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Hideto Nakane extended with EF, which, I would guess, means that Nippo are staying too.

Lets hope he actually spends time racing - He had 29 race days in 2021 - It's a joke how EF treated 3 or 4 of their riders not only in 2021, but in the truncated 2020 season.
 
Riwal just posted a picture of a new signing:

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They're just teasing.
 
Lets hope he actually spends time racing - He had 29 race days in 2021 - It's a joke how EF treated 3 or 4 of their riders not only in 2021, but in the truncated 2020 season.
Do you have any specific info about riders racing fewer race days than they actually wanted?

Sometimes there's an underlying issue, like with Hofland, who had barely raced at all but then it turned out he had severe health issues.

Nakane had a 75% DNF ratio until early June, so it's not given he was ready for a more intense racing calendar.
 
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Do you have any specific info about riders racing fewer race days than they actually wanted?

Sometimes there's an underlying issue, like with Hofland, who had barely raced at all but then it turned out he had severe health issues.

Nakane had a 75% DNF ratio until early June, so it's not given he was ready for a more intense racing calendar.
It's strange, Nakane has done well in races like the Japan Cup and top 10s in both the Tour of Japan Langkawi before, he should be decent in smaller races. IMO not a WT rider, but if you have a PCT team with a sponsor that is interested in Japan he's probably the 2nd best pick behind Arashiro.
If the smaller US races happen next season he wouldn't be a bad pick to send to those as a fast guy who can climb a bit.
 
Do you have any specific info about riders racing fewer race days than they actually wanted?

Sometimes there's an underlying issue, like with Hofland, who had barely raced at all but then it turned out he had severe health issues.

Nakane had a 75% DNF ratio until early June, so it's not given he was ready for a more intense racing calendar.

I posted around Mid Year on this very issue - There was a cohort of five or 6 riders who suffered from a lack of race days which continued into the second part of the year - Then if you remember when the 2020 season re-started EF only rode WT races which
Do you have any specific info about riders racing fewer race days than they actually wanted?

Sometimes there's an underlying issue, like with Hofland, who had barely raced at all but then it turned out he had severe health issues.

Nakane had a 75% DNF ratio until early June, so it's not given he was ready for a more intense racing calendar.

Posted mid-year about this issue. In 2021, nine riders completed less than 40 race days and five of these less than 30 days - Of course one or two would have suffered injury/illness BUT i doubt riders would be happy with this situation - Year 2020 was even worse because in the rebooted season, EF only rode WT races after the resumption of races after the COVID break. It's a strange situation.
 
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Well, in 2020 the issues were obvious for obvious reasons.

But I wondered if you had something more substantial (like an interview with a rider or something) about riders being unhappy with things. It's very much possible significantly more than one or two riders out of the group of 30 would have had their seasons heavily compromised due to health issues. I've already mentioned Hofland, but Will Barta had a broken femur in the winter and was unable to start racing until mid April. There may have been more issues I've never heard of, just like I hadn't known about Hofland's issues until he announced his retirement. Then you have guys like Morton or Howes who have a lot of commitments outside the road so they'll naturally tend to have fewer race days on the road too.
 
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Well, in 2020 the issues were obvious for obvious reasons.

But I wondered if you had something more substantial (like an interview with a rider or something) about riders being unhappy with things. It's very much possible significantly more than one or two riders out of the group of 30 would have had their seasons heavily compromised due to health issues. I've already mentioned Hofland, but Will Barta had a broken femur in the winter and was unable to start racing until mid April. There may have been more issues I've never heard of, just like I hadn't known about Hofland's issues until he announced his retirement. Then you have guys like Morton or Howes who have a lot of commitments outside the road so they'll naturally tend to have fewer race days on the road too.

Docker is your case in question - 17 race days in 2020 and 2021 - He did suffer an injury during the Benelux Tour which put him out for 3 weeks before PR, BUT until this time he had 12 race days.

In another example, Nakane just rode the Japanese National Championship two weeks ago.

It's a strange situation.
 
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