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

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You're right. They say negotiations are advanced, but not "a done deal". They also hint Movistar refused to sign Foss.

Surprised about it. I could not see him in other team outside the Spanish PCT.
Wondering if the idea was that as Ineos had supposedly got a pre-contract agreement with Foss and Movistar had supposedly got a pre-contract agreement with Rodríguez, Ineos were trying to use that as a means to play swapsies or something or as compensation for Movistar for breaking their pre-contract to keep Carlos, or if, given his money move to Ineos had broken down, Foss' agent offered him to Movistar as an alternative and they said no thanks, given Foss is older, less proven, two and a half years removed from his best showings and not from the team's primary market.
 
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You're right. They say negotiations are advanced, but not "a done deal". They also hint Movistar refused to sign Foss.

Surprised about it. I could not see him in other team outside the Spanish PCT.
I don't understand the move for INEOS at all. He has done almost nothing since 2019, and has done significantly less this year. Movistar hasn't even let him ride the Vuelta since COVID. Does he have characteristics that don't show up in the results that would cause a team to value him? All I remember for is running into the house during the Giro.
 
VINO!!!


(not a mid-season transfer)
Nico perfectly embodies the Astana downfall. Get ready to write down a lot of DNFs. Nepotism is a weird thing, but it is especially strange to just hand out a contract to trash when you are in a relegation battle like Astana is.
 
but it is especially strange to just hand out a contract to trash when you are in a relegation battle like Astana is.
I would be surprised if that's even a battle for Astana.

They've barely scored 60% of the points that the 18th team has so far and I think their roster is way weaker than any team inside top18 right now, I can't see a single rider that would be expected to score big all season for them. Not a sign of any big signings for 2024 either. They may have given up already. They've been pretty much a PRT level team for a while now.

That being said, every team has a place for a few riders that aren't going to contribute very much, it has minimal bearing on the UCI rankings what your 29th or 30th best rider does.
 
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Nico perfectly embodies the Astana downfall. Get ready to write down a lot of DNFs. Nepotism is a weird thing, but it is especially strange to just hand out a contract to trash when you are in a relegation battle like Astana is.

I wouldn't even call them part of the battle anymore imo. There's just no chance they make top 18. It's pretty much a joke that they still have that WT license.
 
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I would be surprised if that's even a battle for Astana.

They've barely scored 60% of the points that the 18th team has so far and I think their roster is way weaker than any team inside top18 right now, I can't see a single rider that would be expected to score big all season for them. Not a sign of any big signings for 2024 either. They may have given up already. They've been pretty much a PRT level team for a while now.

That being said, every team has a place for a few riders that aren't going to contribute very much, it has minimal bearing on the UCI rankings what your 29th or 30th best rider does.

Especially considering it's only the 20 most scoring riders who count.
 
must mean IPT is almost full then. Woods is missing on PCS (under contract till the end of 2025), and Einhorn staying should normally be a given as well.

According to Directvelo, also Floris van Tricht will join the team:


So that would bring them up to 28, and I would think Boivin, Goldstein or Berwick are legitimate contenders to stay as well. Or even Pozzovivo?
 
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must mean IPT is almost full then. Woods is missing on PCS (under contract till the end of 2025), and Einhorn staying should normally be a given as well.

According to Directvelo, also Floris van Tricht will join the team:


So that would bring them up to 28, and I would think Boivin, Goldstein or Berwick are legitimate contenders to stay as well. Or even Pozzovivo?

PCS have them at 25. Woods would be 26. Boivin and Einhorn should be "a lock". Van Tricht 29th rider.

Surprised that, apparently, Reynders only signed for one year.

Goldstein, Berwick or Reynders could indeed complete the squad.
 
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