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

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People from Evenepoel's entourage according to today's L'Equipe: "Everyone knows that Remco will never ride for Plugge. When the merger will happen, he will just sign his contract (already written) with Ineos. In 5 minutes, it will be done."


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That would be pefect for cycling. Vingegaard new Jumbo, Roglic Bora and Evenepoel Ineos.
The question is, if Plugge still needs to do the merger without Evenepoel.
 
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People from Evenepoel's entourage according to today's L'Equipe: "Everyone knows that Remco will never ride for Plugge. When the merger will happen, he will just sign his contract (already written) with Ineos. In 5 minutes, it will be done."


View: https://twitter.com/faustocoppi60/status/1708379098211356872
Remco's team trying to run up the bag 😂

wouldn't surprise me if ineos are offering more than the €6m x 3yr deal that was leaked a while ago.
 
Jumbo's star riders have been underpaid for years. It's part of their 'win together' culture as underdogs. I think the agreement was riders earn less but get better support because the team used whatever money they had to buy other top riders on the market for extra strength in depth.

2 million or thereabouts per season has been the going rate since 2019. That's for Rog & Van Aert (according to all the cycling wages leaks).

The point is surely that'll explode now because Evenepoel is going to ask for a lot. If the new Visma merger team pays him what he wants, then I assume Vingegaard (his wife certainly) will be knocking on Plugge's door asking for something a 2x TdF champion 'deserves'. Then what will Wout van Aert think? It can snowball.
 
Jumbo's star riders have been underpaid for years. It's part of their 'win together' culture as underdogs. I think the agreement was riders earn less but get better support because the team used whatever money they had to buy other top riders on the market for extra strength in depth.

2 million or thereabouts per season has been the going rate since 2019. That's for Rog & Van Aert (according to all the cycling wages leaks).

The point is surely that'll explode now because Evenepoel is going to ask for a lot. If the new Visma merger team pays him what he wants, then I assume Vingegaard (his wife certainly) will be knocking on Plugge's door asking for something a 2x TdF champion 'deserves'. Then what will Wout van Aert think? It can snowball.
Agree, but after the leaks of what roglic and remco have been offered i would think Vingegaard has already started knocking on Plugge's door.
 
Let's see if he will be a new Andrés Ardila or a new Tadej Pogacar.
If it doesn't pan out, its not like they will lose that much, so its just a low risk-high reward kind of signing like all youngsters are. I think thats the big problem. They can just swing on every talent out there, and if 1/3 pans out, its still more than worth it. The rest doesn't really get a chance, unfortunately, and are left to fight for scraps and 2nd/3rd tier talents.