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

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Having watched Uijtdebroeks in his interviews I can't imagine him ever being angry. He seemed more surprised about Vlasov attacking him, as in "what's this guy doing". I also think Marc Lamberts joining the team is partly because of Uijtdebroeks.

On the other hand, what will riding on the front for Roglic teach him that he doesn't already know.
It has nothing to do with Uijtdebroeks as reference.
 
Looking at how Ineos "developed" Sivakov I would politely decline their contact offer if I was Uijtdebroeks!
Not sure he's the best example? Great first year at Ineos, but during the Covid years his limitations became apparent (mediocre bike handler and descender). Ineos improved the latter for him and Martinez last year, so maybe they and Cian would be a good match?

Dunbar is possibly a better example of a rider Ineos didn't seem to use very well?
 
Not sure he's the best example? Great first year at Ineos, but during the Covid years his limitations became apparent (mediocre bike handler and descender).
Also I think Sivakov has just never been a tier one talent. When he was winning lots of stuff in the U23 ranks, it was through long solo raids where his superior endurance made the difference. A bit like Leo Hayter won the Baby Giro. Sivakov wasn't quite among the best in straight up battles on the final climbs or in the time trials against the other top talents. He's still a very good rider though.
 
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Hmm. So Ineos is still an option? Otherwise, there wouldn't really by any reason to beat around the bush.
 
Also I think Sivakov has just never been a tier one talent. When he was winning lots of stuff in the U23 ranks, it was through long solo raids where his superior endurance made the difference. A bit like Leo Hayter won the Baby Giro. Sivakov wasn't quite among the best in straight up battles on the final climbs or in the time trials against the other top talents. He's still a very good rider though.
Yeah, my impression ist that Pavel was already training like a pro at a really Young age and had little room legt to improve after turning pro.
 
And Uijtdebroeks rode an amazing Vuelta and is still developing. If they put him in domestique duty he’ll just leave
8th at the Vuelta doesn’t mean he should be getting leadership over a rider like Hindley who won a GT last season and was a podium contender at this years Tour until his crash. I do think he deserves leadership over Vlasov who is a consistent rider at GT level but not a genuine GT contender.
 
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8th at the Vuelta doesn’t mean he should be getting leadership over a rider like Hindley who won a GT last season and was a podium contender at this years Tour until his crash. I do think he deserves leadership over Vlasov who is a consistent rider at GT level but not a genuine GT contender.
That's not the point, though.

Roglic doesn't deserve getting leadership over a rider like Vingegaard. He left for a team where that will not be a consideration. The same could happen to Uijtdebroeks if he doesn't get enough chances for himself.
 
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Carlos Rodridguez is the real deal, so Ineos will be fine. He can actually climb.

With riders like Pidcock, Sheffield, Arensman, Hayter, Tarling... they have a lot of talent on their roster.

Ganna is still there as well.

They have a good squad. Will be interesting to see what signings they announce in the coming weeks.
 
That's not the point, though.

Roglic doesn't deserve getting leadership over a rider like Vingegaard. He left for a team where that will not be a consideration. The same could happen to Uijtdebroeks if he doesn't get enough chances for himself.

What has Cian done to "deserve leadership at a GT? He has not won a Pro race, He has not won or podiumed at a WT Week long Stage race yet. He has been to all these races as co-leader so the support and chances were there for him.

I am not picking on or discrediting him, he is a huge talent, but Tadej for example despite his early season wins in Algarve, California etc still gave him Co leadership into the Vuelta and Tour of which he won the latter.

Using cases to compare only
 
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