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

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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.
Sheffield was looking to move this season like Tullet. But for whatever reason did not.
 
What has Cian done to "deserve leadership at a GT?
He finished his first GT ever on 8th place at the age of 20?

That alone would earn him the status of the next big thing in 2/3 of the current WT teams. If his current team won't give him that treatment, he may want to seek it elsewhere. May or may not, I don't sit in his head, but it wouldn't be an unrealistic outcome.
 
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He finished his first GT ever on 8th place at the age of 20?

That alone would earn him the status of the next big thing in 2/3 of the current WT teams. If his current team won't give him that treatment, he may want to seek it elsewhere. May or may not, I don't sit in his head, but it wouldn't be an unrealistic outcome.

Cycling has gone mad when 20 year old riders are expected to lead a world tour team in a GT.

Pog, Evenepoel, Ayuso, Rodriguez, Almeida, Martinez & now Uijtdebroeks. It's now going too far the other way, i.e. some people are now putting way, way too much pressure on young riders to have leadership.

When a rider is leader, he's expected to perform. Uijtdebroeks raced the Vuelta free of stress or pressure (other than his own personal desire to do well). Put him in a GT with leadership & the expectations which come from that position (like in the Giro, which is what some people are suggesting) & it's a whole different ball game.

Just because Pog did it for UAE, it doesn't mean it should become the norm. Uijtdebroeks could learn a lot from Roglič & that's exactly what Bora have in mind.
 
He finished his first GT ever on 8th place at the age of 20?

That alone would earn him the status of the next big thing in 2/3 of the current WT teams. If his current team won't give him that treatment, he may want to seek it elsewhere. May or may not, I don't sit in his head, but it wouldn't be an unrealistic outcome.
8th in a first GT in 1st year WT isn't that special anymore anyway. He's good, but not "the next big thing".
 
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He finished his first GT ever on 8th place at the age of 20?

That alone would earn him the status of the next big thing in 2/3 of the current WT teams. If his current team won't give him that treatment, he may want to seek it elsewhere. May or may not, I don't sit in his head, but it wouldn't be an unrealistic outcome.
Im sure this isn't an unrealistic and when riders want or feel they deserve sole leadership then they move - like Roglic - to achieve that. Many when they do that have a history of wins on their cv to warrant that.

20 year olds finishing top 10 in a GT is not uncommon know days. its the expected norm.
Ayuso was 19 when he was 3rd at Vuelta and still shares leadership with Almeida.

He can learn alot from Roglic, Hindley and even Buchmann by staying in Bora, if he feels he is above that, its better then he moves where he feels he gets #1 priority only.
 
This would be a huge mistake.

FDJ is a step down from Bora in every way, unless they're offering him a bag full of Pinot's salary. But the choice between money or riding for Bora in 2024 seems like an easy one, especially for a 20 year old neo pro whose best GC result (in his only GT) is 8th.
Why would it be a mistake? You don't know what sort of agreements were made between Cian and BORA. If said possible agreements were rescinded by the team, then it wouldn't be so much of a mistake, would it? Cian is not someone to get dazzled easily, but he won't allow for someone to play with his balls.
 
Why would it be a mistake? You don't know what sort of agreements were made between Cian and BORA. If said possible agreements were rescinded by the team, then it wouldn't be so much of a mistake, would it? Cian is not someone to get dazzled easily, but he won't allow for someone to play with his balls.

He's barely past puberty. What's there to play with?

I only half joke here as well, i.e. he's a prospect, not a star. His best place in a GT is 8th. What does he want from Bora exactly? A leadership status in the TdF?

I don't see how Rog's transfer into Bora affects Uitjtdebroeks or overlaps with his ambitions 'if' he's realistic & wants to continue improving. FDJ is absolutely not the place to improve, end of. And he'd have Gaudu & Martinez who're real rivals for 7th in GC.

I still refuse to believe this story for what it's worth, i.e. it makes no sense (& Patrick Broe from Lantern Rouge believes the guy is full of sh*t, so we'll see).
 
Francaise des Jeux is well known to successfully nurture young talents? Can't see at all why going there would be a mistake? Look at their young guns this season.

Bora, apart from 2019 and Hindley at the 2022 Giro d'Italia isn't exactly known for great development either. Who really got better there? It's a mediocre team.

Arguably the best Belgian cyclist of the last 20 years was developed at Francaise des Jeux. Successfully!
 
Bora, apart from 2019 and Hindley at the 2022 Giro d'Italia isn't exactly known for great development either. Who really got better there? It's a mediocre team.
Calling Bora a mediocre team is really harsh. In 2022 they were 4th in UCI team ranking and PCS team ranking and won 3 major stage races (Could have been 4 if Vlasov didn't have to DNF Tour de Suisse due to covid). They were ridiculed for signing too many "4th place" type of riders, yet they took several big wins with them.
 
And... that's Movistar (men's team) almost settled for next year:

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"Situation" suggests current state of play, not long term position. Clearly not settled, as they are required to have at least 7 more.

A bit odd to make an announcement like that of what is clearly an interim situation, I grant you.
All these extensions were reported from Marca some time ago, so I expect the incomings that were reported at the same time will also be accurate:
Apparently Movistar is almost full for next year according to MARCA.
https://www.marca.com/ciclismo/2023/09/27/6513c28446163fdda48b45f8.html

From before theyve had contracts with Aranburu, Guerreiro, Lazkano, Mas, Rangel, Romeo, Sosa & Samitier.

According to the article they will renew Jacobs, Cortina, Arcas, Barta, Gaviria, Rubio, Pedrero, Serrano, Torres, Muhlberger, Norsgaard & Oliveria.

And then they have apparently agreed with Cavagna, Formolo, Pelayo, Canal & Manlio Moro. Javi Romo and Jon Barrenetxea are also possible candidates.
In that case they might be up to 27 already.