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

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Well, according to PCS - who we know only updates their lists once a signing/extention has been confirmed by the team - QS is still only at 25, with Moscon. So, remind me who the last two riders rumoured to join/have extended are.
Of course, it is possible that the last two riders have in fact been announced, but that PCS just hasn't seen it yet.

Paul Magnier is one of them.
 
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James Knox has extended and Paul Magnier is in. They were the 25th and 26th riders on the roster.

PS: Several teams have cut down their roster to 27 / 28 riders and are relying on completing squads with youngsters from their devo team, allowing them to save a bit of budget and use u23 riders to fill-in race schedules rather than using more expensive riders "simply to make numbers".
 
James Knox has extended and Paul Magnier is in. They were the 25th and 26th riders on the roster.

PS: Several teams have cut down their roster to 27 / 28 riders and are relying on completing squads with youngsters from their devo team, allowing them to save a bit of budget and use u23 riders to fill-in race schedules rather than using more expensive riders "simply to make numbers".
Thats just the economy these days.
 
Budget constraint is more likely than Lefevere being stupid
I would ride for free! I could fetch bottles in small races . I would give my all for Fausto every race, work and suffer like an animal. Maybe we could get a couple of other amatuers from the forum who are happy to give up their weekends and go to levevre, and say, you call us if you need a guy to go in breakaway at Nokere korse or clasica Almeria. Just pay us with a good pasta and we go to work on Monday with a story to tell. No money spent.
 
I would ride for free! I could fetch bottles in small races . I would give my all for Fausto every race, work and suffer like an animal. Maybe we could get a couple of other amatuers from the forum who are happy to give up their weekends and go to levevre, and say, you call us if you need a guy to go in breakaway at Nokere korse or clasica Almeria. Just pay us with a good pasta and we go to work on Monday with a story to tell. No money spent.

Pretty sure that wouldn't be allowed.
 
Good for both parties. Corratec is making this year the signings expected. Bonifazio, Mareczko, Sbaragli will give them placings, some victories and points. Monaco and Mark Stewart are good reinforcements as well.

DSM just announced the expected Van den Berg and Liepins.

Notable riders that apparently remain on the market: De la Cruz (guess he has a contract), Eiking, Pernsteiner, Postlberger, Gebhrezhabier, Kudus and Dombrowski.

Cimolai, Edet, Amador, Grondahl Jansen as well but i would expect them all to retire for diferent reasons (age and injuries / illnesses, or a combination of both factors).
 
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That list from PCS, with my guesses

Ordered by teams where they are out of contact, number with teams is how many they have on the books for next year (according to PCS)
DepartingRiderageMy guess
AG2R Citroën Team (23)
Naesen Lawrence
31​
Does his brother still hold enough sway for him to get a Juraj renewal?
Raugel Antoine
24​
Go Sport Roubaix ???
Alpecin-Deceuninck (30)
De Bondt Dries
32​
Team captain at Bingoal if he doesn't become an asst DS somewhere.
Mareczko Jakub
29​
Do Corratec ride Asian races often? EDIT: Coreect!!!
Stannard Robert
25​
Naughty step
Astana Qazaqstan Team (27)
Basso Leonardo
29​
retire, even if not voluntarily.
de la Cruz David
34​
Caja Rural (if not fatally wounded by Ilex) or Burgos
Dombrowski Joe
32​
I'd say EF, but he's already played that card. Burgos have a few Anglophones.
Laas Martin
30​
ATT Investments/HRE Mazowsze (yes, I looked up the spelling)
Natarov Yuriy
26​
No Khazakh PT to go to, so probably Almaty Motors
Nibali Antonio
31​
Can Vincenzo fit him in at Q36.5? Otherwise Polti
Nurlykhassym Nurbergen
23​
No Khazakh PT to go to, so probably Almaty Motors
Riabushenko Alexandr
28​
If not for his nationality, I'd say a Polish or Czech PT team: China Glory or similar?
Scaroni Christian
26​
Should still be worth WT ride: Ag2R?
Zeits Andrey
36​
DS contract
Bahrain - Victorious (27)
Pernsteiner Hermann
33​
retire, even if not voluntarily.
BORA - hansgrohe (28)
Aleotti Giovanni
24​
re-sign, or Ag2R
Bennett Sam
33​
Is that AG2R rumour still alive?
Fabbro Matteo
28​
re-sign
Koretzky Victor
29​
Enough of this tarmac stuff.
Palzer Anton
30​
Does he still ski?
Cofidis (30)
Carvalho Andre
26​
Efapel/Glassdrive
Cimolai Davide
34​
Bardiani
Lafay Victor
27​
He seems the archetypal Ag2R rider
EF Education-EasyPost (26)
Amador Andrey
37​
retire, even if not voluntarily, asst DS somewhere
Caicedo Jonathan Klever
30​
Stay?
Doull Owain
30​
some odd deal with British Cycling and a UK team
Eiking Odd Christian
28​
Uno-X looks full, might not be good for him.
Kudus Merhawi
29​
Intermarche
Quinn Sean
23​
Possibly my most left field prediction: Ineos
Scully Tom
33​
retire, even if not voluntarily
Shaw James
27​
Stay? FdJ?
van den Berg Julius
27​
Intermarche? TDT Unibet if not. EDIT: wrong, DSM
Wiśniowski Łukasz
31​
Total Energies
INEOS Grenadiers (26)
Wurf Cameron
40​
Tried to retire 2 years ago. This time he can.
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty (26)
Johansen Julius
24​
Corratec (I'd say he deserves better, but better Pro Teams look full)
Jumbo-Visma (27)
Foss Tobias
26​
Victim of rumour mill: stay on reduced terms?
Movistar Team (28)
González Abner
23​
Kern Pharma
Soudal - Quick Step (25)
Knox James
28​
Staying (seems certain, though not on PCS)
Team Arkéa Samsic (28)
Edet Nicolas
35​
retire, even if not voluntarily
Ries Michel
25​
Total Energies
Team DSM (28)
Heinschke Leon
24​
Lotto Kern Haus
Rodenberg Frederik
25​
Back to Colo Quick
Team Jayco AlUla (29)
Balmer Alexandre
23​
Polti
Grmay Tsgabu
32​
retire, even if not voluntarily
Jansen Amund Grøndahl
29​
Uno-X looks full, might not be good for him.
Pöstlberger Lukas
31​
Voralberg/Felbemayr
Trek (28)
Ghebreigzabhier Amanuel
29​
Intermarche? Caja Rural?
Hellemose Asbjørn
24​
Polti
Liepiņš Emīls
31​
retire, even if not voluntarily EDIT: Very wrong, DSM
Tolhoek Antwan
29​
TDT Unibet
UAE Team Emirates (28)
Hodeg Álvaro José
27​
I fear that recovery isn't going to happen. Try a MAL/Quintana year at home, so Medellin.
Vink Michael
31​
retire, even if not voluntarily

FdJ is the only team not represented: they have 28 riders under contract for 2024.
 
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That list from PCS, with my guesses

Ordered by teams where they are out of contact, number with teams is how many they have on the books for next year (according to PCS)
DepartingRiderageMy guess
AG2R Citroën Team (23)
Naesen Lawrence
31​
Does his brother still hold enough sway for him to get a Juraj renewal?
Raugel Antoine
24​
Go Sport Roubaix ???
Alpecin-Deceuninck (30)
De Bondt Dries
32​
Team captain at Bingoal if he doesn't become an asst DS somewhere.
Mareczko Jakub
29​
Do Corratec ride Asian races often?
Stannard Robert
25​
Naughty step
Astana Qazaqstan Team (27)
Basso Leonardo
29​
retire, even if not voluntarily.
de la Cruz David
34​
Caja Rural (if not fatally wounded by Ilex) or Burgos
Dombrowski Joe
32​
I'd say EF, but he's already played that card. Burgos have a few Anglophones.
Laas Martin
30​
ATT Investments/HRE Mazowsze (yes, I looked up the spelling)
Natarov Yuriy
26​
No Khazakh PT to go to, so probably Almaty Motors
Nibali Antonio
31​
Can Vincenzo fit him in at Q36.5? Otherwise Polti
Nurlykhassym Nurbergen
23​
No Khazakh PT to go to, so probably Almaty Motors
Riabushenko Alexandr
28​
If not for his nationality, I'd say a Polish or Czech PT team: China Glory or similar?
Scaroni Christian
26​
Should still be worth WT ride: Ag2R?
Zeits Andrey
36​
DS contract
Bahrain - Victorious (27)
Pernsteiner Hermann
33​
retire, even if not voluntarily.
BORA - hansgrohe (28)
Aleotti Giovanni
24​
re-sign, or Ag2R
Bennett Sam
33​
Is that AG2R rumour still alive?
Fabbro Matteo
28​
re-sign
Koretzky Victor
29​
Enough of this tarmac stuff.
Palzer Anton
30​
Does he still ski?
Cofidis (30)
Carvalho Andre
26​
Efapel/Glassdrive
Cimolai Davide
34​
Bardiani
Lafay Victor
27​
He seems the archetypal Ag2R rider
EF Education-EasyPost (26)
Amador Andrey
37​
retire, even if not voluntarily, asst DS somewhere
Caicedo Jonathan Klever
30​
Stay?
Doull Owain
30​
some odd deal with British Cycling and a UK deal
Eiking Odd Christian
28​
Uno-X looks full, might not be good for him.
Kudus Merhawi
29​
Intermarche
Quinn Sean
23​
Possibly my most left field prediction: Ineos
Scully Tom
33​
retire, even if not voluntarily
Shaw James
27​
Stay? FdJ?
van den Berg Julius
27​
Intermarche? TDT Unibet if not.
Wiśniowski Łukasz
31​
Total Energies
INEOS Grenadiers (26)
Wurf Cameron
40​
Tried to retire 2 years ago. This time he can.
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty (26)
Johansen Julius
24​
Corratec (I'd say he deserves better, but better Pro Teams look full)
Jumbo-Visma (27)
Foss Tobias
26​
Victim of rumour mill: stay on reduced terms?
Movistar Team (28)
González Abner
23​
Kern Pharma
Soudal - Quick Step (25)
Knox James
28​
Staying (seems certain, though not on PCS)
Team Arkéa Samsic (28)
Edet Nicolas
35​
retire, even if not voluntarily
Ries Michel
25​
Total Energies
Team DSM (28)
Heinschke Leon
24​
Lotto Kern Haus
Rodenberg Frederik
25​
Back to Colo Quick
Team Jayco AlUla (29)
Balmer Alexandre
23​
Polti
Grmay Tsgabu
32​
retire, even if not voluntarily
Jansen Amund Grøndahl
29​
Uno-X looks full, might not be good for him.
Pöstlberger Lukas
31​
Voralberg/Felbemayr
Trek (28)
Ghebreigzabhier Amanuel
29​
Intermarche? Caja Rural?
Hellemose Asbjørn
24​
Polti
Liepiņš Emīls
31​
retire, even if not voluntarily
Tolhoek Antwan
29​
TDT Unibet
UAE Team Emirates (28)
Hodeg Álvaro José
27​
I fear that recovery isn't going to happen. Try a MAL/Quintana year at home, so Medellin.
Vink Michael
31​
retire, even if not voluntarily

FdJ is the only team not represented: they have 28 riders under contract for 2024.
Dries De Bondt is heavily rumoured to Ag2r
 
That list from PCS, with my guesses

Ordered by teams where they are out of contact, number with teams is how many they have on the books for next year (according to PCS)
DepartingRiderageMy guess
AG2R Citroën Team (23)
Naesen Lawrence
31​
Does his brother still hold enough sway for him to get a Juraj renewal?
Raugel Antoine
24​
Go Sport Roubaix ???
Alpecin-Deceuninck (30)
De Bondt Dries
32​
Team captain at Bingoal if he doesn't become an asst DS somewhere.
Mareczko Jakub
29​
Do Corratec ride Asian races often? EDIT: Coreect!!!
Stannard Robert
25​
Naughty step
Astana Qazaqstan Team (27)
Basso Leonardo
29​
retire, even if not voluntarily.
de la Cruz David
34​
Caja Rural (if not fatally wounded by Ilex) or Burgos
Dombrowski Joe
32​
I'd say EF, but he's already played that card. Burgos have a few Anglophones.
Laas Martin
30​
ATT Investments/HRE Mazowsze (yes, I looked up the spelling)
Natarov Yuriy
26​
No Khazakh PT to go to, so probably Almaty Motors
Nibali Antonio
31​
Can Vincenzo fit him in at Q36.5? Otherwise Polti
Nurlykhassym Nurbergen
23​
No Khazakh PT to go to, so probably Almaty Motors
Riabushenko Alexandr
28​
If not for his nationality, I'd say a Polish or Czech PT team: China Glory or similar?
Scaroni Christian
26​
Should still be worth WT ride: Ag2R?
Zeits Andrey
36​
DS contract
Bahrain - Victorious (27)
Pernsteiner Hermann
33​
retire, even if not voluntarily.
BORA - hansgrohe (28)
Aleotti Giovanni
24​
re-sign, or Ag2R
Bennett Sam
33​
Is that AG2R rumour still alive?
Fabbro Matteo
28​
re-sign
Koretzky Victor
29​
Enough of this tarmac stuff.
Palzer Anton
30​
Does he still ski?
Cofidis (30)
Carvalho Andre
26​
Efapel/Glassdrive
Cimolai Davide
34​
Bardiani
Lafay Victor
27​
He seems the archetypal Ag2R rider
EF Education-EasyPost (26)
Amador Andrey
37​
retire, even if not voluntarily, asst DS somewhere
Caicedo Jonathan Klever
30​
Stay?
Doull Owain
30​
some odd deal with British Cycling and a UK team
Eiking Odd Christian
28​
Uno-X looks full, might not be good for him.
Kudus Merhawi
29​
Intermarche
Quinn Sean
23​
Possibly my most left field prediction: Ineos
Scully Tom
33​
retire, even if not voluntarily
Shaw James
27​
Stay? FdJ?
van den Berg Julius
27​
Intermarche? TDT Unibet if not. EDIT: wrong, DSM
Wiśniowski Łukasz
31​
Total Energies
INEOS Grenadiers (26)
Wurf Cameron
40​
Tried to retire 2 years ago. This time he can.
Intermarché - Circus - Wanty (26)
Johansen Julius
24​
Corratec (I'd say he deserves better, but better Pro Teams look full)
Jumbo-Visma (27)
Foss Tobias
26​
Victim of rumour mill: stay on reduced terms?
Movistar Team (28)
González Abner
23​
Kern Pharma
Soudal - Quick Step (25)
Knox James
28​
Staying (seems certain, though not on PCS)
Team Arkéa Samsic (28)
Edet Nicolas
35​
retire, even if not voluntarily
Ries Michel
25​
Total Energies
Team DSM (28)
Heinschke Leon
24​
Lotto Kern Haus
Rodenberg Frederik
25​
Back to Colo Quick
Team Jayco AlUla (29)
Balmer Alexandre
23​
Polti
Grmay Tsgabu
32​
retire, even if not voluntarily
Jansen Amund Grøndahl
29​
Uno-X looks full, might not be good for him.
Pöstlberger Lukas
31​
Voralberg/Felbemayr
Trek (28)
Ghebreigzabhier Amanuel
29​
Intermarche? Caja Rural?
Hellemose Asbjørn
24​
Polti
Liepiņš Emīls
31​
retire, even if not voluntarily EDIT: Very wrong, DSM
Tolhoek Antwan
29​
TDT Unibet
UAE Team Emirates (28)
Hodeg Álvaro José
27​
I fear that recovery isn't going to happen. Try a MAL/Quintana year at home, so Medellin.
Vink Michael
31​
retire, even if not voluntarily

FdJ is the only team not represented: they have 28 riders under contract for 2024.

I doubt Julius Johansen will be going to Corratec since he's based in Spain, but stranger things has happened.