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

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I also wonder, I always see Jayco as a fun team to ride for, but perhaps the more ' professional' environment of a big team would be better for him.
I recall an interview with Simon last year where he was asked why he had not signed for another team, and he said no one had ever made him an offer.

He was always comfortable at Jayco because from day one he was a team leader. He thrived on the continuity of having the same staff, knowing the systems, choosing his race program and having full team support. I know that he was concerned at the 2023 TDF with the amount of support provided on the road for drinks and food. He considers that a lack of nutrition caused him to do poorly on stage 14 and 15, even though you have support riders, team care and neutral service where you can collect bottles and food. Anyway, he may have wanted a change after 10 years at Jayco.

Yes, the team is getting O'Connor but Jayco wanted both. O'Connor wanted to stay at but the team did not have enough budget. When you also have the PP brothers leaving with O'Connot you wonder what AG2R are doing with their budget.
 
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Yates rumoured to go to Tudor, ISN or Visma-Lease a Bike


Be very interested to see if he can improve his level there like Adam did at UAE, though the mans not getting any younger.
If Jayco wants to keep him, I don't see why you wanna leave for Tudor or ISN. Though maybe ISN is a similar level nowadays and offering more money.

I don't see how Visma works for Visma for the simple reason that they have 8 riders end of contract and none of them are halfway Yates budget riders, and I presume Visma will extend some of them. Only way that one makes sense to me if Visma simply has a budget surplus because Roglic left and left early.
 
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If Jayco wants to keep him, I don't see why you wanna leave for Tudor or ISN. Though maybe ISN is a similar level nowadays and offering more money.

I don't see how Visma works for Visma for the simple reason that they have 8 riders end of contract and none of them are halfway Yates budget riders, and I presume Visma will extend some of them. Only way that one makes sense to me if Visma simply has a budget surplus because Roglic left and left early.

I don't think his price will be too high being on the wrong side of 30 though and he's still got the fitness to be there with the big guns, it's more wishful thinking on my part admittedly, Tour is obviously out of the question but I just want to see him write the wrong in the Giro.

Tudor would be ok, they need a high level GC guy and they are looking to jump a level so he can get a lot of UCI points with Hirschi. ISN seems like the cash out move.
 
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S. Yates to Visma makes sense. A chance for him to do similarly to what Adam has been able to do with UAE.

He will get a few stage-races to lead and then be super-dom in GTs, since his days as being a big contender are probably over. Potentially he could still get a podium riding as a super-dom, like Adam did, benefitting from riding for one of the best GC teams.

Jayco are probably getting O´Connor?

Anyway Simon could be getting a fat check from a team like ISN and goes for stages in GTs, some mountainous one-day races, like M. Woods for the last couple of years. Depends on his ambition, I guess.
 
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S. Yates to Visma makes sense. A chance for him to do similarly to what Adam has been able to do with UAE.

He will get a few stage-races to lead and then be super-dom in GTs, since his days as being a big contender are probably over. Potentially he could still get a podium riding as a super-dom, like Adam did, benefitting from riding for one of the best GC teams.

Jayco are probably getting O´Connor?

Anyway Simon could be getting a fat check from a team like ISN and goes for stages in GTs, some mountainous one-day races, like M. Woods for the last couple of years. Depends on his ambition, I guess.

I would be surprised if UAE not are in for S.Yates also

O'Connor to Jayco is a no-brainer
 
I would be surprised if UAE not are in for S.Yates also

O'Connor to Jayco is a no-brainer
They shouldnt just cause his brother is in the team which honestly is the only narrative and then it becomes for me just plain wrong.

I know they originally wasnt part of the Lazkano chase which allegedly now is Bora bound but rather be all in for him. Lazkano versatility and talent dont come around often - super strong acros the different fields.
 
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UAE does not need another pure climber. I would try to sign another rouleur who is useful in the climbs like Sobrero
Still a lot of room with Hirschi, Ulissi, Covi, Bax, Grosschartner, Novak, Majka, Hodeg, Vink, Fisher-Black... all out of contract.

A couple of these guys will probably be renewed but there is definitely room for someone like S. Yates as well and signing a new rouler, even though they look fairly decent in that department atm.

Oliveira brothers, Laengen, Bjerg, Politt, Wellens... and arent they rumored to sign Vermeersch from Lotto-Dstny? I think they will be fine.
 
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Still a lot of room with Hirschi, Ulissi, Covi, Bax, Grosschartner, Novak, Majka, Hodeg, Vink, Fisher-Black... all out of contract.

A couple of these guys will probably be renewed but there is definitely room for someone like S. Yates as well and signing a new rouler, even though they look fairly decent in that department atm.

Oliveira brothers, Laengen, Bjerg, Politt, Wellens... and arent they rumored to sign Vermeersch from Lotto-Dstny? I think they will be fine.
My guess is that Novak and Fisher-Black will get extensions, and if Majka is up for it then so will he. Maybe Narvaez will also join next year + Vermeersch let's see how useful he will be in 2025 , with so much time out.

I just don't know where a rider of the calibre of Simon Yates fits into the team. Ideally you should start giving young guys del Toro & Christen more responsibility and opportunities along with Sivakov, Soler, McNulty and Vine. For GT, there is still Ayuso and Almeida.
 
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My guess is that Novak and Fisher-Black will get extensions, and if Majka is up for it then so will he. Maybe Narvaez will also join next year + Vermeersch let's see how useful he will be in 2025 , with so much time out.

I just don't know where a rider of the calibre of Simon Yates fits into the team. Ideally you should start giving young guys del Toro & Christen more responsibility and opportunities along with Sivakov, Soler, McNulty and Vine. For GT, there is still Ayuso and Almeida.
As said, S. Yates days as a big contender is over and his best chance for results is probably joining one of the best GC-teams. Try and win a couple of one-week races like his brother has done. Stages and being super-dom in GTs. Also guide young talents on the team with his experience. I think there is definitely room for someone like him on the team.

Whether it be at UAE or Visma.

Still there is a third option if a team like ISN gives him a good deal and he isnt interested in the above.
 
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Campenaerts has allegedly signed a three year contract with Visma.

@search Any info of Wanty in local press? I haven't read much about them lately, apart from having signed Luca Van Boven (and probably Bonneu if my guess is correct). Herregodts, Marit, Mihkels, Rota and Teunissen are all out of contract.
Campanaerts can be a really useful rider in a lot of races. I don't know if Lotto had enough great riders to take advantage of his willingness to ride himself into the ground in the last 40km or so.
 
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Campenaerts has allegedly signed a three year contract with Visma.

@search Any info of Wanty in local press? I haven't read much about them lately, apart from having signed Luca Van Boven (and probably Bonneu if my guess is correct). Herregodts, Marit, Mihkels, Rota and Teunissen are all out of contract.

Rota rumoured to have extended.

Apart from that only one big name that has circulated, and that's Guillaume Martin. But I don't know how believable that rumour is/was. Arkea is being named for him too.