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Is Lorena Wiebes' agent Jorge Mendes or something, holy crap. She signs a contract to break another contract which she already signed (like, a week earlier) which offers her more money and the option to break the contract to sign another one for more money.
Its a worry that allegedly Wiebes is receiving 400K when the currently best paid rider in the peleton AVV is receiving 250 to 300K - Of course AVV has thrid party deals and endorsements which pushes her wage closer to a million - BUT still a sprinter ( albeit clearly the fastest ) recieves more money than well rounded riders.
 
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Its a worry that allegedly Wiebes is receiving 400K when the currently best paid rider in the peleton AVV is receiving 250 to 300K - Of course AVV has thrid party deals and endorsements which pushes her wage closer to a million - BUT still a sprinter ( albeit clearly the fastest ) recieves more money than well rounded riders.
Perhaps the thing be worried about is that there are too many sprints and that is giving too much visibility on the road to riders who belong to the track.
 
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What's he won with all the opportunities he's had at FdJ

And what has FdJ won in the last 10 years? One monument with Pinot?
I see others has already responded to this about the results.

Could it be that he just likes being at FDJ though? That it is a good environment? There a lot of factors that goes into the decision if you are staying at a team or an employer, instead of going somewhere else simply for money. Now FDJ probably matched other offers, or they compromised enough, so he is being rewarded after a great season and they are happy to keep him. Everybody wins.

Going from a place where you are performing, you are treated good and you are valued is no easy decision. There are so many aspects to consider in life. I wouldnt say that shows "lack of ambition" at all. Especially since he is a leader for the team in a lot of races already. If it aint broke, dont fix it. Grass aint always greener and those sort of sayings.

Ambition can be a great force but is also something that can be insatiable for a lot of people, because most people in reality are just looking for fulfillment. Some are never satisfied, even how far they come and not happy at all because they never feel like they are being fulfilled or have any purpose.
 
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Did not see this one coming...

 
Did not see this one coming...

There were rumours about it.

What's up with Wanty's budget. How much of an increase did they get lol. No way Rui Costa is cheap, even tho he hasn't performed in a long time.
And neither is Teunissen.
 
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Did not see this one coming...

You could have looked real smart if you'd predicted that signing yesterday.
 
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There were rumours about it.

What's up with Wanty's budget. How much of an increase did they get lol. No way Rui Costa is cheap, even tho he hasn't performed in a long time.
And neither is Teunissen.
I think Costa was cheap precisely because he's clearly on the downside of his career. His best days were nearly a decade ago.

Teunissen is a good pickup, at worst an excellent helper for Ghirmay, at best he makes the final of a bunch of minor one day races.
 

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