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interesting that he seems to have raised so much interest, although he basically has "no" results at all over those two years with Topsport.

He looked strong in that Roubaix (?) breakaway, of course, and may very well become a strong classics rider - but tbh I had expected a bit more.
 
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interesting that he seems to have raised so much interest, although he basically has "no" results at all over those two years with Topsport.

He looked strong in that Roubaix (?) breakaway, of course, and may very well become a strong classics rider - but tbh I had expected a bit more.
Maybe there been interest, but don't think there has been so many offers. I mean Israel don't get to pick their riders first.
 
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If Ewan has another bad year his worth would be 5 times lower than when he signed his latest contract. There is just no way Ewan would throw away all that money by going to another team where he would not earn close to what he's earning now. Technically it's not impossible, but the chances that something like that happens are really slim.

Also you always talked about Ewan leaving before or '"being on another team by 2024", not specifically about Lotto wanting him gone. This is the first team you specifically mentions that. Well you did say that Lotto would not give him full support next year which was also ridiculous.
As already discussed earlier this season, after relegating from WT, contracts signed as a part of WT are no longer valid. It gave riders the option to search for other teams, but i can only assume it also gives teams the option not to sign riders they want off the team.
 
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As already discussed earlier this season, after relegating from WT, contracts signed as a part of WT are no longer valid. It gave riders the option to search for other teams, but i can only assume it also gives teams the option not to sign riders they want off the team.
It doesn't. The clause states that THE RIDER can break the contract without compensation and/or warning.
 
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It doesn't. The clause states that THE RIDER can break the contract without compensation and/or warning.
That makes no sense, considering circumstances now change completely just as much for the team as for the rider. But if that is indeed the case then there is no clean way out for them. Having said that, if they wanted him gone, I'sure they could get rid of him. He's a professional athlete and has a short career. He can't afford wasting any time. So if Lotto tells him they're going to be using him to pick 1.1 race UCI points like they have been doing with De Lie, and giving De Lie the spotlights and big races next year, Ewan might very well reconsider staying.
 
That makes no sense, considering circumstances now change completely just as much for the team as for the rider. But if that is indeed the case then there is no clean way out for them. Having said that, if they wanted him gone, I'sure they could get rid of him. He's a professional athlete and has a short career. He can't afford wasting any time. So if Lotto tells him they're going to be using him to pick 1.1 race UCI points like they have been doing with De Lie, and giving De Lie the spotlights and big races next year, Ewan might very well reconsider staying.
Yeah well the UCI doens't make sense. The clause was probably ment to protect a rider from teams that deliberately step down from WT and them being stuck riding small races because of that. The UCI just didn't think it through, when do they ever.
 
Yeah well the UCI doens't make sense. The clause was probably ment to protect a rider from teams that deliberately step down from WT and them being stuck riding small races because of that. The UCI just didn't think it through, when do they ever.
As I've already touched upon; I wonder if there's some sort of "Point of No Return" clause. For example; Reynders would have to be extremely naive to think he's gonna ride for a WT team next year.
Otoh, I suppose it's possible that there have been riders who had initially signed for some of the "gonna be relegated" teams, but before the teams in question got around to announce it, the riders went "Yeah, nope. Not gonna happen now."
 
Bauernfeind and Niedermaier both move to the Canyon Sram WT team in the end
View: https://twitter.com/WMNcycling/status/1582292397689835525?t=Gu4tZ3A0QWDZMGp9LCTCrQ&s=19


Plantur Pura also make 3 signings of road orientated riders. Although while I don't know much about the other two without looking up their results etc, Wright did win the Junior European XC champs a few years ago and did alot of CX alongside it.
View: https://twitter.com/PlanturPura/status/1582295194850189312?t=1fjHCP3yULGRbV-9qkwu3w&s=19
 
PCS has Valgren listed on the Dev squad from EF next year. Any source for this?
I looked it up, and apparently there's an article on EF webpage stating Valgren "will start the year on EF-NIPPO-Development squad". Weird news.

PS: I guess it makes sense when you link news on Valgren and Honoré, it seems they opened up a roster spot for Mikkel given Valgren will basically miss the season.
 
Ivan Romeo and Ruben Guerreiro are confirmed with Movistar. Another one (Gaviria?) will be confirmed during the afternoon.
Guerreiro and Gaviria for their Giro team? Unless Mas wants to go Giro-Vuelta and skip the Tour, then a sprinter + stagehunters for the Tour makes sense. A potential sprint train with Norsgaard, Cortina and Kanter wouldn't be bad at all, at least on paper.

I guess Honore is hoping for more chances as a protected rider in hilly one day races. He probably won't be the clear cut leader with the rise of Powless and Piccolo, but he'll be a protected rider.
 

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