Thomas de Gendt Discussion Thread

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El Pistolero said:
at least he's not over-rating his abilities like so many other riders. Fuglsang thinking he deserves to be a leader of a WT team at the Tour for example...
Well hasn't Jakob proved you wrong sir? ;)
 
Yeah, right.:rolleyes: There is about a 0% chance that he says goodbye to cycling, even if he doesn't get a WT spot. Even if he took some time off, he'd be back sometime next year or at the very latest 2015.
 
Sounds like money is an issue for him. Maybe he is asking for too much or maybe managers know something we don't. You would think a Giro podium would count for something even though the 12 months since has been poor. There has to be other reasons it can't simply be that teams don't want him.
 
movingtarget said:
Sounds like money is an issue for him. Maybe he is asking for too much or maybe managers know something we don't. You would think a Giro podium would count for something even though the 12 months since has been poor. There has to be other reasons it can't simply be that teams don't want him.
He won a stage in Catalunya and placed 3rd in the first ITT in TDF, so even based on this years (poor) results he should be able to find a decent team. Very surprising that no one has picked him up yet...
 
movingtarget said:
Sounds like money is an issue for him. Maybe he is asking for too much or maybe managers know something we don't. You would think a Giro podium would count for something even though the 12 months since has been poor. There has to be other reasons it can't simply be that teams don't want him.
I suppose money and status? He doesn't want to ride in a pro conti team... well after this year he might be happy to be able to ride for a pro-conti team...
 
movingtarget said:
Sounds like money is an issue for him. Maybe he is asking for too much or maybe managers know something we don't.
according to his manager Vacansoleil (the company) has to respect the contracts for 2014 and continue to pay the salary

so if that's true, not riding at all would propably be the financially most fruitful decision
 
search said:
according to his manager Vacansoleil (the company) has to respect the contracts for 2014 and continue to pay the salary

so if that's true, not riding at all would propably be the financially most fruitful decision
There's a newspaper article today that says he received a demission letter from Vacansoleil or Luyckx

source

The situation is complicated since he has a contract with Luyckx and not with Vacansoleil as such... Luyckx wants to meet him in November to put things at order.
 

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