A guy who just won also costs a lot more money, so there's that.
Question is if he needs anymore if he is gonna seriously target TdF. I wouldn't bet on Sunweb controlling anything anyways, Sky is there.
It will make more sense to build a better team around him than go to Sky but of course that costs money with salary increase as well. He should get good publicity out of this so i am sure some sponsors will be interested. It would make no sense going to Sky until Froome disappeared or stopped winning GTS. Money is important and athletes have short careers so riders like Landa have a lot of thinking to do also. Porte made the right move leaving Sky but also needs a better team. I am sure BMC would also be interested in Dumoulin in maybe two years time pending Porte's performances although Porte is only signed until the end of this season and TJVG as a team leader in GTs is also up int the air at the moment.
Somehow I can't see Dumoulin going to BMC (though he fits the profile). Imo, that's a ship that has already sailed. Dumoulin is destined to go to Sky.
However, I can see Jungels going to BMC.
Yeah Jungels could be the TJVG replacement. It's hard to see TJVG getting another shot as team leader and his final week was quite good with the pressure off. He won a stage and even his final TT was an improvement so they might restructure his contract and keep him as a stage hunter/domestique and set him for one week stage races. Whether TJVG would like that is another thing !
Yeah, can't really see TJVG agreeing with that. At least according to his reaction to his stage win.
I also don't think Rohan Dennis will end up a top-5 GC contender. Even for the remaining top-10 I have doubts... and Porte will be 32 years-old this year, so he doesn't have many years left.
I still think TJ will get another shot. The last one.
And they'll either get Jungels (completely fits the profile of their GC riders), Bauke Mollema or Uran (also fits the profile).