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Aug 16, 2011
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Figured we needed a new thread for this year instead of continuing to use last years.

In today's news, Bettini been seen talking to several riders for Alonso's new team. At TA seen talking to Sagan, Pelucchi, and T. Martin. Bettini also mentioned EBH and Nocentini as riders he would be interested in signing.

Would be a good opportunity for EBH IMO. He could use a fresh start and could probably be one of the team leaders on Alonso's team.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/paolo-bettini-working-hard-to-build-team-alonso

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Per request, I have compiled this list of riders with existing contracts past the 2014 season. I was able to create this list using CyclingQuotes transfer overview for the 2013-14 season (http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/transfer_list_2013-2014/). I only put riders on the list who had a year listed (the year they were signed until), so there is likely some that have current contracts but are missing from the list. If any of the info is wrong or you know a rider and year they are signed until that is missing from the list, please let me know and I will edit. Also I only bothered with the world Tour teams, because the lower ranked teams on CyclingQuotes list usually only had one or two riders listed as signed past 2014.

Existing contracts

AG2R
Hugo Houle (2015)
Alexis Gougeard (2015)
Sebastien Turgot (2016)
Damien Gaudin (2016)
Patrick Gretsch (2015)
Maxime Daniel (2016)
Alexis Vuillermoz (2015)
Christophe Riblon (2016)
Julien Berard (2015)
Ben Gastauer (2015)
Guillaume Bonnafond (2015)
Romain Bardet (2016)
Hugo Houle (2015)

Argos-Shimano
Lawson Craddock (2015)
Chad Haga (2015)
Marcel Kittel (2016)
John Degenkolb (2016)
Tom Dumoulin (2015)
Simon Geschke (2016)
Tom Stamsnijder (2015)
Johannes Fröhlinger (2015)
Koen de Kort (2015)
Tom Veelers (2015)
Albert Timmer (2015)
Tobias Ludvigsson (2015)
Georg Preidler (2015)
Ramon Sinkeldam (2015)
Luka Mezgec (2015)

Astana
Jakob Fuglsang (2015)
Lieuwe Westra (2015)
Mikel Landa (2015)
Vincenzo Nibali (2016)
Fabio Aru (2016)
Tanel Kangert (2016)

Belkin
Nick van der Lijke (2015)
Barry Markus (2015)
Tom Leezer (2015)
Laurens Ten Dam (2015)
Paul Martens (2015)

BMC
Rick Zabel (2015)
Philippe Gilbert (2016)
Taylor Phinney (2016)
John Darwin Atapuma (2015)
Marcus Burghardt (2015)
Stefan Kung (2016)
Amael Moinard (2015)
Daniel Oss (2015)
Michael Schar (2015)
Peter Stetina (2015)
Dylan Teuns (2016)
Tejay Van Garderen (2015)
Greg Van Avermaet (2015)
Peter Velits (2015)

Cannondale
Matej Mohoric (2015)
Davide Villella (2015)
Davide Formolo (2015)
Alberto Bettiol (2015)
Elia Viviani (2015)

FDJ
Olivier Le Gac (2016)
Arnold Jeannesson (2015)
Matthieu Ladagnous (2015)
William Bonnet (2015)
Francis Mourey (2015)
Kenny Elissonde (2015)

Garmin
Nick Nuyens (2015)
Dylan van Baarle (2015)
Lasse Norman Hansen (2015)
Nathan Brown (2015)
Sebastian Langeveld (2015)
Ryder Hesjedal (2015)
Nathan Haas (2015)

Katusha
Daniel Moreno (2015)
Alberto Losada (2015)
Xavier Florencio (2015)
Angel Vicioso (2015)
Joaquim Rodriguez (2015)
Alexander Kristoff (2015)
Marco Haller (2015)
Rüdiger Selig (2015)

Lampre
Filippo Pozzato (2015)
Sacha Modolo (2015)
Rui Costa (2015)
Diego Ulissi (2015)
Maximilano Richeze (2015)
Kristijan Durasek (2015)

Lotto-Belisol
Sander Armée (2015)
Tony Gallopin (2015)
Sean De Bie (2015)
Kris Boeckmans (2015)
Vegard Breen (2015)
Maxime Monfort (2015)
Pim Ligthart (2015)
Boris Vallee (2015)
Stig Broeckx (2015)
Andre Greipel (2015)
Marcel Sieberg (2015)
Jürgen Roelandts (2015)
Jens Debusschere (2015)
Greg Henderson (2015)
Adam Hansen (2015)
Kenny De Haes (2015)
Gert Dockx (2015)

Movistar
Juan Jose Lobato (2016)
Igor Anton (2015)
Beñat Intxausti (2015)
Jose Joaquin Rojas (2015)
Giovanni Visconti (2015)
Jose Herrada (2015)
Jesus Herrada (2015)
Imanol Erviti (2015)

OPQS
Gianluca Brambilla (2015)
Mark Cavendish (2015)
Rigoberto Uran Uran (2015)
Mark Renshaw (2015)
Julian Alaphilippe (2015)
Petr Vakoc (2015)

Orica-Greenedge
Mathew Hayman (2016)
Esteban Chaves (2015)
Mitchell Docker (2016)
Leigh Howard (2016)
Cameron Meyer (2015)
Michael Albasini (2015)
Chrstian Meier (2015)
Jens Keukeleire (2015)
Michael Hepburn (2015)
Pieter Weening (2015)
Daryl Impey (2016)

Trek
Fabian Cancellara (2016)
Haimar Zubeldia (2015)
Markel Irizar (2016)
Gregory Rast (2016)
Yaroslav Popyvych (2015)
Markel Irizar (2016)
Bob Jungels (2015)

Tinkoff-Saxo
Alberto Contador (2015)
Chris Anker Sørensen (2015)
Michael Mørkøv (2015)
Manuele Boaro (2015)
Roman Kreuziger (2015)
Rafal Majka (2017)
Jesus Hernandez (2015)
Michael Valgren (2016)
Jesper Hansen (2015)
Michael Kolar (2015)
Pawel Poljanski (2015)
Christopher Juul Jensen (2015)
Matteo Tosatto (2015)
Oliver Zaugg (2015)
Nicki Sørensen (2015)
Sergio Paulinho (2016)
Bruno Pires (2015)

Sky
Bernhard Eisel (2015)
Vasil Kiryienka (2015)
Konstantin Siutsou (2015)
Ian Boswell (2015)
Richie Porte (2015)
Sebastian Henao (2015)
Nathan Earle (2015)
Chris Froome (2016)
Peter Kennaugh (2015)
David Lopez (2016)
Mikel Nieve (2015)
Salvatore Puccio (2016)
Geraint Thomas (2016)

Europcar
Yannick Martinez (2015)
Jimmy Engoulvent (2015)
Bryan Coquard (2015)
Kevin Reza (2015)
Tony Hurel (2015)
Jerome Cousin (2015)
 
Aug 4, 2010
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jsem94 said:
EBH needs to get away from Sky IMHO. He is better than being a domestique for Thomas. Seriously.
Thats true,he has to be a leader in smaller classics and stage races where he can win.
So is Henao ofc,but he has a longer contract if Im not mistaken:eek:
 
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jsem94 said:
EBH needs to get away from Sky IMHO. He is better than being a domestique for Thomas. Seriously.
He's never been a domestique for Thomas, at least not in the classics. Thomas crashes out half the time anyway. EBH just doesn't handle hard races very well.
 
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jsem94 said:
EBH needs to get away from Sky IMHO. He is better than being a domestique for Thomas. Seriously.
So what team does he go to were he would be the leader? I suspect he might be a young guy who reached his peak early!
 
timmers said:
So what team does he go to were he would be the leader? I suspect he might be a young guy who reached his peak early!
Depending on Sagan comming or not, EBH would fit well at Tinkoff as a springclassic leader. Sadly Matti is always injured and never really filled the role.

I have no reason to think he is going though.
 
Apr 10, 2011
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I think Sky are much happier to let EBH go than EBH to leave Sky :eek:

Sky will be scary this year in transfers.. With Wiggo, JTL and EBH(?) off the wage that's a massive chunk of budget.
 
Better let's wait and see what will be EBH capable of doing during this season's classics. He started pretty well and since Thomas will most likely focus on GC there will be a lot of space for Norwegian in classics.

And Wiggo will focus on track, no matter if he will be still a part of Sky team (most likely) he will get a paycut for sure.
 
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Without Wiggins and EBH Sky could afford even Contador , in the same budget limits, and win all 3 GT's without breaking to much sweet.

Reading again what i just write above makes me lol but the from math pov it's perfectly possible.

So the the big items of 2014 - 2015 will be

- Alonso team
- What will Sky do with the high wage under performing riders
- Tinkoff transfers (rich russian people usually splash a lot)
 
Feb 2, 2014
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Random crystal-gazing:

Evans, Wiggins, Hesjedal and Basso to retire. End of an epoch.
Voight not to retire.
 
Mar 31, 2010
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King Boonen said:
EBH really needs to perform, he's been given plenty of chances at Sky. The problem is that he's a jack of all trades, but not as good at it as Sagan.
his problem is eh casn't handle the distance in the classics and that will never change. tour of flanders and msr last year were most perfect example.s he was in great positions as a leader and he failed hard to follow in the final
 
Afrank said:
Figured we needed a new thread for this year instead of continuing to use last years.

In today's news, Bettini been seen talking to several riders for Alonso's new team. At TA seen talking to Sagan, Pelucchi, and T. Martin. Bettini also mentioned EBH and Nocentini as riders he would be interested in signing.

Would be a good opportunity for EBH IMO. He could use a fresh start and could probably be one of the team leaders on Alonso's team.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/paolo-bettini-working-hard-to-build-team-alonso
Sky are making big changes to their cobble classics team next year. EBH very likely gone and Thomas is going to focus on stage racing.
 
Mar 31, 2010
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jsem94 said:
EBH needs to get away from Sky IMHO. He is better than being a domestique for Thomas. Seriously.
no he's lucky to be in sky's a team. he will never be more than a glorified helper
 
Wiggo:-
"It's likely I'll be on Team Sky for the next couple of years, even if I'm on the track programme, because that's what the team was created for: to help the track guys. But in what capacity I will race could change drastically as I put on more weight for the track and specialise for it," he explained.

But yes, its will be on a Domestique's salary, not a GC leader one.
 
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If he goes to Track his Road wage is gone. There's a separate Sky funding for Track I believe.

I agree JRanton, I think if Vanmarcke gets another podium in either Ronde or PR Sky could offer him veryy big bucks indeed.
 
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Latests from Beppe "the man" Conti:

-Alonso wants Indurain as a PR also cause he already got into his radar his son
-Bettini got a list of 44 riders who will be without contract in 2015 and gonna pick from there
-Alonso still thinking he'd like to have Contador in his team (although him being still under contract)
-Kittel rumored to be ****ed off not being part of Milano-Sanremo team and he'd like to change team; he could be part of Alonso's team with a contract of 1 million
-Team Sky already chasing Kwiatoski for replace Henao
 
Mar 14, 2009
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Michele said:
Latests from Beppe "the man" Conti:

-Alonso wants Indurain as a PR also cause he already got into his radar his son
-Bettini got a list of 44 riders who will be without contract in 2015 and gonna pick from there
-Alonso still thinking he'd like to have Contador in his team (although him being still under contract)
-Kittel rumored to be ****ed off not being part of Milano-Sanremo team and he'd like to change team; he could be part of Alonso's team with a contract of 1 million
-Team Sky already chasing Kwiatoski for replace Henao
I can understand Kittel since Dagenkolb is super strong/fast.

Kwiatkowski to SKY? Please NO! We dont need another EBH wasted talent at SKY working for Froome and being a domestique.
 
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Anyone know the contract status of Talansky or Dombrowski? I ask because I would love to see either end up with Trek as a GC guy.

I make no bones that I am a Trek guy and want them to rule the world!!!!!!
 
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