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What about Ben Swift ..? Do you think Dave could squeeze him back in the train ....He has the readies to employ him justt to ride MSR & Tour of Yorkshire & Tour fo Britian
And Attapuma ? Back to BMC ? ...
And Ulissi ? Bahrain Merida ???

And the others

Doen;t look good....some bull about transfering money from China
Hope something can be done ....lots of jobs lost
 
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HelloDolly said:
What about Ben Swift ..? Do you think Dave could squeeze him back in the train ....He has the readies to employ him justt to ride MSR & Tour of Yorkshire & Tour fo Britian
And Attapuma ? Back to BMC ? ...
And Ulissi ? Bahrain Merida ???

And the others

Doen;t look good....some bull about transfering money from China
Hope something can be done ....lots of jobs lost
I can see Hilaire take back Marco to wanty
 
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The Lampre situations sucks, but again, it is not the Chinese fault.

its the ASO & UCI "business model" as they are the only two financially benefiting from cycling.

While Tinkov has a big mouth, he was 100% correct about the broken system. Unfortunately, as long the riders, sponsors and team owners will tolerate this situation, things will never change.
 
Update on the UK domestic scene. NFTO almost certain to fold after failing to find a replacement sponsor.

ONE's drop to conti means that all the rider's contracts are void. So National crit champ Chris Lawless has joined Axeon Hagens Berman. Is it too late for the others such as Dion Smith and Tom Stewart? ONE previously cited Factor bikes moving to AG2R as the reason for their problems. But Factor have now said they were willing to supply both teams...
 
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postmanhat said:
Update on the UK domestic scene. NFTO almost certain to fold after failing to find a replacement sponsor.

ONE's drop to conti means that all the rider's contracts are void. So National crit champ Chris Lawless has joined Axeon Hagens Berman. Is it too late for the others such as Dion Smith and Tom Stewart? ONE previously cited Factor bikes moving to AG2R as the reason for their problems. But Factor have now said they were willing to supply both teams...
Is it usually the case that contracts become void upon a change of division? What happened to Europcar back when they left the WT for instance?
 
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postmanhat said:
Update on the UK domestic scene. NFTO almost certain to fold after failing to find a replacement sponsor.

ONE's drop to conti means that all the rider's contracts are void. So National crit champ Chris Lawless has joined Axeon Hagens Berman. Is it too late for the others such as Dion Smith and Tom Stewart? ONE previously cited Factor bikes moving to AG2R as the reason for their problems. But Factor have now said they were willing to supply both teams...
Thanks for your post - This clarifies my earlier post asking whether One Pro-cycling will be around in 2017 - So it means that contracts are voided if you drop a level - So One could still lose some riders.
 
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TMP402 said:
Is it usually the case that contracts become void upon a change of division? What happened to Europcar back when they left the WT for instance?
Don't know if this matter is contract-specific or general rule applies but nothing of relevance happened to Europcar in that regard since they had no riders whom any other team would want at the WT level anyway so they were probably happy at EUC whether they were WT or Pro-conti and did not seek to use any exit options if such existed...
 
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PeterB said:
TMP402 said:
Is it usually the case that contracts become void upon a change of division? What happened to Europcar back when they left the WT for instance?
Don't know if this matter is contract-specific or general rule applies but nothing of relevance happened to Europcar in that regard since they had no riders whom any other team would want at the WT level anyway so they were probably happy at EUC whether they were WT or Pro-conti and did not seek to use any exit options if such existed...
They had more riders with the necessary level to ride in the WT than ONE have riders who will find it easy to get another PCT contract. They had lots of "anonymous Frenchman on a French team" filler, but they had a core of good riders.
 

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