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It's time for this year's transfer rumours thread.
 
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Somehow I've heard Geraint Thomas' name several times already when it comes to possible transfers in the future, including Eurosport. It would be a more than understandable move away from Team Sky, given his age and his explicit ambitions to be a GT (as in Grand Tour) leader.

I could see him riding for Trek-Segafredo, but that's nothing more than my own gut feeling.
 
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wouterkaas said:
Somehow I've heard Geraint Thomas' name several times already when it comes to possible transfers in the future, including Eurosport. It would be a more than understandable move away from Team Sky, given his age and his explicit ambitions to be a GT (as in Grand Tour) leader.

I could see him riding for Trek-Segafredo, but that's nothing more than my own gut feeling.
He's known for going into overdrive bandying his name to the media every time his contract is up, and making statements about how "this time" he's considering leaving. He's done it and gotten a wage rise a few times already.

Don't put much stock into it. Especially with Froome possibly facing a ban.
 
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laarsland said:
I've seen super-Tadej Pogacar rumoured to have signed for UAE already. Anyone have confirmation/source?
PCS have him listed as signed and I haven't been able to catch them on a mistake yet (last year the were even a day or two earlier than our colombian posters to announce the signing of Soto by Caja). So I would say it's a done deal.
 
Confirmed transfers so far:

Remco Evenpoel --> Hagens Bermans
Tadej Pogacar --> UAE
Robert Stannard --> Mitchelton Scott
Luca Covili --> Bardiani CSF
Alan Riou --> Fortuneo-Samsic
Joris Nieuwenhuis --> Team Sunweb
 
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GenericBoonenFan said:
Confirmed transfers so far:

Remco Evenpoel --> Hagens Bermans
Tadej Pogacar --> UAE
Robert Stannard --> Mitchelton Scott
Luca Covili --> Bardiani CSF
Alan Riou --> Fortuneo-Samsic
Joris Nieuwenhuis --> Team Sunweb
Gerben Thijssen --> Lotto Soudal
 
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GuyIncognito said:
wouterkaas said:
Somehow I've heard Geraint Thomas' name several times already when it comes to possible transfers in the future, including Eurosport. It would be a more than understandable move away from Team Sky, given his age and his explicit ambitions to be a GT (as in Grand Tour) leader.

I could see him riding for Trek-Segafredo, but that's nothing more than my own gut feeling.
He's known for going into overdrive bandying his name to the media every time his contract is up, and making statements about how "this time" he's considering leaving. He's done it and gotten a wage rise a few times already.

Don't put much stock into it. Especially with Froome possibly facing a ban.
If Froome doesn't 'get a ban, I can see him leaving....probably!
 
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I doubt it. Even with BMC offering a lot of money he didn't leave last time.

But he'll definitely tell the media he's considering leaving.....again.
 
Sep 12, 2016
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yaco said:
I suspect if BMC folds then Porte will create an interesting selection dilemma for teams - Do you employ him as a GC contender or a one week stage racer.
I think this year will be crucial to that decision, given his age and his history on GT's so far.
 
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GenericBoonenFan said:
Soudal and Ridley interested in upping the budget in order to contract GvA next year and WvA the year after.
that would mean the current deal of the 3 sponsor, Ridley-Lotto-Soudal would be prolonged after 2020 (they surely would offer more than just a 1 year 2020 contract to WvA)
 
Oct 14, 2015
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according to beppe conti (italian journalist tuttospost + rai), in case the team sky should close (froome doping + intrest in a SKY motoGP team) these could be the transfers :

puccio + moscon to bahrain merida
kwiat to quicksetp
bernal to movistar
poels to lotto nl
rosa to mitchelton
 
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torcia_86 said:
according to beppe conti (italian journalist tuttospost + rai), in case the team sky should close (froome doping + intrest in a SKY motoGP team) these could be the transfers :

puccio + moscon to bahrain merida
kwiat to quicksetp
bernal to movistar
poels to lotto nl
rosa to mitchelton
Sky are currently subject to three separate takeover offers from Fox, Disney and Comcast. Comcast in particular has extensive cycling interests and Fox is already a sponsor of the team. Also with Sky's control of F1 broadcasting rights why would they launch a motogp team?
 
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MatParker117 said:
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torcia_86 said:
according to beppe conti (italian journalist tuttospost + rai), in case the team sky should close (froome doping + intrest in a SKY motoGP team) these could be the transfers :

puccio + moscon to bahrain merida
kwiat to quicksetp
bernal to movistar
poels to lotto nl
rosa to mitchelton
Sky are currently subject to three separate takeover offers from Fox, Disney and Comcast. Comcast in particular has extensive cycling interests and Fox is already a sponsor of the team. Also with Sky's control of F1 broadcasting rights why would they launch a motogp team?
the team already exists (https://sport.sky.it/motogp/srt/fotogallery/2018/02/08/sky-racing-team-vr46-presentazione-2018.html#3)and partecipates in moto2 and moto3. there is talk of a possible landing in motogp for 2019 or 2020 in collaboration with valentino rossi.
 
torcia_86 said:
MatParker117 said:
:eek:
torcia_86 said:
according to beppe conti (italian journalist tuttospost + rai), in case the team sky should close (froome doping + intrest in a SKY motoGP team) these could be the transfers :

puccio + moscon to bahrain merida
kwiat to quicksetp
bernal to movistar
poels to lotto nl
rosa to mitchelton
Sky are currently subject to three separate takeover offers from Fox, Disney and Comcast. Comcast in particular has extensive cycling interests and Fox is already a sponsor of the team. Also with Sky's control of F1 broadcasting rights why would they launch a motogp team?
the team already exists (https://sport.sky.it/motogp/srt/fotogallery/2018/02/08/sky-racing-team-vr46-presentazione-2018.html#3)and partecipates in moto2 and moto3. there is talk of a possible landing in motogp for 2019 or 2020 in collaboration with valentino rossi.
I wouldn't put much stock in that, these things are generally paid for through the marketing budget and Disney in particular will likely shut both down as a cost-cutting measure.
 

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