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RedheadDane said:
Honestly, when I first saw the name "Deignan" in the list, well… let's just say Philip wasn't the first person who sprang into my mind.
They might be one of the few cyclist-couples where the woman is the more famous.
Brammeier? Although not everyone is that familiar with CX.
 
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wouterkaas said:
del1962 said:
According to pro cycling stats world tour riders without a contract next season, obviously discount Siutsou

Team Sky
LÓPEZ David
DEIGNAN Philip
ELISSONDE Kenny
DIBBEN Jonathan
Can't imagine Team Sky letting go Elissonde already. He seemed to fit in quite well in the team this year.

Lopez could be retiring. Deignan was close to invisible this year, so wouldn't be surprised if he's leaving. Dibben, could be anything, but somehow it wouldn't surprise me if he is leaving the team.
I forget where I read that Dibben was being released
 
The former Wilier hasn't announced anyone yet, the names cited earlier in this thread are only rumors (even if very likely, Visconti almost certain), and we don't even know the new sponsor(s).
I'm starting to guess that probably there are some problem in finalizing the sponsorship deal(s) so they can't sign riders, on the Italian forum there is an user that is a member of the staff of that team and despite the continuous requests about next year roster by other users he always answer in a very evasive way.
 
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wouterkaas said:
del1962 said:
According to pro cycling stats world tour riders without a contract next season, obviously discount Siutsou

Team Sky
LÓPEZ David
DEIGNAN Philip
ELISSONDE Kenny
DIBBEN Jonathan
Can't imagine Team Sky letting go Elissonde already. He seemed to fit in quite well in the team this year.

Lopez could be retiring.
‘Helping Froome and Valverde win Grand Tours has been a privilege’

Team Sky's David Lopez has chosen to retire from professional cycling ahead of 2019

Read more at https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/helping-froome-valverde-win-grand-tours-privilege-400810#TGgjih6opGMU82rk.99

edit: anyone else having trouble reading "The Comic" ?
 
MartinGT said:
I heard sometime that Thwaites was being released by DD. Can't believe they have kept Cummings though.
Cummings was already under contract for 2019.
Anyway if he will be able to totally recover after the injury marred 2018 he's one of the best asset of the team, they haven't many others able to win WT stages.
 
Nirvana said:
MartinGT said:
I heard sometime that Thwaites was being released by DD. Can't believe they have kept Cummings though.
Cummings was already under contract for 2019.
Anyway if he will be able to totally recover after the injury marred 2018 he's one of the best asset of the team, they haven't many others able to win WT stages.
And what injury might that be, exactly?
 
Seems Team Sky/Brailsford won't be sticking to their word;

“Unfortunately we might be looking at a net reduction in overall roster.” Brailsford told VeloNews. “With all the changes they’re making, you don’t need 30 riders. It’s hard to give 30 riders a full program. We’re working through that.”

Currently at 28 with Dibben (apparently released) and Deignan (probably retire) not re-signed and Ivan Sosa expected to sign so that is 29 and still with a possibility of signing a British neo-pro (Hayter, Donovan, Pidcock).
 
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b.broadhurst said:
Seems Team Sky/Brailsford won't be sticking to their word;

“Unfortunately we might be looking at a net reduction in overall roster.” Brailsford told VeloNews. “With all the changes they’re making, you don’t need 30 riders. It’s hard to give 30 riders a full program. We’re working through that.”

Currently at 28 with Dibben (apparently released) and Deignan (probably retire) not re-signed and Ivan Sosa expected to sign so that is 29 and still with a possibility of signing a British neo-pro (Hayter, Donovan, Pidcock).
Seems Team Sky/Brailsford won't be sticking to their word - what a surprise !
 
tobydawq said:
Nirvana said:
MartinGT said:
I heard sometime that Thwaites was being released by DD. Can't believe they have kept Cummings though.
Cummings was already under contract for 2019.
Anyway if he will be able to totally recover after the injury marred 2018 he's one of the best asset of the team, they haven't many others able to win WT stages.
And what injury might that be, exactly?
As far I know he crashed in Abu Dahbi and was forced to miss Tirreno but after that he was sent to Catalunya, Pais Vasco and Romandie while totally out of shape and in the later he suffered allergies and illness due to bad weather, then he had a broken fibula head in Austria and he started the Vuelta with a chest cold.
I've read a couple of interview where he said he never felt good during the season and after Romandie he felt so bad that he even thought about retirement and he also complained with the team because they sent him to races in the spring while not fit and that screwed his preparation.
 
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b.broadhurst said:
Seems Team Sky/Brailsford won't be sticking to their word;

“Unfortunately we might be looking at a net reduction in overall roster.” Brailsford told VeloNews. “With all the changes they’re making, you don’t need 30 riders. It’s hard to give 30 riders a full program. We’re working through that.”

Currently at 28 with Dibben (apparently released) and Deignan (probably retire) not re-signed and Ivan Sosa expected to sign so that is 29 and still with a possibility of signing a British neo-pro (Hayter, Donovan, Pidcock).
Donovan and Pidcock are only 19 and Hayter's focus is on Tokyo 2020 so it's unlikely any of them will join Sky for 2019. Most likely the final roster will be reduced to 29 for 2019.
 
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JRanton said:
b.broadhurst said:
Seems Team Sky/Brailsford won't be sticking to their word;

“Unfortunately we might be looking at a net reduction in overall roster.” Brailsford told VeloNews. “With all the changes they’re making, you don’t need 30 riders. It’s hard to give 30 riders a full program. We’re working through that.”

Currently at 28 with Dibben (apparently released) and Deignan (probably retire) not re-signed and Ivan Sosa expected to sign so that is 29 and still with a possibility of signing a British neo-pro (Hayter, Donovan, Pidcock).
Donovan and Pidcock are only 19 and Hayter's focus is on Tokyo 2020 so it's unlikely any of them will join Sky for 2019. Most likely the final roster will be reduced to 29 for 2019.
Yeah I don't think they will sign Donovan or Pidcock at this point. (Are there any actual rumours about Pidcock joining? Or is it just the fact he is a British talent?) Hayter seems like a possibility though, Ganna is focused on Tokyo as well, and that is the very reason he joined in the first place. The fact that their roster would be reduced suggests that Hayter won't join at this point, unless something still went wrong with the Sosa deal.
 
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Tim Booth said:
b.broadhurst said:
Seems Team Sky/Brailsford won't be sticking to their word;

“Unfortunately we might be looking at a net reduction in overall roster.” Brailsford told VeloNews. “With all the changes they’re making, you don’t need 30 riders. It’s hard to give 30 riders a full program. We’re working through that.”

Currently at 28 with Dibben (apparently released) and Deignan (probably retire) not re-signed and Ivan Sosa expected to sign so that is 29 and still with a possibility of signing a British neo-pro (Hayter, Donovan, Pidcock).
Seems Team Sky/Brailsford won't be sticking to their word - what a surprise !
He expressed regret that something might happen, he didn't make a promise. Maybe it will not now happen: to present that as going back on his word is malicious misinterpretation to the point of trolling.

Try to make comments based on facts rather than prejudice.
 
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Tim Booth said:
b.broadhurst said:
Seems Team Sky/Brailsford won't be sticking to their word;

“Unfortunately we might be looking at a net reduction in overall roster.” Brailsford told VeloNews. “With all the changes they’re making, you don’t need 30 riders. It’s hard to give 30 riders a full program. We’re working through that.”

Currently at 28 with Dibben (apparently released) and Deignan (probably retire) not re-signed and Ivan Sosa expected to sign so that is 29 and still with a possibility of signing a British neo-pro (Hayter, Donovan, Pidcock).
Seems Team Sky/Brailsford won't be sticking to their word - what a surprise !
Sky hires Dunbar (31st rider): people complain
Sky has 29 for 2019: people complain

:D
 
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While I agree Pidcock, Hayter and Donovan are not likely to sign for Sky (or any other WT team) this year, another British U23 from Wiggins, Gabz Cullaigh has reportedly signed on the dotted line with UAE. Reputable source (confirmed most riders to FDJ Conti before official announcement) so while not to be taken as gospel, good chance this is true. See Tweet here: https://twitter.com/ollieman56/status/1065926294678970370

UAE seem to be taking Sky's approach from last offseason, sign a lot of U23s. Thats the Oliveira twins, Philipsen, Pogacar and Cristian Munoz already signed for 2019, with Cullaigh potentially making it 6 neo-pros. They also announced Italian Alessandro Covi would join in August 2019 after winning a l'Avenir stage and taking 8th in Baby Giro, so 7 by the half-way mark in the year or so. I wonder if top brass at the team are fine paying big bucks just now, but prefer to develop top talent in long-run, as opposed to buying out top riders deals like they did with Gaviria this season?
 

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