Is it absolutely 100% certain that they are moving up? Are we talking something akin to Nibali(s) to Trek? Everyone knew, we just weren't allowed to know.
That’s much too generous to this collection of semi pros. Look down that list. There are about three guys with significant pro experience and it isn’t as if the Conti guys are big espoir successes.not really, on paper maybe, but CCC in 2015 basically just had Grega Bela for a couple of Top 15s and Gazprom was rescued by Foliforov going ballistic the year after.
If Epowers really can get someone like Brambilla (or Pozzovivo) and a somewhat decent sprinter (which should be no problem, there are enough of those on the market - Modolo, Pasqualon, Battaglin, Lobato, Sbaragli, Guardini...), they are at least on level with this.
Lol still whining and yapping about Aquablue? Nine of that team’s initial 16 riders had WT experience and three of the remnant had been PCT pros. Only four were espoirs or semi pros. In their second year the only riders on their team who hadn’t at least a year of pro riding under their belts were Eddie Dunbar and Casper Pedersen, two of the best espoirs of the previous season and now highly regarded young WT riders. The more common complaint about them at the time was that they had too many solid but unremarkable pros and not enough in the way of unknowns. Of course Aquablue didn’t get a Giro invite and were never seriously considered for one.What that team needs is some Kreder or several Kreders and some Australian guys straight from the Asiatic race calendar. Maybe a really really tall guy as well.
Arkea doesn't meet the requirements to move up. So it's not a guarentee they will. Cofidis is very close if they don't fully meet the requirements so it's much more likely they will move up. There is nothing that says they have to allow 2 Pro Conti teams to move up, esp if they don't meet the requirements.There's only two wildcards with Cofidis and Arkea moving up remember, would they get in ahead of the Italian teams?
Here is the article from Mundo Ciclistico.Henao renews with Ineos for 2 years
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Asgreen is a timetrial specialist, though. He's just got a few more tricks up his sleeves.Last year everyone thought Asgreen was "just a time trialer" ...
I dont know, to me the word "specialist" suggests a one trick pony. Like he is special in that one aspect but not much more. But maybe that is just me.Asgreen is a timetrial specialist, though. He's just got a few more tricks up his sleeves.
Maybe Garrison can find a few as well.
Bit of a difference between timetrial specialist and just a time trialer. Dumoulin is a timetrial specialist, I wouldn't call him just a time trialer.