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Its Sept 1st. Lets play musical chairs.

BdeBBdeB Posts: 110
edited January 2010 in Pro race
Now that September 1st is here and teams can announce their signings, how about using this thread to collate and discuss all the announced moves. Do we know if sky are having a press conference?
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,477
    According to the Guardian, there will be no big announcement from Sky today. Apparently, they haven't got a press officer yet. They will only be revealing their bike sponsor.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Garmin have confirmed

    Robbie Hunter
    Fredrik Kessiakoff
    Michel Kreder
    Peter Stetina
    Johan Vansummeren
    Tom Zirbel
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • iainf72 wrote:
    Garmin have confirmed

    Robbie Hunter
    Fredrik Kessiakoff
    Michel Kreder
    Peter Stetina
    Johan Vansummeren
    Tom Zirbel

    They will be very good nexy year if they hold onto Brad, which is not unlikely
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,477
    Kim Kirchen is going to Katusha
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  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    RichN95 wrote:
    Kim Kirchen is going to Katusha
    Tired of being forced to work for Cav.

    Lampre confirm Pettachi.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,477
    Kléber wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Kim Kirchen is going to Katusha
    Tired of being forced to work for Cav.
    .

    Cyclingnews said Kim and Colombia couldn't agree terms, so money is probably the sticking point.

    The Colombia exodus continues though - Burghardt confirmed for BMC
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Pereiro stays with Caisse

    Lars Bak to Columbia
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Gasparotto to Astana?
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Ace journalist Lionel Birnie pointed out that Sky won't announce rider signings today as the news coverage would be swamped by the talk of football transfers.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Gerrans to Sky
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,477
    iainf72 wrote:
    Gerrans to Sky

    Where did you see that?

    I saw that reported (plus Hayman, Sutton* and Henderson) but nothing particularly official


    *Isn't nepotism great.
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Rupert Guiness just tweeted it.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Is it interesting that Garmin havent confirmed Brad as yet ? Or am I just reading too much into it ?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    cougie wrote:
    Is it interesting that Garmin havent confirmed Brad as yet ? Or am I just reading too much into it ?

    You usually don't have to confirm someone who has a contract
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • drenkromdrenkrom Posts: 1,062
    iainf72 wrote:
    Gasparotto to Astana?

    How can a team without a manager sign riders?
  • teagarteagar Posts: 2,100
    drenkrom wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Gasparotto to Astana?

    How can a team without a manager sign riders?

    Theo de Rooij is their manager? :P
    Note: the above post is an opinion and not fact. It might be a lie.
  • drenkromdrenkrom Posts: 1,062
    teagar wrote:
    drenkrom wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Gasparotto to Astana?

    How can a team without a manager sign riders?

    Theo de Rooij is their manager? :P

    He will be on January 1st. Now, it's still Bruyneel, who has no incentive to do anything. What a [email protected] that situation is.

    Anyone found something official on Hincapie?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    drenkrom wrote:

    Anyone found something official on Hincapie?

    Is this official enough?

    http://www.bmcracingteam.com/index.php?id=9&L=0&uid=312
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    iainf72 wrote:
    drenkrom wrote:

    Anyone found something official on Hincapie?

    Is this official enough?

    http://www.bmcracingteam.com/index.php?id=9&L=0&uid=312

    "Big George" Hincapie very recently won the US National Professional Road Champion title...

    *groan*

    Is that actually what's written on his passport?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    afx237vi wrote:

    *groan*

    Is that actually what's written on his passport?

    Nope. But he's got a tattoo which Mel saw on the TdF podium.

    So many people bailing on the good ship Columbia.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Columbia had a wealth of talent but watch their last Tour and no one had a chance to ride for themselves, it was all about delivering Cavendish. That's why Wiggo left last year.
  • Cancellara to Sky, apparently

    http://www.sportdome.nl/Nieuws/4998-Tra ... rotto.html

    Seen quite a few British pros putting miles in around my way (Peak District) - Ian Stannard, Brad Wiggins pootling around Wilmslow. Convenient for Manchester BC offices perhaps?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Cancellara to Sky, apparently

    I can't see it. He also signed a 3 year deal last year with Saxo.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Kléber wrote:
    Columbia had a wealth of talent but watch their last Tour and no one had a chance to ride for themselves, it was all about delivering Cavendish. That's why Wiggo left last year.

    Yep. I'm wondering if it's not the happiest of environments. I think Andyp said a while ago that Columbia "are a hard team to like"

    They're very effective however.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Management is quite strict there, there's a clear distinction between the likes of Aldag and Holm and the riders.
  • Seen quite a few British pros putting miles in around my way (Peak District) - Ian Stannard, Brad Wiggins pootling around Wilmslow. Convenient for Manchester BC offices perhaps?

    It may also be convenient for their homes - Wiggins, at least, lives within striking distance (Chorley, I think), so I wouldn't necessarily take that on its own as sign that he's off to Sky... I get the impression that a lot of the British pros maintain good connections with BC anyway.
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    The Sky team will be based in Belgium and Italy, not Manchester. Wiggins moved to Manchester years ago when he was part of the track set up.
  • Wiggins lived in Chapel en le Frith for a while (prior to the previous olympics) moving to Wigan not long after. Haven't seen him this way for a long long time. Never seen Stannard getting the miles in round here before though. Has he signed to Sky?

    Team Sky supporters section on British Cycling website. No real details at all yet.
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