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Out of contract riders 2013

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edited December 2012 in Pro race
which significant riders are still out of contract?

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  • Gerdemann's a big name.

    And of course Bottle.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Joost Posthuma

    Leif Hoste
  • FJS wrote:
    Joost Posthuma

    Leif Hoste

    Hoste retired, didn't he?

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/hoste-r ... al-cycling
  • ThomThomThomThom Posts: 3,574
    Levi?
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    FJS wrote:
    Joost Posthuma

    Leif Hoste

    Hoste retired, didn't he?

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/hoste-r ... al-cycling
    Cause he couldnt find a team. Same for Posthuma
  • FJS wrote:
    Cause he couldnt find a team. Same for Posthuma

    Not what he says in the article.
    ...although he did receive interest from Liquigas-Cannondale, who were looking for a classics mentor for Peter Sagan.

    “They saw me as the ideal man to ride with Peter Sagan in the spring classics,” Hoste said. “But my back problem wasn’t solved and a team can’t wait forever. Finding a place in a team where I could fix my back problem wasn’t easy.”
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    FJS wrote:
    Cause he couldnt find a team. Same for Posthuma

    Not what he says in the article.
    ...although he did receive interest from Liquigas-Cannondale, who were looking for a classics mentor for Peter Sagan.

    “They saw me as the ideal man to ride with Peter Sagan in the spring classics,” Hoste said. “But my back problem wasn’t solved and a team can’t wait forever. Finding a place in a team where I could fix my back problem wasn’t easy.”

    Liquigas didn't offer him a contract in the end because of his back problems. Accent Jobs did not renew his contract. He wanted to continue next year but couldn't find a team confident that his health issues would be solved to hire him. Perhaps not due to the economic climate, but certainly an unvoluntary retirement.
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