2015 Transfers / Rumours and real

iainf72
iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited March 2015 in Pro race
Basso to Tinkoff / Saxo

Wiggins to OGE :P
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
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  • DL1987
    DL1987 Posts: 204
    Sagan to Tinkoff Saxo is another one.
  • frenchfighter
    frenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Bouhanni to Liquigas.

    Basso to Tinkoff is funny.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,922
    Is EBH to BMC still on the cards?
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  • iainf72
    iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Bouhanni to Liquigas.

    Basso to Tinkoff is funny.

    It' s not really - Contador said a few years ago he'd like to have Basso on his team as mountain helper
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • frenchfighter
    frenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Petacchi will be staying for another year at OPQS. He has r3slly enjoyed his time so far.
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  • Crozza
    Crozza Posts: 991
    iainf72 wrote:
    Bouhanni to Liquigas.

    Basso to Tinkoff is funny.

    It' s not really - Contador said a few years ago he'd like to have Basso on his team as mountain helper

    A few years ago he might have been some help
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,095
    Matt Stephens tweeted a photo of Basso and Riis riding together this morning, just to add more grist to the mill.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,435
    How long are rider's contracts usually for then? I was surprised to see Rui Costa is out of contract and the end of this season. Hopefully no-one has burnt their bridges yet!
  • mooro
    mooro Posts: 479
    iainf72 wrote:
    Bouhanni to Liquigas.

    Basso to Tinkoff is funny.

    It' s not really - Contador said a few years ago he'd like to have Basso on his team as mountain helper

    Could basso really do that good a job for the next couple of seasons? Seemed to tail off relatively quickly on bigger climbs recently.
  • Richmond Racer
    Richmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    Pross wrote:
    How long are rider's contracts usually for then? I was surprised to see Rui Costa is out of contract and the end of this season. Hopefully no-one has burnt their bridges yet!


    No, 2-3 year contracts more common. Lampre offered Costa a multi-year contract, but he chose to sign for just 1 year - either because he didn't want to commit for too long a period before checking out the team set-up, or perhaps he thought he could get a more lucrative contract with another team if things were more stable with teams this year. Or perhaps he was cautious given a certain legal case hitting Lampre towards the end of this year.
  • RideOnTime
    RideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    iainf72 to Cyclechat
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    TailWindHome to BNA
    SadlyWiggins to YACF
    :)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    RideOnTime wrote:
    iainf72 to Cyclechat
    frenchfighter to RCUK
    Napoleon D to Velorooms
    TailWindHome to BNA
    SadlyWiggins to YACF
    :)

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  • iainf72
    iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Mooro wrote:

    Could basso really do that good a job for the next couple of seasons? Seemed to tail off relatively quickly on bigger climbs recently.

    Definately could.

    He showed zero form before the Giro and wasn't that terrible all things considered. He's also had the pox that is Sebastian Weber ruining his training this year.

    I suspect Basso would be good at putting down a brutal pace for a number of KM's and then swinging off.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,095
    Fanboi.

    He's a busted flush and should concentrate on his blueberry farm.
  • Macaloon
    Macaloon Posts: 5,545
    Hot on the heels of his EBH to BMC scoop, Richard Moore on the Cycling Podcast announced Geraint Thomas' departure to no fixed abode as yet:~20 mins in.
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  • knedlicky
    knedlicky Posts: 3,097
    iainf72 wrote:
    Wiggins to OGE :P
    OGE are supposed to be also interested in Porte and Evans!
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    andyp wrote:
    Fanboi.

    He's a busted flush and should concentrate on his blueberry farm.

    This.
  • Richmond Racer
    Richmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    knedlicky wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Wiggins to OGE :P
    OGE are supposed to be also interested in Porte and Evans!


    Evans wont go as he has some kind of personal relationship with Andy Rihs. Porte might though, in 2016, when his current contract with Sky is up.

    EDIT

    Talking of Evans and OGE, he reckons they've got a future GC contender in Simon Yates

    http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cycling/ ... zrujl.html
  • frenchfighter
    frenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Aru rumored to Sky or BMC but agent said he is contracted and has no offers (I highly doubt he would move).
    Geraint to leave Sky (cant meet wag demands)

    https://audioboo.fm/boos/2221073-sky-s- ... ur#t=2m38s
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  • Richmond Racer
    Richmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    Aru rumored to Sky or BMC but agent said he is contracted and has no offers (I highly doubt he would move).
    Geraint to leave Sky (cant meet wag demands)

    https://audioboo.fm/boos/2221073-sky-s- ... ur#t=2m38s


    This is my favourite typo ever :)
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    Poor Dave B, I thought G was his favourite?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • frenchfighter
    frenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Aru rumored to Sky or BMC but agent said he is contracted and has no offers (I highly doubt he would move).
    Geraint to leave Sky (cant meet wag demands)

    https://audioboo.fm/boos/2221073-sky-s- ... ur#t=2m38s


    This is my favourite typo ever :)

    :lol:

    He should get a good increase if he went to a 'classics' team and focused just on that...would love it if he did but wouldnt mind if he stayed at sky to do it...may even be better for the fans.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • Macaloon
    Macaloon Posts: 5,545
    Aru rumored to Sky or BMC but agent said he is contracted and has no offers (I highly doubt he would move).
    Geraint to leave Sky (cant meet wag demands)

    https://audioboo.fm/boos/2221073-sky-s- ... ur#t=2m38s


    This is my favourite typo ever :)

    +1 Team claiming they have no power to muzzle Michelle on Twitter.
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  • Richmond Racer
    Richmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    ^ *crying with laughter*

    Thank you FF, this really has made my morning... :lol:

    all contract negotiations should include wag demands
  • Crozza
    Crozza Posts: 991
    He should get a good increase if he went to a 'classics' team and focused just on that...would love it if he did but wouldnt mind if he stayed at sky to do it...may even be better for the fans.

    Lotto?
  • Richmond Racer
    Richmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    G said named the teams that might interest him in a recent interview (CycleSport or Procyling) - Garmin, BMC, OGE...

    Think his preference is an English-speaking team
  • frenchfighter
    frenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    G said named the teams that might interest him in a recent interview (CycleSport or Procyling) - Garmin, BMC, OGE...

    Think his preference is an English-speaking team

    Not sure Garmin would have the cash to splash. BMC is very international and OGE is based too much in Aus. BMC should fire Hushovd and use the money for G.

    Lotto is a rubbish team.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • dish_dash
    dish_dash Posts: 5,557
    G said named the teams that might interest him in a recent interview (CycleSport or Procyling) - Garmin, BMC, OGE...

    Think his preference is an English-speaking team

    Not sure Garmin would have the cash to splash. BMC is very international and OGE is based too much in Aus. BMC should fire Hushovd and use the money for G.

    Lotto is a rubbish team.

    I thought OGE had a whole Italian base thing going...
  • frenchfighter
    frenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Ah well possibly then. I would imagine he would be happiest there from a personality standpoint.
    Contador is the Greatest