2015 Transfers / Rumours and real

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,773
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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  • DL1987DL1987 Posts: 204
    Sagan to Tinkoff Saxo is another one.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Bouhanni to Liquigas.

    Basso to Tinkoff is funny.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 13,924
    Is EBH to BMC still on the cards?
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,773
    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.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Petacchi will be staying for another year at OPQS. He has r3slly enjoyed his time so far.
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  • CrozzaCrozza 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
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,112
    Matt Stephens tweeted a photo of Basso and Riis riding together this morning, just to add more grist to the mill.
  • ProssPross Posts: 21,577
    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!
  • mooromooro Posts: 416
    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 RacerRichmond 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.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    iainf72 to Cyclechat
    frenchfighter to RCUK
    Napoleon D to Velorooms
    TailWindHome to BNA
    SadlyWiggins to YACF
    :)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    RideOnTime wrote:
    iainf72 to Cyclechat
    frenchfighter to RCUK
    Napoleon D to Velorooms
    TailWindHome to BNA
    SadlyWiggins to YACF
    :)

    French Fighter is signing a lucrative contract with the clinic
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,773
    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.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,112
    Fanboi.

    He's a busted flush and should concentrate on his blueberry farm.
  • MacaloonMacaloon 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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  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
    iainf72 wrote:
    Wiggins to OGE :P
    OGE are supposed to be also interested in Porte and Evans!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 45,180 Lives Here
    andyp wrote:
    Fanboi.

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

    This.
  • Richmond RacerRichmond 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
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter 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 RacerRichmond 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_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,862
    Poor Dave B, I thought G was his favourite?
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter 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.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon 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 RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    ^ *crying with laughter*

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

    all contract negotiations should include wag demands
  • CrozzaCrozza 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 RacerRichmond 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
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter 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_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,706
    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...
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Ah well possibly then. I would imagine he would be happiest there from a personality standpoint.
    Contador is the Greatest
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