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Transfers 2016 : Rumours and fact

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited February 2016 in Pro race
Kwiatkowski to Sky

Kennaugh to BMC
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    Early for silly season!

    Might be a decent move for PK, I'll have a chat with his agent :wink:
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Been listening to the cycling podcast? :wink:
  • CYCLESPORT1CYCLESPORT1 Posts: 471
    Sidebottom to Mottram Velo
    Smith to V C Eccles
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784

    Ekimov says the Katusha deal is already done
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,383 Lives Here
    Hamilton to Ferrari.

    Oh, wait.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    Hamilton to Ferrari.

    Oh, wait.
    That's either 2015 F1 or 2002 cycling
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Sky need a guy like Kristoff badly don't they. He even fits their sterile personality. I guess Wiggins departure frees up a good amount of money.

    PK to BMC sounds like an interesting move although I dont rate BMC.

    Kwiatek to Sky - cannot see this happen. OPQS will hang on as hard as they can and Kwiatek does not strike me as a Sky man by any means. 100% his career goes downhill if he joins them and I am sure he can see that. He would also probably fall off my list.
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  • TaliusTalius Posts: 282
    As someone a bit put off by sky's tactics over the past few years and only just beginning to like them now they're thinking a bit more about the classics, i think it would be great for them to get some real classics specialists. Kristoff might not be everyone s preferrence for a classics rider but he certainly has come of age over the past two years and this season's form looks v good for the next couple of seasons. Kwiat less so. He's fantastic at the moment but they're probably try to turn him into a GT winner. Anyway, would be great to see sky build a proper cycling team....
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    RichN95 wrote:
    Hamilton to Ferrari.

    Oh, wait.
    That's either 2015 F1 or 2002 cycling

    very good 8)
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    Didn't realise Kristoff was ex Bmc.... Why'd they let him go?
  • Lefevre really wants Degenkolb doesn't he?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    philbar72 wrote:
    Didn't realise Kristoff was ex Bmc.... Why'd they let him go?

    Well his results were pretty average back then. Definitely good, but not special. They also maybe didn't want another rider like Thor (the year he joined Kristoff left) or Kristoff saw Thor's signing as overshadowing his career (rightly so). 2/3 of Thor's years at BMC were totally rubbish which goes to show what a bad move BMC made (but that shouldn't surprise anyone).
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  • mr_pollmr_poll Posts: 1,547
    Kwia seems be strong in all areas and should be a GC contender in the very near future. You do have to wonder if Ettix have the ambitions/team to build around him at the expense of their classics squad - can see why he has been linked to a move away. However would he really want to play second fiddle to Froome for the next few years?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    mr_poll wrote:
    Kwia seems be strong in all areas and should be a GC contender in the very near future. You do have to wonder if Ettix have the ambitions/team to build around him at the expense of their classics squad - can see why he has been linked to a move away. However would he really want to play second fiddle to Froome for the next few years?

    Pat L doesn't believe he's the GT man for QuickStep
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    iainf72 wrote:
    Pat L doesn't believe he's the GT man for QuickStep
    Pat L doesn't believe in GTs.
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    RichN95 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Pat L doesn't believe he's the GT man for QuickStep
    Pat L doesn't believe in GTs.

    And why back anyone else when he's got Rigo Uran

    Isn't Cav's contract up this year as well?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • AshbeckAshbeck Posts: 235
    Cavendish to MTN Qhuebeka
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,055
    Milton50 wrote:

    reads to me like the man himself thinks he can and may move because of it. so the boss is trying to convince everyone he can't
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Ashbeck wrote:
    Cavendish to MTN Qhuebeka

    Nah, MTN only sign washed up, old sprinters. Oh, hang on...
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  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    I remain convinced that Kwiatkowski should be a classics man and ditch any GT ambitions.

    Genuinely think he could win all 5 monuments.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,383 Lives Here
    Nah.

    Way too soon to be saying that, and I don't think we'll ever see a rider win all 5 again.
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    You're almost certainly right but he has the weapons, on paper, as well as the tactical nous. Nevertheless, Lefevere is wise to steer him away from GT ambitions IMO.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    I really hope Kristoff doesn't move to Sky as it would affect the chances of my men Rowe and G to ride for themselves. Then again, maybe it would help if they got in breaks as no-one will want to chase and tow Kristoff with them :? I guess he fends reasonably well for himself and doesn't need a train. Can't see Kwiatowski and Kristoff both going there though.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    Pross wrote:
    I really hope Kristoff doesn't move to Sky as it would affect the chances of my men Rowe and G to ride for themselves. Then again, maybe it would help if they got in breaks as no-one will want to chase and tow Kristoff with them :? I guess he fends reasonably well for himself and doesn't need a train. Can't see Kwiatowski and Kristoff both going there though.
    Kristoff to Sky doesn't make any sense. But a decent agent with a big star doesn't go into negotiations without creating some rumours about big team interest elsewhere.
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Kristoff re-signs with Katusha apparently. No move to Sky.
    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/04/tour- ... h-katusha/
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,674
    Daniel Friebe ‏@friebos · 9m9 minutes ago
    Kwiatkowski's agent Giuseppe Acquadro confirms Sky talks.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,383 Lives Here
    Daniel Friebe ‏@friebos · 9m9 minutes ago
    Kwiatkowski's agent Giuseppe Acquadro confirms Sky talks.

    Pfft, talk is cheap.

    Though probably not so much for Lefevre.
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