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  • Total Direct Energie not going for Wt. licence now? Cofidis and Israel academy hoping to step up
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,888
    Total Direct Energie not going for Wt. licence now? Cofidis and Israel academy hoping to step up
    It's Cofidis and Arkea-Samsic who are looking for promotion. Israel Academy are taking over Katusha's licence.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,735
    I had to look up who NTT pro cycling were ( dimension data’s parent company and new name for the team).
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,945
    Maxime Monfort stays at Lotto Soudal, but decides races are easier in the car than on a bike - gets a DS role.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,808
    My man Laurens ten Dam bringing his pro career to a gentle end in the Tour of Croatia.

    Runs his own gravel raid and cycling podcast...can imagine him being around the sport in the immediate future.
    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,783
    inseine wrote:
    I had to look up who NTT pro cycling were ( dimension data’s parent company and new name for the team).
    Damn. I used to work for NTT a few years back, and the local boss was a cycling nut. Used to get really good kit made for any staff who rode "seriously". So, I have a set in the cupboard.

    Now I'll risk looking a full PKW. :x
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,888
    Not a rider transfer, but the Daily Mail have announced their new Cycling correspondent

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    Twitter: @RichN95
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,643
    Good news to my mind, Chaves extends with Mitchelton Scott for a further 2 years.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,735
    I'd missed Cav to Bahrain Merida. Glad he gets a ride
  • inseine wrote:
    I'd missed Cav to Bahrain Merida. Glad he gets a ride

    has it been officially announced? Thought it was just assumed because of Ellingworth
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,643
    inseine wrote:
    I'd missed Cav to Bahrain Merida. Glad he gets a ride

    has it been officially announced? Thought it was just assumed because of Ellingworth

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/signing-mark-cavendish-will-improve-me-as-a-sprinter-says-bahrain-meridas-colbrelli/

    That strongly suggests it, but no official announcement that I can see.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,888
    inseine wrote:
    I'd missed Cav to Bahrain Merida. Glad he gets a ride

    has it been officially announced? Thought it was just assumed because of Ellingworth
    Daniel Freibe said it was a done deal and he's the journalist closest to Cavendish

    I image he'll move into a DS role there when the time is right.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,888
    Six new riders announced for Bahrain

    Rafa Valls, Marco Haller, Scott Davies, Pello Bilbao, Eros Capecchi, Kevin Inkelaar. A decent haul but no mention of Cavendish.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,779
    Taylor Phinney retires after Japan Cup.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,358
    edited October 2019
    iainf72 wrote:
    Taylor Phinney retires after Japan Cup.

    Blimey...

    His hipster-ness was a lot even for me but you couldn't help but like him. What could have been...
    Taylor wrote:
    You may or may not see me in an enduro race next year. If I'm going to race anything it's going to be that. I just want to shred, you know
    8)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,779
    ddraver wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Taylor Phinney retires after Japan Cup.

    Blimey...

    His hipster-ness was a lot even for me but you couldn't help but like him. What could have been...
    Taylor wrote:
    You may or may not see me in an enduro race next year. If I'm going to race anything it's going to be that. I just want to she, you know
    8)

    It's not too long ago he was the most marketable cyclist around.

    http://www.sportspromedia.com/most-mark ... or_phinney
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,888
    iainf72 wrote:

    It's not too long ago he was the most marketable cyclist around.

    http://www.sportspromedia.com/most-mark ... or_phinney
    And after 2014 he only had two more wins - a stage of the US Pro Challenge and the US TT champs.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,358
    ...and a shattered leg
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,888
    ddraver wrote:
    ...and a shattered leg
    Sure. My comment was meant to be more about the folly of overhyping young riders rather than about Phinney himself.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,216
    RichN95 wrote:
    ddraver wrote:
    ...and a shattered leg
    Sure. My comment was meant to be more about the folly of overhyping young riders rather than about Phinney himself.
    he was seen to be the next big thing (had a huge tt engine apparently) and his chase down of the leaders in one of the tour of flanders (I think) was pretty inspirational. then the leg.

    can't blame him.
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,216
    inseine wrote:
    Dennis to Ineos?

    in terms of improving an already great TT engine it would make sense. he's probably a bit prickly for them though.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,025 Lives Here
    iainf72 wrote:
    ddraver wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Taylor Phinney retires after Japan Cup.

    Blimey...

    His hipster-ness was a lot even for me but you couldn't help but like him. What could have been...
    Taylor wrote:
    You may or may not see me in an enduro race next year. If I'm going to race anything it's going to be that. I just want to she, you know
    8)

    It's not too long ago he was the most marketable cyclist around.

    http://www.sportspromedia.com/most-mark ... or_phinney

    Loses points for using a Kirby quote.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,735
    philbar72 wrote:
    inseine wrote:
    Dennis to Ineos?

    in terms of improving an already great TT engine it would make sense. he's probably a bit prickly for them though.

    I would have thought he would respond well to the Ineos attention to detail which seemed to be part of the reason for his departing Bahrain and maybe why he's been a bit 'prickly'?
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,945
    inseine wrote:
    philbar72 wrote:
    inseine wrote:
    Dennis to Ineos?

    in terms of improving an already great TT engine it would make sense. he's probably a bit prickly for them though.

    I would have thought he would respond well to the Ineos attention to detail which seemed to be part of the reason for his departing Bahrain and maybe why he's been a bit 'prickly'?

    Depends a bit whether his prickliness is because he thinks he knows it all and has to do it his way or whether it's because others around him were sloppy (inc. broken promises etc.)
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,888
    philbar72 wrote:
    inseine wrote:
    Dennis to Ineos?

    in terms of improving an already great TT engine it would make sense. he's probably a bit prickly for them though.
    His personality (around the bike) seems quite similar to Wiggins. Similar types of rider too.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Lotto Soudal announce Adam Blythe s departure.
  • carbonclem wrote:
    Lotto Soudal announce Adam Blythe s departure.

    Barely raced, lots of media work, new kids... Retirement?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,025 Lives Here
    inseine wrote:
    philbar72 wrote:
    inseine wrote:
    Dennis to Ineos?

    in terms of improving an already great TT engine it would make sense. he's probably a bit prickly for them though.

    I would have thought he would respond well to the Ineos attention to detail which seemed to be part of the reason for his departing Bahrain and maybe why he's been a bit 'prickly'?

    Depends a bit whether his prickliness is because he thinks he knows it all and has to do it his way or whether it's because others around him were sloppy (inc. broken promises etc.)

    He’s prickly regardless.

    Even Garmin found him too much and they’re pretty tolerant of weird behaviour.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,025 Lives Here
    RichN95 wrote:
    philbar72 wrote:
    inseine wrote:
    Dennis to Ineos?

    in terms of improving an already great TT engine it would make sense. he's probably a bit prickly for them though.
    His personality (around the bike) seems quite similar to Wiggins. Similar types of rider too.

    Less humour... more tantrums
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