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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,290
    iainf72 wrote:
    Elissonde to Trek

    The home of tiny Sky/Ineos cast-offs.
    “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!
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,092
    iainf72 wrote:

    Cataldo to Movistar

    Sort of rider you imagine is already in movistar
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,556
    iainf72 wrote:
    Elissonde to Trek

    The home of tiny Sky/Ineos cast-offs.
    The only current French cyclist to have been in a Grand Tour winning team. God knows who the last before him was. Probably Nicolas Portal.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,162
    RichN95 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Elissonde to Trek

    The home of tiny Sky/Ineos cast-offs.
    The only current French cyclist to have been in a Grand Tour winning team. God knows who the last before him was. Probably Nicolas Portal.
    Probably says more about integrity than anything to be honest
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,303
    iainf72 wrote:
    Elissonde to Trek

    I'd been expecting a move of some kind, I'm not sure he (all 52kg of him) achieved what they were hoping for, or perhaps he has chosen to move away because he feels he is not given enough opportunities.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,563
    RichN95 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Elissonde to Trek

    The home of tiny Sky/Ineos cast-offs.
    The only current French cyclist to have been in a Grand Tour winning team. God knows who the last before him was. Probably Nicolas Portal.
    Probably says more about integrity than anything to be honest

    Loyalty maybe, rather than integrity, if one chooses to look things in such terms.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,305
    RichN95 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Elissonde to Trek

    The home of tiny Sky/Ineos cast-offs.
    The only current French cyclist to have been in a Grand Tour winning team. God knows who the last before him was. Probably Nicolas Portal.
    Probably says more about integrity than anything to be honest

    Loyalty maybe, rather than integrity, if one chooses to look things in such terms.

    I'd say insular and outdated.
    Rule #72 // Legs speak louder than words.
    Unless you routinely demonstrate your riding superiority and the smoothness of your Stroke, refrain from discussing your power meter, heartrate, or any other riding data
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,674
    Zakarin to CCC

    gonna be interesting to see what happens to the Katusha lot if that team does fold...

    Also apparently Quintana off to Arkea...
  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 576
    Quintana + 3 other riders to Arkea. Winner Ancona one of those riders. breaking news (rumour) is that Dumoulin will move to Jumbo having had his contract bought or bought himself out.
  • ProssPross Posts: 21,050
    amrushton wrote:
    Quintana + 3 other riders to Arkea. Winner Ancona one of those riders. breaking news (rumour) is that Dumoulin will move to Jumbo having had his contract bought or bought himself out.

    Arkea need someone, they're anonymous in the Tour and not worth their place so far.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,765
    Carapaz to Ineos?

    Ciro says so...
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,162
    Pross wrote:
    amrushton wrote:
    Quintana + 3 other riders to Arkea. Winner Ancona one of those riders. breaking news (rumour) is that Dumoulin will move to Jumbo having had his contract bought or bought himself out.

    Arkea need someone, they're anonymous in the Tour and not worth their place so far.

    They are protecting there leader like most other teams. Not sure what you want them to do. Barguil getting through the early stages
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,563
    amrushton wrote:
    Quintana + 3 other riders to Arkea. Winner Ancona one of those riders. breaking news (rumour) is that Dumoulin will move to Jumbo having had his contract bought or bought himself out.

    With them already signing Greipel and with Viviani rumoured to Cofidis, is this a sign that finally, French teams are dragging themselves into a more 21st century mindset? Realizing that in order to compete at the top level, they have to invest in foreign riders, rather than pick up young French riders they get a tip about down the pub.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,189
    amrushton wrote:
    Quintana + 3 other riders to Arkea. Winner Ancona one of those riders. breaking news (rumour) is that Dumoulin will move to Jumbo having had his contract bought or bought himself out.

    With them already signing Greipel and with Viviani rumoured to Cofidis, is this a sign that finally, French teams are dragging themselves into a more 21st century mindset? Realizing that in order to compete at the top level, they have to invest in foreign riders, rather than pick up young French riders they get a tip about down the pub.

    a lot of it is budget as well. viviani, being the fastest (or one of the current fastest) sprinters, is a premium addition. he needs a stronger leadout/ support train than what cofidis have. either Richeze (who is probably the best active leadout man) or someone who can do a hard effort ahead of a final kick is missing from their team. they'd need a few others who are stronger than their current riders as well. Have Cofidis got the $$$... probably. will they do it, not sure....
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    iainf72 wrote:
    Carapaz to Ineos?

    Ciro says so...

    Now they are struggling to get a non-brit to win the Tour.
  • ProssPross Posts: 21,050
    Pross wrote:
    amrushton wrote:
    Quintana + 3 other riders to Arkea. Winner Ancona one of those riders. breaking news (rumour) is that Dumoulin will move to Jumbo having had his contract bought or bought himself out.

    Arkea need someone, they're anonymous in the Tour and not worth their place so far.

    They are protecting there leader like most other teams. Not sure what you want them to do. Barguil getting through the early stages

    Is he chasing GC this year then? If so losing him a shed load of time with a weak team in the TTT wasn't very helpful.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 1,930
    Assume that Bouhanni is done at Cofidis?
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    gweeds wrote:
    Assume that Bouhanni is done

    Yes
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,083
    Tiesj Benoot rumoured to be Ineos bound.
  • andytee87andytee87 Posts: 517
    RichN95 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Elissonde to Trek

    The home of tiny Sky/Ineos cast-offs.
    The only current French cyclist to have been in a Grand Tour winning team. God knows who the last before him was. Probably Nicolas Portal.

    On the Arkea-Samsic tour squad, Moinard (Cuddles TDF).
  • indyPindyP Posts: 1,118
    Current Italian road champion Davide Formolo to UAE
  • indyPindyP Posts: 1,118
    Further rumours of Arkea-Samsic signing Quintana who will be joined by his brother plus Winner Anacona and Diego Rosa from Team Ineos.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,556
    indyP wrote:
    Further rumours of Arkea-Samsic signing Quintana who will be joined by his brother plus Winner Anacona and Diego Rosa from Team Ineos.
    I think they should create a team of brothers of stars - Dayer Quintana, Antonio Nibali, Juraj Sagan, Adam Yates ( :wink: )
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,293
    indyP wrote:
    Further rumours of Arkea-Samsic signing Quintana who will be joined by his brother plus Winner Anacona and Diego Rosa from Team Ineos.

    As I may have tweeted, at least this means we don't have to consider him a GC contender any more...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,556
    Van der Poel is supposedly going to Movistar, so it'll be quite a shake up if he does.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,293
    .....nah, don't see that. Movistar won't be interested in XCO World Cups
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,305
    Blel Kadri to Decathlon Toulouse. Confirmed by inrng on Twitter.
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    Unless you routinely demonstrate your riding superiority and the smoothness of your Stroke, refrain from discussing your power meter, heartrate, or any other riding data
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 1,930
    VDP to Movi looks like a rubbish fit.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,556
    edited 17 July
    gweeds wrote:
    VDP to Movi looks like a rubbish fit.
    Canyon, innit. VDP's tied to them for four years. So unless they supply a different team or decide to stay with an uncertain Katusha, Movistar it is. To be fair they've always done right by Valverde in the Classics, and I'm sure they'll buy in some support. The right DSs might not be there but apparently VDP doesn't listen to anyone anyway.

    Elsewhere, according to Inner Ring Nils Politt is off to Quick Step.
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,303
    RichN95 wrote:
    Van der Poel is supposedly going to Movistar, so it'll be quite a shake up if he does.

    Partly\purely down to the Canyon link?
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