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RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,191
edited July 2020 in Pro race
This has usually been started by now. So let's crack on.

Froome, Porte, Izigirre bros, Stuyven and van Avermaet to Israel SN

De Plus, A.Yates, Jungels to Ineos

Oomen to Jumbo

S.Yates to Trek

All rumours
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 15,982
    Superman Lopez to Bora

    Bardet to Sunweb

    Ivan Garcia Cortina to Movistar

    Dylan Teuns also to Israel SN

    Rumours that there are rumours.
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  • robnewcastlerobnewcastle Posts: 214
    edited July 2020
    RichN95. said:

    This has usually been started by now. So let's crack on.

    Froome, Porte, Izigirre bros, Stuyven and van Avermaet to Israel SN

    De Plus, A.Yates, Jungels to Ineos

    Oomen to Jumbo

    S.Yates to Trek

    All rumours

    Froome and Porte definitely sounds like a goer particulate as part of a “package” to entice Froome. Interesting that they’re looking at the two classic specialists too

    Barnet to Sunweb is an interesting one

    Saw this a few weeks back too:
    https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/laurens-de-plus-set-to-join-ineos-as-jumbo-visma-highlight-replacement-458205
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,013
    edited July 2020
    Jungels is the perfect Ineos rider. ITT specialist who isn't good enough to win a GT, but good enough to manage being with the final selection every other day (to pull for the actual leader).
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  • ProssPross Posts: 24,940
    The Yates brothers splitting up would be an odd one and neither were keen on Ineos / Sky previously I though?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,191
    Pross said:

    The Yates brothers splitting up would be an odd one and neither were keen on Ineos / Sky previously I though?


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  • 50x1150x11 Posts: 304
    Pross said:

    The Yates brothers splitting up would be an odd one and neither were keen on Ineos / Sky previously I though?

    Probably see it as a chance to win something a bit more often.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,191
    Rumours: According to Beppe Conti, whose track record for rumours I am unsure of, Fabio Aru and Gianni Moscon are going to Israel.

    Is it appropriate to call going to Israel a pilgrimage?
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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,245
    50x11 said:

    Pross said:

    The Yates brothers splitting up would be an odd one and neither were keen on Ineos / Sky previously I though?

    Probably see it as a chance to win something a bit more often.
    Yes originally they wanted to ride to win rather than in the service of others didn't they, he probably thinks he's at a level now where he would get that at Ineos even if not at the Tour.
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  • 50x1150x11 Posts: 304

    50x11 said:

    Pross said:

    The Yates brothers splitting up would be an odd one and neither were keen on Ineos / Sky previously I though?

    Probably see it as a chance to win something a bit more often.
    Yes originally they wanted to ride to win rather than in the service of others didn't they, he probably thinks he's at a level now where he would get that at Ineos even if not at the Tour.
    Yeah that's pretty much how I see it, also the support they would get would be so much better at many other teams than MS.
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,481
    I am sure Ineos will be desperate to keep hold of Moscon ;)
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,080
    Bardet and Latour leaving AG2R, says l'Equippe.
    “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’.”

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  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,658
    Richie Porte now being linked with a return to Ineos
  • robnewcastlerobnewcastle Posts: 214
    redvision said:

    Richie Porte now being linked with a return to Ineos

    Didn’t see this coming if it happens. Figured he’d probably go to Israel to support Froome and target some week long races for himself.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,191

    redvision said:

    Richie Porte now being linked with a return to Ineos

    Didn’t see this coming if it happens. Figured he’d probably go to Israel to support Froome and target some week long races for himself.

    I don’t see how he fits in with the new generation Ineos either. But it may just be to stop him going to Froome.

    In other news Israel want Impey as road captain. Makes sense. Froome’s oldest friend in the peloton.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,191
    Keldermann Sunweb to Bora

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,191
    Carl Frederick Hagen to Israel.
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  • Pierre Latour to Total Direct Energie
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,737
    Nils Pollitt confirmed as going to Bora
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • Lilian Calmejane to Ag2r
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,191
    Daryl Impey confirmed for Israel SUN. So it looks like Froome is having a say in recruitment.
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  • RichN95. said:

    Daryl Impey confirmed for Israel SUN. So it looks like Froome is having a say in recruitment.

    At a guess how many riders do you think they’ll bring in and secondly how many do you think they need?
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,344
    They've got 19 riders under contract for next season according to procyclingstats.com, and had a roster of 30 riders this season. So they've still ten or so riders to recruit or retain.
  • gsk82 said:

    Nils Pollitt confirmed as going to Bora

    I thought we'd see him at the front of a few spring classics this year, prior to Covid at least. I think this move helps him and Sagan.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,228
    Jungels is no longer massive
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  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,677
    WTF? More gobsmacked about GVA and Jungels than Bardet.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,191
    edited August 2020
    I'm surprised at any top rider going to AG2R or Sunweb. At least the former have Citroen money to spend.

    I would have thought a Belgian classics star like van Avermaet would be on Ineos's shopping list. They're a big employer in Antwerp where De Ronde starts.
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,259
    AG2R. Winners of what? Apart from the perennial not quite good enough Romain Bardet, struggling to think of any one else from that team as a winner of anything significant.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,737
    orraloon said:

    AG2R. Winners of what? Apart from the perennial not quite good enough Romain Bardet, struggling to think of any one else from that team as a winner of anything significant.

    What has bardet ever won?
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  • feltf70feltf70 Posts: 20
    gsk82 said:

    orraloon said:

    AG2R. Winners of what? Apart from the perennial not quite good enough Romain Bardet, struggling to think of any one else from that team as a winner of anything significant.

    What has bardet ever won?
    He was 10 seconds off winning here........

    https://procyclingstats.com/race/mont-ventoux-denivele-challenge/2019
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