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2022 Transfers: Rumours & Facts

dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,191
I see we're busy discussing Sagan this morning, with news this afternoon that Evenepoel has just signed a new 5-year contract with D-QS. Which means that Lefevre's team is likely safe...

So the transfer merry go round is well and truly up and running... here's a thread to keep track of it all.
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  • hommelbierhommelbier Posts: 1,526
    Julien Vermote (ex Cofidis) to Alpecin-Fenix until end of season, with a one year extension possible.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,551
    Svein Tuft to making moody videos about winter bike packing

    (advert starts at the end, some nice shots before that though)

    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • 3 year extension for Allaphilippe at D-QS
  • arnufarnuf Posts: 81
    Seems like Lefevere got himself quite the budget.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,210
    It knocks any rumour about Sagan going there on the head I would think.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,780 Lives Here
    I'd take JA over Sagan anyway. Will elaborate if anyone disagrees.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,300
    I don't disagree, but It's a cycling forum. Elaborate anyway! 😉
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,780 Lives Here
    Younger and the best French rider around.

    And he’s **hungry** and Sagan isn’t
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 9,831
    Sagan is still recovering from covid I think .
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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,300

    Younger and the best French rider around.

    And he’s **hungry** and Sagan isn’t

    Rather underwhelming, Chasey, after such a build up. 😛
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  • gregster04gregster04 Posts: 1,321
    There are rumours on Twitter that there have been further Hirschi-style falling outs at DSM and both Soren Kragh Andersen and Jai Hindley want to leave.

    Trek and ISN are possible links for Hindley.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,909

    There are rumours on Twitter that there have been further Hirschi-style falling outs at DSM and both Soren Kragh Andersen and Jai Hindley want to leave.

    Trek and ISN are possible links for Hindley.

    Mentioned in Valencia commentary yesterday by JB.
    She said nobody is happy at DSM.
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  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,445
    Gilbert confirmed to retire and end 2022 season.
  • norvernrobnorvernrob Posts: 1,430
    m.r.m. said:

    Younger and the best French rider around.

    And he’s **hungry** and Sagan isn’t

    Rather underwhelming, Chasey, after such a build up. 😛
    I thought the one word answer was going to be ‘panache’, would would be perfectly acceptable (and a nod to FF).
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,520

    Gilbert confirmed to retire and end 2022 season.

    It's such shame the end doesn't look like its going to be as he wanted.
  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,451
    edited 21 April
    DELETE wrong thread
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,300

    Gilbert confirmed to retire and end 2022 season.

    It's such shame the end doesn't look like its going to be as he wanted.
    True, but he will get a stage at a GT (probably the Tour) before it's over for sure.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,551


    Note there appears to be some clarification of Slovak translations below. Suggests coach maybe more speculative than tweet suggests
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,780 Lives Here
    Sagan at Movistar, tasty.
  • hanshotfirsthanshotfirst Posts: 278

    Sagan at Movistar, tasty.

    What's Slovakian for You've got the balls ?

  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,551
    I think QuickStep would be formidable with Sagan. The question would be will his (or his coach's) ego will let him be 'part of a pack'...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,780 Lives Here
    edited 4 May
    ddraver said:

    I think QuickStep would be formidable with Sagan. The question would be will his (or his coach's) ego will let him be 'part of a pack'...

    Honestly, I don't think Sagan is *that* fussed about winning or coming second.

    I think he's obviously super professional so he cares from a "I want to do my job really well", but he's hardly a roadie in love with the sport.

    He's said in the past he finds road riding the least interesting of all the cycling disciplines. It does however make him a rich man, so he'll do it.

    AS such, I can't see the appeal to him for taking a pay cut to win a few more races, which is ultimately what going to QS means.

    Also, assuming he's recovered from his accident, you don't need Evenepoel AND Sagan.

    He's not a guy who gets out on the bike and nails it every day with the childhood dreams of winning Flanders or Roubaix again.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,210
    Sosa supposedly leaving Ineos. Bora or Movistar likely destinations
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,569
    Lots of rumours in Gazzeta today:

    - Almeida to Bora
    - Jai Hindley to Bora
    - Ackermann to UAE
    - Sam Bennett to Bora
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,466
    "Deceuninck-Quick-Step team manager Patrick Lefevere confirmed today that Sam Bennett will leave the team at the end of the season after both parties were unable to reach an agreement financially, Wielerflits reports."

    https://cyclingtips.com/2021/05/sam-bennett-to-leave-deceuninck-quick-step/?fbclid=IwAR16cW0lTG-07-TCph1aBMgXlDNUEIlshVnphlpo_PaebvG_UXhAVhaYlW8
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  • ProssPross Posts: 28,145
    Have Bora picked up additional sponsorship?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,210
    Pross said:

    Have Bora picked up additional sponsorship?


    There's talk of Sagan leaving (and presumably his entourage too)
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,210

    "Deceuninck-Quick-Step team manager Patrick Lefevere confirmed today that Sam Bennett will leave the team at the end of the season after both parties were unable to reach an agreement financially, Wielerflits reports."

    https://cyclingtips.com/2021/05/sam-bennett-to-leave-deceuninck-quick-step/?fbclid=IwAR16cW0lTG-07-TCph1aBMgXlDNUEIlshVnphlpo_PaebvG_UXhAVhaYlW8


    I wonder if that will effect his Tour selection? Probably not but there are team bosses that wouldn't pick him.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,909
    RichN95. said:

    "Deceuninck-Quick-Step team manager Patrick Lefevere confirmed today that Sam Bennett will leave the team at the end of the season after both parties were unable to reach an agreement financially, Wielerflits reports."

    https://cyclingtips.com/2021/05/sam-bennett-to-leave-deceuninck-quick-step/?fbclid=IwAR16cW0lTG-07-TCph1aBMgXlDNUEIlshVnphlpo_PaebvG_UXhAVhaYlW8


    I wonder if that will effect his Tour selection? Probably not but there are team bosses that wouldn't pick him.
    Are you thinking it's a foot in the Tour door for Cav?
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,210



    Are you thinking it's a foot in the Tour door for Cav?


    Yes. Wishful thinking.

    When is Evenepoel's contract up? Is it too soon to announce that he'll be leaving the team? (Probably)
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