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  • andyp wrote:
    andyp wrote:
    DeadCalm wrote:
    Mikkel Bjerg rumoured to be on his way to Ineos. He's already a two time U23 TT world champion which is rather impressive, particularly considering that he's still only 20.

    Yeah, he was mentioned as on his way to Ineos in this post on VR, a couple of weeks agao:
    Signings: Carapaz, McNulty, Bjerg, Campanaerts, Pidcock, Hayter and Donovan

    Departures: Poels (Sunweb), De La Cruz (Movistar), Elissonde (Trek), Rosa (Androni), Kiryienka, Knees and Golas (Retired).

    This has been 100% wrong thus far.

    So three of the supposed signings; McNulty, Bjerg and Donovan have signed elsewhere.

    Donovan has signed for Team Sunweb, as has Italian sprinter Alberto Dainese.

    I see Pidcock has said he's not stepping up to World Tour yet either so that's another one to scratch off the list.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,793
    Ilnur Zakarin to CCC. Is there anyone left at Katusha?
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  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 609
    RichN95 wrote:
    Ilnur Zakarin to CCC. Is there anyone left at Katusha?

    those contracted thro 2020. I think Dowsett is one.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    amrushton wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Ilnur Zakarin to CCC. Is there anyone left at Katusha?

    those contracted thro 2020. I think Dowsett is one.

    Zakarin will be a good fit at CCC
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,793
    Tiesj Benoot to Sunweb
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,008
    Cataldo to Movistar
    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.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,710
    RichN95 wrote:
    Tiesj Benoot to Sunweb

    That's a loss for Lotto.

    Bit of a dig at the Belgian team (who Boonen said had too many problems for him to fix) in Benoot's quotes:
    "I was looking for a team with a professional and scientific approach where I can make the next steps forward in my career; that’s why I chose Team Sunweb,"
  • indyPindyP Posts: 1,118
    Quintana x 2, Anacona and Diego Rosa to Arkea- Samsic confirmed by Dayer on Velonews

    Interesting to know what happened to Rosa. Brilliant at Astana and ok start at Sky then fell off a cliff
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,396
    indyP wrote:
    Interesting to know what happened to Rosa. Brilliant at Astana and ok start at Sky then fell off a cliff

    I guess the drugs wore off.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,710
    Campenaerts to Dimension Data :shock:
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,008
    Bit left-field
    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.
  • poptart242poptart242 Posts: 455
    gweeds wrote:
    Bit left-field

    I remember thinking that with last year's weird but good acquisitions (Valgren etc), and that they'd do well.

    Not making that same mistake twice. Sorry Vic
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,407
    Dan Martin to Israel Cycling Academy (!)
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,396
    r0bh wrote:
    Dan Martin to Israel Cycling Academy (!)

    That's left field!
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,793
    edited August 2019
    Double post
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,793
    r0bh wrote:
    Dan Martin to Israel Cycling Academy (!)
    Dan Martin and his agent

    breaking-bad-money-pile-800x450.jpeg
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,710
    From UAE to Israel, I'd argue the latter has better food which is was one of Dan's complaints about his current team...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,793
    Working for the Arabs and Israelis. His passport is going set off all sorts of red flags at airports. :P
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,008
    Now that is more left-field.
    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.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,431
    RichN95 wrote:
    r0bh wrote:
    Dan Martin to Israel Cycling Academy (!)
    Dan Martin and his agent

    breaking-bad-money-pile-800x450.jpeg

    Dan's put on some weight.
    “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!
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,008
    Boy and Danny Van Poppel to Wanty for 2020.
    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.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,008
    Reports that Dumoulin and Sunweb have reached agreement on his departure. Jumbo-Visma the likely destination.
    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.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,008
    Now confirmed by Sunweb that he’s leaving.
    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.
  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    gweeds wrote:
    Reports that Dumoulin and Sunweb have reached agreement on his departure. Jumbo-Visma the likely destination.
    Those reports have just been confirmed. Sunweb boss Iwan Spekenbrink wishes Tom Dumoulin all the best for the future.
    ademort
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  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    ademort wrote:
    gweeds wrote:
    Reports that Dumoulin and Sunweb have reached agreement on his departure. Jumbo-Visma the likely destination.
    Those reports have just been confirmed. Sunweb boss Iwan Spekenbrink wishes Tom Dumoulin all the best for the future.
    Also confirmed is Tom is to sign a 3 year contract with Jumbo Visma and his sole aim, and that of the team is to win the Tour De France.
    ademort
    Chinarello, record and Mavic Cosmic Sl
    Gazelle Vuelta , veloce
    Giant Defy 4
    Mirage Columbus SL
    Batavus Ventura
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    That is awesome news. I am an Ineos fan but cant wait to see them be pushed to for every second. Quite a strong team, non?
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,396
    That is awesome news. I am an Ineos fan but cant wait to see them be pushed to for every second. Quite a strong team, non?

    The decisions regarding route will be interesting. Make it a climb fest to help Pinot, have every stage end with a short sharp climb to help Allaphilippe or make it a tt-athon to favour Jumbo.

    There must be a way to stop that pesky British team from winning.... only if Froome isn't back to full fitness in time i suspect.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • ProssPross Posts: 21,634
    gweeds wrote:
    Reports that Dumoulin and Sunweb have reached agreement on his departure. Jumbo-Visma the likely destination.

    For some reason I always think he is at Jumbo anyway. Which GC riders are moving on from Jumbo as they seem to be getting a bit over-subscribed or reaching Ineos levels in terms of GT contenders.
  • ProssPross Posts: 21,634
    gsk82 wrote:
    That is awesome news. I am an Ineos fan but cant wait to see them be pushed to for every second. Quite a strong team, non?

    The decisions regarding route will be interesting. Make it a climb fest to help Pinot, have every stage end with a short sharp climb to help Allaphilippe or make it a tt-athon to favour Jumbo.

    There must be a way to stop that pesky British team from winning.... only if Froome isn't back to full fitness in time i suspect.

    I would have thought that any route choices would be with the aim of getting a French winner rather than avoiding another Ineos victory, they tried to get a Pinot friendly route this year and it may have worked had it not been for his late injury.
  • dish_dash wrote:
    Campenaerts to Dimension Data :shock:
    Now confirmed.

    Also, what impact will next year's rebranding to parent company NTT have on the team?
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