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    Landa should be excited. He's going to be the GC leader there. There aren't exactly many top GC riders on the market right now, so even if they do sign more top riders, it's unlikely they'll have anyone else to challenge Landa for leadership at the Tour.

    Yes, I saw that about Lambrecht as well. So very sad.

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    True and with Rohan Dennis acting weird, he doesnít have much competition currently on the roster either. They already have a few good support riders too. If they can add some elite climbing talent to that and find one or two developmental GC guys to bring along for the Giro and Vuelta, they could be off to a good start.
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    UAE is clearly reloading talent. They signed another young rising star with strong TT skills today. Add that to McNulty and Pogacar and they have a nice young group to develop if they can figure out what went wrong with their last group of big signees.

    Mikkel Bjerg joins McNulty in three-year deal at UAE Team Emirates ‚Äď Transfer shorts | Cyclingnews.com
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    Saw a report that Jasha Sutterlin is going to Sunweb for next year.


    Nothing official yet, but reports are that a young Colombian, Einer Agusto Rubio Reyes, will be signing with Movistar. This is in Colombian news (so Spanish), haven't seen anything in English for this one yet. If you want to try your hand at Spanish here is where the report on this one is: https://laguiadelciclismo.com/report...nO7ncA6WE24NqQ
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    Movistar announced today they have signed IŮigo Elosegui to a 3 year contract. He was with Lizarte the past 2 seasons. This one was not a secret and was expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    Lambrecht has died from injuries sustained in a recent race. The kid was only 22 years old. So sorry to see this. I really liked him and thought he had a bright future.

    Bjorg Lambrecht dies at age 22 | Cyclingnews.com
    Wow, that's incredibly sad.

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    Movistar has signed a young Swiss rider from Lotto Soudal's U-23 team, Johan Jacobs. He's more of a northern classics rider having finished 2nd at U-23 Paris-Roubiax and 7th at U-23 Flanders. I'm excited about this signing and hope they can support him in those races. With Valverde retiring in a couple of years they do need a classics rider.

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    Dumoulin officially leaves Sunweb for Jumbo Visma.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tom-...r-jumbo-visma/

    Do they instantly become the second best team in pro cycling now? How do you think they stack up against Ineos if Froome is ever healthy again?
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    Gilbert officially heading (back) to Lotto Soudal.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/phil...year-contract/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    Gilbert officially heading (back) to Lotto Soudal.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/phil...year-contract/
    Hard to believe that Philippe is 37 years old.

    Remember that one year (2011) when he just kept winning? That was awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Scorcho View Post
    Hard to believe that Philippe is 37 years old.

    Remember that one year (2011) when he just kept winning? That was awesome.
    That was one of my first years following pro cycling and he was virtually unstoppable in hilly one day races/stages. It was a ton of fun to watch. And 8 years later, heís still winning monuments and has earned a new three year deal. Itís amazing really.
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    Gilbert was unbeatable that year.

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    I'm putting this news as it does address a few things with transfers.

    Interesting story/news breaking in Spanish cycling media today. The agent that Trek and DQS blacklisted after the Sosa debacle is now blacklisted (and apparently banned) by Movistar. This also part of the reason Carapaz was removed from the Vuelta team and why a portion of current Movistar riders will not be resigned. This agent now appears to literally have only 2 WT teams who will deal with him and that is Ineos and Astana.


    Other piece of transfer news is Court Nielson to EF.

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    Today it's been made official that Carapaz is going to Ineos. Also official that Quintana is going to the Pro Conti team Arkea along with Anacona and his brother, Dayer.

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    Movistar is definitely in an almost complete rebuilding mode. Today they announced two signing both 20 year olds. One (German) Juri Hollman, and the other (US) Matteo Jorgenson. Both signed 2 year contracts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoroninK View Post
    Movistar is definitely in an almost complete rebuilding mode. Today they announced two signing both 20 year olds. One (German) Juri Hollman, and the other (US) Matteo Jorgenson. Both signed 2 year contracts.
    I hear they are the front runners to sign Rohan Dennis though (along with Dimension Data). I wonder how he fits into their long-term plans. GC or pure TT?

    https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/r...reports-439570
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    Yeah, there are rumors about Dennis going to Movistar. I guess the question would be are the Canyon TT bikes going to work for him? I would guess if they sign him it would be a pure TT specialist and stage hunter. With Valverde, Enric Mas, and Soler, I don't think they much room for more GC riders. As for long term plans, who knows, as it looks like they are going with a youth movement to do a close to total rebuild of the team.

    Dimension Data use BMC bikes, so that would be a draw for Dennis.

    It will be interesting to see where Dennis does end up. On the Spanish boards, the idea of Dennis to Movistar appears to be a popular though, although many would like to see it, it would surprise them.

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    Lawson Craddock has re-signed with EF Education.

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cra...ucation-first/

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    I saw that. Stetina wonít be returning to Trek apparently. It sounds like Trek actually has a plan now and it involves developing young riders, which is refreshing to see.

    Jumbo Visma and Ineos look super strong. I hope they donít just completely dominate all season. EF is finally a competitive squad and lots of fun. I plan to follow them fairly closely next year. I am also really intrigued by the changes going on at Bahrain. They have the money and resources with McLaren involved to shoot right to the top quickly.

    Other than EF and Bahrain, I still hold out hope that Dimension Data (soon to have a new name) pulls it together. They are my heartís favorite team, but my head cannot figure out what in the world their game plan is. Their roster is sort of a jumbled mess of mostly support pieces right now. They definitely held on to and focused on Cav and his sprint train too long.
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    It does appear that Trek may finally have a real plan in place that doesn't fully include riders who aren't good enough to be top GC riders. It'll be interesting to see how Nibali does there.
    I'm happy EF is competitive again as they are a fun team to watch and cheer for.

    Movistar has gone into almost total rebuild mode (along with blacklisting/banning an agent). It appears they are going to try to build a team around Enric Mas and Marc Soler, while keeping a few veteran riders to help guide the team. Although I suspect that their over reliance on Valverde may actually end up worse while he also tries to be coach/mentor/road captain/teacher to go along with team leader and race leader.

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    It sounds like Mathieu van der Poel could end up on Sunweb or some version of that team eventually.

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cor...is-a-bit-much/

    https://www.velonews.com/2019/09/com...cycling_500595
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    Brent Bookwalter re-signed with M-S.

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    Here's a nice article on the journey of Matteo Jorgenson from Idaho to Europe and now signing with Movistar.
    https://www.velonews.com/2019/10/new...ABRlGYMMBYZlVg

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    We can now add Daniele Bennati is the list of retirees. This is a link to his instagram post.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B5BkXHKoRNT/

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