Just a quick question on team mergers and rider transfers.
What happens to UCI points? Do the riders carry them with them wherever they go or if a rider moves to a new team will the old team keep them? And does that mean if Saxo and Liquigas merge will their points total just be whatever the riders left on their rosters earned?
I was wondering because a few teams like FDJ, AG2R and Rabobank are struggling, not as badly as Saxo Bank but still..., and I was curious to know if they could just sign a couple of riders at the end of the season (assuming they don't pick up enough points before then) to bump up their totals and ensure they get their license renewed?