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Whilst we still have the Vuelta to look forward to and the Worlds, pro teams must be eyeing up likely candidates for new signings.

Cav to OPQ ?

Nibali to Astana and Roche to Saxo bank so far.

How about Sky swapping Cav for Boonen ? Plus i think they need another GC rider to go with Wiggo, Froome and possibly Uran.

What do you reckon ?????????????

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Voigt to SKY appaz, after a year to be a DS.

Kreuziger may be good at SKY.

Cav to Team Virgin?

Along with SAGAN, Boonen and all the other good sprinters.

ERRRRR

Hoy to switch to road and dominate Ghent Wevelgem.

Flecha may leave SKY for BMC

EBH to Saxo?

Garmin will probably shed some rubbish American riders in return for some sprightly young Frenchies.

Pinot and Rolland?

JTL to SKY.

Andy back to SAXO and a SICK leadership battle for the Tour.

MEHDI SOHRABI needs a team built around him, he's a bit good to be languishing in the LOTTO BELISOL reserves.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Saxo will need to get a few higher rated in the UCI table riders else they wont have a pro tour race license next season.

Cav will be leaving I think.....But where to go? I cant see it being a Belgian team though. I know he speaks Italian and lives there.....But what about Spanish? Movistar??  3

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Greenedge?

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notfastenough [3695 posts] 4 years ago
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What is it with you and Mehdi Sohrabi?!

Here's the latest rumour mill:
http://www.cyclingfever.com/transfers.html

Interesting ones are:
Roche to Saxo
Nibali to Astana
Oss to BMC
Apollonio, Flecha, Nordhaug leaving Sky
JTL to Sky (hoping he has a good season)

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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Looking forward to seeing where Jakob goes  39

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STEVESPRO 79 [544 posts] 4 years ago
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Forgive my ignorance....But who is JTL ??

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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John Tiernan-Locke I assume.

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notfastenough [3695 posts] 4 years ago
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Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, currently with Endura Racing but hoping to elevate himself to a worldtour team.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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By the sounds of it he could have moved up to WorldTour mid-season but wanted to give Endura the full year after they backed him. Loyalty in sport is always nice to see. Hopefully he can get onto a decent team with a good anti-doping program so everyone can see he's a great clean rider. Garmin or Sky would be ideal.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 4 years ago
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A good Tour of Britain should get him a decent move.

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AWPeleton [3347 posts] 4 years ago
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Be a shame to see Flecha leave Sky and Nordhaug. Both are hard working ds and cracking classics riders.

Fuglsang already said he is leaving so where's he going ?

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Well Fuglsang would be an OK super DS for Mehdi when things head up.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Oop, he's going to do Mountain Biking next year instead.

Eurgh

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Raleigh wrote:

Oop, he's going to do Mountain Biking next year instead.

Eurgh

Nope, He's going to OPQS or Astana. His mountain bike comments was something to do with no Dane's being in the MTB at the Olympics this year and he thinks he could have been in there  19http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fuglsang-lines-up-move-to-either-astana-...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fuglsang-fancies-a-return-to-mountain-bi...

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Capecchi and Szmyd sign for Movistar.

Ooooooooh

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Liquigas just going to fold then at this rate.

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silas chime [189 posts] 4 years ago
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Now that's dedication  26

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TERatcliffe26 [4634 posts] 4 years ago
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Id like to see Sky sign Tony Gallopin, along with another Classics specialist as that is where they are lacking

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AWPeleton [3347 posts] 4 years ago
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EBH should switch solely to classics as he has the climbing ability and the sprint. He is a damn good TT'er so has the stamina as well.

But i agree Sky need another couple of classics riders and another GC rider.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Albasini and Zaugg I think to IAM.

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Mostyn [396 posts] 4 years ago
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Sky have a dream team; and the loss of any of their top riders would detract from the teams prowess.

I hope they support Bradley Wiggins in an attempt to win a second Tour de France? Froome needs more experience.

Sky Team for 2013 tour should be >

Bradley Wiggins

Geraint Thomas

Mark Cavendish

Ian Stannard

Swift

Froome

AND ??

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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They couldn't win the tour with that team.

Froome's time has come.

Froome
Wiggins
Henao
Uran
Rogers
Sivstov
Porte
Stannard
Pate

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Hugh Lupus [29 posts] 4 years ago
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And rvp to man utd

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Darthshearer [134 posts] 4 years ago
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Boonen will no way leave OMPQS.

Dombrowski is apparently signing with Sky, I hope thats not true  2

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Wouldn't surprise me if Dombrowski goes to Sky, with him, Uran and Henao they'll be well set for GC contenders for the next ten years or so.

It'll be interesting to see where the next Brit comes from though, surely with Sky's main focus being getting Brit's on the top steps of Grand Tour podiums they'll need to plan ahead for when Froome starts to drop off around 2017. Or now that they've acheived their aim of a Brit winning the TdF are they now just another team that'll take anyone of any nationality and no longer a British team?

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Darthshearer [134 posts] 4 years ago
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It wouldnt suprise me to see Uran leave tbh, he wont stick around too long if his chances are limited.

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TERatcliffe26 [4634 posts] 4 years ago
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Uran has had chnaces though imo, had his chance at the Giro,a nd gets plenty of chances for classics wins where wiggins and froome never seem to ride (today for example)

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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I agree with TERatcliffe, Uran has plenty of chance in the current squad and given his and Henao's team work and encouraging results at this year's Giro I'm sure they'll get the nod together for at least one of next year's Grand Tour's, either the Giro or the Vuelta depending on profile and what Wiggins wants to do.

I'm sure that Wiggins will want to race the TdF as defending champion but he may not race to win if the course clearly suits Froome more. If that's the case he may have eyes for one of the Giro or Vuelta and which he goes for will probably dictate how the rest of the squad plan their season.

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silas chime [189 posts] 4 years ago
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Perhaps SKY feel Geraint is the next big project?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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I've read before that Sky and Thomas both feel he's a better classics rider than Grand Tour condender but you never know, that's what everyone said about Wiggins a few years ago.

Also, if I had a wish list of riders I'd like Sky to sign, Thomas De Gendt would be on there.

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