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by Gkam84   December 10, 2012  

FDJ and Argos are in.

Toss up between Saxo and Lotto..... Thinking

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Most likely, but I want to see Lotto get it.....

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
10th December 2012 - 16:42

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I reckon it'll be saxo.

Thanks for the update.

posted by Super Domestique [1653 posts]
10th December 2012 - 16:42

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
10th December 2012 - 16:43

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SAXO LOSES WT-LICENSE. UCI awards licenses to Argos-Shimano, Lotto-Belisol and FDJ

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
10th December 2012 - 16:47

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Gkam84 wrote:
Most likely, but I want to see Lotto get it.....

Agree but think the AC factor will swing it.

Any news on if Spesh will still supply Astana?

Or are they cutting it back to just 2 teams. ( Saxo and OPQ )

posted by Super Domestique [1653 posts]
10th December 2012 - 16:50

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Gkam84 wrote:
SAXO LOSES WT-LICENSE. UCI awards licenses to Argos-Shimano, Lotto-Belisol and FDJ

Wow! While I was typing my previous post.

So the AC factor lacked the X factor (see what I did there Wink )

posted by Super Domestique [1653 posts]
10th December 2012 - 16:53

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
10th December 2012 - 16:53

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http://www.uci.ch/Modules/ENews/ENewsDetails2011.asp?id=ODkwNw&MenuId=MT...

Katusha requested a relegation.......... Surprise Surprise

But as is, Saxo are going to get invites to every race now. So it only hampers every other conti team

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
10th December 2012 - 16:54

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Ok, so Saxo are in, Katusha are out.

Queue the moves away from Katusha

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
10th December 2012 - 16:58

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UPDATED

WorldTour 2013: Argos, Rabo/white label, Vacansoleil-DCM, Astana, BMC, Radioshack-Nissan, Garmin-Sharp, OPQS, Lotto-Belisol, Saxo, FDJ, Ag2R, Movistar, Euskaltel, Lampre-Merida, Cannondale, SKY and Orica-Greenedge

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
10th December 2012 - 17:07

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J-Rod to Sky ? now there's an attractive GT line up Surprise

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
10th December 2012 - 17:38

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Gkam84 wrote:
http://www.uci.ch/Modules/ENews/ENewsDetails2011.asp?id=ODkwNw&MenuId=MTYzMDQ&LangId=1&BackLink=%2FTemplates%2FUCI%2FUCI8%2Flayout%2Easp%3FMenuID%3DMTYzMDQ%26LangId%3D1

Katusha requested a relegation.......... Surprise Surprise

But as is, Saxo are going to get invites to every race now. So it only hampers every other conti team

No, the UCI wording says Katusha;'s request was rejected, not that they requested a relegation.

TBH I dont see any difference on pro-conti wildcard chances. Bertie would have ensured the wildcard invites, just as Purito (assuming he stays) AND Russian money and market will do.

posted by Sam1 [219 posts]
10th December 2012 - 18:23

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stumps wrote:
J-Rod to Sky ? now there's an attractive GT line up Surprise

Surely no room at the inn there given he will need to be a GT leader..tho unless I've got it wrong, I reckon that they are 1 rider short even with Kirienka announcement

posted by Sam1 [219 posts]
10th December 2012 - 18:25

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J-Rod to sky and they would have a man for all the GT's

But Katusha will get invites to all races anyway.

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
10th December 2012 - 19:00

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I was thinking J-Rod to Cannondale!? Thinking

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
10th December 2012 - 19:07

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Sam1 wrote:
stumps wrote:
J-Rod to Sky ? now there's an attractive GT line up Surprise

Surely no room at the inn there given he will need to be a GT leader..tho unless I've got it wrong, I reckon that they are 1 rider short even with Kirienka announcement

Surely sky have space as Rogers left, and Kiryenka was already in before that happened, so at least 1 space free

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
10th December 2012 - 22:37

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Forgot to add, I doubt he will go to Sky, would he be happy going at 1 GT and the classics?

I like the cannondale idea, however again, would he be happy at just GT rider and not classics, with a team that has the likes of Sagan, Moser et al for classics and Sagan wanting points jerseys at GT's?

I cant really think of another team where he would get his own way and be able to do what he wants, and that could afford him. Argos is the only team lacking a real GT contender, but then you would have a Cav style situation re Kittel/Degenkolb. Same could be said for Orica, who have the classics covered, but then again you have Goss in the GT's.

He would probably gain leadership in as many races through wild card entries as he would by leaving

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
11th December 2012 - 11:13

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If he went to Sky and its a big if, he could be one of the main men for the classics with Uran, EBH and G. Then take time out to build up for the Vuelta, with the assistance of Sky his TT could be made so much better as well.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
11th December 2012 - 22:09

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He's going no-where, Katusha are set to take on the UCI because they were past fit to hold a license and then not given it without any reason's

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
11th December 2012 - 22:24

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