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Women's transfer-news for 2013

Now that the women's road season is all but over for the year, we begin the annual round of musical chairs. If you are only familiar with the men's scene you may be surprised by the volume, but long contracts are uncommon in women's cycling. Lizzie will doubtless be just the first of many big names to find a new home for 2013. In this thread we'll try to keep reasonably up to date on what is happening. Any unsubstantiated and totally scurrilous gossip is also most welcome.

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Specialized-lululemon for 2013

The American powerhouse squad just announced their team for the upcoming season. Some new younger north american talents and a Ina Teutenberg who is not retiring just yet stand out on the roster.

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Emma Johansson to Orica-AIS

The Swedish world no 3 ranked rider now confirms the rumored move to Australian Orica-AIS. Coming off a disappointing season the swede will presumably take over the role of team captain after retiring Judith Arndt on Orica.

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Former two-time Belgian national champion retires

Henrion, former two-time Belgian national champion, retires after 92nd career win.

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Another Day in Transferland

Lots of names are still keeping quiet about where they will be riding in 2013 (We're talking in particular of top 5 riders named Emma), but little stories trickling out are beginning to give us an idea of how next year will look in the women's peloton.

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Wild, Becker and Garner join Argos-Shimano

Team Argos-Shimano names seven of their confirmed riders for next season

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TIBCO-To The Top Adds Horsepower, Experience

Earlier this week Team TIBCO - To The Top announced the signing of three notable international riders, significantly increasing the experience of the squad preparing to enter its eighth year in the women's peleton. The additions are Claudia Häusler (GER) from Orica-AIS and Chantal Blaak (NED) and Shelley Olds (USA), both of AA Drink-Leontien.

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Hitec adds more talent to team roster

Specialized-Lulelemon’s Emilia Fahlin and Chloe Hosking to ride for Hitec Products in 2013.

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Hitec take over the Worlds

Norwegian team Hitec-Mistral Products furthered their claim to the title of The Best and Most Lovable Little Team In The World (a title vacated some years ago by previous holder Garmin when they turned to the dark side) by signing up two of the brightest stars of this year's World Championships race in Valkenburg, Silver medal winner mature-age cyclist (is that some sort of mysterious Aussie slang?) Rachel Neylan and up-and-coming Italian talent (although not at all unknown at the Café) Rossella Ratto.

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