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Could a regulated transfer market work in pro cycling?

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Wrote this before the Tour, and we've since learned that Talansky did in fact extend his contract with Slipstream, but I think its still relevant with the latest news about teams having no luck yet securing new sponsors and would like to hear PDC's thoughts.

Would such a market give teams like Belkin/Blanco/Rabo and Cannondale/Liquigas a new lease on life if they could deal away their most valuable assets?

I think it largely depends on exactly how much a desperate (and rich) team would pay in terms of transfer fees on top of the rider salary. That is, how much would Katusha pay to Cannondale pre-TDF to secure Sagan for the Tour (and beyond)?

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