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Women's cycling transfer carousel and gossip - changes for the 2015 season

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So, 1st September has brought some big changes, with Kirsten Wild to Hitec and Laura Trott to Matrix-Vulpine for the coming season.... let's chat transfers, put anything you hear about in the comments - and since it's always a lot of fun, let's also gossip and speculate down in the comments too - who do you think SHOULD go where? What would you most like to see? I'll keep the article UCI-level only, but we can chat about anything else too!

Alé Cipollini

Staying:

In:

Out: Shelley Olds (to Bigla)

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Astana-BePink

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Out:

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Bigla

Staying: Lotta Lepistö, Vera Koedooder

In: Ashleigh Moolman (from Hitec), Shelley Olds (from Alé-Cip), Iris Slappendel & Annemiek van Vleuten (from Rabo)

Out:

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Boels-Dolmans

Staying: Lizzie Armitstead, Ellen van Dijk, Megan Guarnier, Demi de Jong, Romy Kasper, Christine Majerus, Katarzyna Pawlowska

In: Chantal Blaak & Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) plus 1 big name to be announced

Out: Jessie Daams, Janneke Ensing, Sanne van Paassen & Nina Kessler; Marieke van Wanroij (retiring), Nicky Zijlaard (SwaboLadies)

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BZK ProBasic

(New Basque UCI team for 2015 - managed by Eneritz Iturriagaetxebarria Mazaga!)

In: Olatz Agorria Etxebarría, Aiala Amesti, Mar Bonnín Palou, Nahia Domínguez, Ziortza Isasi, Eider Unanue (all but Bonnín from juniors)

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Estado de Mexico-Faren

Staying:

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Out: Lucy Martin (to Matrix)

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Giant Asos (new UCI team for 2015)

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Hitec Products

Staying:

In: Vita Heine (from Endura Lady Force), Kirsten Wild (from Liv)

Out: Chloe Hosking; Ashleigh Mooolman (to Bigla)

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Lensworld-Zannata (formerly Futurumshop-Zannata)

Staying: Annelies Dom, Mieke KrögerEvy Kuijpers and Sofie de Vuyst

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Out:

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Liv-Plantur (fomerly Liv-Shimano)

Staying: Lucy Garner, Claudia Lichtenberg, Floortje Mackaij, Maaike Polspoel, Kyara Stijns (see comments)

In:

Out: Marijn de Vries; Kirsten Wild (to Hitec)

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Lointek

Staying:

In:

Out: Aude Biannic (to Vienne Futuroscope)

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Lotto-Belisol

Staying:

In:

Out: Emma Pooley (retiring from cycling), Liesbet de Vocht (retiring)

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Matrix-Vulpine (new to UCI-level for 2015)

Staying: Mel Lowther, Harriet Owen, Jessie Walker

In: Lucy Martin (from Faren), Christina Siggaard (from Crescent DARE), Elinor Barker & Laura Trott (from Wiggle), Molly Weaver (from Epic Scott)

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Michela Fanini

Staying:

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Out: Liisi Rist

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Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies

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ORICA-AIS

Staying: Loes Gunnewijk

In: Sarah Roy (from Futuroscope)

Out: Jessie Maclean

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Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope

Staying: Charlotte BravardRoxane FournierPascale Jeuland, L Lucie Pader and Amélie Rivat

In: Aude Biannic (from Lointek), Eugénie Duval (from DN Normandie), Séverine Eraud ( from DN Pays-de-Loire) and another foreign rider to be chosen after the World Championships

Out: Sarah Roy ( to Orica), Sandrine Bideau (retiring), Oriane Chaumet, Fiona Dutriaux, Gabrielle Pilote, Manon Souyris and Kimberley Wells

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Rabo-Liv

Staying: Lucinda Brand, Anna van der Breggen, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, Thalita de Jong, Roxane Knetemann, Katarzyna NiewiadomaMarianne Vos

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Out: Iris Slappendel & Annemiek van Vleuten (to Bigla)

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RusVelo

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Servetto Footon

Staying: Veronica Cornolti, Marina Likhanova, Anna Potokina, Sari Saarelainen

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Out :

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Specialized-lululemon

Staying: Lisa Brennauer (we think, see comments) Tiffany Cromwell

In:

Out: Chantal Blaak & Evelyn Stevens (to Boels); Carmen Small (to focus on track)

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Tibco

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Top Girls Fassa Bortolo

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UnitedHealthcare

Staying:

In: Linda Villumsen (from Wiggle)

Out:

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Wiggle Honda

Staying: Dani King

In:

Out: Joanna Rowsell (to UK domestic team Pearl Izumi), Elinor Barker & Laura Trott (to Matrix-Vulpine), Linda Villumsen (to UnitedHealthcare)

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