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Women's cycling transfer (and gossip!) part 2: Post-Worlds!

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UPDATE! Comments are now closed on this article, and it won't be updated any more - move over here for the latest version! We've seen a lot of transfer news already, with big teams like Boels, Bigla and Rabo-Liv making various announcements, but the post-Worlds period is always when we hear some really big stories - with a big Monday morning start, as young superstar Elisa Longo Borghini announcing her move to Wiggle Honda. What's coming next? Share anything you hear about in the comments - and since it's always a lot of fun, let's also gossip and speculate down there too - what do you think we're going to hear next? What you think about the teams so far? I'll keep the article UCI-level only, but we can chat about anything else too!

Alé Cipollini

Staying:

In: (Apparently the team is being take over by Ariana Fidanza's father, so it's a good bet she's going there)

Out: Valentina Carretta (retired mid-2014), Tatiana Guderzo (to Hitec), Shelley Olds (to Bigla), Michela Pavin (to Servetto Footon), Ane Santesteban González (to Giusfredi)

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Astana-BePink

Staying:

In:

Out: Alice Maria Arzuffi and Änna Zita Maria Stricker (to Giusfredi), Doris Schweizer (to Bigla), Susanna Zorzi (to Lotto)

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Bigla

Staying: Lotta Lepistö (Fin), Vera Koedooder (Ned)

In: Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) (from Hitec), Sharon Laws (GBr) (from UHC), Shelley Olds (USA) (from Alé-Cip), Iris Slappendel & Annemiek van Vleuten (both Dutch, both from Rabo), Doris Schweizer (Swi) (from Astana)

Out: Jo Hogan; Elke Gebhardt (retiring), Sandra Weiss (to BH Cycling Team)

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Bizkaia-Durango (Esp)

Staying:

In: Coral Casado Ortiz, Elisabet Escursell Valero, Paula Lanz (all Spanish, all from Juniors)

Out:

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Boels-Dolmans (Ned)

Staying: Lizzie Armitstead (GBr), Ellen van Dijk (Ned), Megan Guarnier (USA), Demi de Jong (Ned), Romy Kasper (Ger), Christine Majerus (Lux), Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol)

In: Chantal Blaak (Ned) & Evelyn Stevens (USA) (Specialized-lululemon), Amalie Dideriksen (Den) (from juniors)

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

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BZK ProBasic (Esp)

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

In: Olatz Agorria Etxebarría, Aiala Amesti, Mar Bonnín Palou, Nahia Domínguez, Ziortza Isasi, Gloria Rodríguez, Maria San Jose Tejerina,  Eider Unanue (all Spanish, all but Bonnín from juniors)

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Estado de Mexico-Faren

Staying:

In:

Out: Giada Borgato and Fabiana Luperini (retiring),Elena Cecchini (to Lotto) , Lucy Martin (to Matrix), Dulce Pliego Moreno (returning to Mexico),  Rossella Ratto and Anna Trevisi (to Giusfredi)

(Assume all the Mexican riders are leaving Faren, after the reports of unpaid wages and bad treatment - in fact, if the team contin ues next year, we'll be surprised)

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Giant Asos (new UCI team for 2015)

No news on this, so I'm muting it for now.

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Giusfredi (new team for 2015, set up with Edita Pučinskaitė) (Ita)

In: Alice Maria Arzuffi and Änna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita, from Astana BePink), Valentina Bastianelli (Ita), Liisi Rist (Est) and Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) (from Michela Fanini), Claudia Cretti (Ita) (from juniors & Valcar),  Angela Maffeis (Ita) (from Eurotarget Still Bike), Rossella Ratto and Anna Trevisi (both Ita, both from Estado de Mexico-Faren), Ane Santesteban González (Esp) (from Alé Cipollini), Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) (from Chirio Forno d’Asolo)

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Hitec Products (Nor)

Staying: Miriam Bjørnsrud, Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Tone Hatteland-Lima (all 3 Norwegian),  Lauren Kitchen (Aus), Julie Leth (Den), Emilie MobergThea Thorsen (both Nor)

In: Charlotte Becker (Ger) (from Wiggle), Shana van Glabeke (Ned) (from Autoglas Wetteren), Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) (from Alé Cipollini), Vita Heine (Nor) (from Endura Lady Force), Kirsten Wild (Ned) (from Liv)

Out: Chloe Hosking, Audrey Cordon & Elisa Longo Borghini (to Wiggle); Ashleigh Mooolman-Pasio (to Bigla); Sara Olsson (to Matrix); Siri Minge (taking a year out to focus on her education)

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Lensworld-Zannata (formerly Futurumshop-Zannata)

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

In: Kim de Baat (from Parkhotel Valkenberg), Mariël Borgerink (from NWVG), Kaat van der Meulen (from Keukens Redant)

Out: Anouska Koster (to Rabobank), Grace Verbeke (she's having a baby due in January, says she won't be full-time, if she does any racing at all)

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Liv-Plantur (fomerly Liv-Shimano)

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

In: Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) (from Rabobank)

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

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Lointek

Staying: Fanny Riberot

In: Cristina Martínez Bonafe (from juniors)

Out: Aude Biannic (to Vienne Futuroscope)

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Lotto-Soudal

Staying: Lieselot Decroix (Bel)

In: Elena Cecchini (Ita) (from Faren), Jessie Daams (Bel) (from Boels) and Susanna Zorzi (Ita) (from Astana)

Out: Jolien D'hoore (to Wiggle), Emma Pooley (retiring from pro cycling), Liesbet de Vocht (retiring)

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

Staying: Mel Lowther, Harriet Owen, Penny Rowson, Jessie Walker - all British

In: Lucy Martin (from Faren), Elinor Barker & Laura Trott (from Wiggle) (all British), Sara Olsson (Swe) (from Hitec), Christina Siggaard (Den) (from Crescent DARE), Molly Weaver (GBr) (from Epic Scott),

Out: Corrine Hall (can't race on a UCI team and be a paracycling tandem pilot)

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Michela Fanini

Staying:

In:

Out: Valentina Bastianelli, Liisi Rist and Tetyana Riabchenko (to Giusfredi); Mireia Epelde (retiring)

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Nö Radunion Vitalogic

Staying: Astrid Gassner, Astrid van Oijen, Christina Perchtold and Elisabeth Riegler

In: Christina Kollmann (didn't very race much in 2014)

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Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies

Staying:

In:

Out:

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ORICA-AIS (Aus)

Staying: Loes Gunnewijk (Ned), Valentina Scandolara (Ita), Amanda Spratt, (Aus),

In: Chloe McConville (Aussie national team), Sarah Roy (from Futuroscope), Lizzie Williams (from Vanderkitten) - all Australian

Out: Nettie Edmondson (to Wiggle), Shara Gillow (to Rabo-Liv), Jessie Maclean

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Parkhotel Valkenburg

Staying:

In: Jip Bos (from juniors), Janneke Ensing (from Boels), Marijn de Vries (from Liv-Shimano) - all Dutch

Out: Kim de Baat (to Lensworld Zannata)

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Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope (Fra)

Staying: Charlotte BravardRoxane FournierPascale Jeuland, Lucie Pader and Amélie Rivat (all French)

In: Aude Biannic (from Lointek), Eugénie Duval (from DN Normandie), Séverine Eraud (from juniors, and DN Pays-de-Loire), Greta Richioud (from juniors) - all French - 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 (Ned)

Staying: Lucinda Brand (Ned), Anna van der Breggen (Ned), Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Fra), Thalita de Jong (Ned), Anna Knauer (Ger), Roxane Knetemann (Ned), Katarzyna Niewiadoma )Pol),  Marianne Vos (Ned)

In: Shara Gillow (Aus) (from ORICA), Anouska Koster  (Ned) (from Futurumshop-Zannata), Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) (from Jan van Arckel)

Out: Iris Slappendel & Annemiek van Vleuten (to Bigla), Sabrina Stultiens (to Liv-Plantur)

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RusVelo

Staying:

In:

Out: Rumours the team is folding, but we haven't seen anything official, so it might just be rumours - and riders are implying it's folding too

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Servetto Footon

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

In: Michela Pavin (from Alé Cipollini)  

Out: Svetlana Stolbova (aka Bubnenkova) (retiring)

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Specialized-lululemon

Staying: Lisa Brennauer (Ger) (we think), Tiffany Cromwell (Aus)

In:

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

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Tibco

Staying: Anika Todd

In:

Out:

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Top Girls Fassa Bortolo

Staying:

In:

Out:

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Topsport Vlaanderen (Bel)

Staying: Evelyn Arys, Else BelmansNel De Crits, Gilke CroketNicky Degrendele, Demmy Druyts, Jessy Druyts, Kelly Druyts, Lenny Druyts, Kaat Hannes, Lotte Kopecky, Eva Maria Palm, Kelly Van den Steen, Saartje Vandenbroucke - all Belgian

In: Fien Delbaere (from juniors and Isorex), Ann-Sophie Duyck (from Autoglas Wetteren-Group Solar) and Steffy van den Haute (from De Sprinters Malderen)

Out:

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UnitedHealthcare (USA)

Staying: Hannah Barnes (UK), Rushlee Buchanan (NZ), Katie Hall (USA), Cari Higgins (USA), Coryn Rivera (USA), Alexis Ryan (USA), Lauren Tamayo (USA), Scotti Wilborne (USA), Ruth Winder (USA)

In: Laura Brown (Can) (from Colavita), Abby Mickey (USA) (from Twenty16), Linda Villumsen (NZl) (from Wiggle)

Out: Mara Abbott (to Wiggle), Sharon Laws (to Bigla), Alison Powers (retiring), Jackie Crowell (still undergoing chemotherapy - our thoughts are with her)

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Vaiano-Fondriest

Staying:

In: Allison Linnell

Out:

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Wiggle Honda

Staying: We assume Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) from the fact ELB says she's looking forward to riding with her, Emilia Fahlin (Swe), Dani King (GBr)- and three of the existing line-up

In: Mara Abbott (USA) (from UnitedHealthcare), Anna Christian (GBr) (from Epic Scott), Jolien D'hoore (Bel) (from Lotto-Belisol), Nettie Edmondson (Aus) (from ORICA), Chloe Hosking (Aus), Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Fra) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) (from Hitec), Eileen Roe (GBr) (from Starley Primal). Plus two one more signing to be announced, and two open spots.

Out: Charlotte Becker (to Hitec), Elinor Barker & Laura Trott (to Matrix-Vulpine), Joanna Rowsell (to UK domestic team Pearl Izumi), Linda Villumsen (to UnitedHealthcare); and roughly five more to leave.

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