With the Tour and Olympics now in the rear view mirror, it's time to talk about the rider moves for next season. The window officially opens on August 1st but of course the deals have already been done behind the scenes. Some big names on the move - Sagan, Ackermann, Bennett, Almeida, Nibali, Vlasov amongst them. Shakeups for a few teams - Bora seem to be going a bit more GC focused, Ineos are having a clearout and DSM will have their usual drama.
Some moves confirmed or very heavily rumoured:
Sagan and posse to Total Energies
Sam Bennett to Bora
Dennis to Jumbo
Fisher-Black to UAE
Plapp to Ineos
Degenkolb to DSM
UAE will be looking to add more strength to the support crew of Pog, Trek will likely add an over the hill GC pretender (hello G), some riders will be looking for a last payday and a shot to achieve some career targets (Cav!).
Feel free to post any news (rumoured or confirmed) as moves get officially announded in the coming days.