The Pro Cycling Thread


#6343

Tuft and Hayman surely done.
I’d say Alba is touch and go, a great servant of the team.
I’d be surprised if the others don’t get extensions, although I’d have a question mark about Durbo.


#6344

There is a chance Hayman may ride on if there are no suitable transfer targets as this has been a challenging period for MS…


#6345

Neil Stephens no longer at Mitchelton Scott due to a difference in philosophies - Thought something was up when he wasn’t at the Vuelta - His tactical acumen will be missed.


#6346

Interesting.

Anything to do with the Ewan departure?


#6347

#6348

I have no idea - Can say that Stephens was never particularly fond of sprinters and sometimes wouldn’t allowthem to contest a final - I’ll see if I can find out information, though the term ‘philosophical differences’ can be interpreted in many different ways.


#6349

Viviani wins stage 10 of the Vuelta from Sagan and Nizzolo, while Yats is still in red - Alaphalippe wins stage three of the TOB from Bevin - Ewan was the only sprinter to make the final but had no legs at the finish -Disappointingly for Meyer he’s again been denied the leaders jersey on countback to Bevin.


#6350

De Marchi wins the stage from the breakaway in a brutal stage - It took more than 100 kms for the break of 19 riders to go which included Pinot - MS had Haig in the break who looked super strong and was a chance to win the stage but yet Haig was called back with 20 kms to go when Yates was safely in the peleton - Surprisingly Rob Power has been signed by Team Sunweb - He’s done well to get another WT contract.


#6351

I’m not really surprised that Power got another gig. He’s been disappointing for sure, but showed enough at the Strade Biache that he’s worth a punt elsewhere.
Lets see what happens with Edmonson.


#6352

Edmondson is staying with the team.


#6353

I make it they have 16 under contract next year, with 8 yet to be determined (including Tuft who we know is retiring).
Even if they resigned all 7 (and I doubt they will), they’re one or two short I think.
If Edo is staying it’s 17 and 6 TBD


#6354

It’s been a frustrating transfer period for MS - They though they had Bevin which fell through at the last minute and were close for one or two others - Riders under contract are Yates x 2, Impey, Chaves, Schultz, Scotson, Stannard, Bauer,Haig, Hamilton, Hepburn, Mezgec, Meyer, Nieve,Trentin and you can add Trentin.


#6355

I had trentin. Brookwalter goes on to that list.
Just going by the list on procycling stats (for 2019)

https://www.procyclingstats.com/team/mitchelton-scott-2019

and

https://www.procyclingstats.com/team/mitchelton-scott-2019/transfers


#6356

You are right. Bookwalter makes 17.


#6357

Have to laugh at Movistar winging about MS not chasing the breakaway.
Did they not notice that Haig was in the break for precisely that reason?


#6358

And the other teams like Astana/Lotto NLM Jumbo need to help in the chase,seeing they all have contenders chasing the GC.


#6359

Geniez wins, Herrada into red as the GC teams cared little for the action.
Tonight is the first real test, a mighty wall averaging 15% for the last 3km, plenty of pinches beyond 20%.


#6360

Matthews wins Quebec in a drag race with GVA.

Rodriguez from Euskadi wins stage 13. Yates and Quintana sprint clear of the rest of the GC riders, Quintana gaining 6 seconds on Yates.
Another tough night coming up.


#6361

Kreuziger was super strong at Quebec - he should be the protected rider at Montreal - And S.Yates wins stage of the Vuelta from Lopez and Valverde - A patient ride by Yates who is now in the red.


#6362

Matthews gets the Canadian double header with a win in Montreal.
Ewan wins the last stage of ToB, in probably his last MS race
Pinot launches a perfectly timed attack to win on the Covadonga, MA Lopez 2nd, Yates 3rd, with a rest day before the TT tomorrow.