Every year we get used to a set of teams, kits and riders on our screens, then we have to forget all that and start over again as contracts run out, new names pop up and retiring riders bid farewell.
While apart from stagiaire contracts, all the moves will be made during the off-season, August is when teams can start to announce signings and departures formally, so we can then watch the rest of the season’s racing knowing why certain riders are putting in more or less effort.
Most of the transfers are still to be made or announced but there have been plenty of noteworthy moves already made public with riders like Lorena Wiebes, Søren Kragh Andersen, Alexander Kristoff and Tim Merlier getting fresh starts, while young talents including Brits Josh Tarling, Leo Hayter, Sam Watson, Max Poole and Mason Hollyman are getting their first WorldTour contracts.
There are also team name changes to get used to with QuickStep Alpha Vinyl becoming Soudal-QuickStep and Lotto Soudal becoming Lotto-Dstny.
It’s also worth keeping an eye on those teams threatened with relegation from the WorldTour, as riders may be hesitant to commit to an outfit whose future is uncertain. Pro cycling transfers 2022-2023
In : Alex Baudin (Tudor Pro Cycling) Out : Clément Champoussin (Arkéa-Samsic) Alpecin-Deceuninck (BEL) In: Jensen Plowright (Groupama-FDJ Conti), Quinten Hermans (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux), Kaden Groves (BikeExchange-Jayco), Nicola Conci (Alpecin-Deceuninck Development Team), Søren Kragh Andersen (Team DSM) Out: Tim Merlier (Soudal-QuickStep) Arkéa-Samsic (FRA) In: Mathis Le Berre (Côtes d’Armor-Marie […]