TRANSFER ANALYSIS: EF spends big to ratchet up their firepower while Movistar appears to struggle to comes to terms with Alejandro Valverde’s retirement. In the second installment of the Transfer Analysis, Spencer Martin has selected two more interesting teams that are undergoing divergent transfer seasons.
– This article is an excerpt from the Beyond the Peloton newsletter. Sign up here for full access. – New team for Richard Carapaz While EF Education-EasyPost’s massive investment to overhaul their roster with superstar Richard Carapaz and the high-upside talent Mikkel Frølich Honoré has them having one of the best NET PCS inflow/outflows over the offseason, the Movistar squad appears to be treading water with a few grab-bag acquisitions despite the departure of long-time superstar Alejandro Valverde. Mikkel Frølich Honoré – Top talent to EF EF Education-EasyPost Notable new signings: Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Andrey Amador (Ineos), Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Quick-Step), Stefan de Bod (Astana)
Notable departing riders: Michael Valgren (EF Amateur team), Sebastian Langeveld (retired), Ruben Guerreiro (Movistar)
Notable unsigned riders: Esteban Chaves, Tom Scully, Simon Carr
Pro Cycling Stats Points In/Out: +1933
Carapaz is a winner The American team, which has been known more for its slick marketing instead of actual racing results in recent years, is hoping to recover from a horrid 2022 season that saw them just narrowingly escape relegation by bulking up their roster in the transfer market. To remedy these performance struggles, EF has brought on a big name in Richard Carapaz and a rising talent Mikkel Frølich […]