TRANSFER ANALYSIS #3: In part 3 of Spencer Martin’s analysis of the movements on the team’s transfer market, he looks at the ‘Super-Team’ Jumbo-Visma and Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux, who have been punching above their weight. Who’s hot and who’s not?
– This article is an excerpt from the Beyond the Peloton newsletter. Sign up here for full access. – Transfers at Jumbo-Visma and Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux In the third installment of the Weekly Transfer Analysis, I’ve selected two more interesting teams that are undergoing divergent transfer seasons. The sport’s current super team, Jumbo-Visma, has continued to strengthen their squad with yet another well-considered and aggressive transfer season, while 2022’s surprise overperformer, Intermarché, has struggled to both retain existing and recruit new talent. Chaves with EF for two more years An update on last week’s post is that EF Education has re-signed Esteban Chaves with a two-year contract extension, or that he already had a three year contract according to EF manager Jonathan Vaughters. While the 32-year-old Chaves appears unable to recapture the peak form that propelled him to an Il Lombardia victory and two grand tour podiums during the 2016 season, he still represents a unique climbing talent who can get results and UCI points on parcours far above his pay grade. This is a great decision from both EF, who gets a talented rider on a budget contract, and Chaves, who gets two more seasons in a program that has seen him […]
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