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1 October

In a surprise announcement, the Colombian rider Nairo Quintana has announced on a video posted on his social media the end of his collaboration with Arkea-Samsic. In the mid-August he had extended his contract with the Breton team for three more seasons, but according to team manager Emmanuel Hubert, this was only a verbal agreement with the Combita native, who then saw his 6th place in the last Tour de France taken away from him after a positive test for tramadol announced by the UCI a few days after this extension. A substance that is contrary to the UCI’s medical regulations but not yet considered as doping by the World Anti-Doping Agency – although it will be from 2024 onwards. The Colombian said: “I will keep you informed about my future in the next few weeks”. The 2014 Giro d’Italia and 2016 Tour of Spain winner joined Arkea-Samsic in 2020 help the French team to grow and probably join the WorldTour next season. In his video release, Quintana also said: “I would like to thank Arkéa-Samsic for these three seasons where we have been able to do many races. We won some, we lost others. I was able to give all my experience, all my background to a great team. I was able to get the points to take the team to the World Tour, fulfilling what was promised when they hired me.” The 32-year-old rider then recalled that he still denies using Tramadol and that he continues to challenge his sanction before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. “I have submitted an appeal to CAS and I continue to work with my lawyers. I am optimistic because I am an honest person, I have done nothing wrong, nothing illegal and I will defend myself.” See his self released video clicking at this link.

AG2R Citroën Team has announced a one year extension for the 29-year-old sprinter Marc Sarreau. A professional rider since 2014, Sarreau has been riding with AG2R Citroën since 2021. With a total of 16 victories so far, this year the Frenchman This year won the first three stages in the Tour Poitou – Charentes in New Aquitaine and one stage at the Cholet – Pays de la Loire. Situation WT team by team (in progress): Ag2r Citroen – IN Alex Baudin (Tudor Pro Cycling), Bastien Tronchon (Stagiaire); OUT Lilian Calmejane (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), Clément Champoussin (Arkéa-Samsic), Bob Jungels (BORA-hansgrohe), Gijs van Hoecke (Human Powered Health); RUMOUREDIN ; OUT ; END OF CONTRACT Anthony Jullien; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Alex Baudin (24), Clement Berthet (24), Geoffrey Bouchard (23), Mikael Cherel (23), Benoit Cosnefroy (23), Stan Dewulf (24), Félix Gall (23), Dorian Godon (25), Jaakko Hänninen (24), Paul Lapeira (23), Lawrence Naesen (23), Olivier Naesen (23), Ben O’Connor (23), Aurélien Paret-Peintre (24), Valentin Paret-Peintre (24) Nans Peters (23), Nicolas Prodhomme (25), Antoine Raugel (23), Valentin Retailleau (24), Michael Schar (23), Marc Sarreau (23), Damien Touzé (24), Bastien Tronchon (25), Greg Van Avermaet (23), Andrea Vendrame (23), Clément Venturini (23), Larry Warbasse (23).

30 September

Ruben Guerreiro will definitely leave EF Education-EasyPost despite another year on his contract, and in addition to Bora and Ineos, he is in talks with Movistar, as confirmed to VeloNews by the Portuguese rider’s agent, who also revealed that the goal is to get a three- or four-year contract. Situation WT team by team (in progress): Movistar Team – IN Iván Romeo (Hagens Berman Axeon); OUT Alejandro Valverde (Retire); RUMOURED: IN Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), Ruben Guerreiro (EF Education-EasyPost); OUTEND OF CONTRACT Iñigo Elosegui, Imanol Erviti, Ivan Garcia Cortina, Lluis Guillermo Mas, José Joaquin Rojas, Gonzalo Serrano, Albert Torres; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Alex Aranburu (24), Jorge Arcas (23), Will Barta (23), Abner Gonzalez (23), Juri Hollmann (23), Gorka Izagirre (23), Max Kanter (23), Oier Lazkano (24), Johan Jacobs (23), Matteo Jorgenson (23), Enric Mas (25), Gregor Muhlberger (23), Mathias Norsgaard (23), Nelson Oliveira (23), Antonio Pedrero (23), Vinicius Rangel (24), Óscar Rodríguez (23), Iván Romeo (25), Einer Rubio (23), Sergio Samitier (24), Ivan Ramiro Sosa (23), Carlos Verona (23).

It is now official and Caja-Rural decided to promote Mulu Kinfe Hailemichael, who was racing with the development squad and had recently returned to success, to the main roster (see also 20 September).

Leaving road cycling is Joris Nieuwenhuis, who after four seasons with the DSM team (he had a contract expiring in 2023) has revealed to Wielerlifts that he will switch with immediate effect to Baloise Trek Lions in order to devote himself immediately to cyclocross.

Situation WT team by team (in progress): Team DSMIN Patrick Bevin (Israel Premier Tech), Pavel Bittner (Development Team DSM), , Harm Vanhoucke (Lotto Soudal), Casper van Uden (Development Team DSM); OUT Søren Kragh Andersen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Thymen Arensman (INEOS Grenadiers), Nikias Arndt (Bahrain Victorious), Nico Denz (Bora – hansgrohe), Joris Nieuwenhuis (Baloise Trek Lions), Casper Pedersen (Soudal Quick-Step); RUMOURED: IN Robbe Ghys (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise); OUT Cees Bol (B&B Hotels-KTM); END OF CONTRACT Cees Bol, Mark Donovan, Florian Stork; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Romain Bardet (24), Patrick Bevin (25), Pavel Bittner (24), Marco Brenner (24), Romain Combaud (24), Alberto Dainese (23), John Degenkolb (24), Nils Eekhoff (24), Chris Hamilton (25), Leon Heinschke (23), Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (23), Andreas Leknessund (23), Frederik Rodenberg Madsen (23), Niklas Markl (24), Marius Mayrhofer (23), Tim Naberman (23), Martijn Tusveld (24), Henri Vandenabeele (23), , Harm Vanhoucke (24), Casper van Uden (24), Kevin Vermaerke (25), Sam Welsford (23).

Two-year renewal for German sprinter Phil Bauhaus who signed a new two-year contract with Bahrain – Victorious, the team he joined in 2019 after two years with Team Sunweb. The 28-year-old has so far achieved 19 career successes, thirteen of them with his current line-up. This year he has won twice, winning a stage in the Tour of Poland and a stage in the Tirreno – Adriatico. Situation WT team by team (in progress): Bahrain Victorious – IN Nikias Arndt (DSM), Dusan Rajovic (Corratec), Matevž Govecar (Tirol KTM Cycling Team), Rainer Kepplinger (Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang), Fran Miholjević (Stagierie), Andrea Pasqualon (Intermarche), Cameron Scott (ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast) ; OUT Domen Novak (UAE Emirates), Jan Tratnik (Jumbo-Visma), Dylan Teuns (Israel-Premier Tech); RUMOURED: INOUT Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana), Stephen Williams (?); END OF CONTRACT Yukiya Arashiro, Chun Kai Feng, Kamil Gradek, Ahmed Madan, Jonathan Milan, Hermann Pernsteiner, Stephen Williams; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Nikias Arndt (24), Phil Bauhaus (24), Pello Bilbao (23), Santiago Buitrago (23), Damiano Caruso (24), Sonny Colbrelli (23), Matevž Govecar (24), Jack Haig (25), Heinrich Haussler (23), Mikel Landa (23), Rainer Kepplinger (25), Filip Maciejuk (23), Gino Mäder (24), Fran Miholjević (24), Matej Mohoric (25), Andrea Pasqualon (24), Johan Price-Pejtersen (23), Wout Poels (24), Dusan Rajovic (24), Luis León Sánchez (23), Cameron Scott (24), Jasha Sütterlin (24), Alfred Wright (23), Edoardo Zambanini (24).

Double signing for the French team Cofidis, which announced the arrival of two young talents, Axel Mariault and Harrison Wood, both signing for two years for the team led by Cedric Vasseur. The 24-year-old Frenchman Mariault comes from Team U Nantes Atlantique, while the 22-year-old Briton is instead racing as a trainee with the WorldTour team. Situation WT team by team (in progress): Cofidis – IN Jonathan Lastra (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA), Axel Mariault (Team U Nantes Atlantique), Harrison Wood (Stagiaire); OUTRUMOURED: INOUTEND OF CONTRACT 2022: Sander Armée, Tom Bohli, Eddy Finé, José Herrada, Szymon Sajnok, Hugo Toumire, Kenneth Vanbilsen, Davide Villella, Max Walscheid, Axel Zingle; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Piet Allegaert (23), François Bidard (23), André Carvalho (23), Thomas Champion (24), Davide Cimolai (23), Simone Consonni (23), Bryan Coquard (23), Alexandre Delettre (23), Ruben Fernandez (24), Simon Geschke (23), Axel Mariault (24), Guillaume Martin (24), Jésus Herrada (23), Ion Izagirre (24), Wesley Kreder (23), Victor Lafay (23), Jonathan Lastra (24), Anthony Perez (23), Pierre-Luc Périchon (23), Alexis Renard (23), Rémy Rochas (23), Benjamin Thomas (23), Jelle Wallays (23), Harrison Wood (24).

After a short period as a stagiaire Florian Lipowitz will join Bora-Hansgrohe in 2023. The 22-year-old German has signed a professional contract with his country’s World Tour team. Lipowitz, a biathlon athlete until 2019, joins Bora signing a two years contract after racing with the jersey of Continental Tirol-KTM until joining his new team as a stagiaire in Aug 22. Situation WT team by team (in progress): Bora – Hansgrohe – IN Nico Denz (Team DSM), Bob Jungels (AG2R Citroën Team), Florian Lipowitz (Tirol-KTM); OUT Felix Grossschartner (UAE Team Emirates), Wilco Kelderman (Jumbo-Visma), Lukas Postlberger (Team BikeExchange); RUMOURED: IN Ruben Guerreiro (EF Education-EasyPost); OUT ; END OF CONTRACT Martin Laas, Matthew Walls, Frederik Wandahl; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Giovanni Aleotti (23), Shane Archbold (23), Cesare Benedetti (23), Sam Bennett (23), Emanuel Buchmann (24), Nico Denz (24), Matteo Fabbro (23), Patrick Gamper (23), Marco Haller (24), Sergio Higuita (24), Jai Hindley (24), Bob Jungels (24), Lennard Kämna (23), Jonas Koch (23), Patrik Konrad(23), Florian Lipowitz (24), Luis-Joe Lührs (24), Jordi Meeus (24), Ryan Mullen (23), Anton Palzer (23), Nils Politt (23), Maximilian Schachmann (24), Ide Schelling (23), Cian Uijtdebroeks (24), Danny Van Poppel (23), Aleksandr Vlasov (24), Ben Zwiehoff (24).

Romain Hardy has announced that next Sunday at the Tour de Vendée, he will end a career that began in 2010, when it was Emmanuel Hubert, who is his team manager even today at Arkéa, who launched him into the pro ranks.

Here the list in progress of the cyclists that have announced their retirement at the end of 2022 season (age, and team in bracket): WTT: Sam Bewley (35 Team BikeExchange), Matthias Brändle ( 32 Israel – PremierTech), Dimitri Claeys (35 Intermarché – Wanty), Alex Dowsett (33 Israel Start-Premier Tech), Antoine Duchesne (31 Groupama-FDJ), Tom Dumoulin (31 Jumbo-Visma), Philippe Gilbert (40 Lotto Soudal), Alex Howes (34 EF Education-EasyPost), Iljo Keisse (39 Quick-Step), Cameron Meyer (34 BikeExchange-Jayco), Lachlan Morton (30 EF Education-EasyPost), Vincenzo Nibali (38 Astana), Guy Niv (28 Israel-PremierTech), Richie Porte (37 Ineos-Grenadiers), Anthony Roux (35 Groupama-FDJ), Alejandro Valverde (42 Movistar), Kévin van Melsen (35 Intermarché – Wanty); PRT: Alvaro Cuadros (27 Caja-Rural), Romain Hardy (34 Team Arkéa Samsic), Jonathan Hivert (37 B&B Hotels-KTM), Morten Hulgaard (24 Uno-X Pro Cycling), Quentin Jauregui (28 B&B Hotels-KTM), Ben King (33 Human Powered Health), Kristian Kulset (26 Uno-X Pro Cycling), Mikel Nieve (38 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Juraj Sagan (38 TotalEnergies), Niki Terpstra (38 Total Energies), Tomas Trainini ((20 Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Giovanni Visconti (39 Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Ilnur Zakarin (33 Gazprom-RusVelo).

29 September

Human Powered Health has announced his ninth new rider for the coming season. The US professional has added several European riders to its roster. In recent days, among others, Polish Stanisław Aniołkowski and Hungarian Barnabas Peak had been announced and Alan Banaszek, who leaves HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski, his country’s Continental formation. The 24 yo Pole has won this year the general classification of the Tour of Thailand.

27 September

The Australian team BikeExchange-Jayco has officially announced that Lukas Pöstlberger will join the team in 2023. The 30 yo Austrian has signed a contract valid until the end of 2024, and will therefore leave after seven years Bora-hansgrohe, the team with which he turned professional in 2016 and with which he won five victories, including the first stage of the 2017 Giro d’Italia, which allowed him to wear the Maglia Rosa for one day. Situation WT team by team: Team BikeExchange – IN Welay Hagos Berhe (EF Education-NIPPO Development Team), Eddie Dunbar (IneosGrenadiers), Felix Engelhardt (Tirol KTM Cycling Team), Chris Harper (Jumbo-Visma), Blake Quick (Trinity Racing), Rudy Porter (Trinity Racing), Lukas Pöstlberger (BORA-hansgrohe), Elmar Reinders (Riwal), , Zdeněk Štybar (Quick-Step), Filippo Zana (Bardiani CSF); OUT Sam Bewley (Retire), Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Damien Howson (Doug Ryder’s new Team), Dion Smith (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux); RUMOURED: IN ; OUT Nick Schultz (B&B-Hotels-KTM), Tanel Kangert (?); END OF CONTRACT Jack Bauer, Alexander Edmondson, Damien Howson, Tanel Kangert, Alexander Konychev, Cameron Meyer, Nick Schultz; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Alexandre Balmer (23), Welay Hagos Berhe (25), Kevin Colleoni (23), Lawson Craddock (23), Eddie Dunbar (25), Luke Durbridge (24), Felix Engelhardt (24), Tsgabu Grmay (23), Dylan Groenewegen (24), Lucas Hamilton (24), Chris Harper (24), Michael Hepburn (23), Amund Grondahl Jansen (23), Chris Juul-Jensen (23), Jan Maas (24), Michael Matthews (25), Luka Mezgec (24), Kelland O’Brien (23), Blake Quick (24), Jesus David Peña (23), Rudy Porter (24), Lukas Pöstlberger (24), Elmar Reinders (24), Callum Scotson (24), Matteo Sobrero (23), Campbell Stewart (23), Zdeněk Štybar (23), Simon Yates (24), Filippo Zana (25).

26 September

Four contract extensions for Israel-Premier Tech. The Israeli team have announced that 33 yo Canadian Guillaume Boivin (one more year), 28 yo German Rick Zabel (two more years), 28 yo Dane Mads Würtz Schmidt (two more years) and 32 year old Belgian Tom Van Asbroeck (two more years), have signed renewals to continue their carriers with them. Situation WT team by team (in progress): Israel Start-Premier Tech – IN Marco Frigo (Israel Cycling Academy), Derek Gee (Israel Cycling Academy), Mason Hollyman (Israel Cycling Academy), Matthew Riccitello (Hagens Berman Axeon), Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious); OUT Patrick Bevin (Team DSM), Mathias Brandle (Retire), Alex Dowsett (Retire), Guy Niv (Retire); RUMOURED: INOUTEND OF CONTRACT Rudy Barbier, Jenthe Biermans, Alexander Cataford, Alessandro De Marchi, Chris Froome, Omer Goldstein, Carl Fredrik Hagen, Reto Hollenstein, James Piccoli; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Sebastien Berwick (23), Guillaume Boivin (23), Simon Clarke (24), Itamar Einhorn (23), Marco Frigo (24), Jakob Fuglsang (24), Derek Gee (25), Ben Hermans (23), Mason Hollyman (24), Hugo Houle (24), Daryl Impey (23), Taj Jones (23), Krists Neilands (23), Giacomo Nizzolo (23), Matthew Riccitello (25), Corbin Strong (24), Dylan Teuns (24), Tom Van Asbroeck (24), Sep Vanmarcke (23), Michael Woods (23), Mads Würtz Schmidt (24), Rick Zabel (24).

VeloNews has announced that three riders from the WorldTour will be part of the Doug Ryder’s new Swiss licensed Professional team. They are Australian Damien Howson, whose contract is expiring with Team BikeExchange-Jayco, and the two Italians Matteo Moschetti and Gianluca Brambilla, both leaving Trek – Segafredo. Vincenzo Nibali has confirmed that he will be part of the staff as Team Ambassador.

Situation WT team by team (in progress): Trek – SegafredoIN Thibau Nys (Baloise – Trek Lions), Mathias Vacek (Gazprom – RusVelo); OUT; RUMOURED: IN Natnael Tesfatsion (Drone-Hopper); OUT Gianluca Brambilla (Doug Ryder’s new Team?), Matteo Moschetti (Doug Ryder’s new Team?); END OF CONTRACT Gianluca Brambilla, Dario Cataldo, Jakob Egholm, Amanuel Gebreigzabhier, Alexander Kamp, Matteo Moschetti, Toms Skujiņš; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Jon Aberasturi (23), Filippo Baroncini (23), Julien Bernard (23), Marc Brustenga (23), Giulio Ciccone (24), Kenny Elissonde (23), Tony Gallopin (23), Asbjørn Hellemose (23), Markus Hoelgaard (23), Daan Hoole (23), Juan Pedro Lopez (23), Alex Kirsch (23), Emils Liepins (23), Bauke Mollema (26), Jacopo Mosca (23), Thibau Nys (24), Mads Pedersen (25), Simon Pellaud (23), Quinn Simmons (23), Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (24), Jasper Stuyven (25), Edward Theuns (23), Antonio Tiberi (24), Antwan Tolhoek (23), Mathias Vacek (25).

Luca Van Boven will turn professional from 1 January next with the jersey of Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB. The 22 yo Belgian grew up with the U-23 Lotto – Soudal team and has now reached an agreement for the next two seasons with Bingoal.

According to ADN Cycling, Miguel Edoardo Florez will not renew with Arkéa – Samsic, is looking for a new team.

24 September

The USA team Human Powered Health has announced the signing of two more riders: Gijs Van Hoecke (Ag2r Citroen), see also 19 September, and this was and Barnabás Peák (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert). The 30 yo Belgian has signed for 2 years, while the 23 yo Hungarian for one season.

Situation WT team by team (in progress): Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux – IN Lilian Calmejane (Ag2r Citroen), Rui Costa (UAE Emirates), Dries De Pooter (Hagens Berman Axeon), Rune Herregodts (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Arne Marit (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Madis Mihkels (Team Ampler – Tartu2024), Tom Paquot (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB), Laurenz Rex (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB), Dion Smith (BikeExchange-Jayco), Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma); OUT Jan Bakelants (?), Dmitri Claeys (Retire), Jan Hirt (Soudal – Quick Step), Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X), Quinten Hermans (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Andrea Pasqualon (Bahrain-Victorious), Barnabás Peák (Human Powered Health), Kévin Van Melsen (Retire); RUMOUREDIN Niccolò Bonifazio (TotalEnergies); OUT Corné Van Kessel (Alpecin?); END OF CONTRACT 2022: Théo Delacroix, Tom Devriendt, Corné Van Kessel; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Sven Erik Bystrøm (23), Lilian Calmejane (24), Rui Costa (23), Aimé De Gendt (23), Dries De Pooter (24), Kobe Goossens (23), Biniam Girmay Hailu (26), Rune Herregodts (24), Laurens Huys (23), Julius Johansen (23), Arne Marit (24), Louis Meintjes (23), Madis Mihkels (24), Hugo Page (25), Tom Paquot (24), Simone Petilli (23), Adrien Petit (23), Baptiste Planckaert (24), Laurenz Rex (24), Lorenzo Rota (24), Dion Smith (24), Rein Taaramae (23), Gerbe Thijssens (23), Taco Van Der Hoorn (24), Boy Van Poppel (23), Mike Teunissen (24), Loic Vliegen (23), Georg Zimmermann (24).

Reported on his team social media, the 38-year-old rider Heinrich Haussler has signed for one year with his current team, Bahrain Victorious. Haussler joined Bahrain Merida in 2016, as Bahrain Victorious was called at the time and will now spent his seventh season with the Bahraini team. In in carrier so far there are 22 wins including a stage at The Tour de France and a stage at the Vuelta a España. The Australian rider was also second in the Milano Sanremo (’09) and on the Ronde van Vlaanderen (’09).

Team BikeExchange-Jayco has signed for one season the experience 36 year old Czech rider Zdeněk Štybar which will reinforce the Australian team in the classics and one-day races. Brent Copeland, General Manager, explains: “We have already strengthened our roster for the 2023 season in many areas and now, with the addition of Zdeněk Štybar we have a very complete team. His list of results and performances in a wide range of competitions speaks for itself. We have had many changes over the last few years and it was very important for us to secure experienced professionals who know the races and the team inside out, to guide the team and help the new generation.”

Situation WT team by team (in progress): Soudal – Quick Step IN Jan Hirt (Intermarchè), Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix), Casper Pedersen (Team DSM), Martin Svrček (Biesse – Carrera); OUT Iljo Keisse (Retire), Zdenek Stybar (Team Bike Exchange); RUMOURED: IN Matteo Malucelli (Gazprom), Ramon Sinkeldam (Groupama – FDJ); OUT MarkCavendish (B&B Hotels – KTM, EF Education-EasyPost, Israel-Premier Tech, Ineos Grenadiers); END OF CONTRACT 2022 – Mark Cavendish, Dries Devenyns, Yves Lampaert, Stijn Steels; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Julian Alaphilippe (24), Kasper Asgreen (24), Andrea Bagioli (23), Davide Ballerini (23), Mattia Cattaneo (23), Rémi Cavagna (23), Josef Cerny (23), Tim Declercq (23), Remco Evenepoel (26), Jan Hirt (24), Mikkel Honoré (23), Fabio Jakobsen (23), James Knox (23), Fausto Masnada (24), Tim Merlier (25), Michael Morkov (23), Casper Pedersen (24), Florian Senechal (23), Pieter Serry (23), Mauro Schmid (23), Jannik Steimle (23), Martin Svrček (24), Mauri Vansevenant (23), Bert Van Lerberghe (23), Stan Van Tricht (23), Ilan Van Wilder (23), Ethan Vernon (23), Louis Vervaeke (23).

For the 32 yo Austrian Matthias Brändle it is the right time to hang up his bike. After 14 years as a professional, the Israel – PremierTech rider announced today via his social media channels that he will end his career at the end of this season. Born in Hohenems, the Austrian has been eight times Austrian national time trial champion and one time road race champion, and on his palmareis there are a further nine victories including two stages at the Tour of Britain and two at the Tour of Belgium.

23 September

Bahrain Victorious has extended the contract of Jack Haig, already signed until 2023, for a further two years. After arriving last season, the Australian puncheur has established himself as a strong element of the team with a 3rd place in the 2021 Vuelta a Espana and a 5th place in the 2022 Critérium du Dauphiné. The 29 year old rider has thus extended his lease until 2025. For the next three years, the Southport native will be an important element of the Bahrain Victorious team for the stage races, but also for the Ardennes classics where he was 11th in the Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2022.

Human Powered Health has announced the signing of 2 Canadians, 1 Belgian and 1 Polish riders. Benjamin Perry (from British Continental Wiv SunGod) signed for 1 year and he also raced with Astana in 2021. Charles-Étienne Chrétien, who has signed a two-year contract and will become a full member of the team from 1 January after having raced there as a trainee. 24-year-old Belgian Sasha Weemaes (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) and 25-year-old Polish Stanislaw Aniolkowski (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB) both are sprinters and signed for the next two seasons.

According to DirectVelo, Belgian Aaron Van Der Beken, who grew up in the jersey of the Lotto Soudal development team, will move to Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB jersey.

22 September

37 yo Frenchman Matthieu Ladagnous has extended his contract with Groupama-FD for one more year. Ladagnous will be 38 in Dec and the next season will be a record eighteenth consecutive season. The French rider has witnessed all the various team’s name change (La Française des Jeux, FDJ-BigMat, Groupama-FDJ, FDJ.fr) and of his 11 victories the most important victory so far has been the Four Days of Dunkerque in 2007. Situation WT team by team (in progress): Groupama – FDJ – IN ; OUT Antoine Duchesne (Retire), Jacopo Guarnieri (Lotto-Dstny), Anthony Roux (Retire), Attila Valter (Jumbo-Visma); RUMOURED: IN ; OUT Ramon Sinkeldam (Quick-Step); END OF CONTRACT: Matteo Badilatti, Tobias Ludvigsson, Sébastien Reichenbach, Ramon Sinkeldam; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Bruno Armirail (24), Lewis Askey (23), Clément Davy (25), Arnaud Démare (23), David Gaudu (25), Kevin Geniets (24), Lorenzo Germani (24), Romain Grégoire (24), Ignatas Konovalovas (23), Stefan Kung (25), Olivier Le Gac (24), Mathieu Ladagnous (23), Fabian Lienhard (24), Valentin Madouas (24), Lenny Martinez (24), Rudy Molard (24), Quentin Pacher (23), Enzo Paleni (24), Paul Penhoët (24), Thibaut Pinot (23), Laurence Pithie (24), Miles Scotson (23), Jake Stewart (24), Michael Storer (23), Reuben Thompson (24), Lars van den Berg (24), Sam Watson (24), Bram Welten (23).

Team BikeExchange-Jayco has confirmed the signing of 20-year-old Ethiopian climber Welay Hagos Berhe on a three-year contract. The team GM Brent Copeland considers Berhe, who is currently riding for EF Education-NIPPO Development Team, “a huge talent for the future” and will try to “ get the best out of him over the next three years.”

Portuguese sport newspaper O Jogo as reported that EF Education-EasyPost will probably loose Ruben Guerreiro. The 28 yo Portuguese rider has in fact received some good offers from Ineos Grenadiers and Bora-hansgrohe and will soon decide where to ride for the next season.

Situation WT team by team (in progress): EF Education – EasyPost – IN Andrey Amador (Ineos Grenadiers), Jefferson Alexander Cepeda (Drone-Hopper), Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers); OUT Alex Howes (Retire), Lachlan Morton (Retire); RUMOURED: IN Mark Cavendish (Quick Step), Andrea Piccolo (Drone-Hopper Androni Giocattoli); OUT Ruben Guerreiro (Ineos Grenadiers, Bora-hansgrohe, Movistar); END OF CONTRACT 2022: Daniel Arroyave, Diego Camargo, Simon Carr, Esteban Chaves, Ruben Guerreiro, Sebastian Langeveld, Hideto Nakane, Tom Scully, Rigoberto Uran, Michael Valgren, Łukasz Wiśniowski; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Andrey Amador (23), Alberto Bettiol (23), Stefan Bissegger (24), Jonathan Caicedo (23), Richard Carapaz (25), Hugh Carthy (23), Jefferson Alexander Cepeda (24), Magnus Cort (23), Owain Doull (23), Odd Christian Eiking (23), Ben Healy (23), Jens Keukeleire (23), Merhawi Kudus (23), Mark Padun (24), Neilson Powless (24), Sean Quinn (23), Jonas Rutsch (24), James Shaw (23), Georg Steinhauser (23), Julius van den Berg (23), Marijn Van Den Berg (23).

Ineos Grenadiers made official today the signing until 2025 of the promising 18-year-old Canadian Michael Leonard, who raced in Italy this year and achieved numerous successes. Situation WT team by team (in progress): Team Ineos Grenadiers – IN Thymen Arensman (Team DSM), Leo Hayter (Hagens Berman Axeon), Michael Leonard (Team Franco Ballerini), Connor Swift (Arkea Samsic), Joshua Tarling (Flanderscolor – Galloo Team); OUT Andrey Amador (EF Education – EasyPost), Richard Carapaz (EF Education – EasyPost), Eddie Dunbar (Bike Exchange-Jayco), Richie Porte (Ritire), Dylan Van Baarle (Team Jumbo-Visma), Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates); RUMOURED: IN Ruben Guerreiro (EF Education-EasyPost); OUT ; END OF CONTRACT 2022: Laurens De Plus, Jhonatan Narvaez, Brandon Rivera, Ben Swift, Ben Tulett, Cameron Wurf; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Thymen Arensman (24), Egan Bernal (26), Jonathan Castroviejo (23), Omar Fraile (23), Filippo Ganna (27), Tao Geoghegan Hart (23), Ethan Hayter (24), Leo Hayter (25), Kim Heiduk (23), Michal Kwiatkowski (25), Michael Leonard (25), Daniel Martinez (23),  Tom Pidcock (27), Luke Plapp (23), Salvatore Puccio (23), Carlos Rodriguez (23), Luke Rowe (23), Magnus Sheffield (23), Pavel Sivakov (23), Connor Swift (24), Joshua Tarling (25), Geraint Thomas (23), Ben Turner (23), Elia Viviani (24).

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, UAE Team Emirates is interested in signing Jay Vine. The Australian was recently the winner of two stages at the Vuelta a España, and has a contract until the end of 2023 with Alpecin-Deceuninck, but the agreement with the Belgian team could be concluded early due to the Emirates squad offer.

Situation WT team by team (in progress): UAE Team Emirates – IN Felix Großschartner (Bora – Hansgrohe), Domen Novak (Bahrain Victorious), Tim Wellens (Lotto), Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers); OUT Rui Costa (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert); RUMOURED: IN Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck); OUT Fernando Gaviria (Movistar Team); END OF CONTRACT 2022: Davide Formolo, Fernando Gaviria, Ryan Gibbons, Yousif Mirza, Juan Sebastián Molano, Jan Polanc, Joel Suter, Oliviero Troia; Current 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Pascal Ackermann (23), Joao Almeida (27), Camilo Ardila (23), Juan Ayuso (25), George Bennett (23), Mikkel Bjerg (24), Alexys Brunel (23), Alessandro Covi (24), Finn Fisher-Black (24), Felix Großschartner (24), Marc Hirschi (23), Alvaro Hodeg (23), Vegard Stake Laengen (23), Rafal Majka (24), Brandon McNulty (24), Domen Novak (24), Ivo Oliveira (23), Rui Oliveira (23), Tadej Pogacar (27), Marc Soler (23), Matteo Trentin (23), Diego Ulissi (24), Tim Wellens (24), Adam Yates (25).

Lennert Teugels signs two-year contract with Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB. Belgian Pro Team Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB has officially announced the signing of Lennert Teugels for the next two seasons (see also 11 September). The 29 year-old Belgian climber has until now ride in the Continental circuit: with Verandas Willems-Crelan, Cibel and Tarteletto-Isorex, and had as his best result a stage win in the Tour of Greece.

21 September

Wout Van Aert has extended his contract with Jumbo-Visma again for an additional two years. The 28 yo Belgian, who had already renewed his contract until 2024 last year, has signed a new agreement with the Dutch team, bringing the expiry date of his contract to the end of 2026. Van Aert joined the team at the beginning of 2019 and has so far won 39 times including 9 stages at the Tour de France, Milan-Sanremo (’20), Amstel Gold Race (’21) and Strade Bianche (’20). Situation WT team by team (in progress): Team Jumbo – Visma – IN Thomas Gloag (Trinity Racing), Wilco Kelderman (BORA-hansgrohe), Jan Tratnik (Bahrain Victorious), Attila Valter (Groupama-FDJ), Dylan Van Baarle (IneosGrenadiers); OUT Tom Dumoulin (Retire), Pascal Eenkhoorn (Lotto-Dstny), Chris Harper (Bike Exchange-Jayco), Mike Teunissen (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert); RUMOUREDINOUT David Dekker (Arkéa-Samsic); END OF CONTRACT David Dekker; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Edoardo Affini (23), Tiesj Benoot (25), Koen Bouwman (24), Rohan Dennis (23), Tobias Foss (23), Robert Gesink (23), Thomas Gloag (25), Michel Hessmann (24), Lennard Hofstede (24), Wilco Kelderman (25), Olav Kooij (23), Steven Kruijswijk (23), Sepp Kuss (24), Christophe Laporte (23) Gijs Leemreize (23), Sam Oomen (23),  Primoz Roglic (25), Timo Roosen (23), Jan Tratnik (24), Milan Vader (24), Attila Valter (25), Wout Van Aert (26), Dylan Van Baarle (25), Tosh Van Der Sande (23), Mick Van Dijke (24), Tim Van Dijke (24), Jos Van Emden (23), Nathan Van Hooydonck (24), Jonas Vingegaard (24).

Team Human Powered Health has announced the signing for the 2023 season of young Norwegian climber Embret Svestad-Bårdseng for two seasons. The 20 year old is currently riding for Norwegian Team Coop and has proven is climber ability winning the best climber’s jersey at the Tour International de Hellas ’22.

27 yo Keegan Swirbul will leave Human Powered Health at the end of the season, since the US team has not offered a renewal to the 27-year-old, and as Eduardo Sepulveda a few days ago, has used his social media to inform that he will be looking for a new opportunity in 2023. Switbul said on his Twitter account that: “Hello all! I hate coming on Twitter for this, but I’ve just been told that I don’t have a contract for the coming year. It’s pretty late already so it’s a pretty tricky situation. I’ve had a pretty rough go with health issues during my two years here but the …..” here the link for his full msg.

20 September

According to Ciro Scognamiglio from Gazzetta.it, Fernando Gaviria, that will not continue with UAE Team Emirates at the end of his contract at end of this season, could join Movistar Team in 2023.

After rumours emerged in recent days, it is now official and from next season Adam Yates will ride with UAE Team Emirates. The 30-year-old Briton signed a contract for the next three years and with therefore he will remain bound at least until the end of the 2025 season. The British rider joined Ineos Grenadiers in 2021, obtaining 6 victories: the GC at the Volta a Catalunya 2021 (plus 2 stages) and the GC at this year at the Tour of Germany (plus 2 stages) out of the total 16 wins in his pro carrier so far. For several weeks Adam Yates was also linked for a possible move to Bike-Exchange- Jayco, where his twin brother Simon currently rides.

The 25-year-old sprinter Milan Menten has signed a two years contract with Lotto Dstny. Menten, currently riding with Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB, has shown himself during the past two years in sprints in the Belgian one-day races with several top placing in races like Tour de Wallonie, Schaal Sels and Ronde van Limburg. The Belgian has also obtained a Pro win: a stage at the Pro Race in 2021. Situation WT team by team: Lotto-Dstny – IN Pascal Eenkhoorn (Jumbo-Visma), Jacopo Guarnieri (Groupama-FDJ), Arjen Livyns (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB), Milan Menten (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB), Mathijs Paasschens (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB), Liam Slock (Lotto Soudal Development), Lennert Van Eetvelt (Lotto – Soudal U23); OUT Filippo Conca (New Ryder’s team?), Steff Cras (TotalEnergies), Philippe Gilbert (Retire), Harm Vanhoucke (Team DSM), Tim Wellens (UAE Emirates); RUMOUREDINOUT ; END OF CONTRACT – Carlos Barbero, Filippo Conca, Matthew Holmes, Roger Kluge, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Kamil Malecki, Harry Sweeney, Viktor Verschaeve, Xandres Vervloesem; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Cedric Beullens (23), Victor Campenaerts (24), Jasper De Buyst (24), Thomas De Gendt (24), Arnaud De Lie (24), Jarrad Drizners (23), Pascal Eenkhoorn (24), Caleb Ewan (24), Frederik Frison (23), Sebastien Grignard (24), Jacopo Guarnieri (24), Andreas Kron (24), Arjen Livyns (24), Milan Menten (24), Sylvan Moniquet (24), Mathijs Paasschens (24), Michael Schwarzmann (23), Rudiger Selig (23), Liam Slock (24), Lennert Van Eetvelt (24), Maxim Van Gils (24), Brent Van Moer (23), Florian Vermeersch (24).

According to Tom Vergez, a journalist of the Luxemburger Wort, the former Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara is looking to reinforce his Tudor Pro Cycling team, which will become a Pro Team in 2023, and Luxembourgers Arthur Kluckers and Luc Wirgten have already been signed for next season. Kluckers, 22, arrives from Leopard and in this second part of the season is racing as a stagiaire for UAE. Wirgten, 24, is joining from Bingoal-Pauwels-Sauces WB, thanks to which he has already raced some monumental classics. Both riders are currently in Australia for the world championships. Kluckers will compete in the U23 road race on Friday and Wirtgen in the Elite race on Sunday.

Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB announced the signing of Kenneth Van Rooy as of 1 January 2023. The Belgian, 28, signed for two years and will join after seven years with Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise.

As reported by Diario de Navarra, the 23 yo Ethiopian rider Mulu Hailemichael is expected to join next year Caja Rural-Seguros RGA. Left without a team after DELKO closed down last year, the African rider last year started again in the amateur ranks firstly with the Australian Global 6 Cycling and then with the jersey of Caja Rural-Alea, a satellite team of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA.

19 September

According to WielerFlits, Lukas Pöstlberger is ready to join BikeExchange-Jayco. The 30-year-old Austrian should have already signed with Gerry Ryan’s Australian formation but the news is still not official. Pöstlberger is currently riding for BORA-hansgrohe, where he made his pro debut in 2016. Pöstlberger biggest success to date is the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia, when he surprised the sprinters with a finisseur action, also taking the Pink Jersey. In addition, of the six with expiring contracts in the Australian team, Nick Schultz is expected to move to B&B-Hotels-KTM, while Tanel Kangert should not been confirmed.

According to Wielerflits, the USA Professional Team Human Powered Health, managed by the Belgian DS Hendrik Redant is close to sign two Belgian: 24 yo sprinter Sasha Weemaes (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) and 30 yo Gijs Van Hoecke (Ag2r – Citroën). The USA squad aims in fact to increase their overseas calendar with more European races.

As reported by Diario de Burgos, Spanish team Burgos-BH will have at lest four new arrivals for the next season: they are 20 yo Alejandro Franco (already a trainee with the team and who signed up to the end of 2024), 21 yo Frenchman Clement Alleno, 25 yo Miguel Ángel Fernández (already a trainee with the team) and 30 yo Antonio Angulo, currently riding for Euskaltel.

Guy Niv will retire from pro cycling at the end of the season. The 28 yo Israel-PremierTech rider, the first Israeli to take part in the Tour de France in 2020 edition, has in fact revealed that he has lost his motivation to ride at a professional level.

17 September

According to reports from Daniel Benson @VeloNews, and since Patrick Lefevere’s QuickStep has not offered a contract renewal to the experienced Czech rider Zdeněk Štybar, the 36 year old winner of the Strade Bianche 2015 is now on the verge of signing a deal with Team BikeExchange – Jayco.

According to Alan Benson from Velonews, UAE Team Emirates is interested in signing the British Adam Yates, 30, and several sources are confirming that a possible transfer from Ineos Grenadiers could be very close. Yates apparently had two offers (the other should be from Bike Exchange) to choose from and was deciding between the two options.

16 September

Confirming existing rumours, two new riders for DSM team have been announced: Patrick Bevin, 31, and Harm Vanhoucke, 25. The New Zealander, coming from Israel-PremierTech, signed a three-year contract ( until end 2025) and the Belgian, a GT potential rider currently at Lotto-Soudal, have signed a two-year contract (until end 2024).

27 year old Slovenian Matej Mohorič, already under contract until 2023, have further extended his contract for two more seasons with Bahrain Victorious. With so far 16 carrier victories, he joined the team in 2018, with whom he has achieved important victories such as Milano-SanRemo in 2022, two stages at the Tour de France 2021 and one at the Giro d’Italia 2018. The Kranj native will stay with the Bahraini team at least until the end of 2025.

15 September

Ineos Grenadiers have announced that Thymen Arensman (Team DSM) will join the team in 2023 after signing a two-year contract. The 22-year-old Dutchman has had an impressive season, winning a time trial at the Tour of Poland, where he finished second on the GC, and the queen stage of Vuelta a Espana, where he was 6th on the final GC.

Anton Palzer renews with Bora – hansgrohe. The 28 year old former ski racer joined the team in April 2021 and the German team has reconfirmed him for one more year.

The Belgian team Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise has announced the signing of Elias Maris for 2023 and 2024. The 22 year old Belgian has been racing this year with Leopard Pro Cycling and he is considered a promising good sprinter and a potential classics riders.

14 September

Connor Swift has signed for Ineos Grenadiers for the next two season. in 2023. The 26 year old rider, a former British national champion, is currently with Arkéa-Samsic and a possible move was largely anticipated ( see also 29 August).

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert have signed Dion Smith, 29, for two seasons. For the New Zealander, who is leaving BikeExchange-Jayco, it is a return, as he had worn the jersey of the then Wanty Group-Gobert for two years (2017 & 2018).

The 36-year-old Belgian rider Jan Bakelants will not be confirmed by his current team Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert. Bakelants has been riding with the Belgium team since 2020 and this season he managed to win the Tour of Wallonie. In an interview to Het Nieuwsblad, Bakelants said that the team will not offer him the renewal of his ending contract and blamed Aike Visbeek, the team technical director, for what is happening. Bakelants went into details goes into detail: “Apparently they don’t keep me because they have to go through an ‘extra expense’ to find a replacement for Quinten Hermans (who is going to Alpecin-Deceuninck – ed)…… it’s a ridiculous excuse”.

13 September

Marca announced that Iván Romeo will race with the Movistar jersey for the next three seasons. The 19 year old Spaniard is currently racing with Hagens Berman Axeon.

The 28 year old French rider Quentin Jauregui (B&B Hotels-KTM) have announced that he will retire after ten years of pro cycling, and 33 year old Slovakian Juraj Sagan (TotalEnergies) have also declared his intention to hang up his bike at the end of the season during an interview to sportnet.sme.sk, and for his last race he will be joining his brother Peter for the last time at the 2022 World Championships in Wollongong,

Niki Terpstra, Total Energies, has announced via social media that he will end his career at the end of the season after twenty years ago in the peloton. Terpstra, 38, has obtained 22 victories, including two Monumental Classics: Paris-Roubaix 2014 and Tour of Flanders 2018. The Dutchman has also said that he will remain in the cycling world with a new role that will soon be unveil. Terpstra full profile here

12 September

Team BikeExchange-Jayco announced three contract extensions: Kevin Colleoni, Amund Grøndahl Jansen and Jan Maas. The young Italian climber Kevin Colleoni, 22, joined the team as a neo-pro last season and this season was on the podium at the Saska Tour. For him there is a renewal for the 2023 season. Norwegian Amund Grøndahl Jansen, 28, has also committed for a further season after joining the Australian team in 2021. Finally, 26-year-old Jan Maas made his WorldTour debut in 2022 and will continue for another two seasons.

Toon Clynhens will turn professional next season. The Belgian rider has signed a two-year contract with Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise. The 21 year old rider is a member of Continentale Elevate p/b Home Solution-Soenens and he is currently doing a period with Arkéa-Samsic as a stagiairie. This year, he finished 5th in the Flèche Ardennaise (1.2), 6th in the Course de la Paix (2.NCup) and 7th in the hill climb at Vresse-sur-Semois.

Frenchman Nathan Vandepitte, 22, has signed for two years with Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB. The rider has been promoted from the Belgian development team where he was riding since 2019.

11 September

Team Bahrain Victorious has announced the contract extension for one more year with Edoardo Zambanini. The 21 year old Italian, already under contract until the end of next season, will therefore ride for the Bahrein Team at least until the end of 2024.

Lennert Teugels will ride for Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB next season. His current team Tarteletto-Isorex has announced this on social media. For 29-year-old Teugels it will be his professional debut. Teugels, who signed for one year, got his first professional victory this year in the third stage of Tour of Hellas where he was second in the general classification.

In an interview to La Dernière Heure, Dries Devenyns revealed that he would like to continue with QuickStep-AlphaVinyl next year, although he admitted that he add little talk with Patrick Lefevere on the matter.

According to Ouest France, TotalEnergies and Lorrenzo Manzin have already found an agreement, with the transalpine sprinter ready to renew his contract until 2024.

According to Wielerlifts, , and although the news is still unofficial, Dutchman Jan Maas has signed a new two-year contract with BikeExchange-Jayco.

10 September

Giovanni Carboni is a new rider for Equipo Kern Pharma. The 27-year-old, who was left without a team in March due to the suspension and subsequent closure of Russian Gazprom-Rusvelo, has signed a contract with the Spanish outfit that is valid from now until the end of the 2023 season. In these months without a team, the former Bardiani rider from Marche was able to race some Italian races with the national team jersey, putting himself in the spotlight at the Adriatica Ionica Race with a success in the third stage. Now, joining the Iberian team represents for Carboni ‘a new beginning after a difficult period’.

9 September

Lotto Soudal (Lotto-Dstny from next season) has secured for 3 years the promising Belgian sprinter Jarne Van de Paar. The 21-year-old, who is already part of the Lotto Soudal U23 team, will remain there in 2023 and move to the pro team in 2024. The Belgian rider is the reigning Belgium national Under-23 champion.

The Cofidis team has made the first new signing for next season: the Spaniard Jonathan Lastra (29). Lastra, an experienced climber, is currently riding for Caja Rural – Seguros RGA and have signed a two year contract.

Antoine Duchesne (31) will hang up his bike announcing that the GP de Quebec and the GP de Montreal will be the last two races of his career. Duchesne, Groupama-FDJ, rode in the last five seasons with the team directed by Marc Madiot, where he achieved his only success: the Canadian National road title.

8 September

Jasha Sütterlin will wear the Bahrain Victorious jersey at least until the end of 2024. The Arab team has in fact extended his still ongoing contract for one extra year. The 29-year-old German has so far obtained just one victory, a stage at the 2017 Vuelta Ciclista Comunidad de Madrid.

B&B Hotels-KTM extends the contracts of Pierre Rolland, 36, Julian Morice, 31, and Thibault Ferasse, 27. Rolland will stay in the peloton for another season after a good Tour of the Dauphiné 2022. Morice signed for two more seasons and Ferasse for another two years both up to the end of 2024.

Ag2r Citroën announced that Bastien Tronchon, currently a stagiaire with the team and also a stage winner at the Vuelta a Burgos, will officially turn professional at the beginning of next year by signing a contract valid until the end of 2025.

Tiago Machado, 36, will end his career at the end of the season. Currently with Lusitanian Continental team Radio Popular-Paredes-Boavista, Machado has long been a World Tour rider, first with RadioShack and then with Katusha-Alpecin, and has excelled particularly in the short stage races, winning the 2014 Tour of Slovenia and finishing on the podium at the 2011 Giro del Trentino and 2012 Tour Down Under. Machado full profile here.

7 September

The 18 year old Antonio Morgado, the new star of Portuguese cycling, will ride next year with the American Hagens Berman Axeon team led by Axel Merckx, son of the great Eddy. Morgado signed a one year contract and he is the recent winner of the Giro della Lunigiana, a national road and time trial champion in his category and has obtained 28 successes so far this season. Full profile here

Alpecin-Deceuninck have announced the signing of Robbe Ghys, which was widely expected. The 25-year-old Belgian is a sprinter and will reinforce an already strong fast man sector with the confirmed Jasper Philipsen and new arrival Kaden Groves. Ghys signs a three-year contract leaving Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise after five seasons and one victory, achieved in a stage of the Tour of Belgium 2021.

6 September

Contract renewed for Alessandro Tonelli and Enrico Zanoncello with Bardiani-CSF-Faizané. The Italian professional team announced that they have extended Tonelli’s contracts with a two-year term and Zanoncello’s until the end of 2023.

In an interview with Feltet.dk, 24-year-old Morten Hulgaard announced his farewell to cycling. The Danish rider did not have his contract renewed by Uno-X and preferred to retire.

Alvaro Cuadros, 27, has decided to end his career. The announcement was made by Caja-Rural, the team in which the Spanish rider raced since 2018 throughout his professional career.

5 September,

Groupama – FDJ have announced the contract extensions for five riders: Swiss Fabien Lienhard (2 more years), Frenchmen Clement Davy (3 more years) and Olivier Le Gac (2 more years), Dutchman Lars van der Berg (2 more years) and Lithuanian Ignatas Konovalovas (1 more year).

Frenchman Lilian Calmejane (AG2R Citroën Team) has signed for the next two season with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux. 29 year old has won so far 12 races including a stage in Vuelta a España in 2016 (his first pro season), a stage at Tour de France one the following season, together with polkadot jersey in Paris-Nice, and also won the Étoile de Bessèges, the Settimana internazionale Coppi e Bartali, the Circuit de la Sarthe and semi-classics such as the Drôme Classic (2018), Paris-Camembert (2018) and the Faun-Ardèche Classic (2019). 

The 31-year-old Corné Van Kessel (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) told Veldritkrant that his contract with the Belgian team will not be renewed and that he is already talking with other teams for the next season.

Maxime Chevalier (23) has signed a contract extension with B&B Hotels-KTM for at least another two years.

La Gazzetta dello Sport have reported the latest on the new project of Douglas Ryder, the former boss of Dimension Data and Team Qhubeka. Ryder, a South African, is working on the creation of a Professional category team that should have a Swiss licence. The new team managed by Ryder has apparently already very closed to sign 3 Italian riders: Matteo Moschetti (Trek-Segafredo), Antonio Puppio (Israel-Premier Tech Academy) and Filippo Conca (Lotto-Soudal). The team should also have among its consultants also Vincenzo Nibali that will hung up his bike at the end of this season.

Magnus Kulset, 22, has signed his first professional contract with Uno-X Pro Cycling, a promotion from the Norwegian team’s development squad. The Norwegian signed for the next two years. On the other hand, his brother Kristian Kulset, 26, has decided to hang up his bike at the end of this season, but will remain at Uno-X in 2023 as part of the technical staff.

in an Instagram post, the 34 year old Alex Howes (EF Education-EasyPost) has stated that he will no longer take part in road racing but will continuing to race off-road still wearing the jersey of the American WTT team. Exactly the same story for the 30 year old Lachlan Morton. Both have stopped to ride for EF Education-EasyPost since the end of July.

34-year-old Cameron Meyer ends his long career as a professional cyclist and will leave BikeExchange-Jayco at the end of the season. The Australian, who has been a good road racer and top track-cycle rider, is therefore and the entire team. The announcement was made by the Oceanic World Tour team, for whom Meyer had been riding since 2012.

4 September

Bahrain Victorious had announced the renewal for two more years with Wout Poels. The Dutch rider, 34, has obtained 21 victories during his career including a Liège – Bastogne – Liège in 2016 and this year he won the fourth stage and in the general classification of the Vuelta a Andalucia.

2 September

According to Het Nieuwsblad, Alpecin-Deceuninck is closed to sign the Belgian sprinter Robbe Ghys, also linked to Team DSM. The rider, 25, currently with Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, is a track specialist but also capable of putting himself in the limelight in road races; he also won a stage at the Tour of Belgium 2021.

30 August

Julien Simon will wear the TotalEnergies jersey for at least another year. The Franch team announced the renewal until the end of 2023 of the contract of the 36-year-old Breton. The former Cofidis rider has been able to conquer 13 successes in his carrier, 3 of which this season: the GP du Morbihan, Tour du Finistere and, most recently, the first stage of the Tour du Limousin.

Arizonian climber Matthew Riccitello will turn pro with Israel-Premier Tech in 2023, after racing with the team since Aug 22 as a stagiare. The 20-year-old USA rider impressed the team since his debut at the Vuelta a Burgos earlier this month ( fourth in the youth classification). Riccitello signed for three seasons.

According to VeloNews, Patrick Bevin, 31, will be soon announced as a Team DSM rider. Bevin has spent the last two seasons at Israel Premier Tech obtaining nine wins in his carrier three of which this year, including a stage in the Tour de Romandie.

According to Wielerlifts, Belgian Harm Vanhoucke, 25, will leave Lotto Soudal at the end of the season. Team DSM is his possible destination.

U23 rider Liam Slock will step up from the Lotto Soudal Development Team to the WorldTour team next season. The 21-year-old Belgian rider from Lochristi has signed a two-year deal for the team, that will be named Lotto Dstny from then on.

The 20 year old Noah Vandenbranden (Lotto – Soudal U23) will go pro with SportVlaanderen-Baloise at the start of next year. The Belgian signed a two years agreement with the team.

According to Radsport news, 17 year old Emil Herzog (Team Auto Eder), number 1 in the current junior world ranking, is ready to move with Axel Merckx’s Hagens Berman Axeon.

The Spanish climber Mikel Nieve has announced on his Twitter account that he will to hang up his bike at the end of the season, ending a career that began in 2008 with Orbea and lasted 15 years. The 38-year-old, who has been with Caja Rural-Seguros RGA since this year, has also worn the jerseys of Euskaltel-Euskadi (2009-2013), Team Sky (2014-2017) and Mitchelton-Scott (2018-2021), achieving a total of five victories. Three stage wins at the Giro d’Italia (2011, 2016 and 2018) were added to those at the 2010 Vuelta a España and the 2014 Giro del Dauphiné, with the Basque also able to achieve a top ten finish four times in his home GT and twice in the Corsa Rosa (where he won the climbers’ classification in 2016).

29 August

Following up on rumours that have emerged in recent weeks, Jumbo-Visma has made official the signings of Attila Valter (Groupama-FDJ), Jan Tratnik (Bahrain Victorious) and Thomas Gloag (Trinity Racing), the latter of whom is already a stagiaire with the Dutch team this season finale. The 24-year-old Hungarian Valter, who was Maglia Rosa at last year’s Giro d’Italia for three days, has signed up until the end of 2025, the same expiry date as the contract of 20-year-old Briton Gloag, who recently made a name for himself at the Tour de l’Avenir with a stage victory. The agreement signed by Tratnik, on the other hand, is for two years, and the Slovenian will leave the Bahrain team after four years, during which he also won a success at the 2020 Giro. Finally, Jumbo-Visma also announced the contract extensions of Timo Roosen and Lennard Hofstede, who have been with the team since 2015 and 2017 respectively. Roosen has renewed for just one year, Hofstede will remain with the team until at least the end of the 2024 season.

Belgian rider Arjen Livyns signed a two-year contract with John Lelangue’s Lotto Dstny, to whom he had already been approached in recent weeks. The 27-year-old Flemish rider has been a professional since 2018, when he signed with Vérandas Willems – Crelan, before racing the following year with Roompot – Charles. In 2020, however, he joined Bingoal Wallonie Bruxelles, with whom he then raced for three seasons. Among his best results were fifth place at the GP La Marseillaise 2021 and sixth at the Brussels Cycling Classic, as well as good results in the WorldTour classics. The Belgian team also announced a two-year agreement with Mathijs Paasschens. The Dutch rider, currently with Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB, will remain with the John Lelangue-led team until at least the end of 2024, looking to use this two-year period to grow further.

According to VeloNews, Briton Connor Swift, 26, is leaving Arkea Samsic and his next destination should be Ineos Grenadiers. VeloNews has also reported that Swift is in the process of finalising a deal with the British WorldTour team. Connor Swift is a former British road race champion (2018) has also won the Tro-Bro Léon in 2021.

On his YouTube channel, Briton Alex Dowsett has announced that he will hang up his bike at the end of the season. The 33-year-old (Israel Premier Tech) explained that he no longer have the right motivation to continue riding in the WorldTour, however he will still do some time trial and gravel races. The time trial specialist has been also riding with Team Sky and Movistar in his career and his victories include two stages at the Giro d’Italia.

27 August

Two renewals at Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux, as the Belgian team announced a two-year contract extensions with Hugo Page and Baptiste Planckaert. The France rider Page was already in the roster for the 2023 season and will stay with the team at least until the end of 2025. He has had several top 10 placing in this season including three top 5 in stages at the Critérium du Dauphiné. Belgium rider Planckaert, 33, has obtained four wins including the Rund um Köln in 2019 and will stay with the Belgian WTT at least until the end of 2024.

26 August

Dutch champion Pascal Eenkhoorn will ride for Lotto Dstny, the new name of the Lotto Soudal team, from 2023 onwards. Dutchman Pascal Eenkhoorn, 25, has signed a two-year contract and will join the the Belgian team. After riding for Jumbo-Visma since 2018. He has so far obtained five victories, including the Flèche de Heist 2021 and, at the end of June, the Dutch champion title. The Dutchman said “I need more freedom during the race. It is now that I can still make the choice to pursue my own ambitions.”

25 August

Pro Team Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB has announced the signing of 24 year old Alexander Salby. The young Danish sprinter, currently riding for Riwal Cycling Team, was this year three times in the top 5 during stages in the ZLM Tour. Salby signed for two years.

Vincent Van Hemelen reached a two-year agreement with Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise. The Belgian, 21, is currently racing with Lotto Soudal’s Under-23 team and took part in the Giro d’Italia Under-23.

More troubles for Nairo Quintana. After his disqualification at the Tour de France for being positive to Tramadol, the Colombian rider had signed a renewal with Arkèa-Samsic, but now the contract could be cancelled. According to ProTour Cycling in fact, the team has the right to renegotiate in full the agreement with the rider in the event of a rejected appeal to Tas.

24 August

According to VeloNews, Ineos Grenadiers is trying hard to reconfirm Adam Yates, although the Briton has several attractive options on the table. The British team is also very close to announce a the signing of the 18 year old Canadian Michael Leonard currently riding in Italy with Team Franco Ballerini.

Nico Denz will move from Team DSM to Bora – hansgrohe. The 28 year old German rider has signed for two years. So far Denz has obtained three victories as a pro rider, the most important of which is the stage win at the Tour de Suisse 2022.

23 August

Italian professional team Bardiani-CSF-Faizané has announced the signing of Mattia Petrucci (Team Colpack) for the next two years. The 20-year-old from Verona arrives at Bruno Reverberi’s team after two years in the development team of Groupama and then in the last two years with Team Colpack Ballan. Petrucci’s best results include a third place in the Giro della Valle d’ Aosta 2021, a second and a third place in the Piccolo Lombardia (2021/2019) and a third stage place in the Giro U23 2022.

22 August

Andrey Amador will join the US team EF Education – EasyPost in the 2023 season. After three seasons in the Ineos Grenadiers jersey and thirteen years in the WorldTour, the 35 year old Costa Rican has decided to follow Richard Carapaz with the new team. Amador, who signed for one year, won a stage in the Giro d’Italia and has been in the top ten of several Grand Tours.

21 August

Ag2r Citroën has extended Larry Warbasse‘s contract for one more year. The Savoyard French team announced that it had renewed the contract of the American rider until the end of 2023. The American national champion in 2017, who is currently not riding due to a pelvic fracture suffered at the Tour of Wallonie, will be with the team lead by Vincent Lavenu for his fifth year. Warbasse, 32, won also a stage in the Tour of Suisse 2017.

19 August

Richard Carapaz will ride with EF Education – EasyPost in 2023. Following rumours in recent months, the Olympic champion is officially a rider with the US formation, thus leaving Ineos Grenadiers after three years. The 29 year old has also won the 2019 Giro d’Italia, and he has obtained podiums at the Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Giro d’Italia. Carapaz signs until for three years and will be with the American team at least until the end of 2025.

Jumbo – Visma made official the signings of Dylan van Baarle and Wilco Kelderman who both signed for three years until the end of 2025. Dutchman Van Baarle won Paris – Roubaix 2022 and leaves Ineos Grenadiers after five seasons and will strengthen the team for the big classics. Kelderman (Bora – hansgrohe) returns to his team where he made his professional debut in 2012, the then Rabobank.

Ag2r Citroen announced the extension until 2024 of the agreement with Damien Touzé, who joined the team last year. The 26-year-old, who is currently out of action due to the aftermath of a nasty crash in the finale of the second stage of the Vuelta a Burgos, has so far achieved some good placings in the sprints and French classics.

Cofidis has announced the contract extension of two of its riders: Ruben Fernandez, 31 year old climber, and Thomas Champion, 23 year old young hopeful of the team. Both will continue to ride with the French World Tour team for the next two seasons up to the end of 2024.

According to Daniel Benson (Velonews), Wout Poels extends his contract at Bahrain Victorious.

TotalEnergies announced the fifth addition for next season by signing Matteo Vercher, who is currently already racing with the transalpine team as a stagiaire. The 21-year-old, who will therefore turn professional on 1 January, comes from the Vendée U and made a name for himself in this 2022 by winning the French national title among amateurs.

Next 1 January, 25-year-old Riccardo Lucca (Work Service Vitalcare Vega) will turn pro with the Italian professional team Bardiani CSF Faizanè after signing a 2 years contract. The rider from Trentino was a stagiaire with Gazprom-Rusvelo last year, and he has already managed to achieve a prestigious victory by soloing last June in the fourth stage of the Adriatica Ionica Race at the end of a breakaway from afar.

18 August

Romain Combaud (31) and Niklas Märkl (23) will be part of the DSM team for two more seasons. The two riders, who both had expiring contracts, have extended their contracts with the Dutch team until 2024.

From next season, Steff Cras will become a TotalEnergies rider. The French Professional formation announced the signing of the Belgian climber, who comes from Lotto Soudal, a team in which he has played for the last three years after spending his first two years as a professional with Katusha-Alpecin. The 26-year-old, who had already been approached by the transalpine team in recent weeks, signed a contract valid until the end of the 2024 season.

17 August

Andra Pasqualon, Nikias Arndt  and Dusan Rajovic will ride next season with Team Bahrain Victorious. The Bahrain team has announced the signing for two years of the three riders. The three riders are all fast wheels and ideal to reinforce the team in one-day races and in the Classics. The 34 year old Italian Pasqualon (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) has obtained several victories and top placing in his long career. The 30 year old German Arndt is a very fast sprinter with several victories, including Vuelta and Giro stages, and top placings during his career. He will also join the new team after ten seasons with DSM. The 24 year old Serbian Dusan Rajovic, arriving from the Continental Team Corratec, has already achieved 12 victories and will be ready for his first WTT appearance.

Slovenian sprinter Luka Mezgec renews with Team BikeExchange-Jayco. The 34-year-old has been with the Australian team since 2016 and has achieved 19 successes during his career, including the last stage of the 2014 Giro d’Italia. Mezgec has signed for two years and will continue with his current team until at least the end of 2024.

At the end of this season, Jonathan Hivert (B&B Hotels-KTM) will hang up his bike after 17 years in the pro peloton. The announcement was made by the transalpine rider himself on his social channels, where the 37-year-old thanked everyone who supported him during his career.

16 August

Nairo Quintana‘s renewal for the next three seasons with Arkéa – Samsic is official. The 2014 Giro d’Italia winner took a good sixth place at the Tour de France 2022 and is set to participate in the Vuelta a España.

Ineos Grenadiers has renewed its contract with Michal Kwiatkowski for a further 2 years. The British team announced the renewal of the 32-year-old Polish former world champion’s contract, which expires at the end of next season, until the end of the 2025 season.

Three Australian riders have extended their contracts with BikeExchange-Jayco for a further 2 years. Luke Durbridge (31), Lucas Hamilton (26) and Callum Scotson (26) will stay with the Australian team until 2024.

Trek-Segafredo has renewed for a further two years with Danish rider Mattias Skjelmose Jensen, who signs until 2024 and says he will focus on Grand Tours in the future. The 21-year-old has yet to score any victories, but in his first two years as a professional, he has shown himself with numerous placings including a recent second place finish at the Tour de l’Ain.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Ciro Scogliamiglio, Italian sprinter Niccolò Bonifazio is ready to leave TotalEnergies . There should be an agreement for him with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert. The 28-year-old from Piedmont has raced with TotalEnergies since 2019 and for him it would be a return to a WorldTour formation, having previously raced in the jersey of Lampre-Merida, Trek-Segafredo and Bahrain.

15 August

Mathias Vacek reached a three-year agreement with Trek – Segafredo, where he had already been announced as a trainee. The 20-year-old has reached an agreement with the US team until 2025. For the Czech this is good news, which comes after a difficult few months. Shortly after achieving his first professional victory at WorldTour level by winning a stage at the UAE Tour 2022, in fact, his career was interrupted due to the closure of his team, Gazprom-RusVelo.

Elmar Reinders changes jersey during the season 2022. The Dutch sprinter will leave the Danish Continental team Riwal Cycling Team before the end of August to join Team BikeExchange-Jayco. Reinders will join the Australian World Tour team on 23 August 2022 immediately after the Tour of Denmark 2022. The Dutchman’s new contract expires at the end of 2024. Reinders has achieved numerous placings, including this year a win at the Tour of Bretagne and a fourth place at the Route Adélie de Vitré 2021.

13 August

According to Ciro Scognamiglio (Gazzetta.it), Jerome Pineau’s B&B Hotels – KTM Professional formation is aiming for a quantum leap thanks to new investors. Rumours have it that Mark Cavendish is in advanced negotiations with the French team. In addition to the Briton’s name, Cees Bol (Team DSM), Nick Schulz (Team BikeExchange – Jayco) and Ramon Sinkeldam, Arnaud Démare’s lead-out man at Groupama-FDJ.

12 August

Bahrain Victorious has officialised the signings of Fran Miholjević, Cameron Scott and Rainer Kepplinger. Miholjević is already a trainee with the team and the 20-year-old Croatian won a stage at the Giro di Sicilia 2022 (Cycling Team Friuli) and the overall national time trial title, as well as a silver medal at the recent time-trial European Under-23s. Cameron Scott, 24, comes from the Australian Cycling Academy is a promising sprinter, and finally, the 24-year-old Austrian Rainer Kepplinger (Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang), was second at the 2022 National Time Trial Championships. Kepplinger started cycling in 2021, after having been a top athlete in rowing.

According to Het Laatste Nieuws, Yves Lampaert will remain a rider with Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, Soudal – Quick-Step next year, and has signed for two years. Lampaert, who has defended the colours of the Belgian formation since 2015, was this year’s Yellow Jersey after the first stage of the Tour de France, beating Wout van Aert in the opening time trial. The official announcement should soon take place.

11 August

UAE Team Emirates made official the signing of Domen Novak for the next two years. The 27-year-old Slovenian will therefore leave Bahrain Victorious after six years, during which he was able to win the national road race title (in 2019) and, more recently, excellent performances during this year’s Giro d’Italia and a third place in the Tour of Slovenia behind two of his future teammates, Rafal Majka and compatriot Tadej Pogacar.

Ag2r Citroën Team has renewed for two additional years with Nicolas Prodhomme. The 25-year-old Frenchman, who turned professional with this formation at the start of 2021, has now signed a two-year contract expiring at the end of 2024.

Stefan Küng remains with Groupama-FDJ and signs a new three-year contract. After continuous market rumours, the Swiss time trial specialist signed a new contract with the French World Tour formation, bringing the expiry date of his link to the end of 2025. This brings to an end a period characterised by many rumours, which had seen the 2021 European time trial champion approached by several teams.

Belgian team Alpecin-Deceuninck, which is expected to make the jump into the WorldTour category next year, has announced the extension until the end of the 2025 season of the contracts of Xandro Meurisse and Gianni Vermeersch, who are in the line-up led by the Roodhooft brothers.

10 August

Austrian Felix Großschartner have signed a two-year contract with UAE Team Emirates and will ride with them from 1 January 2023 to the end of 2024. Großschartner, currently the double national champion, leaves Bora-hansgrohe after five years. The 28-year-old Austrian climber has so far won six times in his career and obtained several top ten placings.

The Spanish professional formation Caja Rural-Seguros RGA has announced its first addition for next season: it is the 22 year old Catalan climber Abel Balderstone, who comes from the Iberian team’s development squad and is already a trainee with the main team in this second part of 2022.

9 August

Tim Wellens has signed a contract with UAE Team Emirates until 2024. After ten years with Lotto-Soudal, Belgian rider Tim Wellens will be moving to another team next season. As rumoured for several days, he will join the UAE Team Emirates in 2023, where he has signed a two-year contract. With 34 wins to his name since the start of his career, he should be an interesting addition to the UAE team, especially for the spring classics. He should also have a role as a teammate for his leader Tadej Pogacar in the stage races.

Bob Jungels has signed a 2-year contract with BORA-hansgrohe. The German team announced on its social networks the arrival of Bob Jungels from AG2R Citroën Team for two seasons. Back to his best level, the Luxemburgish rider won a stage in the last Tour de France. A rider with an all-round profile, he will be a great reinforcement in the classics and stage races, having won Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2018.

Belgian team Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert made official the signing of two riders from Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise: Rune Herregodts and Arne Marit. Both Belgians, the two have signed a contract valid until the end of 2024. Herregodts, 24, won the first stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia this year and, most recently, the first stage of the Sazka Tour. Marit, 23, won the GP du Morbihan last October ahead of Bryan Coquard and Elia Viviani.

Norwegian Uno-X announced that it has signed 27-year-old Danish Louis Bendixen (Team Coop) winner of this year’s Tour of Rhodes general classification. Bendixen has signed a two-year contract.

According to Direct Velo, the Belgian Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB is expected to sign Luca van Boven from 2023. Currently with the Lotto-Soudal development team, the 22-year-old Belgian won last spring’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad for U23s and this year the Trofeo Città di Meldola.

8 August

Ethan Hayter has renewed his contract with Ineos Grenadiers and is set to stay with the British team with his brother Leo for at least more two years until the end of the 2024 season. Turning professional with the team in 2020, the 23-year-old proved his qualities winning last year ten times including the Giro dell’Appennino and this year two stages of the Tour of Romandie and the General Classification at the Tour of Poland.

Daryl Impey has extended his contract with Israel-Premier Tech until 2023. The 37yearold from Johannesburg South African rider has declared that his aim is to compete in the 2023 Tour de France after having been forced to give up this year because of Covid.

Paul Ourselin (28) and Fabien Grellier (27) extended with Team TotalEnergies. Both will stay with Jean-René Bernaudeau’s team until 2024.

7 August

In an interview to Het Nieuwsblad, the former cyclo-cross world champion Zdenek Stybar, with his contract ending this season, has revealed that he will not be able to carry with Patrick Lefevere’s Quick-Step since the Belgim team seems no willing to propose any renewal. Reduced by two complicated years due to Covid and physical problems, the 36 year old Czech, also winner of the 2015 Strade Bianche, is therefore looking around for a new team since he has been told that he can’t renew due to disappointing results in the last two years.

Confirming the rumours that have emerged in recent days, the Australian Team BikeExchange-Jayco has announced the signing until the end of the 2024 season of Felix Engelhardt (see 4 August), who will turn professional on 1 January, from the Tirol KTM Cycling Team, the 21 year old German rider in 2022 won the U23 road race at the European Championships, while in June he finished sixth at the Giro d’Italia U23.

The Spanish Professional team Burgos-BH has signed Alejandro Franco (20) up to the end of 2024. Franco has joined the team as a staigiere with immediate effect and has had so far promising results winning two Copas de España and the most demanding stage of the Vuelta a Navarra.

6 August

UAE Team Emirates has extended the contract of Juan Ayuso until the end of 2028, extending the previous date which was at the end of 2025. The 19 year old Ayuso had his first pro victory recently at Circuito de Getxo – Memorial Hermanos Otxoa.

Jacopo Guarnieri will leave Groupama-FDJ at the end of the season and become a Lotto-Dstny rider. The 34 year old Italian signed for two years (see also 1 August) and will be a great asset for the sprints line-up made available to Caleb Ewan.

Patrick Lefevere, from his blog columns in Het Nieuwsblad, stated that their market campaign is essentially closed and that only Yves Lampaert, Stijn Steels, Zdenek Stybar and Dries Devenyns remain with pending contract, with the latter seemingly having decided to stay with QuickStep-AlphaVinyl for 2023. The Belgian team signed Tim Merlier, Jan Hirt, Casper Pedersen along with neo-pro Martin Svrcek in the face of the rumoured departure of Mark Cavendish and the retirement of Iljo Keisse.

After more than 10 years with the team and 14 years as a pro, the 35 year old rider Sam Bewley of Team BikeExchange-Jayco has decided to end his career at the end of the season. The rider who has never won a professional race has been a diligent domestique during his career.

5 August

UAE Team Emirates has re-signed on two year additional terms Rafal Majka, Diego Ulissi and Mikkel Bjerg. All will ride with the team at least until the end of 2024.

BikeExchange-Jayco has made official the signing of Vicenza rider Filippo Zana (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè) starting next season. Zana (23) won this season’s Adriatica Ionica Race, and leaves Bardiani after three seasons. The Italian has signed a three-year contract with the Australian team.

Dylan Teuns is no longer a Bahrain – Victorious rider. The Belgian leaves the Bahrain formation with immediate effect (5 August22) and as of today is officially a rider with Israel – Premier Tech. Teuns has signed until the end of 2024. Silvan Adams’ team will therefore use the 30-year-old Belgian in the Vuelta a España and the Italian classics at the end of the season. Israel-Premier Tech today also announced the renewal until the end of the 2024 season of 36-year-old Australian Simon Clarke, who joined the team at the start of the year and was able to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France a month ago.

The French team TotalEnergies announced the contract extension, until the end of 2024, with Alexis Vuillermoz. Vuillermoz has been with the French team since last year and returned to success in 2022 by winning a stage at the Tour of Dauphiné.

4 August

The Belgian Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl has announced their first signings, all confirming recent rumours. One of the stronger sprinter around, the Belgian Tim Merlier (29) will join from Alpecin and signed for 3 years, Danish Casper Pedersen (26) signed as well but for 2 seasons. Pedersen, currently with Team DSM, will also be an important an important asset and Michael Morkov heir as the last outman during bunch sprints. Finally has been also confirmed the arrival from Intermarché of Jan Hirt, who signed for 2 years. After a good season and an excellent Giro d’Italia , the 31 year old Czech rider could be the perfect match with Remco Evenepoel and play a fundamental role in his development as a Grand Tour specialist.

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert announces two more signings for the 2023 season: Tom Paquot and Laurenz Rex. Both 22-year-olds, the two young Belgians both come from Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB and will join the team on 1 January. after signing a two years contract. Still with no victories as pro riders, both have obtained several placing, Paquot finished third at the Tour du Doubs and the first stage of last year’s Tour du Limousin, while Rex had some good results in the north Classics.

Ineos Grenadiers today made official the signing for 3 seasons of Joshua Tarling, an 18-year-old talent who will therefore make the leap directly from the junior category to the WorldTour. Welshman like Geraint Thomas, he comes from the track, a discipline in which he won two European titles last year and three bronze medals this year, in addition to several national titles and podiums. He has also already made a name for himself on the road, taking second place in his category last year at the national and world time trial championships, a speciality in which he has since gone undefeated this season. Darling full profile here

INEOS Grenadiers have announced that Filippo Ganna has signed a new contract for a further 4 years to stay with the team until the end of 2027.

UAE Team Emirates extended the contracts with 33 year old Norwegian Vegard Stake Laengen, 33 year old Italian Matteo Trentin and the 25 year old Portuguese twins Rui Oliveira and Ivo Oliveira. All signed for an extra year up to the end of the 2023 season.

According to VeloNews, European U23 champion, the 21 year old German, Felix Engelhardt (Tirol KTM Cycling Team) will move to BikeExchange-Jayco next year.

Chris Harper has signed a two-year contract with Team BikeExchange-Jayco (see also 1 August). The Australian rider will leave Jumbo-Visma at the end of the year. The 27-year-old will bring his experience to the team where he has established himself as a reference in the Grand Tours, and will make himself available to his team leader Simon Yates.

18 year old Belgian Vlad Van Mechelen (Cannibal Team) stated that he has signed an agreement with an unspecified WorldTour team development squad.

According to Sykkelmagasinet, Uno-X is ready to sign the 27 year old Danish rider Louis Bendixen (Team Coop), fifth at the last national championships.

Next season, the 24 year old Frenchman Jason Tesson will move to TotalEnergies from St. Michel – Auber93. Tesson, with so far two victories in 2022), has signed a two-year contract that will bind him to his new team until the end of 2024. The same Franch team also announced the renewal until 2024 of Belgian Dries Van Gestel, this year’s winner of the Ronde van Drenthe and third at Ghent-Wevelgem.

3 August

In 2023, Nicola Conci will ride for Alpecin – Deceuninck after signing for one year with the Belgian team. Since 14 June, Conci has been riding for Alpecin Development Team, after the difficulties of the first part of the season ruined by the forced closure of Gazprom – Rusvelo. This year, the 25 year old Italian had some good results with several several top 10 placing at the Tour of Slovenia and the Giro di Sicilia.

Alpecin – Deceuninck has announced the following new signings from 2023 and onwards: Søren Kragh Andersen (27 Danish previously with Team DSM),winner of a Paris Tours (2018) and 2 stages at the Tour de France, signed until 2024; Quinten Hermans (27 Belgian not at Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), runner up on this year Liège-Bastogne-Liège, who signed until 2025; Kaden Groves (23 Australian Team BikeExchange – Jayco) until the 2024 and Jensen Plowright (22 Australian previously with Equipe continentale Groupama-FDJ) until 2025.

Anthony Turgis has renew with TotalEnergies. The French team has announced today that the French vice-champion and runner-up at the last Milano-Sanremo has renewed his contract until the end of the 2025 season.

According to reports in Het Nieuwsblad, despite interest from Alpecin-Deceuninck and Israel-Premier Tech, the 25 year old Belgian Robbe Ghys (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) is close to sign with Team DSM for the next season.

Groupama – FDJ has announces eight new arrivals for next year. After the already confirmed arrival of Paul Penhoët (see 1 June), the French team also made official seven names from their strong development team: Lorenzo Germani, Romain Grégoire, Lenny Martinez, Enzo Paleni, Laurence Pithie, Reuben Thompson and Sam Watson. All very talented and between 19 and 21 year of age, have signed a two year agreement with the Team.

Former French champion Anthony Roux will no longer be in the peloton in 2023. The 35-year-old, who has spent his entire career in the Groupama-FDJ jersey, winning 15 times in addition to his national title, has announced to Le Républicain Lorraine that he intends to hang up his bike at the end of the season. He will carry on dedicating himself to triathlons and Ironman. Roux full profile here.

Human Power Health has has announced that the 26-year-old Briton Paul Double has signed a contract with the US team for the next two seasons. Double, who has been with the Italian Continental team Mg.K Vis-Color for Peace-VPM since last year have obtained several placing during the season finishing sixth at this year’s Giro dell’Appennino, ninth at the Adriatica Ionica Race and seventh at the Tour of Slovenia. The Briton has also been included in the squad as a staigiere for the rest of the current season.

2 August

Rui Costa will leave UAE Team Emirates at the end of the season. The 2013 world champion from Florence has signed a contract for 2023 with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert (see also 31 July). The 35-year-old Portuguese rider has won 27 times in his career. Costa full profile here.

The French team Arkéa-Samsic has announced that it has signed Clément Champoussin for the next season. Currently with Ag2r Citroën, the 24 year old Frenchman will support Nairo Quintana, learning from him to develop his skills to became a GC man in the future years. “Emmanuel Hubert presented me with a good career plan,’ he explained immediately after signing.

In an interview with Berry Republicain Marc Sarreau,, who is due to expire with Ag2r Citroën, confessed that he has not extended his contract with his team and currently he does not have any agreements with other teams for next year.

Ag2r Citroën has formalised the contract extension for Dorian Godon. The 26 year old French rider, who already had a contract expiring in 2024, has had several good results in the last two years, and will stay with Vincent Lavenu’s team until the end of 2025. A second announcement from the team concerns the arrival of Alex Baudin (also 20 Jul). The 21-year-old from Albertville, this year, raced with the Swiss Tudor Pro Cycling managed by Fabian Cancellara. In 2022, he has been able to achieve some outstanding results such as stage successes at the Giro della Valle D’Aosta, Tour de Bretagne and Istrian Spring Trophy. Baudin signed for two years.

1 August

After many rumours, Intermarché – WantyGobert has announced the signing of Mike Teunissen for the next season. Currently riding for Team Jumbo – Visma, the 29 year old has agreed a two years contract, will help the new Eritrean talent Binian Girmay and will look after his own ambitions in the classics and sprints.

It is now official and Leo Hayter, the recent winner at Giro d’Italia U23, is joining Ineos Grenadiers from the 1st Aug as a trainee and then after the stagiarie period he will stay with the British WTT team at least until of the the 2025 season (see also 27 July)

The Irish rider Eddie Dunbar, winner of the general classification of the Settimana Coppi e Bartali and the Giro d’Ungheria in 2022, will leave at the end of the season INEOS Grenadiers (see also 24 Jul). In fact, Dunbar (25) has signed a three-year contract with Bike Exchange-Jayco.The Australian team, managed by Brent Copeland, had recently announced the contract extension of Simon Yates and Michael Matthews.

According to WielerFlits, the 27-year-old Australian Chris Harper, who joined Jumbo-Visma in 2020, has attract the interest of team Bike Exchange-Jayco. This season the Australian was supposed to race the Giro d’Italia, but had to forgo it due to Covid.

According to WielerFlits, Jacopo Guarneri‘s move to the Belgian formation Lotto-Dstny has been finalised. The 35 old rider from Cremona, who has been defending the colours of Groupama-FDJ since 2017, was acting as the outman for Arnaud Demare’s sprints. Guarnieri was on Caleb Ewan’s wish list for a long time and the Australian needs to strengthen his ‘working group’ in terms of sprints. Ewan after an excellent start to the season, missed the appointment with victory both at the Giro d’Italia 2022 and at the recent Tour de France.

Confirming rumours that have emerged in recent months, Uno-X Pro Cycling has signed Alexander Kristoff for 2023. After 14 years, Kristoff will return to racing for a home team. The 35-year-old Norwegian, who will be leaving Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert at the end of the year, has won 84 victories in his career, among which the 2014 Milan-San Remo, the 2015 Tour of Flanders, the 2019 Ghent-Wevelgem and four stages at the Tour de France.

Louis Barré signs with immediate effect with Team Arkéa Samsic. The 22-year-old French rider will soon discover the professional level. Louis Barré is a member of the continental team Team U Nantes Atlantique and will join the Arkéa-Samsic team from 1 August.

Effective from today, Jefferson Alexander Cepeda is a new EF Education – EasyPost rider. The cyclist from Ecuador leave Gianni Savio’s Drone-Hopper Androni with immediate effect and signed with the USA team until the end of 2024.

31 July

According to Quibicisport.it, the UAE Emirates team plans to let Rui Costa go at the end of the season The 35-year-old Portuguese seems to be projected towards Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert. In Valerio Piva’s team, the Portuguese, a former world champion, will be at the service of Biniam Girmay, the rising star of African cycling. Situation

30 July

Mikaël Cherel has renewed with Ag2r Citroën. The 36 years old French rider had its contract extended for the 2023 season.

According to VeloNews, the British rider Stephen Williams (26) will leave Bahrain Victorious at the end of the year choosing from one of the many offers received. Williams won this year the first stage of Tour de Suisse.

According to Daniel Benson (Velonews), Andrey Amador (35) did not raced in any Grand Tour in the last two years and he is likely to leave Ineos Grenadiers at the end of the year. His former team Movistar have denied interest in the Costa Rica rider and he has been linked for a move to EF Education-Post.

According to VeloNews, Fernando Gaviria is also in the process of changing teams, while his teammates Matteo Trentin and Diego Ulissi are ready to renew with UAE Team Emirates. According to the same source, also Felix Grossschartner and Bora-hansgrohe will depart at the end of the season.

29 July

According to Tuttobiciweb, Luis Leon Sanchez is set to return to Astana Qaazaqstan leaving Bahrain Victorious at the end of the season even if he has a contract ending in 2023. Situation WT team by team (in progress): Astana Qazaqstan Team – INOUT Vincenzo Nibali (retire); RUMOURED: IN: Luis Leon Sanchez (Bahrain Victorious); OUT ; END OF CONTRACT Samuele Battistella, Gleb Brussenskiy, Stefan De Bod, Yevgeniy Fedorov, Sebastian Henao, Vadim Pronskiy, Andrey Zeits; CURRENT 2023 ROSTER (Year of end contract) – Leonardo Basso (23), Manuele Boaro (23), Valerio Conti (23), David de la Cruz (23), Joe Dombrowski (23), Fabio Felline (23), Michele Gazzoli (23), Yevgeniy Gidich (23), Dmitriy Gruzdev (23), Miguel Angel Lopez (23), Alexey Lutsenko (24), Davide Martinelli (23), Gianni Moscon (23), Yuriy Natarov (23), Antonio Nibali (23), Nurbergen Nurlykhassym (23), Alexandr Riabushenko (23), Javier Romo (23), Harold Tejada (23), Simone Velasco (23), Artyom Zakharov (23).

From Switzerland two new Professional Team are expected to be ready for next season. Fabian Cancellara’s Tudor Pro Cycling Team and the new team of Douglas Ryder, ready to return after the Team Qhubeka affair.

According to Le Télégramme, Arkéa-Samsic team is very interested in signing Dutch rider David Dekker (Jumbo-Visma). Dekker (24), who had so far a disappointing season, is a good sprinter and was twice stage runner-up in the UAE Tour last year. He is the son of Erik Dekker (51), winner of 44 professional races (including four stages of the Tour de France, Amstel Gold Race, Paris-Tours and Tirreno-Adriatico)

28 July

According to Radsport-news, Rainer Kepplinger, currently riding for the Austrian Continental Team Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang, will join Bahrain Victorious for three years from the start of the 2023 season. The 24-year-old attracted attention this year with the overall victory in the Tour of Upper Austria (2.2).

27 July

Leo Hayter, the recent winner at Giro d’Italia U23 (dominated with also two stage wins) is ready to join Ineos Grenadiers from the 1st Aug as a trainee. Currently with Hagens Berman Axeon, the 20 year old Hayter will find in the team his brother Ethan. According to VeloNews, the rider, who will race the Tour of Alsace and then the Tour de l’Avenir 2022, after the stagiarie period with the British World Tour Team will stay with them at least until of the the 2025 season.

26 July

According to Ciro Scognamiglio (Gazzetta.it), Andrea Piccolo, now with Drone-Hopper Androni Giocattoli, could soon join the WT team EF Education – EasyPost. Scognamiglio pointed out that for the 21 year old Italian there is the possibility of a mid-season transfer from 1 August 2022. A few weeks ago, Piccolo was forth at the Italian National Championship.

According to Daniel Benson (Velonews), Casper Pedersen will leave Team DSM at the end of the season and, interviewed by the magazine, Patrick Lefevere have confirmed that he will be interested in signing the 26 year old Dane winner of the Paris Tour 2020. Also the 33 year old Dutch Ramon Sinkeldam (Groupama – FDJ) seems to be in the frame of the Lefevere’s (see 21 May) team that will be named Soudal Quick-Step in 2023.

25 July

According to WielerFlit.nl, Mike Teunissen will leave Jumbo-Visma at the end of the season. The 29-year-old classics specialist from Limburger have chosen to accept an offer from Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert and is currently finalising the agreement. Teunissen in 2019 he won the first stage in the Tour de France wearing the maillot jaune. With Aike Visbeek’s team, in addition to support Biniam Girmay, he will have his own chance in the spring and autumn classics suitable of his characteristics. At Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert, Teunissen will meet former teammate Taco van der Hoorn, among others. The Limburger rode six years with Jumbo-Visma and in between two seasons with Team Sunweb.

According to Daniel Benson (Velonews), British 20 year old Thomas Gloag set for Jumbo-Visma in 2023 on a multiple-year contract. Now riding for Andrew McQuaid’s Trinity Racing, Gloat attended Ineos Grenadiers camps last winter, but the Dutch team persuaded him to join the black and yellow squad. Gloag has won a tough stage ending in Plateau de Beille during the 2021 Ronde de l’Isard finishing third overall and was fourth overall in the Giro d’Italia U23. In 2022, Gloat was third at Flèche Ardennaise and was twice in the top-10s at the mountainous Giro Ciclistico della Valle d’Aosta-Mont Blanc.

24 July

According WielerFlit.nl, Jumbo-Visma has closed an agreement with Attila Valter currently riding for Groupama-FDJ. The 24 year Hungarian climber, should join the Dutch Team the next season together with Dylan van Baarle, Jan Tratnik and Wilco Kelderman, given by several sources as done deals.

According to several rumours, Edward Dunbar is on his way to BikeExchange-Jayco, together with one his team leader Adam Yates. Earlier this year the Irish rider was linked to Jumbo-Visma and to extend with Ineos Grenadiers but apparently those negotiations came to nothing.

BikeExchange-Jayco has announced the contract extension for a further next three years with Michael Matthews. The Australian rider is the recent stage at the 2022 Tour de France and will stay with the team at least until the end of 2025.

23 July

The Australian team BikeExchange-Jayco has announced the signing for the next two years of two young Australian riders, Blake Quick (20) and Rudy Porter (21) both arriving from Trinity Racing. The Australian U23 champion Quick is a sprinter that has obtained several good placings in the last few years and Porter has proven to be a good climber finishing second at the Course de la Paix and fourth at the Alpes Isère Tour. They will turn professional with the team managed by Brent Copeland from 1 January 2023 at least until the end of 2024.

Two Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux riders will end their professional career at the end of the season . The 35-year-old rider Dimitri Claeys has announced that he will retire at the end of 2022. The Belgian, a double Belgian U23 champion and twice in the top 10 at the Tour de Flanders, shore several victories (full profile here) and will remain connected to the World Team as he will become sports director within the team. A trajectory similar to the one of his team-mate Kévin van Melsen, also 35, who will take care of the development team in the Continental category. Van Melsen won the 4 Jours de Dunkerque in 2018 and finished 6th in the Tour of Flanders in 2020.

22 July

As widely expected, Simon Yates has extended with Team BikeExchange until the end of 2024.

Het Nieuwsblad has reported, that Lotto-Dstny is trying to sign Pascal Eenkhoorn. The 25-year-old Dutch champion also has an offer to renew with his current team Jumbo-Visma and offers by other teams, such as Alpecin-Deceuninck. After all, Eenkhoorn, a good friend of Mathieu van der Poel, was part of the Roodhooft brothers’ training team as a youngster.

According to several sources, Trek-Segafredo in a good position to sign Stefan Küng for the next season. Groupama-FDJ seems no longer to be attractive to the Swiss rider, who could therefore break his contract, currently binding him until the end of 2023, with the team led by Marc Madiot a year early. Other market rumours (see also 19 & 10 July), are linking Küng to UAE Team Emirates, Bora-hansgrohe and more recently to Team DSM.

21 July

The 27 year old Dutch sprinter Cees Bol is ready to leave Team DSM at the end of the year. They were in negotiations but couldn’t agree on terms. And according to WielerFlits.nl may be joining next year B&B Hotels-KTM. According to the website, the agreement is a done deal and although he had an offer from Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert, Bol chose the new project of B&B Hotels-KTM.

20 July

According to Le Dauphiné, the 21-year-old Frenchman Alex Baudin will join Ag2r Citroen at the start of 2023. Baudin now wears the colours of Swiss Continental team Tudor Pro Cycling and recently won stage 3 at the Giro della Valle d’Aosta 2022.

Nieuwsblad.be has reported that, Dylan Teuns has confirmed that he is ready for a new experience. The 30-year-old Teuns would not stay with Bahrain-Victorious and yesterday he confirmed that he has a verbal agreement with a new team. Teuns has not disclosed the name of that team, but all indications are that he’s heading to Rik Verbrugghe’s Israel-Premier Tech. Moreover, Teuns will also find in the team, David Bailey, the trainer with whom he previously worked at BMC.

19 July

According to Ciro Scognamiglio from Gazzetta.it (see also 10 July), Stefan Kung, now with GroupamaFDJ is under the radar of TeamEmiratesUAE and of BORAhansgrohe. The Swiss is the European Time Trial champion and is currently under contract until 2023 with his current French Team.

18 July

Team DSM have announced the contract extensions and renewals of several of their Tour de France squad; with Nils Eekhoff, Chris Hamilton, Martijn Tusveld and Kevin Vermaerke all continuing their journey with the team. Hamilton and Vermaerke will ride in the team’s colours until at least the end of 2025, while Eekhoff and Tusveld through the 2024 season.

WielerFlits has reported that, the French department store chain Carrefour will become the first name sponsor of the current B&B Hotels-KTM from 2023. This will also involve a substantial budget increase and the team of manager Jérôme Pineau should be able to count on a budget between 15 and 20 million euros. B&B Hotels-KTM made its debut in the pro peloton in 2018 as Vital Concept and a year later, the hotel chain B&B Hotels also stepped in. Riders like Mark Cavendish, Dylan Teuns, Michael Matthews and Alexis Vuillermoz are supposed to be on the wish list.

17 July

According to WielerFlits, Wilco Kelderman will ride from next season with Jumbo-Visma after agreeing a 3 year contract with the Dutch team. The 31-year-old Wilco Kelderman sees a return to his ‘old nest’ as an option. He made his debut as a pro in 2012 with this team, then still under the flag of Rabobank. After 2016 he left for Team Sunweb.

Luca Mozzato signs three-year extension with B&B HOTELS – KTM. The 24 year old Italian sprinter will be with the French Team until at least the end of 2025. The Venetian rider has obtained several placing in the first part of the season and so far 3 top 10 during the current Tour de France.

16 July

VeloNews have contacted EF Education-EasyPost Team Manager Jonathan Vaughters, who confirmed their interest in Mark Cavendish. The 37 year old British sprinter will leave QuickStep-Alpha Vinyl at the end of the season and has also been approached by Israel-Premier Tech and Ineos Grenadiers.

15 July

The 24 year old Spanish Urko Berrade and the promising 21 year old Czech Vojtěch Řepa, 5th this year in the GC at the Tour of Slovenia, have extended their contract with Equipo Kern Pharma until the end of 2024.

14 July

As reported by Het Nieuwsblad, after approaching Arjen Livyns, the Belgian team Lotto-Dstny is very close to sign another rider from Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB. The 26-year-old Dutchman Mathijs Paasschens is almost certain to be joining the team managed by John Lelangue.

13 July

The 19 year old Frenchman Ewen Costiou ,a puncheur with great qualities, after the staigiaries experience in 2022 (from 1Aug22) will then join Arkéa-Samsic on 1 January 2023 and signed until the end of 2025 season.

12 July

Mark Cavendish will have to find a new team for 2023. The British rider would like to continue racing for one of two seasons, but in the QuickStep-AlphaVinyl the door seems to be closed for him. The sprinter from the Isle of Man had already been disappointed with his exclusion from the Tour de France selection, where he had hoped to overtake Eddy Merckx as the most stage victories at the Grande Boucle. In an interview at La Gazzetta dello Sport, the team manager Patrick Lefevere revealed that the British rider is out of the team future projects.

Three riders have renewed with Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux. Boy Van Poppel, Simone Petilli and Loïc Vliegen will ride with the Belgian Team at least until the end of the 2023 season.

11 July

Today, in a press conference at the Tour de France, Patrick Lefevere has announced that for the next five years is team will be called Soudal – Quick Step. During the press conference the jersey for the 2023 season was also presented.

The 29 year old Guillaume Martin has extended his contract for 2 years with Cofidis, the team he joined in 2020. Cofidis announcement follows Martin withdrawal from the Tour de France due to Covid-19, proving Thierry Vittu and Cédric Vasseur (the teams manager) confidence in him. The rider from Normandy has obtained so far 7 victories and has already proven his consistency in the major Tours finishing as the best French rider in the last two Tours de France (11th in 2020, 8th in 2021) and in the 2021 Tour of Spain (9th). In 2020, he also won the polka dot jersey of best climber in the Vuelta.

Lotto have announced the renewals for two seasons of two young athletes: 24-year-old Sylvain Moniquet and 23-year-old Sebastien Grignard will wear the jersey of the Belgian team until 2024.

10 July

L’Équipe has reported that the 28 year old Stefan Küng wants to leave Groupama-FDJ at the end of the season although he is still under contract for 2023. According to the report, the Swiss rider has had some disagreement with his the team management and he would be in favour of an early departure at the end of the season, even he still has a year left on his contract with the team led by Marc Madiot.

Lotto Soudal (next year Lotto-Dstny) and 24 year old Andreas Kron will stay together for another two years. The Danish rider will remain with John Lelangue’s team at least until the end of the 2024 season after signing a new two-year agreement.

9 July

According to L’Equipe, the climber Clément Champoussin, currently riding with AG2R Citroën Team and winner of a stage at the Vuelta 2021, is ready to sign a two-year contract with Arkéa-Samsic.

According to Het Nieuwsblad, Steff Cras is heading to France and he should leave Lotto Soudal at the end of the season to join TotalEnergies.

According to Ciro Scognamiglio from la Gazzetta.it, Andrea Pasqualon, now with IntermarcheWG, could leave at the end of 2022. Bahrain-Victorious is interested in him.

8 July

Wielerfits.be has reported that Team DSM has extended the contract of Martijn Tusveld for two years. The rider from Utrecht is currently competing in the Tour de France after having performed well in the Giro d’Italia earlier this season. Tusveld would also like to start in the Vuelta a España this season which begins in ‘his’ Utrecht on 19 August. The 28-year-old Tusveld is one of the better Dutch climbers and is one of the most valuable riders in his team Team DSM on the hilly terrain. After making his professional debut at Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij in 2017, he transferred to Team Sunweb a year later. Since then he has remained loyal to the team of Iwan Spekenbrink. The Dutch rider impressed the team management during the Giro d’Italia and his team has decided to extend his contract until the end of 2024.

The talented Belgian Arnaud De Lie signed a contract extension for one more year with Lotto Dstny. The 20 year old sprinter won this year 6 races and will be with the Lotto team at least until the end of 2024.

5 July

According to Wielerflits, Lotto Dstny is very interested in the 27 year old Belgian rider Arjen Livyns, currently with Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB.

4 July

The 26 year old Dane Mads Pedersen has extended his contract with Trek-Segafredo until the end of the 2025 season.

The 35 year old Thomas De Gendt has extended his contract with Lotto Soudal (from next year Lotto-Dstny) for two more seasons. The Belgian, famous for his spectacular breakaways, has won stages in all 3 Grand Tours and will stay with the Lotto Team until the end of 2024.

1 July

The 33 year old Spaniard Ion Izagirre has extended with Codifis until the end of the 2024 season.

28 June

The Dutch team Jumbo – Visma have officially announced the contract extension for Tiesj Benoot and Nathan Van Hooydonck. Benoot signed until the end of 2025 and Van Hooydonck until the end of 2024.

27 June

Eric Mas has extended his contract with Movistar Team until the end of the 2025 season.

According to Ciro Scognamiglio (Gazzatta.it), Filippo Zana, the new italian champion (Bardiani CSF), will join the WorldTour in 2023. Zana should be signing a 2 years deal, with an option for a third one, with Team Bike Exchange (GreenEDGE team).

25 June

Team TotalEnergies has announced the signing of Emelien Jeanniére and Thomas Bonnet. Both born in 1998, the two come from the Vendée U and will join the new team from January 2023, signing their first professional contract that will be valid until the end of 2024.

The 22 year old Riccardo Ciuccarelli (Biesse-Carrera) will be a Drone Hopper- Androni Giocattoli rider from next season. The Italian has signed a two year contract with Gianni Savio team.

24 June

The 25 year old French climber David Gaudu has extended his contract with Groupama-Fdj until 2025.

23 June

At the end of the 2022 season, Søren Kragh Andersen will leave Team DSM. According to VeloNews, both the Danish rider and his current team have decided not to enter negotiations over a new contract. “While we are busy strengthening our team for next season, at the end of the year we can confirm that we will go our separate ways with Søren Kragh Andersen,” the team told to VeloNews. Kragh Andersen, 27, has been one of the team’s most consistent performers in recent years winning two stages of the Tour de France in 2020 and winning stages in both Paris-Nice and the Tour de Suisse. He has not won a race in 2022 but took top-10 finishes in both Gent-Wevelgem and Milan-San Remo earlier in the spring. Alpecin-Deceuninck will probably be his destination for the 2023 season.

After his success at the Giro d’Italia U23, there is a queue to sign Leo Hayter (Hagens Berman Axeon) . The young British talent, younger brother of Ethan, seems set to make the jump into the pro ranks in 2023, as he himself admitted in recent days, but which team he will sign for is still an open question. According to VeloNews, in fact, as many as ten WorldTour teams have shown interest in the 2001-born Hayter, but four of them have the best chance of securing the Hagens Berman Axeon rider: Ineos Grenadiers, Jumbo-Visma, Bora-hansgrohe and UAE Team Emirates. Most likely, Hayter and his entourage will make a final decision in the coming weeks, which in any case should come before the Tour de l’Avenir next August.

22 June

Nathan Van Hooydonck have announced in an interview with the Belgian media De Morgen that he will ride with his current team, Team Jumbo – Visma, until at least 2024.

Ciro Scognamiglio of La Gazzetta delle Sport suggested that Domen Novak may leave Bahrain Victorious to join UAE Team Emirates, a team in which he would play a supporting role to compatriot Tadej Pogacar.

20 June

Contracts extensions for the German team BORA – hansgrohe. German Lennard Kämna and Austrian Patrick Gamper signed until the end of 2023 and the other German Ben Zwiehoff until 2024.

According to Norwegian broadcaster TV 2, Uno-X has offered a three-year contract to Alexander Kristoff. The Norwegian professional team is therefore aiming to bring back to Norway the Oslo cyclist, currently under contract with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert. Kristoff rode in his home country until 2009, with his last season with Joker-Bianchi, before joining BMC. Interviewed by TV 2, Kristoff confirmed that he also has a good renewal offer from Intermarché on his plate.

17 June

According to VeloNews, Richard Carapaz is very close to moving to EF Education – EasyPost next season. Only a few days ago rumours were suggesting a clear interest of Movistar, as well as the Ineos Grenadiers ‘s desire to confirm him. Now the Olympic champion is close to an agreement with the US team managed by Jonathan Vaughters and apparently only the official signing of the Ecuadorian rider is missing. Caracas is expected to sign for at least a two-year contract. Winner of the 2019 Giro d’Italia and since then also on the podium of the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, the runner-up of the last edition of the Corsa Rosa would have chosen this solution in order to have more freedom of choice in the grand tours.

The 19 year old Czech Pavel Bittner and the 20 year old Dutch sprinter Casper van Uden have been promoted from Development Team DSM and will join the WorldTeam Team DSM from 1 August. Both have signed until the end of the 2024 season. Bitter full profile here and Van Uden full profile here.

16 June

According to Het Nieuwsblad, the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert is very active on the Cycling Market, and is planning to further reinforce the team for the 2023 season. The Belgian newspaper has stated that there are two riders in the Belgian team’s sights at the moment: Lilian Calmejane, whose contract with Ag2r Citroen is expiring, and Laurenz Rex, 22 years old of Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB. Both are in discussion with the team led by Jean-François Bourlart and Hilaire Van der Schueren.

13 June

According to Weilerflits.nl, Elmar Reinders will join for the next two seasons BikeExchange-Jayco. The 30 year old Dutchman from Riwal in Denmark is having a strong season at Continental level with 5 wins already on his basket: the Visit Fryslân Elfstedenrace, the Arno Wallaard Memorial and stages in the Tour de Bretagne, Circuit des Ardennes and Olympia’s Tour.

10 June

According to Weilerflits.be, 23-year-old Australian Kaden Groves is on his way to Alpecin-Deceuninck. After the possible departure of Tim Merlier (see 18May), the Roodhooft brothers need to reinforce their sprinters options. This year, Groves won two stages, one in the Tour of Turkey and the other in the Volta a Catalonia. In addition, he also obtained several placing including second place in stages at the Tour of Oman and Tirreno Adriatico (twice third). Groves is currently riding for Team BikeExchange and is considered a talented young sprinter. At Alpecin, Groves is expected to replace Tim Merlier, who should move to Quick-Step-Alpha Vinyl.

According to Het Laatste Nieuws, next season Tim Wellens will continue his career at UAE Emirates as it looks as this team is in pole position to acquire the Belgian rider from Lotto Soudal. Wellens’ contract with Lotto Soudal expires at the end of this season. The WorldTeam does not yet want to confirm the arrival of Wellens since according to the rules of the UCI, transfers can only be announced from August 1st. Team manager Matxin already called him a ‘super super rider’. At the Emirates team, he will mainly be deployed as their leader for the classics.

8 June

American pro Ben King will retire at the end of the season after a 15-year long career. The 33-year-old King spent 10 years in the WorldTour, riding for RadioShack, and Jonathan Vaughters’ Garmin-Sharp outfit before four years at Dimension Data, with whom he won two stages of the Vuelta a España. For the past two years, King has raced for Human Powered Health, previously called Rally Cycling, and has now decided to call it a day at the end of 2022.

7 June

The winner of this year Saudi Tour, the 22 year old Belgian Maxim Van Gils, has extended with Lotto- Dstny until the end of 2024.

3 June

Thibau Nys, son of Sven Nys the cyclocross champion, will join Trek-Segafredo as a stagiaire from 1 August 2022 and then from the beginning of 2023 on a two-year contract. The 19-year-old Belgian talent will combine his road racing commitment with his current cyclocross programme continue to wear the Baloise Trek Lions jersey. The Belgian has already won the European U23 Road Championships 2021 in front of Filippo Baroncini, who became world champion in Leuven with Nys finished sixth.

The Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. The 31-year-old made the official announcement on his own social media channels, ending the speculation around his future. Dumoulin full profile here

…. and his message

“Dear cyclingfans, dear all,
I decided that 2022 will be my last year as a professional cyclist. In 2020 I had a very difficult year and at the end of that year I got overtrained and burned out. At the end of 2020, beginning of 2021 l was only a shadow of myself and thus I decided at the time to take a break away from cycling and to think about my future. After a while I decided to continue my cycling career. On the one hand because the Olympic Games in Tokyo were already on my mind for 5 years and I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity. But on the other hand definitely also because of my love for the bike and the passion that I have for this special cycling world. The world that astonishes me so often, but just as often makes me feel at home. Since that autumn in 2020, I occasionally was still able to show my abilities on the bike. Last year’s silver medal being the absolute highlight. I’m really proud of that performance. But despite how good it occasionally still was: many times, and especially this year, it has been a frustrating path, at which my body felt tired and still does feel tired. As soon as the load in training or races gets higher, I suffer from fatigue, aches and injuries instead of improving. The effort in training did often not lead to the desired performances. For a while now there has been a disbalance between my 100% dedication, everything I do and sacrifice for my sport and what I subsequently get out of it in return. With a lot of patience and a very cautious (training) approach, I’m convinced that I could get back to my full potential on the bike. But that would be a long and patient road, with no guaranties on success. I choose not to take that road, but to quit my active cycling instead and to take a new and unknown path. The team and I are now going to make plan to make the most out of the last months. Last months with hopefully still a lot of joy and success. I especially look forward to the World Championships in Australia where I hope to get the best out of myself in the time trial one last time. I don’t know yet what want to do after my active cycling career, and I also don’t really want to know at this moment. But I do know that my love for the bike will always keep me connected to the world of cycling one way or another. I’m very curious what the future will hold for me. I feel happy and grateful and I now already look back on my career with a lot of pride. Last but not least, I want to thank everyone who has been there with me on this amazing adventure! To thank everyone who helped me with it and who shared the special moments with me. I want to thank my teammates, sports directors, soignies, mechanics, supporting staff and sponsors who have been there for me over the past years. A special thank you also to all the cycling fans who cheered me on and supported me through thick and thin. Cycling required my blood, sweat and tears at times, but mostly it was beautiful and I wouldn’t have wanted to miss it for the world! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

1 June

According to Tuttobiciweb.it, the 28 years old Matteo Malucelli, one of the Gazprom Rusvelo athletes left without a contract, may join Patrick Lefevere’s Quick-Step next year. The Italian from Forlì started the season more than well, winning 2 races, the 1st stage at the Tour of Antalya and then the 1st stage at Giro di Sicilia. Malucelli is currently searching for a temporary solution and rumours are linking him to the Israel Cycling Academy Team. Also one of the protagonists of the last Giro d’Italia, 31-year-old Czech Jan Hirt, winner of the Aprica stage and 6th in the general classification, could join Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl.

From the Conti to the the WorldTour team, Paul Penhoët has signed a contract with Groupama FDJ until the end of 2024. The 20 year old cyclist is a talented sprinter and he is considered the successor of Arnaud Demare. Penhoët will join the team from 1 Aug 22. Penhoët full profile here.

31 May

Israel – Premier Tech’s (IPT) have announced the signing of Mason Hollyman for its 2023 roster with a two-year contract. The 21-year-old British cyclist joined the development team, Israel Cycling Academy (ICA), in 2021, proving his qualities winning a stage at Volta a Portugal 2021 and this year, he had excellent results with a 4th place in Trofea Piva and a 5th in the U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Hollyman is the third ICA rider IPT is welcoming to the WorldTour team, alongside Canadian Derek Gee and Italian Marco Frigo. 

35 year old Bauke Mollema has extended with Trek-Segafredo until the end of 2026. The Dutch rider will therefore probably end his professional carrier with the USA team.

24 May

Team Bahrain Victorious have announced the signing of Matevž Govecar (Tirol KTM Cycling Team) for this 2022 season from 1June and the 22 year Slovenian rider will be with the team until of the 2024 season.

21 May

As reported by CyclismeActu, Patrick Lefevere’s Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl is interested in Dutchman Ramon Sinkeldam. The 33 year old sprinter has an expiring his contract with Groupama – FDJ and could go to play an important role to support the leading sprinters of the Belgian team.

Davide Rebellin (Work Service-Marchiol-Vega) has confirmed to Cycling Digest that he will retire at the end of the season. He is currently training after the serious accident at the end of last season and is planning to return to the Giro dell’Appennino at the beginning of June.

At Intermarché – WantyGobert, the negotiation for the renewal of Quinten Hermans, runner-up at the last Liège-Bastogne-Liège, seem almost concluded, as stated by team manager Jean Francois Bourlat to HLN.

18 May

According to Weilerflits.be, Tim Merlier (29) is about to sign a contract with Soudal – Quick-Step, the successor to Quick-Step-Alpha Vinyl. It appears that the deal is done with a verbal agreement for two years in place. Lefevere even courted Merlier through the media in recent weeks.

16 May

According to a report by Ciro Scognamiglio, a journalist for Gazzetta dello Sport, the promising Natnael Tesfatsion could make the leap into the WorldTour category next year. The 22-year-old from Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli has his contract expiring at the end of the season, and among the teams most interested in his recruitment there is Trek-Segafredo. Winner this year of the Tour du Rwanda and often in evidence at the Tour of the Alps, the young Eritrean talent has been militating since last year in the team directed by Gianni Savio.

14 May

Team DSM have announced today the contract extensions of Romain Bardet. Bardet has reinvigorated his carrier since joining the team winning a stage at Vuelta 21 and this year Tour of the Alps. During his career he also won 3 stages at the Tour de France where he also was 2 and 3 in the General Classification (in 2016 and 2017). The 31 year old French has signed up to the end of 2024.

13 May

Info @Gazzetta_it – “Around stage 6 of @giroditalia we heard that there is a strong interest of Movistar Team to sign Carlos Rodriguez. The young talented spaniard (21 years old) has a contract with @INEOSGrenadiers till 2023.”

12 May

The 30 year old Belgian Jasper Stuyven has extended with Trek Segafredo untile the end of 2025.

According to VeloNews, the 22 year old Thymen Arensman has agreed a two year deal with Ineos Grenadiers and at the end of the season will leave Team DSM after three years. Arensman signed for Team DSM (called Team Sunweb at the time) on 1 Jul 20 from the U23 SEG Racing Academy. This year 3rd on the Tour of the Alps and 6th on the Tirreno Adriatico, at the U23 level, Arensman was third on the Paris-Roubaix in 2018, and was in second place behind Tadej Pogačar at the 2018 Tour de l’Avenir. “We would really have liked to have kept Thymen in the team, we did everything that we could but unfortunately he has apparently received an offer that he could not refuse. Thymen is a talented rider and he will always be welcome back here,” a spokesperson from the team told VeloNews.

Eddie Dunbar has an expiring contract with INEOS Grenadiers, but can count on the interest of several teams. Yesterday it already came out that BikeExchange-Jayco would like to bring the Irishman in, Het Nieuwsblad now reports that Jumbo-Visma is also hunting for his signature. Dunbar has been riding for INEOS Grenadiers since September 2018. This year, the 25-year-old rider won the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali. It was his first professional victory. In the under-18s he won the Tour of Flanders in 2017.

11 May

At 37, Vincenzo Nibali, the Shark of the Strait, will retire at the end of the season. He was the last of the romantics in a cycling world dominated by watts and tactics. In his career he conquered all Grand Tours: Tour de France (2014), Giro d’Italia (2013, 2016) and Vuelta a Espana (2010) and Monument Classics, the Lombardia (2015, 2017) and the Milano-Sanremo (2018), without ever sparing himself, achieving epic feats in the snow, on cobblestones, after steep descents on the lake or along roads overlooking the sea. The announce took place at the end of today stage of the Giro d’Italia in his hometown of Messina. Nibali full profile here

Info from Gazzetta, at giroditalia they heard that BikeExchange for 2023 has Adam Yates and Eddie Dunbar (both with INEOSGrenadiers) under its radar. The team wants also to renew contract with Simon Yates (ending at the end of this season).

10 May

According Wielerflits, also INEOS Grenadiers is very interested in signing the Dutch rider Thymen Arensman (see also 4 May)

According to Gazzetta dello Sport Ciro Scognamiglio, yesterday in first rest of Giro d’ Italia several sources confirmed that the move for 2023 of Dylan Van Baarle from INEOSGrenadiers to JumboVisma can be considered very likely. The dutch won last Paris_Roubaix.

More rumours from Giro d’Italia with Richard Carapaz (Ineos) also wanted back by Movistar and the Belgium rider Sylvain Moniquet (Lotto) among the desire of Cofidis.

4 May

In an interview to Wielerflits, Jumbo – Visma the team manager Merijn Zeeman has confirmed the desire to sign the rider Thymen Arensman who has a contract with Team DSM expiring at the end of the season. The 22 years old Dutch young talent in a few days will make his debut for the first time in his career at the Giro d’Italia and he had a great start in this season and he was 6th in the Tirreno Adriatico General Classification and 3rd in the Tour of the Alps GC. Jumbo-Visma is pushing hard on the cycle market for the coming season and only a few days ago made a three-year offer to Dylan Van Baarle, the winner of the last Paris-Roubaix.

1 May

Carlos Barbero and Reinhardt Janse Van Rensburg (both from the collapsed Qhubeka) have signed with Lotto Soudal and from today they are officially Lotto riders until the end of the 2022 season.

30 April

The Belgian team Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert has announced the extension of its contract with Biniam Girmay until 2026. The 22 year old Eritrean talent, who just over a month ago won the Ghent-Wevelgem, becoming the first African rider to win one of the most important classics on the calendar, was approached by several WorldTour teams despite the fact that he was already tied to the team managed by Jean-François Bourlart until 2024.

According to Diariodeltriathlon, the 26 year old Daniel Martinez could be Movistar‘s new front man from next season. At the end of the year, the retirement of Alejandro Valverde from competition will close an era for the Iberian team and it will be necessary to find a rider able to replace the Embatido. The Colombian contract with the Ineos Grenadiers is expiring at the end of the season and he could be the one to join Enric Mas as captain of the Spanish team.

20 April

After three years with the Lotto Development, Lennert Van Eetvelt has been promoted to first team for the next season. In the last two seasons, the young Belgian talent has shown himself with important results: last weekend he got the second place at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege in his category. Now the news has arrived that he has signed a two-year contract with the first team, Lotto-Dstny, that will be valid from the start of next season.

12 April

As reported in Nieuwsblad, the Slovenian rider Jan Tratnik seems to be close to sign with Team Jumbo-Visma for the 2023 season. His contract with Bahrain Victorious is expiring at the end of this season and his friend Primož Roglič is pushing in this direction.

5 April

Cesare Benedetti‘s adventure with Bora-hansgrohe continues for one more year. Arrived in the German team in 2010, the Italian rider signed for one more season with the German team. The 34 year old domestique won a stage at the Giro d’Italia 2019.

31 March

Ineos Grenadiers has today made official the Tom Pidcock contract renewal for a further five years, up to the end of 2027. The 21-year-old turned professional last year after achieving great results in the junior categories, such as the time trial at the jrs world championships or dominating the Giro d’Italia Giovani, as well as obviously dominating the scene in the CX youth categories, and he has quickly established himself at a high level on the road, establishing himself as one of the leading exponents of the new generation.

17 March

According to journalist Thijs Zonneveld on the Algemeen Dagblad podcast, EF Education – EasyPost and Jumbo – Visma are looking to engage for next season Nils Van Der Poel. The athlete is not related to Mathieu Van der Poel and he is a speed skating champion, winner of two gold medals at the 2022 Beijing Olympics in the 5000 and 10,000 metres, 2021 World Championships over the same distances and world record holder in both disciplines. The 26-year-old Swede, who trains on bike 30 hours a week, have announced his retirement at the end of this season in his discipline and is ready for a new challenge.

9 March

Giovanni Visconti (Bardiani CSF Faizanè) has decided to end his career as a professional cyclist. After his withdrew from the Tirreno-Adriatico 2022, the Sicilian rider says goodbye to cycling, confirming on his social media in a long open letter his decision taken after many month of doubts. the 39 years old Visconti ends his career after 18 years, after achieving a total of 34 victories, including two stages at the 2013 Giro and three national champion titles in 2007, 2010, 2011. See his instagram message here. Visconti full profile here

8 March

Stan Dewulf has extended his contract with Ag2r La Mondiale for a further two years up to the end of 2024. In the current season, the 24 year old Belgian had already obtained some good placing.

1 Marzo

According to Gazzetta dello Sport Ciro Scognamiglio, Mathias Vacek (Gazprom – RusVelo) is ready to move tov the WT Trek – Segafredo. After the stage win at the UAE Tour 2022, the Czech is looking for an opportunity with the top teams in the cycling world. Other sources have confirmed that the 19 years old has signed a three-year contract and he will race for the American team as a stagiaire from August and as a full member from next year.

25 February

Lorenzo Rota will ride with the Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux jersey at least until 2024. The rider from Bergamo has extended the agreement linking him to the Belgian team for a further season.

22 February

According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Ciro Scognamiglio, the 22 year old Italian Kevin Colleoni should continue with the jersey of Team BikeExchange – Jayco. After finishing in fourth position in the queen stage of Tour of Oman 2022, the Italian is closed to find an agreement to renew his contract with the current team for one or two years.

15 February

Quinten Hermans and Corné van Kessel, may join Alpecin-Fenix on the 1 January 2023 ending they adventure with Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux. This after their sponsor Tormans had decided to leave the cyclocross formation link with Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux. The two rider are expected to road race as well.

8 February

According to VeloNews it is unclear if Thomas Pidcock has signed with Ineos-Grenadiers for the next season. VeloNews also reports that a major American bike manufacturer is reportedly interested in financing Pidcock’s transfer to one of the teams they supply bikes. In recent months, some rumours was linking the British talent to a possible move to Bora-hansgrohe, riding on the American Specialized.

Contract renewal for Rein Taaramäe until the end of 2023. The Estonian rider have extended his contract with Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert for one more year. Last year, the 34 year old rider won a stage at the Vuelta a España at Picon Blanco and he also wore the leader’s jersey for two days. Taaramäe full profile here.

1 February

In an interview to a Spanish journalist from Marca, 50-year-old Davide Rebellin, currently riding for the Continental Work Service-Marchiol-Vega team, has revealed that he will hang up his bike at the end of 2022. A winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Amstel Gold Race and three Fleche Wallonne, Rebellin is recovering from an exposed tibia and fibula fracture suffered at the Marco Pantani Memorial last year and although still recovering to be back in the peloton as soon as possible. Rebellin full profile here

29 January

Georg Zimmermann will remain with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert until at least the end of 2024. The 24-year-old German rider joined the Belgian team at the start of last season from the CCC and has produced some interesting results, including a stage at the Tour de l’Ain, a fifth place in the Deutschland Tour GC and a stage top ten at the Tour de France.

The 25-year-old Rémy Rochas has extended his contract with Cofidis until 2023. The Frenchman has had an excellent 2021, with a number of placings including a 15th place finish at the last Vuelta and a fifth place at the Veneto Classic. Rochas full profile here.

24 Jan

The Luxembourg national champion Kevin Geniets has signed a contract extension with Groupama-FDJ. The 25 year old Geniets has been with the France team since becoming a pro rider and so far he won 3 Luxemburg titles: twice the road race (2021 & 2020) and one ITT (2021).

14 Jan

The 23 year old American Brandon McNulty renew for 2 more years with UAE-Team Emirates.

10 Jan

Egon Bernal signed a five year deal with Ineos Grenadiers. The Colombian rider will remains with the team at last until the end of 2026.

2 Jan

The 2022 season will be Ilnur Zakarin‘s last year in the peloton. The 32 year old Russian has in fact announced on his Instagram profile, that he will hang up his bike at the end of this season. The Gazprom-Rusvelo rider turned professional in 2013 with his current team and has been a pillar of the Katusha team for many years. With Katusha he has competed in all three Grand Tours, finishing third in the 2017 Vuelta a España, and has won six of his eight career victories, including two stages of the Giro d’Italia (2015 and 2019) and a stage in the 2016 Tour de France. His palmares also includes a stage at the 2016 Paris-Nice and the final classification of the 2015 Tour de Romandie. Zakarin full profile here. Also  Gilbert, Porte and Valverde have already announced their retirement at the end of the current season.

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