Cannondale-Garmin manager Jonathan Vaughters gives us some clues as to the team's latest signings, but we're none the wiser as to who they are

Cannondale-Garmin have been very busy in the cycling transfer window, with numerous comings and goings as Jonathan Vaughters aims to rebuild a squad that has had a difficult season.

The team gained only one WorldTour win all season – Davide Formolo’s solo win at the Giro d’Italia – and three of their other ten wins came at the late-season Tour of Alberta.

But the roster has been stripped bare and rebuilt, with the likes of Ryder Hesjedal (going to Trek) and Dan Martin (going to Etixx-Quick Step) being replaced by Rigoberto Uran (from EQS) and Pierre Rolland (from Europcar).

Also coming in are youngsters Ryan Mullen, Wouter Wippert and Lawson Craddock, but there’s still room for more signings, according to Vaughters.

The American put out a tweet on Thursday hinting at the identities of two new recruits, but we’re none the wiser as to who they are despite the ‘clues’.

Some replies on Twitter suggested that Jan Bakelants could be the first one, although Pro Cycling Stats suggests that the Belgian has another year to run on his contract at Ag2r La Mondiale.

As for the fishing reference, we’ve got no idea. Is there a cyclist called Jimmy Salmon? Connor Haddock? It’s probably not baseball phenom Mike Trout, as one excited fan suggested.

If you can guess who they are, let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

  • anonymousktvz

    yes it is definitely a gaimon reference- the first part because Phil loves getting cookies, and we know that because of the second (fishing for words) joke, which is a jab at Phil’s side career as journalist and occasional memoir author

  • phill

    Phil gaimon said he was announcing his team in a couple of days. Bake cookies?

  • Nigel Rue

    Sorry, I don’t Facebook or twit so I’ll write on here.
    Just a stab in the dark but possibly Murilo Fischer and Lars Bak?