With cycling's contract negotiation window opening on August 1, teams have been busy already. Find out who's moving where and who's not going anywhere

Ag2r La Mondiale

Ins: François Bidard (trainee), Romain Campistrous (trainee), Nico Denz (trainee), Florent Pereira (trainee) Cyril Gautier (Europcar)


Ins: Eros Capecchi (Movistar), Gatis Smukulis (Katusha)
Outs: Rein Taaramae (Katusha), Mikel Landa (Team Sky), Borut Bozic (Cofidis)


Ins: Richie Porte (Team Sky) Tom Bohli (trainee), Kilian Frankiny (trainee), Floris Gerts (trainee)
Outs: Peter Stetina (Trek)


Ins: Jasper Bovenhuis (trainee), Ryan Mullen (An Post – Chain Reaction), Wouter Wippert (Drapac Pro Cycling), Michael Woods (Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies), Patrick Bevin (Avanti Racing), Rigoberto Uran (Etixx-Quick Step), Pierre Rolland (Europcar), Lawson Craddock (Giant-Alpecin), Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEdge), Matti Breschel (Tinkoff-Saxo)
Outs: Dan Martin (Etixx-Quick Step), Ryder Hesjedal (Trek), Matej Mohoric (Lampre-Merida), Nathan Haas (Dimension Data)


Ins: Fernando Gaviria, Rodrigo Contreras, Laurens de Plus, Davide Martinelli, Bob Jungels (Trek), Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin), Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Lampre-Merida), Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin)
Outs: Michal Kwiatkowsi (Team Sky), Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Garmin), Michal Golas (Team Sky)


Ins: Fabien Doubey (trainee), Marc Fournier (trainee), Elie Gesbert (trainee), Ignatas Konovalovas (Team Marseille 13 KTM), Sebastian Reichenback (IAM Cycling) Daniel Hoelgaard (Team Joker)
Outs: Arnold Jeannesson (Cofidis)


Ins: Daan Olivier (trainee), Max Walscheid (trainee), Soren Kragh Andersen (Team Trefor-Blue Water), Sindre Skjoestad Lunke (Team Joker), Max Walscheid (Kuota-Lotto), Laurens Ten Dam (LottoNL-Jumbo)
Outs: Luka Mezgec (Orica-GreenEdge), Lawson Craddock (Cannondale-Garmin), Thierry Hupont (Delko Marseille – Provence KTM), Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step)

IAM Cycling

Ins: Vegard Steke Laengen (Team Joker), Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge), Oliver Naesen (Topsport Vlaanderen)
Outs: Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie), Sebastian Reichenbach (team unknown), Jerome Coppel (team unknown)


Ins: Nils Politt (Team Stolting), Jhonatan Restrepo (trainee), Michael Morkov (Tinkoff-Saxo), Rein Taaramae (Astana), Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Soudal), Matvei Mamykin
Outs: Yury Trofimov (Tinkoff-Saxo), Gatis Smukulis (Astana), Rudi Selig (Bora-Argon 18)


Ins: Filippo Ganna (trainee), Luca Pacioni (trainee), Edward Ravasi (trainee) Louis Meintjes (MTN-Qhubeka), Matej Mohoric (Cannondale-Garmin), Marko Kump,
Outs: Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek), Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Etixx-Quick Step), Rafael Valls (Lotto-Soudal), Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), Ruben Plaza (Orica-GreenEdge)


Ins: Koen Bouwman (SEG Racing), Twan Castelijns (trainee), Steven Lammertink (trainee), Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani CSF), Victor Campenaerts (Topsport Vlaanderen), Primoz Roglic (Adria Mobil
Outs: Nick Van Der Lijke (Rompoot Oranje Peloton)


Ins: Frederik Frison (trainee), Kenneth Van Rooy (trainee), Dries Van Gestel (trainee), Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen), Rafael Valls (Lampre-Merida), Tomasz Marczynski (Torku Sekerspor), Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen)
Outs: Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Katusha), Kenny De Haes (Wanty Groupe-Gobert)


Ins: Jorge Arcas (Lizarte), Nelson Oliveira (Lampre-Merida)
Outs: Beñat Intxausti (Team Sky), Eros Capecchi (Astana)


Ins: Chris Juul-Jensen (Tinkoff-Saxo), Jack Haig, Alexander Edmondson, Robert Power, Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural), Luka Mezgec (Giant-Alpecin), Ruben Plaza (Lampre-Merida)
Outs: Simon Clarke (Cannondale-Garmin), Pieter Weening (Team Roompot Oranje Peloton), Leigh Howard (IAM Cycling), Cameron Meyer (Dimension Data)

Team Sky

Ins: Alex Peters, Tao Geoghegan Hart (trainee), Mikel Landa (Astana), Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick Step), Gianni Moscon, Michal Golas (Etixx-Quick Step), Beñat Intxausti (Movistar), Danny Van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing)
Outs: Richie Porte (BMC), Kanstantin Siutsou (Dimension Data) Bernie Eisel (Dimension Data), Danny Pate (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies), Nathan Earle (Drapac), Chris Sutton


Ins: Michael Gogl (trainee), Felix Großschartner (trainee), Antwan Toelhoek (trainee) Adam Blythe (Orica-GreenEdge), Yury Trofimov (Katusha)
Outs: Chris Juul-Jensen (Orica-GreenEdge), Michael Morkov (Katusha), Chris Anker Sorensen, Matti Breschel (Cannondale-Garmin)

Trek Factory Racing

Ins: Leonardo Basso (trainee), Julien Bernard (trainee) Niccolo Bonifazio (Lampre-Merida), Edward Theuns (Topsport-Vlaanderen), Ryder Hesjedal (Trek), Peter Stetina (BMC), Jack Bobridge (Budget Forklifts)
Outs: Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quick Step), Danny Van Poppel (Team Sky)

  • J1

    This was well before that. Direct Energie is what the team are called now.
    Eisel has moved from Sky to Team Dimension Data.

  • DConthego

    I thought that Europcar sponsorship had finished but the team had found a new sponsor and been renamed as Direct Energies ? Isn’t Bernie Eisel moving there now he’s left Team Sky ?

  • Barry Elvin

    Re Tao GH I agree entirety – maybe Axel Merckx will be able to fix him up with a team looking for a climber/GC rider

  • eminusx

    I havent heard that, everything ive read so far says he’s off to Sky, could be wrong tho. Where did you hear that?

  • J1

    Landa is going to Movistar.

  • J1

    Team Europcar

    Outs: All of them.

  • andrew1953

    Not too many moves from established major teams apart from Porte, kwiatkowsi. Expected more changes, means everyone must be pretty happy where they are non?

  • Oboeplum

    Thought that was still rumours, but I might be wrong. He’ll be a useful rider if he’s willing to do domestique work on the climbs

  • Torstein Heen
  • eminusx

    Needs an update I think CW. . . Pretty sure Mikel Landa has already signed a two year deal from Astana to Sky

    Good sign for sky that as well.

  • J1

    Probably getting PAID though,

  • Giles Cudmore

    Am I the only one a little disappointed that Geoghan Hart has gone to Sky? They are a top team of course but not known for giving their young riders any kind of opportunity to ride for themselves. Only got to look at the Yates’ for a better example of where to start pro careers. Plus the more British riders we have dotted throughout other teams the better.

  • blemcooper

    We haven’t heard anything about his B-sample analysis yet, so presumably whatever contract exists is on hold, and presumably goes “Poof!” if confirmed, or resumes otherwise.

  • J1

    Ah yes, totally forgot about the new rules.

    Ah I’m guessing this is the extension he was given in May? Have they not sacked him for his coke habit though? If not, that would make pro cycling look like a joke (another thing on the list).

  • ivaneurope

    Nope, the ban is now 4 years

  • J1

    Katusha have given Paolini a contract extension? He’s banned for two years, no?