Cycling transfers 2020: All the ins and outs from the WorldTour

With the transfer window opening on August 1, a number of big names are on the move

Wout Poels at the Vuelta a España 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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Cycling's transfer window officially opened on August 1, with a number of big name riders expected to be changing teams for the 2020 season.

Rumours have been circulating for a while, and we'll soon find out whether they were true or just a load of hot air.

So far, Mikel Landa has joined Bahrain-Merida from Movistar with Enric Mas replacing him from Deceuninck-QucikStep. Elia Viviani has also swapped Deceuninck - Quick-Step for Cofidis, Matteo Trentin has left Mitchelton-Scott for CCC and Vincenzo Nibali has made a long-expected move from Bahrain to Trek-Segafredo.

Tom Dumoulin and Sunweb have parted ways, with the Dutchman moving to Jumbo-Visma, while Nairo Quintana has left Movistar after eight seasons for Arkéa-Samsic.

Here is our handy list of the ins and outs from each WorldTour team, which will be updated with all the big moves throughout August and the rest of the season.

Ag2r La Mondiale

Ins: Lawrence Naesen (Lotto-Soudal), Andrea Vendrame (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Clément Champoussin

Renewals: Tony Gallopin, Stijn Vandenbergh, Julien Duval, François Bidard, Clément Venturini, Alexis Gougeard


Ins: Vadim Pronskiy (Vino-Astana Motors), Davide Martinelli (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Harold Tejada (Medellin), Alexander Vlasov (Gazprom-RusVelo), Alex Aranburu (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA), Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo)

Outs: Davide Villella (Movistar), Dario Cataldo (Movistar), Andrey Zeits (Mitchelton-Scott), Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Education First), Jan Hirt (CCC)

Renewals: Omar Fraile, Rodrigo Contreras


Ins: Mikel Landa (Movistar), Wout Poels (Ineos)

Outs: Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo), Antonio Nibali (Trek-Segafredo)

Renewals: Matej Mohorič


Ins: Lennard Kämna (Sunweb), Ide Schelling (SEG Racing Academy)


Ins: Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott), George Zimmerman (Tirol KTM), Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin), Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Jan Hirt (Astana)

Renewals: Jonas Koch


Ins: Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Fabio Sabatini (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin), Mauri Vansevenant (EFC-L&R-Vulsteke)

Outs: Hugo Hofstetter (Israel Cycling Academy), Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)

Deceuninck - Quick-Step

Ins: Bert Van Lerberghe (Cofidis), Stijn Steels (Roompot), Andrea Bagioli (Team Colpack), João Almeida (Hagens Berman Axeon), Mattia Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Davide Ballerini (Astana)

Outs: Elia Viviani (Cofidis), Fabio Sabatini (Cofidis), Davide Martinelli (Astana), Enric Mas (Movistar), Philippe Gilbert (Lotto-Soudal)

Renewals: Julian Alaphilippe, James Knox, Iljo Keisse, Tim Declerq, Zdeněk Štybar,  Florian Sénéchal, Dries Devenyns, Michael Mørkøv, Fabio Jakobsen, Álvaro Hodeg

Dimension Data (Team NTT from 2020)

Ins: Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Soudal), Carlos Barbero (Movistar), Max Walscheid (Sunweb), Benjamin Dyball (Sapura), Dylan Sunderland (BridgeLane)

EF Education First

Ins: Jonas Rutsch (Lotto-Kern Haus), Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana), Neilson Powless (Jumbo-Visma), Kristoffer Halvorsen (Ineos), Jens Keukeleire (Lotto-Soudal)

Outs: Joe Dombrowski (UAE Team Emirates)

Renewals: Tejay van Garderen, Daniel Martínez, Michael Woods


Renewals: Valentin Madouas, Bruno Armirail, Romain Seigle, Kevin Geniets


Ins: Richard Carapaz (Movistar)

Outs: Diego Rosa (Arkéa-Samsic), Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo), Wout Poels (Bahrain-Merida), Kristoffer Halvorsen (EF Education First)

Renewals: Owain Doull, Chris Lawless


Ins: Tobias Foss (Uno-X Norwegian Development Team), Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb)

Outs: Danny van Poppel (Wanty-Gobert), Neilson Powless (EF Education First)

Renewals: Koen Bouwman, Sepp Kuss


Outs: Ilnur Zakarin (CCC), Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Gazprom-RusVelo), Nathan Haas (Cofidis)


Ins: Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo), Kobe Goossens (Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal), Jonathan Dibben (Madison-Genesis), Stefano Oldani (Kometa)

Outs: Victor Campenaerts (Dimension Data), Tiesj Benoot (Sunweb), Jens Keukeleire (EF Education First)

Renewals: Brent van Moer


Ins: Barnabás Peák (SEG Racing Academy), Kaden Groves (SEG Racing Academy), Andrey Zeits (Astana)

Outs: Matteo Trentin (CCC Team)


Ins: Gabriel Cullaigh (Wiggins Le Col), Enric Mas (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Iñigo Elosegui, Dario Cataldo (Astana), Davide Villella (Astana)

Outs: Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Merida), Jasha Sütterlin (Team Sunweb), Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic), Winner Anacona (Arkéa-Samsic), Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Carlos Barbero (Dimension Data)

Renewals: Alejandro Valverde, José Joaquín Rojas, Anotnio Pedrero, Nelson Oliveira, Lluís Mas, Héctor Carretero, Jorge Arcas, Andrey Amador

Team Sunweb

Ins: Mark Donovan (Wiggins Le Col), Thymen Arensman, Alberto Dainese (SEG Racing Academy), Jasha Sütterlin (Movistar), Nico Denz (Ag2r La Mondiale), Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal)

Outs: Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma), Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe), Max Walscheid (Dimension Data)

Renewals: Michael Matthews, Chad Haga, Florian Stork


Ins: Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Antonio Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Alexander Kamp (Riwal Readynez), Emils Liepins (Wallonie-Bruxelles), Juan Pedro Lopez (Kometa), Michel Reis (Kometa), Charlie Quarterman (Leopard Pro Cycling), Kenny Elissonde (Ineos)

Outs: John Degenkolb (Lotto-Soudal), Michael Gogl (Dimension Data), Fabio Felline (Astana)

Renewals: Julien Bernard

UAE Team Emirates

Ins: Brandon McNulty (Rally UHC), Mikkel Bjerg (Hagens Berman Axeon), Alessandro Covi (Team Colpack), Simone Consonni (Cofidis), Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe), Andres Ardila, Maximilliano Richeze (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Joe Dombrovski (EF Education First)

Outs: Daniel Martin (Israel Cycling Academy), Simone Petilli (Wanty-Gobert Cycling Team), Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)

Renewals: Alexander Kristoff, Sven Erik Bystrøm

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