WorldTour transfers 2022: All of the men's and women's new signings for the 2022 season

Who's in and who's out of the world's top teams

Lotte Kopecky, Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett are all on the move for the 2022 season
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The transfer season has begun in the world of road cycling with teams now allowed to announce who they have signed for the upcoming season in 2022.

Some huge names have already been announced with Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett being the biggest on the men's side of the WorldTour, while Lotte Kopecky is so far the main name on the move in the women's.

There have been multiple multiple moves to get excited about in the men's side of the sport with the likes of Sergio Higuita and Giro d'Italia 2020 runner up Jai Hindley both joining Bora-Hansgrohe alongside Bennett as well as Lucas Plapp joining Ineos Grenadiers as a stagiaire.

Bora continued announcing new signings with Aleksandr Vlasov being the next man to join from Astana-Premier Tech. The very talented climber adds yet more power to the mountainous side of the team.

João Almeida is another rider who is set to leave Deceuninck - Quick-Step and joining the UAE Team Emirates squad as a second Grand Tour leader alongside Tadej Pogačar. George Bennett has also opted to join them too.

Pascal Ackermann is another big name announced for UAE Team Emirates as the Tour de France winning squad continue to accumulate talent. Alvaro Hodeg was another fast man to join the team.

Also, John Degenkolb returns to Team DSM after a few seasons away at Trek-Segafredo and Lotto-Soudal, Esteban Chaves leaves Team BikeExchange to join EF Education-Nippo and young Brit Lewis Askey has moved up to the main Groupama-FDJ WorldTour team from their development team.

Lots of riders are also deciding to retire with André Greipel and Dan Martin both leaving Israel Start-Up Nation and the pro peloton at the end of the year, along with multiple others leaving the pro scene.

Anna van der Breggen retiring grabs the headlines for the end of this season as the double world champion and former Olympic champion ends her racing career with SD Worx.

More big names in the sport is Grace Brown who joins French team FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope for next season with Marlen Reusser joining super-team SD Worx.

Hannah Barnes leaves Canyon-SRAM to head to the new Scandinavian team, Uno-X for the 2022 season as the squads' main leader.

Here is the list of riders who are on the move to and from WorldTour teams in the men's and women's pelotons.

Men's WorldTour transfers for the 2022 season

Ag2r Citroën Team 

Ins: Clément Berthet (Delko), Antoine Raugel (Continentale Groupama-FDJ), Felix Gall (DSM)

Out: Tony Gallopin (Trek-Segafredo), François Bidard (Cofidis)

Astana-Premier Tech 


Out: Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe), Jonas Gregaard (Uno-X)


Ins: Sam Bennett (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), Shane Archbold (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), Danny van Poppel (Intermarché), Ryan Mullen (Trek-Segafredo), Jai Hindley (DSM), Marco Haller (Bahrain Victorious), Sergio Higuita (EF-Nippo), Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana-Premier Tech), Jonas Koch (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), Luis-Joe Lührs (Junior rider)

Out: Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies), Maciej Bodnar (TotalEnergies), Daniel Oss (TotalEnergies), Juraj Sagan (TotalEnergies), Rüdiger Selig (Lotto-Soudal), Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates)


Ins: Davide Cimolai (Israel Start-Up Nation), Benjamin Thomas (Groupama-FDJ), Alexis Renard (Israel Start-Up Nation), François Bidard (Ag2r-Citroën)

Out: Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma)

Quick-Step - AlphaVinyl 

Ins: Jason Osbourne (Stagiaire/UCI E-sports world champion)

Out: Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), Shane Archbold (Bora-Hansgrohe), João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates), Alvaro Hodeg (UAE Team Emirates)

EF Education-Nippo 

Ins: Esteban Chaves (BikeExchange), Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché)

Out: Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe)


Ins: Michael Storer (DSM), Quentin Pacher (B&B Hotels), Lewis Askey (Continentale Groupama-FDJ), Bram Welten (Arkéa-Samsic)

Out: Benjamin Thomas (Cofidis), Simon Guglielmi (Arkea-Samsic)

Ineos Grenadiers 

Ins: Lucas Plapp (Inform TMX MAKE), Ben Tulett (Alpecin-Fenix)

Out: Michał Gołaś (Retiring), Rohan Dennis (Jumbo-Visma)

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 

Ins: Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), Sven Erik Bystrøm (UAE Team Emirates), Biniam Ghirmay (Delko), Stijn Daemen (ABLOC/Stagiaire), Dries de Pooter (SEG/Stagiaire), Maxime Jarnet (Villefranche Beaujolais/Stagiaire), Julius Johansen (Uno-X), Hugo Page (Equipe continentale Groupama-FDJ)

Out: Danny van Poppel (Bora-Hansgrohe), Jonas Koch (Bora-Hansgrohe), Odd Christian Eiking (EF Education-Nippo)

Israel Start-Up Nation 


Out: Alexis Renard (Cofidis), Hugo Hofstetter (Arkea-Samsic), Dan Martin (Retiring), André Greipel (Retiring)


Ins: Rüdiger Selig (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Out: John Degenkolb (DSM), Stefano Oldani (Alpecin-Fenix), Tosh van der Sande (Jumbo-Visma)

Movistar Team 


Out: Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates)

Team Bahrain Victorious 

Ins: Filip Maciejuk (Leopard Pro Cycling)

Out: Marco Haller (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Team BikeExchange 


Out: Esteban Chaves (EF Education-Nippo), Rob Stannard (Alpecin-Fenix) 

Team DSM 

Ins: John Degenkolb (Lotto-Soudal), Jonas Hvideberg (Uno-X), Frederick Rodenberg Madsen (Uno-X)

Out: Michael Storer (Groupama-FDJ), Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe), Felix Gall (Ag2r-Citroën)

Team Jumbo-Visma 

Ins: Christophe Laporte (Cofidis), Tosh van der Sande (Lotto-Soudal), Rohan Dennis (Ineos Grenadiers)

Out: George Bennett (UAE Team Emirates), Antwan Tolhoek (Trek-Segafredo)

Team Qhubeka-NextHash


Out: Lasse Norman Hansen (Uno-X), Michael Gogl (Alpecin-Fenix)


Ins: Tony Gallopin (Ag2r-Citroën), Simon Pellaud (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Markus Hoelgaard (Uno-X), Otto Vergaerde (Alpecin-Fenix), Jon Aberasturi (Caja Rural), Antwan Tolhoek (Jumbo-Visma)

Out: Ryan Mullen (Bora-Hansgrohe), Niklas Eg (Uno-X), Kiel Reijnen (Retiring)

UAE Team Emirates

Ins: Felix Groß (Rad-net Rose), Juan Ayuso (Colpack-Ballan), João Almeida (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe), Marc Soler (Movistar), Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma)

Out: Alexander Kristoff (Intermarché), Sven Erik Bystrøm (Intermarché)

Women's WorldTour transfers for the 2022 season



Out: Marlen Reusser (SD Worx)

Canyon-SRAM Racing 


Out: Hannah Ludwig (Uno-X), Hannah Barnes (Uno-X)

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 

Ins: Grace Brown (BikeExchange), Vittoria Guazzini (Valcar-Travel & Service)

Out: Lauren Kitchen (Retiring)

Liv Racing 


Out: Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx)

Movistar Team 

Ins: Sarah Gigante (Tibco-SVB)

Out: Leah Thomas (Trek-Segafredo)

Team BikeExchange 


Out: Janneke Ensing (Retiring), Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope), Lucy Kennedy (Retiring)

Team DSM 

Ins: Charlotte Kool (NXTG Racing), Lea Curinier (Arkea), Francesca Barale (VO2-Team Pink)

Out: Susanne Andersen (Uno-X)

Team SD Worx 

Ins: Lotte Kopecky (Liv Racing), Marlen Reusser (Alé-BTC-Ljubljana)

Out: Anna van der Breggen (Retiring), Jolien d'Hoore (Retiring)


Ins: Leah Thomas (Movistar), Elisa Balsamo (Valcar-Travel & Service)


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