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Build up to the 2017 season

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Marmion, 7 Dec 2016.

  1. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    There's quite a bit happening now in the build up to the new season that doesn't quite fit into "rumours and transfers" category.

    New events appearing, some events disappearing, some events being renamed, a team maybe not being granted a licence, etc.

    Fill yer boots with the season build up gossip and facts :okay:
    Last edited: 7 Dec 2016
  2. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Although I prefer road racing, I've enjoyed the current spate of track racing, particularly the 6 day events. They are well attended and provide good entertainment in the road 'off season' and I can see the amount of events increasing.
  3. lyn1

    lyn1 Well-Known Member

    Rumor: Departures from sinking ship: Meintjes to DDD; Rui Costa to Katusha; T J Sports to withdraw next week. Team to be Pro Conti at best.
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  4. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    Bauke Mollema confirms his GT plans for 2017 - racing for GC in the Giro and supporting Dirty Bertie at the Tour
  5. oldroadman

    oldroadman Veteran

    All those lucky so and so's training in warm weather...when here it's wet and drizzly, or freezing cold. Just like being based in Belgium really, where pre-season training is usually horrible and prepares well for the early season races. When I was a lad we dreamed of riding in't warm sunshine.....etc. :laugh:
  6. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Don't forget that the cross season is in full swing.

    There's some great racing going on.

    Wout van Aert and Matthieu van der Poel duking it out in the men's and Sanne Cant doing the business in the women's.
  7. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

  8. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    Name (Ex) change for next season, Orica-Scott
  9. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    New BMC kit

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  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    And he didn't break his collar bone, suffer a fever or need a spare shoe from a rider from another team during the photo shoot...

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  11. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    Looks great, if I hadn't just ordered a brand new Scott I may have bought a BMC just to ride round in this strip

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  12. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    Assos kit is probably just as expensive as a new bike...
  13. lyn1

    lyn1 Well-Known Member

    ONE Pro drop to Conti (reduced salary and weaker program) sees more riders leaving:
    Jensen to Coop
    Lawless to Axeon
  14. HF2300

    HF2300 Insanity Prawn Boy

    Ah, you'll notice his bike's missing though...
  15. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    Tiesj Benoot, who had been signed to Lotto Soudal until the end of 2017, has extended his contract until the end of 2019.