Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by smutchin, 3 Jul 2017.
They change their name about every 3 months
Who came first Arsenal or Movistar?
Daniel Teklehaimanot has joined Cofidis
Shocking state of affairs where he has only just managed to find a contract. Quality rider.
Maybe the current environment has changed priorities for some teams. With the introduction of relegation and a move from only 5 riders to all riders counting towards World Tour points totals, then a few days publicity in a spotty jersey doesn't cut it. Daniel only scored 5 ranking points all season and they came on the final day for 43rd place in a weak field at Guangxi. He was one of the poorest contributors for the team, despite being one of the higher paid riders. He did lose some racing through injury, although still had 43 race days at World Tour level. If you ignore the low level African races, he has only won 1 race in the last 6 years...a third tier one day event in 2013. With team sizes reducing significantly, teams appear to be more selective.
All heading in the right direction...
That’s a pretty convincing argument in fairness. I didn’t realise that he was the lowest ranked rider of 2017.
Is this going to happen? I can't see any/many pro conti teams wanting to step up to World Tour status.
Unless it's just a one off relegation to get the number of WT teams down to 17?
Who knows? The last I heard was they wanted it down to 16 and 2019 was mentioned, but unclear whether that meant to start 2019 or based on 2019 results.
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