The Cyclingnews guide to 2015-2016 rider transfers

Index to team trades and extensions

AG2R La Mondiale

In: Nico Denz, Cyril Gautier (Europcar), Francois Bidard (Neo), Nans Peters (Neo, from 2017), Jesse Sergent (Trek)
Out: Carlos Betancur (Movistar), Rinaldo Nocentini (Sporting Club-Tavira)
Extended: Ben Gastauer, Hugo Houle, Guillaume Bonnafond, Patrick Gretsch, Julien Bérard, Domenico Pozzovivo

Astana Pro Team
In: Gatis Smukulis (Katusha), Eros Capecchi (Movistar), Oleg Zemlyakov (Vino4Ever)
Out: Rein Taaramäe (Katusha), Mikel Landa (Sky), Borut Bozic (Cofidis), Alexandr Dyachenko (Retires)
Extended: Fabio Aru, Jakob Fuglsang, Luis Leon Sanchez, Lieuwe Westra, Laurens De Vreese, Andriy Grivko, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Daniil Fominykh, Andrey Zeits, Dario Cataldo, Diego Rosa, Paolo Tiralongo, Davide Malacarne, Michele Scarponi, Andrea Guardini

BMC Racing Team

In: Loïc Vliegen (Neo), Richie Porte (Team Sky), Floris Gerts (Neo), Tom Bohli (BMC Development Team)
Out: Cadel Evans (Retires), Peter Stetina (Trek), Klaas Lodewyck (Retires), Campbell Flakemore (Retires)
Extended: Peter Velits, Brent Bookwalter

Bora-Argon 18

In: Gregor Mühlberger (Neo), Silvio Herklotz (Neo), Lukas Pöstlberger (Tirol Cycling Team), Rüdiger Selig (Katusha)
Out: Björn Thurau (Wanty), Cristiano Salerno (Retires)
Extended: Shane Archbold, Ralf Matzka, Christoph Pfingsten, Michael Schwarzmann, Cesare Benedetti

Cofidis

In: Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ), Borut Bozic (Astana), Hugo Hofstetter (Neo), Rayane Bouhanni (Neo), Jérôme Cousin (Europcar)
Out: Romain Zingle (Retires), Adrien Petit (Direct Energie), Dominique Rollin (Retires), Steve Chainel (crossteambyg4), Louis Verhelst (Roubaix-Lille Métropole)
Extended: Yohann Bagot, Christophe Laporte, Luis Mate, Stephane Rossetto, Florian Senechal, Julien Simon, Nacer Bouhanni, Dani Navarro, Geoffrey Soupe

Etixx - Quick Step

In: Fernando Gaviria (Neo), Rodrigo Contreras (Neo), Davide Martinelli (Neo), Laurens De Plus (Neo), Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin), Bob Jungels (Trek), Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin), Max Richeze (Lampre-Merida)
Out: Rigoberto Urán (Cannondale-Garmin), Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), Michal Golas (Team Sky), Mark Renshaw (Dimension Data), Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)
Extended: Julian Alaphilippe, Gianluca Brambilla, Zdenek Stybar, Petr Vakoc, Tom Boonen, Gianluca Brambilla, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck

FDJ

In: Odd Christian Eiking (Neo), Jérémy Maison (Neo), Sébastien Reichenbach (IAM Cycling), Ignatas Konovalovas (Team Marseille 13 KTM), Daniel Hoelgaard (Joker), Marc Fournier (Neo)
Out: Anthony Geslin (Retires), David Boucher ( Crelan - Vastgoedservice), Arnold Jeannesson (Cofidis), Jussi Veikkanen (Retires), Francis Mourey (Fortuneo-Vital Concept), Elie Gesbert (Fortuneo-Vital Concept)
Extended: Benoit Vaugrenard, Murilo Fischer, Jeremy Roy, Cedric Pineau, Matthieu Ladagnous, Johan le Bon, Kenny Elissonde, William Bonnett, Yoann Offredo, Arthur Vichot, Laurent Pichon, Anthony Roux, Mickaël Delage

IAM Cycling

In: Vegard Stake Laengen (Team Joker), Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge), Oliver Naesen (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Oliver Zaugg (Tinkoff-Saxo)
Out: Sylvain Chavanel (Europcar), Jerome Pineau (Retires), Sébastien Reichenbach (FDJ), Thomas Degand (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)
Extended: Mathias Frank, Matthias Brändle, Jonas Van Genechten, Dries Devenyns, Larry Warbasse, Stef Clement

Lampre - Merida

In: Simone Petilli (Neo), Louis Meintjes (MTN-Qhubeka), Simone Consonni (Neo), Edward Ravasi (Neo), Matej Mohoric (Cannondale-Garmin), Marko Kump (Adria Mobil), Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar), Federico Zurlo (UnitedHealthcare)
Out: Niccolò Bonifazio (Trek), Filippo Pozzato (Southeast), Rafa Valls (Lotto Soudal), Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), Max Richeze (Etixx-Quick Step), Ruben Plaza (Orica-GreenEdge), Jose Serpa (Retires)
Extended: Valerio Conti, Jan Polanc, Luka Pibernik, Sacha Modolo, Kristijan Durasek, Roberto Ferrari, Diego Ulissi, Przemyslaw Niemiec, Matteo Bono, Manuele Mori, Chun Kai Feng, Gang Xu, Mario Costa, Tsgabu Grmay

Lotto Soudal

In: Tomasz Marczynski (Torku Şekerspor), Rafa Valls (Lampre Merida), Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Frederik Frison (U23)
Out: Jurgen Van den Broeck (Katusha), Boris Vallée (Fortuneo Vital Concept), Dennis Vanendert (?), Vegard Breen (Bretagne-Séché Environnement), Kenny Dehaes (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)
Extended: Tiesj Benoot, Jens Debusschere, Adam Hansen, Kris Boeckmans, Greg Henderson, Maxime Monfort, Tosh Van der Sande, Kris Boeckmans, Jasper De Buyst, Jelle Vanendert, Gert Dockx, Sander Armée, Stig Broeckx, Sean De Bie, Louis Vervaeke

Movistar Team

In: Jorge Arcas (Neo), Nelson Oliveira (Lampre Merida), Carlos Betancur (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Dani Moreno (Katusha), Antonio Pedrero (Neo-Pro)
Out: Benat Intxausti (Team Sky), Eros Capecchi (Astana), Pablo Lastras (Retires), John Gadret (crossteambyg4), Enrique Sanz (Southeast)
Extended: Francisco Ventoso, Andrey Amador, Adriano Malori, José Herrada, Jesús Herrada, Ion and Gorka Izagirre, Fran Ventoso, Imanol Erviti, Javi Moreno, José Joaquín Rojas, Dayer Quintana

MTN-Qhubeka becomes (Data Dimension riding for Qhubeka)

In: Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep), Mark Renshaw (Etixx-QuickStep), Bernhard Eisel (Team Sky), Nathan Haas (Cannondale-Garmin), Omar Fraile (Caja Rural), Cam Meyer (Orica-GreenEdge), Kanstanstin Siutsou (Team Sky)
Out: Louis Meintjes (Lampre-Merida), Matt Goss (ONE Pro Cycling), Gerald Ciolek (Cult Energy)
Extended: Daniel Teklehaimanot, Merhawi Kudus, Jacques Janse van Rensburg, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Steve Cummings, Tyler Farrar, Serge Pauwels, Jay Thomson, Jaco Venter, Songezo Jim, Youcef Reguigui, Nic Dougall, Johann van Zyl, Theo Bos, Matt Brammeier, Adrien Niyonshuti

Orica-GreenEdge

In: Alex Edmondson (Neo), Jack Haig (Neo), Robert Power (Neo), Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural), Christopher Juul-Jensen (Tinkoff-Saxo), Luka Mezgec (Giant-Alpecin), Ruben Plaza (Lampre-Merida)
Out: Simon Clarke (Cannondale-Garmin), Ivan Santaromita (SkyDive Dubai), Pieter Weening (Team Rompoot), Jens Mouris (Drapac), Adam Blythe (Tinkoff-Saxo), Cameron Meyer (Data Dimension), Leigh Howard (IAM Cycling), Brett Lancaster (Retires)
Extended: Adam Yates, Simon Yates, Damien Howson, Michael Hepburn, Svein Tuft, Esteban Chaves, Michael Albasini, Christian Meier, Sam Bewley, Mat Hayman, Mitch Docker, Damien Howson

Southeast

In: Julen Moreno (Neo), Cristian Rodriguez (Neo), Daniel Felipe Martinez (Colombia), Matteo Draperi (Neo), Enrique Sanz (Movistar), Filippo Pozzato (Lampre Merida)
Out: Alessandro Petacchi (Retires), Simone Ponzi (CCC)
Extended: Manuel Belletti, Jakub Mareczko

Team Cannondale - Garmin

In: Wouter Wippert (Drapac), Patrick Bevin (Avanti), Ryan Mullen (An Post-Chainreaction), Michael Woods (Optum), Pierre Rolland (Europcar), Rigoberto Urán (Etixx-Quick Step), Lawson Craddock (Giant-Alpecin), Matti Breschel (Tinkoff-Saxo), Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEdge), Phil Gaimon (Optum), Toms Skujins (Hincapie)
Out: Ted King (Retires), Daniel Martin (Etixx-Quick Step), Ryder Hesjedal (Trek), Matej Mohoric (Lampre-Merida), Nathan Haas (Data Dimension), Norman Lasse Hansen (Cult Energy), Janier Acevedo (Jamis), Tom Danielson (?)
Extended: Sebastian LangeveldTom-Jelte Slagter, Dylan van Baarle, Ben King

Team Giant - Alpecin

In: Soren Kragh Andersen (Neo), Sam Oomen (Neo), Laurens ten Dam (LottoNL-Jumbo), Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Team Joker), Max Walscheid (Kuota-Lotto)
Out: Daan Olivier (retires), Luka Mezgec (Orica-GreenEdge), Lawson Craddock (Cannondale-Garmin), Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step), Thierry Hupond (Delko Marseille Provence)
Extended: Tom Veelers, Ramon Sinkeldam, Koen De Kort, Georg Preidler, Nikias Arndt, Warren Barguil, Tom Dumoulin, Johannes Fröhlinger, Chad Haga, Tobias Ludvigsson and Tom Stamsnijder.

Team Katusha

In: Michael Mørkøv (Tinkoff-Saxo), Rein Taaramäe (Astana), Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto Soudal), Nils Politt (Neo), Matvey Mamykin (Neo), Jhonatan Restrepo (Neo)
Out: Yuri Trofimov (Tinkoff-Saxo), Luca Paolini (?), Gatis Smukulis (Astana), Dani Moreno (Movistar), Rüdiger Selig (Bora-Argon 18), Alexander Kolobnev (Gazprom Rusvelo)
Extended: Sven Erik Bystrom, Alexander Kristoff, Joaquim Rodriguez, Simon Spilak, Ilnur Zakarin, Marco Haller, Maxim Belkov, Pavel Kochetkov, Dmitriy Kozonchuk, Alexey Tsatevich

Team LottoNL-Jumbo

In: Steven Lammertink (Neo), Dennis van Winden (Synergy Baku), Twan Castelijns (Baby Dump), Victor Campenaerts (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Dylan Groenewegen (Roompot-Oranje Peloton), Koen Bouwman (SEG Racing), Primož Roglič (Adria Mobil), Alexey Vermeulen (Neo)
Out: Kevin De Weert, Laurens ten Dam (Giant-Alpecin), Nick van der Lijke (Roompot-Oranje Peloton), Rick Flens (?), Barry Markus (Roompot), Brian Bulgac (De Volharding)
Extended: Tom Leezer, Paul Martens, Dennis van Winden, Bert-Jan Lindeman, Martijn Keizer

Team Sky

In: Alex Peters (Neo), Danny van Poppel (Trek), Gianni Moscon (Neo), Michal Golas (Etixx-Quick Step), Mikel Landa (Astana), Benat Intxausti (Movistar), Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick Step) 
Out: Bradley Wiggins (Team WIGGINS), Richie Porte (BMC), Nathan Earle (Drapac), Bernhard Eisel (Dimension Data), Danny Pate (Optum), Kanstantsin Siutsou and Chris Sutton
Extended: Ian Boswell, Philip Deignan, Sebastian Henao, Peter Kennaugh, Vasil Kiryienka, Christian Knees, Mikel Nieve, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard and Xabier Zandio

Tinkoff - Saxo

In: Yuri Trofimov (Katusha), Adam Blythe (Orica-GreenEdge), Michael Gogl (Neo), Erik Baška (neo)
Out: Christopher Juul-Jensen (Orica-GreenEdge), Michael Mørkøv (Katusha), Matti Breschel (Cannondale-Garmin), Chris Anker Sorenson (Bretagne-Séché Environnement), Ivan Basso (Retires), Oliver Zaugg (IAM Cycling), Bruno Pires (Roth-Skoda),  Edward Beltrán (EPM Une-Area Metropolitana)
Extended: Jesper Hansen, Alberto Contador, Michael Kolar, Pawel Poljanski, Ivan Rovny, Nikolay Trusov, Jay McCarthy, Manuele Boaro, Jesus Hernandez, Matteo Tossato, Evgeni Petrov

Trek Factory Racing

In: Edward Theuns (Topsport Vlaanderen), Niccolò Bonifazio (Lampre-Merida), Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale-Garmin), Peter Stetina (BMC), Julien Bernard (Neo), Jack Bobridge (Budget Forklifts)Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare)
Out: Gert Steegmans (Retires), Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quick Step), Danny van Poppel (Team Sky), Matthew Busche (UnitedHealthcare), Hayden Roulston (Retires), Calvin Watson (An Post Chain Reaction), Jesse Sergent (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Fabio Silvestre (Leopard Development Team), Kristof Vandewalle (Retires)
Extended: Fabio Felline, Jasper Stuyven, Haimer Zubeldia, Boy van Poppel, Stijn Devolder, Yaroslav Popovych, Eugenio Alafaci, Fumiyuki Beppu

Wanty-Groupe Gobert

In: Thomas Degand (IAM Cycling), Antoine Demoitie (Neo), Gaëtan Bille (Verandas Willems), Robin Stenuit (Neo), Antoine Demoitié (Wallonie-Bruxelles), Kenny Dehaes (Lotto-Soudal), Dimitri Claeys (Verandas Willems), Björn Thurau (Bora-Argon 18), Guillaume Martin (Neo), Mark McNally (Madison Genesis)
Out: James Vanlandschoot (Retires), Fréderique Robert (Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace), Yannick Eijssen (Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace), Björn Leukemans (Retires), Mirko Selvaggi (Androni), Jan Ghyselinck (Verandas Willems Cycling Team), Tim De Troyer (Verandas Willems Cycling Team), Francis de Greef (Retires)
Extended: Frederik Backaert, Enrico Gasparotto, Frederik Veuchelen, Marco Minnaard

Bretagne-Séché Environnement (becomes Fortuneo Vital Concept)

In: Steve Tronet (Auber 93), Julien Loubet (Marseille 13 KTM), Chris Anker Sorensen (Tinkoff-Saxo), Franck Bonnamour (Neo), Boris Vallée (Lotto Soudal), Francis Mourey (FDJ), Elie Gesbert (FDJ), Vegard Breen (Lotto Soudal)
Out: Florian Guillou (Retires), Romain Feillu (Auber 93), Matthieu Boulo (Raleigh-GAC), Christophe Laborie (Delko-Marseille Provence KTM)
Extended: Brice Feillu

Team Colombia (Folds at end of season)

Out: Leonardo Duque (Delko-Marseille Provence KTM), Rodolfo Torres (Androni), Carlos Mario Ramirez (Orgullo Antiqueño), Brayan Steven Ramirez (Movistar America), Fabio Duarte (EPM Une-Area Metropolitana), Cayetano José Sarmiento (EPM Une-Area Metropolitana)

CULT Energy (becomes CULT Energy-Stölting Group)

In: Thomas Koep (Stölting), Alexander Kamp (ColoQuick), Jonas Tenbrock (Team Stölting), Sven Reutter (Team Stölting), Lennard Kämna (Team Stölting), Norman Lasse Hansen (Cannondale-Garmin), Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka)
Out: Martin Mortensen (ONE Pro Cycling), Troels Vinther (Riwal), Joel Zangerle (Leopard Development Team), Karel Hník (ActiveJet Team), Russell Downing (JLT Condor), Gustav Larsson (Retires?)
Extended: Linus Gerdemann, Mads Pedersen, Michael Reihs, Romain Lemarchand, Michael Carbel, Alex Kirsch, Fabian Wegmann, Chris Mager

Bardiani-CSF

In: Lorenzo Rota (Neo), Simone Velasco (Neo), Giulio Ciccone (Neo)
Out: Enrico Battaglin (LottoNL-Jumbo), Andrea Piechele (Retires), Andrea Manfredi (?)
Extended: Sonny Colbrelli, Stefano Pirazzi

Team Europcar (becomes Direct Energie)

In: Adrien Petit (Cofidis), Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling), Lilian Calmejane (Neo), Romain Cardis (Neo), Jérémy Cornu (Neo), Fabien Grellier (Neo), Ryan Anderson (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
Out: Cyril Gautier (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Garmin), Giovanni Bernaudeau (Retires), Jimmy Engoulvent (Retires), Yannick Martinez (Marseille 13 KTM), Yukiya Arashiro (Lampre-Merida), Jérôme Cousin (Cofidis), Morgan Lamoisson (Vendée U), Maxime Méderel (Retires), Dan Craven (Cycling Academy), Vincent Jérôme (Retires) 
Extended: Thomas Voeckler, Romain Sicard, Bryan Coquard, Antoine Duchesne

UnitedHealthcare
In: Matthew Busche (Trek Factory Racing)Ty Magner (Hincapie), Daniel Eaton (Axeon), Daniel Jaramillo (Jamis)
Out: Alessandro Bazzana, Isaac Bolivar Hernandez, Hilton Clarke, Lucas Euser, Davide Frattini (retires), Robert Förster, Ken Hanson, Daniele Ratto (Androni), Kiel Reijnen (Trek), Alessandro Bazzana (?), Federico Zurlo (Lampre-Merida)
Extended: Carlos Alzate, Janez Brajkovic, Marco Canola, Adrian Hegyvary, Chris Jones, Luke Keough, Karl Menzies, John Murphy, Tanner Putt, Danny Summerhill and Brad White

Drapac Pro Cycling
In: Jens Mouris (Orica-GreenEdge), Jason Lowndes (Neo), Brendan Canty (Budget Forklifts), Nathan Earle (Team Sky), Gavin Mannion (Jelly Belly), Thomas Scully (Madison Genesis) 
Out: Wouter Wippert (Cannondale-Garmin), Dylan Girdlestone (?), Robbie Hucker (Avanti Racing Team), Martin Kohler (Roth-Skoda), Darren Lapthorne (Retires), Cameron Petersen (?), Malcolm Rudolph (?)
Extended: Graeme Brown, William Clarke, Jordan Kerby, Lachlan Norris, Travis Meyer, Adam Phelan, Timothy Roe, Bernard Sulzberger

Team Novo Nordisk
In: Brian Kamstra (neo), Mehdi Benhamouda (neo)
Out: Simon Strobel (stops), Thomas Raeymaekers (stops)

Wiggle Honda

In: Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS), Amy Pieters (Liv-Plantur), Lucy Garner (Liv-Plantur)
Out: Eileen Roe (Lares-Waowdeals)
Extended: Jolien D'hoore, Elisa Longo Borghini, Giorgia Bronzini, Dani King, Mayuko Hagiwara, Audrey Cordon, Annette Edmondson, Pete Mullens, Chloe Hosking, Anna Sanchis, Mara Abbott

ONE Pro Cycling
In: James Oram (Axeon), Dion Smith (Hincapie Racing), Hayden McCormick (Neo), Sebastian Lander (Team Trefor - Blue Water), Kristian House (JLT Condor), Karol Domagalski (Team Raleigh), Steele von Hoff (NFTO), Richard Handley (JLT Condor), John Ebsen (Androni), Matt Goss (MTN-Qhubeka), Glen O'Shea (Budget Forklifts), Martin Mortensen (Cult Energy)
Out: George Atkins, Dexter Gardias, Jon Mould, Marc Hester, Dexter Gardias (Pedal Heaven RT)
Extended: Marcin Bialoblocki, Chris Opie, Pete Williams, Yanto Barker, Josh Hunt, George Harper

Orica-AIS

In: Loren Rowney (Velocio-SRAM), Annemiek van Vleuten (Bigla), Tayler Wiles (Velocio-SRAM)
Out: Emma Johansson (Wiggle-Honda), Valentina Scandolara (Cylance Pro Cycling), Mel Hoskins (?)
Extended: Gracie Elvin, Amanda Spratt, Rachel Neylan, Katrin Garfoot, Sarah Roy, Lizzie Williams

Boels-Dolmans

In: Karol-Ann Canuel (Velocio-SRAM), Nikki Harris
Out:
Extended: Megan Guarnier, Christine Majerus, Romy Kasper

Lotto-Soudal Ladies

In: Sofie De Vuyst (Lensworld-Zannata), Claudia Lichtenberg (Liv-Plantur), Willeke Knol (Liv-Plantur), Lotte Kopecky (Topsport Vlaanderen), Elise Delzenne (Velocio-SRAM), An-Li Pretorius-Kachelhoffer (Activate / Demacon)
Out: Sarah Rijkes (Lares-Waowdeals), Jesse Vandenbulcke (Lares-Waowdeals), Carlee Taylor (Liv Plantur), Marion Rousse (Retires), Elena Cecchini (Canyon//SRAM), Amy Cure (?)
Extended: Chantal Hoffmann

Team Liv-Plantur

In: Leah Kirchmann (Optum), Riejanne Markus (Parkhotel Valkenburg Cycling Team), Rozanne Slik (Parkhotel Valkenburg Cycling Team), Carlee Taylor (Lotto Soudal Ladies)
Out: Lucy Garner (Wiggle-Honda), Amy Pieters (Wiggle-Honda), Claudia Lichtenberg (Lotto Soudal Ladies), Willeke Knol (Lotto Soudal Ladies)
Extended: Floortje Mackaij, Sara Mustonen-Lichan, Julia Soek, Kyara Stijns, Sabrina Stultiens, Sabrina Stultiens, Molly Weaver

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