The Cyclingnews guide to 2018-2019 rider transfers

Index to UCI WorldTeams' and Pro Continental teams' trades and extensions

The transfer merry-go-round is up and spinning, and as teams announce the riders who will leave them and those who will join them, as well as those riders whose services they've retained, we'll update our list with those latest movers and non-movers.

UCI WorldTeams

AG2R La Mondiale
In:
 Geoffrey Bouchard (neo-pro), Aurelien Paret-Peintre (neo-pro), Dorian Godon (Cofidis)
Out: Cyril Gautier (Vital Concept), Rudy Barbier (Israel Cycling Academy)
Extended: Benoit Cosnefroy, Alexandre Geniez, Clement Chevrier, Quentin Jauregui, Nans Peters, Samuel Dumoulin, Hubert Dupont, Alexis Gougeard, Gediminas Bagdonas, Stijn Vandenbergh, Mathias Frank

Astana Pro Team
In:
Yuriy Natarov (neo-pro), Manuele Boaro (Bahrain-Merida), Davide Ballerini (Androni Giocattoli Sidermec), Rodrigo Contreras, Ion Izagirre, Gorka Izagirre (both Bahrain-Merida)
Out: Michael Valgren (Dimension Data), Jesper Hansen (Cofidis), Tanel Kangert (EF-Drapac), Oscar Gatto (Bora-Hansgrohe)
Extended: Alexey Lutsenko, Laurens De Vreese

Bahrain-Merida
In:
Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing), Phil Bauhaus (Sunweb), Marcel Sieberg (Lotto-Soudal), Stephen Williams (neo-pro), Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing), Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing), Jan Tratnik (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)
Out: Manuele Boaro, Ion Izagirre, Gorka Izagirre (all Astana), Niccolo Bonifazio (Deklo Marseille)
Extended: Hermann Pernsteiner, Sonny Colbrelli, Ivan Garcia, Antonio Nibali, Mark Padun

BMC Racing/CCC Team [becomes CCC Team in 2019]
In: Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Will Barta (Hagens Berman Axeon), Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data), Simon Geschke (Sunweb), Szymon Sajnok (CCC Sprandi Polkowice), Laurens ten Dam (Sunweb), Gijs van Hoecke (LottoNL-Jumbo), Josef Cerny (neo-pro), Amaro Antunes (CCC Sprandi-Polkowice), Victor de la Parte (Movistar), Lukasz Wisniowski (Team Sky)
Out: Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida), Danilo Wyss (Dimension Data), Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First-Drapac), Simon Gerrans (retires), Loïc Vliegen (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First-Drapac), Rohan Dennis (Bahrain-Merida), Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ), Jurgen Roelandts (Movistar), Brent Bookwalter (Mitchelton-Scott), Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo), Kilian Frankiny (Groupama-FDJ), Jean-Pierre Drucker (Bora-Hansgrohe), Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb)
Extended: Greg Van Avermaet, Michael Schar, Nathan Van Hooydonck, Alessandro De Marchi, Joey Rosskopf, Patrick Bevin, Francisco Ventoso

Bora-Hansgrohe
In: Oscar Gatto (Astana), Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC), Max Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors)
Out:
Extended: Rafal Majka, Pawel Poljanski, Jay McCarthy, Peter Sagan, Juraj Sagan, Erik Baska, Daniel Oss, Maciej Bodnar, Marcus Burghardt, Patrick Konrad, Lukas Pöstlberger, Gregor Mühlberger, Felix Großschartner

Dimension Data
In:
Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing), Michael Valgren (Astana), Roman Kreuziger (Mitchelton-Scott), Stefan De Bod (neo-pro), Rasmus Tilller (Team Joker), Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto Soudal), Enrico Gasparotto (Bahrain-Merida), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo)
Out: Serge Pauwels (CCC Team)
Extended: Ben O'Connor, Edvald Boasson HagenBen KingReinardt Janse van Rensburg,

EF Education First-Drapac
In:
Alberto Bettiol (BMC Racing), Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing), James Whelan (neo-pro), Julius van den Bergh (neo-pro), Moreno Hofland (Lotto Soudal), Tanel Kangert (Astana), Luis Villalobos (as of June 2019 - neo), Jonathan Caicedo (Medellin)
Out: Pierre Rolland (Vital Concept), Will Clarke (Trek-Segafredo)
Extended: Matti Breschel, Sebastian Langeveld, Sep Vanmarcke, Hugh Carthy

Groupama-FDJ
In:
Stefan Kung (BMC Racing), Kilan Frankiny (BMC Racing)
Out:
Jeremy Roy (retires), Arthur Vichot (Vital Concept)
Extended:
Antoine Duchesne, Arnaud Démare, David Gaudu, Olivier Le Gac, Marc Sarreau, Mathieu Ladagnous, Jacopo Guarnieri, Anthony Roux, Thibaut Pinot, Rudy Molard, William Bonnet, Sebastian Reichenbach, Steve Morabito

Katusha-Alpecin
In:
Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal), Harry Tanfield (neo-pro), Enrico Battaglin (LottoNL-Jumbo), Ruben Guerrerio (Trek-Segafredo), Daniel Navarro (Cofidis)
Out: Marco Matthis (Cofidis)
Extended: Willie Smit, Viacheslav Kuznetsov, Jenthe Biermans, Alex Dowsett, Marco Haller, Reto Hollenstein, Nils Politt, Mads Wurtz Schmidt, Rick Zabel

LottoNL-Jumbo
In:
Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen (neo-pro), Lennard Hofstede (Sunweb), Mike Teunissen (Team Sunweb), Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors)
Out:
Gijs van Hoeck (CCC Team), Enrico Battaglin (Katusha-Alpecin), Lars Boom (Roompot)
Extended:
Robert Gesink, George Bennett, Antwan Tolhoek, Floris De Tier, Amund Grondahl Jansen, Steven Kruijswijk, Maarten Wynants, Bertjan Lindeman, Daan Olivier, Jos van Emden

Lotto Soudal
In:
Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott), Gerben Thijssen (neo-pro), Roger Kluge (Mitchelton-Scott), Stefan Wulf (neo), Carl Fredrik Hagen (Joker Icopal), Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue Sport)
Out:
André Greipel (Fortuneo-Samsic), Marcel Sieberg (Bahrain-Merida), Jens Debusschere (Katusha-Alpecin), Moreno Hofland (EF-Drapac), Lars Bak (Dimension Data)
Extended: Thomas De Gendt, Tim Wellens, Tosh Van der Sande, Rémy Mertz, Enzo Wouters, Nikolas Maes

Mitchelton-Scott
In:
Robert Stannard (neo-pro), Callum Scotson (neo-pro), Brent Bookwalter (BMC), Nicholas Schultz (Caja-Rural), Edoardo Affini (neo-pro), Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)
Out:
Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), Carlos Verona (Movistar), Roman Kreuziger (Dimension Data), Roger Kluge (Lotto Soudal), Robert Power (Team Sunweb), Mat Hayman (retires), Svein Tuft (Rally Cycling)
Extended:
Adam Yates, Simon Yates, Jack Haig

Movistar Team
In:
Carlos Verona (Mitchelton-Scott), Jurgen Roelandts (BMC Racing)
Out: 
Victor de la Parte (CCC Team)
Extended:
Marc Soler, Daniele Bennati, Imanol Erviti, Andrey Amador

Quick-Step Floors
In:
Remco Evenepoel (neo-pro)
Out: Niki Terpstra (Direct Energie), Laurens De Plus (LottoNL-Jumbo), Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe)
Extended: Yves Lampaert

Team Sky
In: Filippo Ganna (UAE Team Emirates), Eddie Dunbar (Aqua Blue Sport)
Out: Lukasz Wisniowski (CCC Team)
Extended: Geraint Thomas

Team Sunweb
In:
Cees Bol (neo-pro), Max Kanter (neo-pro), Joris Nieuwenhuis (neo-pro), Robert Power (Mitchelton-Scott), Nicolas Roche (BMC)
Out:
 Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Merida), Roy Curvers (retires), Simon Geschke (CCC Team), Mike Teunissen (LottoNL-Jumbo), Laurens ten Dam (CCC Team)
Extended:
Chris Hamilton, Roy Curvers

Trek-Segafredo
In:
Matteo Moschetti (neo-pro), Ivan Sosa (Androni-Giocattoli), Richie Porte (BMC), Alex Kirsch (WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic), Will Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac), Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani-CSF)
Out:
Grégory Rast (retires), Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data)
Extended: Mads Pedersen, Jasper Stuyven, Markel Irizar, Koen de Kort, Fumiyuki Beppu, Bauke Mollema, Jarlinson Pantano

UAE Team Emirates
In:
Alessandro Covi (neo-pro), Tadej Pogacar (neo-pro), Tom Bohli (BMC), Christian Munoz (neo)
Out:
Extended: Edward Ravasi, Oliviero Troia

UCI Pro Continental teams

Androni Giocattoli
In:
Out: Davide Ballerini (Astana), Ivan Sosa (Trek-Segafredo)
Extended:

Aqua Blue Sport
 
In: (team to fold at end of season)
Out: Matt Brammeier (retires), Eddie Dunbar (Team Sky), Adam Blythe (Lotto Soudal)
Extended:

Bardiani-CSF
In:
Out: 
Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo)
Extended:

CCC Sprandi Polkowice
In:
 [merges with BMC Racing in 2019]
Out:
 Szymon Sajnok (CCC Team)
Extended:

Cofidis
In: Zico Waeytens (Veranda's Willems-Crelan), Jesper Hansen (Astana), Filippo Fortin (neo), Marco Matthis (Katusha-Alpecin), Damien Touzé (neo), Victor Lafay (neo)
Out: Jimmy Turgis (Vital Concept), Daniel Navarro (Katusha-Alpecin), Anthony Turgis (Direct Energie)
Extended: Anthony Perez, Loïc Chetout, Dmitri Claeys, Christophe Laporte, Mathias le Turnier

Deklo Marseille Provence KTM
In: Alessandro Fedi (neo), Eduard Grosu (Nippo Vini Fantini), Alexis Guerin (neo), Fabien Schmidt (neo),
Out:
Extended:
Brenton Jones

Direct Energie
In: Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors), Pim Ligthart (Roompot), Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida), Mathieu Burgaudeau (neo), Anthony Turgis (Cofidis)
Out:
Extended:

Fortuneo Samsic
In: Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal), Thibaut Guernalec (neo), Alan Riou (neo)
Out:
Extended: Maxime Bouet, Romain Hardy, Laurent Pichon

Holowesko-Citadel

In:

Out:

John Murphy (Rally Cycling)
Extended:

Israel Cycling Academy
In:
Matthias Brändle (Trek-Segafredo), Rudy Barbier (AG2R La Mondiale)
Out:
Extended:
Krists Neilands, Mihkel Raim, Zak Dempster, Guillaume Boivin

Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
In
: Giovanni Lonardi (neo), Alejandro Osorio (neo)
Out: Damiano Cunego (retires)
Extended:

Rally Cycling
In: 
John Murphy (Holowesko-Citadel), Pier-André Coté (Silber Pro Cycling), Gavin Mannion (UHC), Svein Tuft (Mitchelton-Scott)

Out: Danny Pate (retires)

Extended: Brandon McNulty

Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij [to merge with Veranda's Willems Crelan to become Roompot-Crelan in 2019]
In: Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo)
Out:

Extended:

Veranda's Willems Crelan [to merge with Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij to become Roompot-Crelan in 2019]

In:
Out:
Wout van Aert [terminates contract]
Extended:

Vital Concept
In: Pierre Rolland (EF-Drapac), Arthur Vichot (Groupama-FDJ), Cyril Gautier (AG2R La Mondiale), Jimmy Turgis (Cofidis), Maxime Cam (neo)
Out:
Extended: Arnaud Courteille

Wanty-Groupe Gobert
In: Loïc Vliegen (BMC)
Out: Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (CCC Team), Dion Smith (Mitchelton-Scott)
Extended: Tom Devriendt, Guillaume Martin, Xandro Meurisse

WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic

In:


Out: Alex Kirsch (Trek-Segafredo)

Extended:

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