The Cyclingnews guide to rider transfers

All the news, announcements and rumours as teams prepare for 2014

The official UCI window for rider transfers is open between August 1-31 and yet again Cyclingnews will have all the news, announcements and rumours as teams work to build their rosters for the 2014 season and beyond.

The future of several major WorldTour teams is uncertain and other teams are ready to swoop to sign their best riders. Teams such as Garmin-Sharp, Astana and Omega Pharma-Quick Step have already confirmed several new signings but more are expected in the next few weeks.

Other teams such as Belkin, BMC and Team Europcar and Cannondale are expected to change their line-ups as they become more international after changes in sponsors, management and possible even country affiliation.

To keep up with all the transfer news, Cyclingnews has put together a summary of all the signings, re-signings, retirements and exits to keep you from getting lost.

We'll be adding updates as the news comes in so be sure to check back to get the latest updates.

AG2R La Mondiale

Ins: Patrick Gretsch (Argos Shimano), Sébastien Turgot, (Europcar), Damien Gaudin (Europcar), Julien Bérard (re-signed), Ben Gastauer (re-signed), Guillaume Bonnafond (re-signed)

Outs: John Gadret (released), Anthony Ravard (released), Valentin Iglinskiy (released), Manuel Belletti (released)

Astana Pro Team

Ins: Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil), Franco Pellizotti (Androni), Dmitriy Muravyev (re-signed), Borut Bozic (re-signed), Francesco Gavazzi (re-signed), Paolo Tiralongo (re-signed)


Belkin Procycling

Ins: Barry Markus (Vacansoleil), Graeme Brown (re-signed), Laurens ten Dam (re-signed)

Outs: Mark Renshaw (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Tom-Jelte Slagter (Garmin-Sharp)

BMC Racing Team

Ins: Peter Velits (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Rick Zabel (neo pro), Philippe Gilbert (re-signed), Peter Stetina (Garmin-Sharp), Taylor Phinney (re-signed), Darwin Atapuma (Colombia)

Outs: Ivan Santaromita (Orica GreenEdge), Mathias Frank (IAM Cycling)


Ins: Matej Mohoric, Davide Villella, Davide Formolo Alberto Bettiol (GS Mastromarco)




Outs: Anthony Charteau (retirement), Sébastien Turgot, (AG2R), Damien Gaudin (AG2R)

Euskaltel Euskadi


Outs: Tarik Chaoufi (released)



Outs: Sandy Casar (retirement)


Ins: Tom-Jelte Slagter (Belkin), Phil Gaimon (Bissell), Lasse Norman Hansen (neo pro), Nathan Brown (

Outs: Andreas Klier (retired, spring 2013), Christian Vande Velde (retires end of 2013), Peter Stetina (BMC)



Outs: Denis Menchov (retired spring 2013)


Ins: Rui Costa (Movistar), Sacha Modolo (Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox)


Lotto Belisol

Ins: Tony Gallopin (RadioShack), Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil), Sean De Bie (Leopard Trek U23), Adam Hansen (re-signed), Greg Henderson (re-signed), Lars Bak (re-signed), Maxime Monfort (RadioShack), Vegerd Breen (Joker-Merida)

Outs: Dirk Bellemakers (retirement)


Ins: Nairo Quintana (re-signed), Alex Marque (OFM - Quinta da Lixa), Pablo Lastras (re-signed), Rubén Plaza (re-signed), Benat Intxausti (re-signed), José Joaquín Rojas (re-signed), Giovanni Visconti (re-signed), José Herrada (re-signed), Jesus Herrada (re-signed)

Outs: Rui Costa (Lampre Merida)

Omega Pharma-QuickStep

Ins: Mark Renshaw (Belkin), Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky), Alessandro Petacchi (free agent), Julian Alaphilippe (neo-pro)

Outs: Peter Velits (BMC), Bert Grabsch (confirmed as leaving), Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling), Jerome Pineau (IAM Cycling)

Orica GreenEdge

Ins: Ivan Santaromita (BMC), Christian Meier (re-signed), Jens Keukeleire (re-signed), Jens Mouris (re-signed), Pieter Weening (re-signed), Sam Bewley (re-signed), Michael Hepburn (re-signed), Mathew Hayman (Team Sky)

Outs: Stuart O'Grady (retirement), Fumiyuki Beppu (Trek)

RadioShack Leopard (Trek team in 2014)

Ins: Fumiyuki Beppu (Orica GreenEdge), Jens Voigt (re-signed), Fabian Cancellara (re-signed), Frank Schleck (free agent), Andy Schleck (re-signed), Stijn Devolder (re-signed), Yaroslav Popovych (re-signed), Jesse Sergent (re-signed) Hayden Roulston (re-signed), Gregory Rast (re-signed), Julián Arredondo (Team Nippo-De Rosa), Riccardo Zoidl (Team Gourmetfein Simplon), Jens Voigt (re-signed)

Outs: Tony Gallopin (Lotto Belisol), Maxime Monfort (Lotto Belisol)

Sky Procycling

Ins: Philip Deignan (UnitedHealthcare), Danny Pate (re-signed)

Outs: Rigoberto Uran (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Mathew Hayman (Orica GreenEdge)

Team Argos Shimano

Ins: Lawson Craddock (Bontrager Cycling Team), Chad Haga (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)

Outs: Patrick Gretsch (Ag2r)

Team Saxo Bank

Ins: Valgren Andersen (neo pro)


Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team


Outs:Lieuwe Westra (Astana), Barry Markus (Belkin)

Author: Cycling News

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