Dekker's diaries, Degenkolb defiant and transfer tales - Podcast

The Cyclingnews team discusses the latest news and talks transfers with rider agent Martijn Berkhout

In this week's Cyclingnews podcast the team ponder the career and revelations laid out in Thomas Dekker's recent autobiography. The former Rabobank rider has given a full account of his doping, the murky culture he was part of and his path towards redemption.

We also discuss the return to form of John Degenkolb in 2016 after a career-threatening accident earlier in the year. Can the German return to the form that saw him claim Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix in 2015?

Mikel Landa and Romain Bardet have also discussed their Giro d'Italia hopes and the Cyclingnews team of Daniel Benson, Sadhbh O'Shea, and Procycling's Ed Pickering, give their best guestimates as to whether either rider will be on the start line in Italy next season.

And we interview SEG Cycling's Martijn Berkhout. The Dutchman is one of the most influential rider agents on the circuit with Dan Martin, Wout Poels and Bauke Mollema on his current books. We discuss the main factors that shaped this year's transfer market, how the marquee moves played out, before the team highlight some of the transfers they think will play a major part in 2017.

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