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Cycling transfers - All the latest news and rumours for the 2023 season

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Richard Carapaz, Mark Cavendish, and Lorena Wiebes are among the high-profile riders set to make moves for 2023 (Image credit: Getty Images/composite)

Cycling's official transfer window opened on Monday August 1, opening the floodgates for a wave of rider switches for 2023. 

UCI rules dictate that new signings can only be announced from August 1 but in reality many of the big-name rider deals have already been done secretly in the last few months. 

As these are confirmed, and as negotiations continue for the rest of the riders on the market – which includes more than 150 WorldTour riders – Cyclingnews will be keeping track of all movements with this dedicated Transfer Hub. 

We'll update this page throughout the summer, autumn, and winter with every confirmed signing for 2023, building a team-by-team list of ins and outs, while also tracking the latest transfer gossip from the pro peloton.

The 2022-2023 market

With the racing scene at all levels getting back to normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the transfer market has settled back into a more familiar pattern. This year, however, there's the complication of WorldTour licences for 2023, which are still up for grabs. 

The top-ranked 18 teams in the three-year cycle from 2020-2022 will qualify for cycling's top-tier from 2023-2025, with second-division squads Alpecin-Deceuninck and Arkéa-Samsic set to step up, meaning two current WorldTour teams will be relegated

Loss of WorldTour status, even if there's the cushion of automatic wildcard invites to the biggest races, could be hugely damaging for a team's future, and could affect their ability to attract and even keep hold of riders. Lotto Soudal and Israel-Premier Tech are currently in the drop zone, while EF Education-EasyPost, BikeExchange-Jayco, and Movistar are also in danger.

The biggest names on this year's market are Mark Cavendish and Richard Carapaz. The former has been confirmed to leave QuickStep-AlphaVinyl and has enlisted a new agent to find him a new two-year deal that will allow him to try and break the Tour de France stage win record and then finish his illustrious career. Meanwhile, Carapaz, who has three Grand Tour podiums from three years at Ineos Grenadiers, has been heavily linked with a move to EF.

Both Cavendish and Carapaz are the only superstar riders from their respective teams who are up for grabs in 2023. All other top-level sprinters and realistic Grand Tour contenders, such as Jonas Vingegaard, Tadej Pogacar, Primož Roglič, Egan Bernal, and Fabio Jakobsen are all under contract with their current teams. 

Adam Yates is one big name who is on the market, with Ineos facing a headache of whether to keep him as they shuffle their decks. With Carapaz and Dylan van Baarle – who's on his way to Jumbo-Visma – set to leave, they have money to spend and have already attracted Thymen Arensman from Team DSM but are continuing their investment in youth, with a long-term contract extension for Tom Pidcock and a neo-pro deal for U23 Giro champion Leo Hayter.

Jumbo-Visma have had a storming season but are not resting on their laurels, with Van Baarle effectively a done deal and further links with Attila Valter, Jan Tratnik, Wilco Kelderman, and Thomas Gloag. UAE Team Emirates add Tim Wellens but it remains to be seen if and how they strengthen the squad around Pogačar. 

QuickStep have long-term security as new title sponsor Soudal switches Belgian teams, with Remco Evenepoel and Julian Alaphilippe both under contract. Their sprinter's revolving door continues as Cavendish leaves and Belgian champion Tim Merlier comes in from Alpecin-Deceuninck, but there's work to be done to freshen a Classics core that fell below its lofty standards this spring. 

In the women's market, star sprinter Lorena Wiebes is the biggest mover as she takes advantage of a contract loophole with Team DSM to move on to Dutch powerhouse SD Worx. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio's transfer from that team to the expected new Women's WorldTour squad AG Insurance-NXTG is another major move.

Elsewhere, Amanda Spratt is set to leave BikeExchange-Jayco after 11 years with Trek-Segafredo a possibility. Meanwhile, the American team has the futures of the expiring Ellen van Dijk, Audrey Cordon-Ragot and Chloe Hosking to sort.

At UAE Team ADQ star riders Mavi Garcia and Marta Bastianelli are out of contract, and it's the same story at SD Worx with Christine Majerus and Elena Cecchini, and at Team DSM with Floortje Mackaij and Liane Lippert. Marta Cavalli's contract at FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope also expires this winter, though the Italian is likely to stay put after what has been a breakthrough 2022 season.

The women's market is set to spring to life a little later than the men's, with the return of the Tour de France Femmes recently marking a potential watershed moment for the commercial landscape of women's cycling.

Confirmed transfers - team by team

This is our index to all transfers that have been officially confirmed by teams. 

Men's WorldTour

MEGEVE FRANCE JULY 12 A general view of the peloton passing through Mariloz Passy 563m during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 10 a 1481km stage from Morzine to Megve 1435m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 12 2022 in Megeve France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

All the ins and outs from the men's peloton (Image credit: Michael SteeleGetty Images)

AG2R Citroën

INOUTEXTENDED
Alex Baudin (neo-pro)Clement Champoussin (Arkéa-Samsic)Mikaël Cherel (2023)
Valentin Retailleau (neo-pro)Bob Jungels (Bora-Hansgrohe)Dorian Godon (2025)
Stan Dewulf (2024)
Nicolas Prodhomme (2024)

Astana Qazaqstan

INOUTEXTENDED
Harold Martin López (neo-pro)Vincenzo Nibali (retires)

Bahrain Victorious

INOUTEXTENDED
Dylan Teuns (Israel-Premier Tech)
Domen Novak (UAE Team Emirates)

BikeExchange-Jayco

INOUTEXTENDED
Eddie Dunbar (Ineos Grenadiers)Sam Bewley (retires)Simon Yates (2024)
Rudy Porter (neo-pro)Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck)Michael Matthews (2025)
Blake Quick (neo-pro)
Chris Harper (Jumbo-Visma)
Filippo Zana (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè)
Felix Engelhardt (neo-pro)

Bora-Hansgrohe

INOUTEXTENDED
Bob Jungels (AG2R Citroën)Felix Großschartner (UAE Team Emirates)Cesare Benedetti (2024)
Lennard Kämna (2023)
Ben Zwiehoff (2024)
Patrick Gamper (2023)

Cofidis

INOUTEXTENDED
Ion Izagirre (2024)
Guillaume Martin (2024)

Team DSM

INOUTEXTENDED
Max Poole (neo-pro)Søren Kragh Andersen (Alpecin-Deceuninck)Romain Bardet (2024)
Casper Pedersen (Soudal-QuickStep)Martijn Tusveld (2024)
Chris Hamilton (2025)
Nils Eekhoff (2024)
Kevin Vermaerke (2025)
Florian Stork (2023)

EF Education-EasyPost

INOUTEXTENDED
Andrea Piccolo (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli)Lachlan Morton
Jefferson Cepeda (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli)Alex Howes

Groupama-FDJ

INOUTEXTENDED
Paul Penhoët (neo-pro)Jacopo Guarnieri (Lotto Dstny)David Gaudu (2025)
Reuben Thompson (neo-pro)Stefan Küng (2025)
Lenny Martinez (neo-pro)
Romain Grégoire (neo-pro)
Enzo Paleni (neo-pro)
Laurence Pithie (neo-pro)
Samuel Watson (neo-pro)

Ineos Grenadiers

INOUTEXTENDED
Leo Hayter (neo-pro)Eddie Dunbar (BikeExchange-Jayco)Tom Pidcock (2027)
Josh Tarling (neo-pro)Richie Porte (retires)Filippo Ganna (2027)
Ethan Hayter (2024)

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert

INOUTEXTENDED
Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma)Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X)Biniam Girmay (2026)
Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)Quinten Hermans (Alpecin-Deceuninck)Boy Van Poppel (2023)
Dries De Pooter (neo-pro)Jan Hirt (Soudal-QuickStep)Simone Petilli (2023)
Madis Mikhels (neo-pro)Loïc Vliegen (2023)
Tom Paquot (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB)
Laurenz Rex (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB)
Rude Herregodts (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)
Arne Marit (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)

Israel-Premier Tech

INOUTEXTENDED
Mason Hollyman (neo-pro)Simon Clarke (2024)
Dario Frigo (neo-pro)Daryl Impey (2023)
Derek Gee (neo-pro)
Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious)

Jumbo-Visma

INOUTEXTENDED
Mike Teunissen (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert)Nathan Van Hooydonck (2024)
Tom Dumoulin (retires)Tiesj Benoot (2024)
Chris Harper (BikeExchange-Jayco)

Lotto Soudal (becomes Lotto Dstny)

INOUTEXTENDED
Lennart Van Eetvelt (neo-pro)Philippe Gilbert (retires)Maxim Van Gils (2024)
Jacopo Guarnieri (Groupama-FDJ)Tim Wellens (UAE Team Emirates)Arnaud De Lie (2024)
Andreas Kron (2024)
Sylvain Moniquet (2024)
Sébastien Grignard (2024)
Thomas De Gendt (2024)

Movistar Team

INOUTEXTENDED
Alejandro Valverde (retires)Enric Mas (2025)

QuickStep-AlphaVinyl (becomes Soudal-QuickStep)

INOUTEXTENDED
Jan Hirt (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert)Iljo Keisse (retires)
Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Deceuninck)
Casper Pedersen (Team DSM)

Trek-Segafredo

INOUTEXTENDED
Thibau Nys (neo-pro)Jasper Stuyven (2025)
Bauke Mollema (2026)
Mads Pedersen (2025)

UAE Team Emirates

INOUTEXTENDED
Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)Rui Costa (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert)Vegard Stake Laengen (2023)
Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe)Matteo Trentin (2023)
Domen Novak (Bahrain Victorious)Rui Oliveira (2023)
Ivo Oliveira (2023)
Rafał Majka (2024)
Diego Ulissi (2024)
Brandon McNulty (2024)
Mikkel Bjerg (2024)
Juan Ayuso (2028)

Men's ProTeams

We're not including all the second-division teams in this hub, but we are covering the most important ones. Alpecin-Deceuninck and Arkéa-Samsic are set to be promoted to the WorldTour for 2023, TotalEnergies could grab automatic invites to the whole top-tier calendar, and B&B Hotels are rumoured to have significant new sponsorship.

Alpecin-Deceuninck

INOUTEXTENDED
Søren Kragh Andersen (Team DSM)Tim Merlier (Soudal-QuickStep)Jasper Philipsen (2024)
Quinten Hermans (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert)Gianni Vermeersch (2025)
Kaden Groves (BikeExchange-Jayco)Xandro Meurisse (2025)
Jensen Plowright (neo-pro)
Nicola Conci (Alpecin-Deceuninck Development)

Arkéa-Samsic

INOUTEXTENDED
Louis Barré (neo-pro)
Clement Champoussin (AG2R Citroën)

B&B Hotels-KTM

INOUTEXTENDED
Luca Mozzato (2025)

TotalEnergies

INOUTEXTENDED
Jason Tesson (neo-pro)Anthony Turgis (2025)
Dries Van Gestel (2024)
Alexis Vuillermoz (2024)
Paul Ourselin (2024)
Fabien Grellier (2024)

Uno-X

INOUTEXTENDED
Alexander Kristoff (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert)
Stian Fredheim (neo-pro)
Marcus Sander Hansen (neo-pro)
Johannes Kulset (neo-pro)
Louis Bendixen (neo-pro)

Women's WorldTour

Yellow Jersey Team Jumbo Vismas Dutch rider Marianne Vos rides with the pack past vineyards during 3rd stage of the new edition of the Womens Tour de France cycling race 1336 km between Reims and Epernay on July 26 2022 Photo by JEFF PACHOUD AFP Photo by JEFF PACHOUDAFP via Getty Images

Who's going where in the women's peloton? (Image credit: JEFF PACHOUDAFP via Getty Images)

BikeExchange-Jayco

INOUTEXTENDED
Letizia Paternoster (Trek-Segafredo)Urška Zigart (2024)

Canyon-Sram

INOUTEXTENDED
Elise Chabbey (2024)

Team DSM

INOUTEXTENDED
Daniek Hangeveld (neo-pro)Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx)Juliette Labous (2024)
Anna van der Meiden (neo-pro)Pfeiffer Georgi (2025)
Nienke Vinke (neo-pro)
Maeve Plouffe (neo-pro)
Eleonora Ciabocco (neo-pro)
Eglantine Rayer (neo-pro)

EF Education-Tibco SVB

INOUTEXTENDED

FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope

INOUTEXTENDED
Evita Muzic (2025)
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (2024)
Victorie Guilman (2024)
Jade De Wiel (2025)
Marie Le Net (2025)
Vittoria Guazzini (2025)

Human Powered Health

INOUTEXTENDED
Lily Williams (2023)
Nina Buijsman (2023)

Jumbo-Visma

INOUTEXTENDED
Anouska Koster (Uno-X)Riejanne Markus (2025)

Liv Racing Xstra

INOUTEXTENDED

Movistar

INOUTEXTENDED
Aude Biannic (2024)
Annemiek van Vleuten (2023)

Roland Cogeas Edelweiss

INOUTEXTENDED

SD Worx

INOUTEXTENDED
Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM)Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (AG Insurance-NXTG)

Trek-Segafredo

INOUTEXTENDED
Amalie Dideriksen (Uno-X)Shirin Van Anrooij (2025)
Letizia Paternoster (BikeExchange-Jayco)

UAE Team ADQ

INOUTEXTENDED

Uno-X

INOUTEXTENDED
Amalie Dideriksen (Trek-Segafredo)
Anouska Koster (Jumbo-Visma)

Women's Continental Teams

AG Insurance-NXTG

INOUTEXTENDED
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (SD Worx)Britt Knaven (2023)
Lone Meertens (2023)
Ilse Pluimers (2023)
Ally Wollaston (2023)
Maud Rijnbeek (2023)
Gaia Masetti (2023)
Julia Borgström (2023)

Ceratizit-WNT

INOUTEXTENDED
Lisa Brennauer (retires)

Le Col-Wahoo

INOUTEXTENDED

Lotto Soudal Ladies

INOUTEXTENDED

Parkhotel Valkenburg

INOUTEXTENDED

Rumour Mill

This is where we'll cover all the possible moves that are yet to be officially confirmed. These will cover transfer activity Cyclingnews has learned about as well as the most significant rumours from other sources. 

RIDERFROMTOSTRENGTH RATING
Richard CarapazIneos GrenadiersEF Education-EasyPostHighly likely
Mark CavendishQuickStep-AlphaVinylLeaving QuickStep and speaking to multiple teams
Thymen ArensmanTeam DSMIneos GrenadiersEffectively done
Dylan van BaarleIneos GrenadiersJumbo-VismaEffectively done
Fernando GaviriaUAE Team EmiratesUnlikely to be renewed at UAE
Wilco KeldermanBora-HansgroheJumbo-VismaLikely
Cees BolTeam DSMB&B Hotels-KTMCertain to leave

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Patrick Fletcher
Patrick Fletcher

Deputy Editor - Europe. Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. After joining Cyclingnews as a staff writer on the back of work experience, Patrick became Features Editor in 2018 and oversaw significant growth in the site’s long-form and in-depth output. Since 2021 he has been Deputy Editor - Europe, taking more responsibility for the site’s content as a whole, while still writing and - despite a pandemic-induced hiatus - travelling to races around the world. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.