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The Cyclingnews guide to 2019-2020 rider transfers

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Nairo Quintana at the Vuelta a España

Nairo Quintana at the Vuelta a España
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John Degenkolb on the Gent-Wevelgem podium after finishing second

John Degenkolb on the Gent-Wevelgem podium after finishing second
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Philippe Gilbert on the start line at the 2019 Amstel Gold Race

Philippe Gilbert on the start line at the 2019 Amstel Gold Race
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Elia Viviani in the 2019 European road race champion's jersey

Elia Viviani in the 2019 European road race champion's jersey
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Mikel Landa with most aggressive rider

Mikel Landa with most aggressive rider
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Tom Dumoulin uses the Sigma ROX 12.0

Tom Dumoulin uses the Sigma ROX 12.0
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Victor Campenaerts wins stage 4 at the Baloise Belgium Tour

Victor Campenaerts wins stage 4 at the Baloise Belgium Tour
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Richard Carapaz at the Giro d'Italia

Richard Carapaz at the Giro d'Italia
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August 1 marked the start of cycling's official transfer window and, despite a quiet first couple of days, the merry-go-round is now in full swing.

There have been plenty of high-profile moves so far and there's more to come as teams finalise their 2020 squads. As they are, we'll update this page, making it the place to keep track of all the ins and outs in professional cycling ahead of the 2020 season. 

AG2R La Mondiale

In: Jaakko Hanninen (EC Saint-Etienne Loire), Lawrence Naesen (Lotto Soudal), Andrea Vendrame (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Clément Champoussin (Chambéry Cyclisme Formation), 

Out: Samuel Dumoulin (retires), Nico Denz (Team Sunweb)

Extended: François Bidard (2021), Julien Duval (2021), Tony Gallopin (2021), Alexis Gougeard (2021), Clément Venturini (2021), Stijn Vandenbergh (2020)

Astana

In: Vadim Pronskiy (Vino-Astana Motors), Davide Martinelli (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Harold Tejada (Medellin), Aleksandr Vlasov (Gazprom-RusVelo), Alexander Aranburu (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

Out: Dario Cataldo (Movistar), Davide Villella (Movistar), Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Andrey Zeits (Mitchelton-Scott), Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Education First), Jan Hirt (CCC Team)

Extended: Jakob Fuglsang (2021), Merhawi Kudus (2021), Hugo Houle (2022), Nikita Stalnov (2020)

Bahrain-Merida

In: Mikel Landa (Movistar)

Out: Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo), Antonio Nibali (Trek-Segafredo)

Extended: Matej Mohoric (2021)

Bora-Hansgrohe

In: Lennard Kämna (Team Sunweb), Ide Schelling (SEG Academy)

Out: Peter Kennaugh (contract terminated), Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates)

Extended:

CCC Team

In: Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott), Georg Zimmermann (Tirol-KTM), Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin), Jan Hirt (Astana)

Out: Laurens ten Dam (retires)

Extended:

Deceuninck-QuickStep

In: Bert Van Lerberghe (Cofidis), Stijn Steels (Roompot-Charles), Andrea Bagioli (Colpack), Mattia Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Davide Ballerini (Astana), Joao Almeida (Hagens Berman Axeon), Mauri Vansevenant (U23)

Out: Elia Viviani (Cofidis), Fabio Sabatini (Cofidis), Enric Mas (Movistar), Davide Martinelli (Astana), Maximiliano Richeze (UAE Team Emirates), Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal)

Extended: Julian Alaphilippe (2021), Zdenek Stybar (2021), James Knox (2021), Iljo Keisse (2020), Pieter Serry (2021), Remco Evenepoel (2023)

Dimension Data (2020: Team NTT)

In: Matteo Sobrero (Dimension Data for Qhubeka), Samuele Battistella (Dimension Data for Qhubeka), Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal), Carlos Barbero (Movistar), Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb), Michael Gogl (Trek-Segafredo)

Out: Mark Renshaw (retires), Lars Bak (retires)

Extended: Enrico Gasparotto, Ben King, Ryan Gibbons, Nicholas Dlamini, Jay Robert Thomson, Amanuel Gebrezgabihier (all 2020). 

EF Education First

In: Jonas Rutsch (Lotto-KernHaus), Luis Villalobos (Aevolo), Sergio Higuita (Fundacion Euskadi), Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana), Stefan Bissegger (from August 2020)

Out: Matti Breschel (retires), Joe Dombrowski (UAE Team Emirates)

Extended:

Groupama-FDJ

In: Kevin Geniets (Continental Groupama-FDJ)

Out: Georg Preidler (contract terminated), Steve Morabito (retires), Benoît Vaugrenard (retires), Daniel Hoelgaard (Uno-X)

Extended:

Team Ineos

In: Richard Carapaz (Movistar)

Out: Diego Rosa (Arkéa-Samsic), Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo)

Extended: Owain Doull (2021), Chris Lawless (2021), Ben Swift (2021), Eddie Dunbar (2022)

Jumbo-Visma

In: Tobias Foss (Uno-X), Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

Out: Daan Olivier (retires), Danny van Poppel (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

Extended: Sepp Kuss (2021), Antwan Tolhoek (2021), Koen Bouwman (2021), Primož Roglič (2023)

Katusha-Alpecin

In:

Out: Marcel Kittel (contract terminated), Ilnur Zakarin (CCC Team)

Extended:

Lotto Soudal 

In: Gerben Thijssen (Lotto Soudal U23), Brent Van Moer (Lotto Soudal U23), Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-QuickStep), John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo), Kobe Goossens (Lotto Soudal U23), Stefano Oldani (Kometa Cycling Team).

Out: Lawrence Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale), Tiesj Benoot (Team Sunweb), Victor Campenaerts (Dimension Data), Maxime Monfort (retires)

Extended:

Mitchelton-Scott

In: Barnabas Peak (SEG Racing Academy), Kaden Groves (SEG Racing Academy), Andrey Zeits (Astana)

Out: Matteo Trentin (CCC Team), Mathew Hayman (retired January)

Extended:

Movistar Team

In: Gabriel Cullaigh (Team Wiggins), Enric Mas (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Iñigo Elosegui (Lizarte), Dario Cataldo (Astana), Davide Villella (Astana), Einer Rubio (Vejus-TMF), Juan Alba (Coldeportes-Zenu), Johan Jacobs (Lotto Soudal U23)

Out: Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Merida), Jaime Roson (contract terminated), Jasha Sütterlin (Team Sunweb), Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic), Winner Anacona (Movistar), Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos), Carlos Barbero (Dimension Data)

Extended: Alejandro Valverde (2021), Imanol Erviti (2021)

Team Sunweb

In: Florian Stork (Sunweb Development Team), Nico Denz (AG2R La Mondiale), Jasha Sütterlin (Movistar), Alberto Dainese (SEG Racing Academy), Mark Donovan (Team Wiggins), Thymen Arensman (SEG Racing Academy), Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal), Martin Salmon (Sunweb Development Team), Nils Eeckhoff (Sunweb Development Team), Felix Gall (Sunweb Development Team)

Out: Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma), Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe), Max Walscheid (Dimension Data)

Extended: Michael Matthews (2021), Soren Kragh Andersen (2022), Michael Storer (2021), Martijn Tusveld (2021), Roy Curvers (Retires)

Trek-Segafredo

In: Jacopo Mosca (D'Amico-UM Tools), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Antonio Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Alexander Kamp (Riwal Readynez), Juan Pedro Lopez (Kometa), Emils Liepins (Wallonie-Bruxelles), Charlie Quarterman (Holdsworth-Zappi), Kenny Elissonde (Team Ineos)

Out: Jarlinson Pantano (contract terminated), Markel Irizar (retires), John Degenkolb (Lotto Soudal), Michael Gogl (Dimension Data)

Extended: Giulio Ciccone (2021), Kiel Reijnen (2021), Toms Skujins (2020), Ryan Mullen (2021), Alex Kirsch (2021), Jacopo Mosca (2020), Nicola Conci (2021), Niklas Eg (2021)

UAE Team Emirates

In: Brandon McNulty (Rally UHC), Mikkel Bjerg (Hagens Berman Axeon), Andres Camilo Ardila (EPM-Scott), Alessandro Covi (Colpack), Maximiliano Richeze (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe), Joe Dombrowski (EF Education First)

Out: Simone Consonni (Cofidis), Dan Martin (Israel Cycling Academy), Simone Petilli (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

Extended: Tadej Pogacar (2023), Alexander Kristoff (2021), Sven Erik Bystrom (2021), Marco Marcato (2020), Aleksandr Riabushenko (2020)

PROFESSIONAL CONTINENTAL TEAMS

Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec

In: Simon Pellaud (IAM-Excelsior), Simone Ravanelli (Biesse Carrera), Nicola Venchiarutti (Friuli), Jefferson Cepeda (Avinal GW El Carmen Viboral), Nicola Bagioli (Nippo-Vini Fantini)

Out: Andrea Vendrame (AG2R La Mondiale), Mattia Cattaneo (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Fausto Masnada (CCC Team), Matteo Pelucchi (Bardiani-CSF)

Extended: Francesco Gavazzi (2020)

Arkéa-Samsic

In: Conor Swift (Madison-Genesis), Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Winner Anacona (Movistar), Diego Rosa (Team Ineos), Dayer Quintana (Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia-KTM)

Out: Amael Moinard (retires), Robert Wagner (retires)

Extended:

Bardiani-CSF

In: Giovanni Lonardi (Nippo-Vini Fantini), Alessandro Monaco (Casillo Maserati), Iuri Filosi (Delko-Marseille Provence), Matteo Pelucchi (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Nicolas Dalla Valle (Tirol-KTM)

Out:

Extended:

Burgos-BH

In: Angel Fuentes (Gomur-Cantabria Infinita)

Out:

Extended:

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

In: Orluis Aular (Matrix Powertag)

Out: Alexander Aranburu (Astana Pro Team)

Extended:

Cofidis

In: Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Fabio Sabatini (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Gobert), Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)

Out: Bert Van Lerberghe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Hugo Hofstetter (Israel Cycling Academy), Julien Simon (Total Direct Energie)

Extended: Jesus Herrada (2021), Natnael Berhane (2021), Nicolas Edet (2021)

Corendon-Circus

In: Antoine Benoist (Chazal Canyon), Tim Merlier (Pauwels Sauzen-Vastgoedservice)

Out:

Extended:

Delko-Marseille Provence

In: Dušan Rajović (Adria Mobil), Pierre Barbier (Natura4ever-Roubaix Lille Métropole)

Out: Iuri Filosi (Bardiani-CSF)

Extended: Julien El Fares (2020), Evaldas Šiškevičius (2020), Delio Fernátndez (2020)

Euskadi Basque Country-Murias

In:

Out:

Extended:

Gazprom-RusVelo

In: Marco Canola (Nippo-Vini Fantini), Simone Velasco (Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia)

Out: Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana)

Extended:

Hagens Berman Axeon

In:

Out: Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates), João Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Extended:

Israel Cycling Academy

In: Hugo Hofstetter (Cofidis), Itamar Einhorn (ICA development team), Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirate)

Out:

Extended: Charles Planet (2020)

Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia-KTM

In:

Out: Dayer Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic), Simone Velasco (Gazprom-RusVelo)

Extended: Edoardo Zardini (2021)

Nippo-Vini Fantini

In:

Out: Moreno Moser (retires), Giovanni Lonardi (Bardiani-CSF), Marco Canola (Gazprom-RusVelo), Nicola Bagioli (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)

Extended:

Novo Nordisk

In:

Out:

Extended:

Rally UHC

In:

Out: Brandon McNuly (UAE Team Emirates)

Extended:

Riwal Readynez

In:

Out:  Alexander Kamp (Trek-Segafredo)

Extended:

Roompot-Charles

In:

Out: Stijn Steels (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Boy van Poppel (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

Extended:

Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

In:

Out: Dries Van Gestel (Total Direct Energie), Preben Van Hecke (retires)

Extended:

Total Direct Energie

In: Dries Van Gestel (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Julien Simon (Cofidis)

Out: Perrig Quemeneur (retires), Yohann Gene (retires)

Extended:

Vital Concept B&B Hotels

In:

Out: Patrick Muller (retires)

Extended:

W52-FC Porto

In:

Out:

Extended:

Wallonnie-Bruxelles

In:

Out: Emils Liepins (Trek-Segafredo) 

Extended:

Wanty-Groupe Gobert

In: Simone Petilli (UAE Team Emirates), Danny van Poppel (Jumbo-Visma), Boy van Poppel (Roompot-Charles)

Out: Marco Minnaard (retires), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), Bart De Clercq (Retires)

Extended: