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The Cyclingnews guide to 2021-2022 rider transfers

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Sam Bennett, Peter Sagan and Jai Hindley are among the major transfers for the 2022 season

Shown L to R: Sam Bennett, Peter Sagan and Jai Hindley are among the major transfers (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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PARIS FRANCE SEPTEMBER 20 Sprint Arrival Alexander Kristoff of Norway and UAE Team Emirates Peter Sagan of Slovakia and Team Bora Hansgrohe Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Green Points Jersey Celebration Elia Viviani of Italy and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Mads Pedersen of Denmark and Team Trek Segafredo World Champion Jersey during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 21 a 122km stage from MantesLaJolie to Paris Champslyses TDF2020 LeTour on September 20 2020 in Paris France Photo by Stephan Mantey PoolGetty Images

Sam Bennett goes back to Bora-Hansgrohe after two seasons with Quickstep (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Peter Sagan at the 2021 Tour de France

Peter Sagan will go to Team TotalEnergies (Image credit: Getty Images)

August 1 marked the start of cycling's official transfer window with several high-profile transfers being announced with more sure to come.

Following months of drama, Sam Bennett returns to Bora-Hansgrohe after two years with Deceuninck-QuickStep, much to the bitter chagrin of Belgian team manager Patrick Lefevere.

Peter Sagan leaves Bora-Hansgrohe for Team TotalEnergies, while the German team bring on fresh talent in Jai Hindley, Sergio Higuita and Marco Haller.

Cyclingnews will update this page, making it the place to keep track of all the ins and outs in professional cycling ahead of the 2022 season.

Transfer news

WorldTour Teams

AG2R Citroën

In: Clément Barthe (Delko), Antoine Raugel (Groupama-FDJ CT), Felix Gall (DSM), Paul Lapeira (neo), Valentin Paret-Peintre (neo)

Out: Mathis Frank (retires), Ben Gastauer (retires), Tony Gallopin (Trek-Segafredo), Francois Bidard (Cofidis), Alexis Gougeard (B&B Hotels)

Extended: Aurélien Paret-Peintre, Ben O'Connor, Clement Venturini, Gijs van Hoecke, Lawrence Naesen

Astana-Premier Tech

In: 

Out: Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Extended: Alexey Lutsenko (2024)

Bahrain Victorious

In: Filip Maciejuk (Leopard)

Out: Marco Haller (Bora-Hansgrohe), Marcel Sieberg (retires)

Extended: Mikel Landa, Sonny Colbrelli

Team BikeExchange

In: 

Out: Brent Bookwalter (retires), Esteban Chaves (EF-Nippo), Rob Stannard (Alpecin-Fenix)

Extended: 

Bora-Hansgrohe

In: Sam Bennett, Shane Archbold (Deceuninck-Quickstep), Danny van Poppel  and Jonas Koch (Intermarché-Wanty), Ryan Mullen (Trek-Segafredo), Jai Hindley (DSM), Sergio Higuita (EF-Nippo), Marco Haller (Bahrain Victorious), Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana), Cian Uijtdebroeks (neo), Luis Lührs (neo)

Out: Peter Sagan, Maciej Bodnar, Daniel Oss (all TotalEnergies), Rüdiger Selig (Lotto Soudal), Andreas Schillinger (retires), Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates)

Extended: Ben Zwiehoff, Emanuel Buchmann, Ide Schelling, Jordi Meeus, Lennard Kämna, Martin Laas, Matteo Fabbro, Patrick Gamper, Patrick Konrad 

Cofidis

In: Bryan Coquard (B&B Hotels), Alexis Renard and Davide Cimolai (Israel Start-Up Nation), Axel Zingle (Delko), Benjamin Thomas (Groupam-FDJ), Francois Bidard (AG2R Citroen), Hugo Toumire (neo)

Out: Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), Nicolas Edet (Arkea-Samsic)

Extended: André Carvalho, Guillaume Martin, Jelle Wallays, Jesús Herrada Lopez, José Herrada Lopez, Pierre-Luc Perichon, Piet Allegaert, Simon Geschke, Simone Consonni, Victor Lafay, Kenneth van Bilsen, Eddy Finé

Deceuninck-QuickStep (to become QuickStep-AlphaVinyl)

In: Louis Vervaeke (Alpecin-Fenix)

Out: Sam Bennett and Shane Archbold (Bora-Hansgrohe), Alvaro Hodeg (UAE Team Emirates)

Extended: Remi Cavagna (2023), Bert van Lerberghe, Fabio Jakobsen, Iljo Keisse, Julian Alaphilippe, Kasper Asgreen, Michael Morkov, Tim Declercq, Pieter Serry, Jannik Steimle, Dries Devenyns, Florian Sénéchal

EF Education-Nippo

In: Esteban Chaves (BikeExchange), Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché)

Out: Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) Mitch Docker (retires), Tejay van Garderen (retires)

Extended: Neilson Powless, Alberto Bettiol, Hugh Carthy, Magnus Cort Nielsen, Ruben Guerreiro, Simon Carr 

Groupama-FDJ

In: Michael Storer (DSM), Quentin Pacher (B&B Hotels), Lewis Askey (neo), Bram Welten (Arkéa-Samsic)

Out: Benjamin Thomas (Cofids), Simon Gugliemi (Arkea-Samsic), Mickael Delage (retires)

Extended: Bruno Armirail, Ignatas Konovalovas, Miles Scotson, Ramon Sinkeldam, Valentin Madouas, Anthony Roux, Fabian Lienhard

Ineos Grenadiers

In: Luke Plapp (neo), Ben Tulett (Alpecin-Fenix)

Out: Michal Golas (retires), Owain Doull (?)

Extended: 

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux

In: Alexander Kristoff and Sven Erik Bystrøm (UAE Team Emirates), Laurens Huys (Bingoal WB), Biniam Girmay (Delko, Aug 1), Gerben Thijssen and Kobe Goossens (Lotto Soudal), Julius Johansen (Uno-X), Hugo Page (neo)

Out: Odd Christian Eiking (EF-Nippo)

Extended: Taco van der Hoorn, Boy van Poppel

Israel Start-Up Nation

In: Taj Jones (neo), Corbin Strong (neo)

Out: Alexis Renard and Davide Cimolai (Cofidis), André Greipel (retires), Hugo Hofstetter (Arkea-Samsic), Dan Martin (retires)

Extended: Chris Froome, Ben Hermans

Jumbo-Visma

In: Christophe Laporte (Cofidis), Tosh van der Sande (Lotto Soudal), Michel Hessmann (neo), Mick van Dijke (neo), Milan Vader (neo), Rohan Dennis (Ineos)

Out: George Bennett (UAE Team Emirates), Paul Mertens (retires), Maarten Wynants (retires), Antwan Tolhoek (Trek-Segafredo)

Extended: Jonas Vingegaard, Jos van Emden, Koen Bouwman, Robert Gesink, Sepp Kuss, Steven Kruijswijk, Tobias Foss, Wout van Aert , Chris Harper

Lotto Soudal 

In: Rüdiger Selig (Bora-Hansgrohe), Arnaud de Lie (neo)

Out: Tomasz Marczynski (retires), John Degenkolb (DSM), Tosh van der Sande (Jumbo-Visma)

Extended: Caleb Ewan (2024), Brent van Moer, Frederik Frison

In: 

Out: 

Extended: 

Movistar Team

In: 

Out: Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates), Juan Diego Alba, Gabriel Cullaigh, Dario Cataldo, Davide Villella (?)

Extended: Miguel Angel López, Carlos Verona, Jorge Arcas, Antonio Pedrero, Nelson Oliveira, Einer Rubio and Juri Hollmann (all 2023), Mathias Norsgaard 

Qhubeka-NextHash

In: Henok Mulubhran

Out: Fabio Aru (retires), Michael Gogl (Alpecin-Fenix)

Extended:

Team DSM

In: John Degenkolb (Lotto Soudal), Henri Vandenabeele (neo), Leon Heinschke (neo), Marius Mayrhofer (neo), Frederik Rodenberg Madsen (Uno-X), Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Uno-X)

Out: Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe), Michael Storer (Groupama-FDJ)

Extended: Asbjørn Kragh Andersen, Casper Pedersen, Chris Hamilton, Nico Denz 

Trek-Segafredo

In: Tony Gallopin (AG2R Citroën), Asbjorn Hellemose (neo), Simon Pellaud (Androni), Daan Hoole (SEG), Filippo Baroncini (Colpack-Ballan), Markus Hoelgaard (Uno-X), Jon Aberasturi (Caja Rural), Otto Vergaerde (Alpecin-Fenix), Antwan Tolhoek (Jumbo-Visma), Marc Brustenga Masague (neo)

Out: Koen de Kort (retires), Kiel Reijnen (retires)

Extended: Antonio Tiberi (2024), Julien Bernard (2023), Kenny Elissonde (2023), Juan Pedro Lopez (2023), Antonio Nibali (2022), Quinn Simmons, Edward Theuns, Alex Kirsch, Emils Liepins, Alexander Kamp, Giulio Ciccone

UAE Team Emirates

In: Finn Fisher-Black (Jumbo-Visma Devo - as of July. 14), Felix Groß (neo), Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe), George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma), Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quickstep), Marc Soler (Movistar), Juan Ayuso (neo)

Out: Alexander Kristoff, Sven Erik Bystrøm (Intermarché), Marco Marcato (retires)

Extended: Tadej Pogacar (2027), Fernando Gaviria, Rui Costa, Alessandro Covi, and Jan Polanc (2022)

PROFESSIONAL CONTINENTAL TEAMS

Alpecin-Fenix

In: Julien Vermote (as of 3/31), Stefano Oldani (Lotto Soudal), Michael Gogl (Qhubeka), Fabio van den Bossche (Sport Vlaanderen), Maurice Ballerstedt (neo), Rob Stannard (BikeExchange)

Out: Louis Vervaeke (Quickstep), Philipp Walsleben (retires?), Otto Vergaerde (Trek-Segafredo), Ben Tulett (Ineos)

Extended: Alexander Krieger, Dries de Bondt, Edward Planckaert, Kristian Sbaragli, Oscar Riesebeek, Silvan Dillier, Jay Vine, Mathieu van der Poel (2025), Jonas Rickaert, Tobias Bayer, Senne Leysen, Jimmy Janssens

Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec (to be Drone Hopper)

In: Umberto Marengo (Bardiani), Eduard Michael Grosu (Delko), Gabriele Benedetti

Out:

Extended: Andrii Ponomar,

Arkéa-Samsic

In: Kevin Vauquelin, Morgane Coston, Alessandro Verre, Hugo Hofstetter (Israel Start-Up Nation), Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), Simon Gugliemi (Groupama-FDJ), Michel Ries (Trek-Segafredo)

Out: Diego Rosa (Eolo-Kometa)

Extended: Amaury Capiot, Anthony Delaplace, Clement Russo, Lukasz Owsian, Matis Louvel, Nacer Bouhanni, 

Bardiani-CSF

In: Alessio Nieri, Iker Bonillo, Martin Marcellusi, Omar el Gouzi, Alessio Martinelli, Luca Rastelli, Luca Colnaghi, Alex Tolio, Manuele Tarozzi

Out:

Extended: Filippo Zana, Samuele Zoccarato, Enrico Battaglin

B&B Hotels-KTM

In: Adrien Lagrée (neo), Axel Laurance (neo), Pierre Barbier (Delko), Miguel Heidemann (Leopard), Alexis Gougeard (AG2R), Victor Koretzky (from MTB)

Out: Kévin Reza (retires), Bert De Backer (retires), Frederik Backaert (retires), Jonas Van Genechten (retires), Quentin Pacher (Groupama-FDJ), Bryan Coquard (Cofidis)

Extended: Franck Bonnamour, Julien Morice, Eliot Lietaer

Bingoal-Pauwels Sauzen

In: Louis Blouwe, Ceriel Desal 

Out: Sean de Bie (retires), Boris Vallee (retires), Jelle Vanendert (retires)

Extended:

Burgos-BH

In:

Out:

Extended:

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

In: Iúri Leitao (neo), Michael Schlegel

Out: Jon Irisarri (Retires), Jon Aberasturi (Trek-Segafredo)

Extended:

Delko

In:

Out: Axel Zingle (Cofidis), Pierre Barbier (B&B Hotels), Clement Berthet (AG2R Citroen), Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert as of Aug 1, 2021), Eduard Grosu (Androni/Drone Hopper), Jose Goncalves (Radio Popular), Clement Carisey

Extended:

Eolo Kometa

In: Georg Steinhauser, Diego Rosa (Arkea-Samsic)

Out:

Extended: Francesco Gavazzi, Lorenzo Fortunato 

Equipo Kern Pharma

In: Igor Arrieta Lizarraga, Iván Cobo Cayon 

Out:

Extended:

Euskaltel-Euskadi

In:

Out: Alonso Flores (retires)

Extended:

Gazprom-RusVelo

In:

Out:

Extended:

Novo Nordisk

In:

Out:

Extended:

Rally Cycling

In:

Out: Magnus Sheffield (?)

Extended: Arvid de Kleijn, Gavin Mannion, Nathan Brown

Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

In: Jenno Berckmoes, Vito Braet 

Out: Fabio van den Bossche (Alpecin-Fenix)

Extended

Team TotalEnergies

In: Peter Sagan, Maciej Bodnar and Daniel Oss (Bora-Hansgrohe), Sandy Dujardin (neo), Alan Jousseaume

Out: Romain Sicard (retires)

Extended: Julien Simon

Uno-X Pro Cycling

In: Adne Holter (neo), Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Astana), William Levy, Niklas Eg (Trek-Segafredo), Anders Halland Johannessen (neo), Tobias Halland Johannessen (neo), Lasse Norman Hansen (Qhubeka-NextHash)

Out:

Extended: Anders Skaarseth, Erik Nordsaeter Resell, Idar Andersen, Johan Price-Pejtersen, Niklas Larsen, Rasmus Fossum Tiller, Søren Waerenskjold, Jacob Hindsgaul Madsen

Vini Zabú

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