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The Cyclingnews guide to 2021-2022 rider transfers

Sam Bennett, Peter Sagan and Jai Hindley are among the major transfers for the 2022 season
Sam Bennett, Peter Sagan and Jai Hindley are among the major transfers for the 2022 season (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

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 and Sergio Higuita.

Elsewhere, Vincenzo Nibali is heading back to Astana along with Colombian climber Miguel Angel Lopez, while Russian climber Aleksandr Vlasov leaves the team for Bora-Hansgrohe.

Cyclingnews is constantly updating 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, Lilian Calmejane

Astana-Premier Tech (becomes Astana Qazaqstan)

In: Joe Dombrowski (UAE Team Emirates), Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo), David de la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates), Gianni Moscon (Ineos Grenadiers), Leonardo Basso (Ineos Grenadiers), Sebastian Henao (Ineos Grenadiers), Nurbergen Nurlykhassym (neo), Miguel Angel Lopez (Movistar), Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates), Antonio Nibali (Trek-Segafredo), Michele Gazzoli (Colpack), Aleksandr Riabuschenko (UAE Team Emirates), Simone Velasco (Gazprom-Rusvelo)

Out: Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe), Ion Izagirre (Cofidis), Gorka Izagirre (Movistar), Luis Leon Sanchez (Bahrain), Oscar Rodriguez (Movistar), Merhawi Kudus (EF Education-Nippo), Alex Aranburu (Movistar), Matteo Sobrero (BikeExchange), Andrea Piccolo (Gazprom-RusVelo), Omar Fraile (Ineos)

Extended: Alexey Lutsenko (2024)

Bahrain Victorious

In: Filip Maciejuk (Leopard), Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana), Johan Price-Pejtersen (Uno-X), Jasha Sutterlin (DSM), Edoardo Zambanini (neo), Alejandro Osorio (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

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

Extended: Mikel Landa, Sonny Colbrelli

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), Michael Schwarzmann (Lotto Soudal)

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), Wesley Kreder (Intermarché), Ion Izagirre (Astana)

Out: Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), Nicolas Edet (Arkea-Samsic), Fernando Barcelo (Caja Rural), Elia Viviani (Ineos)

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 (becomes QuickStep-AlphaVinyl)

In: Louis Vervaeke (Alpecin-Fenix), Martin Svrcek (neo), Ethan Vernon (neo), Stan Van Tricht (neo)

Out: Sam Bennett and Shane Archbold (Bora-Hansgrohe), Alvaro Hodeg (UAE Team Emirates), Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates), Ian Garrison (L39ION of Los Angeles)

Extended: Remi Cavagna, Fabio Jakobsen, Julian Alaphilippe, Kasper Asgreen, Michael Morkov, Tim Declercq, Florian Sénéchal, Mark Cavendish, Zdenek Stybar, Stijn Steels, Davide Ballerini

EF Education-Nippo

In: Esteban Chaves (BikeExchange), Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché), Ben Healy (Trinity Racing), Georg Steinhauser (Tirol KTM), Marijn van den Berg (neo), Sean Quinn (Hagens Berman Axeon), Merhawi Kudus (Astana), Owain Doull (Ineos), James Shaw (Ribble Weldtite), Lukasz Wisniowski (Qhubeka NextHash)

Out: Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) Mitch Docker (retires), Tejay van Garderen (retires), Moreno Hofland (retires), Will Barta (Movistar)

Extended: Neilson Powless, Alberto Bettiol, Hugh Carthy, Magnus Cort Nielsen, Ruben Guerreiro, Simon Carr, Michael Valgren, Jens Keukeleire, Stefan Bissegger

Groupama-FDJ

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

Out: Benjamin Thomas (Cofids), Simon Gugliemi (Arkea-Samsic), Mickael Delage (retires), William Bonnet (retires), Alexys Brunel (UAE Team Emirates)

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), Magnus Sheffield (Rally), Ben Turner (neo), Omar Fraile (Astana), Elia Viviani (Cofidis), Kim Heiduk (neo)

Out: Michal Golas (retires), Owain Doull (EF Education-Nippo), Sebastian Henao (Astana Qazaqstan), Leonardo Basso (Astana Qazaqstan), Ivan Sosa (Movistar)

Extended: 

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert

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), Dmitry Claeys (Qhubeka NextHash), Adrien Petit (TotalEnergies)

Out: Odd Christian Eiking (EF-Nippo), Ludwig De Winter (retires), Wesley Kreder (Cofidis), Danny van Poppel (Bora-Hansgrohe), Jonas Koch (Bora-Hansgrohe), Pieter Vanspeybrouck (retires), Stijn Daemen (ABLOC)

Extended: Taco van der Hoorn, Boy van Poppel, Aimé De Gendt, Andrea Pasqualon, Kevin Van Melsen

Israel Start-Up Nation

In: Taj Jones (neo), Corbin Strong (neo), Hugo Houle (Astana), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka NextHash)

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), Tiesj Benoot (Team DSM), Michel Hessmann (neo), Mick van Dijke (neo), Milan Vader (neo), Rohan Dennis (Ineos), Johannes Staune-Mittet (neo), Tim van Dijke (Neo)

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), Jarrad Drizners (neo), Victor Campenaerts (Qhubeka NextHash), Michael Schwarzmann (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Out: Tomasz Marczynski (retires), John Degenkolb (DSM), Tosh van der Sande (Jumbo-Visma), Gerben Thijssen (Intermarché), Kobe Goossens (Intermarché)

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

Movistar Team

In: Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Oier Lazkano (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Oscar Rodriguez (Astana), Max Kanter (Team DSM), Ivan Sosa (Ineos Grenadiers), Will Barta (EF Education-Nippo), Vinicius Rangel (neo), Alex Aranburu (Astana)

Out: Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates), Juan Diego Alba, Gabriel Cullaigh, Dario Cataldo, Davide Villella (?), Hector Carretero (Kern Pharma), Miguel Angel López (Astana Qazaqstan), Sebastian Mora (?)

Extended: Carlos Verona, Jorge Arcas, Antonio Pedrero, Nelson Oliveira, Einer Rubio and Juri Hollmann (all 2023), Mathias Norsgaard , Sergio Samiter, Albert Torres

Qhubeka-NextHash (ending?)

In: Henok Mulubhran (neo)

Out: Fabio Aru (retires), Michael Gogl (Alpecin-Fenix), Matteo Pelucchi (retires), Dimitri Claeys (Intermarché), Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal), Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel Start-Up Nation), Lukasz Wisniowski (EF-Nippo), Karel Vacek (Tirol-KTM)

Extended:

Team BikeExchange-Jayco

In: Matteo Sobrero (Astana), Kelland O'Brien (neo)

Out: Brent Bookwalter (retires), Esteban Chaves (EF-Nippo), Rob Stannard (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), Tiesj Benoot (Jumbo-Visma), Chad Haga (Human Powered Health), Jasha Sutterlin (Bahrain), Max Kanter (Movistar), Felix Gall (AG2R)

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), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan), Antonio Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan), Ryan Mullen (Bora-Hansgrohe), Nicola Conci (Gazprom-RusVelo)

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

UAE Team Emirates

In: Finn Fisher-Black (Jumbo-Visma Development – as of July 14), Felix Groß (neo), Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe), George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma), Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quickstep), Marc Soler (Movistar), Alexys Brunel (Groupama-FDJ), Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Out: Alexander Kristoff, Sven Erik Bystrøm (Intermarché-Wanty), Marco Marcato (retires), Joe Dombrowski (Astana Qazaqstan), Valerio Conti (Astana Qazaqstan), Aleksandr Riabuschenko (Astana Qazaqstan)

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), Sam Gaze (neo-pro)

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, Floris de Tier

Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec (to be Drone Hopper-Androni)

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

Out: Simon Pellaud (Trek-Segafredo), Matteo Malucelli (Gazprom-RusVelo), Kevin Rivera (Gazprom-RusVelo)

Extended: Andrii Ponomar, Ziga Jerman, Alessandro Bisolti, Simone Ravanelli, Luca Chirico, Eduardo Sepulveda, Mattia Bais, Daniel Muñoz Giraldo 

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), Mathis Le Berre (neo)

Out: Diego Rosa (Eolo-Kometa), Bram Welten (Groupama-FDJ)

Extended: Amaury Capiot, Anthony Delaplace, Clement Russo, Lukasz Owsian, Matis Louvel, Nacer Bouhanni, Maxime Bouet, Romain Hardy, Laurent Pichon

Bardiani-CSF

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

Out: Giovanni Carboni (Gazprom-RusVelo), Mirco Maestri (Eolo-Kometa), Giovanni Lonardi (Eolo-Kometa)

Extended: Filippo Zana, Samuele Zoccarato, Enrico Battaglin, Giovanni Visconti

B&B Hotels p/b KTM

In: Adrien Lagrée (neo), Axel Laurance (neo), Pierre Barbier (Delko), Miguel Heidemann (Leopard), Alexis Gougeard (AG2R), Victor Koretzky (from MTB), Jordi Warlop (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)

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, Cyril Barthe, Jeremy Lecroq, Jens Debusschere,

Bingoal-Pauwels Sauzen

In: Louis Blouwe (neo), Ceriel Desal (neo), Johan Meens (neo), Dorian De Maeght (neo)

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

Extended:

Burgos-BH

In: Mihkel Räim, Andre Domingues (Efapel), Óscar Pelegrí Ferrandis (neo)

Out:

Extended: Daniel Navarro Garcia, Ángel Madrazo Ruiz, Jesús Ezquerra Muela, Oscar Cabedo Carda, Jetse Bol

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

In: Iúri Leitao (neo), Michael Schlegel (neo), Calum Johnston (neo), Fernando Barcelo (Cofidis), Eduard Prades (Delko)

Out: Jon Irisarri (Retires), Jon Aberasturi (Trek-Segafredo), Oier Lazkano (Movistar), Alejandro Osorio (Bahrain)

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, Eduard Prades (Caja Rural), August Jensen (Rally), Jose Manuel Diaz (Gazprom-RusVelo), Alessandro Fedeli (Gazprom-RusVelo)

Extended:

Eolo-Kometa

In: Georg Steinhauser, Diego Rosa (Arkea-Samsic), David Martin (neo), Simone Bevilacqua (Vini Zabu), Giovanni Lonardi (Bardiani-CSF), Mirco Maestri (Bardiani-CSF)

Out:

Extended: Francesco Gavazzi, Lorenzo Fortunato, Edward Ravasi, Mark Christian, Vincenzo Albanese

Equipo Kern Pharma

In: Igor Arrieta Lizarraga (Lizarte), Iván Cobo Cayon (Lizarte), Hector Carretero (Movistar), Pau Miquel (Lizarte), Eugenio Sanchez (Lizarte)

Out: Enrique Sanz (retires)

Extended:

Euskaltel-Euskadi

In: Unai Iribar

Out: Alonso Flores (retires)

Extended: Joan Bou, Iker Ballarin, Antonio Soto, Mikel Aristi, Gotzon Martin,

Gazprom-RusVelo

In: Eirik Lunder (Coop), Matteo Malucelli (Androni Giocattoli), Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF), Jose Manuel Diaz (Delko), Kevin Rivera (Androni Giocattoli), Andrea Piccolo (Astana), Michael Kukrle (Elkov-Kasper), Alessandro Fedeli (Delko), Nicola Conci (Trek-Segafredo)

Out: Simone Velasco (Astana Qazaqstan), Igor Boev, Damiano Cima, Imerio Cima, Roman Kreuziger (retires), Anton Kuzmin, Viacheslav Kuznetsov (retires), Evgeny Shalunov

Extended:

Novo Nordisk

In:

Out: Brian Kamstra (retires), Oliver Behringer (retires)

Extended:

Rally Cycling (Human Powered Health in 2022)

In: Gage Hecht (Aevolo), Kristian Aasvold (Coop), August Jensen (Delko), Chad Haga (Team DSM)

Out: Magnus Sheffield (Ineos), Rob Britton (retires)

Extended: Arvid de Kleijn, Gavin Mannion, Nathan Brown

Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

In: Jenno Berckmoes, Vito Braet 

Out: Fabio van den Bossche (Alpecin-Fenix), Kenny De Ketele (retires), Jordi Warlop (B&B Hotels p/b KTM)

Extended

Team TotalEnergies

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

Out: Romain Sicard (retires), Adrien Petit (Intermarché), Florian Maitre (elite)

Extended: Julien Simon, Lorrenzo Manzin, Fabien Grellier, Christopher Lawless, Victor de la Parte, Jeremy Cabot, Edvald Boasson Hagen

Uno-X Pro Cycling

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

Out: Johan Price-Pejtersen (Bahrain), Markus Hoelgaard (Trek-Segafredo), Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (Team DSM), Frederik Rodenberg Madsen (Team DSM)

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

Vini Zabú (ending?)

In:

Out: Simone Bevilacqua (Eolo-Kometa)

Extended:

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