Transfer Mechanics: Froome, Yates twins, Classics stars lead the market

The leading riders on the market this year (Image credit: Future)

In previous years, the rider transfer market has been dictated by the uncertainty over the future of several teams. This year, there isn’t such a level of urgency in that regard, with teams now awarded three-year licenses by the UCI.

There are still question marks over several long-term projects – like NTT Pro Cycling – and, as Team Sky illustrated at the end of 2018, any team – even the best in the sport – can face a crisis.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.