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Here's the transfer moves making headlines on Tuesday, August 10.
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Matthew Busche, who enjoyed a fine season in his second year in Europe, will be riding with the new-look RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team next season.
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Like most of the riders on the ill-fated Geox-TMC squad, David de la Fuente is desperately looking for a ride next season following the late-hour departure of the team's title sponsor.
Alberto Contador would love to see another major climber to help him tackle the coming season, but SaxoBank-Sungard boss Bjarne Riis admits he doesn't have the budget to make a blockbuster addition to his squad.
Three-time world champion Óscar Freire will race his final season as a professional with Katusha. The Spanish daily MARCA reported that Freire penned a deal with the Russian team yesterday.
UnitedHealthcare is emerging the winner in the transfer market for North American Pro Continental teams, announcing today a number of big acquisitions, headlined by veteran American Jason McCartney and emerging Irish talent Philip Deignan.
Rory Sutherland and Robert Förster are back with UnitedHealthcare in 2012. According to a team representative, the U.S.-based Pro Continental squad will announce the return of their top GC rider and the veteran sprinter Friday.
PENA CABARGA, Spain (VN) — Only two HTC-Highroad riders remain without contracts as the team enters the final days of its last grand tour.
A round-up of recent transfer news
The BMC Racing team won a hot competition for the contract of young American Tejay Van Garderen last month. Van Garderen told VeloNews Thursday that he looked forward to joining Cadel Evans and Taylor Phinney in a long-term assignment with the team, but was sad to see his HTC-Highroad team crumble.
Quick-Step confirmed Thursday that Tony Martin, the German time trial specialist, will join the Belgian squad as part of a three-year deal.
Many riders from the soon-to-close HTC-Highroad squad will be revealing their new squads in the coming days.
Redant, who left the Omega Pharma-Lotto team late in 2010 to join the failed Pegasus Racing project, will join UHC as European team director beginning with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge next week.
Jacob Rathe has gone in one year from Jelly Belly amateur to stage winner in one of the toughest mid-level stage races in Europe. The 20-year-old Chipotle Development rider is set to move again in five months when he joins the top level of the sport with the Garmin-Cervélo ProTeam.
PARIS (AFP) — Former professional Allan Peiper has joined Garmin-Cervélo as director of competition for 2012, the American cycling team announced Friday.
BRUSSELS (AFP) — Belgian cycling star Philippe Gilbert is edging closer to signing for American team BMC, according to Belgian press reports quoting the rider's manager Vincent Wathelet.
Former Danish road champion Alex Rasmussen is the latest HTC-Highroad rider to find a new home for 2012. The winner of the 2011 Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, and four-time track world champion, will join Garmin-Cervelo next year.
Marco Pinotti, one of the veteran members of the HTC-Highroad team, says he cannot fully understand why cycling's most successful team is shutting down at the end of this season after a sponsor search came up short.
Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com added strength to the team’s women’s side this week with the addition of U.S. masters national champion Nicole Duke. In her third season of elite cyclocross racing, Duke will focus on a return to Europe and a run at the world championships in Koksijde, Belgium.
Rémy Di Gregorio will return to a French squad in 2012 after signing with Cofidis, the team announced Friday. Di Gregorio, 26, will leave Astana at the end of the season.
With the collapse of the HTC-Highroad team at the end of the 2011 season, all eyes are on where cycling's most productive sprinter will land next year.
BOULDER, Colo. (VN) — Sébastien Rosseler will add more time trial and classics zip to Garmin-Cervélo in 2012.
LONDON (AFP) - British rider Mark Cavendish told the BBC on Tuesday that his best chance yet of winning the world road race title would come in Copenhagen in September. He also said he has chosen a team for next year, but declined to identify the team.
The Quick Step team is fast beefing up for 2012 and beyond. The team announced Tuesday that it has reached deals with three new athletes, the Slovak twins Martin and Peter Velits and Belgian Stijn Vandenbergh. The three have contracts with the team through the 2013 season, according to a team release.
French national champion Sylvain Chavanel’s has extended his contract with Quick Step for two more seasons, the team announced Tuesday.