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All the confirmed men's and women's WorldTour transfers

The racing isn't over yet but teams have begun to announce their off-season roster shake-ups

Will Strickson
5 Aug 2022

Every year we get used to a set of teams, kits and riders on our screens, then we have to forget all that and start over again as contracts run out, new names pop up and retiring riders bid farewell.

While apart from stagiaire contracts, all the moves will be made during the off-season, August is when teams can start to announce signings and departures formally, so we can then watch the rest of the season's racing knowing why certain riders are putting in more or less effort.

Most of the transfers are still to be made or announced but there have been plenty of noteworthy moves already made public with riders like Lorena Wiebes, Søren Kragh Andersen, Alexander Kristoff and Tim Merlier getting fresh starts, while young talents including Brits Josh Tarling, Leo Hayter, Sam Watson, Max Poole and Mason Hollyman are getting their first WorldTour contracts.

There are also team name changes to get used to with QuickStep Alpha Vinyl becoming Soudal-QuickStep and Lotto Soudal becoming Lotto-Dstny.

It's also worth keeping an eye on those teams threatened with relegation from the WorldTour, as riders may be hesitant to commit to an outfit whose future is uncertain.



Pro cycling transfers 2022-2023

AG2R-Citroën (FRA)

In: Alex Baudin (Tudor Pro Cycling)

Out: Clément Champoussin (Arkéa-Samsic), Bob Jungels (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Alpecin-Deceuninck (BEL)

In: Jensen Plowright (Groupama-FDJ Conti), Quinten Hermans (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux), Kaden Groves (BikeExchange-Jayco), Nicola Conci (Alpecin-Deceuninck Development Team), Søren Kragh Andersen (Team DSM)

Out: Tim Merlier (Soudal-QuickStep)

Arkéa-Samsic (FRA)

In: Mathis Le Berre (Côtes d'Armor-Marie Morin), Ewen Costiou (Côtes d'Armor-Marie Morin), Clément Champoussin (AG2R-Citroën)

Out:

Astana Qazaqstan (KAZ)

In

Out: Vincenzo Nibali (retiring)

Bahrain Victorious (BHR)

In

Out: Dylan Teuns (Israel-Premier Tech)

BikeExchange Jayco (AUS)

In: Filippo Zana (Bardiani CSF Faizanè), Blake Quick (Trinity Racing), Rudy Porter (Trinity Racing), Chris Harper (Jumbo-Visma), Eddie Dunbar (Ineos Grenadiers), Felix Engelhardt (Tirol KTM Cycling)

Out: Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck)

Bora-Hansgrohe (GER)

In: Bob Jungels (AG2R-Citroën)

Out: Felix Großschartner (UAE Team Emirates)

Cofidis (FRA)

In

Out

EF Education-EasyPost (USA)

In: Andrea Piccolo (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Alexander Cepeda (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli)

Out

Groupama-FDJ (FRA)

In: Sam Watson (Groupama-FDJ Conti), Reuben Thompson (Groupama-FDJ Conti), Laurence Pithie (Groupama-FDJ Conti), Enzo Paleni (Groupama-FDJ Conti), Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ Conti), Romain Grégoire (Groupama-FDJ Conti), Lorenzo Germani (Groupama-FDJ Conti)

Out: Jacopo Guarnieiri (Lotto-Dstny)

Ineos Grenadiers (GBR)

In: Josh Tarling (FlandersColor-Galloo Team), Leo Hayter (Hagens Berman Axeon) 

Out: Eddie Dunbar (BikeExchange-Jayco)

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux (BEL)

In: Mike Teunnissen (Jumbo-Visma), Laurenz Rex (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB), Tom Paquot (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces WB), Madis Mihkels (Team Ampler-Tartu2024), Dries De Pooter (Hagens Berman Axeon), Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates), Arne Marit (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Rune Herregodts (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)

Out: Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X Pro Cycling), Quinten Hermans (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Jan Hirt (Soudal-QuickStep)

Israel-Premier Tech (ISR)

In: Mason Hollyman (Israel Cycling Academy), Derek Gee (Israel Cycling Academy), Marco Frigo (Israel Cycling Academy), Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious), Matthew Riccitello (Hagens Berman Axeon)

Out

Jumbo-Visma (NED)

In

Out: Chris Harper (BikeExchange-Jayco), Mike Teunnissen (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux)

Lotto-Dstny (BEL)

In: Lennert Van Eetvelt (Lotto Soudal U23), Jacopo Guarnieri (Groupama-FDJ)

Out: Philippe Gilbert (retiring), Tim Wellens (UAE Team Emirates)

Movistar Team (ESP)

In

Out: Alejandro Valverde (retiring)

Soudal-QuickStep (BEL)

In: Casper Pedersen (Team DSM), Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Jan Hirt (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux)

Out

Team DSM (GER)

In: Casper van Uden (Development Team DSM), Max Poole (Development Team DSM), Pavel Bittner (Development Team DSM)

Out: Søren Kragh Andersen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Casper Pedersen (Soudal-QuickStep)

Trek-Segafredo (USA)

In: Thibau Nys (Baloise Trek Lions)

Out

UAE Team Emirates (UAE)

In: Jan Christen (Pogi Team), Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal), Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Out: Rui Costa (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux)

Women's WorldTour transfers

UAE Team ADQ (UAE)

In

Out

BikeExchange Jayco (AUS)

In: Letizia Paternoster (Trek-Segafredo)

Out: 

Canyon/SRAM Racing (GER)

In: 

Out: 

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB (USA)

In: Zoë Backstedt (Acrog-Tormans)

Out: 

FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope (FRA)

In

Out:

Human Powered Health (USA)

In: 

Out: 

Jumbo-Visma (NED)

In: 

Out: Anouska Costa (Uno-X Pro Cycling)

Liv Racing Xstra (NED)

In

Out

Movistar (ESP)

In

Out

Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad (SWI)

In: 

Out:

SD Worx (NED)

In: Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM)

Out: Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (AG Insurance-NXTG)

Team DSM (NED)

In

Out: Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx)

Trek-Segafredo (USA)

In

Out: Amalie Dideriksen (Uno-X Pro Cycling), Letizia Paternoster (BikeExchange-Jayco)

Uno-X Pro Cycling (NOR)

In: Amalie Dideriksen (Trek-Segafredo), Anouska Costa (Jumbo-Visma)

Out: 



Stagiaire contracts 2022

AG2R-Citroën

Bastien Tronchon, Pierre Gautherat, Thomas Delphit

Arkéa-Samsic

Pierre Thierry, Ewen Costiou, Toon Clynhens

Astana Qazaqstan

Igor Chzhan, Gleb Syritsa

BikeExchange-Jayco

Anders Foldager, Davide De Pretto, Marceli Boguslawski

Bora-Hansgrohe

Florian Lipowitz

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

Zoë Backstedt

Ineos Grenadiers

Leo Hayter

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

Madis Mihkels, Dries De Pooter

Israel-Premier Tech

Matthew Riccitello

QuickStep Alpha Vinyl

Simone Raccani

Trek-Segafredo

Thibau Nys

UAE Team Emirates

Oliver Knight, Arthur Kluckers, Kasper Andersen

Main image: Trek-Segafredo