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Rider transfers for 2008-2009

The rider transfer season typically starts halfway through the year, especially during the Tour de France when many contracts are agreed upon for the following year. Although UCI rules prohibit a full contract from being signed until September 1, riders can sign preliminary contracts before that date.

The following list details confirmed transfers for next season, and will be updated on a regular basis. If you have a transfer, or even a rumour, then please contact us.

Transfers for 2008-2009

Last update: October 27, 2008

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Click on rider names for more details, where available.

Rider                                   2008 Team                              2009 Team

Massimiliano Gentili                    Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
Massimiliano Gentili                    Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         Flaminia
Andrei Kunitski                         Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         Endeka
Andrei Kunitski                         Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         Knauf - Amica Chips
Grega Bole                              Adria Mobil                            Knauf - Amica Chips
Grega Bole                              Adria Mobil                            Nippo Endeka
Robert Kiserlovski                      Adria Mobil                            Knauf - Amica Chips
Robert Kiserlovski                      Adria Mobil                            Nippo Endeka
Sylvain Calzati                         AG2R La Mondiale                       Agritubel
Philip Deignan                          AG2R La Mondiale                       Cervélo TestTeam
Alexandre Usov                          AG2R La Mondiale                       Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
Stjin Vandebergh                        AG2R La Mondiale                       Katyusha
David Le Lay                            Agritubel                              Unknown
Yuri Metlushenko                        Amore & Vita-McDonald's                ISD Danieli
Antonio Colom Mas                       Astana                                 Katyusha
Koen De Kort                            Astana                                 Skil-Shimano
Thomas Frei                             Astana                                 BMC Racing Team
Vladimir Gusev                          Astana                                 Katyusha
Sergey Ivanov                           Astana                                 Katyusha
Steve Chainel                           Auber 93                               Bouyges Telecom
Arnold Jeannesson                       Auber 93                               Caisse d'Epargne
Moisès Dueñas                           Barloworld                             Unknown
Enrico Gasparotto                       Barloworld                             Lampre
Christian Pfannberger                   Barloworld                             Katyusha
Rui Alberto Costa Fario                 Benfica                                Caisse d'Epargne
David Galvin                            BMC Racing Team                        Unknown
Darren Lill                             BMC Racing Team                        Unknown
Nathan Miller                           BMC Racing Team                        Unknown
Mike Sayers                             BMC Racing Team                        Retired
Dimitri Champion                        Bouyges Telecom                        Bretagne Armor Lux
Dimitri Champion                        Bouygues Telecom                       Unknown
Stef Clement                            Bouygues Telecom                       Rabobank
Aurélien Clerc                          Bouygues Telecom                       Unknown
Nicolas Crosbie                         Bouygues Telecom                       Unknown
Xavier Florencio                        Bouygues Telecom                       Cervélo TestTeam
Anthony Geslin                          Bouygues Telecom                       Française des Jeux
Jérôme Pineau                           Bouygues Telecom                       Quick Step-Specialized
Erki Pütsep                             Bouygues Telecom                       Unknown
Franck Rénier                           Bouygues Telecom                       Unknown
Cyril Gauthier                          Bretagne - Armor Lux                   Bouyges Telecom
Guillaume Le Floch                      Bretagne - Armor Lux                   Bouyges Telecom
Benoît Poilvet                          Bretagne - Armor Lux                   Retired
Sergio Pardilla                         Burgos Monumental                      TelTeck-H20
Joan Horrach                            Caisse d'Epargne                       Katyusha
Vladimir Karpets                        Caisse d'Epargne                       Katyusha
Fabien Patanchon                        Caisse d'Epargne                       Unknown
José Rujano                             Caisse d'Epargne                       Unknown
Lorenzo Bernucci                        Cinelli-OPD                            LPR Brakes-Ballan
Sylvain Chavanel                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Quick Step-Specialized
Kevin De Weert                          Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Quick Step-Specialized
Nicolas Hartmann                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Bretagne Armor Lux
Nicolas Hartmann                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Unknown
Mathieu Heijboer                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Unknown
Frank Hoj                               Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Yann Huguet                             Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Agritubel
Maxime Monfort                          Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Team Columbia
Nick Nuyens                             Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Rabobank
Staf Scheirlinckx                       Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Silence-Lotto
Rik Verbrugghe                          Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Retired
Jose Miguel Elias                       Contentpolis - Murcia                  Retired
Laszlo Bodrogi                          Crédit Agricole                        Katyusha
William Bonnet                          Crédit Agricole                        Bouyges Telecom
Alexandre Botcharov                     Crédit Agricole                        Katyusha
Pietro Caucchioli                       Crédit Agricole                        Lampre
Jimmy Engoulvent                        Crédit Agricole                        Team Heulot
Angelo Furlan                           Crédit Agricole                        Unknown
Simon Gerrans                           Crédit Agricole                        Cervélo TestTeam
Patrice Halgand                         Crédit Agricole                        TelTeck-H20
Patrice Halgand                         Crédit Agricole                        Unknown
Christophe Hern                         Crédit Agricole                        Unknown
Sébastien Hinault                       Crédit Agricole                        AG2R La Mondiale
Jonathan Hivert                         Crédit Agricole                        Skil-Shimano
Jeremy Hunt                             Crédit Agricole                        Cervélo TestTeam
Thor Hushovd                            Crédit Agricole                        Cervélo TestTeam
Christophe Kern                         Crédit Agricole                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
Ignatas Konovalovas                     Crédit Agricole                        Cervélo TestTeam
Christophe Le Mével                     Crédit Agricole                        Française des Jeux
Cycril Lemoine                          Crédit Agricole                        Skil-Shimano
Jean-Marc Marino                        Crédit Agricole                        Team Heulot
Maxime Méderel                          Crédit Agricole                        Team Heulot
Rémi Pauriol                            Crédit Agricole                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
Gabriel Rasch                           Crédit Agricole                        Cervélo TestTeam
Mark Renshaw                            Crédit Agricole                        Team Columbia
Nicolas Roche                           Crédit Agricole                        AG2R La Mondiale
Pierre Rolland                          Crédit Agricole                        Bouyges Telecom
Julien Simon                            Crédit Agricole                        Team Heulot
Yannick Talabardon                      Crédit Agricole                        Team Heulot
Emanuele Sella                          CSF Group - Navigare                   Suspended
Borut Božic                             Cycle Collstrop                        Vacansoleil
Tom Criel                               Cycle Collstrop                        Topsport Vlaanderen
Michal Golas                            Cycle Collstrop                        Endeka
Michal Golas                            Cycle Collstrop                        Knauf - Amica Chips
Sergey Lagutin                          Cycle Collstrop                        Vacansoleil
Marco Marcato                           Cycle Collstrop                        Vacansoleil
Matthé Pronk                            Cycle Collstrop                        Vacansoleil
Steffen Wesemann                        Cycle Collstrop                        Retired
Martin Mortensen                        Designa Kokken                         Vacansoleil
Marcin Sapa                             DHL-Author                             Lampre
Mitchell Docker                         Drapac Porsche                         Skil-Shimano
Thomas Rohregger                        Elk Haus - Simplon                     Team Milram
Beñat Albizuri                          Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Unknown
Lander Aperribay                        Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Unknown
Yon Bru                                 Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Unknown
Dionisio Galparsoro                     Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Unknown
Antton Luengo                           Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Retired
Haimar Zubeldia Agirre                  Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Astana
Mickaël Delage                          Française des Jeux                     Silence-Lotto
Philippe Gilbert                        Française des Jeux                     Silence-Lotto
Lilian Jégou                            Française des Jeux                     Bretagne Armor Lux
Yoann Le Boulanger                      Française des Jeux                     Agritubel
Tom Stubbe                              Française des Jeux                     Silence-Lotto
Jelle Vanendert                         Française des Jeux                     Silence-Lotto
Christophe Laurent                      Garmin-Chipotle                        Agritubel
Fabio Baldato                           Gerolsteiner                           Retired
Francesco De Bonis                      Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Paolo Fornaciari                        Gerolsteiner                           Retired
Robert Förster                          Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Markus Fothen                           Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Thomas Fothen                           Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Mathias Frank                           Gerolsteiner                           BMC Racing Team
Johannes Fröhlinger                     Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Oscar Gatto                             Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Heinrich Haussler                       Gerolsteiner                           Cervélo TestTeam
Tim Klinger                             Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Bernhard Köhl                           Gerolsteiner                           Suspended
Sebastian Lang                          Gerolsteiner                           Silence-Lotto
Andrea Moletta                          Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Volker Ordowski                         Gerolsteiner                           Retired
Davide Rebellin                         Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Matthias Russ                           Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Ronny Scholz                            Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Stephan Schreck                         Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Stefan Schumacher                       Gerolsteiner                           Quick Step-Specialized
Tom Stamsnijder                         Gerolsteiner                           Rabobank
Fabian Wegmann                          Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Carlo Westphal                          Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Peter Wrolich                           Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Oliver Zaugg                            Gerolsteiner                           Liquigas
Markus Zberg                            Gerolsteiner                           BMC Racing Team
Ruslan Podgornyy                        ISD Danieli                            Team LPR
Lieuwe Westra                           Krolstone Continental Team             Vacansoleil
Sylvester Szmyd                         Lampre                                 Liquigas
Nico Sijmens                            Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner         Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
Tom Steels                              Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner         Retired
Pablo Urtasun Perez                     Liberty Seguros                        Euskaltel - Euskadi
Michael Albasini                        Liquigas                               Team Columbia
Leonardo Bertagnolli                    Liquigas                               Knauf - Amica Chips
Leonardo Bertagnolli                    Liquigas                               Nippo Endeka
Mauro Da Dalto                          Liquigas                               Lampre
Filippo Pozzato                         Liquigas                               Katyusha
Charles Wegelius                        Liquigas                               Silence-Lotto
Ruslan Pidgornyy                        LPR Brakes-Ballan                      ISD Danieli
Jens Mouris                             Mitsubishi - Jartazi                   Vacansoleil
Geert Verheyhen                         Mitsubishi - Jartazi                   Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
Allan Davis                             Mitsubishi-Jartazi                     Quick Step-Specialized
Hans Dekkers                            Mitsubishi-Jartazi                     Garmin-Chipotle
Maxime Vantomme                         Mitsubishi-Jartazi                     Katyusha
Andrey Amador                           Neo-professional                       Caisse d'Epargne
Jan Bakelants                           Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Maxim Belkov                            Neo-professional                       ISD Danieli
Jonathan Bellis                         Neo-professional                       Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Thomas Bertolini                        Neo-professional                       Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni
Jonathan Bertrand                       Neo-professional                       Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
Chad Beyer                              Neo-professional                       BMC Racing Team
Alessandro Bisolti                      Neo-professional                       CSF Group - Navigare
Guillaume Blot                          Neo-professional                       Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
Guillaume Bonnafond                     Neo-professional                       AG2R La Mondiale
Matthias Brändle                        Neo-professional                       Elk Haus-Simplon
Vitaliy Buts                            Neo-professional                       Lampre
Damiano Caruso                          Neo-professional                       LPR Brakes-Ballan
Simon Clarke                            Neo-professional                       Knauf - Amica Chips
Alberto Contoli                         Neo-professional                       Katyusha
Remi Cusin                              Neo-professional                       Agritubel
Bert De Backer                          Neo-professional                       Skil-Shimano
Thomas de Gendt                         Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Micula Dematteis                        Neo-professional                       TelTeck-H20
Valeriy Dmitriyev                       Neo-professional                       Astana
Brice Feillu                            Neo-professional                       Agritubel
Fausto Fognini                          Neo-professional                       Knauf - Amica Chips
Michele Gaia                            Neo-professional                       CSF Group - Navigare
Simon Geschke                           Neo-professional                       Skil-Shimano
Massimo Graziato                        Neo-professional                       Katyusha
Jacopo Guarnieri                        Neo-professional                       Liquigas
Ben Hermans                             Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Steve Houanard                          Neo-professional                       Skil-Shimano
Valentin Iglinskiy                      Neo-professional                       Astana
Stijn Joseph                            Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Nicolas Jouanno                         Neo-professional                       Bretagne Armor Lux
Blel Kadri                              Neo-professional                       AG2R La Mondiale
Klaas Lodewyck                          Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Angel Madrazo                           Neo-professional                       Caisse d'Epargne
Gaël Malacarne                          Neo-professional                       Bretagne Armor Lux
Davide Malacarne                        Neo-professional                       Quick Step-Specialized
Jaroslaw Marycz                         Neo-professional                       Katyusha
Pedro Merino                            Neo-professional                       TelTeck-H20
Jesus Merino                            Neo-professional                       TelTeck-H20
Tim Mertens                             Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Cameron Meyer                           Neo-professional                       Garmin-Chipotle
Stijn Neirynck                          Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Joaquin Novoa Mendez                    Neo-professional                       Cervélo TestTeam
Daniel Oss                              Neo-professional                       Liquigas
Marcello Pavarin                        Neo-professional                       CSF Group - Navigare
Simone Ponzi                            Neo-professional                       Lampre
Bolat Raimbekov                         Neo-professional                       Astana
Martin Reimer                           Neo-professional                       Cervélo TestTeam
Sergey Renev                            Neo-professional                       Astana
Gatis Smukulis                          Neo-professional                       AG2R La Mondiale
Simone Stortoni                         Neo-professional                       CSF Group - Navigare
Wim Stroetinga                          Neo-professional                       Team Milram
Wesley Sulzberger                       Neo-professional                       Française des Jeux
Ben Swift                               Neo-professional                       Katyusha
Thijs van Amerongen                     Neo-professional                       Vacansoleil
Emmanuele Vona                          Neo-professional                       ISD Danieli
Marcel Wyss                             Neo-professional                       Cervélo TestTeam
Enrico Zen                              Neo-professional                       CSF Group - Navigare
Hayden Roulston                         New Zealand National Team              Cervélo TestTeam
Marco Cattaneo                          NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      LPR Brakes-Ballan
Diego Nosotti                           NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
Francesco Reda                          NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      Quick Step-Specialized
Enrico Rossi                            NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
Volodymyr Zagorodniy                    NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      Lampre
Volodymyr Zagorodny                     NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      Liquigas
Mikel Nieve                             Orbea - Oreka S.D.A                    Euskaltel - Euskadi
Jonas Ljungblad                         P3 Transfer-Batavus                    Silence-Lotto
Matija Kvasina                          Perutnina Ptuj                         Knauf - Amica Chips
Paolo Bettini                           Quick Step                             Retired
Matteo Carrara                          Quick Step                             Knauf - Amica Chips
Matteo Carrara                          Quick Step                             Nippo Endeka
Wilfried Cretskens                      Quick Step                             Silence-Lotto
Alexandre Efimkin                       Quick Step                             AG2R La Mondiale
Juan Manuel Garate                      Quick Step                             Rabobank
Dmytro Grabovskyy                       Quick Step                             ISD Danieli
Alessandro Proni                        Quick Step                             ISD Danieli
Leonardo Scarselli                      Quick Step                             ISD Danieli
Gert Steegmans                          Quick Step                             Katyusha
Andrea Tonti                            Quick Step                             TelTeck-H20
Davide Vigano                           Quick Step                             Unknown
Giovanni Visconti                       Quick Step                             ISD Danieli
Thomas Dekker                           Rabobank                               Silence-Lotto
Michiel Elijzen                         Rabobank                               Silence-Lotto
Theo Eltink                             Rabobank                               Skil-Shimano
Gerben Löwik                            Rabobank                               Unknown
William Walker                          Rabobank                               Unknown
Lars Boom                               Rabobank Continental                   Rabobank
Jos Van Emden                           Rabobank Continental                   Rabobank
Lance Armstrong                         Retired                                Astana
Jean-Marie Bideau                       Roubaix Lille Metropole                Bretagne Armor Lux
Rubens Bertogliati                      Scott-American Beef                    TelTeck-H20
Eros Capecchi                           Scott-American Beef                    ISD Danieli
Denis Flahaut                           Scott-American Beef                    Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
Manuele Mori                            Scott-American Beef                    Lampre
Aurélien Passeron                       Scott-American Beef                    TelTeck-H20
Leonardo Piepoli                        Scott-American Beef                    Unknown
Riccardo Riccò                          Scott-American Beef                    Unknown
Daniel Fleeman                          Sean Kelly Team                        Cervélo TestTeam
Daniel Lloyd                            Sean Kelly Team                        Cervélo TestTeam
Santo Anza                              Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni           Nippo Endeka
Santo Anzà                              Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni           Knauf - Amica Chips
Volodymyr Bileka                        Silence-Lotto                          Retired
Dominique Cornu                         Silence-Lotto                          Quick Step-Specialized
Dario David Cioni                       Silence-Lotto                          ISD Danieli
Wim De Vocht                            Silence-Lotto                          Vacansoleil
Dries Devenyns                          Silence-Lotto                          Quick Step-Specialized
Robbie McEwen                           Silence-Lotto                          Katyusha
Yaroslav Popovych                       Silence-Lotto                          Retired
Bert Roesems                            Silence-Lotto                          Unknown
Geert Steurs                            Silence-Lotto                          Topsport Vlaanderen
Maarten Tjallingii                      Silence-Lotto                          Rabobank
Wim Vansevenant                         Silence-Lotto                          Retired
Fabien Bacquet                          Skil-Shimano                           Auber 93
Maarten Den Bakker                      Skil-Shimano                           Retired
Clément Lhotellerie                     Skil-Shimano                           Vacansoleil
Ivan Basso                              Suspended                              Liquigas
Bjorn Leukemans                         Suspended                              Vacansoleil
Christian Meier                         Symmetrics                             Garmin-Chipotle
Svein Tuft                              Symmetrics                             Garmin-Chipotle
Paul Voss                               Team 3C - Gruppe Lamonta               Team Milram
Dominic Klemme                          Team 3C-Gruppe Lamonta                 Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Scott Davis                             Team Columbia                          Unknown
Roger Hammond                           Team Columbia                          Cervélo TestTeam
Andreas Klier                           Team Columbia                          Cervélo TestTeam
Servais Knaven                          Team Columbia                          Team Milram
Bradley Wiggins                         Team Columbia                          Garmin-Chipotle
Michael Blaudzun                        Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Retired
Iñigo Cuesta                            Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Cervélo TestTeam
Volodymir Gustov                        Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Cervélo TestTeam
Bobby Julich                            Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Retired
Gustav Erik Larsson                     Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Caisse d'Epargne
Carlos Sastre                           Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Cervélo TestTeam
Jakob Fuglsang                          Team Designa Kokken                    Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Alex Rasmussen                          Team Designa Kokken                    Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Michael Mørkøv                          Team GLS - Pakke Shop                  Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Brian Vandborg                          Team GLS - Pakke Shop                  Liquigas
Paolo Savoldelli                        Team LPR                               Retired
Igor Astarloa                           Team Milram                            Nippo Endeka
Volodymyr Diudia                        Team Milram                            Unknown
Volodymyr Dyudya                        Team Milram                            ISD Danieli
Andry Grivko                            Team Milram                            ISD Danieli
Matej Jurco                             Team Milram                            ISD Danieli
Alessandro Petacchi                     Team Milram                            Team LPR
Enrico Poitschke                        Team Milram                            Retired
Elia Rigotto                            Team Milram                            Unknown
Fabio Sabatini                          Team Milram                            Liquigas
Marco Velo                              Team Milram                            Quick Step-Specialized
Erik Zabel                              Team Milram                            Retired
Florian Stalder                         Team Volksbank                         BMC Racing Team
Vasil Kiryienka                         Tinkoff Credit Systems                 Knauf - Amica Chips
Bernardo Riccio                         Tinkoff Credit Systems                 Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
Koen Barbé                              Topsport Vlaanderen                    Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
Kenney De Haes                          Topsport Vlaanderen                    Katyusha
Kurt Hovelynck                          Topsport Vlaanderen                    Quick Step-Specialized
Serge Pauwels                           Topsport Vlaanderen                    Cervélo TestTeam
Frederik Veuchelen                      Topsport Vlaanderen                    Vacansoleil
Dominique Rollin                        Toyota-United                          Cervélo TestTeam
Johnny Hoogerland                       Van Vliet-EBH                          Vacansoleil