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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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Rider                                   2008 Team                              2009 Team
Michael Albasini                        Liquigas                               Team Columbia
Beñat Albizuri                          Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Unknown
Andrey Amador                           Neo-professional                       Caisse d'Epargne
Santo Anza                              Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni           Nippo Endeka
Santo Anzà                              Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni           Knauf - Amica Chips
Lander Aperribay                        Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Unknown
Lance Armstrong                         Retired                                Astana
Igor Astarloa                           Team Milram                            Nippo Endeka
Fabien Bacquet                          Skil-Shimano                           Auber 93
Jan Bakelants                           Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Fabio Baldato                           Gerolsteiner                           Retired
Koen Barbé                              Topsport Vlaanderen                    Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
Ivan Basso                              Suspended                              Liquigas
Maxim Belkov                            Neo-professional                       ISD Danieli
Jonathan Bellis                         Neo-professional                       Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Lorenzo Bernucci                        Cinelli-OPD                            LPR Brakes-Ballan
Leonardo Bertagnolli                    Liquigas                               Knauf - Amica Chips
Leonardo Bertagnolli                    Liquigas                               Nippo Endeka
Rubens Bertogliati                      Scott-American Beef                    TelTeck-H20
Thomas Bertolini                        Neo-professional                       Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni
Jonathan Bertrand                       Neo-professional                       Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
Paolo Bettini                           Quick Step                             Retired
Chad Beyer                              Neo-professional                       BMC Racing Team
Jean-Marie Bideau                       Roubaix Lille Metropole                Bretagne Armor Lux
Volodymyr Bileka                        Silence-Lotto                          Retired
Alessandro Bisolti                      Neo-professional                       CSF Group - Navigare
Michael Blaudzun                        Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Retired
Guillaume Blot                          Neo-professional                       Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
Laszlo Bodrogi                          Crédit Agricole                        Katyusha
Grega Bole                              Adria Mobil                            Knauf - Amica Chips
Grega Bole                              Adria Mobil                            Nippo Endeka
Guillaume Bonnafond                     Neo-professional                       AG2R La Mondiale
William Bonnet                          Crédit Agricole                        Bouyges Telecom
Lars Boom                               Rabobank Continental                   Rabobank
Alexandre Botcharov                     Crédit Agricole                        Katyusha
Borut Božic                             Cycle Collstrop                        Vacansoleil
Matthias Brändle                        Neo-professional                       Elk Haus-Simplon
Yon Bru                                 Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Unknown
Vitaliy Buts                            Neo-professional                       Lampre
Sylvain Calzati                         AG2R La Mondiale                       Agritubel
Eros Capecchi                           Scott-American Beef                    ISD Danieli
Matteo Carrara                          Quick Step                             Knauf - Amica Chips
Matteo Carrara                          Quick Step                             Nippo Endeka
Damiano Caruso                          Neo-professional                       LPR Brakes-Ballan
Marco Cattaneo                          NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      LPR Brakes-Ballan
Pietro Caucchioli                       Crédit Agricole                        Lampre
Steve Chainel                           Auber 93                               Bouyges Telecom
Dimitri Champion                        Bouyges Telecom                        Bretagne Armor Lux
Dimitri Champion                        Bouygues Telecom                       Unknown
Sylvain Chavanel                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Quick Step-Specialized
Simon Clarke                            Neo-professional                       Knauf - Amica Chips
Stef Clement                            Bouygues Telecom                       Rabobank
Aurélien Clerc                          Bouygues Telecom                       Unknown
Antonio Colom Mas                       Astana                                 Katyusha
Alberto Contoli                         Neo-professional                       Katyusha
Dominique Cornu                         Silence-Lotto                          Quick Step-Specialized
Rui Alberto Costa Fario                 Benfica                                Caisse d'Epargne
Wilfried Cretskens                      Quick Step                             Silence-Lotto
Tom Criel                               Cycle Collstrop                        Topsport Vlaanderen
Nicolas Crosbie                         Bouygues Telecom                       Unknown
Iñigo Cuesta                            Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Cervélo TestTeam
Remi Cusin                              Neo-professional                       Agritubel
Mauro Da Dalto                          Liquigas                               Lampre
Dario David Cioni                       Silence-Lotto                          ISD Danieli
Allan Davis                             Mitsubishi-Jartazi                     Quick Step-Specialized
Scott Davis                             Team Columbia                          Unknown
Bert De Backer                          Neo-professional                       Skil-Shimano
Francesco De Bonis                      Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Thomas de Gendt                         Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Kenney De Haes                          Topsport Vlaanderen                    Katyusha
Koen De Kort                            Astana                                 Skil-Shimano
Wim De Vocht                            Silence-Lotto                          Vacansoleil
Kevin De Weert                          Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Quick Step-Specialized
Philip Deignan                          AG2R La Mondiale                       Cervélo TestTeam
Thomas Dekker                           Rabobank                               Silence-Lotto
Hans Dekkers                            Mitsubishi-Jartazi                     Garmin-Chipotle
Mickaël Delage                          Française des Jeux                     Silence-Lotto
Micula Dematteis                        Neo-professional                       TelTeck-H20
Maarten Den Bakker                      Skil-Shimano                           Retired
Dries Devenyns                          Silence-Lotto                          Quick Step-Specialized
Volodymyr Diudia                        Team Milram                            Unknown
Valeriy Dmitriyev                       Neo-professional                       Astana
Mitchell Docker                         Drapac Porsche                         Skil-Shimano
Moisès Dueñas                           Barloworld                             Unknown
Volodymyr Dyudya                        Team Milram                            ISD Danieli
Alexandre Efimkin                       Quick Step                             AG2R La Mondiale
Jose Miguel Elias                       Contentpolis - Murcia                  Retired
Michiel Elijzen                         Rabobank                               Silence-Lotto
Theo Eltink                             Rabobank                               Skil-Shimano
Jimmy Engoulvent                        Crédit Agricole                        Team Heulot
Brice Feillu                            Neo-professional                       Agritubel
Denis Flahaut                           Scott-American Beef                    Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
Daniel Fleeman                          Sean Kelly Team                        Cervélo TestTeam
Xavier Florencio                        Bouygues Telecom                       Cervélo TestTeam
Fausto Fognini                          Neo-professional                       Knauf - Amica Chips
Paolo Fornaciari                        Gerolsteiner                           Retired
Robert Förster                          Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Markus Fothen                           Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Thomas Fothen                           Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Mathias Frank                           Gerolsteiner                           BMC Racing Team
Thomas Frei                             Astana                                 BMC Racing Team
Johannes Fröhlinger                     Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Jakob Fuglsang                          Team Designa Kokken                    Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Angelo Furlan                           Crédit Agricole                        Unknown
Michele Gaia                            Neo-professional                       CSF Group - Navigare
Dionisio Galparsoro                     Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Unknown
David Galvin                            BMC Racing Team                        Unknown
Juan Manuel Garate                      Quick Step                             Rabobank
Enrico Gasparotto                       Barloworld                             Lampre
Oscar Gatto                             Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Cyril Gauthier                          Bretagne - Armor Lux                   Bouyges Telecom
Massimiliano Gentili                    Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
Massimiliano Gentili                    Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         Flaminia
Simon Gerrans                           Crédit Agricole                        Cervélo TestTeam
Simon Geschke                           Neo-professional                       Skil-Shimano
Anthony Geslin                          Bouygues Telecom                       Française des Jeux
Philippe Gilbert                        Française des Jeux                     Silence-Lotto
Michal Golas                            Cycle Collstrop                        Endeka
Michal Golas                            Cycle Collstrop                        Knauf - Amica Chips
Dmytro Grabovskyy                       Quick Step                             ISD Danieli
Massimo Graziato                        Neo-professional                       Katyusha
Andry Grivko                            Team Milram                            ISD Danieli
Jacopo Guarnieri                        Neo-professional                       Liquigas
Vladimir Gusev                          Astana                                 Katyusha
Volodymir Gustov                        Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Cervélo TestTeam
Patrice Halgand                         Crédit Agricole                        TelTeck-H20
Patrice Halgand                         Crédit Agricole                        Unknown
Roger Hammond                           Team Columbia                          Cervélo TestTeam
Nicolas Hartmann                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Bretagne Armor Lux
Nicolas Hartmann                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Unknown
Heinrich Haussler                       Gerolsteiner                           Cervélo TestTeam
Mathieu Heijboer                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Unknown
Ben Hermans                             Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Christophe Hern                         Crédit Agricole                        Unknown
Sébastien Hinault                       Crédit Agricole                        AG2R La Mondiale
Jonathan Hivert                         Crédit Agricole                        Skil-Shimano
Frank Hoj                               Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Johnny Hoogerland                       Van Vliet-EBH                          Vacansoleil
Joan Horrach                            Caisse d'Epargne                       Katyusha
Steve Houanard                          Neo-professional                       Skil-Shimano
Kurt Hovelynck                          Topsport Vlaanderen                    Quick Step-Specialized
Yann Huguet                             Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Agritubel
Jeremy Hunt                             Crédit Agricole                        Cervélo TestTeam
Thor Hushovd                            Crédit Agricole                        Cervélo TestTeam
Valentin Iglinskiy                      Neo-professional                       Astana
Sergey Ivanov                           Astana                                 Katyusha
Arnold Jeannesson                       Auber 93                               Caisse d'Epargne
Lilian Jégou                            Française des Jeux                     Bretagne Armor Lux
Stijn Joseph                            Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Nicolas Jouanno                         Neo-professional                       Bretagne Armor Lux
Bobby Julich                            Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Retired
Matej Jurco                             Team Milram                            ISD Danieli
Blel Kadri                              Neo-professional                       AG2R La Mondiale
Vladimir Karpets                        Caisse d'Epargne                       Katyusha
Christophe Kern                         Crédit Agricole                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
Vasil Kiryienka                         Tinkoff Credit Systems                 Knauf - Amica Chips
Robert Kiserlovski                      Adria Mobil                            Knauf - Amica Chips
Robert Kiserlovski                      Adria Mobil                            Nippo Endeka
Dominic Klemme                          Team 3C-Gruppe Lamonta                 Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Andreas Klier                           Team Columbia                          Cervélo TestTeam
Tim Klinger                             Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Servais Knaven                          Team Columbia                          Team Milram
Bernhard Köhl                           Gerolsteiner                           Suspended
Ignatas Konovalovas                     Crédit Agricole                        Cervélo TestTeam
Andrei Kunitski                         Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         Endeka
Andrei Kunitski                         Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         Knauf - Amica Chips
Matija Kvasina                          Perutnina Ptuj                         Knauf - Amica Chips
Sergey Lagutin                          Cycle Collstrop                        Vacansoleil
Sebastian Lang                          Gerolsteiner                           Silence-Lotto
Gustav Erik Larsson                     Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Caisse d'Epargne
Christophe Laurent                      Garmin-Chipotle                        Agritubel
Yoann Le Boulanger                      Française des Jeux                     Agritubel
Guillaume Le Floch                      Bretagne - Armor Lux                   Bouyges Telecom
David Le Lay                            Agritubel                              Unknown
Christophe Le Mével                     Crédit Agricole                        Française des Jeux
Cycril Lemoine                          Crédit Agricole                        Skil-Shimano
Bjorn Leukemans                         Suspended                              Vacansoleil
Clément Lhotellerie                     Skil-Shimano                           Vacansoleil
Darren Lill                             BMC Racing Team                        Unknown
Jonas Ljungblad                         P3 Transfer-Batavus                    Silence-Lotto
Daniel Lloyd                            Sean Kelly Team                        Cervélo TestTeam
Klaas Lodewyck                          Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Gerben Löwik                            Rabobank                               Unknown
Antton Luengo                           Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Retired
Angel Madrazo                           Neo-professional                       Caisse d'Epargne
Gaël Malacarne                          Neo-professional                       Bretagne Armor Lux
Davide Malacarne                        Neo-professional                       Quick Step-Specialized
Marco Marcato                           Cycle Collstrop                        Vacansoleil
Jean-Marc Marino                        Crédit Agricole                        Team Heulot
Jaroslaw Marycz                         Neo-professional                       Katyusha
Robbie McEwen                           Silence-Lotto                          Katyusha
Maxime Méderel                          Crédit Agricole                        Team Heulot
Christian Meier                         Symmetrics                             Garmin-Chipotle
Pedro Merino                            Neo-professional                       TelTeck-H20
Jesus Merino                            Neo-professional                       TelTeck-H20
Tim Mertens                             Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Yuri Metlushenko                        Amore & Vita-McDonald's                ISD Danieli
Cameron Meyer                           Neo-professional                       Garmin-Chipotle
Nathan Miller                           BMC Racing Team                        Unknown
Andrea Moletta                          Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Maxime Monfort                          Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Team Columbia
Manuele Mori                            Scott-American Beef                    Lampre
Michael Mørkøv                          Team GLS - Pakke Shop                  Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Martin Mortensen                        Designa Kokken                         Vacansoleil
Jens Mouris                             Mitsubishi - Jartazi                   Vacansoleil
Stijn Neirynck                          Neo-professional                       Topsport Vlaanderen
Mikel Nieve                             Orbea - Oreka S.D.A                    Euskaltel - Euskadi
Diego Nosotti                           NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
Joaquin Novoa Mendez                    Neo-professional                       Cervélo TestTeam
Nick Nuyens                             Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Rabobank
Volker Ordowski                         Gerolsteiner                           Retired
Daniel Oss                              Neo-professional                       Liquigas
Sergio Pardilla                         Burgos Monumental                      TelTeck-H20
Aurélien Passeron                       Scott-American Beef                    TelTeck-H20
Fabien Patanchon                        Caisse d'Epargne                       Unknown
Rémi Pauriol                            Crédit Agricole                        Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
Serge Pauwels                           Topsport Vlaanderen                    Cervélo TestTeam
Marcello Pavarin                        Neo-professional                       CSF Group - Navigare
Alessandro Petacchi                     Team Milram                            Team LPR
Christian Pfannberger                   Barloworld                             Katyusha
Ruslan Pidgornyy                        LPR Brakes-Ballan                      ISD Danieli
Leonardo Piepoli                        Scott-American Beef                    Unknown
Jérôme Pineau                           Bouygues Telecom                       Quick Step-Specialized
Ruslan Podgornyy                        ISD Danieli                            Team LPR
Benoît Poilvet                          Bretagne - Armor Lux                   Retired
Enrico Poitschke                        Team Milram                            Retired
Simone Ponzi                            Neo-professional                       Lampre
Yaroslav Popovych                       Silence-Lotto                          Astana
Filippo Pozzato                         Liquigas                               Katyusha
Alessandro Proni                        Quick Step                             ISD Danieli
Matthé Pronk                            Cycle Collstrop                        Vacansoleil
Erki Pütsep                             Bouygues Telecom                       Unknown
Bolat Raimbekov                         Neo-professional                       Astana
Gabriel Rasch                           Crédit Agricole                        Cervélo TestTeam
Alex Rasmussen                          Team Designa Kokken                    Saxo Bank-IT Technology
Davide Rebellin                         Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Francesco Reda                          NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      Quick Step-Specialized
Martin Reimer                           Neo-professional                       Cervélo TestTeam
Sergey Renev                            Neo-professional                       Astana
Franck Rénier                           Bouygues Telecom                       Unknown
Mark Renshaw                            Crédit Agricole                        Team Columbia
Bernardo Riccio                         Tinkoff Credit Systems                 Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
Riccardo Riccò                          Scott-American Beef                    Unknown
Elia Rigotto                            Team Milram                            Unknown
Nicolas Roche                           Crédit Agricole                        AG2R La Mondiale
Bert Roesems                            Silence-Lotto                          Unknown
Thomas Rohregger                        Elk Haus - Simplon                     Team Milram
Pierre Rolland                          Crédit Agricole                        Bouyges Telecom
Dominique Rollin                        Toyota-United                          Cervélo TestTeam
Enrico Rossi                            NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
Hayden Roulston                         New Zealand National Team              Cervélo TestTeam
José Rujano                             Caisse d'Epargne                       Unknown
Matthias Russ                           Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Fabio Sabatini                          Team Milram                            Liquigas
Marcin Sapa                             DHL-Author                             Lampre
Carlos Sastre                           Team CSC-Saxo Bank                     Cervélo TestTeam
Paolo Savoldelli                        Team LPR                               Retired
Mike Sayers                             BMC Racing Team                        Retired
Leonardo Scarselli                      Quick Step                             ISD Danieli
Staf Scheirlinckx                       Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Silence-Lotto
Ronny Scholz                            Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Stephan Schreck                         Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Stefan Schumacher                       Gerolsteiner                           Quick Step-Specialized
Emanuele Sella                          CSF Group - Navigare                   Suspended
Nico Sijmens                            Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner         Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
Julien Simon                            Crédit Agricole                        Team Heulot
Gatis Smukulis                          Neo-professional                       AG2R La Mondiale
Florian Stalder                         Team Volksbank                         BMC Racing Team
Tom Stamsnijder                         Gerolsteiner                           Rabobank
Gert Steegmans                          Quick Step                             Katyusha
Tom Steels                              Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner         Retired
Geert Steurs                            Silence-Lotto                          Topsport Vlaanderen
Simone Stortoni                         Neo-professional                       CSF Group - Navigare
Wim Stroetinga                          Neo-professional                       Team Milram
Tom Stubbe                              Française des Jeux                     Silence-Lotto
Wesley Sulzberger                       Neo-professional                       Française des Jeux
Ben Swift                               Neo-professional                       Katyusha
Sylvester Szmyd                         Lampre                                 Liquigas
Yannick Talabardon                      Crédit Agricole                        Team Heulot
Maarten Tjallingii                      Silence-Lotto                          Rabobank
Andrea Tonti                            Quick Step                             TelTeck-H20
Svein Tuft                              Symmetrics                             Garmin-Chipotle
Pablo Urtasun Perez                     Liberty Seguros                        Euskaltel - Euskadi
Alexandre Usov                          AG2R La Mondiale                       Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone
Thijs van Amerongen                     Neo-professional                       Vacansoleil
Jos Van Emden                           Rabobank Continental                   Rabobank
Brian Vandborg                          Team GLS - Pakke Shop                  Liquigas
Stjin Vandebergh                        AG2R La Mondiale                       Katyusha
Jelle Vanendert                         Française des Jeux                     Silence-Lotto
Wim Vansevenant                         Silence-Lotto                          Retired
Maxime Vantomme                         Mitsubishi-Jartazi                     Katyusha
Marco Velo                              Team Milram                            Quick Step-Specialized
Rik Verbrugghe                          Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone      Retired
Geert Verheyhen                         Mitsubishi - Jartazi                   Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner
Frederik Veuchelen                      Topsport Vlaanderen                    Vacansoleil
Davide Vigano                           Quick Step                             Unknown
Giovanni Visconti                       Quick Step                             ISD Danieli
Emmanuele Vona                          Neo-professional                       ISD Danieli
Paul Voss                               Team 3C - Gruppe Lamonta               Team Milram
William Walker                          Rabobank                               Unknown
Charles Wegelius                        Liquigas                               Silence-Lotto
Fabian Wegmann                          Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Steffen Wesemann                        Cycle Collstrop                        Retired
Carlo Westphal                          Gerolsteiner                           Unknown
Lieuwe Westra                           Krolstone Continental Team             Vacansoleil
Bradley Wiggins                         Team Columbia                          Garmin-Chipotle
Peter Wrolich                           Gerolsteiner                           Team Milram
Marcel Wyss                             Neo-professional                       Cervélo TestTeam
Erik Zabel                              Team Milram                            Retired
Volodymyr Zagorodniy                    NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      Lampre
Volodymyr Zagorodny                     NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte      Liquigas
Oliver Zaugg                            Gerolsteiner                           Liquigas
Markus Zberg                            Gerolsteiner                           BMC Racing Team
Enrico Zen                              Neo-professional                       CSF Group - Navigare
Haimar Zubeldia Agirre                  Euskaltel - Euskadi                    Astana