Cycling transfers 2018: Which WorldTour riders are on the move and where
By Velon Media Team , 11 Oct 2017
From left, Marcel Kittel, Mikel Landa and Warren Barguil are among the riders switching teams this winter

Cycling’s transfer window opened on August 1, allowing teams to announce riders who will be joining them in 2018.

Here is a team-by-team breakdown of which riders are on the move and where in the men's UCI WorldTour. This article will be updated as transfers are announced.

AG2R La Mondiale

Ins: Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal), Clément Venturini (Cofidis), Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team)

Outs: Sondre Holst Enger (Israel Cycling Academy), Domenico Pozzovivo (Team Bahrain Merida), Hugo Houle (Astana Pro Team)

Astana Pro Team

Ins: Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale), Jan Hirt (CCC Sprandi Polkowice), Omar Fraile (Team Dimension Data), Magnus Cort Nielsen (ORICA-SCOTT), Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac), Yevgeniy Gidich (Vino Astana Motors)

Outs: Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

Bahrain Merida

Ins: Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R-La Mondiale), Gorka Izagirre (Movistar Team), Matej Mohorič (UAE Team Emirates), Kristijan Koren (Cannondale-Drapac), Hermann Pernsteiner (Amplatz-BMC)

Outs: Javier Moreno (Delko Marseille Provence KTM), Tsgabu Grmay (Trek-Segafredo)

BMC Racing Team

Ins: Simon Gerrans (ORICA-SCOTT), Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac), Jürgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BMC Development), Patrick Bevin (Cannondale-Drapac)

Outs: Daniel Oss (BORA-hansgrohe), Amaël Moinard (Fortuneo-Oscaro), Manuel Senni (Bardiani-CSF), Silvan Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale), Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy)

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BORA-hansgrohe

Ins: Pete Kennaugh (Team Sky), Daniel Oss (BMC Racing Team), Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac), Felix Großschartner (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)

Outs: Silvio Herklotz (Burgos-BH), Jose Mendes (Burgos-BH), Shane Archbold (Aqua Blue Sport)

Cannondale-Drapac

Ins: Mitch Docker (ORICA-SCOTT), Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates), Logan Owen (Axeon Hagens Berman), Dan McLay (Team Fortuneo-Oscaro)

Outs: Toms Skujiņš (Trek-Segafredo), Ryan Mullen (Trek-Segafredo), Tom-Jelte Slagter (Team Dimension Data), Alberto Bettiol (BMC Racing Team), Kristijan Koren (Bahrain-Merida), Davide Formolo (Bora-hansgrohe), Davide Villella (Astana Pro Team), Dylan van Baarle (Team Sky), Wouter Wippert (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij), Patrick Bevin (BMC Racing Team)

FDJ

Ins: Ramon Sinkeldam (Team Sunweb), Georg Preidler (Team Sunweb), Benjamin Thomas (Equipe Cycliste Armee de Terre), Valentin Madouas, Bruno Armirail (Equipe Cycliste Armee de Terre), Romain Seigle, Antoine Duchesne (Direct Energie)

Outs: Marc Fournier (Vital Concept), Johan Le Bon (Vital Concept), Kévin Reza (Vital Concept), Lorrenzo Manzin (Vital Concept), Odd Christian Eiking (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

Lotto Soudal

Ins: Jens Keukeleire (ORICA-SCOTT), Victor Campenaerts (Team LottoNL-Jumbo), Lawrence Naesen (WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect), Bjorg Lambrecht (Lotto Soudal Development Team), Harm Van Houcke (Lotto Soudal Development Team)

Outs: Bart De Clercq (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Rafael Valls (Movistar Team), Kris Boeckmans (Direct Energie), Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale), Jürgen Roelandts (BMC Racing Team), Louis Vervaeke (Team Sunweb), Sean De Bie (Vérandas Willems-Crelan)

Movistar Team

Ins: Mikel Landa (Team Sky), Rafael Valls (Lotto Soudal), Eduardo Sepulveda (Fortuneo-Oscaro), Jaime Rosón (Caja-Rural Seguros RGA), Jaime Castrillo (Equipo Lizarte),

Outs: Alex Dowsett (Team Katusha-Alpecin), Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida), Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Sky), Rory Sutherland (UAE Team Emirates), José Herrada (Cofidis), Jesús Herrada (Cofidis)

ORICA-SCOTT

Ins: Mikel Nieve (Team Sky), Cameron Meyer (Mitchelton Scott), Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors), Jack Bauer (Quick-Step Floors), Lucas Hamilton (Mitchelton Scott)

Outs: Mitch Docker (Cannondale-Drapac), Jens Keukeleire (Lotto Soudal), Simon Gerrans (BMC Racing Team), Magnus Cort Nielsen (Astana Pro Team), Ruben Plaza (Israel Cycling Academy)

Quick-Step Floors

Ins: Elia Viviani (Team Sky), Jhonatan Narvaez (Axeon Hagens Berman), Florian Sénéchal (Cofidis), Fabio Jakobsen (SEG Racing Academy), James Knox (WIGGINS), Jose Alvaro Hodeg (Coldeportes Claro)

Outs: Julien Vermote (Team Dimension Data), David de la Cruz (Team Sky), Marcel Kittel (Team Katusha-Alpecin), Matteo Trentin (ORICA-SCOTT), Jack Bauer (ORICA-SCOTT), Gianluca Brambilla (Trek-Segafredo), Martin Velits (retired)

Team Dimension Data

Ins: Tom-Jelte Slagter (Cannondale-Drapac), Julien Vermote (Quick-Step Floors), Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates), Nicholas Dlamini (Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka), Scott Davies (WIGGINS)

Outs: Tyler Farrar (retiring), Omar Fraile (Astana Pro Team), Nathan Haas (Team Katusha-Alpecin), Kristian Sbaragli (Israel Cycling Academy)

Team Katusha-Alpecin

Ins: Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team), Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors), Nathan Haas (Team Dimension Data), Ian Boswell (Team Sky), Steff Cras (BMC Development Team), Willie Smit (RoadCover Cycling Team

Outs: Ángel Vicioso (retiring), Rein Taarame (Direct Energie), Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), Sven Erik Bystrom (UAE Team Emirates), Matvey Mamykin (Burgos-BH)

Team LottoNL-Jumbo

Ins: Neilson Powless (Axeon Hagens Berman), Pascal Eenkhoorn (BMC Development Team), Sepp Kuss (Rally Cycling), Danny van Poppel (Team Sky)

Outs: Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal), Steven Lammertink (Vital Concept)

Team Sky

Ins: Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar Team), David de la Cruz (Quick-Step Floors), Egan Bernal (Androni-Sidermec-Bottecchia), Pavel Sivakov (BMC Development Team), Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Joker Icopal), Chris Lawless (Axeon Hagens Berman), Dylan van Baarle (Cannondale-Drapac)

Outs: Mikel Landa (Movistar Team), Pete Kennaugh (Bora-hansgrohe), Mikel Nieve (ORICA-SCOTT), Ian Boswell (Team Katusha-Alpecin), Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors), Danny van Poppel (Team LottoNL-Jumbo)

Team Sunweb

Ins: Martijn Tusveld (Team Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij), Louis Vervaeke (Lotto Soudal), Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo), Michael Storer (Mitchelton Scott), Jai Hindley (Mitchelton Scott)

Outs: Warren Barguil (Team Fortuneo-Oscaro), Ramon Sinkeldam (FDJ), Georg Preidler (FDJ), Bert de Backer (Vital Concept), Zico Waeytens (Vérandas Willems-Crelan

Trek-Segafredo

Ins: Toms Skujiņš (Cannondale-Drapac), Ryan Mullen (Cannondale-Drapac), Alex Frame (JLT Condor), Gianluca Brambilla (Quick-Step Floors), Tsgabu Grmay (Bahrain Merida), Nicola Conci 

Outs: Haimar Zubeldia (retiring), Alberto Contador (retiring), Edward Theuns (Team Sunweb)

UAE Team Emirates

Ins: Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors), Rory Sutherland (Movistar Team), Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha-Alpecin), Sven Erik Bystrom (Team Katusha-Alpecin), Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team)

Outs: Sacha Modolo (Cannondale-Drapac), Louis Meintjes (Team Dimension Data), Matej Mohorič (Bahrain-Merida), Andrea Guardini (Bardiani-CSF), Marko Kump (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)

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