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ICL 20 - Teams

This thread is for team presentation and HQ like posts. You can also discuss team updates right in this thread. Reserve yourself already a main post, which will be linked in the second post.

Based on a points system there will be a small amount of money awarded for the next season. A maximum of 10 points can be reached. One point will give a budget bonus of 20 in the next season. Each update in this thread will give a point. There won't be long essays required, a short update with a few sentences containing the latest results, the upcoming races, a new signed rider or anything noteworthy would be enough. Also considered for this will be posts in the, not yet opened, Previews&Statistics post. A season preview can even give several points: Detailed Season Preview (4 pts), Numbers based Preview (3 pts)

Generally I don't want to give very active people with lots of time too much of a benefit. Everyone that stays just a little bit active over the whole season should be able to get the full bonus easily. To achieve one point you won't have to spend longer than 5 minutes, which should be possible for everyone in the game.
Only for reserving a post in this thread right away for your team you'll already get 1 point. I'll link the main post for each team in the second post. Updating the team post with your team roster after the transfer season will give you another point.
Edited by Croatia14 on 17-11-2020 23:05
World Tour 2020
Allianz-BMW Cycling TeamABCjaxika
Baku Synergy Plus BSPOZrocker
CCC Sprandi PolkowiceCCCdominox
Ceramica Panaria - Autogrill - CipolliniCPAkrisa
Credit SuisseCREVali
Deutsche BahnDEBAbhishekLFC
Équipe Cycliste PeugeotPEUMarcovdw
Filliers - Mora Pro Cycling TeamFILOllfardh
Grupo Argos - QualaGAQCroatia14
KBC - GodivaKBCUlrich Ulriksen
Liberty SegurosLYSShonak
Santos - EuskadiEUSjandal7
Sevilla Cycling TeamSEVjavibozada
Suntory Lucozade SportSLSDaveTwoBob
Team BPTBPRipley
Vegeta Cycling TeamVCTSSJ2Luigi
Continental Tour 2020
Bosch Cycling TeamBCTcio93
Brugse Zot - TrekBZTdf_Trek
Cadejo - Bike Xpress CBXBardas
Education First x Palace - Nippo EF1valverde321
Equinor Pro Cycling TeamEPChillis91
Guiness Cycling p/b BlackBerryGBBbaseballlover312
ICBC Cyling TeamICB-
Latvijas Balzams - OlainfarmLBOLaurens147
Magnum - MadshusMMANemolito
Millenium - LATAM AirlinesMLAliefwarrior
Nordea Bank – SAPNDBForever the Best
Pedal Africa for QhubekaPAQthe_hoyle
Polestar ProCycling p/b TelenorPPCivaneurope
Shell Pro CyclingSHLjseadog1
Strava - AvantiSTVScatmaster111
Team Cymru WalesTCWsutty68
Tierra del FuegoTDFFabianski
Trans Cycling TeamTCTTinxiaS
VIP MobileVIPredordead
VisitUkraine p/b NemiroffVUKfjhoekie
U23 2020
Alpine BoysALPVali
Aru4Ever - CPACPAkrisa
Astana U23ASTbikex
Aviva Futura ProjectAFPRipley
BlackBerry Limited U23BBUbaseballlover312
Bora - Argon18 Development TeamBARjaxika
Deutsche Bahn Development TeamDBDAbhishekLFC
EF Cycling SchoolEFSvalverde321
Équipe Development CitroënCITMarcovdw
Giant Asia Racing TeamGIAOZrocker
KBC – 23K23Ulrich Ulriksen
La FundaciónFUNShonak
LBO Development TeamLDTLaurens147
Los GauchitosGAUFabianski
Magnum - Madshus YoungstersMMYNemolito
Omroep Zeeland - Lammerts Youth TeamOZLdf_Trek
Podravka Cycling TeamPCTSSJ2Luigi
PureBlack RacingPBRjandal7
Reizen Waes - Pinkpop Development TeamRWPOllfardh
Síragon ProjectSIRCroatia14
Suntory OranginaSORDaveTwoBob
Team PrivatbankTPBfjhoekie
Telenor Youth Team p/b PolestarTYTivaneurope

Edited by Croatia14 on 21-02-2021 13:54


Brugse Zot - Trek is a recently born team based in Brugge, in West-Vlaanderen, where the beer Brugse Zot is brewed from De Halve Maan, the only Brewery survived in the historical center of the city. The owner of the team was fascinated by the cycling event that involved Brugge in recent past: De Ronde, and the dream (and why not, the aim) was immediatly to bring back the Trophy, where for many years race started.
This project wasn't possible without cooperation of one of the biggest brands among cycling, Trek, that from years winks to Belgium and northern classics.

Sponsors Goals

Main Country

Other Countries
USA, Netherlands, Luxembourg

Race Focus
Northern Classics


The Team

QuintenAarts24northern specialistdomestique160
JanBakelants34all rounderdomestique220
StigBroeckx30northern specialistfree role390
TimDeclercq31northern specialistfree role255
CharlesEngeldinger26climberfree role505
DennisHall25all rounderdomestique100
MaximeMonfort37all rounderdomestique100
TaylorPhinney30TT/northern specialistleader1290
JasperStuyven28northern specialistfree role410
AndrewTalansky32all rounderGC leader535
BrianVan Goethem29rouleurlead-out man120
StefVan Zummeren29time trialistdomestique100


Omloop Het NieuwsbladWTTaylor Phinney
Critérium International2nd stageCT.2Andrew Talansky
Tour of South Africa4th stageCT.2 Charles Engeldinger
Tour of South Africa10th stageCT.2 Charles Engeldinger
Rheden GPCT.2Taylor Phinney
VDK-Driedaagse De Panne4th stageCT.2Taylor Phinney
VDK-Driedaagse De PanneGCCT.2Taylor Phinney
VDK-Driedaagse De PannePoints CT.2Taylor Phinney
Aleko VitošaCT.2Brian Van Goethem
Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt5th stageCT.2 Charles Engeldinger
Rheinland-Pfalz RundfahrtGCCT.2 Charles Engeldinger
Tour d'Andorra2nd stageCT.2 Charles Engeldinger
Kigali GPCT.2Taylor Phinney
Volta a Portugal1st stageCT.2Andrew Talansky
Tour of Vancouver1st stageCT.1Andrew Talansky
World Ports ClassicPoints CT.1Taylor Phinney
Baltic Chain Tour1st stageCT.1Taylor Phinney
Eneco TourGCWTTaylor Phinney
Cigar City ClassicCT.2Taylor Phinney

Omroep Zeeland - Lammerts Youth Team


GillisDen Haag21time trialist100
GeofferyJanssens22northern specialist100

2019 season

The Team

QuintenAarts23northern specialistdomestique100
JanBakelants33all rounderlieutenant220
StigBroeckx29northern specialistfree role350
TimDeclercq30northern specialistfree role230
MaximeMonfort36all rounderroad captain100
JasperStuyven27northern specialistfree role460
NikiTerpstra35northern specialistfree role340
BrianVan Goethem28rouleurlead-out man110
JelleWallays30puncheurfree role320


La Tropicale Amissa Bongo7th stageMoreno Hofland3rd
Volta ao Algarve4th stageGaetan Bille3rd
Vuelta a Mallorca3rd stageJelle Vanendert2nd
Vuelta a MallorcaGCJelle Vanendert2nd
Kobenhavn ByrundturclassicMoreno Hofland1st
Kobenhavn ByrundturclassicGaetan Bille3rd
Rheden GPclassicJasper Stuyven1st
4 Jours de Dunkerque4th stageWillem Wauters1st
Aleko VitosaclassicTim Declercq1st
Amgen Tour of California4th stageGaetan Bille3rd
Tour des Fjords4th stageRomain Zingle1st
Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt1st stageMoreno Hofland1st
Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt3rd stageJelle Vanendert2nd
Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt5th stageJelle Vanendert2nd
Rheinland-Pfalz RundfahrtGCJelle Vanendert2nd
Circuit des Ardennes2nd stageTTT3rd
Circuit des Ardennes3rd stageTim Declercq1st
Circuit des Ardennes4th stageMoreno Hofland3rd
Circuit des ArdennesPoint ClassificationTim Declercq1st
Volta a Portugal8th stagePit Schlechter2nd
Kigali GPclassicStig Broeckx3rd
Circulo de Juarez5th stageMoreno Hofland2nd
Eneco Tour2nd stageMoreno Hofland2nd
Eneco Tour5th stageJan Bakelants3rd
Eneco Tour7th stageTim Declercq3rd
Tour de Pologne2nd stageGaetan Bille3rd
Tour de Pologne4th stageGaetan Bille3rd
Cigar City ClassicclassicJasper Stuyven1st
Belgium NCclassicJan Bakelants2nd
Belgium ITT NCclassicGaetan Bille2nd


15/09: First two riders sign for Brugse Zot - Trek
21/10: Former Tour de France champion Andy Schleck will ride for Brugse Zot - Trek
23/10: 2019 roster: the cobbles squad is likely done
31/10: Brugse Zot - Trek team presentation expected on 11th November

Edited by df_Trek on 19-06-2021 17:40

---Team BP 2020


Team History
2018Aviva Cycling TeamCT3rd
2019Aviva Cycling TeamWT7th
2020Team BPWT3rd

After two very successful seasons as the Aviva Cycling Team we attracted an even bigger sponsor and will now be known as Team BP. The sponsor has commited himself to a carbon neutral goal by 2050 and wants to promote it with help of a professional cycling team. Our other partners are also British, the frames are made by Boardman, the wheels by Black Inc. and the apparel is provided by Rapha.

2019 was an excellent year for us, many of our riders performed beyond reasonable expectations. This also led to some rather high wage demands, especially from our two best Brits, Thomas and Geoghegan Hart, and we had to let them go during renewals.

Our transfer season was very successful, we hired the world class riders Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish, re-hired Tao Hart and added young talents and great domestiques. We lost a bit of depth in the process which we hope to rebuild in the future.

Team BP 2020 Squad

Nikias ArndtSprinter76.1340296
Edward BirchDomestique71.6100265
Jorge Cano GonzalezClimber74.6245246
Mark CavendishCaptain Sprints80.11125356
Mark ChristianDomestique72.9140305
Michael CumingDomestique72.5135305
Jonathan DibbenCobbler76.0350266
Florian DiederichTalent72.3115226
Rubén FernándezStage Racer76.4420296
Gonzalo GarciaPuncheur73.3150245
Tao Geoghegan HartStage Racer76.7505256
Alexis GuerinClimber74.4210285
Lasse Norman HansenDomestique72.6130285
Gao LeiTalent72.8145236
James Lowsley-WilliamsDomestique72.6120284
Rafal MajkaCaptain Mountains80.71240317
Philip McCluskeyDomestique72.5120255
Travis MeyerDomestique72.7130315
Lukas PöstlbergerAllrounder74.9250285
Peter SaganCaptain Classics80.01915306
Jordi SimónClimber74.5225305
Ian StannardCobbler76.3410335
Dennis van WindenDomestique72.2110334
Stefan van WindenDomestique71.8100316
Martin WagnerSprinter74.6230246

Race Planning 2020


Results Overview 2020

JanuaryWTPalm ClassicSagan3rd
WTTour of ToowoombaD. v. Winden36th
CT.2Christchurch - AkaroaDiederich42nd
FebruaryWTVuelta Ciclista al Pais VascoMajka7th
Majka1 stage
MarchWTOmloop Het NieuwsbladSagan4th
CT.2Clasica IbericaGarcia27th
CT.1Clasica di Tirreno - AdriaticoSagan10th
WTStrade BiancheSagan5th
CT.1Roma MaximaSagan1st
WTVuelta a TachiraTao Hart10th
Tao HartU25
WTMilano - SanremoCavendish2nd
CT.1Dwars door VlaanderenDibben20th
WTE3 Prijs Vlaanderen - HarelbekeSagan1st
WTGent - WevelgemCavendish2nd
AprilCT.1Wallonië PrijsMcCluskey40th
WTRonde van VlaanderenSagan9th
WTSter ZLM TourCavendish6th
Cavendish1 stage
WTParis - RoubaixSagan1st
WTTrofeo CampaniaHansen21st
WTAmstel Gold RaceSagan3rd
WTLa Flèche WallonneSagan13th
WTLiège - Bastogne - LiègeSagan11th
MayCT.2Aleko VitošaHansen8th
WTUniversity of Lincoln GPSagan1st
WTGiro d'ItaliaTao Hart11th
Simon1 stage
Tao HartU25
WTGrand Prix of SochiMajka2nd
Majka1 stage
JuneWTDeutschland TourSagan4th
WTVuelta a GuatemalaMajka2nd
Majka2 stages
WTTour of Mount FujiFernandez30th
McCluskey1 stage
CT.1GP LuxembourgSagan8th
CT.1Tour de SuisseLowsley46th
Garcia1 stage
CT.2Circuit des ArdennesBirch30th
JulyWTAsmara CupSagan6th
WTTour de FranceMajka3rd
Majka1 stage
Tao HartU25
AugustCT.1Clasica Ciclista San SebastianSagan5th
CT.2RideLondon–Surrey ClassicCuming21st
WTTour of Northern EuropeCavendish33rd
WTCourse du Lac d'AnnecyMajka4th
CT.2Tour do RioSimon17th
WTVattenfall CyclassicsCavendish3rd
WTEneco TourSagan3rd
Sagan1 stage
OGOlympic Games Road RaceSagan5th
OGOlympic Games ITTMajka7th
SeptemberWTVuelta a EspañaFernandez16th
Cuming1 stage
CT.1Tour of BritainPöstlberger8th
S. v. Winden1 stage
WTCourse de la PaixMajka10th
WTQuebec Sprint ChallengeCavendish13th
CT.1Richmond CriteriumSagan2nd
WTVirginia Chrono TourMeyer32nd
OctoberCT.1Tre Valli VaresinePöstlberger33rd
WTBucaramanga ClassicSagan7th
WTParis - ToursCavendish3rd
WTIl LombardiaMajka15th
CT.1Japan CupStannard31st
WTWorld TTT Championships17th
WCU23 ITTGao Lei3rd
WCElite Road RaceCavendish1st
NCSlovakia RRSagan1st
NCDominican Republic ITTRodriguez1st

---Aviva Futura Project 2020


Aviva remains the sponsor of our development team. Last season was learning the ropes, we scouted Britain seriously this time around and picked up four talents. The gem is Wayne Richards, he is just 19 years old but could become a world class sprinter one day. The other three are less exciting, Broomhead will be the better sprinter in 2020, Shelton is a solid puncher, but Grimsdell a rather weak climber.

We retained the service of Max Fritsch, who is now among the best stage racers in the U23 and should reap a few good results which were sorely missing in 2019. We also picked up Hill, Rodriguez and Rakotonjanahary.

Aviva Futura Project 2020 Squad

Peter Broomhead68.5Sprinter100215
Max Fritsch72.0Stage Racer110235
Jim Grimsdell67.6Climber100215
David Hill68.0Time Trials100215
Kevin Rakotonjanahary69.5Puncheur100215
Wayne Richards66.5Sprinter160197
Agustín Rodriguez65.4Allrounder100196
Andrew Shelton70.2Puncheur100225

Aviva Futura Results Overview 2020

JanuaryU23Copa America de CiclismoBroomhead25th
CT.2Tour d'IndonesiaFritsch16th
FebruaryU23Tour of BishkekFritsch5th
MarchU23Paris - Roubaix U23Shelton3rd
AprilU23Ronde van Vlaanderen EspoirsShelton25th
U23ZLM TourFritsch45th
U23GP Palio del ReciotoFritsch5th
U23Liége - Bastogne - Liège EspoirsFritsch13th
MayU23Rund um den Finanzplatz U23Shelton42nd
U23Giro Valle d'AostaFritsch4th
Fritsch1 stage
CT.2Amgen Tour of CaliforniaFritsch59th
U23Rutland - MeltonShelton34th
JuneU23Tour de BerlinFritsch9th
U23Coupe des Nations Ville SaguenayRakoton35th
JulyCT.2Volta a PortugalFritsch31st
U23Chrono San MichelFritsch12th
CT.2Circulo de JuarezShelton47th
AugustCT.2RideLondon–Surrey ClassicRakoton81st
U23Mauritius Sun TourFritsch17th
SeptemberU23Cascade Cycling ClassicFritsch6th
CT.1Tour of BritainFritsch36th
U23Tour de l'AvenirFritsch6th
OctoberU23Piccolo LombardiaShelton31st
U23Paris-Tours EspoirsRakoton20th

Edited by Ripley on 18-04-2022 07:30

Suntory Lucozade Sport

Welcome to the Headquarters of Suntory Lucozade Sport Pro Tour Cycling Team and Suntory Orangina Development Team for the PCM Daily ICL Story Game for 2020 season.

Team History

2015 Eurosport Pepsi CT 1st
2016 Eurosport Pepsi WT10th
2017 Suntory Lucozade Sport WT 8th
2017 Suntory Orangina U23 6th
2018Suntory Lucozade Sport WT 10th
2018 Suntory Orangina U231st
2019 Suntory Lucozade Sport WT 9th
2019 Suntory Orangina U23 1st

Sponsors Suntory are a Japanese brewing and distilling company group. Established in 1899, it is one of the oldest companies in the distribution of alcoholic beverages in Japan, and makes Japanese whisky. Its business has expanded into soft drinks owning Lucozade, Orangina and Ribena. Suntory is headquartered in Osaka.

We are very lucky to have our shirt designed by the great graphic artist Bikex Smile





Transfers In Scouting

Peter Amiel
Florian Le Jeune
Jonathan Wright




Manager DaveTwoBob was looking to generate some development funds and therefore took a hard look at the squad and the points they earned. He decided anyone not contributing points or having low potential had to go.

During negotiations The Manx Missile turned down an offer of 1200 which meant we had to part company with the aging sprinter. This day had to come soon and it opened an opportunity to fill a long-standing team issue and recruit a decent cobbler.

To generate some more development funds, hill sprinter Rick Zabel was sold to Tierra del Fuego where we hope he can contribute to a promotion bid with his new team.



Romain Bardet is now the highest average rider in ICL after his development into a world class Puncheur. We will be expecting to win some one-day classics as a result, however his reduction in race days is a concern.
Developed by the team, stage racer Clément Chevrier will be covering Grand Tours not attended by Bardet.
Romain and Clément will be supported by Manx rider Peter Kennaugh brought in from Free Agency to boost our Hill depth.

New recruit Juris Eisaks gives Suntory the prospect of scoring some decent points over the cobbles. He is only 26 years old so could be our cobbles leader for years, especially if we can negotiate his wage down next season. Juris will be supported by Jens Keukeleire, Edward Smith and Eliot Lietaer.

Sprinting duties now fall to Mads Pedersen and he will be a busy man as he also covers the Classics. Leadouts will be provided by future sprint star David Meyer.

TT leader Michael Hepburn worked hard on his Mountain Climbing in the off season and is now a very useful GT domestique. We released a couple of good TT riders and replaced them with bargain TTer Ilnur Zakarin. Our TTT squad is slightly weaker and a lot cheaper.

Suntory recruited 5 cheap domestiques to replace the higher cost riders who were released. These are
Garikoitz Bravo (MO73, HIL73, Wage 130)
Stephan Rabitsch (FLAT74, FIGHT75, Wage 120)
Alexander Foliforov (MO73, FIGHT75, Wage 120)
Sho Hatsuyama (MO73, Wage 110)
Johan Le Bon (FLAT75, TT72, Wage 105)

The Suntory squad has been weakened by the loss of Cav and will be relying heavily on Bardet for points. The money saved on wages will be invested in rider development which we hope will have a better long-term benefit rather than recruiting a sub-top rider.

Senior Team Roster
New riders highlighted in green.


Suntory Orangina are the defending champions and we have another strong squad for this season.

Salif Mane is a great sprinter but there was no place for Ricardo Padilla in the Dev Squad which means no leadout although there are some riders with decent Flat to chase a break.

Luis Crawford and Murjikneli Gochashvili have stage races well covered.

Future TT GOAT (according to Shonak) Jonathan Wright can already perform in the race of truth at the tender age of 20.

Cobbles are covered by Mark Safford who can perform on the pave but not much else.

Suntory Orangina have a squad that covers all the terrains and will mount a strong defence of the title. However, there is a bit of a gap with no riders aged 22, next year may be a different story.

Dev Team Roster
New riders highlighted in orange
Edited by DaveTwoBob on 28-01-2021 18:46
Manager of Renault Classic [ICL]
Manager of Kraftwerk Man Machine [Man Game]
Liberty Seguros 2020


2014Liberty Seguros - Würth1(8275Pts.)2(9450Pts.)WT
2015Liberty Seguros - Würth5(7586Pts.)5(8255Pts.)WT
2016Illes Balears7(7705Pts.)6(9473Pts.)WT
2017Illes Balears7(6946Pts.)7(8394Pts.)WT
2018Liberty Seguros4(8621Pts.)3(9800Pts.)WT
2019Liberty Seguros6(6761Pts.)9(7326Pts.)WT

La Fundación 2020

2015La Fundación48(152Pts.)13(322Pts.)49(474Pts.)U23
2016La Fundación47(97Pts.)2(716Pts.)39(813Pts.)U23
2017La Fundación48(91Pts.)7(608Pts.)45(699Pts.)U23
2018La Fundación52(51Pts.)16(175Pts.)56(226Pts.)U23
2019La Fundación42(232Pts.)7(599Pts)43(831Pts.)U23
Magnum - Madshus
As of the 2020 season, a new Danish - Norwegian formation, Magnum - Madshus, will join the ICL. Apart from those two nationalities the focus will also be on other Nordic countries such as Sweden, Finland and Iceland. The team management contacted world famous jersey maker krisa in order to create something interesting, and he got us exactly what we were looking for. Not even did he design the jersey, he also found the team some extra Danish sponsors thanks to his many connections: Donkey Republic and CeramicSpeed.


2020 roster

Race Month Category M&M leader(s)
Tour d'Indonesia January CT.2 Nerz
Christchurch - Akaroa January CT.2 Rui Costa
Volta oa Algarve February CT.2 Rui Costa, Quaade
Tour de San Luis February CT.2 Rui Costa, Robert
Omloop het Nieuwsblad March WT Van Avermaet
Clasica Iberica March CT.2 Rui Costa
Roma Maxima March CT.1 Rui Costa,
Paris - Nice March CT.1 Nerz
Istrian Spring Trophy March CT.1 Rui Costa, Robert
Dwars door Vlaanderen March CT.1 Van Avermaet
E3 Prijs March WT Van Avermaet
Wallonië Prijs April CT.1 Rui Costa
Ronde van Vlaanderen April WT Van Avermaet
Paris - Roubaix March WT Van Avermaet
Driedaagse de Panne April CT.2 Van Avermaet, Robert
Giro del Trentino April CT.1 Nerz, Kreuziger
Rheden GP April CT.2 Van Avermaet
Trofeo Campania April WT Quaade
4 jours de Dunkerque April CT.2 Van Avermaet, Robert
Tour de Romandie May CT.2 Nerz, Robert
Aleko Vitosa May CT.2 Juul-Jensen?
Lincoln GP May WT Van Avermaet
Copenhagen - Malmo May CT.2 Quaade
La Jurassaine June CT.1 Nerz
GP Luxembourg June CT.1 Quaade
Tour de Suisse June CT.1 Nerz, Robert
Circuit des Ardennes June CT.2 Nerz, Rui Costa
Le Géant de Provence June CT.2 Kreuziger
Österreich - Rundfahrt July CT.1 Kreuziger
Kigali GP July CT.2 Van Avermaet
Volta a Portugal July CT.2 Quaade, Robert
Tour of Vancouver July CT.1 Nerz, Quaade
Clasica San Sebastian August CT.1 Rui Costa
Tour de Pologne August CT.1 Rui Costa, Quaade
GP San José August CT.1 Rui Costa
Usa Pro Cycling August CT.1 Nerz, Robert
Criterium Hainleite August CT.2 Van Avermaet
Eneco Tour August WT Van Avermaet
Post Danmark Rundt August CT.2 Quaade, Robert
Cigar City Classic September CT.2 Van Avermaet
Richmond Criterium September CT.1 Van Avermaet
Qinghai Lake September CT.2 Kreuziger
GP Québec September CT.2 Rui Costa
GP Montréal September CT.2 Rui Costa
Te Valli Varesine October CT.1 Rui Costa
Milano - Torino October CT.1 Rui Costa
Giro dell'Emilia October CT.1 Rui Costa
Chrono des Nations October CT.1 Quaade
Japan Cup October CT.1 Rui Costa

U23 roster

U23 Calendar
Race Month Category MMY leader(s)
Copa America de Ciclismo January U23 Free role
Tour of Bishkek February U23 Brundby, Welter
Paris - Roubaix March U23 Karlsson
Ronde Van Vlaanderen April U23 Karlsson
Tour of South Africa April CT.2 Free role
ZLM Tour April U23 Karlsson
GP Palio del Recioto April U23 Brundby, Welter
Liège-Bastogne-Liège April U23 Brundby, Welter
Rund um den Finanzplatz May U23 Free role
Giro Valle d'Aosta May U23 Brundby, Welter
Amgen Tour of California May CT.2 Free role
Rutland - Melton May U23 Karlsson
Tour de Berlin June U23 Brundby, Welter
Coupe des Nations June U23 Brundby, Welter
Volta a Portugal July U23 Free role
Cascade Cycling Classic September U23 Brundby
Tour de l'Avenir September U23 Brundby, Welter
Piccolo Lombardia October U23 Brundby
Paris - Tours October U23 Brundby, Welter
Vuelta a Colombia October U23 Free role

Edited by Nemolito on 21-02-2021 20:57
Ulrich Ulriksen
We caught up with KBC - Godiva manager Willie McRettin at the Sahara Hotel in Svilengrad, a few days after the news that KBC was getting an unexpected promotion to the World Tour.

Willie, how did you feel when you first got the unexpected news?

First thought - one word - feckin terrified. Jesus, feckin, bloody, hell, little KBC in the World Tour. Its a bit like Robbie the Bruce fighting the feckin English in just his sporran. Racing against Argos, have you seen all the big lads on that team? Feck.

Second thought - feck it means I have lost my bet with Mihaylov, I have to go to Bulgaria and get drunk on Jack and Tonics. Do you think Sahara Hotel is an odd name for a hotel in Svilengrad? Nikolay thinks it is the best joke he has ever heard. He picks me up at the airport and we get to the hotel and says "Look McWillie, it is the Sahara Hotel on Kamchya street" He couldn't stop laughing for an hour. Great lad Nikkolay, but Jack and Tonic is filthy.

How do you feel now it has sunk in?

Its Jack and Tonic, for Christ's sake, it doesn't sink in.

I meant about the World Tour news

I feel that as soon as I have recovered from the celebration hangover it will be time to start drinking in preparation for getting fecked by all the other greedy bastards during renewals and transfers. Bastards at Filliers - Mora are out to get me just because I tried to steal Wellens and don't get me started on Santos.

Have you talked to the riders since the news?

Yup, we had a call, I told them they are all great lads and they had done great, great work and it had been just a great, excellent season. And it was all pretty jolly. Then I told them that it meant that most of them wouldn't be back, because well, lets face it, being a great lad only gets you so far in the feckin World Tour. Except Nikolay of course, he will always have a job, and Benoot, Hans at the bank is soft on him. And McCalmont sounds Scottish, so might have to keep him.

Before last season the pundits gave your team a shot at promotion but you were far more pessimistic, where do you think you under-estimated your team?

I always said they were great lads, just great. My grannie always said that your feet will never be wet if you start the week assuming the feckin moggie has already peed in your loafers. Always wore loafers my grannie.

Rumor has it you have reversed yourself and decided to operate an U23 team?

Well when a big, feckin Belgian bank comes to you and says, "Willie here is a big wad of cash to run a U23 team," what do you do? Anyway, I told Nikolay he could run it. At least it means I don't have to can Marcel the bartender [Ed - Marius Dieu]. And there are some great Scottish lads I have my eye on who might be good enough to deliver the bottles in U23s. So that is good.

Any thoughts for your fellow World Tour Managers?

Aye, take pity lads, take pity.
Edited by Ulrich Ulriksen on 18-01-2021 20:36
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Campbell Flakemore2877.36771797070
Angus Chapman2575.27673675763
Lachlan Morton2875.17573736061
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Team News



WT Palm Classic | Jan 11
CT.1 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo | Jan 21-27
WT Tour of Toowoomba | Jan 23-27
CT.2 Christchurch - Akaroa | Jan 29


CT.2 Volta ao Algarve | Feb 3-6
CT.1 Vuelta a Mallorca | Feb 13-16
CT.2 Tour de San Luis | Feb 14-20
CT.2 National Capital Tour | Feb 23-26


CT.2 Clasica Iberica | Mar 2
CT.1 Clasica di Tirreno - Adriatico | Mar 3
CT.1 Istrian Spring Trophy | Mar 20-23
WT Milan - Sanremo | Mar 22
CT.2 København Byrundtur | Mar 25


CT.2 Tour of South Africa | Apr 2-12
WT Ster ZLM Tour | Apr 6-10
WT Trofeo Campania | Apr 21


CT.2 Tour de Romandie | May 2-7
CT.1 Tour des Fjords | May 25-28
CT.1 Race Horizon Park | May 30
CT.2 Copenhagen - Malmö ITT | May 30
CT.1 GP Moscow | May 31


WT Deutschland Tour | Jun 2-9
CT.1 GP Luxembourg | Jun 10
CT.2 Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt | Jun 13-17


CT.2 Volta a Portugal | Jul 12-22
CT.1 Tour of Vancouver | Jul 24-30
CT.2 Circulo de Juarez | Jul 26-30


CT.1 World Ports Classic | Aug 1-2
CT.2 RideLondon-Surrey Classic | Aug 4
WT Tour of Northern Europe | Aug 5-12
CT.1 Baltic Chain Tour | Aug 16-20
CT.1 USA Pro Cycling Challenge | Aug 16-22
WT Vattenfall Cyclassics | Aug 22
CT.2 Criterium Hainleite | Aug 23


CT.2 Cigar City Classic | Sep 1
CT.2 Praha - Karlovy Vary - Praha | Sep 6
WT Quebec Sprint Challenge | Sep 23
CT.2 Qinghai Lake Cycle Cup | Sep 25
WT Virginia Chrono Tour | Sep 27-30


WT Paris - Tours | Oct 5
CT.2 Vuelta a Colombia | Oct 8-18
CT.1 Chrono des Nations | Oct 20
CT.1 Japan Cup | Oct 22

Edited by Scatmaster111 on 24-03-2021 16:16


Baku Synergy Plus - Team HQ

Welcome to our team HQ!

Baku Synergy Plus are the first Azeri team to compete in the ICL. Previously known as TVM Cycling Team, we have competed in the World Tour for several seasons and are aiming to improve after an underwhelming 2019 season.

Our major sponsor is the city of Baku, one of the major cities in Eurasia and the largest in the Caucasus region. Along with the Synergy Group and a number of other contributors, they came on board as part of our #saveteam43 campaign at the end of last year to ensure that our team would surive into 2020.

While we have a new major sponsor, many of the team's staff and riders remain from last year. Our team ethos remains the same as ever - we pride ourselves on teamwork, integrity and excellence both on the road and off.

Whatever the next year holds, we can't wait to share this new and exciting chapter with you, our loyal fans. We truly appreciate the support we have continued to receive, even when our future was uncertain. See you all soon!

Edited by OZrocker on 28-01-2021 12:11


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Edited by Marcovdw on 19-02-2021 21:09
Liberty Seguros Renewals and some Goodbyes

Due to weak performances in two of their sponsor races, Liege and Tour de France, LS management had to face some budget constraints this season.

In consequences, they had to drop a number of riders, most notably Pello Bilbao and cobble hopeful Roberto Romero Martinez.

i.imgur.com/IU3O2Bh.jpgRobert Romero Martinez winning stage 4 of Eneco Tour 2018

"We are sure that they will find a place in the peloton rather quickly and that we will see them in some interesting races", the manager was quoted and added, that he would be delighted to welcome them some of the riders back should the future - and a budget - allow for it.

On the upside, Liberty Seguros is pleased to confirm the retention of their two top leadersl, Vuelta 2018 winner Jesus Herrada and Liege 2018 winner Carlos Betancur. Furthermore, the team has managed to secure the renewal of its top talent, first and foremost Juan Pulido, Mathieu Van der Poel and Giuliano Garau.

Liberty management has confirmed that their open for transfer talks.
This post has been reserved for Polestar's teams in the 2020 ICL season

Edited by ivaneurope on 24-01-2021 18:05
Cearmica Panaria renewals

Van AsbroeckTom77.930550

22 riders have secured their contract for the 2020 ICL season, new In WT so guess we have to strengthen the squad a little more. Some guys agreed suprisingly low wages. Lets see what Aru can do, Van Asbroeck has grown a lot in the off-season so lets see what he can do as well.
Team BP Renewal News: Round 1

IN: Birch, McCluskey, Lowsley, Meyer, Dennis and Stefan van Winden, Fritsch
Very close: Majka, Fernandez, Stannard, Dibben, Christian, Cuming

OUT: Fuglsang, Valgren, Hardy, Duarte, Van der Sande, Bibby, all of jandal's "talents"
Nearly out: Geoghegan Hart

On the fence/waiting: Thomas, Schorn, Dowsett, Monsalve, Simon, Bertilsson, Garcia

It's hard to say goodbye to the riders. Fuglsang was our clear captain only two seasons ago, after his decline he'd still make a nice superdomestique, but certainly not at the wage he's still asking of us. Valgren is just a fantastic allrounder, 944 stat points in total, but he's just not good enough for the WT, CT teams should take a look. The same goes for Hardy, since punchers are fairly rare. Van der Sande did not disappoint, we won't forget he won the GP Montreal 2018, but it's time to move on. We were very happy with Bibby, maybe we should have let him ride his final season ahead of his retirement, but it's a good year to look for younger alternatives. Duarte was very disappointing and has declined a lot.

We made a very generous offer to Geoghegan Hart but he still wants substantially more. As much as we hate to see our second best scorer leave, plus he's a Brit, we probably won't make a better offer. We will contact him again as a free agent, I'm sure.

Thomas also wants a wage increase rather than the reduction we'd hoped for, despite dropping to COB 77, we will see if we can keep him. We are unsure about the rest of the list, all would stay for their min wage or only a little more. Dowsett would be no more than a mascot, but Schorn, Monsalve and Simon all offer excellent value-for-money, however, they are getting rather old. Gonzalo Garcia is the opposite, he's young but seems to be on track to become a Hardy or Valgren. These are tough decisions.

We're happy to have extended with many of our domestiques, all have improved nicely and should offer even better support next year. Fritsch will be the captain of the dev team. Majka will accept a wage reduction, which is a nice surprise. Ruben is very likely to stay, so are Stannard, Christian and Cuming. There's still a question mark behind Dibben, he didn't score well last year, remained at COB 76, even keeping him on his min wage is a luxury and yet he wants more... we'll see.

Deutsche Bahn
Back for our fourth season as a cycling team, we at Deutsche Bahn (erstwhile Lufthansa) will aim to build on our mid-table finish in the World Tour in the past couple of seasons, and push into the top half in the 2020 season. The team has undergone a revamp behind the scenes, with a new title sponsor and backroom staff hoping to bring a fresh approach on our journey.

Team Sponsors - Deutsche Bahn
After three years, our team sees a change in sponsorship with Deutsche Bahn taking over as sponsor of the main team, following the successful pilot of the Dev team last season with DB at the helm. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership and are excited about the coming season.

Equipment Sponsor: Canyon Frames, Shimano Wheels
Jersey Sponsor: Adidas

2020 Jersey



Team Focus
Primary Focus: Germany
Secondary Focus: Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein
Our focus regions remain the same with Germany being the primary focus, with the change in sponsorship having no effect on this aspect of our team-building. We have had excellent success scouting Austria for young talent and will continue to do the same. We are hopeful of making inroads into Switzerland as well, while our pet project in Liechtenstein is going steady with us giving a contract to the only rider from that nation in the ICL. We will also continue to scout and scour talent from across the globe in our attempt to move up the cycling hierarchy.

Team Roster - Post Renewals
John Degenkolb80.0Northern Classics/Sprinter
Simon Yates79.2Puncher
Joseph Dombrowski77.7Stage Racer
Michael Matthews77.6Sprinter
Lawson Craddock77.5Stage Racer
Jan Ghyselinck77.2Northern Classics
Raymond Kreder76.1Sprinter
Jan Hirt75.8Stage Racer
Gianluca Brambilla75.7Puncher
Luka Pibernik75.7All-Rounder
Phil Bauhaus75.6Leadout
Alexander Brus75.4Stage Racer
Jeroen Meijers74.8Climber
Zico Waeytens74.7All-Rounder
Oskar Svendsen74.5Time-Trialist
Nino Honigh74.5Northern Classics
Johannes Windischbauer73.6Leadout
Mads Würtz73.4All-Rounder
Matthias Krizek73.2Stage Racer
Julien Vermote73.1Time-Trialist
Mario Vogt72.5All-Rounder
Hans-Georg Nentwich72.5Climber
Ronan Van Zandbeek72.2All-Rounder
Casper Von Folsach71.0All-Rounder
David Andrich69.1Time-Trialist

Race Start Date End Date Category
Palm Classic1/11WT
Tour of Toowoomba1/231/27WT
Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco2/222/27WT
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad3/01WT
Clasica di Tirreno - Adriatico3/033/03CT.1
Strade Bianche3/053/05WT
Roma Maxima3/073/07CT.1
Vuelta a Tachira3/093/18WT
Milano - Sanremo3/22WT
Dwars door Vlaanderen3/25CT.1
København Byrundtur3/25CT.2
E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke3/28WT
Critérium International3/283/30CT.2
Gent - Wevelgem3/30WT
Wallonië Prijs4/02CT.1
Ronde van Vlaanderen4/04WT
Ster ZLM Tour4/064/10WT
Paris - Roubaix4/12WT
Rheden GP4/19CT.2
Trofeo Campania4/21WT
Amstel Gold Race4/23WT
La Flèche Wallonne4/25WT
Liège - Bastogne - Liège4/28WT
Aleko Vitoša5/03CT.2
University of Lincoln GP5/05WT
Giro d'Italia5/095/29WT
Grand Prix of Sochi5/175/21WT
Race Horizon Park5/30CT.1
GP Moscow5/31CT.1
Deutschland Tour6/026/09WT
Vuelta a Guatemala6/036/08WT
Tour of Mount Fuji6/056/09WT
Asmara Cup7/01WT
Tour de France7/017/21WT
Kigali GP7/10CT.2
Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian8/01CT.1
World Ports Classic8/018/02CT.1
RideLondon–Surrey Classic8/04CT.2
Tour of Northern Europe8/058/12WT
Course du Lac d'Annecy8/10WT
Gran Premio San José8/12CT.1
Baltic Chain Tour8/168/20CT.1
Vattenfall Cyclassics8/22WT
Criterium Hainleite8/23CT.2
Eneco Tour8/248/30WT
Vuelta a España9/019/21WT
Course de la Paix9/169/21WT
Quebec Sprint Challenge9/23WT
Richmond Criterium9/25CT.1
Virginia Chrono Tour9/279/30WT
Tre Valli Varesine10/01CT.1
Bucaramanga Classic10/03WT
Milano - Torino10/04CT.1
Paris - Tours10/05WT
Giro dell'Emilia10/06CT.1
Il Lombardia10/12WT
Japan Cup10/22CT.1
World TTT Championships10/24WT


Deutsche Bahn Development Team

Team Sponsors - Deutsche Bahn

Other Sponsors
Equipment Sponsor: Canyon Frames, Shimano Wheels
Jersey Sponsor: Adidas

2020 Jersey



Team Focus
Primary Focus: Germany
Secondary Focus: Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Team Roster
Pantheras Dimas72.0Talent
Jürgen Reuter71.8Talent
Carl Ilsanker71.4Talent
Tobias Krautberger70.0Talent
Lutz Berg69.6Talent
Joe Richter68.9Talent
Andreas Linz66.5Talent
Florian Lüttkenhaus64.1Talent

Race Start Date End Date Category
Copa America de Ciclismo1/11U23
Tour d'Indonesia1/141/19CT.2
Tour of Bishkek2/082/10U23
National Capital Tour2/232/26CT.2
Paris - Roubaix U233/27U23
Ronde van Vlaanderen Espoirs4/01U23
VDK-Driedaagse De Panne4/144/17CT.2
ZLM Tour4/18U23
GP Palio del Recioto4/21U23
4 Jours de Dunkerque4/234/27CT.2
Liége - Bastogne - Liège Espoirs4/28U23
Rund um den Finanzplatz U235/01U23
Giro Valle d'Aosta5/095/14U23
Rutland - Melton5/26U23
Tour de Berlin6/056/09U23
Tour d'Andorra6/196/23CT.2
Coupe des Nations Ville Saguenay6/276/29U23
Le Géant de Provence6/306/30CT.2
Chrono San Michel7/23U23
Circulo de Juarez7/267/30CT.2
Tour do Rio8/14CT.2
Mauritius Sun Tour8/178/19U23
Criterium Hainleite8/23CT.2
Cigar City Classic9/01CT.2
Cascade Cycling Classic9/029/05U23
Praha - Karlovy Vary - Praha9/06CT.2
Tour de l'Avenir9/169/23U23
Piccolo Lombardia10/03U23
Paris-Tours Espoirs10/05U23

Edited by AbhishekLFC on 20-02-2021 05:39
Team BP Renewal News: Round 2

IN: Majka, Dibben, Simon, Garcia, Christian, Cuming
Very close: Thomas, Stannard, Fernandez

OUT: Geoghegan Hart, Dowsett, Bertilsson

Still waiting: Schorn, Monsalve

We are very much relieved that Majka has put his signature under our second offer. He was the only rider we desperately needed to re-sign. Dibben has agreed to a pay cut, with Thomas and Stannard set to decline next season we're happy to keep him, he'll soon be the best Brit on cobbles, though a little underweight for the WT. Simon will remain an important domestique for the mountains. We don't expect much from Gonzalo Garcia, but we simply need more young riders. Christian and Cuming are great British domestiques.

As previously discussed, we decided against making Tao Hart a new offer. We're obviously unhappy to see him go, but it was financially prudent. While Thomas did not accept our second offer, which would have been a small raise of his current wage. We're getting close, but we won't offer much more, I'd rate the chance of keeping him 50:50. So we might lose two of our top 3 scorers! Stannard and Ruben will also need a final offer, we know how to play it safe with those two, but we might just gamble a little.

Dowsett's time with the team has come to an end. He was 4th in the WC ITT, but he's old, his results during the season were terrible, and so he's already dropped to TTR 75. Hopefully we'll find another good luck charm. Bertilsson is the last rider to be dropped in this round, maybe Polestar will pick him up, he's rock solid.

We still have not made Schorn and Monsalve an offer, we just cannot decide what to do with them. Hanging onto them would reduce the pressure during transfers, on the other hand we lose out on the chance to replace them with younger riders.

Wouldn't it be weird if you drop Fernandez after paying quite a fee for him last season, tbh?

"It’s a little bit scary when Contador attacks." - Tommy V
Yes it would. And Thomas, too, because he got a PoY. But there's more choice on the fa market this year - including Tao. That carries a risk, of course, I'll probably keep Ruben because I'm risk averse. With Thomas it's that he's demanding a bit too much for my taste. Yes, he scored well last season but his COB dropped, his AVG a bit., too. I think I won't offer the sum he'll definitely accept, though I feel what I will offer should be at least an 85% chance - the other 15% would be down to greed alone.Smile

Deutsche Bahn - Renewals

The team management would like to announce the outcome of renewals as we have concluded the process after three rounds of negotiation. Here are the list of riders retained and those released:

John Degenkolb
Simon Yates
Joseph Dombrowski
Michael Matthews
Raymond Kreder
Philip Lavery
Gianluca Brambilla
Phil Bauhaus
Heiner Parra
Jeroen Meijers
Zico Waeytens
Oskar Svendsen
Nino Honigh
Julian Runge
Johannes Windischbauer
Martin Jansen
Julien Vermote
Mario Vogt
Hans-Georg Nentwich
Ronan Van Zandbeek
Pantheras Dimas
Jürgen Reuter
Carl Ilsanker
Casper Von Folsach
Tobias Krautberger
Lutz Berg
David Andrich
Joe Richter
Andreas Linz (Scouted)
Florian Lüttkenhaus (Scouted)

Andrea Palini
Emanuel Buchmann
Marco Platania
Denis Kathmann
Emil Ritter

We are happy to announce that we renewed with all riders that we wanted to, at about 15% higher wages than we were hoping. We would like to thank the released riders for their contributions to the team in the past season(s) and wish them well in their careers going ahead.

We still have a decent budget left to try and improve the team in the transfer window. We need to sign 3 riders to complete our roster, main and development teams combined. The list of riders who'll ride in the development team will be decided after the transfer window is over.
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