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The 10 most interesting transfers for the 2024 cycling season

The 2024 cycling season is here! A lot of teams have strengthened their rosters with either some young blood or a wisely experienced old fox during the 2023 off-season. Let's take a look at some of the transfers to watch in the men's peloton!

Magnus Cort

The Danish Dynamite King Cort fresh off a solid season picking up a victory on the 10th stage of the Giro to complete his Grand Tour treble. Swapping the pretty pink of EF-Education, Magnus has signed a three-year contract until the end of the 2026 season at Uno-X Mobility. An impressive acquisition for any team due to his winning pedigree in Grand Tours with ten victories. Will he be able to deliver that elusive first Grand Tour victory in the 2024 season? I certainly think he will.

Nils Politt

Watts machine Nils Politt has signed a three-year contract with UAE Team Emirates after a successful three years with BORA – hansgrohe. Nils is going to play an instrumental role in any success that Pogacar may have this year. He is truly what UAE Team Emirates was missing last year in the Grand Tours, simply because they lacked a rider to do any ‘dirty work’ controlling the breakaways. Politt can keep his Slovenian leader sheltered from the wind and keep him at the front of the peloton during the flatter stages. I am sure his famous white teeth are going to become a familiar sight as he produces out of this world power performances!

Primoz Roglic

After multiple years of success at Team Jumbo-Visma, Primoz has decided to take a step in a different direction in the almighty attempt to succeed once and for all in the Tour de France. Primoz joins BORA - hansgrohe on a two-year deal. It definitely was the right time for Primoz to leave Team Jumbo-Visma, due to the lack of opportunity he would have had to fight for the Tour de France in the coming years as the dominance of Jonas Vingegaard would simply block that. Having a fresh start at a team with tremendous climbing domestiques, we are going to see a rejuvenated Primoz in 2024. Hopefully we get to see a big fight for the famous Maillot Jaune.

Having a fresh start at a team with tremendous climbing domestiques, we are going to see a rejuvenated Primoz in 2024

Cian Uijtdebroeks

The sagas of all transfer sagas finally came to an end and promising talent Cian Uijtdebroeks has found a new home at Team Visma | Lease a Bike. I for one am super excited for this signing as the potential talent that Cian has is on a Grand Tour winning level. That combined with his attitude is a match made in heaven. His first Grand Tour for Team Visma | Lease a Bike will be at this year's Giro. He'll get the freedom to go for a stage win and a good result in GC.

António Morgado

Portuguese ‘Wonderkid’ António Morgado (19) has made the huge step up from the talent factory of Hagens Berman Axeon to sign a four-year contract at UAE Team Emirates. We don’t have long to wait as Morgado finds himself in action in the Tour Down Under, commencing on the 16th of January. For fellow Pro Cycling Manager players, if he lives up to how good he becomes on that game a star is going to be born!

Isaac Del Toro

After mentioning one young talent that UAE Team Emirates has acquired, we move onto another one. Isaac Del Toro (20). The young man that was wanted by the entire pro peloton, had an astronomical rise in 2023 where he completely wiped the floor in the Tour de l’Avenir picking up all four jerseys! Just like Morgado, Del Toro will be competing in the Tour Down Under. Make sure to watch out for him up both Willunga Hill and Mount Lofty.

Tao Geoghegan Hart

Former Giro winner Tao Geoghegan Hart has made the switch to Lidl-Trek for the 2024 season signing a three-year contract after being a part of the Ineos/Team Sky setup since 2015. Tao is still recovering from an horrific femur fracture on Stage 11 of the 2023 Giro, where he had a huge chance of becoming a two-time winner as he was sitting third. His mental strength, resilience and talent is going to be a key scalp for Lidl- Trek in the upcoming season and with the right support of riders around him it can become a promising acquisition.

Mikel Landa

Experienced Spaniard Mikel Landa has joined the Wolfpack for the 2024 and 2025 season and what an acquisition this could be for Remco Evenepoel in his attempts for eternal glory at the Tour de France. Mikel Landa will definitely have his own aspirations for the upcoming season, but I am pretty sure Mikel will be Remco’s last man standing on the important climbs during Tour de France.

Jonathan Milan

Moving over to a sprinter this time, that being Jonathan Milan. Leaving Bahrain Victorious to join Lidl-Trek. This guy is an absolute machine to put it lightly. In 2023 he won a Grand Tour stage for the first time and picked up the points jersey at the Giro in the process. The foundations for an amazing 2024 season have been laid and with help from another new signing, super domestique Tim Declercq, Milan will be atop of the podium many times in 2024.

Young Tulett wants to gain experience when it comes to Grand Tours. Is there a better team to do so?

Ben Tulett

A rider who has the potential to have a solid season in 2024 as he definitely has the talent to demonstrate he can compete at a high level. He joins Team Visma | Lease a Bike from INEOS Grenadiers on a two-year contract. So far in 2024 he is confirmed to start in the Vuelta along with Kuss, Vingegaard and Van Aert. Young Tulett wants to gain experience when it comes to Grand Tours. Is there a better team to do so? With the setup that Team Visma | Lease a Bike has it will enable Ben to flourish even further as he has the ability to do what Vinegegaard did in terms of development.

Watch the Domestique Cycling Podcast episode in which we discussed the most interesting transfers for the 2024 season:


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