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by spdntrxi

do other euro countries have a joke day like April fools ? For example Spain was Dec 28th.
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by Dan Gerous

MVDP has contracts with both Canyon and Corendon-Circus, which will be known as Alpecin-Fenix in a few days, the team continues to build up around Mathieu for 2020 as confirmed by Canyon boss Roman Arnold just a few days ago. No way he will break both contracts. QuickStep have pretty much spent their whole rider budget for 2020 already anyway (they had to let go of Gilbert and Viviani to be able to afford keeping Alaphilippe, used the pocket change to sign Bennett). Even with Specialized's money, I doubt they could afford Mathieu's big salary plus the ridiculously high amount the Rodhooft brothers and Canyon would ask to release him from his long term contracts.

He's racing in Baal January 1st but the team has an official launch event on January 3rd if I recall.

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by TurboKoo

Also MVDP owns big chunk of his team so that would be highly unlikely.
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by ALAN Carbon+

Also not that likey given mvdp has made it fairly well known that one of his priorities for 2020 is MTB at the Tokyo Olympics.

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by jesper2913

If QS broke the news too early it might mean, that "next year" will be 2021. And honestly, if you want to maximize your outcome with MVDP, you cant have a team like Correndon Circus helping him in the big road races. You need top of the line domestiques.

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by ooo

jesper2913 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:28 pm
jesper2913 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:14 pm

What´s this now??
It was visable on Deceuninck Quicksteps website for 4 minutes before they removed it.
it was posted on fake twitter account @deceuninckqstep
it was not posted on real twitter account @deceuninck_qst
fake twitter account @deceuninckqstep now banned and deleted


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by spdntrxi

fake account possibly Spanish.. 2d ago in Spain is basically like April fools days for us yanks.. makes sense now.
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