The 15th of September is over but we still wait for the complete roster of the new-old team I call 'Bob'. We knew meanwhile that Andy and Frank Schleck, Fabian Cancellara and Jakob Fuglsang will stay and Lauren Didier will come. Jens Voight is told to stay too - for 1 year at least. Some people will come from Radio Shack and many people will move away from LEOPARD TREK. According to http://www.lequotidien.lu/les-sports/28023.html Français Geoffroy Lequatre (RS) goes to Bretagne-Schuller, Brice Feillu (LT) to Saur-Sojasun, Anders Lund, Martin Mortensen and Martin Perdersen to Christina Watches-Onfone (with Michael Rasmussen EHM). Not exactly an exciting future and probably not a great experience. Le Quotidien adds some rumors linking in some way Bob Jungels to Bruyneel - in a new U23 or Continental Lux team... with the aim to bring him to 'Bob' as soon as possible and to assure it a more Luxembourgish profile.
You know I don't like rumors and prefer to wait for official news, but I'm disappointed and worried about all those good riders introduced like heros less then one years ago and now sent away like old shoes. Not nice.
BDW 1 There is an article about 'Bob' and Schleck(s) also here: http://www.wort.lu/wort/web/sport/artikel/2011/10/164357/schleck-brueder-wir-haben-eine-sehr-starke-mannschaft.php
BDW 2 I re-tweeted Jonny Bellis' blog on Velonation and heart nothing since that from/about him. I really hope that in a cycling world ready to give a job to guys like Riccò, Rebellin, DiLuca or similar a 23 years rider who already won so much and had his career ruined by a car accident could find a team too. I think his friend Cavendish could spend a word for him and the UK cycling fed should also do something instead of deleting him from his program. Bad time for everybody, I know. Good luck all!