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Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Friday 1.Dec 16:29, 2017
If not, there’s always a new Turgis to turn to :D

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Friday 1.Dec 16:28, 2017
New teams go after 17 existing, reverse order from first round of tonight’s draft.

What I want from santa is the ability to pick Hivert in the right races. And Albanese and Turgis to rediscover their form

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Friday 1.Dec 16:24, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
what i want from santa this year is better luck in the january draft. 3 of the 8 picks were out with injury or illness the entire season. and then scarponi was killed, samu got caught doping etc.

question for mr. kjepp about the main draft. how will the draft order be for the noobs? 17+7 teams, who goes first and last?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 1.Dec 12:57, 2017
7th Winter Fantasy Overall
About time to build up a new team from scratch then?

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Friday 1.Dec 12:14, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
my team was so shit i could only see value in keeping 18 of my riders despite the inflation. last year i kept 23

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Friday 1.Dec 00:25, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall

Steinvik [Skjelstadmark IL] Thursday 30.Nov 23:38, 2017
here are my renewed riders:

Bardet, Romain 2 years, new salary: $64
Giraud, Benjamin 2 years, new salary: $10
Cort, Magnus 2 years, new salary: $15
Jansen, Amund Grøndahl 2 years, new salary: $9
Kudus, Merhawi 2 years, new salary: $13
Pozdnyakov, Kirill 1 year, new salary: $4
Pung, Peeter 2 years, new salary: $2
Slagter, Tom Jelte 1 year, new salary: $15

and here are my released riders:

van der Sande, Tosh
McLay, Daniel
Planckaert, Baptiste
Grosu, Eduard Michael
Firsanov, Sergej
Bole, Grega
Bystrøm, Sven Erik

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Thursday 30.Nov 22:56, 2017
If I had Betancur as well, could've renamed the team Tits N Teeth. With only the German it would've been the homonymic Nils' Gnashers

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Thursday 30.Nov 22:53, 2017
Couldn't resist the teeth?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Thursday 30.Nov 22:48, 2017
I was going to steal Pollitt at his old wage..

ritlefant [Ritlefant] Thursday 30.Nov 22:42, 2017
Released riders:
Ramon Sinkeldam
Winner Anacona
Nick van der Lijke
Daniel Alexander Jaramillo
Boris Vallee
Rodolfo Andres Torres
Kevin Reza

Extended contracts:
Fernando Gaviria (60 pesos) 2019
Nils Politt (4 euro) 2019
Richard Carapaz (6 dollars) 2019
Jonathan Narvaez could have been given same extention, but has obviously not been enough drunk to perform at a high enough level yet.

Renewed contracts:
Juan Sebastian Molano (3 pesos) 2019
Jhonatan Restrepo (5 pesos) 2019
Emanuel Buchmann (15 euro) 2019

In addition none within the squad will be available for negotiations, any offers and suggestions will be ignored.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 30.Nov 22:33, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Thursday 30.Nov 22:28, 2017
1st Winter Fantasy Overall
the roster of GBC is updated on the teampage

ritlefant [Ritlefant] Thursday 30.Nov 21:46, 2017
Mine will come shortly.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Thursday 30.Nov 21:21, 2017
Only Ritlefant and Steinvik left :)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Thursday 30.Nov 21:07, 2017
Two years for Kiry is most noteworthy :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 30.Nov 20:58, 2017
7th Winter Fantasy Overall
My final decision about contract, all riders with 2017 contract mentioned:

New honorary member:
Haimar Zubeldia

Brent Bookwalter
Gustavo Cesar Veloso
Jose Goncalves
Andriey Kulyk
Daniel Moreno
Marco Zanoti

Carlos Betancur - $12 (2019)
Francesco Gavazzi $14 (2018)
Vasil Kiryienka $3 (2019)
Stefan Küng $17 (2019)
Jeremy Lecrocq $3 (2019)
Richie Porte $53 (2019)

Wage increase:
Jasper Stuyven - $25 (2019)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Thursday 30.Nov 15:07, 2017

Pauwels - 4$ (2018)
Rui Costa - 48$ (2019)
Castroviejo - 11$ (2018)
Chavanel - 12$ (2018)

Very unsure of those last two, but both had good seasons scoring well above the points/wage-average. Danger is Chavanel only focusing on his last tour and Castroviejo only doing grunt-work for Sky, but worth a one-season punt at a combined 23$ (though I see a lot of valuable prospects withtin that price range).

Nico "Cuckolded by Gadret" Roche - 10$ (2018)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Thursday 30.Nov 13:56, 2017
My fault neko, sorry!

neko [nibalies] Thursday 30.Nov 13:51, 2017
Epo: I already have released Dombrowski. In the 15. October , I have realeased Durbridge and Dombrowski.
Logreid: that is very big budget for draft :) It will be dangers for steeling.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Thursday 30.Nov 11:25, 2017
Info in this thread, Aragonite:

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 30.Nov 11:22, 2017
Is there a list of riders without contract? What time is the action planned for tomorrow evening?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Thursday 30.Nov 09:41, 2017
Neko - that's a lot of wage you're freeing up, now I fear for my riders :)

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 30.Nov 08:43, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
ole: fixed

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 30.Nov 08:28, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
neko: its ok now except you forgot dombrowski

Ole A.Fikerud [The Rockets] Thursday 30.Nov 00:58, 2017
Thanks for calculating for me, Partykjepp. I actually got it all calculated for the fashionably late announcement of contract renewals.

After some hard thinking, this is the final riders that gets an extension:

Rob Britton: One year - 5 in wages
Nathan Haas: Two year - 10 in wages
Filippo Fortin: One year - 3 in wages
Jens Keukeleire: One year - 8 in wages
Matteo Pelucchi: One year - 2 in wages
Rafael Valls Ferri: One year - 5 in wages
Van Keirsbulck : One year - 5 in wages
Jelle Vanendert : One year - 6 in wages

Riders to be released:

Dion Smith

And if I'm allowed, I would like to extend two contracts With a year?

Robin Carpenter until 2019, 10 in wages.
Evan Huffmann until 2019, 8 in wages.

neko [nibalies] Thursday 30.Nov 00:00, 2017
Jans 19 (2018)
Jauregui 4 (2018)
Meurise 11 (2018)
Savitsky 3 (2018)
Van Emden 8 (2018)
Van Poppel
Von Hoff

Sorry for late...
Now, is ti all ok?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 29.Nov 17:04, 2017
7th Winter Fantasy Overall
When is Ilnur signed by Chillnur?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 29.Nov 16:58, 2017
As per question on Nov 1st, I've adjusted Ilnur to 44$ so posted one-year extension from PartyFinn is valid.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 29.Nov 16:43, 2017
I'd say about 20-25 euros for 0,75, port is very niche in Norway so what's available is mostly 5+ years old.

Tomas and I will have decent red wine at HQ whlist following on Friday, Andy will have Coca-Cola plus puffed rice cookies.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 29.Nov 16:22, 2017
Uppps, thanks Logreid.. :)

It's been a while since a opened one. As a matter of fact (like all good portuguese) i have 2 or 3 at home but waiting for a call... :D

P.S. I don't know how much do you pay there for a bottle of Porto. I'm just asking for a standard (3 years old max).

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 29.Nov 16:13, 2017
Draft is Friday night, so you can open a bottle of port and follow :)

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 29.Nov 16:09, 2017
All 7 new managers confirmed for tomorrow?
I want to follow the draft.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 29.Nov 16:06, 2017
So be it, Mr Boss Rules, from now on i'll have this rule in mind. :)
Thanks for your time, Mr Stage Manager. :)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 29.Nov 16:02, 2017
I grew so tired of this discussion that EPO is head boss for rules, and always rounding up is the rule :) I'm just the stage manager.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 29.Nov 15:57, 2017
Anyway, i won't mind a bit to have Wellens at 33 instead of 32.
I guess, i'll wait for Partyboss veredict... :)

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 29.Nov 15:52, 2017
We had this conversation in previous editions and i think it was decided to be like that...

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 29.Nov 15:50, 2017
Well, that's an old question...
4,2 is 4, 4.5 is 5.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 29.Nov 15:48, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
he wont sign the contract unless he gets at least a 15 % increase. an increase of $4 from $28 is 14.3 %

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 29.Nov 15:47, 2017
7th Winter Fantasy Overall
Always rounding up is my interpretation of the rules

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 29.Nov 15:44, 2017
No it wasn't Epo...
15% of 28 is 4.2, wich is 4 wage.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 29.Nov 15:43, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
updated. minimum for wellens to sign for 2019 was $33, so I gave him that

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 29.Nov 15:37, 2017
K92-Team Neverland
Press Release 4

A bit more than 24 hours to the pre-draft, it's time to announce the new deals in Team K92:

Renewals/Increase Wages
Clément Venturini: 12 (2019)
Tim Wellens: 32 (2019)
Kristoffer Halvorsen: 15 (2018)
Neilson Powless: 13 (2018)

New Contracts
Ion Izagirre: 33 (2019)
Maxime Vantomme: 6 (2019)
Nicolas Edet: 3 (2019)
Felix Grossschartner: 4 (2019)
Christopher Lawless: 9 (2019)
Sam Oomen: 28 (2019)
Martijn Tusveld: 3 (2019)
Louis Vervaeke: 8 (2019)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 29.Nov 10:26, 2017
Typically Steinvik to have Pung out.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 29.Nov 09:58, 2017
7th Winter Fantasy Overall
Why worry about Steinvik? He told me yesterday that me had used the whole day on deciding whether keep Pung or not

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 29.Nov 09:51, 2017
So less than 48 hours and we're currently waiting for:
Team Lux: a handful of riders
Partykjepp: a couple of riders
KristianK: a couple of riders
Ritlefant: a couple of handfuls
nibalies: a couple of handfuls
K92: a handful of riders

Rockets: half the squad
Steinvik: half the squad

I've split it in two - those who I'm not worried about and those I am. I'll tweet Rocketman, will you nudge Steinvik Andy/Tomas? Also perhaps send a small reminder to neko if you have him on social media, boris :)

Tomas [Second Coming] Monday 27.Nov 19:08, 2017
16th Winter Fantasy Overall
In the middle of the winter season Second Coming's final selection for the new season has been announced:

Rudy Barbier (2019 - $23)
Warren Barguil (2019 - $33)
Enric Mas Nicolau (2019 - $23)
David Gaudu (2019 - $11)

Outgoing renewals:
Rigoberto Uran (2019 - $53)
Wouter Wippert (2019 - $10)
Johan Le Bon (2019 - $7)
Colin Joyce (2018 - $5)
Kilian Frankiny (2018 - $5)

Old comrades going into retirement
Damiano Cunego
Davide Rebellin
Ian Stannard

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 27.Nov 17:12, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall

stig95 [Bendit] Monday 27.Nov 16:26, 2017
Riders being realeased:
Andrey Amador
Julian Arredondo
Marco Haller
Daniel Hoelgaard
Andre Looij
Pieter Serry
Lukasz Wisniowski

New contracts:
Rohan Dennis 40 (2019)
Remi Cavagna 5 (2019)
Alex Dowsett 3 (2018)
Deilo Fernando Cruz 5 (2019)
Rasmus Guldhammer 23 (2018)
Alexander Kristoff 90 (2018)
Yves Lampaert 18 (2018)
Cristophe Laporte 9 (2019)
Maciej Paterski 6 (2018)
Adrien Petit 7 (2019)
Luke Rowe 15 (2018)
Simon Spilak 27 (2018)

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Sunday 26.Nov 16:56, 2017
1st Winter Fantasy Overall
he has a contract with Astana for 2018

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Sunday 26.Nov 16:33, 2017
Someone please can explain me why isn’t Chernetski at Astana for 2018?
In their site there’s no indication for next season...
If he is without team I must drop him from Team K92...

Remi [LSK Cycling] Sunday 26.Nov 13:46, 2017
5th Winter Fantasy Overall
Do we start with deals at dec. 1.?

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Sunday 26.Nov 11:54, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
23:59 at november 30th is the deadline for contracts. a lot of managers havent sorted out their teams yet

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Saturday 25.Nov 22:49, 2017
1st Winter Fantasy Overall
Van der Poel, Sivakov, Lambrecht and Richeze all extends and increases their contracts with one year from 2018 to 2019.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 20.Nov 23:06, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
nordhaug will not be part of my team next year after all

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 20.Nov 21:59, 2017
7th Winter Fantasy Overall
Rumors is that he will be replaced by a certain rider currently on team building camp in Mondorf.

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Monday 20.Nov 21:56, 2017
1st Winter Fantasy Overall
maybe i should take him back, when the final teamroster and teamwages get delivered in the end of the month?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Monday 20.Nov 21:35, 2017
Do you regret releasing Meldonium's super-Yuri now that work permit-issues should be ok and he surely will ride 7 w/kg at the Volta?

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Monday 20.Nov 12:20, 2017
1st Winter Fantasy Overall
Leigh Howard retires from road cycling and will therefore be released from GBC.

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 17.Nov 08:50, 2017
16th Winter Fantasy Overall
Me and Andyman can do it during todays national cross-country events.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 16.Nov 20:44, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
remi can contact bendit i think

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Thursday 16.Nov 20:36, 2017
Just a reminder here for existing teams that renewals of contracts ending in 2017 plus up to four extensions/increases for contracts ending later has to be posted within two weeks now.

I know most managers are just biding their time, but slightly worried about Steinvik and Bendit/stig. Tomas/Andy will prod Steinvik, anyone have a way of getting in touch with the latter?

boris03 [Cycling lions] Thursday 2.Nov 21:50, 2017
8th Winter Fantasy Overall
Kump realased

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Thursday 2.Nov 20:00, 2017
Hi Remi. You posted 12 for Canola and 48 for Ulissi earlier, changing to these newest posted wages now :)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Thursday 2.Nov 19:46, 2017
Thought I did, but obviously didn't press the buttons. Thanks, EPO. Will go over team-by-team again after deadline Nov 30th due to these slight issues.

Remi [LSK Cycling] Thursday 2.Nov 16:00, 2017
5th Winter Fantasy Overall
New wages:
Carboni 5 (2019)
Consonni 6 (2019)
Kamna 10 (2019)
Malucelli 4 (2019)
Schlegel 5 (2019)
Ulissi 50 (2019)

Canola 8 (2019)
Ellisonde 8 (2019)

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 2.Nov 15:27, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
logreid u forgot to edit kwiato's wage?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 1.Nov 23:14, 2017
Hi EPO. We had some issues which meant I had to update all transfers, extensions and drafts done in the second window in addition to all renewals/releases/extensions done this fall. Sorry for Bennett, sorting now.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 1.Nov 22:21, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
but for albasini it's correct, he has his autumn wage. its correct for the others too, it was just george bennett for some reason

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 1.Nov 22:18, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
The wages are bugged. George Bennett has $7 now, the same as he had during the spring. But he had $18 in the second part of the season and should have the same now. Tomasz?

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 1.Nov 22:12, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
I thought I spotted a mistake on my team, but it seems that Jeannesson has retired at the age of 31. Which means I'm down to 19 riders unless I renew with another rider to fill his spot.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 1.Nov 19:58, 2017
I'm availble for offers on Dec 1st :)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 1.Nov 19:46, 2017
7th Winter Fantasy Overall
Even a HQ visit?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 1.Nov 19:40, 2017
No worries - plenty of time set off on Nov 30th and Dec 1st :)

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 1.Nov 18:37, 2017
Logreid, seems to me that Andy is absolutely right...:)

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Wednesday 1.Nov 16:48, 2017
1st Winter Fantasy Overall
Taaramae, Trofimov and Villela leaves GBC after this season. Elmiger and Van den Broeck both retires. Contract renewals and wage increases to follow.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 1.Nov 15:32, 2017
7th Winter Fantasy Overall
Hope you have good time at November 30 at 23:59

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 1.Nov 15:22, 2017
Ok, I think all announced releases, extensions and wage rises has been updated on the team-pages for 2018. Let me know if you spot an error.

There's a lot of teams which have yet to announce anything which have many riders on 2017-contracts, and there are lots of teams who have only announced releases yet - looking forward to all things clearing up in November :)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 1.Nov 13:38, 2017
I'm doing adjustments on 2018-pages now.

Ole - new wages for the riders you posted extensions for:
Kwiato: 48
Nacer Swerve Bouhanni: 53
Geraint Thomas: 49
Wouterino Poels: 32
Louis Meintjes: 28
Sørge-Knagg Andersen: 19

PartyFinn: You've posted that Zakarin's new wage for 2018-extension is 42. Per the rule of 15% increase on current wage this needs to be at least 44 to be valid - please revise

Remi [LSK Cycling] Wednesday 25.Oct 07:28, 2017
5th Winter Fantasy Overall
New contracts for two riders!
Marco Canola 12 (2019)
Diego Ulissi 48 (2019)

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Monday 23.Oct 12:50, 2017
Team K92-União Ciclista
Press Release 3

The contract negotiations are closed at K92 HQ.
We have two more departures to announce:

Mr Jay McCarthy - due to team's new strategy and his high wage, we couldn't reach an agreement and the rider is free to look for another project. He wasn't far from what expected with good perormence at Down Under, decent results at Ardennes and a few other results, such as Basque Country. The Team wish him the best for his futur.

Mr Sebastian Reichenbach - it was a surprise his reaction to our DS proposal. We thought he would accept the offer but the swiss rider claimed for a higher salary and a captain role in our Team. We argued that wouldn't be possible unless he stoped working for Pinot, something he couldn't promise. As a result, his place in Team K92 is no longer possibl., In present circunstances, of course.

These 10 contract endings plus the "money" saved from last draft, will provide a total of 135 in K92 budget.
The 10 names are:
Andrew Talansky, Mike Teunissen, Raymond Kreder, Barry Markus, Sean de Bie, Tom Van Asbroeck, Bart De Clercq, Gijs Van Hoecke, Sebastian Reichenbach and Jay McCarthy.

The contracts extensions and the increased wages will be announced at the right moment.
They are all set and clear, now it's time for a very urgent and appropriated rest at K92 HQ.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 18.Oct 17:26, 2017
It's fair that choices for wage/length is free to adjust up until window closes at midnight November 30th. As long as final choice is posted here.

Nathan [CT Glory] Wednesday 18.Oct 17:00, 2017
24th Winter Fantasy Overall
Ah man, there goes my first steal of the draft..

neko [nibalies] Wednesday 18.Oct 16:57, 2017
Teuns - 16 (2019)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 18.Oct 15:36, 2017
Thanks Logreid/Partykjepp(never know which you prefer to be called) and Boris. It will be very useful.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 18.Oct 15:31, 2017
I'll compile a list when all are done, Aragonite.

After Guangxhi we'll also unlock some features on the season fantasy-team pages, so the managers can actually "release" these riders. After that they'll be listed as unattached on the rider page which you can use as a base for pre-drafts but also calculations points/wage on riders under contract too:

I'll post a spreadsheet once all riders have been released/renewed (which really is that page copied into a spreadsheet as unicode more or less)

boris03 [Cycling lions] Wednesday 18.Oct 15:30, 2017
8th Winter Fantasy Overall
I think this is the easiest way to see what riders are free but it's not updated for 2018

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 18.Oct 15:23, 2017
Just seen this thread. Presumably all the riders you guys are ditching is on this thread then?

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 18.Oct 13:07, 2017
Team K92-União Ciclista
Press Release 2

Four more contract endings:

Mr Sean De Bie - not the performence we all expected here. Great hopes in this young talented belgian but not possible to reach an agreement concerning his contract.

Mr Bart De Clercq - one half season experience, aiming one Vuelta stage win, mainly. Not achieved, time to search new bets.

Mr Tom Van Asbroeck - a rider that cannot reach his past performences. Was given him a chance to keep with us with a minor salary wich wasn't accepted. No futur in this team. By now!

Mr Gijs Van Hoecke - alongside with Mr Teunissen, a vey dificult decision to make. This team will always be a friendly home for him and we will not close the door to him in the future!

These 4 departures mean a gain of 41.
At this moment, the departures of De Bie, De Clercq, Van Asbroeck, Van Hoecke, Kreder, Markus, Teunissen and Talansky represent a total gain of 95 in K92 team's budget.
Still some negotiations occuring. Probably two more departures to happen inside Team K92.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Tuesday 17.Oct 23:20, 2017

The fact that a rider named Arvid won a race with a manager is definite proof that the season is drawing to a close. 2017 has been a major disappointment for Il Piccolo Partykjepps as the team is not topping the points ranking, only won the official awards for sexiest bunch of dudes (barring Sylvain Chavanel's tattoo - more on that later) and riders with the most panache (I'm especially looking at you Calmejane, Hardy, Latour, Pauwels, Trentin and Visconti).

I've tried selling Anthony Turgis off as a rentboi after his recent #CelebratingTooEarlyGate to earn extra Gadrets for my budget, but sadly offers were not forthcoming. Instead I've taken the easiest decision as far as contracts ending in 2017 goes. The follow riders are hereby fired:

Manuele Boaro - demoted from riding for his own chances a couple of times a year to Machado-style total domestique, good riddance
Simon Clarke - decent season as mountain domestique, shit season pointswise
Kristijan Durasek - biggest accomplishment in 2017: continually being mistaken for Diego Ulissi
Taylor Phinney - a Partykjepp at heart with his comedy mustasche and glasses plus using any chance to talk about nudity. Rides with panache in his heart, but not been able to build on those few glimmers of hope after his comeback in 2016. Best wishes for the future
Alexey Tsatevich - I wasn't alone in thinking 2017 should be a good season for him, got numerous trade requests in January. Like the rest of Gazprom he's had a horrible season, it's almost as if you can suspect something is missing from their preparations this year....

Definite renewals:
Rui Costa
Serge Pauwels

Jonathan Castroviejo - how will life be as a Skybot?
Sylvain Chavanel - will he really generate that much points given he'll only ride half the season? He can increase his chances by removing THAT tattoo
Floris Gerts - I like Floris, he's a joker and always manages to wring more than 200 points together from minor races. Just awaiting word on what team he'll ride for in 2018 - my guess is BMC
Matteo Montaguti - I think this is it for Matteo and I, but I'll sleep on it a few more nights to be sure

Nathan [CT Glory] Sunday 15.Oct 20:16, 2017
24th Winter Fantasy Overall

Ole A.Fikerud [The Rockets] Sunday 15.Oct 15:51, 2017
Louis Meintjes - one year extension
Søren K Andersen- two year extension

Ole A.Fikerud [The Rockets] Sunday 15.Oct 15:45, 2017
Nacer Bouhanni - one year extension
Geraint Thomas- one year extension
Mikal Kwiatkowski- two year extension
Wout Poels- two year extension

I'm not good at calculating, but all riders will recieve minimum raise in wages according to the rules. Give me a few weeks to calculate.

Ole A.Fikerud [The Rockets] Sunday 15.Oct 15:41, 2017
Pello Bilbao
Daryl Impey
Kiel Reijnen
Eduardo Sepulveda
Andra Fedi

All to be released

neko [nibalies] Sunday 15.Oct 03:01, 2017
They will stay:
Fuglsang - 14 (2018)
Teuns - 8 (2018)
Izaguire - 20 (2018)

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Friday 13.Oct 20:12, 2017
And some trades done, so will announce them soon

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Friday 13.Oct 20:11, 2017
For current riders on 2018 to move onto 2019 for me:

Jan Polanc $14
Raul Alarcon $10
Kevin Rivera $8
Mark Padun $8

I am also open to trading, so if anyone wants any riders of mine, let me know :)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Friday 13.Oct 09:49, 2017
Yes, please. And hello Dilvan Sillier and Quadriceps-Lutsenko :D #ComeToIlPiccoloPartykjepps

Nathan [CT Glory] Friday 13.Oct 09:47, 2017
24th Winter Fantasy Overall

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 13.Oct 09:45, 2017
16th Winter Fantasy Overall
Shall I just open up 2018 part I - so managers can kick out riders the dont wanna renew?

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Friday 13.Oct 09:38, 2017
Egan Bernal 18 (2019)
Jack Haig 13 (2019)
Guillaume Martin 10 (2019)
Mihkel Räim 5 (2018)
Gianni Moscon 38 (2019)
Kevin Ledanois 5 (2018)
Mads Pedersen 12 (2019)
Aliaksandr Riabushenko 6 (2019)
Ilnur Zakarin 42 (2018)

arrivederci :
Jan Bakelants
Dries Devenyns
Silvan Dillier
with heavy hearts, Alexey Lutsenko
Nelson Oliveira
Jelle Wallays
Adam Yates

boris03 [Cycling lions] Friday 13.Oct 08:54, 2017
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Stephen Cummings 6 (2018)

boris03 [Cycling lions] Friday 13.Oct 08:51, 2017
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Michael Woods 15 (2019)
Amaro Antunes 4 (2019)
Travis McCabe 3 (2018)
Jempy Drucker 12 (2018)
Kenny Dehaes 7 (2018)
David de la Cruz 9 (2019)
Thomas De Gendt 6 (2018)
Maciej Bodnar 6 (2018)

boris03 [Cycling lions] Thursday 12.Oct 22:33, 2017
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Samuel Dumoulin-thanks for everything man it's time to say goodbye...
Elia Viviani 23 (2019)

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 12.Oct 16:34, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
samu "growth hormone" sanchez - hasta la vista
gasparotto - very disappointing season
sbaragli - not worth 20 in wages, good luck in israel
könig - go DNF somewhere else
vanspeybrouck - couldnt follow up on his magnificent 2016 season
navarro - weak season, will probably have to go
capiot - go be injured somewhere else
machado - domestique everywhere, always
bille - worthless
de tier - go be a domestique somewhere else
scarponi - RIP

this would mean renewed contracts for 0 pts nordhaug and old man pellizotti assuming he doesnt retire, and for everyone else. down to 20 riders

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Thursday 12.Oct 12:16, 2017
Team K92-União Ciclista
Press Release 1

The first results of intense hard work at K92 HQ as been produced.
There are, already, four riders leaving this team:

Mr Andrew Talansky - DS Francisco was very interested in renewing Andrew's contract, despite his poor performence this season, but with his decision of retirement the plan was aborted. It was a sad day at K's HQ and we already expressed to his agent we will continue to support him in his triathlon adventure, if he want it.

Mr Raymond Kreder - a rider that couldn't get the results, his wage asked for. Nothing to point about his character and his professionalism, the Team wish him the best of luck to his life.

Mr Barry Markus - after so many poor performences, this Team as challenged him to win at Poyang Lake and prove us he was motivated to keep riding here. The result was another poor performence and so no chances to keep wearing this beautifull portuguese jersey.

Mr Mike Teunissen - a very dificult decision this one. A young, hard working rider, someone always ready to defend the team's interests and also very talented and with a bright future in cycling we all hope, inside Team K92. Our DS tried to get an agreement with Mike's agent by renewing contract but reducing the wage. That wasn't possible so the rider is free to get a better contract outside K92.
This is a rider that will always have this doors open in the futur!

These four departures means a total of 54 wage released.

Last mention to renewals:
At this moment there isn't any contract renewal to announce. There are several riders agents negotiating with our DS about renewals and/or wage increasings but none closed, yet.
About this issue we just want to make it public the proposal our DS made to Reichenbach's Agent. After his horrible "crash" in Italy, our DS has made him a proposal regarding a contract renewal plus an increasing wage, no matter how long will take to Sebastian to recover.
We are waiting for his answer, with no time pressure.
We just wanted to show him how deep we trust him and how important he is for us!

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 11.Oct 22:16, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
i suggested 6 if the newbs were to get special steal privileges in the draft. but now trym is leaving too, so prob no reason to change it from 4

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Wednesday 11.Oct 22:09, 2017
*and he said

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Wednesday 11.Oct 22:09, 2017
I know but i asked Partykjepp the other day and said how many we extend with depends on how many new players

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 11.Oct 21:59, 2017
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
for riders on 2017 contracts: you can extend with all of them
for riders on 2018 contracts: you can adjust wages (and extend contracts) of no more than 4 of them

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Wednesday 11.Oct 21:51, 2017
For the riders on 2017 contracts for me:

Intxausti (2018) $9

Atapuma, Mezgec and Hansen released

Riders to go onto 2019 to be confirmed when Partykjepp confirms the number that can be renewed with.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 11.Oct 21:44, 2017
7th Winter Fantasy Overall
New contracts still to be signed in HQ in Mondorf, but I can confirm following riders out after bad season for all of them.

Gustavo Cesar Veloso
Jose Goncalves
Andriey Kulyk
Marco Zanotti

In addition Haimar Zubeldia has retired and will be honorary member of the team.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 11.Oct 12:41, 2017
What does Big Tom have to do in 2018 to earn a new extension? :)

boris03 [Cycling lions] Wednesday 11.Oct 12:17, 2017
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Tom Dumoulin 138 (2018)
Bauke Mollema 38 (2019)
Janez Brajkovic
Lars Boom
Expect some new informations soon :)

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Wednesday 27.Sep 14:48, 2017
1st Winter Fantasy Overall
A thread to put your contract renewals.

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