It’s early August and that means it’s time to get silly.
Cycling’s transfer window – also known as “the silly season” – opened this weekend, meaning teams are able to confirm new signings and team transfers.
A whole slate of star names is set to make a move at the end of the year. Peter Sagan, Sam Bennett, Rohan Dennis, and Geraint Thomas are among a host of superstars that are likely to be wearing a new jersey next summer.
Here’s a look at the biggest transfers that we could see confirmed in the coming weeks, and what they mean for the riders, the teams, and the peloton as a whole.
Sam Bennett: From Deceuninck-Quick-Step to Bora-Hansgrohe (confirmed)
Can Bennett keep the wins coming without Mørkøv and the Quick-Step train? Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images
Sam Bennett has closed out a rollercoaster two-year tenure with Deceuninck-Quick-Step and confirmed Tuesday that he will be returning to former team Bora-Hansgrohe in 2022.