Groupama-FDJ fails to re-supply, while Jayco beefs up with distressed assets. Spencer Martin breaks down Groupama-FDJ's surprisingly quiet transfer strategy and Jayco AlUla's aggressive push to bring talented Australian riders back to the home team.
What is CAS? The Situation at Ineos; Doping Update, and Lessons; Continuing Industry Struggles; Inaugural Las Vegas Formula 1 Race
This week, THE OUTER LINE looks at the mysterious Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), what does Rod Ellingworth’s departure mean for Ineos? Inaugural Las Vegas Formula 1 race, doping update and lessons and continuing industry struggles.
The Astana Qazaqstan team has completed a drastic makeover, while Bahrain Victorious stood still. Spencer Martin looks at Astana's interesting off-season that sees them build an island of misfit toys, with Mark Cavendish in the center. While Bahrain fails to replace their outgoing stars.
Who are the top Grand Tour contenders heading into the upcoming season? Spencer Martin breaks down where each major Grand Tour contender stands as we approach the 2024 season.
In part two, Spencer Martin looks at Lidl-Trek, who steps up in the transfer market, as INEOS Grenadiers continues to loose talent. The scrappy overachievers significantly upgrade their roster while INEOS sees five major talents head for the door without any obvious replacements.
Why does Wout van Aert's rumored plan of racing the Giro and not the Tour make no sense? Spencer Marin breaks down why it would be foolish for Wout van Aert to race the 2024 Giro d'Italia and miss out the Tour de France in preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Spencer Martin looks at the comings and goings in the transfer market - BORA - hansgrohe signals they understand that to win big races, you have to sign superstars, while Soudal Quick-Step struggles to re-find their footing following the failed merger with Jumbo-Visma.
Saudi Arabia’s Sports Investment Strategy, Economic Benefits of the Giro; Salary Caps in Eurocentric Sports & Baseball’s Playoff Format
This week, THE OUTER LINE looks at Saudi Arabia's sports investment strategy; does it include cycling? Economic benefits of the Giro d'Italia, salary caps in Eurocentric sports and baseball's playoff format.
Who Were the Season's Top Performers? Spencer Martin goes through the end-of-season statical rankings to determine who was the best rider during the 2023 season, and who needs to correct their course heading into 2024.