With the August 1 transfer embargo passed, teams are now free to announce who will be riding for them in 2012.

Already several deals have been made public, with the new GreenEdge team and the newly-merged Omega Pharma-Quick Step squads quick to snap up riders for next season.

There could be a squeezed market this year, particularly with another team merger (between Leopard-Trek and RadioShack) being announced in early September, just weeks after the news that HTC-Highroad will fold at the end of the year broke.

Cycling Weekly will be keeping track of all the activity, as well as monitoring the latest rumours floating around the pro peloton.

Last updated: November 8, 5pm

Confirmed Transfers

Acqua & Sapone

Danilo Di Luca (Ita) from Katusha

Ag2r-La Mondiale

Jimmy Casper (Fra) from Saur-Sojasun

Manuel Belletti (Ita) from Colnago-CSF Inox


Egor Silin (Rus) from Katusha

Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) from Lampre-ISD

Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) from Lampre-ISD (effective immediately)

Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) from Liquigas-Cannondale

Borut Bozic (Slo) from Vacansoleil-DCM

Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) from Quick Step

Janez Brajkovic (Slo) from RadioShack

BMC Racing

Adam Blythe (GBr) from Omega Pharma-Lotto

Marco Pinotti (Ita) from HTC-Highroad

Tejay van Garderen (USA) from HTC-Highroad

Philippe Gilbert (Bel) from Omega Pharma-Lotto

Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) from Omega Pharma-Lotto

Steve Cummings (GBr) from Team Sky

Thor Hushovd (Nor) from Garmin-Cervélo


Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) from Astana


Bjorn Thurau (Ger) from Team NSP

Davide Malacarne (Ita) from Quick Step

Farnese Vini

Filippo Pozzato (Ita) from Katusha


Alex Howes (USA) from Chipotle Development Team

Jacob Rathe (USA) from Chipotle Development Team

Alex Rasmussen (Den) from HTC-Highroad

Robbie Hunter (RSA) from RadioShack

Sebastian Rosseler (Bel) from RadioShack

Fabian Wegmann (Ger) from Leopard-Trek

Nathan Haas (Aus) from Genesys Wealth Advisers


Simon Clarke (Aus) from Astana

Allan Davis (Aus) from Astana

Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) from Astana

Jens Keukeleire (Bel) from Cofidis

Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) from FDJ

Jack Bobridge (Aus) from Garmin-Cervélo

Cameron Meyer (Aus) from Garmin-Cervélo

Travis Meyer (Aus) from Garmin-Cervélo

Brett Lancaster (Aus) from Garmin-Cervelo

Matt Wilson (Aus) from Garmin-Cervelo

Julian Dean (NZl) from Garmin-Cervelo

Michael Albasini (Swi) from HTC-Highroad

Matt Goss (Aus) from HTC-Highroad

Leigh Howard (Aus) from HTC-Highroad

Stuart O’Grady (Aus) from Leopard-Trek

Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) neo-pro

Daryl Impey (RSA) from Net App

Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) from Rabobank

Pieter Weening (Ned) from Rabobank

Fumiyuki Beppu (Jap) from RadioShack

Robbie McEwen (Aus) from RadioShack

Baden Cooke (Aus) from Saxo Bank-Sungard

Mitchell Docker (Aus) from Skil-Shimano

Svein Tuft (Can) from SpiderTech

Simon Gerrans (Aus) from Team Sky

Christian Meier (Can) from UnitedHealthcare

Jens Mouris (Ned) from Vacansoleil-DCM

Luke Durbridge (Aus) from Team Jayco AIS

Michael Hepburn (Aus) from Team Jayco AIS

Aidis Kruopis (Lit) from Landbouwkredit

Jack Bobridge escape, Tour de Romandie 2011, stage one

Jack Bobridge: one of several Australians to have signed for GreenEdge for 2012.


Angel Vicioso (Spa) from Androni Giocattoli

Alexander Kristoff (Nor) from BMC Racing

Oscar Freire (Spa) from Rabobank


Simone Stortoni (Ita) from Colnago-CSF Inox


Lars Bak (Den) from HTC-Highroad

Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) from Omega Pharma-Lotto

Greg Henderson (NZl) from Team Sky


Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) from Euskatel-Euskedi

Giovanni Visconti (Ita) from Farnese-Vini

Vladimir Karpets (Rus) from Katusha

Omega Pharma-Quick Step

Andy Fenn (GBr) from An Post-Sean Kelly

Tony Martin (Ger) from HTC-Highroad

Frantisek Rabon (Cze) from HTC-Highroad

Martin Velits (Svk) from HTC-Highroad

Peter Velits (Svk) from HTC-Highroad

Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) from Katusha

Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) from RadioShack

Levi Leipheimer (USA) from RadioShack

Serge Pauwels (Bel) from Team Sky

Michal Golas (Pol) from Vacansoleil-DCM

Matt Brammeier (Irl) from HTC-Highroad

Peter Velits, stage winner, Vuelta a Espana 2010, stage 17 ITT

Peter Velits: unaffected by HTC-Highroad demise


Mark Renshaw (Aus) from HTC-Highroad


Tony Gallopin (Fra) from Cofidis

Gianni Meersman (Bel) from FDJ

Hayden Roulston (NZl) from HTC-Highroad

(* Ben Hermans (Bel) and Grégory Rast (Swi) had agreed to join
Leopard-Trek from RadioShack before the merger between the two teams was


Brice Feillu (Fra) from Leopard-Trek

Saxo Bank-Sungard

Ran Margaliot (Isr) from stagiaire

Karsten Kroon (Ned) from BMC Racing

Bruno Pires (Por) from Leopard-Trek

Anders Lund (Den) from Leopard-Trek

Takashi Miyazawa (Jap) from Farnese Vini

Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) from Fly V Australia


Jeff Louder (USA) from BMC Racing

Kai Reus (Ned) from Di Rijke

Philip Deignan (Irl) from RadioShack

Jason McCartney (USA) from RadioShack


Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) from Skil-Shimano

Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) from Saxo Bank-Sungard

Skil-Shimano (Project 1T4I)

John Degenkolb (Ger) from HTC-Highroad

Patrick Gretsch (Ger) from HTC-Highroad

Dominic Klemme (Ger) from Leopard-Trek

Team Sky

Sergio Luis Henao (Col) from Gobernacion de Antioquia

Luke Rowe (GBr) from GB Academy

Salavatore Puccio (Ita) from Menfi-AG

Richie Porte (Aus) from Saxo Bank-Sungard

Danny Pate (USA) from HTC-Highroad

Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) from HTC-Highroad

Mark Cavendish (GBr) from HTC-Highroad to Team Sky

Bernie Eisel (Aut) from HTC-Highroad to Team Sky

Related links

Team Sky’s 2012 line-up

O’Grady the latest rider to sign for GreenEDGE

Mark Cavendish free to announce Sky deal

GreenEDGE announce first signings

Velits brothers sign for Quick Step

Mark Cavendish decides destination for 2012

Which way now for Cavendish?

  • Ken Evans

    Vladimir Karpets (Rus) from Movistar”

    Katusha !

  • Danielle Kiey-Thomas

    Chris Froome has re-signed with Sky. It was big news at the time…

  • TG

    Not heard much about Russ Downing recently. Is he still with Team SKY after that superb performance at the Giro? Surely he proved his worth again this year.

  • Richard Knott

    Haven’t sulzberger, Howard and Davis moved to GreenEdge now? Are you keeping this up to date?

  • MTB

    What news of Craig Lewis? – one feels for him.