Young Belgian cyclist Cian Uijtdebroeks has been at the centre of growing speculation in the world of professional cycling. With a contract still in place with the BORA - hansgrohe team until the end of 2024, his name has resounded in the transfer rumour mill, linked to other big-name teams such as INEOS Grenadiers and Lidl-Trek.
The rumors were stoked when Uijtdebroeks, in an interview with VTM, said: "Many things are said and written, but many of them are not correct". At the insistence about his future at BORA - hansgrohe, the cyclist adopted a reserved and emphatic stance: "I have no comments to make about those matters at the moment".
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Despite maintaining a solid contract until 2024, various sources and specialized media, such as GCN, have raised uncertainty about his permanence with the German team. The interest of other teams in this young talent is mentioned, which has intensified rumours about a possible early departure.
Ralph Denk, team manager of BORA-hansgrohe, has remained cautious about this wave of speculation according to Wielerflits: "At the moment there is nothing on the table. It's a big advantage that he still has a contract until next year. I don't know if he'll end up leaving, but for the moment nothing is on the table."
The arrival of Primoz Roglic to the team does not seem to have changed the situation, as Uijtdebroeks stated in Wielerflits: "The arrival of Primoz does not change the situation either". However, his refusal to confirm his stay with the current team has raised even more questions about his future.
The talented climber has acknowledged the interest from several teams as flattering and remained cryptic about his future decision: "That's always nice. I take it as a compliment. We'll see later on what is possibly a good decision."