Top five transfers of this year's UCI WorldTour off-season

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Top five transfers of this year’s UCI WorldTour off-season

RCUK rounds up five of the biggest transfers as preparations for next year's WorldTour are shaped

Former Dutch under-23 national champion Tom Jelte-Slagter is bound for Garmin-Sharp in 2014. The 24-year-old, riding for Blanco, won the season-opening Tour Down Under in January to highlight his potential.

Tom Jelte-Slagter acknowledges the crowd after riding to overall victory in the 2013 Tour Down Under – the rising Dutch star will now ride for Garmin-Sharp in 2014 (pic: Sirotti)

The Dutchman – who also bagged the mountains classification at the UCI 2.1-classified Tour of Alberta – has accepted an offer fromJonathan Vaughters’ Garmin-Sharp squad. The Argyle team already boasts a young roster bursting with potential, with DS Charly Wegelius believing the team are well set for future success. The signing of Jelte-Slagter certainly adds to it, and with Irishman Dan Martin and Canadian former Giro winner Ryder Hesjedal holding ambitions for Grand Tour success, the Dutchman will undoubtedly bolster their support teams.

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