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I wouldn't worry about "cloaking" on files that are meant only for the consumption of robots. Showing a 403 Forbidden status when the user-agent isn't Googlebot should be fine on a sitemap file. Google cares about cloaking when users see different results than Googlebot. In this case, Google is never going to refer users to the sitemap at all. I often ...
Here are instructions on how to tell Bing you have moved site: Bing Site Move tool
If I read your question right is that basically you do not want users or any other bots than Bing and Google having the ability to visit sitemap.xml as the contents of the sitemap are generated real time which could cause additional server load that you want to avoid. If I'm correct you are approaching this in the wrong manner and there should be no reason ...
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