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Old 11-05-12, 04:00
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This will just gouge money out of cycling at the end of the day.
We have enough trouble already trying to sort things out.
B*gger off Skins.
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Old 11-05-12, 06:27
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This will just gouge money out of cycling at the end of the day.
We have enough trouble already trying to sort things out.
B*gger off Skins.
Just how much profit is $2M anyway? That's a lot of pairs of compression garments.

20-40,000 pairs / items I'd guesstimate.
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This will just gouge money out of cycling at the end of the day.
We have enough trouble already trying to sort things out.
B*gger off Skins.
Cycnical marketing ploy dressed up as anti doping.They haven't lost 2$ million because of the Drugs in cycling, on the contrary cycling sales are booming, and Skins have been milking it to the max.
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Old 11-05-12, 06:48
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If the UCI face mounting lawsuits it will put more pressure on V&M to go.

Get filing !
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Its now a legal "context" by which they have to respond within the legal framework. Before they were issuing media statements which are not bound in the same manner and open for interpretation.
thanks hog!
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Well at least it feels just like not wearing anything!
Wait... this is SKINS with an S...
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that is damn funny thirteen, if indeed it is a joke. They are arm warmers sold as "compression garments".
i was serious but always happy to be funny, even if it was unintentional

my bad, though. i was, indeed, talking about the compression sleeves. i think of them as arm warmers as well because the extra layer helps stave off cold.
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Old 11-05-12, 11:32
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Are Skins armwarmers Livestrong wristband extensions?
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Old 11-05-12, 12:15
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Skins were also up before the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Council) for false and misleading advertising. They said they do not pay, endorse or sponsor athletes. They did, they do. http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.../itemId/852036

And they are really deluded wrt cycling reality. They did perhaps pay Aus$1k to Hardie's doping conference in Geelong Australia in 2010 at the Worlds. They had some sponsor branding there. And their general counsel, Benjamin Fitzmaurice, was there. He had on his twitter page, a banner screen, dopers suck. And they sponsored the AIS team. Jayco Skins. Little did they know, the doping goes to the heart of the sport, and is the sport. And they should have known, and done their due diligence, instead of due ignorance. Fitzmaurice should have known how dirty the sport was, instead of naively devouring the myth.

The UCI should counter sue for a vexatious claim and costs.
That's interesting, cheers for the link - seems a bit hypocritical for Skins to be getting on their high horse & taking the moral high ground when they're guilty of pretty shady activity in their own business dealings. Their misdeeds do pale into total insignificance in comparison to the apparent criminality & cynicism of the dirty duo though.

I'd be interested to see if anybody had informed legal opinion on your idea that Skins' claim could be viewed as vexatious for the reasons you outlined ( "they should have known better").
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