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Old 10-21-11, 14:23
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WT-status with 10+ sprinters and 0 great climbers?

World Cup, ProTour...now it's the end of the WorldTour.

EDIT: Even Footon-Servetto had a more balanced squad :O

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Old 10-21-11, 17:04
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It's almost a certainty they will be WT imo.
Of course they will, Fat Pat likes them (i.e. has been donated a villa on the Gold Coast). That's all you need.
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Old 10-21-11, 18:10
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Of course they will, Fat Pat likes them (i.e. has been donated a villa on the Gold Coast). That's all you need.
and will be seen pre TDU in a pair of speedos working on the tan .
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Old 10-21-11, 19:32
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Of course they will, Fat Pat likes them (i.e. has been donated a villa on the Gold Coast). That's all you need.
Exactly. Really disappointing. If it was a quality squad, I would wish them all the best. But frankly, it's really poor given the amount of 'planning' that has supposedly gone into the team.
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Old 10-22-11, 00:22
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Hey, has anyone got details of the length of contracts for the GreenEdge riders? On their site press releases it just says 'for 2012' for every guy.
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Old 10-22-11, 01:01
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Obviously I don't believe he was lying, it was just my way of expressing that he's as good as confirmed to be with GreenEdge next year.
And I was just agreeing with you.
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Old 10-22-11, 03:03
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Hey, has anyone got details of the length of contracts for the GreenEdge riders? On their site press releases it just says 'for 2012' for every guy.
I'm guessing they won't have many long contracts since they don't even know for sure if they'll be WT and they don't have a main sponsor yet. Some of the main names will probably have the standard 2 year contracts but I would think they would have as many as agree to it on one year contracts at least to start with.
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Old 10-22-11, 07:52
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Americain had a strong showing today. If he can get over the line on the 1st, the same day Green Edge gets their WT status, maybe Ryan will celebrate and get Menchov... just buy Davis out of his contract or something.
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Old 10-22-11, 07:55
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I'm guessing they won't have many long contracts since they don't even know for sure if they'll be WT and they don't have a main sponsor yet. Some of the main names will probably have the standard 2 year contracts but I would think they would have as many as agree to it on one year contracts at least to start with.
Yeah I've found a few of them, but I'm trying to get info on every potential WorldTour team's contracts to make a big database for next season's transfer period.
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Americain had a strong showing today. If he can get over the line on the 1st, the same day Green Edge gets their WT status, maybe Ryan will celebrate and get Menchov... just buy Davis out of his contract or something.
I think GreenEdge will need a sprinter like Black Caviar to do something next year!

Not a big surprise Amercain won today, conditions suited him and he was pretty much unbackable favourite.
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