Rolling on floor laughing about the title of the news. Euphemism for the win I guess.
Anyway, shows why I always opposed this kind of set-up with an entity setting up a team instead of a team manager. Cervelo showed the same, still not sure about BMC in the long run.
You need a DS that will look for all ways to secure the team and who has the ultimate power in the team.
Who would you rather be with if you have a mortgage and all that: Gianetti or Becca? One will always fight for his team as his team is not dependent on one source of money and will always strive to continue in spite of (frankly, huge) difficulties. When Gianetti stops looking for a solution, you know he has done his utmost to secure a future.
Its not the same on Leopard.