fmk_RoI wrote: sniper wrote:
anybody know cannondale's annual budget compared to say dimension data's budget?
JV says it's €10m, others have said it's closer to €17m. L'Équipe
put Dimension at €13.5m.
Dimension have had what, two sponsors in a decade (MTN, Dimension) while in that same period JV has gone through, Chipotle, Cervélo, Transitions, Barracuda, Sharp and Garmin. Yes, cycling's finances are unstable. When you're JV. How many others teams can boast that number of name sponsors in such a short period?
I dont quite get your point here regards sponsors. Unless you are one of the mega teams with a huge backer, SKY, Astana, Katusha etc or private benefactors BMC/Tinkoff etc, chances are you will have to secure various sponsors to stay afloat. Garmin was the primary sponsor from 2008 until last season was it. 7-8 seasons. Not bad at all. All the other sponsors were secondary sponsors and Barracuda was a third sponsor. Cervelo were on the way out anyway when they ditched their own team.
Lampre have had Merida, ISD, Farnese, NGC and Fondital as secondary sponosors in the same time, Giant-Alpecin have been Giant-Shimano, Argos-Shimano, Skil-Shimano and are changing again next year I think . You mentioned Lotto but they have also had Belisol and now Soudal as secondary sponsors. Boguyes Telecom-Europcar-Direct Energie??? Teams like Radioshack and IAM have been here and gone. What about Columbia-HTC, Milram?
MTN were a continental team for most of their existence, not quite the same as backing a WT team, is it? then Pro-continental for a few seasons but they needed Dimension Data to move them up to WT level. Will they still be here in 7-8 years time?
No other US team have had consistent backers over long periods other than BMC and as I mentioned before, that is becaue they are bankrolled by Andy Rhiis. This justs seems like a silly notion to start slamming JV with.