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[Green Edge] Shayne Bannan, Gerry Ryan and an Aussie Pro Team for 2012?

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01 May 2012 01:02

Naming rights sponsor, good news :)

Orica...not one of my favourite companies :(

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/news/36217/orica-named-new-greenedge-backer
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01 May 2012 01:04

simo1733 wrote:Not much Green about Orica I wouldn't think.


Whatever gives you the edge...

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01 May 2012 01:13

I think the correct name would be Orica GreenWash.

At least the title sponsor has not much to lose if the team get caught engaged in dodgy practices.
Most people's signatures are a stupid waste of time, just like this one.
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01 May 2012 08:29

I guess we can expect a lot of explosive attacks.

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01 May 2012 10:00

Funny cause the name GreenEdge always conjured up some environmental straightedge type thing to me and then along comes a company like Orica :p
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01 May 2012 10:01

I have to say i'm annoyed they have associated themselves with such a company ( especially one that has been in the press for the wrong reasons as of late ).

My opinion might change about the company ( at least they are sponsoring events rather than not ).

Hopefully though this can sustain the team and give Australia a stable WT team.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

The Grand Boucle wasn't just Europe's for the taking.

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01 May 2012 10:18

simo1733 wrote:Not much Green about Orica I wouldn't think.


Very odd choice. Money talks obviously and Orica have a dismal environmental record.
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01 May 2012 10:23

greenedge wrote:I have to say i'm annoyed they have associated themselves with such a company ( especially one that has been in the press for the wrong reasons as of late ).

My opinion might change about the company ( at least they are sponsoring events rather than not ).

Hopefully though this can sustain the team and give Australia a stable WT team.

And that's why they decided to sponsor a cycling team, a team called Greenedge no less. See, it has worked already.
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01 May 2012 10:53

simo1733 wrote:Not much Green about Orica I wouldn't think.


That's why it is a perfect fit... Orica have a vehicle through which to improve their Public image... and GreenEDGE have the money required to run a cycling team...

THAT'S HOW SPONSORSHIP WORKS!

its not like theres a plethora of Australian companies crawling over each other to sponsor an Aussie cycling team. You've gotta take what you can get and Orica are likely to be a more sustainable sponsor than many other companies
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01 May 2012 11:46

Word is that it's worth 9M USD. 3M p.a.

http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/greenedge_brings_in_multi-million_dollar_title_partner/

What's the Sky investment again?
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01 May 2012 11:55

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orica

Had actually never heard of Orica before today (formerly ICI apparently)

Still, I guess their website has gained many extra hits today!
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01 May 2012 13:10

unsheath wrote:Word is that it's worth 9M USD. 3M p.a.

http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/greenedge_brings_in_multi-million_dollar_title_partner/

What's the Sky investment again?


If you read the article properly its 9million dollars per year, not 9million over 3 years....... Fairly substantial investment
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01 May 2012 13:25

I'd never heard of Orica before today but that sounds like a very nice deal.

As much as I dislike the idea of these national teams this is definitely a win for them.
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01 May 2012 14:54

unsheath wrote:Word is that it's worth 9M USD. 3M p.a.

http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/greenedge_brings_in_multi-million_dollar_title_partner/

What's the Sky investment again?


Much less, don't know the exact figures now but now GE will have much more money than Sky in the cycling. Will try to get them from dave. But Sky placed around 4/5th in the peleton in terms of budget this year.

Jersey looks a bit mehhhh again.

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01 May 2012 18:04

Gloin22 wrote:Much less, don't know the exact figures now but now GE will have much more money than Sky in the cycling. Will try to get them from dave. But Sky placed around 4/5th in the peleton in terms of budget this year.

Jersey looks a bit mehhhh again.

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that's just a last minute design. the announcement is too close with the Giro start.
as they said, a new jersey will be presented from the Tour de France onwards.

just have to see how will they deal with the blue-green clash (even if team NetApp are alredy mixing well green and blue together)
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01 May 2012 23:54

The more i think about this sponsorship the more it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. :(
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02 May 2012 08:55

Sky just anounced that they will continue with British Cycling untill 2016
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02 May 2012 14:10

karlboss wrote:The more i think about this sponsorship the more it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. :(


Orica could be working nearby..............
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02 May 2012 23:27

Gloin22 wrote:Much less, don't know the exact figures now but now GE will have much more money than Sky in the cycling. Will try to get them from dave. But Sky placed around 4/5th in the peleton in terms of budget this year.

Jersey looks a bit mehhhh again.

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http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/sky_to_commit_millions_to_cycling_until_2016/

The above article states that BSkyB will now be contributing somewhere between $11m (USD) and $18m a year to the running of the professional men's road team. It's been reported elsewhere that they also receive additional cash from News Corporation and Sky Italia but I've never seen any figures.

The old agreement was worth $42m over 4 years according to this article: http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/britain_plots_tour_de_france_glory_with_sky-high_deal/

Sky then have a separate agreement with British Cycling (covering the track team etc) that was worth $60m for the 2008-2012 period. That has now been extended to 2016 but there's no estimate of the value of the extended deal (I'd guess a slight increase on the previous deal but who knows).

The $9m pa Orica deal with GreenEDGE is for co-title sponsorship rights so if they could get another sponsor on board at a similar level then they'd certainly have one of the largest budgets in the sport I would have thought. Orica is a very good start obviously and takes a lot of the financial burden off Ryan.
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03 May 2012 08:55

I don't like the design- especially the white patch on the end of the sleeves.

Also i bought the GE top at the TDU for $75 and i am not getting a new one so soon.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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