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07 Sep 2011 14:38

Polish wrote:C'mon TSF, get serious.
Bruyneel is the Head of the Team.
He makes the announcement.
What part is not true?



http://www.teamradioshack.us/radioshack-trek-nissan-sponsors-two-more-years/


It really should read like this:

“Even before the Tour has started, I have some great newsfor you. RadioShack, Nissan and Trek have all renewed their sponsorships for 2 additional years! [color="Blue"]Unfortunately it is with Leopard Trek and not with us[/color].

The riders and staff are extremely grateful for the support we have received from these companies (and our other sponsors). [color="blue"]Ok, obviously the staff and riders who got bumped or sacked aren't that happy but....[/color]

And we are glad that they find tremendous value in partnering with our team.
[color="blue"]Ok, it wont be our team anymore but I meant "our" as in the Global sense.[/color]
It’s nice for us all to go into the Tour knowing we have this support and can focus on the race!” [color="blue"]I mean, it was nice.[/color]

Congratulations to the [color="blue"](Luxemburg)[/color] team, and we fans are a happy bunch! [color="blue"]Or so Mr Becca has told me to say[/color].

[color="blue"]PS if anyone is interested in some secondhand Mercedez Benz give Mr Becca a call.[/color]
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07 Sep 2011 14:40

DH on Eurosport came up with a new name

Frandyshack
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07 Sep 2011 14:40

ahah, Harmon just called them 'Frandyshack'
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07 Sep 2011 14:42

Forunculo wrote:I think this fussion will be the funniest and the worst thing for cycling in years. Still 10 months to Tdf:mad:


He he

- By the way Andy, Lance is making a comeback in the tdf, but don't worry, the road will decide who is team leader...
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07 Sep 2011 14:49

Christian wrote:An interesting, long interview with Becca in French:

http://www.lequotidien.lu/les-sports/26942.html

"We have a big and beautiful airplane with two co-pilots and a good crew, but there is a captain missing"

"I discussed it with the brothers Schleck, and they were completely behind the project. If it is doable, they said, then we support the arrival of Bruyneel"

"Kim Andersen (...) was happy at the arrival of Bruyneel and said that he is ready to work with him"


Thanks Christian. Interesting interview


But specifically, how did we get here?
We have had reports that the company CSE, which is the licensee of the current World Tour team RadioShack, would stop in late 2011


Clearly many here were correct when they said that Brunyeel/Armstrong were not going to continue in 2012 :D

I want to clarify this point, it is not a merger,
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07 Sep 2011 14:52

eleven wrote:No, I'm saying that Becca is presenting the situation in his favor. And he didn't say that "Americans are not owners."


Becca clearly says this. He also confirms it is not a merger and the pay agent is all Luxembourger.

I don't doubt that CSE has a piece but there is nothing public that supports your assertion. Let us know when you find it.
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Sponsor trouble

07 Sep 2011 14:55

http://spn.dk/cykling/article2538513.ece

Apparently someone forgot to talk to Mercedes before making this deal ;)
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07 Sep 2011 14:59

HL2037 wrote:He he

- By the way Andy, Lance is making a comeback in the tdf, but don't worry, the road will decide who is team leader...


Yes Frandy, be ready to jump out of the way of the Livestrong bus, or you will both be part of the road .... not even a hood ornament. :eek:
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07 Sep 2011 15:07

Polish wrote:BTW, here is the link to the Radioshack-Nissan-Trek extension.
Way back in late june early july.

http://www.teamradioshack.us/radioshack-trek-nissan-sponsors-two-more-years/


Nice.

That site is almost as badly designed as facts4lance.com.

An amateur fan site with the same unsourced guff. It's like an Escher painting with you. Links that circle back to the same nebulous, unnamed source or a single JB blog entry and not a single OFFICIAL press release from Nissan, Trek, Radio Shack, Livestrong, or CSE.

Here is a bit of great news to the fans of Team Radioshack. [color="Red"]Johan Bruyneel has just released the following message on his blog.[/color]


Apparently you can't read or comprehend particularly well, as I already stated that the sole source for this whole charade was from The Hog's blog:

P.S. Did the same search with "Nissan" and the only result that came up is the same Bruyneel blog entry...

Keep trying troll.

And do some homework...
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07 Sep 2011 15:24

http://t.co/F2ljv8P

uci statement

07.09.2011

The International Cycling Union is aware of the information published in the media concerning the project to create a team for the 2012 season called RadioShack-Nissan – Trek Professional Cycling Team.

The UCI has also learned from the same sources of the intention of the CSE Pro Cycling LLC – financial managers of the American team RadioShack – to give up the UCI WorldTour licence that it had been granted for the 2010-2013 period.

The UCI is currently evaluating the information received and is not available to comment further at this time.

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07 Sep 2011 15:27

Weird, did the UCI ever announce anything Omega Pharma and QuickStep? Or maybe they haven't sorted out the licenses yet.
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07 Sep 2011 15:28

luckyboy wrote:Weird, did the UCI ever announce anything Omega Pharma and QuickStep? Or maybe they haven't sorted out the licenses yet.


Or maybe they had the sense to inform the UCI directly instead of through the media.
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07 Sep 2011 15:40

Polish wrote:But that is the official announcement.
I can not give you any more.
Please stop asking me for one.


Fine, we'll stop asking the grown up questions and keep it really simple for you from here on out. First grade homework from here on out. Sigh.

As I said before, in your universe it's apparently quite commonplace for billion dollar, multi-national companies like Nissan and Radio Shack to enter into multi-year, multi-million dollar sponsorship deals with elite sporting teams without a hint of fanfare. No press release, no mention on their respective web sites, nothing.

Quite a model for marketing and PR when you sponsor a sports team, yet fail to make a single press release when you renew that agreement for an additional two years, especially in a sport where multi-year sponsorship deals are the exception not the rule.

Don't worry Polish, we know you can't give us anymore. None exists.
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07 Sep 2011 15:51

thehog wrote:I think he means the Hog is the captain - the missing piece.


Yeah, I got that, it's just that the analogy requires a captain (leader) on the airplane (team). So you'd think they're talking about a rider. The Hog, in this analogy, would be the ground crew. Kind of like a ground-hog.
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07 Sep 2011 16:04

Race Radio wrote:Thanks Christian. Interesting interview




Clearly many here were correct when they said that Brunyeel/Armstrong were not going to continue in 2012 :D


In French he is saying they acted on information he had heard that TRS was not continuing in 2012. This is what started the talks of closing down TRS and operating under the LUX license, it does not say TRS would not continue or even suggest that, while it may be true this interview does not answer that question.
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07 Sep 2011 16:17

What I haven't seen explained is why JB (and presumably LS and BS) had decided to fold TRS in 2012?

- No potential TDF (or GT) winner?
- fear of "legal distractions"?
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07 Sep 2011 16:19

webvan wrote:What I haven't seen explained is why JB (and presumably LS and BS) had decided to fold TRS in 2012?

- No potential TDF (or GT) winner?
- fear of "legal distractions"?


Maybe it was Radioshack who decided to fold it. (For those reasons.)
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07 Sep 2011 16:20

Cobblestones wrote:So the Schlecks are the co-pilots and the captain is missing? Are they going to hire Bertie then? Or is it the LA comeback 3.0? Something isn't right in this analogy.


Bruyneel is the missing captain.
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07 Sep 2011 16:22

It would be kind of surprising if Bruyneel was putting out untruths about new deals with RS, Trek etc in the public domain with no response (denials, clarifications, lawsuits etc) from those companies. Instead they seem to have offered him a new job !

Or maybe they thought the job of trying to teach Andy to ride in the rain was punishment enough ?
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07 Sep 2011 16:30

MacRoadie wrote:As I said before, in your universe it's apparently quite commonplace for billion dollar, multi-national companies like Nissan and Radio Shack to enter into multi-year, multi-million dollar sponsorship deals with elite sporting teams without a hint of fanfare.
Don't worry Polish, we know you can't give us anymore. None exists.


So MacRoadie, in your universe - when do you expect this "fanfare" to begin?
Will it be preceded by a drumroll?

Seriously, has an extension taken place in your opinion?
If so, when did it take place?

If you could supply a link to the extension - I would appreciate it:)
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