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15 Sep 2013 10:21

the Inner Ring ‏@inrng 14 Set

Also, via @FranReyesF, the article mentions possibility of Vodafone (Vuelta sponsor already) + Cervélo supplying the bikes


Alonso-Euskaltel team
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15 Sep 2013 10:30

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15 Sep 2013 15:04

pastronef wrote:the Inner Ring ‏@inrng 14 Set

Also, via @FranReyesF, the article mentions possibility of Vodafone (Vuelta sponsor already) + Cervélo supplying the bikes


Alonso-Euskaltel team


I'd hope Alonso would get his racing sponsors to help get something better.
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15 Sep 2013 16:18

ElChingon wrote:I'd hope Alonso would get his racing sponsors to help get something better.



Cervelo would offer 2.5 millions euro

Neil Browne confirmed that Garmin will have Cervelo in 2014 too (it was confirmed to him by Vaughters)
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26 Sep 2013 01:02

Movistar splits with Pinarello.

Originally Posted by Unzue
"We aren't continuing with them. We've got various different offers on the table and we will make an official position for which sponsor we're with next Sunday."


http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/movistar-confirm-split-with-pinarello?ns_campaign=news&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=cyclingnews&ns_linkname=0&ns_fee=0
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26 Sep 2013 02:38

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26 Sep 2013 03:23

Who would have guessed...
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26 Sep 2013 03:33

30 years gone... :(

Anyone hear why? Maybe Movistar on Orbea next year, as long as it's not Specialized :mad:
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26 Sep 2013 06:07

42x16ss wrote:30 years gone... :(

Anyone hear why? Maybe Movistar on Orbea next year, as long as it's not Specialized :mad:


Movistar were mad that they can't use the gear developed for Sky? (The whole TT machine debacle where movi used last year's model while Sky had the current one.)
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26 Sep 2013 11:50

42x16ss wrote:30 years gone... :(

Anyone hear why? Maybe Movistar on Orbea next year, as long as it's not Specialized :mad:


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26 Sep 2013 13:10

Movistar will ride Orbea next year, it makes sense. I can't see any other way with Euskatel collapsing.

And Giant will sponsor Argos next year. Giant has a long history of Dutch connection (the first European Giant factory was built in the Netherlands), plus they spent so much time and money developing that Propel bike that was specifically designed for sprinters, so I can't see Giant staying out of the WT. They will get lots of sprinting exposure in Argos.
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26 Sep 2013 15:50

TheEnoculator wrote:Movistar will ride Orbea next year, it makes sense. I can't see any other way with Euskatel collapsing.

And Giant will sponsor Argos next year. Giant has a long history of Dutch connection (the first European Giant factory was built in the Netherlands), plus they spent so much time and money developing that Propel bike that was specifically designed for sprinters, so I can't see Giant staying out of the WT. They will get lots of sprinting exposure in Argos.

If it was about exposure in the Netherlands, Giant should have stayed with Belkin. Argos won 4 stages in the Tour but didn't get nearly as much coverage. It's like 10 to 1 in terms of exposure.

Argos is more interesting for the German market, as soon as they start broadcasting cycling again (if ever).
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26 Sep 2013 17:23

Any chance of Giant sponsoring Movistar, or is that crazy talk?
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26 Sep 2013 19:28

Orbea seems the logical choice.

Honestly with the way Movistar has been going the last couple of years, if i were Orbea i would go all in on the sponsorship. It only makes sense as they have been sponsoring a team that gave them very little exposure for years now.

Helmet sponsor Catlike could get in the way as Orbea has been getting into the helmet business as well the last few years.
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26 Sep 2013 20:23

Ferminal wrote:Who would have guessed...


Just 1 page earlier...:p

filipo wrote:Any chance of Giant sponsoring Movistar, or is that crazy talk?


Orbea has been linked to Movistar although RaceRadio mentioned Specialized while, as said, Giant seems to be a sure sponsor for Argos.
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26 Sep 2013 22:55

theyoungest wrote:If it was about exposure in the Netherlands, Giant should have stayed with Belkin. Argos won 4 stages in the Tour but didn't get nearly as much coverage. It's like 10 to 1 in terms of exposure.

Argos is more interesting for the German market, as soon as they start broadcasting cycling again (if ever).


Belkin will americanize the team. It won't be as Dutch as it is now. If I was a betting man, I'd say Belkin will change its registrstion as a US team next year. Giant is more interested in the European market in the WT, so Argos is a proper choice for them. The fact that Giant dumped High Road for Rabo is a good example. It was also a good decision because Giant won its first ever GT with Rabo.

Besides Giant isn't as ambitious as Trek or Specialized when it comes to winning men's races. The everyday cyclist is the bread and butter of their business, winning WT races just adds more money to their bank.
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26 Sep 2013 23:35

TheEnoculator wrote:Movistar will ride Orbea next year, it makes sense. I can't see any other way with Euskatel collapsing.

And Giant will sponsor Argos next year. Giant has a long history of Dutch connection (the first European Giant factory was built in the Netherlands), plus they spent so much time and money developing that Propel bike that was specifically designed for sprinters, so I can't see Giant staying out of the WT. They will get lots of sprinting exposure in Argos.

The Giant - Shimano connection is at play here. Argos are already co-sponsored by Shimano, have Pearl Izumi and Pro gear (Shimano subsidiaries) so it makes sense that they would change from Felt to a company with closer ties to Shimano.
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28 Sep 2013 07:13

TheEnoculator wrote:Belkin will americanize the team. It won't be as Dutch as it is now. If I was a betting man, I'd say Belkin will change its registrstion as a US team next year. Giant is more interested in the European market in the WT, so Argos is a proper choice for them. The fact that Giant dumped High Road for Rabo is a good example. It was also a good decision because Giant won its first ever GT with Rabo.

Besides Giant isn't as ambitious as Trek or Specialized when it comes to winning men's races. The everyday cyclist is the bread and butter of their business, winning WT races just adds more money to their bank.

Don't bet on it. Yes, when the rumours about Belkin first appeared it was speculated they were to become more American, but it turns out the sponsorship is an idea of their marketing department for Europe and Asia (the head of this department is Dutch, BTW). They want to increase their brand recognition outside America.

And if you look at what they've done so far on the transfer market, they've actually become more Dutch, not less.
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29 Sep 2013 22:05

Movistar had to announce their new bike sponsor for 2014 today

I think Pinarello asked them to delay the news after Costa won, to get a little more time to milk the cow
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02 Oct 2013 03:50

Parrulo wrote:Orbea seems the logical choice.

Honestly with the way Movistar has been going the last couple of years, if i were Orbea i would go all in on the sponsorship. It only makes sense as they have been sponsoring a team that gave them very little exposure for years now.

Helmet sponsor Catlike could get in the way as Orbea has been getting into the helmet business as well the last few years.


I will bet a cold coke that they will use Specialized from 2014 ;)
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