- Apr 4, 2010
This is all over sky sports news and their website, however there are no sources? anyone got any ideas.....?
Nickbeam said:interesting, who's gonna replace Conta in Astana as a GC man. or will they keep Vino as their main GC contender for TDF. but vino's staying in cycling for 1 more year only.
Ryo Hazuki said:if a rider leaves a team they can not sign a contract before september 1st. so all of this is way premature.
luckyboy said:CN says Astana gave him an ultimatum? That didn't sound like a great idea.
Dr. Maserati said:Must admit, that was my first reaction.
But if Astana had waited and lost out on Contador then they would have missed the oppurtunity to sign other key riders as some sort of replacement.
sherer said:Contador has a personal sponsorship deal with Spezialized so I can't see him going to just any team due to that. Seems Spesh may team up with Sunguard and the mystery sponsor Riis announced for next season
La Vie Claire said:It would be a master stroke if Riis gets Contador after the Schlecks jumped ship. Even better if Riis wins the TdF next year.
Yep. One of the Italian stories said (if the translation was right) that his contract with Specialized limited his choices. I imagine Specialized would be willing to go with him to a team that doesn't already have a bike sponsor for next year. When the Riis rumors first hit, some sites posted amounts and said Specialized money would be part of the salary. It also led me to believe that Specialized would only supply one team next year. Some said it would be a Cervelo type of arrangement. I think keeping Cancellara would mean a lot.sherer said:Contador has a personal sponsorship deal with Spezialized so I can't see him going to just any team due to that. Seems Spesh may team up with Sunguard and the mystery sponsor Riis announced for next season