Some evidence for it would be useful. Do you have any? Or is it just a gut feeling?spalco said:
Finances.spalco said:Now I'm confused, if you don't think there's a problem, what is this thread about.Exactly who are these fly-by-night sponsors so many say are the problem? AG2R? FDJ? Quick Step? Omega Pharma? Lotto? Movistar? Exactly how long does a sponsor have to stay before they're no longer fly-by-night, forever? Doe people not think that marketing campaigns - which is what cycling sponsorship is all about - come to a natural conclusion, that even the notion of five-to-seven years for these things is long?
Did you read what I wrote about sugar daddies and rational economic decision making or am I going to have to repeat myself, just for you?spalco said:And the three French WT teams are all more or less publically sponsored.
FDJ is the national lottery, Cofidis is owned by Crédit Mutuel, which is a co-op, and Ag2R I don't easily understand the ownership structure, but it seems also sort of state-run.
I'm not sure the involvement in cycling of these companies is guided by market-principles per se.