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GEOX will take over Footon a 50 mil bonus for Gianetti

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3 new American Girls for "GEOX Ladies Divers 2011" the former rebranded team of Safi-Pasta Zara will be the first big pro ladies team in Spains history led by Catalan Manel Lacambra .


Shelley Evans Olds
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Sinead Miller
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Amber Rais Pierce
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Are they really going to be Spanish? They have no Spanish links other than Eneritz Iturriagaechevarría and Manel. They have more links to Spain, Lithuania and, now, the USA. If they want to pilfer Anna Sanchis back from Bizkaia (she rode for Safi in 2009) then I can't be against that, it adds to the Spanish identity, and how can you not love a pretty girl who says "I'm a climber. I have no skills for flat races".

Evans (née Olds) is a mighty quick track girl, and the others have shown a lot of talent. It does look like Kristin Armstrong's Peanut Butter 2012 team will probably roll over and kick the bucket though - Evans and Abbott were the backbone of the team and both are gone.

The best thing about this series of moves (other than Abbott, who is a star climber and I look forward to seeing her and Emma Pooley do battle again) is actually Lacambra. Why? Because Manel's in-race tweeting from the team USA car was one of the most reliable, quick and informative ways to follow women's cycling, and so having him at nearly every race can only be a good thing for us!
 

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This is a top shelf first class power house ....

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Tomas Alberio to ride for Geox-TMC in 2011

signed for 2 years ... him and Kump that is going to be awesome ...[http://cicloweb.it]

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Honor Roll 2010

1st Piccola Sanremo 2010
1st Memorial Danilo Furlan 2010
1st GP Industrie del Marmo 2010
1st Tour do Rio 2010

2nd Trofeo Papà Cervi 2010
2nd Crono Rocca - Montericco 2010
2nd Gran Premio Vini DOC Valdadige 2010
2nd G.P. Sportivi di Poggiana - Trofeo Bonin Costruzioni 2010

3rd GP Palio del Recioto 2010

4th Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano - GP Industria e Commercio 2010
4th Trofeo Città di Brescia Memorial Fiori e Volpi 2010
4th Medaglia d'Oro Nino Ronco 2010

GEOX-TMC Pro Team roster thus far 2011: New

1) Denis Menchov < Rabobank ProTeam
2) Carlos Sastre < Cervelo Test Team
3) Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo < Cafe de Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion-4/72
4) Mauricio Alberto Cano Ardila < Rabobank ProTeam
5) Juan Jose Cobo Acebo < Caisse d'Epargne
6) David De La Fuente Rasilla < Team Astana
7) Marcel Wyss < Cervelo Test Team
8) Mauricio Alberto Cano Ardila < Rabobank ProTeam
9 )Daniele Colli < Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
10)David Blanco Rodiguez < Palmeiras Resort - Prio
11)Daniele Ratto < Carmiooro - NGC
12)Dmitry Kozontchuk < Rabobank ProTeam
13)Marko Kump < Adria Mobil
14)Tomas ALBERIO
15)Matteo Pelucchi
? 16)Daniel Diaz < Cafés Baqué ... [still B]TBC[/B]

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17) Giampaolo Cheula
18) Arkaitz Aroca Duran
19) Marco Corti
20) Matthias Brandle
21) Rafael Valls Ferri
22) Fabio Felline
23) Noe Gianetti
24) David Gutiérrez
25) Markus Eibegger
? 26) Vidal Celis Zabala TBC
? 27)Mata
 
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DAOTEC said:
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GEOX-TMC Pro Team roster thus far 2011: New

1) Denis Menchov < Rabobank ProTeam
2) Carlos Sastre < Cervelo Test Team
3) Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo < Cafe de Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion-4/72
4) Mauricio Alberto Cano Ardila < Rabobank ProTeam
5) Juan Jose Cobo Acebo < Caisse d'Epargne
6) David De La Fuente Rasilla < Team Astana
7) Marcel Wyss < Cervelo Test Team
8) Mauricio Alberto Cano Ardila < Rabobank ProTeam
9 )Daniele Colli < Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
10)David Blanco Rodiguez < Palmeiras Resort - Prio
11)Daniele Ratto < Carmiooro - NGC
12)Dmitry Kozontchuk < Rabobank ProTeam
13)Marko Kump < Adria Mobil
14)Tomas ALBERIO
15)Matteo Pelucchi
? 16)Daniel Diaz < Cafés Baqué ... [still B]TBC[/B]

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17) Giampaolo Cheula
18) Arkaitz Aroca Duran
19) Marco Corti
20) Matthias Brandle
21) Rafael Valls Ferri
22) Fabio Felline
23) Noe Gianetti
24) David Gutiérrez
25) Markus Eibegger
? 26) Vidal Celis Zabala TBC
? 27)Mata


Be careful. You just cloned Mauricio Ardila Cano. ;)

What if the team doesn't get a Protour license. Isn't there a limit of 25 riders for Professional Continental teams?

And do you think the GEOX team will be disadvantaged in the TTT in the tour?
 
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Is it gonna affect Geox's plans in any way?

They're gonna be invited to Giro and Tour anyways (having Sastre and/or Mecnhov) and it seemed to their only goals for the season, right?
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If it turns out to be true, it could be a blessing in disguise... Unless of course, Geox had written into their sponsorship deal that they had to be ProTour to receive the money, which is a possibility.

Geox don't really have a strong squad for half the ProTour races. They don't really have any sprinters of note, and their classics team is meagre to say the least. Not having to field squads in races where, even if they did their very best they'd still have little chance of winning, will allow them to thrive in the big races which they do get invited to, and with Menchov and Sastre they'll certainly get into some big races next year.

I understand why every team wants to be ProTour. Its something that can be easily explained to a potential sponsor, (being 'one of the 17 recognized best teams in cycling') and will easily generate attention. But teams like Cervelo and Vancansoleil have proved that ProTour status isn't the be-all-end-all of professional cycling teams.
 
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and the others have?? :rolleyes:

of the 5 remaining teams geox is most deserving of pt status. euskaltel have no top sprinters, not one cobble guy and basically no one for hilly classics unless sammy wants to go but that is not the case

quickstep only have guys for cobbles, the team is worthless s*** ag2r has only climbers, no sprinters, cobble guys or serious hilly contenders except nocentino who sucked last year

then comes cofidis, also no good sprinters, no climbers either except moncoutie who does well once a year and no one serious for either classics
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
and the others have?? :rolleyes:

of the 5 remaining teams geox is most deserving of pt status. euskaltel have no top sprinters, not one cobble guy and basically no one for hilly classics unless sammy wants to go but that is not the case

quickstep only have guys for cobbles, the team is worthless s*** ag2r has only climbers, no sprinters, cobble guys or serious hilly contenders except nocentino who sucked last year

then comes cofidis, also no good sprinters, no climbers either except moncoutie who does well once a year and no one serious for either classics

I never said Geox didn't deserve ProTour status.
 

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Niente licenza Pro Team per il Team Geox

From what we can tell, last night the International Cycling Union president Pat Mc Quaid would have called Maurizio D'Angelo - Geox team president and general manager and CEO of Diadora LIR (the Group's financial Polegato) - , to inform them of the "rejection".

http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=34240&tp=n

Susan Westemeyer said:
There is no confirmatin on that story, by the way. The team denies it and the UCI says it hasn't notified anyone of anything yet.

Susan

Ohh Yes there was ! - only you (CN) didn't get it.
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- and yes the call has been made - and when intercepted - the curtain came down - but the result has staid the same isn't it ?
 

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Gianetti slams UCI ProTeam decision

“Carlos Sastre is the only Tour de France winner since 1996 not to be involved in a doping scandal and yet that’s been ignored and the only thing that matter seems to be the points riders have scored in the last two years.

“Riccardo Riccò caused huge damage by testing positive during the Tour de France. It cost me a major sponsor and stopped another sponsor coming into the sport. So how can the points he scored in 2010 after making a quick comeback, be more important that what Sastre or Denis Menchov has achieved?

“The UCI isn’t coherent

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/gianetti-slams-uci-proteam-decision
 
DAOTEC said:

I think Gianetti is being a whiny little "female dog". Vacansoleil deserved their spot even without Ricco. They would stil have had plenty of points even without him. Gianetti should instead focus on gathering a stronger team himself. He only has two main riders and behind them there is not much substance at all compared to the relatively high quality of a lot of Vacansoleils riders.

While I agree that singing Ricco should have some negative repercussions, Gianetti can't exactly claim to have clean hands when it comes to doping. He was the DS of the very same team where Ricco and others were using the most severe blood doping possible. Either he had a direct hand in those events or at the very least he didn't run a tight enough ship to prevent that sort of thing from going on. Who knows, perhaps it was him that ultimately lost them the license.
 
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ingsve said:
I think Gianetti is being a whiny little "female dog". Vacansoleil deserved their spot even without Ricco. They would stil have had plenty of points even without him. Gianetti should instead focus on gathering a stronger team himself. He only has two main riders and behind them there is not much substance at all compared to the relatively high quality of a lot of Vacansoleils riders.

While I agree that singing Ricco should have some negative repercussions, Gianetti can't exactly claim to have clean hands when it comes to doping. He was the DS of the very same team where Ricco and others were using the most severe blood doping possible. Either he had a direct hand in those events or at the very least he didn't run a tight enough ship to prevent that sort of thing from going on. Who knows, perhaps it was him that ultimately lost them the license.

Gianetti's point is that the jury ignored the ethic aspect when selecting teams. And I totally agree with him. Like this, UCI admits that it doesn't support clean riders and clean sport and doesn't care about the sport's image.
 
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Benedict XVI said:
Gianetti's point is that the jury ignored the ethic aspect when selecting teams. And I totally agree with him. Like this, UCI admits that it doesn't support clean riders and clean sport and doesn't care about the sport's image.

But remember who was running Ricco's team when he, and at least one other teammate, got busted and thrown off the Tour.
 
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Ohh Yes there was ! - only you (CN) didn't get it.
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- and yes the call has been made - and when intercepted - the curtain came down - but the result has staid the same isn't it ?

YEs, the result was the same, but at the time when I posted, there was no confirmation and both the team and the UCI denied that any notifcation had taken place. I did not comment as to whether or not the team would be receiving the licence.

Susan
 
luckyboy said:
Whaat? Surely that's not possible if he's signed to Geox?

Perhaps there was a clause about what the team had to do in order for Sastre to ride with them - these things are probably not all one-way, I daresay.

After the Sky business last winter though, one would hope for less bad blood from eleventh hour off-season transfers.