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Their sponsor should be:

Zipocrit Hematocrit 4-place Centrifuge
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Escarabajo said:
Oh God. Do we need a Economy lesson now. On the other hand they might have some millions to spare, but not in cycling. They are as conservative as they can get, and cycling is somehow high risk.

Yeah ..... I hear you. But they .. .. who needs "high risk" when you have a government that'll bail you out ;)
 
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Right - btw: in the past they were sponsored by Beretta. Love, Life and Firearms. Can it get any better? :p


On Topic: HP is probably a good guess, I also heard rumors about them being a co-sponsor with FedEx.

Amore y Vita, FYI, is an Italian anti-abortion organization, also the team management was also one of the first to speak out against doping in cycling during the 90's. Actually it seems to me like anti-abortion and guns make a perfect fit, how else are they going to murder those who disagree with their view of the sanctity of life?

chew on that
 
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No new sponsors, at least not yet. From BikeRadar:

"Lance Armstrong will be able to compete for his eighth Tour de France title this summer after his Astana team announced on Monday that they have resolved their financial problems.

Unpaid bank guarantees meant the Kazakh team, who also boast Spain's 2007 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, had been threatened with expulsion from this year's race, which begins on July 4.

"The financial problems as of today are resolved," said Alain Gallopin, one of the team's sporting directors.

Astana's riders were subsequently able to wear their traditional jerseys at the beginning of the third stage of the Criterium Dauphine Libéré on Monday."
 
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boalio said:
Perfect sprint training. Ride slowly through a sketchy area, all kitted up. As soon as you see a gun come out - big gear 120% FTP. You'll develop a killer jump.

Bigboat creating a thread that franciep10 is doping in 5..4..3
 
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elapid said:
Astana's riders were subsequently able to wear their traditional jerseys at the beginning of the third stage of the Criterium Dauphine Libéré on Monday."

where they?

something must be up with my tv, or maybe i just imagined they where wearing the faded shirts still.. ive deleted it now.. cant go back and check..

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ok.. that doesnt look much like a traditional sponsor.. :eek: in fact.. the word astana isnt there at all..
 
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jaylew said:
I can't think of a single person I've known in my entire lifetime who's had their house burglarized and I doubt I've known many people with NRA stickers on their windows.

I had my CAAD 9 team bike, a Specialized M5, and a Breitling watch stolen from me in DC 4 years ago. Two fun facts about the burglary:

1. They pushed aside a brand new Colnago C-50 (world champ paint scheme), fully decked with Cosmic Carbones, Cinelli RAM, etc., to get to the CAAD-9. Clearly not an astute cyclist.

2. The guy tried to swap out Presta for Schrader on the M5 at a local shop (apparently a dead giveaway). The shop saw the sticker of my favorite shop on the downtube, called them, and I got the mountain bike back. The DC police let the dude go. Claimed they couldn't prove he knew the bike was stolen. Complete sham.
 
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53x11 in DC said:
1. They pushed aside a brand new Colnago C-50 (world champ paint scheme), fully decked with Cosmic Carbones, Cinelli RAM, etc., to get to the CAAD-9. Clearly not an astute cyclist.

Not so sure, might be a crit racer. :D
 
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ahh that pic is from stage 2 started back with logo stage 3

ahh.. useless website..

i only watched about the last 10k yesterday and monday.. not been paying full attention..
 
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Clemson Cycling said:
Are they going to have new kits for the tour with the name of this company that ponied up $6 million?

I hope not the current Astana jersey has only just hit the shops so don't want to replace it already .

Shorts are a bit too shiny though so feel like you are moving too much in the saddle