FFWally said:How does a Colnago or Pinarello make up the money lost on 2 pro tour teams.
They don't. The reason that Colnago pulled out of Pro Tour sponsorship was that they not only have to provide free bikes but the teams expect to be paid advertising revenue. According to Colnago, they don't need advertise through the Pro Tour to sell bikes. They have maintained their relationship with Lanbouwcredit [sic. sorry] since this goes back for donkey's years apparently.
Heaven only knows how much Specialized are shelling out!?!?!?