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This rumor has been going around since the Tour and is again picking up steam.
Nygaard out. Johan in. Becca not happy that a marketing guy like Nygaard cannot get a title sponser
 
Jul 3, 2009
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So the Shack remain committed, as title sponsor? Trek consolidating into one team, and Becca filling up the tank if required?

(If this were to happen)
 
Aug 1, 2009
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So Andy wants to be Americas next darling with his own private jet. Selling his soul to Johan Bruyneel. Disgusting.
 
HL2037 said:
So Andy wants to be Americas next darling with his own private jet. Selling his soul to Johan Bruyneel. Disgusting.
No one is going to be Americas next darling by riding a bike, especially no foreigner and I don't quite see why he has to hook up with brunyeel to have a private jet.

Maybe he just received a good offer and didnt refuse?
 
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The Hitch said:
No one is going to be Americas next darling by riding a bike, especially no foreigner and I don't quite see why he has to hook up with brunyeel to have a private jet.

Maybe he just received a good offer and didnt refuse?
He is already doing twitter rides...
 
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sounds like a good idea to me. Instead of having to split my hatred in two directions I can now aim it all firmly at just one team again. :D
 
Shleck getting some race smarts into him from the old dudes and also some ITT skills by Bruyneel, Levi and Kloden. He also has to win the ToC before he can be guaranteed leadership status at the TDF.
 
Aug 1, 2009
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swuzzlebubble said:
Seven GC contenders at the Tour next year?
+ Jens & Fab to fetch the bottles?
Jens can't come to the tour de France next year, he has to do a tour de talkshow in US.
 
Jun 8, 2011
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swuzzlebubble said:
Seven GC contenders at the Tour next year?
+ Jens & Fab to fetch the bottles?
Seven? You can't seriously count someone like Machado a GT contender, can you? Name them please :)
 
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Could be a good thing for andy shleck in his quest to win TDF.
 
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Makes sense, both economically and from a sporting perspective.

Anyway the priority of the Schlecks should be to separate into different teams. I do not like Bruynnel, RS, and the Schlecks, so it would be good for me
 
Great move for the Schlecks.
The consistent crapness will become a thing of the past and they will immediately find 5 minutes, once they are under Johan's..................er............wing.

Cycling Pat's poster boy join's the poster boy for something completely different......
 
swuzzlebubble said:
Seven GC contenders at the Tour next year?
+ Jens & Fab to fetch the bottles?
actually from a sponsor point of view this could be possible: TREK-BONTRAGER is ok for both, then LEOPARD has no main sponsor.

but who will be the boss? Nygaard? Bruyneel?
will LEVI leave?
Kloedy and Horner have already signed with the SHACK for 2012-2013, Jani I don't remember

anyway, is there really any true merging plan?
 
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Race Radio said:
This rumor has been going around since the Tour and is again picking up steam.
Nygaard out. Johan in. Becca not happy that a marketing guy like Nygaard cannot get a title sponser
I think I would hate both those teams even more now if that happened.
 
Mar 13, 2009
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It's interesting because before Radioshack (the company) announced that they would continue their sponsorship I thought LEOPARD TREK might absorb some of the Radioshack riders, such as Garmin-Cervélo last year.

The article in l'Equipe talks of "financial difficulties" for LEOPARD TREK, which is also interesting because last year they proclaimed that financial backing was in place for at least four years.

Another weird thing is that LEOPARD TREK keeps signing Radioshack riders. I also can't really imagine why Nygaard would "resign" (as it says in the article) at the end of the season, unless he is fired by an unhappy Becca as someone suggested earlier.

When asked about this matter in Colorado, Fränk Schleck said he hadn't "read" (!) anything about it and Andy seemed interested to find out more. The LEOPARD TREK management has not been available for a comment yet.
 
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pastronef said:
actually from a sponsor point of view this could be possible: TREK-BONTRAGER is ok for both, then LEOPARD has no main sponsor.

but who will be the boss? Nygaard? Bruyneel?
will LEVI leave?
Kloedy and Horner have already signed with the SHACK for 2012-2013, Jani I don't remember

anyway, is there really any true merging plan?
What? I thought Kloeden signed for QuickstepLottoPharma whatever team
 

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