That's an interesting quote regarding the dynamics of this situation, as I had never previously heard of friction between anyone in the Schleck camp and Bruyneel, especially since Andy has had strong praise for Armstrong in the past. Does anyone else know of animosity between Jonny and JB?why would Frank and Andy’s father, Johny - a former pro cyclist himself - acquiesce so readily to the collapse of the Leopard-Trek squad when he has vehemently resisted any advances by Bruyneel towards his two sons in the past? The last thing Johny Schleck wants to see is his sons fall into the clutches of Johan Bruyneel.
As always its not just the riders but also the mechanics etc.AntonioRossi said:it sucks that the leopard riders riding the vuelta hear this news at this moment. Especially the ones that have no idea about their future.
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Rolling on floor laughing about the title of the news. Euphemism for the win I guess.LaFlorecita said:
How do you know this? I haven't seen it reported yet which management will be part of this set-up except they appear to be operating on Leopards licence.eleven said:Bruyneel's team is not disappearing. The management and ownership from RS will be in charge of this team.
That I don't know - I learned the information before any of the rider-level details had been worked out. The brothers + Canc + Horner, Klodie, Jani and a couple other RS is all I've heard and I think most were aware of that anyway.Dr. Maserati said:Ok then - who is going where?
Renault used to sponsor a team in the '70s and '80s.Arnout said:The only thing slightly interesting about all this is that we see a car company sponsoring a cycling team. That's a first I think (not counting Peugeot as they made bicycles as well).
Of course we have Skoda with a fairly strong commitment in providing material and some sponsorship, but this is interesting.
Didn't they also make bikes? Lots of car makers started as bike manufacturers after all.AngusW said:Renault used to sponsor a team in the '70s and '80s.
Thats the riders - and that was in the press release.eleven said:That I don't know - I learned the information before any of the rider-level details had been worked out. The brothers + Canc + Horner, Klodie, Jani and a couple other RS is all I've heard and I think most were aware of that anyway.
So who will be running the team?eleven said:Bruyneel's team is not disappearing. The management and ownership from RS will be in charge of this team.
i just hope Voigt signs with them. to make you angry.Zoncolan said:I thought I couldn't like the Schlecks any less.
And now, they are with Bruyneel.
I don't know who I will be supporting at the 2012 Tour, but I am sure who I'll be wishing to have an epic fail.
I just hope Voigt doesn't sign with them for next year.