Thats really easy to explain.RedheadDane said:They merged. So what? If I've learned anything lately it is that teams change around and die like crazy. All I care is that the sport continues.
It's RADIOSHACK-NISSAN-TREK-PROFESSIONAL-CYCLING-TEAM. Nissan is to be pronounced as N'ayh'sauhn.TeamSkyFans said:
That is the big question. If it is pronounced "KNEE san" then we know the American part of the team is the real dominant force. If it is pronounced "NISS un" then we know the Euro team is dominant. I am waiting with baited breath...Then again, if the Lux guys have their way it will be pronounced "Nis S an" because they are pretty picky about how their team names are pronounced.TeamSkyFans said:and how are we pronouncing Nissan?
Is there anyone who signed then?this_is_edie said:That begs the question as to what happens to Radioshack's neo-pros then that signed last year? They still have one year on their contract.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/09/news/report-leopard-trek-to-close-at-end-of-season_191052Dr. Maserati said:Is there anyone who signed then?
Wasn't part of the problem this year that Radioshack hasn't signed any new riders or has anyone on contracts beyond the end of this year?
I think it is almost 100% certain, that it is possible, that it must be pronounced... with an umlaut.TeamSkyFans said:
The telling issue will be scarves or no scarves.Thoughtforfood said:That is the big question. If it is pronounced "KNEE san" then we know the American part of the team is the real dominant force. If it is pronounced "NISS un" then we know the Euro team is dominant. I am waiting with baited breath...Then again, if the Lux guys have their way it will be pronounced "Nis S an" because they are pretty picky about how their team names are pronounced.
I am on pins and needles.
zubeldia will never go back to euskaltel, burned bridges there besides I think jb really wants to keep him and irizarlancaster said:moving away from LA but keeping JB front and centre would be pretty self defeating. i just can't see LA going down and none of the stink going to JB.
Irizar and zubeldia to Euskaltel would be reasonable.
monfort, fugslang and feillu might not be keen to stay if they're not going to get a go in GTs (brajkovic, kloeden, Horner, FS, AS)
Race Radio said:Really? I missed that part of the press release, could you point it out for me?
The press release does say that the team would be based in Lux and use Leopard's license. I see no mention of Brunyeel.
Are you saying that Johan will run a different team because right now it appears that his team is dead.
What's wrong with a good business deal? So your saying nobody else in the sport makes money. Look at that greedy bunch that run Sky. The nerve, making a profit and all.....hfer07 said:
LA/Bruyneel's company Olympus Sarl is luxemburg-based
Knowing how clever & greedy LA/Bruyneel are-I cannot picture then not "profiting" from this so called "merger"-their lawyers are sharp & probably have already secured that-what is announced is just a smoke screen