£40 million (€46 million) budget.
if only other general mangers had the fight within them like Sir Dave does then the peloton wouldn't be in the mess that its in, Sir Dave has shown there is money there, they need to go out there and find it....true British fighting spirit from Sir DaveAngliru said:
Even if he were right, by now it should then be obvious there is (apparently) only one genius that is able to find all that money - so you'd still need a budget cap to avoid Sky/Ineos totally skewing the playing field.Krokro said:You can't be serious, can you? So it's only a matter of being a genius? Interesting.oldcrank said:If Sir Dave can find a sponsor, what is stopping the other teams from doing so? He is obviously smarter than those in charge of some of the other teams, but he is also interested in moving the sport forward while some prefer staying in the past.Koronin said:So where are these monied sponsors for all the other teams? One team having twice or more the budget of basically every other team out there is not good for the sport.oldcrank said:Sir Dave is obviously still committed to moving the sport forward into the 21st century, good on him. Also great to see that sponsors are out there...even in so-called "non-traditional" countries.
They hardly ever use 'Sir' unless in a formal setting. I certainly wouldn't use it in normal conversation.Angliru said:Do British subjects/citizens feel obligated to refer to him and others that have been anointed as such as "Sir Dave" or is that just a personal choice?oldcrank said:Sir Dave is obviously still committed to moving the sport forward into the 21st century, good on him. Also great to see that sponsors are out there...even in so-called "non-traditional" cycling countries.
If I happen to see Chris Hoy down the shops I'd greet him with a nod, a Sir Chris, and a smile...but he is the only one from the cycling world at this point in time.Angliru said:Do British subjects/citizens feel obligated to refer to him and others that have been anointed as such as "Sir Dave" or is that just a personal choice?oldcrank said:Sir Dave is obviously still committed to moving the sport forward into the 21st century, good on him. Also great to see that sponsors are out there...even in so-called "non-traditional" cycling countries.
Everyone's off to Monaco! SDB should have had a chat with the Prince to become Team Monte Carlo - Geezus!Exactly why their former doctor ordered a batch of testosterone that was delivered to their Manchester HQ remains unexplained but nothing, it seems, can derail Team Sky.
While weeks of preliminary legal argument were preventing lawyers from the General Medical Council interrogating the elusive Dr Richard Freeman in Manchester last month, having levelled the allegation that the banned substance was ordered to enhance the performance of an athlete, Sir Dave Brailsford and his senior riders were persuading Britain’s richest man to replace Sky as their new owner.
It was, sources claim, a brilliantly executed seduction that involved Geraint Thomas taking Sir Jim Ratcliffe for a spin on the climbs out of Monaco.
Ratcliffe and his son are keen cyclists, we are told. And they obviously enjoyed themselves, with the announcement Team Sky will become Team Ineos next season — as first revealed by Sportsmail — said to be imminent.
As chairman and founder of a petrochemicals giant that has made him £21billion, Ratcliffe is no stranger to controversy.
Last month he attacked the government’s fracking policy on behalf of Ineos and last year it emerged he was moving to Monaco’s tax haven. Two months earlier he was knighted by the Queen for ‘services to business and investment’.
Within his own team at Ineos, concerns were apparently raised. John Mayock heads up the sports division at the Ineos offices in London and one imagines the former Olympic middle-distance runner would have been concerned by the whiff of scandal that has dogged Brailsford and his all-conquering cyclists of late. Mayock was unavailable for comment.
They will be even more insufferable and no-holds-barred, won't they? :lol:Koronin said:
I'd rather they didn't have such a big budget...or rather that their budget matched the norm.Dekker_Tifosi said:Sky with an even bigger budget. Great...
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