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Old 03-13-08, 08:27 AM   #1
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CSC to end sponsorship after season

http://team-csc.com/ny_news.asp?n_id=1754

i havent seen this on cycling news yet
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Uhmm yeah, this clears up everything for me.

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[13.03 14:57] Team CSC's hovedsponsor, CSC, takker af efter otte år i cykelsporten. Det sker efter indeværende sæson, som således bliver it-virksomhedens sidste, som navnesponsor for holdet.

CSC står foran nye investeringsmæssige prioriteter og har i den forbindelse valgt at melde tidligt ud til holdet i forhold til fremtiden.

”Der skal ikke herske nogen tvivl om, at det har været en positiv oplevelse at være en del af cykelsporten via Team CSC. Vi bakker naturligvis 100 procent op om holdet her i 2008 og vi vil også benytte os aktivt af sponsoratet hele perioden ud. Samtidig forpligter vi os også til at hjælpe holdet med at sikre sig en ny hovedsponsor”, udtaler Henrik Bo Pedersen, der er direktør for Business Development & Marketing hos CSC.

”Vores virksomhed og vore mange ansatte har sat stor pris på det tætte forhold, vi har haft til rytterne og ledelsen, og vi vil gerne benytte lejligheden til endnu engang at takke hele holdet og samtlige ansatte i Riis Cycling for at vise vejen for fremtidens cykelsport på en ren og holdbar måde”, tilføjer Henrik Bo Pedersen.

”Vi har haft et langt og godt samarbejde med CSC, og når det slutter efter i år, kan vi se tilbage på et unikt partnerskab over otte år, der har været meget udviklende for begge parter. CSC har været med til at sætte vores cykelhold på sportens verdenskort, og vi har været med til at give deres ansatte og kunder nogle unikke oplevelser og et fælles samlingspunkt for en global virksomhed med over 90.000 ansatte i 81 lande. Det er vi ekstremt stolte over. Vi har stadigvæk mange store oplevelser til gode sammen med CSC i 2008 og vi ser frem til at levere varen i resten af sæsonen”, udtaler Bjarne Riis, der samtidig udtrykker optimisme i bestræbelserne på at kunne præsentere en ny hovedsponsor for 2009.

”Det her markerer samtidig starten på noget nyt for os, og vi er klar til at gå ud at vise, at vi er kommet for at blive. Vi har et helt unikt produkt, som vi tror på, og det er det, vi skal ud og sælge til en ny hovedsponsor. Sportsligt er vi i verdensklasse og vi har en kæmpe erfaring og knowhow i sponsorhåndtering, og det gør mig meget optimistisk i forhold til fremtiden. Cykelsporten har sine problemer, men jeg tror, at de største af dem, er bag os. Som hold er vi klar til at vise vejen fremad og som organisation er vi gearet til opgaven, der nu ligger foran os”, tilføjer Bjarne Riis.
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That makes it way too easy!!!

It's nice to see that they aren't leaving due to problems (aka drugs).
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That makes it way too easy!!! : D

It's nice to see that they aren't leaving due to problems (aka drugs).
i wouldn't be so sure about that.
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i wouldn't be so sure about that.
Good point. I guess I should have said it's nice to see that they are leaving and not giving cycling even more bad press by saying it is due to drugs.

Any better?
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Good point. I guess I should have said it's nice to see that they are leaving and not giving cycling even more bad press by saying it is due to drugs.

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you've got nothing to prove to me.
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i havent seen this on cycling news yet


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Good point. I guess I should have said it's nice to see that they are leaving and not giving cycling even more bad press by saying it is due to drugs.

Any better?
Just like when I say I left my ex-wife because we didnt get along instead of leaving her because shes a ****...
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Just like when I say I left my ex-wife because we didnt get along instead of leaving her because shes a ****...
Yikes. Thanks for sharing.
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Just like when I say I left my ex-wife because we didnt get along instead of leaving her because shes a ****...
Mmm, do you still have her number?







I could not resist typing that, my apologies.
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I could not resist typing that, my apologies.


Shes married.... oh wait that wont matter with her
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is that why they put so little effort into designing their uniforms this year?

looked they gave up caring when they ok'd the proofs for those things.
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Makes no difference whatsoever with the current no-relegation franchise system in place. Someone will buy their "pro license", and the jolly bunch will be racing next season as "team whatever", otherwise unchanged.
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Makes no difference whatsoever with the current no-relegation franchise system in place. Someone will buy their "pro license", and the jolly bunch will be racing next season as "team whatever", otherwise unchanged.
You are saying this like it is a bad thing. Would you rather another sponsor did not pick them up and Pro Cycling could be out another Pro team?
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Makes no difference whatsoever with the current no-relegation franchise system in place. Someone will buy their "pro license", and the jolly bunch will be racing next season as "team whatever", otherwise unchanged.
no one said the team was going away. all i said was the sponsor was
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You are saying this like it is a bad thing. Would you rather another sponsor did not pick them up and Pro Cycling could be out another Pro team?
There's the protour, which is hardly a working model but has several tiers, points and an eventual winner at the end, and then there is... the protour, where the top division will remain the same even if a team folds (only to emerge under a new name), and conti teams have no chance of promoting (based on results), and have to rely on wildcards and spells of luck to get starts in noticeable events.

To be honest, I'd rather they made up their mind as to what they want pro cycling to be. Pro sports work are either division-based with promotions and relegations, or the US-style franchises. Pro cycling is neither. And it doesn't seem to work too well at the moment.
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no one said the team was going away. all i said was the sponsor was
This is what I don't particularly like about cycling. Why aren't there permanent teams? It's an irrational thing, I know. But if, say AIG stops sponsoring Man United they won't turn into a Carlsberg Rovers, and who sponsors, say, the Toronto Maple Leafs - I've no idea.
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its the same as football really. Riis Cycling isnt changing just the sponsor just like when vodophone or whoever left and aig took over.

Also, a football team could theoretically fold if they lost sponsorship and werent making money. The difference is the football teams dont neccesarily need the sponsorship money where as cycling does.
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I work for a company called CSC, maybe we should step up.
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its the same as football really. Riis Cycling isnt changing just the sponsor just like when vodophone or whoever left and aig took over.

Also, a football team could theoretically fold if they lost sponsorship and werent making money. The difference is the football teams dont neccesarily need the sponsorship money where as cycling does.
The difference for the casual fan is that ManUre isn't called "AIG FC", so when the sponsor changes, the club name doesn't. I like F1's model of naming teams, such as Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. You get the sponsor name in, the team name stays in, and it's easier to follow in the long run.
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like slipstream chipotle
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More like Toyota-United. I was under the impression Slipstream/Chipotle only exists as a name because Chipotle isn't a full title sponsor. If they could find someone else to foot the rest of the bill, I think "Slipstream" is off the marquee.
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I work for a company called CSC, maybe we should step up.
Our team is CSC (Charlotte Sports Cycling). But hey, I tell people that's who I ride for.

The regular Joe Schmoe doesn't know the difference anyway.
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