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    Armstrong plans to start own team for 2010

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...y09/may04news2

    What are your thoughts?

    Continental? Pro Continental? Pro Tour?
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Mellow Johnny's is going Pro Tour, FTW
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    You have to like this. Who the F wants to ride for some Khazak company? That's just bizarre.

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    seems like he already has his own team. later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23 View Post


    seems like he already has his own team. later.
    Quote Originally Posted by Armstrong
    "I would like to have my own team: to be the owner, director and... cyclist. Because if I have a team I also want to race. It does not necessarily have to be the Giro and Tour, but only when I have the desire," he said in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport after the Tour of the Gila stage race in the USA.
    assumption fail. he is neither director nor rider for Trek/Livestrong U23
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...y09/may04news2

    What are your thoughts?

    Continental? Pro Continental? Pro Tour?
    I'm not racing for him. I don't care how many times he asks.

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    I'm gonna try out...

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    Bruyneel coming with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
    Bruyneel coming with?
    i would assume so
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...edictions.html

    Scroll to the end.

    I'll add that they'll ride SRAM since Lance invested some dough in that company.

    cdr

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    assumption fail. he is neither director nor rider for Trek/Livestrong U23


    later.

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    what not have livestrong sponsor two teams? rabobank already sponsors two teams, and it would certainly be cheaper to continue to sponsor the U23 than pay up for a continental team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordconqueror View Post
    what not have livestrong sponsor two teams? rabobank already sponsors two teams, and it would certainly be cheaper to continue to sponsor the U23 than pay up for a continental team.
    So Livestrong is his cancer foundation...if they sponsor another team then it takes money from the foundation which would be counter productive to the cause unless the exposure brought in enough money to offset the cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
    So Livestrong is his cancer foundation...if they sponsor another team then it takes money from the foundation which would be counter productive to the cause unless the exposure brought in enough money to offset the cost.
    Yep... that's the way advertising works. In all it's glory. Same for his cancer foundation as it is for Micky D's.

    It is very possible he could be personally funding it with a couple corporate sponsors, as opposed to using donated money from the foundation. I don't doubt that the primary name on the jersey will be "Livestrong," regardless of the funding mechanism.
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    I heard he is doing it because he hates his mom. Joking aside, I think it is cool to have another team from the USA.

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    Sponsors cover much of the costs of a high end team, and any team associated with Lance will probably be considered "high end".

    Duplicating some staff isn't a big part of the budget, not unless the guys are getting major bucks. Much of the costs will be covered by other sponsors, for equipment and money both.

    Two official, separate teams also gives the main team some wiggle room to expand numbers and hold onto staff/riders without breaking any UCI rules.

    Garmin has a second team (sponsored by Felt), Jelly Belly too (Waste Management last year, not sure of this year).

    cdr

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
    Mellow Johnny's is going Pro Tour, FTW
    F*** the world?
    i may have overreacted

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    Lance will have a ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Lance will have a ball.
    I see what you did there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    I see what you did there.
    I had to cut it short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard View Post
    F*** the world?
    Duh. And, of course, F the French, because Texas is Bigger'n France. It's also Bigger'n Italy, but it's hard to stay mad at the Italians.

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    F*** the world?
    actually, FtW = for the win

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Lance will have a ball.
    Its a bit nutty, if you ask me.
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
    Its a bit nutty, if you ask me.
    That comment was singularly sophomoric.

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    Christ y'all are getting testy...
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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