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Old 05-04-09, 09:13 AM   #1
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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?
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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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seems like he already has his own team. later.
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"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
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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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Bruyneel coming with?
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Bruyneel coming with?
i would assume so
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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.

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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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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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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).

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I see what you did there.
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I see what you did there.
I had to cut it short.
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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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actually, FtW = for the win
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Its a bit nutty, if you ask me.
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Its a bit nutty, if you ask me.
That comment was singularly sophomoric.
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Christ y'all are getting testy...
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