Professional Cycling For the Fans - Felt Bicycles no longer with Garmin
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08-27-10, 11:36 AM
Wonder why they parted ways. Also have to wonder if they sponsor any other Pro Tour team.
Did you really find an article about Felt not sponsoring the garmin team that didnt mention their "merger" with cervelo test team? Thats just poor journalism.
As far as other teams, the only one I can think of they might sponsor is the Schleck team, but nothing has been said about that at all. Geox maybe, but they will probably keep Fuji from Footon-Servetto.
08-27-10, 01:55 PM
According to the article I read, Felt declined to continue when they spoke with Vaughters. Now, this is from Vaughters himself, so who knows all of the facts. It sounds to me that Cervelo likely was not willing to continue with the costs of supporting a Pro Continental team as a main sponsor, but wanted to do more than Felt was willing. It all came down to money.
I would not be shocked if Felt finds another team, but it would just be speculation. I have always liked Felt, and considered them to be Specialized lesser known cousin, and their sponsorship with Garmin always seemed like a perfect match, as both Garmin and Felt were kind of the outsiders to their clubs.
I am kind of sick of Cervelo in general as a Company (akin to the saying about Christianity - I like their bikes, but I hate the people who ride their bikes).
08-27-10, 05:58 PM
I have to think Specialized will be part pf the Schleck team. Andy is personally sponsored by Specialized.
And Geox will be Geox-Fuji. Already announced.
Where did you get the info about Andy being sponsored by Specialized? The only person I know that is the case for is Contador.
08-28-10, 04:00 AM
Felt bicycles suck. They're just no good. My mom told me so.
08-28-10, 07:52 AM
Eh, too bad, their bikes were among the coolest in the peloton imo.
09-02-10, 08:22 PM
The bike can suck and be in the peloton :P
09-02-10, 08:26 PM
Garmin - cervelo now
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