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    What the heck are those sponsors??

    Maybe this is a dumb question but I'm sort of new to the sport. So everyone knows what USPS is, but what are some of those other major sponsors? I mean I see these names but I have no idea what kind of business(or whatever) these are. I assume they are mostly(all?) European. For example, ONCE, Adecco, Lotto, KELME, Telekom, Robobank, COFIDIS, DOMO, etc, etc, etc..........

    Anyone know what they are??? :confused:

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    ONCE- lottery for blind people- see the guy with stick in the jersey?

    Lotto- belgian lottery
    adecco- employ company
    Kelme- shoes-soccer shoes
    Telekom communications-cell phones,etc
    Rabobank- bank
    Domo-flooring
    Mapei-flooring adhesives
    quickstep-flooring-linolieum flooring, parquet wood,etc
    Cofidis-telephone cards

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    mercatone uno is a grocery chain
    I banesto- bank
    saeco- cappicino machines
    thats all I can think of at the moment

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    Cinzano-makers of all things alcoholic
    Je vais à vélo, donc je suis!

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    Credit Agricole: Bank
    Palmans-Colstrop: Trucking-Wood Panelling
    Bonjour: Free weekly newspaper
    FdJ.com: French national lottery
    Aqua e Sapone: Commercial cleaning
    Tacconi Sport: Sporting goods chain
    Lampre-Daikin: Sheet metal-Air conditioners

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    Cycling is exponentially more popular in Europe, so there are tons more sponsors there.
    Booyah!!

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    Credit Agricole - Not a bank, my bank.

    Try here: http://www.cyclingnews.com/results/2...team2001.shtml

    Each team has the sponsors, and what they do, listed.

    Cheers...Gary

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    ONCE - Organizatión Nacional de Ciegos Españoles or...en Ingles:
    Spanish National Organisation of the Blind

    See (sorry) more here:
    http://www.once.es/cd/og/ocdog01cose.htm

    great stuff!
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    And for the American teams. . .

    Saturn - US automaker
    Mercury - US automaker
    Navigators - Insurance
    7-11 - Convenience store chain
    Prime Alliance - Plastics materials

    and. . . let's not forget. . .

    USPS - US Postal Service

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    Spanish National Organisation of the Blind
    The english version kinda matches some roadies I know

    "S.N.O.B."

    My wife and I got a chuckle out of that.

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    Oh Man...

    SNOB...I can't believe that I didn't catch that one...thanks for an early morning chuckle!!!

    happy trails,
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    I like finding out what some of the sponsors are. Some are easy to guess, like Telefonica who sponsor the Vuelta Espana, and Esta The (Giro Italia). But there are others:

    Wurth- Hardware
    Dymo- Office equipment

    Correos- Spanish mail service

    Feldschlosschen - Swiss Brewery, sponsors Tour of Switzerland
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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    Hey that's cool. I think there was a pic floating around of a Dekker ad in a bank lobby (Rabobank, of course!).
    I always thought Credit Agricole was an agricultural bank! Don't they have a wheat stalk in their logo?

    Originally posted by gmason
    Credit Agricole - Not a bank, my bank.

    Try here: http://www.cyclingnews.com/results/2...team2001.shtml

    Each team has the sponsors, and what they do, listed.

    Cheers...Gary

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    Fassa Bortolo - Cement Company

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    Gerolsteiner - bottled water company
    Phonak - Swiss telephone (or is it hearing aids) company
    Costa Blanca (co-sponsor of Kelme-Costa Blanca) - vacation resort area
    Panaria - ceramic tile company
    Coast - isn't this a German convenience store chain?
    CSC-Tiscali - I think CSC is an internet/telecommunications company

    Let's not forget the ladies. These come to mind. How about some more?
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    Diet Rite - diet soft drinks
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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    CSC is an information technology consulting company--one of my friends works there.

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    Hey,
    I work there (csc) and I guess that is what we do!

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    La Redoute is a catalogue company that sells clothes, I gather it's like J Crew. Coast is sort of like Gap. So is Gas, who used to sponsor an italian women's team.

    New Holland makes farm and construction equipment.
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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