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Old 10-17-02, 12:26 PM   #1
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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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Old 10-17-02, 12:34 PM   #2
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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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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.
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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.

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Old 10-18-02, 06:23 AM   #8
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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

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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!!!

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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
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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?

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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.

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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
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CSC is an information technology consulting company--one of my friends works there.
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Old 10-24-02, 01:57 PM   #17
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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.
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