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Old 07-14-05, 10:50 PM   #1
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T Mobile is German (Deutsch Telekom).
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Phonak is Swiss, manufacturers hearing aids
Credit Agricole is a French banking/finance company
Cofidis is a European credit/finance company
Liquigas is an Italian energy company

etc etc..

Check out this link and google for the companies

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Phonak is hearing aids, Gerolsteiner is bottled water, Euskaltel is cell phone service -- that's all I can come up with off the top of my head.
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Fasso Bortolo is in the glamorous business of cement
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AG2r sells insurance

Saunier Duval makes hot water heaters and such

CSC makes computer systems and componenets

Davitimon makes Vitamins Lotto is the Belgian Lottery

Domina Vacanze is a Vacation and Holiday Company

FdJ is the French National Lottery

Illes Ballears is Sponserd by the Division of Tourism for the Balearic Islands

Rabobank is sponsored by a big Dutch Bank

Liberty Seguros is Sponsored by the Spanish Division of Liberty Mutual, and Insurance Company

Quick-Step makes laminate and wood flooring

Bouygues Telecom mobile phone

Gerolsteiner makes Mineral Water, you can buy it here in the US

Lampre makes Steel

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when they were around...
ONCE was the spanish lottery that benifited blind spaniards.
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What about the old 7-11 team?



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and the not-so-old motorola?
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i wonder if gerolsteiner drinks gerolsteiner water.
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i wonder if gerolsteiner drinks gerolsteiner water.
the team manager walks in......



"ARE YOU DRINKING EVIAN! THATS IT YOUR OFF THE TEAM!"
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i wonder if gerolsteiner drinks gerolsteiner water.
On OLN the other day Kirsten Gum did a piece on what Gerolsteiner drank and how Levi Leipheimer drank something different. I wasn't really listening to what she was saying -- just staring at her chest.
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I was wondering what they did -- thanks. Anyone know if Lotto is the shoe company (Boris Becker wore Lotto's)?
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This is vaguely related to the topic: I was talking to this guy that just moved into our frat house for the summer...he's friends w/ one of the bros. Apparently he used to race w/ a bunch of the young guys that are now in the tour, and he said that a lot of the time a bike sponsor, say Fuji would example, would put a Fuji paint job on a better brand of bike if they didn't have a good enough bike or a well-fitting bike for the rider. He said that several bikes in the tour were probably other brands than they were painted. I found this pretty interesting!
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I was wondering what they did -- thanks. Anyone know if Lotto is the shoe company (Boris Becker wore Lotto's)?
Nope. Lotto is the national lottery of Belgium.
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=. I wasn't really listening to what she was saying -- just staring at her chest.
So, real or silicone valley?
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the team manager walks in......



"ARE YOU DRINKING EVIAN! THATS IT YOUR OFF THE TEAM!"
That isn't too far from the truth.

I was riding with a member of the US cycling team last night, and he told me that when they unzip their jerseys on hard climbs, they get yelled at over the team radio. "Zip that back up! The cameras can't see the sponser!"

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So, real or silicone valley?
I'm thinking REAL.
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Liquigas is an Italian energy company


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And here I thought they named the team after some one had a bad stomach flu

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On OLN the other day Kirsten Gum did a piece on what Gerolsteiner drank and how Levi Leipheimer drank something different. I wasn't really listening to what she was saying -- just staring at her chest.
The team uses Enervit energy drinks except for Levi who uses something else (missed the name but it's tropical punch flavoured). My eyes were in the same place as yours however... though I did lose focus briefly when she said "puke".
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Somewhat related the Discovery Team budget for the 2005 season $15,000,000. 15 MILLION chaching!!
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i wonder if gerolsteiner drinks gerolsteiner water.
I wonder if the Aqua & Sapone team uses any of that company's products (women's cosmetics).
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I wonder if the Aqua & Sapone team uses any of that company's products (women's cosmetics).

you never know...............
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This is vaguely related to the topic: I was talking to this guy that just moved into our frat house for the summer...he's friends w/ one of the bros. Apparently he used to race w/ a bunch of the young guys that are now in the tour, and he said that a lot of the time a bike sponsor, say Fuji would example, would put a Fuji paint job on a better brand of bike if they didn't have a good enough bike or a well-fitting bike for the rider. He said that several bikes in the tour were probably other brands than they were painted. I found this pretty interesting!
Yep. It's not uncommon. Lance rode a Litespeed in the '99 Tour, rebadged as a Trek. Pretty sure the bike that Rebellin rode last year was rebadged.. I remember there being some debate about it. Also, the TT bike that Ullrich used in '03 and '04 (not sure if he's still using it this year) was a custom made bike rebadged as a Giant. I think the same is the case for Leipheimer's TT bike this year. I'm not sure on the details, but I'm sure some of the others know.
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I was riding with a member of the US cycling team last night, and he told me that when they unzip their jerseys on hard climbs, they get yelled at over the team radio. "Zip that back up! The cameras can't see the sponser!"
That's why you always see the riders zip up as they approach the stage finish sprint - even Lance was unzipped climbing the other day, but zipped up in the last 1-2 km (enough to make sure the Discovery logo on the front was not impaired) before the sprint with Valverde.
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