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Old 07-17-07, 11:58 PM   #1
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No Bianchi endorsement

I noticed no team was endorsed by Bianchi this year. Also, alot of newer brands are getting their bikes into the race. Those Cervalo bikes look pretty damn cool and fast (Cancellera was burining it up in the prologue). So why no Bianchi in Le Tour?
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cuz cannondale paid Liquigas more money?
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why no Litespeed?

why no Casati?

why no Fondriest?

why no Felt?
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Old 07-18-07, 12:41 AM   #4
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ah

i see your point. so its about the bankroll. i was wondering why Giant was in there.
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Cervelo has been there for a while.
Giant has been there for a while. And they're one of the largest manufacturers in the world.
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Having a bike manufacturer endorse a protour team means paying the team tons of money to keep and ride their expensive bikes. A lot of manufacturers can't provide the financial resources to endorse these teams. That's why there are only so many bike manufacturers that sponsor protour teams.
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wonder how much this cost specialized ?

http://www.velonews.com/tour2007/tec...s/12764.0.html
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Cervelo has been there for a while.
Giant has been there for a while. And they're the largest manufacturer in the world.
I fixed it for you.

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Old 07-18-07, 04:18 AM   #9
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cuz cannondale paid Liquigas more money?
Notice the difference in the results.

And then there's Barloworld...yesterday was a great ad for Cannondale.
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why no Litespeed?

why no Casati?

why no Fondriest?

why no Felt?
Because those bikes suck!
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why no Litespeed?

why no Casati?

why no Fondriest?

why no Felt?
to start with, Fondriest went bankrupt in 06.
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Is Cannondale the only company sponsoring two teams?

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Because those bikes suck!
Ouch!
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Is Cannondale the only company sponsoring two teams?

Ouch!
Colnago and Specialized.
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Specialized

Specialized is throwing around alot of money and endorsing two teams. I've heard people say their bikes suck too, even the top-of-the line stuff. I've heard Trek is better. ?
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Colnago and Specialized.
Hm. Thanks for answering!

I must be behind the times.
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Specialized is throwing around alot of money and endorsing two teams. I've heard people say their bikes suck too, even the top-of-the line stuff. I've heard Trek is better. ?
You need to stop listening to those people.
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to start with, Fondriest went bankrupt in 06.
Not really the point, but cheers for the update.

Shame.....they were beautiful, hideously over-priced frames.
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It's not about the bike.
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Not really the point, but cheers for the update.

Shame.....they were beautiful, hideously over-priced frames.
Fondriest is still running a web-site. Cannondale went bankrupt as well. Bankruptcy (at least in America) allows a Company to settle with debtors or even cancel all obligations and try to re-organize in order to re-emerge profitable. Could be Fondriest is working on this.
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Fondriest is still running a web-site. Cannondale went bankrupt as well. Bankruptcy (at least in America) allows a Company to settle with debtors or even cancel all obligations and try to re-organize in order to re-emerge profitable. Could be Fondriest is working on this.
Excellent. I'll help them out by taking 1 x 57cm off their hands at liquidation prices
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