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Layback 07-22-07 01:14 PM

Rumors of a new US Team
 
In today's coverage on Versus, there were rumors of a new US team. Axel Merckx was asked not to retire and David Millar from Sanier-Duval is rumored to be joining the team. Is this perhaps the birth of a new team for Floyd Landis? Is a ruling coming down the pike soon? Thoughts?

godspiral 07-22-07 01:44 PM

Would Landis be eligible for TdF next year if his 2006 DQ stands?

same time 07-22-07 01:54 PM

Yes, they're talking about Slipstream and Jonathan Vaughters:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2007...an_vaughters07

They'd have to be crazy to try to hire Floyd Landis. Look what happened to Discovery with Basso.

Edit: a better analogy might be look what happened to Tinkoff with Tyler Hamilton.

bvfrompc 07-22-07 02:49 PM

Tyler who?

Layback 07-22-07 02:52 PM

Thanks for the clarification. Looks like I got a little excited.

Blaireau 07-22-07 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Layback (Post 4905108)
In today's coverage on Versus, there were rumors of a new US team. Axel Merckx was asked not to retire and David Millar from Sanier-Duval is rumored to be joining the team. Is this perhaps the birth of a new team for Floyd Landis? Is a ruling coming down the pike soon? Thoughts?

I heard the main sponsor will be Amgen. :D

slvoid 07-22-07 03:01 PM

It would be awesome to have a mcdonalds sponsored team.

vic32amg 07-22-07 03:34 PM

mmmm..McGriddle on the Jerseys.. that would be awesome.

tinrobot 07-22-07 03:40 PM

There needs to be a Wal-Mart team that rides Wal-Mart road bikes.

asgelle 07-22-07 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by tinrobot (Post 4905702)
There needs to be a Wal-Mart team that rides Wal-Mart road bikes.

Why not? Huffy did it.

free_pizza 07-22-07 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tinrobot (Post 4905702)
There needs to be a Wal-Mart team that rides Wal-Mart road bikes.

it wouldnt be so bad.....

http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/60/53/88...80_215X215.jpg

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5751048

wearyourtruth 07-22-07 06:59 PM

^WTF why does walmart need to sell every commodity known to man???

Crank It Up 07-22-07 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by tinrobot (Post 4905702)
There needs to be a Wal-Mart team that rides Wal-Mart road bikes.


or a BD team riding "Motobecanes". :D

ElJamoquio 07-23-07 04:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Crank It Up (Post 4906991)
or a BD team riding "Motobecanes". :D

Except for the TT bikes, that's actually pretty feasible.

Simoni 07-23-07 04:09 AM

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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio (Post 4907832)
Except for the TT bikes, that's actually pretty feasible.

:roflmao:

Good one. Thanks for making me laugh.

ElJamoquio 07-23-07 06:23 AM

You're welcome.

Burningman 07-23-07 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by godspiral (Post 4905242)
Would Landis be eligible for TdF next year if his 2006 DQ stands?

I don't think any team would touch him.

Remember these guys are walking,riding billboards for their sponsors

What would he have to say during an interview?

The only questions would be about 06
(while he has some other sponsors name on his chest)

Ain't gonna happen

He can't lead a team now and wouldn't come go to help some one else

2006 was it,whatever that was

Landis is done.

Hezz 07-23-07 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Burningman (Post 4908281)
I don't think any team would touch him.

Remember these guys are walking,riding billboards for their sponsors

What would he have to say during an interview?

The only questions would be about 06
(while he has some other sponsors name on his chest)

Ain't gonna happen

He can't lead a team now and wouldn't come go to help some one else

2006 was it,whatever that was

Landis is done.


Can't see how you can follow this logic when there are others who have come back into the sport who had even better evidence agains't them.

Sure certain teams wouldn't touch him but many less visable teams would.

Moochers_Dad 07-23-07 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by asgelle (Post 4905781)
Why not? Huffy did it.

Does that count? Those were made by Serotta and branded as Huffys.

Layback 07-23-07 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaireau (Post 4905499)
I heard the main sponsor will be Amgen. :D

You have some really fancy quotes but have you actually spent any time looking at the case against him? The lab findings are a joke.

Mooo 07-23-07 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Hezz (Post 4913633)
Can't see how you can follow this logic when there are others who have come back into the sport who had even better evidence agains't them.

Sure certain teams wouldn't touch him but many less visable teams would.

That was pre-Floyd.
Basso showed what the risk is.
German TV confirmed it.

At this point it doesn't matter whether he did it or not. I don't think he's employable in Europe. You think Unibet has trouble getting into races? Hire Floyd and give your team the summer off.

This doesn't mean he's guilty, it doesn't excuse the lab. It's show business, not sport, and how people feel about an athlete means lots. After all, Lizzie Borden was acquitted, but who remembers that?

^*^BATMAN^*^ 07-23-07 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vic32amg (Post 4905681)
mmmm..McGriddle on the Jerseys.. that would be awesome.

that would be SOOO sticky though....all that grease...and lovley mcgriddles crushed into the weave of their jerseys. They could just lick them instead of getting mussett bags.

billwatson58 07-23-07 08:23 PM

Sprawlmart Corsa Blowsa
 
I'm going to print this link out and take it to my local Sprawlmart and ask them if they could fit it for me, and ask to talk to the person who does the final assembly. Hah! What a joke. And while I'm there I'll ask them what their return policy is on bikes.

Truth be told, I haven't been to one of those **** holes in about 10 years, and have no intention of ever going to one again.

http://walmartwatch.com/

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Originally Posted by free_pizza (Post 4906246)



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