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    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?

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

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    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.
    Last edited by same time; 07-22-07 at 03:09 PM.

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    Tyler who?

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    Thanks for the clarification. Looks like I got a little excited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Layback View Post
    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.
    Big tex is going to jail. Fingers crossed.

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    It would be awesome to have a mcdonalds sponsored team.

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinrobot View Post
    There needs to be a Wal-Mart team that rides Wal-Mart road bikes.
    Why not? Huffy did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinrobot View Post
    There needs to be a Wal-Mart team that rides Wal-Mart road bikes.
    it wouldnt be so bad.....



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

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinrobot View Post
    There needs to be a Wal-Mart team that rides Wal-Mart road bikes.

    or a BD team riding "Motobecanes".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crank It Up View Post
    or a BD team riding "Motobecanes".
    Except for the TT bikes, that's actually pretty feasible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
    Except for the TT bikes, that's actually pretty feasible.


    Good one. Thanks for making me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godspiral View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burningman View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asgelle View Post
    Why not? Huffy did it.
    Does that count? Those were made by Serotta and branded as Huffys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaireau View Post
    I heard the main sponsor will be Amgen.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hezz View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic32amg View Post
    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.
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