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Old 07-23-09, 10:31 AM   #1
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Team Radio Shack-It's Official

It's official ..... http://www.teamradioshack.com/getready/

http://ir.radioshackcorporation.com/...leaseID=398636

http://www.livestrong.com/lance-arms...-9d028d738b21/

http://www.facebook.com/TeamRadioShack?_fb_noscript=1


I just hope they stick around a while, as in more than 4 or 5 years.
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Old 07-23-09, 10:34 AM   #2
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Wow ... didn't see that one coming.
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Old 07-23-09, 10:35 AM   #3
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is Nike and Trek on board?
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Old 07-23-09, 10:42 AM   #4
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is Nike and Trek on board?
I have not read anything official about that yet, but you can bet your pants they will be.
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Old 07-23-09, 10:43 AM   #5
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Wow. I would have expected Trek, Nike, or Coca-Cola. Not Radio Shack.
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Old 07-23-09, 10:48 AM   #6
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Coca-cola is as conservative as a corp. could get, and cycling would be way too risky for them in these times of riders getting caught for cheating. They wouldn't risk a tarnished image.

I don't think Trek or Nike has the assets of Tandy Corporation, the parent of RS.
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hmm ....

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Old 07-23-09, 10:57 AM   #8
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nice. i'm guessing lance, levi, and johann (at the least) will be with rs and contador will stick around with what's left of astana and vinokourov?
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Contador doesn't need a team, haven't you noticed?
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I'm betting Trek bikes, Castelli or Nike kits, SRAM components, SRM, Radio Shack radios???....

Kits will probably be red (Radio Shack) and yellow (Livestrong) with black (Mellow Johney's) trim...yuck.
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Coca-cola is as conservative as a corp. could get, and cycling would be way too risky for them in these times of riders getting caught for cheating. They wouldn't risk a tarnished image.

I don't think Trek or Nike has the assets of Tandy Corporation, the parent of RS.
bingo. great point. later.
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Contador doesn't need a team, haven't you noticed?
haha true.
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hmm ....

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bingo. great point. later.
Nike is a lot bigger than Tandy, trust me. But I don't think they're too keen on the cycling market.
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Old 07-23-09, 11:04 AM   #15
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Also, in cycling, the technology we use on our bikes matters - it allows us to compete at the highest level. It's important to me to partner with a brand that understands the role technology plays in people's lives.
Err, isn't this a reason not to go with RadioShack?
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I was just in Radio Shack the other day... Glad to see a big time sponsor that I can support.

I do have a Garmin GPS, and at least one Columbia Sportswear jacket... but Radio Shack I seem to go to more often for smaller things.

It should be good for American cycling.
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http://www.reuters.com/finance/stock...N&symbol=RSH.N

Unreal. These guys a actually make profit and have been for the past few years.
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Nike is a lot bigger than Tandy, trust me. But I don't think they're too keen on the cycling market.
Seems odd. Look what Nike did on the back of Tiger Woods in golf. They came from no where to be a big time seller of all sorts of equipment and apparel.
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Does Radio Shack have a Euro presence at all?

I don't remember ever seeing one... but I wasn't looking.
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Seems odd. Look what Nike did on the back of Tiger Woods in golf. They came from no where to be a big time seller of all sorts of equipment and apparel.
different animals. Tiger was/is the worlds best at the top of his game. he is considered to be the worlds most famous athlete. LA, not so much anymore. later.
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nice. i'm guessing lance, levi, and johann (at the least) will be with rs and contador will stick around with what's left of astana and vinokourov?
I wouldn't be surprised if most of the Astana team would go, if asked.

Contador is an interesting question. He has all the instincts of a lone (and hungry!) wolf, but I get the distinct impression that the "team" thing finally hit home yesterday when he unnecessarily destroyed Kloden. If his Spanish ego doesn't get in the way of his brain, he will want to stay with Johan (and Lance) and learn. He's a great talent, but he's far from a great stage racer.

I think the real question is whether the new team will want him back.
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I wouldn't be surprised if most of the Astana team would go, if asked.

Contador is an interesting question. He has all the instincts of a lone (and hungry!) wolf, but I get the distinct impression that the "team" thing finally hit home yesterday when he unnecessarily destroyed Kloden. If his Spanish ego doesn't get in the way of his brain, he will want to stay with Johan (and Lance) and learn. He's a great talent, but he's far from a great stage racer.
Right.

Because the best rider in the world should be concerned with potential podium finishes of (what should be) his domestiques--and not the other way around.

Contador is in first.

Astana is in first.

Why is there any controversy at all?
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Me me me. I wouldn't want to be on your team. A good leader tries to get the best for his team.

Ask any of e.g. Lance's former teammates. They will tell you that a big reason they were willing to work so hard for him is that they knew he would do his best for them. Don't ask your team to work when it isn't important. Don't take away a teammate's time and sliver of glory.

It doesn't seem hard, but it goes against the instinct of some competitors.
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That surprises you? Lance was a triathlete before he got into cycling.
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