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Old 07-29-09, 01:25 PM   #1
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Armstrong, RadioShack, and owners riding

so this is a 2-part question that has been rattling around in my brain...

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1st: what exactly is Armstrong's place in this new RadioShack team? is he just a rider/team leader? is he a co-owner?

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2nd: lets say he is part owner of the team, and he certainly has the bank roll to just fund his own team (like the guy who owns Rock Racing). are there regulations about owners being on their own team? would it be a conflict of interest to have your own teammate also signing your paychecks? is there a conflict of interest between your personal career and what's best for the team? i mean if lance (or insert hypothetical filthy rich rider here) was owner/part owner of the team and he wants to be the leader, there really isn't anyone to tell him otherwise... except maybe johan, but wouldn't armstrong be signing his paychecks too?

this isn't really a question about armstrong and his tactics/personality/etc but about general policy, even if he is the only rider baller enough (that i know of) to be in the situation
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Old 07-29-09, 01:59 PM   #2
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I'm not aware of any official regulations about that, but the only question I can answer is regarding whether there could be a conflict of interest between an owner's personal goals and what's best for the team - certainly that's possible imo. For example if Armstrong did hire Andy Schleck, but made himself captain instead of Andy that would not be the best decision for the team, since Schleck quite clearly is the better Grand Tour cyclist at the moment. The only thing that could prevent such a conflict is, that not all pro cyclists are complete idiots, and unless the money really is that good, might not sign with his team if they know beforehand that it's going to be like that.
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What's your thought on the upcoming Clasica San Sebastian?
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What's your thought on the upcoming Clasica San Sebastian?
Huh, are you talking to me? Can't say I have any thoughts about that. If I can find a live-stream I'll watch it though.
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