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Old 12-16-09, 11:53 PM   #1
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Rock Racing License Status?

I've heard that the decision of whether Rock Racing's license for 2010 is going to be granted is supposed to one of these days. I've been searching around and reading the normal news sources but can't find anything... does anyone else know anything about it?
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Which license?
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I believe they are trying to get a "professional continental" license but could be mistaken. Not sure if they have any license for 2010.
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Old 12-18-09, 02:11 PM   #4
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It looks like they were denied the license earlier in the month and appealed, and it is that appeal that they are waiting on.
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It looks like they were denied the license earlier in the month and appealed, and it is that appeal that they are waiting on.
Sounds like it will be announced on the 4th
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Aren't they going to be a Mexico-based team this year?
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Hmm, I hadn't heard that. Any sources for that?
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I've seen it in a few places, but a very quick and vague google search pulled this up.

Go to the article about Ivan Dominguez signing for Jamis-Sutter Home about 3/4 of the way down.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/editions/...vember-11-2009
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Damn.

Still waiting.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-cycling-forum
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So if you had to give your opinion, do you think they will get it. And if so do you think Landis will sign with them?
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It looks like they're really banking on this license upgrade, they're in talks with Landis and Simoni.
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My understanding is that if they don't get it then they don't have any license. I could be wrong about that, but yeah they certainly have a lot of eggs in that basket. Unfortunately I have no concept of what the UCI may do. Did they just not have their act together in time? Do they now?

As for the rumored riders, I would imagine that they will probably go to rock if the license comes through... I mean, where else would they go? But truthfully, I don't care about those guys, I have my own reasons for my interest which I will disclose only if things come to pass.
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It’s time for a breathalyser. I heard via the Velocast that Landis might be signing with Rock Racing. My thoughts are WTF, and wow he's insane or has accepted his career suicide has-been status.

Any confirmations of a deal?
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That's old news...

Sounds like pretty much a done deal if they get their license. Simoni seems to be more of a question mark.

I don't see how Rock would be any worse than OUCH though.
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Denied!

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/27...to-be-off.aspx
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So I imagine they keep their Continental license?
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The way I heard it, they never applied for a Continental license. It looks like the may go to Mexico after all.
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That's how I heard it as well. This sucks for a lot of people.
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They were denied Pro Conti license yesterday:

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/27...to-be-off.aspx

No details on Landis though....
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They were denied Pro Conti license yesterday:

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/27...to-be-off.aspx

No details on Landis though....
You're a day late. Jancouver beat you to the punch.
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I read on cyclingnews today that they do have the regular continental license, so at least that's something.
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Maybe that whole Bad-Boys-n'-Skulls (complete with facial tattoos) didn't work out so well after all. The image they work so hard to present most likely did not do them any good with the application.
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Maybe that whole Bad-Boys-n'-Skulls (complete with facial tattoos) didn't work out so well after all. The image they work so hard to present most likely did not do them any good with the application.
Could have had some effect, but I think the biggest problem is the way they treated riders and contracts last year. A pro conti team is expected to have better financial backing and staff and support. But I also think the UCI doesn't want the "bad boy" image in the pro tour.
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Then UCI needs a re-education. The "bad-boy" image is great PR!

I mean, look at WWE, ECW, etc. The product sucks, but it sells to millions. Cycling does not suck, but has no "popular image" and sells to thousands on a good day.

Okay, RR may have shaky financials. But if UCI were smart it would step in and help.
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