Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 59
  1. #1
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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?

  2. #2
    Elitist Troglodyte DMF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Dallas
    My Bikes
    03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
    Posts
    6,896
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Which license?
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

    - Will Rogers

  3. #3
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I believe they are trying to get a "professional continental" license but could be mistaken. Not sure if they have any license for 2010.

  4. #4
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It looks like they were denied the license earlier in the month and appealed, and it is that appeal that they are waiting on.

  5. #5
    Senior Member hos13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    552 LATA
    My Bikes
    2007 Mercier Sperns (I'm a shill) and a 99 Diamondback Invert
    Posts
    778
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    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
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

  6. #6
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks!

  7. #7
    Mitcholo CrimsonKarter21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Oost Vlaanderen in mind, Cleveland in body
    My Bikes
    2010 Mitcholo w/ Sram Force/Red
    Posts
    8,851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Aren't they going to be a Mexico-based team this year?

  8. #8
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmm, I hadn't heard that. Any sources for that?

  9. #9
    Mitcholo CrimsonKarter21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Oost Vlaanderen in mind, Cleveland in body
    My Bikes
    2010 Mitcholo w/ Sram Force/Red
    Posts
    8,851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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

  10. #10
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  11. #11
    Senior Member dwc032's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    My Bikes
    Giant
    Posts
    54
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    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?

  12. #12
    Mitcholo CrimsonKarter21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Oost Vlaanderen in mind, Cleveland in body
    My Bikes
    2010 Mitcholo w/ Sram Force/Red
    Posts
    8,851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It looks like they're really banking on this license upgrade, they're in talks with Landis and Simoni.

  13. #13
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  14. #14
    Senior Member trustnoone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Edmonton AB
    My Bikes
    2011 Colnago World Cup, 2012 Eddy Merckx AMX-2
    Posts
    517
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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?

  15. #15
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  16. #16
    Senior Member Jancouver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    1,092
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  17. #17
    Elitist Troglodyte DMF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Dallas
    My Bikes
    03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
    Posts
    6,896
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So I imagine they keep their Continental license?
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

    - Will Rogers

  18. #18
    Mitcholo CrimsonKarter21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Oost Vlaanderen in mind, Cleveland in body
    My Bikes
    2010 Mitcholo w/ Sram Force/Red
    Posts
    8,851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The way I heard it, they never applied for a Continental license. It looks like the may go to Mexico after all.

  19. #19
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's how I heard it as well. This sucks for a lot of people.

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    52
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They were denied Pro Conti license yesterday:

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

    No details on Landis though....

  21. #21
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Gr8Scott View Post
    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.

  22. #22
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I read on cyclingnews today that they do have the regular continental license, so at least that's something.

  23. #23
    Senior Member Sea Green Sky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    At the foot of Angeles National
    My Bikes
    PedalForce CG1 (the race/century bike), PedalForce RS (the trainer), Eighth Inch SS (the fixie), Flyte SRS-3 (the beater), Caloi Strada Pro (the commuter), Oddball Alu MTB (the tank), Trek 850 (the MTB SS)
    Posts
    338
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,629
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Green Sky View Post
    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.

  25. #25
    Elitist Troglodyte DMF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Dallas
    My Bikes
    03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
    Posts
    6,896
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

    - Will Rogers

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •