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Old 07-12-11, 10:27 PM   #1
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What are the sponsor companies of teams in the TdF sell?

Asked this last year and will ask it again - anyone know what the bike team sponsors sell? (WTF does QuickStep make?)

Usually someone posts a handy dandy list, thx.
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Old 07-12-11, 10:30 PM   #2
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1. Find Sponsor Company
2. Paste in to google
3. ???
4. Profit!
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I think wikipedia used to address what a lot of the main sponsors sold. I believe Quick Step sold laminate flooring. a lot of telecom and energy sponsors out there as well.
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http://us.quick-step.com/

Google is really not that difficult.
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AG2R - Road aggregates
BMC - British Motor Company - vintage cars
Cofidis - Cough medicine
Lampre - Seafood restaurants
Quick Step - Tap dancing shoes and academy
Saxo - Brass instruments
Europcar - Cars that drive on the wrong side of the road
Leopard/Trek - African walking holidays
VACANSOLEIL - Holidays in the sun
LIQUIGAS - Indigestion and wind medication
HTC Highroad - a drive time radio show in the Houston area
Movistar - co-owned by Jackie Chan and Tom Cruise
Sky - Phone taping specialists
EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI - Well known Catalan cartoon character
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AG2R - Road aggregates
BMC - British Motor Company - vintage cars
Cofidis - Cough medicine
Lampre - Seafood restaurants
Quick Step - Tap dancing shoes and academy
Saxo - Brass instruments
Europcar - Cars that drive on the wrong side of the road
Leopard/Trek - African walking holidays
VACANSOLEIL - Holidays in the sun
LIQUIGAS - Indigestion and wind medication
HTC Highroad - a drive time radio show in the Houston area
Movistar - co-owned by Jackie Chan and Tom Cruise
Sky - Phone taping specialists
EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI - Well known Catalan cartoon character
Hah! Nice.

Makes you wonder if all those sponsorship dollars are worth it if we still have no idea what any of these team sponsors are...
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Most Europeans do. The bigger question was why US Postal were ever involved. Did anyone buy more stamps?
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Most Europeans do. The bigger question was why US Postal were ever involved. Did anyone buy more stamps?
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Radio Shack - not much I believe which is why they are always rumored to be going under.
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AG2R - Road aggregates
BMC - British Motor Company - vintage cars
Cofidis - Cough medicine
Lampre - Seafood restaurants
Quick Step - Tap dancing shoes and academy
Saxo - Brass instruments
Europcar - Cars that drive on the wrong side of the road
Leopard/Trek - African walking holidays
VACANSOLEIL - Holidays in the sun
LIQUIGAS - Indigestion and wind medication
HTC Highroad - a drive time radio show in the Houston area
Movistar - co-owned by Jackie Chan and Tom Cruise
Sky - Phone taping specialists
EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI - Well known Catalan cartoon character
don't get your separatist groups confused

Astana - Potassium and human pubis
Katusha - Exporters of bikes that ride you
Radioshack - Purveyor of over-priced items you quickly toss into the recycle bin, not unlike the team itself
Rabobank - The machines are coming!

Hard to come up with things for Garmin, Saur-Soujasun, Omega-Pharma Lotto, FDJ,
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don't get your separatist groups confused
Well spotted. I think the character is a mouse who wears a basque...

On a serious note, even post the Lance era the "big" sponsors are scared of the drugs risk.

The organisation I work for is global (financial) we considered cycling for about a milisecond before settling on a football (soccer-ball ) team sponsorship.
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Old 07-13-11, 05:28 AM   #13
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AG2R - Road aggregates
BMC - British Motor Company - vintage cars
Cofidis - Cough medicine
Lampre - Seafood restaurants
Quick Step - Tap dancing shoes and academy
Saxo - Brass instruments
Europcar - Cars that drive on the wrong side of the road
Leopard/Trek - African walking holidays
VACANSOLEIL - Holidays in the sun
LIQUIGAS - Indigestion and wind medication
HTC Highroad - a drive time radio show in the Houston area
Movistar - co-owned by Jackie Chan and Tom Cruise
Sky - Phone taping specialists
EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI - Well known Catalan cartoon character


nicely done Sir!!
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Old 07-13-11, 05:48 AM   #14
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Well spotted. I think the character is a mouse who wears a basque...

On a serious note, even post the Lance era the "big" sponsors are scared of the drugs risk.

The organisation I work for is global (financial) we considered cycling for about a milisecond before settling on a football (soccer-ball ) team sponsorship.
Perhaps big american companies but that probably has more to do with the limited coverage the sport receives in the states "post Lance". There are some very big european companies in the current sponsor list. Sky, Saxobank, HTC, Movistar etc are all very large organisations.
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my gf brought me some Haribo candy back from her trip to s. france this year tasty! not a team sponsor but a big race sponsor every year.
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The real list

AG2R - retirement planning
BMC - bicycle manufacturing company
Cofidis - money lending company
Lampre - precoated steel supplier
Quick Step - laminate flooring
Saxo - Online trading
Europcar - car rental
Leopard/Trek - management company run by Nygaard and bike company
VACANSOLEIL - camp grounds
LIQUIGAS - provider of liquified gas products in Italy
HTC Highroad - smartphone maker sportsmanagement company
Movistar - spanish mobile phone operator
Sky - british sky broadcasting
EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI - basque telecom company and basque cycling assoc.
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The real list

AG2R - retirement planning
BMC - bicycle manufacturing company
Cofidis - money lending company
Lampre - precoated steel supplier
Quick Step - laminate flooring
Saxo - Online trading
Europcar - car rental
Leopard/Trek - management company run by Nygaard and bike company
VACANSOLEIL - camp grounds
LIQUIGAS - provider of liquified gas products in Italy
HTC Highroad - smartphone maker sportsmanagement company
Movistar - spanish mobile phone operator
Sky - british sky broadcasting
EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI - basque telecom company and basque cycling assoc.

Give a man a fish...


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http://us.quick-step.com/

Google is really not that difficult.

Teach a man to fish....

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Old 07-13-11, 08:42 AM   #18
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It's not about knowing what they sell, it's brand recognition.

When you are thinking about buying say a television, you are more likely to walk into a store you've heard of and buy a brand you've heard of.
The goal isn't to get you to remember "Samsung = Televisions" It's more "Samsung..hmm, they sponsor XYZ sporting event/team/race car/etc, they must be doing well in order to sponsor stuff, their product must be good."

And to answer the US Postal question. That was at the time FedEx, UPS, and DHL were REALLY banging it out for US domestic courier dominance. US Postal was sponsoring one of the biggest American draws of the time in Lance Armstrong. Even though most of the eyeballs were in Europe, it seemed to work. You don't see near the push from FedEx/UPS as you used to and DHL left the US Domestic market completely.
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I have been thinking the same thing.... Who the heck is Specialized?
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Perhaps big american companies but that probably has more to do with the limited coverage the sport receives in the states "post Lance". There are some very big european companies in the current sponsor list. Sky, Saxobank, HTC, Movistar etc are all very large organisations.
Sky for the coverage. Moviestar isn't Vodaphone. Saxo is a euro niche bank. Rabo is the largest company there. I work for a bigger EU co and we didnt want the risk of -ve exposure. We spend more than twice as much as Rabo on sports sponsorship.
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I have been thinking the same thing.... Who the heck is Specialized?
A chain of opticians.
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AG2R - Road aggregates
BMC - British Motor Company - vintage cars
Cofidis - Cough medicine
Lampre - Seafood restaurants
Quick Step - Tap dancing shoes and academy
Saxo - Brass instruments
Europcar - Cars that drive on the wrong side of the road
Leopard/Trek - African walking holidays
VACANSOLEIL - Holidays in the sun
LIQUIGAS - Indigestion and wind medication
HTC Highroad - a drive time radio show in the Houston area
Movistar - co-owned by Jackie Chan and Tom Cruise
Sky - Phone taping specialists
EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI - Well known Catalan cartoon character
this was a good lol
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Most Europeans do. The bigger question was why US Postal were ever involved. Did anyone buy more stamps?
A postal truck and I stopped at a 4-way stop the other day at the same time. I was on my bike. He let me go first and I chalked it up to an assumption that every postman must be a huge cycling fan, hence their sponsorship.

Duh.
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I have been thinking the same thing.... Who the heck is Specialized?
What kind of site is this? (That is a pretty good hint).
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