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Merckx sponsor trivia question

Old 07-16-03, 06:46 PM
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Merckx sponsor trivia question

What did/does Molteni make? Just curious.
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Old 07-16-03, 08:25 PM
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Furniture.
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Old 07-17-03, 05:09 AM
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The Molteni that sponsored Merckx's team sold fish.

Other interesting sponsors from the not so distant past

Casino - supermarket chain
Polti - vacuum cleaners
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I thought Merckx' Molteni team made sausages...
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Old 07-17-03, 10:26 AM
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Fish? Sausage? C'mon, yer yankin' my chain.
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Originally posted by roadbuzz
Fish? Sausage? C'mon, yer yankin' my chain.
Well, look at the nascar sponsors:

Tide detergent, Tyson Chicken, Viagra pills.

Fish and sausage for european racing don't sund that odd to me anyhoo. Have no idea if its true or not though.

peas,

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Old 07-17-03, 11:49 AM
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Not just any old sausage, Italian Sausage. Interesting side bar on Merckx career. He rode for Peugeot, Faema(pasta?), Molteni(sausage), and Fiat. All Italian sponsors excepting Peugeot. That is a little unusual for a Belgian.
 
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Waffles would have been better! Mmmm, waffles.
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yeah im bringing this thread back from the dead.

me and my dad are trying to figure it out since i am wearing my molteni cap all over the house he wants to know what it is.

sausage, funiture, fish?
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Originally Posted by STEVO820
yeah im bringing this thread back from the dead.

me and my dad are trying to figure it out since i am wearing my molteni cap all over the house he wants to know what it is.

sausage, funiture, fish?
Fish sausages in the shape of little sofas.

Really sausages.
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Old 08-11-05, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by kokodeselavy
Fish sausages in the shape of little sofas.

Funny.
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Old 08-13-05, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by jester69
Well, look at the nascar sponsors:

Tide detergent, Tyson Chicken, Viagra pills.

Fish and sausage for european racing don't sund that odd to me anyhoo.
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In the early 90's there was a professional team in europe (they rode le Tour) that was sponsored by the makers of toilet paper. They also had a car in Le Tour publicity caravan and used to drive round France throwing toilet paper (full rolls of course) out of the window - now that was odd
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Originally Posted by I saw Elvis
used to drive round France throwing toilet paper (full rolls of course) out of the window
That's what I do for fun too.
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Sausages and, if I am not mistaken, the owner got in trouble for putting questionable products in his sausages.
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Molteni-Arcore Team

'Eddy Merckx's team when he dominated road racing and also took the hour record. Molteni were an Italian sausage maker and Arcore was the city where they were based."

http://www.prendas.co.uk/list.asp?typ=tea&ID=20
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Originally Posted by I saw Elvis
In the early 90's there was a professional team in europe (they rode le Tour) that was sponsored by the makers of toilet paper. They also had a car in Le Tour publicity caravan and used to drive round France throwing toilet paper (full rolls of course) out of the window - now that was odd

Domex?
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Faema are manufacturers of coffee and espresso machines, primarily of the type found in cafes and restaurants.

And they surely use the coolest font know to man in their logo. The font used on the masthead of Gazzetta dello Sport is a very close second.
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What product did Joker make?
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Another sponsor, Miko, made ice-cream makers and freezers.
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Odd that this topic came up, then this (scoll down about a third of the page): Molteni team director passes away
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