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Old 04-17-09, 07:26 AM
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Astana $$ issues

Didn't see this posted anywhere on the forums.

https://www.podiumcafe.com/2009/4/16/...lties-for-team

Rumour has it that they have most of it sorted out now, and the riders are being paid again. Still, if the most successful team can't raise sponsorship...
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Old 04-17-09, 09:56 AM
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The money is coming from Eastern Europe.
Who knows how legit anything is, that side of the tracks.
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Old 04-17-09, 10:04 AM
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The money is coming from Eastern Europe.
They probably get some of it from our credit card #'s they hack from PBK.
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Originally Posted by acorn_user View Post
Still, if the most successful team can't raise sponsorship...
How quickly we forget...

Astana was, for all practical purposes, Discovery. They couldn't find a sponsor, or rather stopped looking, closed up shop, and dispersed... mostly to Astana.
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Old 04-17-09, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
The money is coming from Eastern Europe.
Who knows how legit anything is, this or that side of the tracks.
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Old 04-17-09, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
The money is coming from Eastern Europe.
Who knows how legit anything is, that side of the tracks.
Eastern Europe??

Kazakhstan is the main state in central Asia. And 'legit' takes on weird meanings when you're talking about one of the most corrupt, and least free, states in the world.
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Originally Posted by brittle View Post
Eastern Europe??

Kazakhstan is the main state in central Asia. And 'legit' takes on weird meanings when you're talking about one of the most corrupt, and least free, states in the world.
Bingo!
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Old 04-17-09, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by brittle View Post
Eastern Europe??

Kazakhstan is the main state in central Asia. And 'legit' takes on weird meanings when you're talking about one of the most corrupt, and least free, states in the world.
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Old 04-17-09, 04:47 PM
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They can't raise money because the only reason their sponsors ponied up at all was because they had Kazahk team leaders, who all got caught doping. With them gone there's little incentive for them. It's not people are in a hurry to vacation in a place that remote.
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Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
The money is coming from Eastern Europe.
Who knows how legit anything is, that side of the tracks.
I wouldn't call it Eastern Europe by any means...

Maybe "Eurasia"
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Originally Posted by brittle View Post
Eastern Europe??

Kazakhstan is the main state in central Asia.
beat me to it.
And 'legit' takes on weird meanings when you're talking about one of the most corrupt, and least free, states in the world.
I can think of a few that are much worse...
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Old 04-17-09, 06:01 PM
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That whole pay roll thing is such a hassle, dont worry we'll pay you later...
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well, they always have Lance...discount superstar.
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I predict a US sponsor.
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I predict a US sponsor.
Lance has some deep pockets!
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
How quickly we forget...

Astana was, for all practical purposes, Discovery. They couldn't find a sponsor, or rather stopped looking, closed up shop, and dispersed... mostly to Astana.
incorrect.
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Old 04-20-09, 09:16 AM
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^^ Correct. Astana is the formal Liberty Segeuris, formerly ONCE.
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