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Old 11-22-10, 11:28 PM
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Pro Tour Teams announced

The full list of teams that got their Pro Tour license was announced today. Its a complicated system, but the teams that already had valid licenses and were approved back on Nov. 2nd are
Garmin-Cervélo
Omega Pharma-Lotto
Rabobank
Sky

The teams that had valid licenses and were approved today are:
AG2R
Katusha
Lampre
Quickstep
Saxo Band- Sunguard
Radioshack

And the teams that got new or renewed licenses are(length of license is in parentheses)
BMC (4 years)
HTC- Highroad (4 years)
Liquigas (4 years)
Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project (4 years)
Movistar (3 years)
Astana (3 years)
Vacansolei (3 years)
Euskaltel-Euskadi (2 years)

The two big losers were Geox(which includes Menchov and Sastre) and Confidis. Neither were award a Pro Tour license and will be registered as Pro Continental team.
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^ How do you have two recent grand tour winners, and not get a Pro Tour license?
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Its the former Footon-Serveto team, every one knows how good they were. So the team has no one else but those two. Its not surprising. But my guess is the ASO will invite Geox to at least the Vuelta and Tour.
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How do you prove financial viability without a title sponsor?
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From what has been said there is a very large Luxembourg entrepreneur that is going to be the biggest sponsor of the team, but no announcement of which of his companies will be the title sponsor. They still submitted a budget, staff list, etc. but just not the name of a title sponsor. Odd yes, illogical no.
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Originally Posted by Kayce
From what has been said there is a very large Luxembourg entrepreneur that is going to be the biggest sponsor of the team, but no announcement of which of his companies will be the title sponsor. They still submitted a budget, staff list, etc. but just not the name of a title sponsor. Odd yes, illogical no.
Yeah, seems like they are missing out on some good publicity, since the team has been the second biggest news story since the middle of the Vuelta.
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