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Waiting for www.lequipe.fr website to match the story that is on page 13 today.

Leopard Trek to be subsumed by RadioShack.

Feillu, Wegmann, Rohregger, Mortensen, Pedersen, Stamsnijer, Pires, Lund, Vigano must find new teams.

Sources twitter @gilsimongil @cyclingfans

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nickobec [246 posts] 4 years ago
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Simon_MacMichael [2452 posts] 4 years ago
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I suspect a story in L'Equipe is going to carry more weight than one on Bettor.com  3

The Velonation story is from last week, L'Equipe from this morning - they acknowledge that LT have denied the rumours. t looks credible, although of course nothing's ever final till it's confirmed.

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andylul [410 posts] 4 years ago
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At least it seems to rule out a move to LT for Cav  4

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Oh well, it is true then, think its strange they are still going to be based in Luxembourg? So Two big American sponsors and one Japanese, but based in Europe  39

Also, they have to shed some riders and will most teams filling up and with another merger and HTC folding, i'm thinking there are going to be a few riders looking for a new profession

So is this showing how companies feel about sponsoring cycling teams and events? i can see more pulling out over the next few years because of the way the whole cycling scene is set up

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road slapper [87 posts] 4 years ago
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They were talking about the merge today during the La veulta. New for 2012 season

Leopard Trek, RadioShack and Nissan(?)

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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No Leopard anyone, its going to be

Radioshack-Nissan-Trek

Radioshack had been planning something for a while because they only have 13 riders under contract as of just now

There is talk about no room for Jens Voigt in there, Sky should go in and grab him just for his experience  4

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Simon_MacMichael [2452 posts] 4 years ago
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Leopard is still the licence holder. And now they have more than just the bike sponsor, thay can drop that from the team name  3

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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But both teams still have pro license's Leopard till 2014 and Radioshack till 2013, so is it Leopards they will use?

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Simon_MacMichael [2452 posts] 4 years ago
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Leopard's press release on Monday night said that the team will be racing under their license. So that frees up one for... GreenEdge? Europcar? Someone else?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Yeah that covers one loss to the pro teams

I started another topic, just seems like cycling might be starting a spiral downward??

http://road.cc/content/forum/43188-pro-teams-2012

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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I make that three licenses available, one from Quickstep/OLO, HTC and Radioshack. GreenEdge should get one, but I think that leaves two up for grabs between probably Europcar, Skil-Shimano and Geox.

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AWPeleton [3329 posts] 4 years ago
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If Cobo wins the Vuelta i think Geox will be given one of the licence's which means Skil lose out.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Potentially but Europcar aren't guaranteed one, Skil-Shimano has had some good results with Kittel this year so they have as much a chance as anyone. Europcar had a good TdF but I haven't heard of them doing much else all year.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 4 years ago
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Don't forget, all these teams need new license's this year

Garmin-Cervélo
Quick Step - Omega Pharma-Lotto
Team Katusha
Saxo Bank-SunGard

Thats why i started another topic
http://road.cc/content/forum/43188-pro-teams-2012