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Mostyn [396 posts] 3 years ago
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Shame really; but how many sponsors will follow them, in light of the dopping publicity?

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James Warrener [1082 posts] 3 years ago
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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks Jimmy. Sorry that isn't on mobile site hence my posting.

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James Warrener [1082 posts] 3 years ago
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No worries  1

It's so sad that a large number of people are going to be out of work after this isn't it?

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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 3 years ago
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Very true.

The sport is suffering and people are suffering - due to a selfish group who I still like to hope are a minority but have my doubts!

As I posted recently, I have waited for years to see cycling gain the recognition with family/friends/the public and just when it does, this happens.

I am sure the ripples will continue.

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Paul J [885 posts] 3 years ago
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The problem is more the structure of the sport, than some selfish individuals. Nothing will change unless and until there is significant reform, starting at the top.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Gotta remember and I haven't seen it on any of these stories.

Rabobank also have a continental team, an U23 team, CX teams.......

Big shake up going on, plus they were a bit like Sky are to British cycling, the main national sponsor aswell.

If this new investigation surrounding Ferrari takes off, I can see Pro cycling being dead in the water next season  20

We'll maybe get a Road.cc team in the TdF  19 19

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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 3 years ago
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Ah! light at the end of the tunnel then!!  16

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phax71 [287 posts] 3 years ago
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What do we think, anything to do with getting out before this blows up a huge sh1tstorm?

http://road.cc/content/news/69193-20-teams-dozens-riders-and-%E2%82%AC30...

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

We'll maybe get a Road.cc team in the TdF  19 19

I was gonna say, if new sponsors are signing up for the former rabo, Road.cc could put a bid in cheap  4

Nothing like a bit of Argyll in the WorldTour.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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Rabobank also have a continental team, an U23 team, CX teams.......

Presumably this covers it:

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The Dutch bank said that it would continue to sponsor the amateur side of the sport, including cyclocross and youth cycling.

Pretty shocking news really.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Raleigh wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:

We'll maybe get a Road.cc team in the TdF  19 19

I was gonna say, if new sponsors are signing up for the former rabo, Road.cc could put a bid in cheap  4

Nothing like a bit of Argyll in the WorldTour.

Crowd sourcing time? £100 from 500 people might get a half decent young team  19

But on a more serious note. This free's up another world tour license

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Not as bad as I first thought it was.

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The professional teams will continue to exist in 2013, with Rabobank honouring contracts already in place, although the riders will have no sponsor's name on their jerseys.
The bank is also trying to find a solution to keep sponsoring Vos to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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Good, hope the riders still get paid etc.

What will the team be called?

Giant pro cycling squadron or something?

Dutch Fietsen?

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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And yes, perhaps Europcar or another team will be FORCED to become pro?

Or they'll let Ag2r stay with Argos.

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notfastenough [3685 posts] 3 years ago
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Tweet from Dave Millar:

"Dear Rabobank, you were part of the problem. How dare you walk away from your young clean guys who are part of the solution. Sickening."

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The Rumpo Kid [589 posts] 3 years ago
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