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Last Post 12/05/2013 09:37 AM by stronzo nonfumare. 15 Replies.
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Oldfart

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11/25/2013 12:02 PM
I don't like this man. He seems to be far too focused on winning at any cost. He and Bryuneel would get along fine if you know what I mean.
Cosmic Kid

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11/25/2013 12:53 PM
Agreed.....I would avoid any association with the guy were I a team owner. But money still talks....unfortunately.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Gonzo Cyclist

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12/01/2013 12:39 PM
agreed also, Oleg is kind of a slithery slimey kind of guy. After the fallout at Saxo-Tinkoff after the Tour, how long does Riis think he will actually have a job?
79pmooney

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12/01/2013 01:25 PM
This could work out well for Contador for this upcoming season. Riis will no longer be managing the team (ie lining up sponsors, keeping money flowing) but will be working with riders. I believe he and Contador work well together.

Maybe after a year, both will be tired of Tinkoff and leave together for another team.

I have mixed feelings about all of this. Riis is a big chunk of the old EPO days. Contador certainly hasn't always been squeaky clean. But I love Contador's riding. He is a bike racer with brains, instinct and heart to go with very good and versatile engine. It's those intangibles that make him so much fun to watch. The guy who doesn't need a headset to know when to go.

Ben
Orange Crush

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12/01/2013 02:03 PM
a $6M match made in heaven
Ride On

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12/01/2013 06:16 PM
I saw some reporter tried to tie Google into the announcement since it was going to be at one of their offices. If they can Google money flowing into cycling ...man watch out.
bobswire

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12/02/2013 12:54 PM
Happy Days Link
jrt1045

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12/02/2013 01:38 PM
Sergei sez...win or else
Cosmic Kid

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12/02/2013 04:19 PM
Well, the path is now paved for Riis to exit the team (and sport) when the Danish Anti-Doping commission comes down on him like a ton o' bricks.

I am putting the "over / under" date for team implosion at the Amstel Gold Race. I'm taking the "under". No way this turns out well. Froome should breathe easy re: any potential challenge from AC this year.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
stronz

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12/03/2013 12:39 PM
I wouldnt be so quick to write off AC. He will have bjarne's full attention and will be motivated to show he isnt washed up. Probably wants one more contract
thinline

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12/03/2013 03:38 PM
"Froome should breathe easy re: any potential challenge from AS this year."

CK, fixed it for ya!
Cosmic Kid

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12/03/2013 03:53 PM
Posted By stronzo nonfumare on 12/03/2013 12:39 PM
I wouldnt be so quick to write off AC. He will have bjarne's full attention and will be motivated to show he isnt washed up. Probably wants one more contract


If Riis is around, then I would agree. But my point was that Bjane is staring a lengthy (possible lifetime?) ban in the face. he won't be around come July and he knows it. That is why he sold his team that he built form scratch.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Cosmic Kid

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12/03/2013 03:54 PM
@ thinline - I think Froome is breathing slow and steady re: that challenge.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
stronz

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12/03/2013 08:35 PM
well if froome is anything like he was this year I dont think he should worry too much about anyone. It remains to be seen if he can ride over the cobbles, but if he doesnt crash he should be OK. Still repeating is tough. A lot of luck needed. RE: Riis CK youre probably right that he wont be there. But I do think the motivation will be high for Berto. At the very least he should give Froome a run for his mney.
Master50

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12/04/2013 10:33 PM
There are things about his financial plan I welcome but his primary desire is victory and I get a sense he does not care how those results are achieved. The rest has been said already.
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