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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:23 am    Post subject: Bye Sky Reply with quote

https://road.cc/content/news/253105-sky-end-sponsorship-team-sky-next-year
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for signing that nice shiny new 3 year contract G ... oh by the way, yeah, the sponsors are pulling the plug at the end of the year. Sorry about that.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

could be in the best interest for the big races like the TdF, Sky's level of resources and quality of the team makes it very difficult for other teams to compete

I suspect that they will find another sponsor, however, I doubt that it will have the level of funding that sky currently provides
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gingerbongo wrote:
Thanks for signing that nice shiny new 3 year contract G ... oh by the way, yeah, the sponsors are pulling the plug at the end of the year. Sorry about that.


To be fair, it's hardly a surprise!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i can't say i am disappointed...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be interesting to see how they got on with a budget similar to the other teams like Movistar, Trek, Quickstep, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mclaren has also announced that it is taking a 50% stake in Bahrain Merida team

Hopefully a bit a shake up in the teams will bring some changes
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have thought it places G in a difficult position - I assume he'll have negotiated a better contract, not just in terms of support from the team, but financially. Will that contract be possible to honour without another sponsor of the Sky's magnitude.

I know it's not all about the money, but it'd be pretty galling win the TdF and take a big pay cut. And then all that said, if there were anyone out there who would shrug it off, I think it would be G.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pedro Peru wrote:
It would be interesting to see how they got on with a budget similar to the other teams like Movistar, Trek, Quickstep, etc.


Trek and Quickstep, you have a point, Movistar? not so much.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FatPom wrote:
Pedro Peru wrote:
It would be interesting to see how they got on with a budget similar to the other teams like Movistar, Trek, Quickstep, etc.


Trek and Quickstep, you have a point, Movistar? not so much.

Do you mean because they can't compete or that their budget is too low?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pedro Peru wrote:
FatPom wrote:
Pedro Peru wrote:
It would be interesting to see how they got on with a budget similar to the other teams like Movistar, Trek, Quickstep, etc.


Trek and Quickstep, you have a point, Movistar? not so much.

Do you mean because they can't compete or that their budget is too low?


I think he means Movistar have a good budget; they have Quintana, Valverde & Landa!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Pedro Peru wrote:
FatPom wrote:
Pedro Peru wrote:
It would be interesting to see how they got on with a budget similar to the other teams like Movistar, Trek, Quickstep, etc.


Trek and Quickstep, you have a point, Movistar? not so much.

Do you mean because they can't compete or that their budget is too low?


I think he means Movistar have a good budget; they have Quintana, Valverde & Landa!


That is what I meant. Movistar are the outlier of those three.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From a quick google their budget looks fairly mid-table. I was surprised how many teams spend more myself.
https://www.velonews.com/2018/07/tour-de-france/rival-tour-de-france-teams-resigned-to-skys-budget-advantage_473476
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pedro Peru wrote:
From a quick google their budget looks fairly mid-table. I was surprised how many teams spend more myself.
https://www.velonews.com/2018/07/tour-de-france/rival-tour-de-france-teams-resigned-to-skys-budget-advantage_473476


Yeah but still streets ahead of Quickstep and Trek (especially Trek next year).

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to another Velonews article "Thomas is the toast of England" Laughing
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