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Re: Radioshack to stop cycling sponsorship
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2013, 12:43 »

Devolder to the glue factory

The factory would probably end up supplying glue that doesn't stick.       
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    Re: Radioshack to stop cycling sponsorship
    « Reply #31 on: March 20, 2013, 13:48 »
    Not sad to see the team go. Obviously feel bad for the riders that are going to find it harder to get a contract and the support staff, but the DSes have it well and truly coming to them if they don't find anything. Awful team.
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    Re: Radioshack to stop cycling sponsorship
    « Reply #32 on: June 26, 2013, 17:24 »
    Radioshack it would appear are now officially out.

    Beccas licence is now in the hands of Trek who are now looking for new sponsors for the team.

    Trek plan to retain many of the current riders and staff and are currently negotiating with "several marquee athletes"

    http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/14848/Trek-buys-out-RadioShack-Leopard-WorldTour-license.aspx

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    Re: Radioshack to stop cycling sponsorship
    « Reply #33 on: June 26, 2013, 17:59 »
    As we move into transfer season & off season I'm curious how this shakes out:

    • Will they find a major sponsor?
    • Will they change Nationality of team?
    • Will they keep LUX talent? ie. Andy, Didier, Jungels
    • Will they drop all the aging riders?
    • Will they have any new big name signings?
    • Are they going to fill up the roster w/ Vets or young guns?
    • Does half the Bontrager & Leopard Devo teams get a call up?
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    Re: Radioshack to stop cycling sponsorship
    « Reply #35 on: June 27, 2013, 15:13 »
    Seems like the factory will be waiting a tad longer for their new enrolment/entrant.  This is a mere postponement..     :ohno:

     
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    Re: Radioshack to stop cycling sponsorship
    « Reply #36 on: March 05, 2014, 00:04 »
    I suppose this is relevant.

    http://www.thestreet.com/story/12498715/1/radioshacks-turnaround-stalls-as-it-closes-stores.html

    RadioShack's Turnaround Stalls As It Closes Stores

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    RadioShack is making a strong bid to become the U.S.'s most troubled retailer.

    The company has become so troubled that private equity firms that specialize in distressed retailers had looked at investing and passed, sources said.

    The electronics retailer saw its stock and bonds pummeled on Tuesday after revealing a comparable store sales decline of 19% year-over-year and a wider than expected operating loss of about $166 million.

    The Fort Worth, Texas-based company also announced that it would close up to 1,100 stores, or about a fifth of its total locations, subject to the consent of its lenders under a 2018 credit agreement.

    Oh well.  :ohu
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    Re: Radioshack to stop cycling sponsorship
    « Reply #37 on: February 06, 2015, 00:41 »
    So...how did that whole Cycling Team thingy work out?   :-x

    RadioShack Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy


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    RadioShack, which was founded in Boston in 1921, started as a distributor of mail-order ship radios, ham radios and parts. In the 1950s, it entered the high-fidelity business, touting a device called the "Audio Comparator," a then-novel switching system that allowed the customer to mix and match components and speakers in the listening room.

    In 1977, the chain started selling the TRS-80, known affectionately by its users as the "Trash 80," making the RadioShack as important in microcomputers as IBM or Apple.

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