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Re: team Sky news
« Reply #1140 on: February 14, 2019, 13:39 »
Ecopetrol, a Columbian petroleum company is now the rumoured firm to take over from Sky.

At least they will add some fuel to the rumour mill. :D
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1141 on: February 14, 2019, 21:40 »
    Colombia

    Just sayin'  ;)

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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1143 on: March 25, 2019, 15:02 »
    https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2019/03/23/ineos-chemicals-environment-pollution-eu-lobbying/

    So what are the sentiments on the ground in Britain over all this?

    Will statements such as:
    “This may explain why INEOS chief Jim Ratcliffe supports Brexit, but it is hardly a vote of confidence in Britain when he has cash for a cycling team but not to make his UK plants fit for the future”
    be detrimental to the team's popularity? Is there expected to be a public backlash at all, or will the team and the athletes be looked at as distinctly separate from their new owner?
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1144 on: March 25, 2019, 18:35 »

    So what are the sentiments on the ground in Britain over all this?

    Will statements such as:
    “This may explain why INEOS chief Jim Ratcliffe supports Brexit, but it is hardly a vote of confidence in Britain when he has cash for a cycling team but not to make his UK plants fit for the future”
    be detrimental to the team's popularity? Is there expected to be a public backlash at all, or will the team and the athletes be looked at as distinctly separate from their new owner?

     The football loving, cycling hating section of the press with do the utmost to get a rise out of the general UK public, but in reality nobody gives a rat's rear about Team Sky/Ineos or SDB*.
     









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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1145 on: March 26, 2019, 10:08 »
    Personally I'll be actively not supporting Ineos. Everything about this guy is wrong.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1146 on: April 24, 2019, 10:15 »
    Looks like trouble in Yorkshire paradise.  :-x

    New Team Sky boss Jim Ratcliffe faces green protest at the Tour de Yorkshire next month


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    Face masks of Britain’s richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, will be circulated to cycling fans by environmental campaigners at next week’s Tour de Yorkshire in protest against Team Sky’s new owners.

    Team Sky are using the race to morph into Team INEOS after securing a three-year £120million deal with the petrochemicals giant.

    But environmentalists led by Friends of the Earth are planning to campaign against INEOS’s involvement with fracking, with local groups set to attend the Team launch on May 1 before protesting over the course of the four-day stage race.


    He looks pretty fit, though. I'll give him that (with a pretty big dude behind him!).
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1147 on: April 24, 2019, 11:01 »
    yep that's the dad from the Incredibles in costume behind...

    Think the extinction rebellion protests were perhaps a little more effective than some roadside facemasks of someone that less than 0.1% of the UK population would recognize.. but will wait and see;
     
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1148 on: April 24, 2019, 12:10 »
     I wonder: Did Greenpeace use their ships to blockade the Admiral's Cup last year, or is it just the Sky brand that generates all the media attention?
     Surely Ben Ainslie's Ineos team must have been targeted by environmentalist groups in the same way, but it's hard to find anything in print beyond the odd piece on them wanting him to find a different sponsor.

     Still, it will be like the good old TDF days for the ASO. Those French farmers sure know how to protest.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1149 on: April 24, 2019, 20:39 »
    I wonder: Did Greenpeace use their ships to blockade the Admiral's Cup last year, or is it just the Sky brand that generates all the media attention?
     Surely Ben Ainslie's Ineos team must have been targeted by environmentalist groups in the same way, but it's hard to find anything in print beyond the odd piece on them wanting him to find a different sponsor.

     Still, it will be like the good old TDF days for the ASO. Those French farmers sure know how to protest.

    I think this would just be a question of profile

    Cycling > Sailing even when it involves a 4 time olympic gold medallist at the head of a British Americas Cup campaign.

    Also it's a lot easier to make your point on the roads of Yorkshire than it is in the middle of the Solent.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1151 on: April 30, 2019, 20:29 »
    https://www.twitter.com/petercossins/status/1123199873090768896

     So, folks are shocked when Froome hasn't become an instant chemical expert and geologist, but Nibali not having a clue about the appalling human rights issues in Bahrain is quite acceptable.
     The name may have changed but it's business as usual.
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    Re: team Sky news
    « Reply #1152 on: May 03, 2019, 09:17 »
     A number of the contributors over on BR were at the stage yesterday. Turns out that the protest was bit of a non-event. A handful of pro-protestors and press made all of the noise. The rest turned up wearing polyester fleeces, nylon yellow vests and carrying nylon ruck sacks and kit bags. :lol


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