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Re: BMC news
« Reply #240 on: April 19, 2018, 09:19 »
oh - :(   RIP
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #241 on: April 19, 2018, 18:55 »
    He was a true lover of cycling, passionate about the sport. May he rest in peace.

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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #242 on: April 19, 2018, 19:33 »
    RIP
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #243 on: April 22, 2018, 10:15 »
    Sad news. I see BMC folding now after their mediocre season so far.
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #244 on: April 22, 2018, 11:09 »
    Sad news. I see BMC folding now after their mediocre season so far.
    I'm afraid that this (or at least a massive downsizing) might happen at the end of the year, yes.
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #245 on: April 23, 2018, 01:14 »
    they are desperately searching for a new sponsor (they have been for a bit as BMC already said before that they were not renewing)

    Coming up with that kind of money will be tough though
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #246 on: April 23, 2018, 11:47 »
    any news about the team?

    the company is called Continuun Sports LLC and it could be totally changed (or folded) next year.
    my questions are:
    was Andy Rihs owner of Continuum Sports LLC?
    the team is not even sure they will race with BMC bikes next year?
    Ochowiz seemed optimistic in his interviews last month, maybe he knows something we dont?
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #247 on: April 23, 2018, 11:49 »
    they are desperately searching for a new sponsor (they have been for a bit as BMC already said before that they were not renewing)

    Coming up with that kind of money will be tough though

    I knews BMC (Andy Rihs himself or his family) would not be splashing ALL the cash. but I think BMC bikes could be a supplier if the team continues?
    but surely if the find a supplier who gives more money they will choose it over BMC
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #248 on: April 23, 2018, 13:30 »
    any news about the team?

    the company is called Continuun Sports LLC and it could be totally changed (or folded) next year.
    my questions are:
    was Andy Rihs owner of Continuum Sports LLC?
    the team is not even sure they will race with BMC bikes next year?
    Ochowiz seemed optimistic in his interviews last month, maybe he knows something we dont?
    As far as I know, Continuum Sports LLC is Ochowicz' company.
    The exact business details aren't all that transparent - I don't know whether the company holds the WWT license and has sponsorship contracts with BMC, TAG Heuer etc., or BMC holds the WWT license and contracts Continuum Sports LLC to run the team.
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #249 on: April 23, 2018, 16:23 »
    As far as I know, Continuum Sports LLC is Ochowicz' company.
    The exact business details aren't all that transparent - I don't know whether the company holds the WWT license and has sponsorship contracts with BMC, TAG Heuer etc., or BMC holds the WWT license and contracts Continuum Sports LLC to run the team.

    ok, I checked, Ochowicz and Rihs are co-owners of Continuum Sports LLC.
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #250 on: April 23, 2018, 16:44 »
    ok, I checked, Ochowicz and Rihs are co-owners of Continuum Sports LLC.

    Yep.

    Plan was always for TAG to take over but not sure if Och stays on board my guess TAG brothers take over Or the team folds
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #251 on: April 23, 2018, 16:51 »
    Yep.

    Plan was always for TAG to take over but not sure if Och stays on board my guess TAG brothers take over Or the team folds

    I wonder what the Rihs family will do. I am curious if we´ll see BMC bikes in the peloton in 2019
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #254 on: July 16, 2018, 15:29 »
    With no riders signed to BMC/Continuum for 2019 (except GVA now) will this lead to a mad scramble to re sign current BMC riders now at possibly inflated prices if they've had offers from elsewhere.
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #255 on: July 16, 2018, 16:09 »
    as a neo-pro, Frankiny must have a contract as well.

    But yeah, if Polish media is to be believed, the budget CCC is willing to put in there isn't enormous, so with 2 million spent for GvA already and no big second sponsor in sight, they could end up with either a lot of underpaid former BMC riders, or lots of those from #ccc getting a promotion
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #257 on: July 16, 2018, 21:54 »
    as a neo-pro, Frankiny must have a contract as well.

    But yeah, if Polish media is to be believed, the budget CCC is willing to put in there isn't enormous, so with 2 million spent for GvA already and no big second sponsor in sight, they could end up with either a lot of underpaid former BMC riders, or lots of those from #ccc getting a promotion

    2018 is already year 2 for Frankiny. He's worth more time though.
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #258 on: August 05, 2018, 12:57 »
    Amazing that Greg is still 4th at the Clasica, while now clearly past his prime (despite his good Tour of France). Such a shame about the 2015 edition. Some claim he wouldn't have won anyway but 10" ahead of Yates with only the last part to climb, I think he might've been caught by Yates and outsprinted him.
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    Re: BMC news
    « Reply #259 on: August 05, 2018, 14:16 »
    With no riders signed to BMC/Continuum for 2019 (except GVA now) will this lead to a mad scramble to re sign current BMC riders now at possibly inflated prices if they've had offers from elsewhere.

    Interesting how many of the riders BMC/CCC really would like to have kept have gone to other teams

    Bahrain picked up 3 great signings

    Movistar got a classics man

    Dimension data finally made a good signing with big Danilo

    GVA and no substance so far
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