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« on: January 15, 2014, 16:33 »
Finally the team has a new sponsor lots of last minute issues.

Giant stepped in for multiple years.

Bit of fun from the team presentation

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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 16:37 »
    My favorite team after FDJ. :D

    Craddock is so funny, hopefully he's gonna get some opportunities to do his thing this season, I really like him. Lucy Garner <3
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 16:37 »
    The Introduction to Giant-Shimano is a tad cringe worthy

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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 17:04 »
    The Introduction to Giant-Shimano is a tad cringe worthy
    Only a tad?

    Keep Challenging - I get the message, but maybe put on fewer coats of cliché coating on it next time.
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 17:35 »
    Was hoping there was going to be a funny punchline at the end. The deep voice thing is so not working for me. Craddock/Garner on the other hand was good.

    Great to see Giant step in though.
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 19:48 »
    Was hoping there was going to be a funny punchline at the end. The deep voice thing is so not working for me. Craddock/Garner on the other hand was good.

    Great to see Giant step in though.
    I thought,"We keep challenging" was quite a funny punchline - in the sense of winners and challengers, it's a statement of intent to not be winners.
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 20:21 »
    Keeping with Craddock, he said in an interview his main goal for the season is Tour of California and wants to ride La Vuelta.

    http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/craddock_targets_tour_of_california_and_possible_gt_ride/
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 20:48 »
    I thought,"We keep challenging" was quite a funny punchline - in the sense of winners and challengers, it's a statement of intent to not be winners.

    I was thinking of something more intentional. Hope they don't end up taking themselves so seriously all year. Rather it was more Orica than Sky in terms of video appeal.
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 21:55 »
    Come to think about it that kit is pretty specific, way more than all the other black kits. We may have lost the carrots, but now we have the skunks.
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 22:02 »
    You got me thinking ...
    In the 80s there was only one, now there's a whole team of them:
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 22:14 »
    You got me thinking ...
    In the 80s there was only one, now there's a whole team of them:


    I have a feeling this is funny, could you explain that reference? what is the skunk in the 80's?

    This is starting to remind me of that Trivial pursuit game from 1989 or so that I used to forced to play by relatives, a lovely question game only about things that I didn't live when they existed.
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 22:18 »
    I have a feeling this is funny, could you explain that reference? what is the skunk in the 80's?
    Can't you tell a skunk from a badger? :P
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    « Reply #13 on: January 15, 2014, 22:23 »
    Can't you tell a skunk from a badger? :P

    apparently not just on the face, wondered why if it was a nickname that my "Skunk cycling" search on Google returned nothing. Also most badgers seen in Denmark tend to have been run over, thus giving them a stripey appearance all over just like a skunk.
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #14 on: January 15, 2014, 23:24 »
    This is starting to remind me of that Trivial pursuit game from 1989 or so that I used to forced to play by relatives, a lovely question game only about things that I didn't live when they existed.

    lol, "what is the highest mountain in the GDR?" was my favorite question when we did that as well a couple of years ago...
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    « Reply #15 on: January 16, 2014, 11:55 »
    lol, "what is the highest mountain in the GDR?" was my favorite question when we did that as well a couple of years ago...

    The worst were those questions where the information was no longer true, "What is the smallest planet in the solar system?" and such.

    Have to love the GDR, uninspired architecture was followed up by a toy in which kids could build their own uninspired 60's-70's architecture. Great.
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #16 on: January 16, 2014, 12:06 »
    apparently not just on the face, wondered why if it was a nickname that my "Skunk cycling" search on Google returned nothing. Also most badgers seen in Denmark tend to have been run over, thus giving them a stripey appearance all over just like a skunk.

    I did think the Giant boys and girls looked a little like they'd be run over when I first saw the kit. The new team: "Roadkill-Shimano"
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #17 on: January 23, 2014, 07:33 »
    and now for something completely different...



    good but weird interview by shoddycycling.com, always worth a watch
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #18 on: January 24, 2014, 10:00 »
    Geordie kit designer?
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #20 on: February 15, 2014, 09:49 »
    Aside from headline grabbers #opqs, fastest out of the blocks this season must be Giant-Shimano. Kittel's legs and fancy hairdo have already spoken, Ludvigsson crashed the party in Bessèges and now Degenkolb has begun to made good on his early threats.

    It's still very early, I hear you say, but the confidence must now be with this team, even if it is still rather uneven in terms of the spread of racing at which it can excel. Good things happening here.
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #21 on: February 24, 2014, 15:20 »
    Giant testing out new frames for the cobbles:



    Dries DEVENYNS trying to play the role of comedian and commentator - really he should stick to his full time job  :D
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #22 on: February 24, 2014, 16:47 »


    Dries DEVENYNS trying to play the role of comedian and commentator - really he should stick to his full time job  :D
    I thought he did pretty well. The sign he gave, when describing his big ring, at 2:45 made me snigger too.
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    Hamburger Abendblatt: Nikias Arndt fährt im Windschatten der Saubermänner

    Article about Nikias Arndt (in German). Good read, but as always in German media doping takes a front seat when cycling is covered.
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    « Reply #24 on: May 27, 2014, 18:25 »
    http://www.teamgiantshimano.com/2014/05/insideout-catching-lawson-craddock-week-tour-california/

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    « Reply #25 on: June 25, 2014, 07:09 »
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    « Reply #26 on: July 19, 2014, 20:47 »
    http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/giant-shimano_to_let_some_sprinters_go/

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    Arndt to Bora or Stolting?
    Keep Mezgec ideally, but if he wants to move let him?
    Keep Sinkeldam?

    .....and that still leaves RJVR and Ahlstrand.
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    « Reply #27 on: September 24, 2014, 13:42 »
    As well as the new sponsor

    The team will be *de reg 2016
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    Re: Giant-Shimano
    « Reply #29 on: September 24, 2014, 20:22 »
    I love that commercial with Ullrich for Alpecin, pretty cool that they are actually going to co-sponsor a team. "Doping for your hair" :lol
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