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Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
« Reply #120 on: January 03, 2018, 18:41 »
There's a new Italian-Romanian Conti team, MsTina - Focus, let by former #nippo DS Stefano Giuliani and they have signed some of the best Italian riders still on the market:

#androni Federico Zurlo
#fantini Nicolas Marini
#nippo Giacomo Berlato
#nippo Riccardo Stacchiotti
#nippo Pierpaolo De Negri
#wilier (stagiaire) Mattia Marcelli

the Romanian part of the team will consist of Andrei Cojanu, Emil Dima, Vlad Nicolae Dovre, Andrei Ionut, Sdraila Ionut, Raul Sinza and Emanuel Stan

http://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/nasce-team-mstina-focus-progetto-stefano-giuliani-tanti-italiani-nellorganico/
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #121 on: January 03, 2018, 21:27 »
    No room for Daniel Crista though. :(
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #122 on: January 04, 2018, 10:30 »
    Lotto Soudal: Rudy Project glasses and HJC helmets


    Are  #jumbo staying with Lazer helmets do you know?
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #123 on: January 08, 2018, 20:44 »
    Are  #jumbo staying with Lazer helmets do you know?

    yes, LAzer helmets and Shimano kit, shoes and glasses. Lazer has been bought by Shimano
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #124 on: January 08, 2018, 21:36 »
    yes, LAzer helmets and Shimano kit, shoes and glasses. Lazer has been bought by Shimano

    What about tires? They had some wonderful stuff for time trials in wet weather last year....  :P
    (Having said that, one win in in tour des fjords, launched by downhill attack in a challenging descent in Nordheimsund - so it can’t be as bad as it seemed to be in the time trials...)
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #125 on: February 28, 2018, 21:13 »
    https://www.nu.nl/schaatsen/5155661/lotto-stopt-als-hoofdsponsor-van-schaats--en-wielerteam-lotto-jumbo.html[1]

    Lotto stops as title sponsor for #jumbo Team LottoNL-Jumbo, apparently at the end of the year, as they make way for a new sponsor ready to step up.
    The new sponsor should be made public soon.
     1. I love that the Dutch media outlet filed this under speedskating, not cycling! :D
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #126 on: February 28, 2018, 21:30 »
    https://www.nu.nl/schaatsen/5155661/lotto-stopt-als-hoofdsponsor-van-schaats--en-wielerteam-lotto-jumbo.html[1]

    Lotto stops as title sponsor for #jumbo Team LottoNL-Jumbo, apparently at the end of the year, as they make way for a new sponsor ready to step up.
    The new sponsor should be made public soon.
     1. I love that the Dutch media outlet filed this under speedskating, not cycling! :D

    That's because their most famous athlete is Sven Kramer .... the cyclists still have a way to go to claim they are on the same level.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #127 on: March 01, 2018, 14:04 »
    https://www.telegraaf.nl/sport/wielrennen/1734235/jumbo-verzekert-toekomst-schaats-en-wielerploeg

    It's Jumbo stepping up (from 1 April for the speedskating team, from 1 January 2019 for the cycling team).
    Five years, 15 million yearly budget for the cycling team.

    This also means we won't have to change the #jumbo kit smiley code. :lol
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #129 on: April 30, 2018, 12:11 »
    and Sunweb stays for another couple of years. Or not. No one knows. So let's just call it a "revolution" :D

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    Team Sunweb and their title partner, the online holiday operator Sunweb, are delighted and extremely proud to announce the extension of their partnership. The current agreement expires after 2019 and will then transform into a contract which runs for an indefinite amount of time; a unique agreement within the sport of cycling.

    http://teamsunweb.com/sunweb-extension/

    Edit: okay, seems like it's definitely long term:

    https://twitter.com/WestemeyerSusan/status/990914936833499137
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #130 on: April 30, 2018, 17:00 »
    Seems like dutch cycling is on the mend, with both #jumbo and #sunweb having secured longer-term deals. I guess #sunweb Tom Dumoulin's  #pink helps in such negotiations, as well as #jumbo Dylan Groenewegen's string of wins this year, but it still seems like some serious sponsors are trickling back to cycling after the great doping scandals devalued the entire sport.

    BTW is Sunweb (the company) Dutch or German? On the homepage it seems like they are dutch (but sell to many markets in Europe).
    And the team, is it counted as Dutch?  I became a little uncertain.  :slow
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #131 on: April 30, 2018, 17:11 »
    Sunweb is a Dutch company based in Switzerland. Sponsoring a Dutch team licensed in Germany :D

    I've been to the team presentation (at the Münster airport) last year and they said indeed that they would like to explore their operation on the German market (charter travels from German airports and so on), that's why it would make a lot of sense to run the team in the way it is
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #132 on: April 30, 2018, 21:31 »
    I noticed that one of Sunweb's holiday packages is a self-drive cycling holiday (https://autovakanties.sunweb.nl/cyclosportieve-wielertochten). Which may partly explain this relationship - they actually have a long-term business interest in being a known name in the cycling universe, as opposed to a known name in the cycling universe being a route to more generic publicity.

    On a side note, looking at the home page (https://www.sunweb.com/) it seems us Brits are only trusted to ski. Sun or self-drive? It's a no from Sunweb.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #133 on: May 03, 2018, 12:04 »
    things are looking not too rosy for #aquablue Aqua Blue Sport

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    He admits the aim of having a team fully supported by the e-commerce operation by the end of year two will not come to fruition.

    "Not a chance, nowhere near it." Delaney says. "I have to keep trying, I have to keep going. To be honest we're going to have to look at a third-party sponsor - which is something I never wanted to do - to carry us through next year and the year after. We're going to have to put our hand out.

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    They are moving some of their development positions from Cork to London, where his daughter and team director Jamie lives, but will maintain a strong Irish connection, and Delaney hopes to be able to attract an Irish business to be co-sponsor next year.

    https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/cycling/i-have-invested-7m-in-cycling-and-they-wont-give-us-a-start-aqua-blue-boss-36864854.html
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #134 on: May 03, 2018, 12:58 »
    things are looking not too rosy for #aquablue Aqua Blue Sport

    https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/cycling/i-have-invested-7m-in-cycling-and-they-wont-give-us-a-start-aqua-blue-boss-36864854.html
    No surprise there, frankly.
    "Looking at a third-party sponsor" - to me that means that the team might be "Aqua Blue-Sponsor Name" next year.

    If he ever seriously thought that the team would finance itself after a two-year start-up period, he's disregarding 120 years of cycling history.

    He does have a point that the team isn't getting the invites this year ... but they also had a lot of luck in their debut season.
    They got too many invites last year compared to what they had shown, this year they get too few. Combined, that kind of equals out.

    The part about races not paying the team enough respect because "the team is the brand, the brand is the team - on that basis alone we should be given more respect" ... A race organiser doesn't give a sh*t about that.


    Delaney also says, about the co-sponsor, "if we don't get one, we don't get one and I'll continue solo." :angel
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #135 on: May 03, 2018, 13:03 »
    yeah, yeah, he loves to talk about "respect", and a lack of support. Now that they are obviously not at the Giro... how about supporting the home races instead and take part in the Ras?!
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #137 on: May 15, 2018, 08:25 »
    #sunweb Team Sunweb leaves (former name sponsor) Giant and will use Cervelo bikes on from the next season. Giant is in talks with Jumbo instead, while Bianchi may move over to UAE

    https://www.fiets.nl/2018/05/15/sunweb-ruilt-giant-voor-cervelo-in/
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #138 on: May 15, 2018, 11:10 »
    #sunweb Team Sunweb leaves (former name sponsor) Giant and will use Cervelo bikes on from the next season. Giant is in talks with Jumbo instead, while Bianchi may move over to UAE

    https://www.fiets.nl/2018/05/15/sunweb-ruilt-giant-voor-cervelo-in/
    :o
    Bianchi going to an Italian team[1] makes sense.

    But Giant leaving Sunweb (or Sunweb leaving Giant)? This is the next in what feels like a long line of (co-)sponsors who have parted ways with the Dutch-German outfit: Argos Oil, Alpecin ... Hmm. :shh

    Also, what does this mean for Cervélo's current team, Dimension Data?
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #139 on: May 17, 2018, 08:13 »
    https://www.reddit.com/r/peloton/comments/8k1eww/future_of_bmc_team_secured_deloitte_will_replace/
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    According to this mornings Telegraaf, Deloitte will replace BMC as the main sponsor with Giant becoming co-sponsor. They also mention Giant and Sunweb will part ways. De Telegraaf is usually reliable in their sports coverage.

    Original article in Dutch

    Van Avermaet & co vinden geldschieter OSIMO De toekomst van de BMC-wielerploeg is verzekerd. De WorldTour-formatie heeft met Deloitte een nieuwe hoofdsponsor terwijl Giant als materiaalsponsor groot instapt. Door het overlijden van BMC eigenaar Andy Rihs werd de geldkraan richting het team van onder anderen Greg van Avermaet, Tejay van Garderen en Rohan Dennis dicht gedraaid. Nu kan teammanager Jim Ochowitz weer verder bouwen. Giant had nog een doorlopend contract met Team Sunweb, maar besloten vorige week definitief uit elkaar te gaan. Giant sprak vervolgens met Jumbo, maar het Taiwanese fietsenmerk wil zich verbinden aan een meer internationaal team. Deloitte was eerder al cosponsor bij Dimension Data.


    Good news for BMC, not so good for Dimension Data, who lose a big co-sponsor having already lost their bike manufacturer.  Will BMC bikes still want to be part of the sport? Presumably casts some uncertainty on the Jumbo to ride Giant story as well.

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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #140 on: May 17, 2018, 10:47 »
    https://www.reddit.com/r/peloton/comments/8k1eww/future_of_bmc_team_secured_deloitte_will_replace/

    Good news for BMC, not so good for Dimension Data, who lose a big co-sponsor having already lost their bike manufacturer.  Will BMC bikes still want to be part of the sport? Presumably casts some uncertainty on the Jumbo to ride Giant story as well.



    those weird men at Bianchi have been re-upping the Belkin-Lotto-Jumbo deal 1 year at a time, every year. for sure other brands are interested, every year, so they could change brand every end of season. that´s why Giant spoke with them.
    it is totally possible Bianchi could stay.
    there were rumors about UAE riding Bianchi in 2019 too. no idea
    If I were a Lotto-Jumbo fan I wouldnt buy a Bianchi, if every year my fav team could change brand
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #141 on: May 18, 2018, 14:36 »
    Gazzetta reports rumors UAE-Emirates could ride BMC bikes next year and are interested in Simon Yates and Porte

    if they sign Yates and Porte I´ll be a fan straight away   :cool :D
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #142 on: May 18, 2018, 16:15 »
    Gazzetta reports rumors UAE-Emirates could ride BMC bikes next year and are interested in Simon Yates and Porte

    if they sign Yates and Porte I´ll be a fan straight away   :cool :D

    Wonder how willing the Yates brothers will be to separate. Didn't last long with the Izagirres. Possibly a superstition.

    No GTs can be won with Aru or Martin and Costa is stale. Time to pony up.
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