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Team Sponsorship 17/18
« on: May 16, 2017, 10:10 »
Time to start a thread for the team & sponsorship changes that are currently in the works.

First up: #murias go ProConti! :cool


They just held a press conference, there'll be more news about this later in the day.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 19:14 »
    http://www.rfec.com/node/20003

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    "The spirit of Basque cycling can be a great reflection of the way our companies work and that is what we want to show the world," said team officials.

    "Anyone who wants to join our project, to contact us because all initiatives are welcome," they have concluded.

    I could be wrong, but it sounds like they are still after money. :P

    They have been saying for a couple of years that they wanted to go PCT. Now that has changed from speculative to definitive - Is it just a brazen attempt to flush out sponsors? Getting Guillen to say they would get a Vuelta wildcard is good marketing, but I think most folks would assume that would have been the case anyway.

    More details needed.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 20:16 »
    I could be wrong, but it sounds like they are still after money. :P
    Sounds a bit like it, yes.

    More details needed.
    I think that they're not so stupid to go out and announce a ProConti team if they don't have the funds for that (at the most basic level). More money to get the team to a higher level is then always welcome.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 19:04 »
    https://twitter.com/sticky_bottle/status/865263695659761664

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    Irish cycling has been dealt a massive blow with news that An Post is abruptly ending all of its cycling sponsorship deals.

    The national postage company, which is struggling financially, has confirmed on the eve of the Rás it will no longer sponsor the event.

    And it is also pulling out of Rás na mBan and the An Post-Chainreaction Continental-level trade team.

    The withdrawal was anticipated because of the company’s own difficulties.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 09:14 »
    Some good news for a change:
    http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/952/Wielrennen/article/detail/3193345/2017/06/27/Lefevere-flikt-het-zijn-team-blijft-ook-de-komende-vier-seizoenen-in-het-peloton.dhtml
    Lefèvere's team will continue for another four years, says Het Laatste Nieuws.
    Specialized has signed on for that period, as have Quick Step and Lidl. They may get another title sponsor yet, or Bakala may foot the rest of the bill.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 08:42 »
    http://www.diariodeburgos.es/Noticia/Z52B88A69-C0A1-67ED-BC7867FDB05A28A2/Asalto-a-Continental-Profesional

    Burgos to go PCT? 1.7 million doesn't sound a lot and would they get a Vuelta invite?

    http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2017/06/29/102692/biesse-carrera-gavardo-continental

    A possible new Italian CT team Biesse-Carrera-Gavardo or the BCG as I'm calling them.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 11:08 »
    http://www.diariodeburgos.es/Noticia/Z52B88A69-C0A1-67ED-BC7867FDB05A28A2/Asalto-a-Continental-Profesional

    Burgos to go PCT? 1.7 million doesn't sound a lot and would they get a Vuelta invite?
    Wow, they really dug up an ancient photo there! :o
    Caja Rural, Euskadi, now Burgos - looks like the dearth in Spanish cycling is over. :cool

    http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2017/06/29/102692/biesse-carrera-gavardo-continental

    A possible new Italian CT team Biesse-Carrera-Gavardo or the BCG as I'm calling them.
    Basically one of the Italian 'amateur' teams getting a Conti license.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 09:20 »
    http://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/nippo-fantini-rinnovo-biennale-sponsor-canola/

    Two more years (plus the option of another) for Vini Fantini.

    http://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/ciclomercato/ciclomercato-nuova-squadra-coquard-trentin/
    http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/59589/une-nouvelle-equipe-pro-francaise-en-2018

    Details about Jerome Pineau's new team.

    • Vital Concept will be the main partner
    • VC Pays de Loudéac the feeder team
    • Initial plan is 3 years at PCT level
    • Twenty riders - French and foreign
    • Names linked include Coquard, Trentin, Morice and Le Bon

    It's been very quiet on the new team front. No Euskadi-Murias rumours (not that surprising I think) or anything on Contador's team.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 11:01 »
    Details about Jerome Pineau's new team.

    • Vital Concept will be the main partner
    • VC Pays de Loudéac the feeder team
    :o
    Poached the main sponsor from #fortuneo ... that'll make for some bad blood, I'd say.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 22:40 »
    https://twitter.com/raykerckhoffs/status/886699673645461505

    #jumbo present a new main main sponsor tomorrow, a 'serious new partner'. Will increase team budget.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 09:09 »
    http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/59621/un-nouveau-sponsor-pour-auber-93

    HP BTP-Auber 93 -----------> Saint-Michel-Auber 93

    Looking to go PCT in 2019.

    :o
    Poached the main sponsor from #fortuneo ... that'll make for some bad blood, I'd say.

    ..... and if they get Coquard, they'll probably poach their TdF wildcard as well.

    #jumbo present a new main main sponsor tomorrow, a 'serious new partner'. Will increase team budget.

    http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2017/07/17/103193/lotto-nl-jumbo-friesland-campina-sponsor

    Friesland Campina

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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 15:09 »
    http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2017/07/17/103193/lotto-nl-jumbo-friesland-campina-sponsor

    Friesland Campina
    Or rather, Friesland Campina's brand Vifit Sport:
    https://www.teamlottojumbo.nl/cycling-news/-three-year-commitment-between-frieslandcampina-brand-vifit-sport-and-cycling-team-lottonljumbo

    Doesn't sound like quite as big a sponsorship as I first thought, 'only' a new logo placed somewhere on the jersey and some new products for the riders to eat. Not a title sponsorship at any rate.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 18:03 »
    http://06.live-radsport.ch/details_212264/SponsoringNews_Auch_Sidermec_verlaumlngert_sein_Engagement_fuumlr_Team_Androni_bis_2018.html

    After Androni Gioccatoli, Sidermec have now also extended their sponsorship of Savio's team.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 15:27 »
    http://slipstreamsports.com/slipstream-announces-oath/

    Slipstream announces Oath as exclusive digital media sponsor for 2018 Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team.
    Whatever "digital media sponsor" means.

    Oath is the newly-formed parent company of AOL, Yahoo etc.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #14 on: July 26, 2017, 17:40 »
    #memil Memil Pro Cycling (formerly Cyclesport.se-Memil until they kicked out their now-former manager Dennis Nystrand for fraud in March) will move their registration from *kw to *fi for 2018, becoming the first-ever Finnish Continental team:


    I sincerely hope that this will give the team a more stable (and honest) base, and provide opportunities for Finnish talents.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #15 on: August 02, 2017, 05:16 »
    https://twitter.com/velonews/status/892508500705914881

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    Rally Cycling will jump to Pro Continental status next year after an impressive 2017 season to date. The team nabbed two WorldTour stage wins at the Amgen Tour of California in May. It followed that up with strong showings at the U.S. and Canadian national championships. Rally’s step up to cycling’s second tier is part of the team’s long-term plan to expand its race schedule and establish a European presence.

    “We’ve been working on this for a long time,” said Rally’s performance director Jonas Carney. “It’s not official yet but we’ve started the process. We’ve filed our paperwork with the UCI and everything is on track for us to go Pro Conti next year.”
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #16 on: August 02, 2017, 07:18 »
    https://twitter.com/velonews/status/892508500705914881
    I came here to post just that, and then I see you've done so already.

    So I moved it to the right topic instead. ;)
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #17 on: August 11, 2017, 13:43 »
    http://www.axeoncycling.com/news/2017ProConti

    Axeon aiming for ProConti status as well - while remaining an U23 development team.

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    "This is another natural progression and move for Hagens Berman in our support of promising young talent in their rise to compete at the highest levels of cycling and forge the skills to succeed both on and off the bike,” Berman said. The firm looks forward to continuing its focus on the U-23 level and providing young riders with opportunities and experiences that can change their lives forever.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #18 on: August 11, 2017, 20:29 »
    We could ask the same question of Rally, but is this just all so that they can ride California? or will we see an extended European calendar?

    It could leave UHC in a very weak position. Even as CT teams Rally, Axeon and Holowesko often leave the PCT outfit in the shade with their performances. So why would you go to UHC in the future if Rally (or Axeon if you're a youngster) were a viable financial and race calendar alternative.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #19 on: August 18, 2017, 05:40 »
    http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/la-fundacion-alberto-contador-al-frente-del-nuevo-equipo-de-desarrollo-del-trek-segafredo-17-08-2017

    Fran Contador can't have had much luck in talking to sponsors as the PCT team fails to materialise. However it will be good to have another CT development team as we have seen many others disappear.

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    Mainly Spanish riders with some Italians and Americans?
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #20 on: August 18, 2017, 21:57 »
    AquaBlue will wear Catlike helmets from the Vuelta (they wore Giro helmets)


    https://www.twitter.com/IrishTimesSport/status/898605176143044608


    Phonak did the opposite in 2006, from Catlike to Giro helmets from the 2006 TDF
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #21 on: August 19, 2017, 19:37 »
    http://www.procycling.no/teamfixit-no-legges/

    Team FixIT.no will be "put down" at the end of the year as Google Translate inelegantly puts it.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #22 on: August 27, 2017, 16:59 »
    https://twitter.com/Cyclingnewsfeed/status/901567940914536448

    Can Vaughters find 7 big ones in such a short period of time? Where will the riders end up?
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #23 on: August 27, 2017, 17:56 »
    Bad news for the team and for cycling in general. :(

    But I have to ask: Where did this budget shortfall come from?
    They've let seven riders[1] go, that has to have freed up some money. And they're adamant that their existing sponsors (Cannondale, Drapac, POC, Oath) keep their promises and don't scale down their investment.
    So how can they suddenly lack 7 million dollars?!

    Something doesn't add up here. :-x
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #24 on: August 27, 2017, 18:16 »
    But I have to ask: Where did this budget shortfall come from?

    The theory being bandied about elsewhere is that Doug Ellis (not "Deadly" Doug Ellis) isn't willing to cover the budgetary shortfall any more ie. in previous years they didn't have enough money either, but he stumped up the cash to keep going.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #25 on: August 28, 2017, 10:21 »
    The theory being bandied about elsewhere is that Doug Ellis (not "Deadly" Doug Ellis) isn't willing to cover the budgetary shortfall any more ie. in previous years they didn't have enough money either, but he stumped up the cash to keep going.
    That would explain it.

    And it would also explain why the team had such a large fluctuation in sponsors ... Transitions, Barracuda, Sharp, all only on the jersey (and in the name) for a year or two. It was a cheap deal for the companies, but also a short one.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #26 on: August 28, 2017, 13:21 »
    Rob Arnold asks some of the same questions:
    http://www.ridemedia.com.au/features/comment-cannondale-drapac/
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #27 on: August 28, 2017, 13:32 »
    So based on what I've seen would the team still have a budget of $9,000,000 if a new sponsor weren't found? Could they continue as a Pro conti team or is the money from Drapac, Oath etc on the basis of the team being WT and so they could just walk if the team wasn't racing at that level.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 17/18
    « Reply #28 on: August 28, 2017, 13:48 »
    So based on what I've seen would the team still have a budget of $9,000,000 if a new sponsor weren't found? Could they continue as a Pro conti team or is the money from Drapac, Oath etc on the basis of the team being WT and so they could just walk if the team wasn't racing at that level.
    Good question.
    The thing is, the gap between WT and PCT has become so large that a WT team management probably wouldn't consider continuing as PCT even if it were theoretically possible.
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