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Team Sponsorship 2022/23
« on: April 26, 2022, 19:32 »
https://twitter.com/TudorProCycling/status/1518913648571432961

https://www.srf.ch/sport/mehr-sport/rad/zusammen-mit-uhrenmarke-cancellara-gruendet-profi-radteam

New pro-team in 2023 under the aegis of Cancellara. Built on the foundations of the Swiss Racing Academy which will itself drop down to elite level. Some of it's riders will no doubt make the jump to the new team, but it won't be just Swiss riders.

BMC bikes. 22-24 riders. Wildcards for Suisse and Romandie in 2023 are hoped for.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 2022/23
    « Reply #1 on: April 29, 2022, 22:02 »
    Interesting.
    Also interesting that this is another watchmaker within a few years (after TAG Heuer and whoever makes Alaphilippe's watches Richard Mille) going into cycling. Before that, the only one I remember was Festina ... :shh

    Wildcards for Suisse and Romandie in 2023 are hoped for.
    If they don't get these wildcards, what is even the point of being a Swiss ProTeam? ;)
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 2022/23
    « Reply #2 on: April 29, 2022, 22:17 »
    Also interesting that this is another watchmaker within a few years (after TAG Heuer and whoever makes Alaphilippe's watches Richard Mille) going into cycling. Before that, the only one I remember was Festina ... :shh

    apparently there was this in the 80's:

    https://twitter.com/f_cancellara/status/748636169479536640

    ironically it's also the brand Cancellara used to wear off the bike. I guess he meanwhile lost his role as "brand ambassador" ;)
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 2022/23
    « Reply #3 on: April 30, 2022, 00:39 »
    Christina Watches, in various manifestations.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 2022/23
    « Reply #4 on: April 30, 2022, 11:38 »
    Rodania too obvs...
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 2022/23
    « Reply #5 on: April 30, 2022, 18:51 »
    Christina Watches, in various manifestations.
    Oh yes, how could I forget them! :fp
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 2022/23
    « Reply #6 on: July 04, 2022, 10:31 »
    https://twitter.com/RiwalCycling/status/1543840781760204801

    There can't be many teams that have moved up a level, dropped down and then moved back up again.

    Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be an English version of the "magasin", so we'll have to wait for Fus to tell us the gist of it and how things will be different to the earlier PCT team.

    One of the biggest problems was and will be continue to be Uno-X (the main team has 8 Danish riders and the devo squad has 5). There is also the annual talk of Beat moving up to PCT, so that too could provide competition for Dutch signings.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 2022/23
    « Reply #7 on: July 04, 2022, 16:59 »
    In other recent news...

    https://twitter.com/inrng/status/1542643468887105536

    We'll see what happens, but even with a WT budget it's going to be difficult to attract riders. Who could they get? Barbier Snr? Touze? Sarreau? Tesson? or looking further afield maybe some of the Belgians at Bingoal or Sport Vlaanderen? How about Cavendish?

    Also...

    https://twitter.com/IntermarcheWG/status/1543928288627793920

    The rumoured Hagens Berman link-up obviously came to naught. Yet another WT devo team though. It's going to be an extremely competitive business getting the riders for these teams. Not going to be easy to be a regular CT devo team going forward.

    The next logical step is more junior WT affiliated teams. AG2R have one, as do Bora. Anybody else?
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 2022/23
    « Reply #8 on: July 18, 2022, 08:26 »
    https://twitter.com/inrng/status/1542643468887105536

    We'll see what happens, but even with a WT budget it's going to be difficult to attract riders. Who could they get? Barbier Snr? Touze? Sarreau? Tesson? or looking further afield maybe some of the Belgians at Bingoal or Sport Vlaanderen? How about Cavendish?

    https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/bb-hotels-ktm-wordt-volgend-jaar-carrefour-bb-hotels-en-trekt-budget-fors-op/

    It looks to be Carrefour. So that'll be 4 French WT teams and two PCT outfits with big budgets. The French margarine will have to be spread very thinly on the toast.

    This will obviously have knock-on effects for the wildcards in the Tour going forward and in the yearly auto-wildcard competition.

    Budget: 15-20 million

    Different bike manufacturer

    Targeted riders: Cavendish, Teuns, Matthews, Vuillermoz

    Can't see the middle two joining, but why not the other two.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 2022/23
    « Reply #9 on: August 09, 2022, 21:27 »
    Still no real news about the above post. There was something about Paris (the city) linking up with the team, but nothing about the major sponsor. All just smoke and mirrors?

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    https://twitter.com/BlackSpokeNZ/status/1557071082900922368

    Should be fun to see how they get on. I'd be tempted to add in a couple of British CT guys to bulk out the team - Richardson, Scott or Townsend for example.

    Bevin is said to be leaving IPT, but I can't see him making the step down.
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    Re: Team Sponsorship 2022/23
    « Reply #10 on: August 10, 2022, 18:19 »
    The next logical step is more junior WT affiliated teams. AG2R have one, as do Bora. Anybody else?

    Well yes actually.

    https://www.directvelo.com/actualite/98660/la-cannibal-team-va-se-rapprocher-d-une-worldteam

    Unknown at the moment, but not Belgian or French.
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