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The rumor is the staff hasn't been paid for a month. The "sponsors" were a bunch of rich Kazakhstan who have not faired well in the Global Economic downturn. They might not be too excited about putting what is left of their cash into a cycling team

Shouldn't be hard for them to find a new sponsor.
 

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bigpinkt said:
The rumor is the staff hasn't been paid for a month. The "sponsors" were a bunch of rich Kazakhstan who have not faired well in the Global Economic downturn. They might not be too excited about putting what is left of their cash into a cycling team

Shouldn't be hard for them to find a new sponsor.

Link please.
 

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bigpinkt said:
The rumor is the staff hasn't been paid for a month. The "sponsors" were a bunch of rich Kazakhstan who have not faired well in the Global Economic downturn. They might not be too excited about putting what is left of their cash into a cycling team

Shouldn't be hard for them to find a new sponsor.
Doesn't the UCI require that a pro team post a bond to cover salaries and expenses for some period?
 

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bigpinkt said:
The rumor is the staff hasn't been paid for a month. The "sponsors" were a bunch of rich Kazakhstan who have not faired well in the Global Economic downturn. They might not be too excited about putting what is left of their cash into a cycling team

Shouldn't be hard for them to find a new sponsor.

Upside is better kits
 

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If looking for a sponsor, think of companies that are making money at this MOMENT. The list is short. However, some come to mind....

Goldman Sachs. (Too much pushback from the press for them, though).
Wal Mart.
Subaru. (only car maker turning a nice buck these days)

That's all I got. Any other ideas?
 

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Any pharmaceutical company - pick one. Just imagine a pro cycling team sposored by a drug company. The marketing opportunities are mind boggling!
 

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Upside is better kits
:thumbsup:

It looks like we may see the new kits and new team name at the Giro.
 

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