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i like to hear this. it is nice to see that dorel is making good on its promise to keep the brand solid, unlike what pacific did with schwinn and gt (before dorel bought pacific).
 

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Nice... Good to see Dorel are continuing to add more money in Cannondale's R&D accounts... well, that's R&D as much as marketing budget but it's good news. :thumbsup:

They also will add at least one american rider to the team. Any big names screwed by the Garmin-Cervelo fusion?
 

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Dan Gerous said:
Nice... Good to see Dorel are continuing to add more money in Cannondale's R&D accounts... well, that's R&D as much as marketing budget but it's good news. :thumbsup:

They also will add at least one american rider to the team. Any big names screwed by the Garmin-Cervelo fusion?
You can't possibly be referring to Tyler Farrar. :ihih: The more I think about it Tyler would be a great fit with Liquigas. Liquigas need a two-in-one cobbled classics guy and sprinter (like a Hushovd) as Manuel Quinziato (cobbled classics) and Francesco Cicchi (sprinter) and Bennati (sprinter) won't be back in 2011. Tyler can fill that role and the team is well-supported with good domestiques. Would love to see Farrar and Sagan on the same team, occassionally supported by Nibali bombing the descent down the Poggio.
 

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I hope not, no disrespect to them but... Horner has had a good year and could do something still but not for long... And DZ is better at fooling around than racing bikes thiese days, he's waaaay past his peak. Not sure they would fit in with the rest of the team either.
 

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Well based on the success the team had this year this is the perfect time for cannondale to do something like this.
 

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Dan Gerous said:
Nice... Good to see Dorel are continuing to add more money in Cannondale's R&D accounts... well, that's R&D as much as marketing budget but it's good news. :thumbsup:

They also will add at least one american rider to the team. Any big names screwed by the Garmin-Cervelo fusion?
Where did you see that?

More to the point why do Liquigas or Cannondale need to have an American on the team? Historically the teams Cannondale has been involved with, Saeco and Liquigas, have been predominantly European. Point of fact only USPS & Garmin in recent times have had an Americentric attitude to hiring riders, but then they both were US born teams that transferred to Europe.
 

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Where did you see that?

More to the point why do Liquigas or Cannondale need to have an American on the team?
Because the races in North America are becoming more important. Tour of California, those two ProTour races in Canada this year, and Quizno's Pro Challenge next year. Peter Sagan was close in Philly this year, too. Anyway, when a mostly Italian team is racing in a foreign country like the USA, it always helps to have a few native riders on your team. Sponsors like it too.
 

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Where did I see what? That they wanted americans on the team? It was in the press release when they announced Cannondale became the co-sponsor.

But like moonmoth said, American bike companies like to have americans for the local races. That and superstars (kind of like Specialized forcing Boonen to race TOC when they were sponsoring Quick Step) attracts people and can be good marketing but it's easier to get americans to cross the Atlantic to race smaller races than get the big names... And someone like Ted King... he has a good fan base. In addition to TOC, the two ProTour races in Quebec were great success (big crowds but the European riders really liked the courses), America is slowly becoming more important in World cycling. A good thing!
 
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