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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [Pyrenean Wolf] [ In reply to ]
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Wandering if Astana is also going to change its name, as the capital of Kazakstan (Astana) just changed its name for : Noursoultan

So, two of the most successful World Tour teams will now be re-named Team Ineos and Noursoultan ?

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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [Pyrenean Wolf] [ In reply to ]
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https://www.cyclingweekly.com/...ally-launches-421914

I dunno about red & black

Not a winning combination lately: Trek, BMC/CCC ... who else is on a losing streak?

Interestingly, live pix from Tour of Romandie show them in all-black kits, wearing their old SKY lids with the BLUE highlights

https://twitter.com/TeamINEOS

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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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Those kits were one off for Romandie ahead of Yorkshire press release. The Yorkshire kits are the official new kits for the rest of the year likely.
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [nogluten] [ In reply to ]
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And the Pinarello F12 is launched. Agreed about not necessarily being a fan of the red/black.
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [turdburgler] [ In reply to ]
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not a fan of the kits. i'll admit that i'm not a fan of sky/ineos, but I have to admit the old sky kits were pretty awesome.

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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [Pyrenean Wolf] [ In reply to ]
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"Ineos train". Blah, not nearly as catchy as the sky train. But just as easy to cheer against.
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [tlc13] [ In reply to ]
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Caley Fretz quoting Jonathan Vaughters speaking about Dave Brailsford: "that guy can reach into a toilet and pull out chocolate".

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Lose one billionaire sponsor and immediately find an even richer billionaire sponsor in a couple of weeks.

Pay world beaters like Kwiato, Kiryienka, Castroviejo, Henao and Wout Poels millions a year to get Chris Froome bottles.

Shack up with British Cycling and enjoy a colossal taxpayer-subsidized farm league free of charge.

Need another young GC guy? Just double Egan Bernal's offer from another team and call it a day.

Need strategy? Put six guys, all of whom would be team GC leaders on any other team, on the front and hammer until everyone else is gone, then have Froome launch an elbows-out, pigeon-toed 647.2 watt attack for 4min 31sec and pass the lead group 147.893 meters from the finish line. It's thrilling sport at its best!

Ensure the TdF remains a ridiculously predictable, lifeless, Ineospython-strangled procession for the next decade or so. What fun! What spectacle!
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [hiro11] [ In reply to ]
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hiro11 wrote:
Ensure the TdF remains a ridiculously predictable, lifeless, Ineospython-strangled procession for the next decade or so. What fun! What spectacle!

We still get the excitement of seeing which Ineos rider will take the GC though! Will it be Froome or Thomas? Could Bernal be this year's dark horse to take yellow into Paris? /pink
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [hiro11] [ In reply to ]
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hiro11 wrote:
Caley Fretz quoting Jonathan Vaughters speaking about Dave Brailsford: "that guy can reach into a toilet and pull out chocolate".

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Lose one billionaire sponsor and immediately find an even richer billionaire sponsor in a couple of weeks.

Pay world beaters like Kwiato, Kiryienka, Castroviejo, Henao and Wout Poels millions a year to get Chris Froome bottles.

Shack up with British Cycling and enjoy a colossal taxpayer-subsidized farm league free of charge.

Need another young GC guy? Just double Egan Bernal's offer from another team and call it a day.

Need strategy? Put six guys, all of whom would be team GC leaders on any other team, on the front and hammer until everyone else is gone, then have Froome launch an elbows-out, pigeon-toed 647.2 watt attack for 4min 31sec and pass the lead group 147.893 meters from the finish line. It's thrilling sport at its best!

Ensure the TdF remains a ridiculously predictable, lifeless, Ineospython-strangled procession for the next decade or so. What fun! What spectacle!

Watch the Giro instead, way better race and not predictable like the TdF
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [tlc13] [ In reply to ]
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tlc13 wrote:
"Ineos train". Blah, not nearly as catchy as the sky train. But just as easy to cheer against.
Even easier.

Just when you thought the Murdoch empire was ethicless, along comes Inneos to take the lack of any ethics or shame in the pursuit of profit to a whole different level.

As others have said elsewhere... Inneos and cycling... it's just Greenwashing for a dirty environment-raping empire.
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [turdburgler] [ In reply to ]
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Oooh I love the term self made. Did he not profit off of NHS, well educated people from public schools, infrastructure? Did no one help him along the way who also benefited him? I could give a rates arse about him partnering with Sky. Frankly, I like them. The self made term is so wrong though.

No it’s not. The term is what the term is. Self made means he worked for it. He didn’t get his money the old fashioned way by inheriting it. No one has ever said besides apparently in this thread that he did everything himself to make money. That’s never what that term meant.

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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [Grant.Reuter] [ In reply to ]
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Haha. Alright tiger. I was specifically replying to a different poster describing him as that and questioning the description. Questioning it has no insinuation that he didn't work hard. I actually like the team and have no problem with the owner despite the reasons many are bringing up against his company.

The term does have a specific meaning though and it is one that negates all of the others involved in the foundations of success. I bet he is intelligent, educated and works hard. It isn't a singular effort though. Simple
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [Pyrenean Wolf] [ In reply to ]
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 “I’m really liking the new team sponsor , Froome said Wednesday at the team presentation. “The new sponsors anti-eco philosophies mean that we don’t have to worry about the environment so much. I was really sick of not being able to throw water bottles on the ground. Now that we can go back to doing that I’ll be much happier and should be able to climb better. After all, what’s a few water bottles thrown across the French countryside when China throws out 10 zillion tons of the stuff in the Pacific ocean every year. “
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [hiro11] [ In reply to ]
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I guess you must have predicted Thomas winning the TdF last year, and Froome making up a 5 minute deficit to win the Giro after launching an attack from 80km out? You must make some good money from sports betting.
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [trail] [ In reply to ]
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trail wrote:
I'd prefer that it be supported more by grass-roots long-term business relationships. I'm not sure if it'll ever get there. But it'd be nice.

Historically haven't all (non-cycling) company sponsors been by virtue of the fact that either the owner or 'CEO' has an interest in cycling?

Brooklyn Chewing Gum, Bic, Molteni, ADR, Super Confex, Bora Hansgrohe, Quick Step Floors...the list is endless.

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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [BobAjobb] [ In reply to ]
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [Jorgan] [ In reply to ]
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Jorgan wrote:


Historically haven't all (non-cycling) company sponsors been by virtue of the fact that either the owner or 'CEO' has an interest in cycling?

Brooklyn Chewing Gum, Bic, Molteni, ADR, Super Confex, Bora Hansgrohe, Quick Step Floors...the list is endless.


Astana, Ineos, Sky, Saxo, Tinkoff, Prince Khalifa.

Yes, but that's my point. Those are personality-based rather than market-based. So while some, like Quick-Step, are in for the long haul, there tends to be a lot of overall disruption as the whims of personalities change. I think there's certainly a place for cycling being the plaything of the super rich. Cheaper than Formula 1 or futbol. But making it the predominant form of most team funding makes for a lot of instability.

I always thought teams and/or riders should share in media rights so they have revenue streams independent of those personalities. But the ASO and the other race promoters will hold that to the grave.
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Re: The end of "Team Sky" : now "Team Ineos", from May 1st ! [CG99] [ In reply to ]
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CG99 wrote:
It seems that some bitter, twisted and very ill informed (FYI you don’t have to give up your UK citizenship to be a tax resident in another tax jurisdiction - I should know, because I pay my taxes in a country where I am not a citizen) socialists have taken this thread way off the track!

Labeling anyone who disagrees with you "socialists" is being somewhat small minded. It's what Donald Trump does, label everyone who doesn't agree with him or support him. Just saying.....

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