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Hincape apparantly moving to T-Mobile...

TheBigOneTheBigOne Posts: 99
edited December 1969 in Pro race
... so i fully expect him to follow the way of all ex-USP / Disco riders and get clobbered and turn in a positive shortly after his move.

cynical... me? no....

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  • LangenbergLangenberg Posts: 453
    Funnily enough, I had the same thought.... I can see how having more American riders makes commercial sense for T-Mobile (who operate a mobile phone network in the US).


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  • There are rumours that Jonathan Vaughters is putting together a "US super team" for next season and Hincapie will be joining them.

    Could it be that Hincapie's agent is out talking to people to get him a wage increase for the last couple of seasons of his career?
  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by andyp</i>

    There are rumours that Jonathan Vaughters is putting together a "US super team" for next season and Hincapie will be joining them.

    Could it be that Hincapie's agent is out talking to people to get him a wage increase for the last couple of seasons of his career?
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    Yeah that was hinted at twice in this months ProCycling. Once at the end of the Millar/Zabriske interview and then also in the Hincapie article.
  • hevipedalhevipedal Posts: 2,475
    It was interesting that Hincapie didn't deny the Jonathon Vaughters rumour, just said no comment. Which to me spoke volumes.
    The suggestion that a move to T Mobile would mean doping seems a bit bizarre since they are more active than any of the big names in countering doping.

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  • RadsmanRadsman Posts: 122
    Exacly, the just kicked out Honchar
  • Ste_SSte_S Posts: 1,173
    Didn't Valverde do something similar ? Use T-Mobile to get a bigger wage packet ?


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  • Maybe he'll actually go to T-Mobile. Would be a nice little earner for the twilight of his career.

    And being objective you could see it as intent to ride clean.

    TdG
  • TheBigOneTheBigOne Posts: 99
    The rumour i have heard is that Vaughters wants Tailwinds Sports place on the Pro Tour.... funnily enough i could easily see LA and JB saying 'sod it... we've won 7 times, time to move on' and pass / sell their lisc. onto Vaughters.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Hincapie going elsewhere can't be good for Discovery's hunt for a new sponsor. Whether you like him or not, he's extremely marketable in the US and one of the team's biggest draws.
  • It would be good to see Hincapie open himself to scrutiny of blood volume testing, not yet used in dope testing at race I understand, at T Mobile. Perhaps big George is not scared of the scrutiny that's seen Honchar removed

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