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Milram thinking of leaving sport

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited November 2008 in Pro race
http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/arti ... port-19484

The german over reaction continues.

Although, with the economic climate I'm sure many sponsors are going to be re-evaluating their positions.
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.

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  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    It might be less to do with German over-reaction and more to do with the fact that,well, they're sh!t. Nineteenth ranked team, only ahead of Scott in the ProTour teams and down among the other big budget squads such as Barloworld, Acqua + Sapone and LPR.
    Their best rider in 2008 was Zabel in 35th spot.

    If Milram aren't on the podium sharp-ish in '09 with all their new talent, there's no point throwing good money after bad.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • i dont think the germans are over reacting
    sponsorship in cycling is too risky imo
  • I wonder how many other sponsors wish they had a get out claues for next year? With the econmic climate and the product association with drugs.
  • Rock Racing do have a get out clause: they will leave the sport if one of their riders tests negative next year.
  • Rock Racing do have a get out clause: they will leave the sport if one of their riders tests negative next year.
    Fat chance.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • JC.152JC.152 Posts: 645
    i hope they stay in cycling just for this jersey....

    http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=2101
  • SpaceJunkSpaceJunk Posts: 1,157
    JC.152 wrote:
    i hope they stay in cycling just for this jersey....

    http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=2101

    I think you'll find that is WHY Milram are trying to get out of the sport.
  • :(

    Brief statement on the official website. I'd guess this could end up a bit like the T Mobile situation where Nordmilch may have to finance the team next year and they'll ride under Van Gerwen's VeloCity until another sponsor can (hopefully) be found. If Van Gerwen had any idea that Mischel was leaving Nordmilch then i don't understand why they've thrown money at signing Gerdemann and Ciolek.
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