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Bettini & Alonso

LutherBLutherB Posts: 544
edited January 2014 in Pro race
Seems like Bettini will manage the Alonso team...

http://ciclismonews.com/paolo-bettini-t ... nazionale/

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  • LutherBLutherB Posts: 544
    Gotta love Google translate

    'Dopo not be able to detect the Euskatel'
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,501
    It seems to me that Alonso may know what he's doing.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,428 Lives Here
    RichN95 wrote:
    It seems to me that Alonso may know what he's doing.

    He seems to be a genuine cycling fan.

    Long before all of this.
  • A bit behind here, so it's a new team with new sponsors.

    Does he go straight in as a top WT team or Pro Continental ?
    All the gear, but no idea...
  • In Italy there are mixed opinions about Bettini as a manager... he didn't do well in his previous job, although some argue he didn't have Bettini in his team... :wink:
  • A bit behind here, so it's a new team with new sponsors.

    Does he go straight in as a top WT team or Pro Continental ?


    No guarantee - but he has a year to work on it to get the immediate wave through to ProTour just like Sky and GreenEDGE did, if he does want to try for it
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    RichN95 wrote:
    It seems to me that Alonso may know what he's doing.

    He seems to be a genuine cycling fan.
    Long before all of this.
    Alain Prost was a keen cyclist and Nigel Mansell etc.
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  • LutherB wrote:
    'Dopo not be able to detect the Euskatel'

    That gave me a good laugh. :lol:
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,428 Lives Here
    deejay wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    It seems to me that Alonso may know what he's doing.

    He seems to be a genuine cycling fan.
    Long before all of this.
    Alain Prost was a keen cyclist and Nigel Mansell etc.

    Meant more a pro race fan.
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    This is looking promising, meeting with the ASO mid January.
  • As inrng points out though, it won't be "a new direction for cycling" if he's just going to hire all the old guard in key positions
  • smokey_baconsmokey_bacon Posts: 1,639
    As inrng points out though, it won't be "a new direction for cycling" if he's just going to hire all the old guard in key positions

    Good point, Im guessing they want credibility (if thats the right word) up front so they get in the door.
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    As inrng points out though, it won't be "a new direction for cycling" if he's just going to hire all the old guard in key positions
    He's Spanish and he comes from a sport where exploring the edge of the rules to gain the competitive edge is normal - so why would we expect him to be looking for 'a new direction in cycling' ?
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    Pretty excited to see what will come of Alonso's team. Wonder if Ferrari will be the team doctor...
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