Ineos Grenadiers

zest28
zest28 Posts: 403
Is quite interesting that Team Ineos will change their name to Ineos Grenadiers while cyclists and cars are not exactly the best buddies on the road.
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  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    There have been teams sponsored by car companies for many years. Ford, Peugeot and Renault to name three.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 25,955
    And McLaren
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,222
    Fools!
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  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,414
    Anyone who buys a grenadier is likely to be a cyclist hater.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • inseine
    inseine Posts: 5,786
    gsk82 said:

    Anyone who buys a grenadier is likely to be a cyclist hater.


  • webboo said:

    There have been teams sponsored by car companies for many years. Ford, Peugeot and Renault to name three.

    And then there's Skoda that partners with the A.S.O.
  • More odd that they are named after an ineos car but use Ford vehicles.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 25,955

    More odd that they are named after an ineos car but use Ford vehicles.

    They'd struggle to use an ineos car.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 39,823
    edited August 2020
    Yet another poor attempt at trolling. I mean, everyone knows that cyclists don't drive cars and motorists never cycle
  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    gsk82 said:

    Anyone who buys a grenadier is likely to be a cyclist hater.

    I thought their market was the old Land Rover Defender users, people who need a proper off-roader like farmers etc. I didn't think it was going to be aimed at Chelsea Tractor drivers.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    Ineos are just thinking ahead - given the popularity of gravel sections on some stages/ races now a 4x4 will be the best option for a support/ team vehicle :D
  • focuszing723
    focuszing723 Posts: 7,107
    There is always a bit of conflict though. Team Sky were all about saving Orca's and Ocean life, but their bikes were powered by fishing kit.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,318
    Pross said:

    Yet another poor attempt at trolling. I mean, everyone knows that cyclists don't drive cars and motorists never cycle

    Why would he stop when we're a frenzy of ravenous piranhas..?
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,093

    left the forum March 2023
  • poptart242
    poptart242 Posts: 531
    gsk82 said:

    Anyone who buys a grenadier is likely to be a cyclist hater.

    Dunno, fits my use case pretty well TBH, albeit I'll need a step ladder to get the bikes on the roof.
  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,247
    Outside UCI limits so it couldnt be used. wasnt there a Roubaix or Flanders where a car drove over a competitors bike (and nearly him!)
  • gsk82 said:

    Anyone who buys a grenadier is likely to be a cyclist hater.

    Dunno, fits my use case pretty well TBH, albeit I'll need a step ladder to get the bikes on the roof.
    The bikes go inside, or get the pickup.
  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,890
    amrushton said:

    Outside UCI limits so it couldnt be used. wasnt there a Roubaix or Flanders where a car drove over a competitors bike (and nearly him!)

    Not sure you could get a 4x4 up the Koppenburg tbh.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,222
    amrushton said:

    Outside UCI limits so it couldnt be used. wasnt there a Roubaix or Flanders where a car drove over a competitors bike (and nearly him!)

    2011 TdF?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJbHd9ygDag
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  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,190
    pblakeney said:

    amrushton said:

    Outside UCI limits so it couldnt be used. wasnt there a Roubaix or Flanders where a car drove over a competitors bike (and nearly him!)

    2011 TdF?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJbHd9ygDag
    Car went into Viviani on one of the cobbled sections at Roubaix didn't it. Or was that a motorbike?
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,222
    edited August 2020


    Car went into Viviani on one of the cobbled sections at Roubaix didn't it. Or was that a motorbike?

    The 2011 TdF one is just the one that is most memorable to me.
    I dare say that there have been countless others.
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  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    Jesper Skidby 1987 Tour of Flanders on the Koppenberg
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,125
    webboo said:

    Jesper Skidby 1987 Tour of Flanders on the Koppenberg


    BMW drivers


    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Matti66
    Matti66 Posts: 190
    Typical BMW driver!

    (Has this been said before)


  • Matti66 said:

    Typical BMW driver!

    (Has this been said before)


    At least he's climbing out the top and not adding injury to insult by opening the passenger door into his face.
  • fenix
    fenix Posts: 5,437
    Was it Rock Racing that wanted to use hummers or something as support cars but they're too high ?

    Love to see the mechanics try and get bikes off a Grenadier roof anyway.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,125
    It looks like they're doing their big launch today

    Twitter: @RichN95
  • poptart242
    poptart242 Posts: 531

    gsk82 said:

    Anyone who buys a grenadier is likely to be a cyclist hater.

    Dunno, fits my use case pretty well TBH, albeit I'll need a step ladder to get the bikes on the roof.
    The bikes go inside, or get the pickup.
    I really should use /s more
  • I assume the Grand Depart and the Ineos owned Nice football team was too good a link to resist a bit of PR for both?
  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,247
    RichN95. said:

    webboo said:

    Jesper Skidby 1987 Tour of Flanders on the Koppenberg


    BMW drivers


    Worth watching the footage on youtube. Jesper just gets out of the way