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zest28zest28 Posts: 330
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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  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,357
    There have been teams sponsored by car companies for many years. Ford, Peugeot and Renault to name three.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,421
    And McLaren
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,873
    Fools!
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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,873
    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
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,781
    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.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,421

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

    They'd struggle to use an ineos car.
  • ProssPross Posts: 26,484
    edited August 2020
    Yet another poor attempt at trolling. I mean, everyone knows that cyclists don't drive cars and motorists never cycle
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,605
    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.
  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,694
    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
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 1,800
    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.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,919
    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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  • poptart242poptart242 Posts: 503
    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.
  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 846
    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.
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,282
    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.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,873
    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?

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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,539
    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?

    Car went into Viviani on one of the cobbled sections at Roubaix didn't it. Or was that a motorbike?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,873
    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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  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,357
    Jesper Skidby 1987 Tour of Flanders on the Koppenberg
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,680
    webboo said:

    Jesper Skidby 1987 Tour of Flanders on the Koppenberg


    BMW drivers


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  • Matti66Matti66 Posts: 188
    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.
  • fenixfenix 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: 24,680
    It looks like they're doing their big launch today

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  • poptart242poptart242 Posts: 503

    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?
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  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 846
    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
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