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 Post subject: Disgraced Cycling Teams
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:10 pm 
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Well, in light of the Lance Armstrong debacle, I have the desire to find and post pictures of the team bikes from UCI teams that were forced to fold because doping allegations. I don't follow pro cycling that closely but am sure there are quite a few. I know for certain Phonak folded because of rampant doping (I think they rode BMC's)...

Well any help posting some team bike photos would be appreciated to stroll down memory lane.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:35 pm 
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disgraced not only for doping, but financial and other reasons

Unibet (canyon)
Le Groupement (I guess bianchi, 1995)
Christina Watches (they had De Rosa until last year)
Saunier Duval (scott)
Katusha :mrgreen: (canyon)
Team Coast (bianchi)
Acqua e Sapone (focus)
Linda McCartney team (I dont remember the bikes)
Pegasus racing (scott)
LEOPARD TREK (trek)
Rock racing (de rosa and others)
Spidertech (argon)
Team Exergy (felt)
team ALPECIN? :mrgreen: :roll:
TVM (gazelle)
T-Mobile (giant)
Festina (peugeot)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Rabobank

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Linda McCartney rode Principia.
Spidertech is anything but disgraced. They couldn't find sufficient sponsorship to keep growing, so they shut down. They found jobs for many riders and staff and are paying next year's wages to the rest. Cycling would benefit from more teams like that, albeit with more financial resources.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:55 pm 
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Liberty Seguros

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:38 pm 
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@pastronef

How is Team Exergy a disgraced team? Their financial sponsor, Exergy, left the sport - nothing having to do with the team itself as far as I can tell. Unless you are saying that the people who rode for that team are disgraced? You do realize there are WW members who rode on that team, right?

and HTF (H = how) do you conclude Spidertech as being disgraced?


"disgraced" ≠ "disbanded" ≠ "sponsorship left" These are completely different terms from each other in English, and I'm sure they are completely different terms from each other in Italian.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:55 pm 
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@prendrefeu and @gonasovereign

sorry for that (and to the Exergy riders of this forum) I meant that some teams had bad luck, or some late withdrawal from their sponsors and so on. no intention of putting them into the disgraced group (like Liberty seguros, or Rabobank, which I forgot to add :mrgreen: )

I misunderstood "disgraced" for unlucky or bad sponsor situation (you can see I wrote financial and other reasons, those being injuries, lack of wins and so on)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Ah! That makes sense then.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:11 pm 
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Sony Ericsson


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Sony Ericsson never sponsored a team...there was never a deal. It was an interesting story/scam though.

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