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Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:42 pm
by micky
Whole Tabriz Petrochemical team from Iran is on LWs.

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Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:42 pm
by Weenie

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:51 pm
by prendrefeu
Nice!! :twisted:

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:46 pm
by Ghastly
so no bike or group-sponsor, just wheels...

nice wheels though! :twisted:

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:54 pm
by prendrefeu
They're based in Iran (and train at 7,000' elevation). Getting products into that country can be an ordeal, depending on the manufacturer and origin. If cycling products were routed and produced by (South) Korea, it would be incredibly easy... almost too easy to get whatever you want. Products from Germany and the rest of the EU are also viable, but elsewhere it is very difficult. Traditional/known sponsors are hesitant on sponsoring the team as they are racing mostly in the Asian Tour (which is not the usual market) and there are sometimes unfortunate political/social garbage that clouds the sponsorship. Actually, they are sponsored by Ridley and Giant. Not sure what the situation is though as they aren't able to get the bikes in? :noidea:

Most likely they had someone just simply buy a lot (a lot!!) of Lightweights and bring them back to Iran. Then again, Lightweights are from Germany and getting German products in Iran isn't difficult at all.

Either way, sponsor or not they are a very talented team!!

http://www.tptcycling.com/index.php

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:23 am
by record
so they have Ridley written on their shirts and they ride Giant and Wilier too? What's going on?

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:53 am
by majklnajt
And ride Sram and Shimano.

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:35 pm
by prendrefeu
I tell you what. You try to run a professional cycling team out of a country that is under heavy embargo, then get back to me with your complaints about equipment availability.



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Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:39 pm
by micky
It's a Continental team, it's common to have mixed brands.
And beside that, they have been dominating the Asian cycling in the past 2 years.

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:03 pm
by cryoplasm
Which you never hear in the News, other than propaganda malice.

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:27 am
by 520 Dan
8 spoke front:
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Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:21 pm
by availpunk9
Stybar's new wheels:

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Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:20 pm
by tharmor
To the top - bc this is my favorite thread.

Anyone have anything to update?

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:04 pm
by coloclimber
The chicken and D. Cassani

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:49 pm
by stella-azzurra
That would have been interesting if they were in the same photo :lol:

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:49 pm
by Weenie

Re: the pros on Lightweight list

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:59 pm
by sethjkay
I could be wrong but is Menchov possible on Lightweights for the Olympic RR?:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/2012-olympic ... tos/233283