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maquisard
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by maquisard

Yeah, I think it boiled down to the fact that an internal US Postal Service marketting reported indicated a return of over $100M on the pretty small investment in the US Postal Service cycling team. So they got brand exposure that generated increased revenue. That makes the argument more difficult.

The same with T-Mobile/Festina/Phonak etc, brands that we as cyclists got exposed to despite the teams supporting doping.

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by Nefarious86

Huge effort by Bob to take LBL

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Daniel1975
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by Daniel1975

Yeh.....hurray.....another QS victory..... :roll:
Am I the only one asking questions about this QS-season? So many wins with a medical staff with a very bad history and Lefevre as teammanager? Remember Mapai as one of his former teams and 30 years of doping-rumours.....

cdncyclist
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by cdncyclist

QS dominance aside, the LBL podium is heartening to see - Jungels, Woods, and Bardet

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by AJS914

Daniel1975 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Remember Mapai as one of his former teams and 30 years of doping-rumours.....
They aren't rumors. I'm pretty sure some riders like Johan Museeuw have admitted it.

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by UpFromOne

Is it just me, or has Bardet never before been such an awesome classics rider?

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TonyM
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by TonyM

AJS914 wrote:
Daniel1975 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Remember Mapai as one of his former teams and 30 years of doping-rumours.....
They aren't rumors. I'm pretty sure some riders like Johan Museeuw have admitted it.
He did.

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TonyM
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by TonyM

UpFromOne wrote:Is it just me, or has Bardet never before been such an awesome classics rider?
He was 6th in LBL in 2017 but usually focussed on the Tour so far.

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by wingguy

And in 2015, and a 4th at Lombardia.

But, like a lot of other climbers he's thinking of worlds this year and taking things a bit more seriously.

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by IchDien

Dumoulin also managed to stay in contention for a long part of the race, considering this is his first since when, two / three months? Seems like he'll be on form for the Giro which is good.

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cdncyclist wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:11 pm
QS dominance aside, the LBL podium is heartening to see - Jungels, Woods, and Bardet
A good day for cycling.

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themidge
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by themidge

I may be wrong, but isn't the current Quick Step team just a continuation of the Mapei team with different sponsors? Could be one for all you conspiracy theorists :wink:
unless that's totally not true and I've had it all wrong please enlighten me
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by pastronef

themidge wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:14 pm
I may be wrong, but isn't the current Quick Step team just a continuation of the Mapei team with different sponsors? Could be one for all you conspiracy theorists :wink:
unless that's totally not true and I've had it all wrong please enlighten me
I think Quickstep is coming from Domo-FarmFrites the team began in 2001 with Lefevre Museeuw Knaven and co? Boonen joined the team in 2003 when it became Quickstep-Davitamon

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by Wookski

Looking for staff with WT experience? All of them will have baggage. That is just a reflection of the proliferation of doping in the 90’s and 2000’s.

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by bilwit

jungels and bardet! these guys are going to continue to do some some really great things in the near future

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