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T mobile have pulled out

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Dave_1, 27 Nov 2007.

  1. Dave_1

    Dave_1 Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambodia
    who is to blame and ask who is to be sued? If I was a possibly unemployed rider I would ask the big shots of Telekom and T mobile over the past decade..Riis,Ullrich, Zabel, Aldag, Goodefroot, Pevenage for some of their millions as compensation considering it is they who spoiled it.
     
  2. dbg

    dbg New Member

    The doping culture in cycling runs so deep you could read any team for T- Mobile - they were just unlucky? to have more riders caught. Who can blame them for pulling the plug? I'm suprised they showed as much patience as they did.
     
  3. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    They were one of the sponsors who really 'promoted' cycling rather than just sponsored a team. Their adverts around London before the TdF start made an effort to connect oridinary people with the sport, and for this alone they will be sorely missed.
     
  4. romeo

    romeo New Member

    the irony here is
    tmobile - game over
    astana - lets get dirty
     
  5. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Does that mean my pink TCR is going up in value now :biggrin:
     
  6. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Yeah, should be over a tenner now:biggrin:
     
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Steve, Is there something you need to tell us :biggrin:


     
  8. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    The T Mobile team seems to have been rebranded Team High Road. There's nothing like keeping cycling and drugs separate is there?
     
  9. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Pevenage was the Svengali of T-Mobile. Ullrich was definately under his spell.
    Walter Godefroot couldn't make a move without Pevenage's approval. Although no saint himself, Godefroot's position became untenable and he gave up. IMO Pevenage was the man running Telekom in the Riis era, and it was he who started the team on alternative 'preparation'.
     
  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I suppose Sinkewitz will cop some flak for being the straw that broke the camels back but the problems go way back.
     
  11. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    I think it was the Riis exposure that really did it. As well as Zabel, what with him being (along with Ullrich) the best German cyclist of current times.

    I think more Brands might find it hard to get into Cycling for fear of the negative impact it may have on their brands. Saying that, i don't think anyone would stop using T-Mobile for their association to possible links with drugs in cycling.
    I think they will be missed more than Disco or Phonak et al that may have withdrawn, as the PINK colour is very distinctive and well known Brand. Sad day

    and there is nothing wrong with PINK :biggrin:
     
  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    It is always bad news for cycling when a big sponsor stops supporting a team, but what is happening in Germany at the moment with the press and TV people seems to be OTT. Let's hope Stapleton can get some financial support from elsewhere as the team he's now assembled seem to be good and he is leading the anti doping charge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
     
  13. romeo

    romeo New Member

    I think at the moment its good news for cycling when teams walk away. Just as a junkie has got to hit rock bottom before he turns his life around , professional cycling needs to hit rock bottom for real change to be effected.
    Its just a shame that its one of the more positive teams thats trying to make a difference thats going to the wall first.
     
  14. yello

    yello Guru

    Magenta. It's magenta.

    I guess it is good news, in a way, for cycling. I can't say that I am pleased by it though. I will miss T-Mob and the pink magenta in the peleton.
     
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Good to hear from you Yello. How's it going en France?