Author Topic: Team Ineos  (Read 976 times)

Team Ineos
« on: March 19, 2019, 04:13:47 pm »
Team Sky now = Team Ineos

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/47629760

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Ratcliffe, chairman and chief executive of Ineos, said: "Cycling is a great endurance and tactical sport that is gaining ever more popularity around the world.

"Equally, cycling continues to mushroom for the general public as it is seen to be good for fitness and health, together with easing congestion and pollution in city environments.

"Ineos is delighted to take on the responsibility of running such a professional team."
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

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Re: Team Ineos
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 04:40:38 pm »
Surely Ineos won’t be “running” the team, they’ll just be the headline sponsor?

Re: Team Ineos
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 05:02:27 pm »
Petrochemical tycoon running a cycling team. Very 21st century. ::-)
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Re: Team Ineos
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 05:23:42 pm »
Surely Ineos won’t be “running” the team, they’ll just be the headline sponsor?

Quote from: BBC
Ineos will become the sole owners of the team from 1 May and says it "will continue to fund the current team in full, honouring all existing commitments to riders, staff and partners".

More than just sponsor by the look of things.

Re: Team Ineos
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 10:54:54 am »
they buy the whole thing just as SKY did. It's not just a sponsorship but an ownership.

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Re: Team Ineos
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 12:20:25 pm »
How many "Sky Cycling" staff were previously employed by Sky (the media/etc company)?

Does it make any real difference - as long as 1 entity is paying the lion's share of the bills? IAMFI!

[Also, I suspect there aren't many cycling professionals on proper full-time contracts at - say - a Grand Tour.]
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