29 August 2008

Changes are afoot...

The pro season is winding down, and changes are afoot for the 2009 season. This doesn't even take in account riders changing teams.
  • CSC, now known as CSC Saxo Bank will be known only as Saxo Bank as of December. CSC is ending their sponsorship.
  • Gerolsteiner will cease to exist, as they are having problems finding a new title sponsor, and their management is discontinuing the search.
  • Saunier Duval has dropped their sponsorship following the Tour de France scandal involving Ricardo Ricco
  • American Beef picked up sponsorship of Saunier Duval and the team will now be known as Scott American Beef
  • Scott has dropped sponsorship of American Beef - formerly Saunier Duval because of the Ricco scandal, and the fact that they more than likely will not be invited to any of the grand tours next year.
  • Scott has signed on as the bicycle sponsor of team Columbia.
  • Saxo Bank will ride Specialized bicycles in 2009, ending their long standing partnership with Cervelo
  • Cervelo will sponsor of their own team, tentatively called Cervelo TestTeam - unless a title sponsor is picked up.
  • Rabobank will ride Giant bicycles in 2009 Season.
And this is just the news from this past week. See VeloNews for more info.

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