Are They The Next US Postal?

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by Venga, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. Venga

    Venga New Member

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    recently met an aussie woman who runs a pro (div. 2) cycling team called flanders-iteamnova.<br /> <br />www.iteamnova.com <br /><br />she's got a great idea. to fund the team, flanders-iteamnova sells yearly subscriptions to cycling fans. for around US$110 you get a team jersey, socks, gloves, hat, h20 bottle, newsletter, etc. you'd pay that much off the rack for pro kit, plus you get the satisfaction of helping this up-and-coming team. phil liggett has signed on, so it seems legit.<br /><br />the team's plan is to qualify for the TdF by 2006. with sponsors pulling out of pro cycling faster than cipo in a final sprint, it's good to see these blokes taking a new approach. maybe some american teams oughta try this! whaddya think?<br />
     
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  2. Angliru

    Angliru New Member

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    it is too bad that companys like mapei will not be sponsering teams this year. brilliant idea by flanders to try to raise subscriptions. this is grass-roots cycling at it's best. football teams like fc barcelona also do this to create revenues and interest supporters. ;D
     
  3. admin

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    I they just held a training camp in geelong and members could attend, you cant do that with ONCE. they may not be superstars yet but give 'em time ;)<br /><br />cheers!
     
  4. Rhodent

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    That is great sounding, I wonder if they would mind if someone copied the idea here in SA. We have a huge cycling population yet very little corporate sponsorship even relative to whats happening in the rest of the world
     
  5. steve

    steve Administrator
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    There is nothing they could do about anyone who copies the idea!

    cheers!
     
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