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Cyclingnews on Levi re-joining Discovery:

Leipheimer to Discovery

Levi Leipheimer is leaving the Gerolsteiner team at the end of the
season, and will sign for Discovery Channel, which is expected to
confirm this later today. According to Gerolsteiner's bike sponsor
Specialized, Leipheimer called them after the Tour to announce his
transfer to the Discovery Channel team, effective January 1, 2007. "My
best results, wins at the Tour of Germany and Dauphiné Libéré,
happened on my S-Works Tarmac SL, but Discovery (Channel) made me an
offer I could not refuse," he was quoted as saying, while further
expressing his thanks for Specialized's support.

Gerolsteiner spokesman Mathias Wieland told www.Radsport-Aktiv.de, "We
had agreed with Levi that we would sit down together after the Tour and
make the decision. Levi wanted to know earlier, and told us that he was
having discussions with other teams."

Leipheimer is expected to ride the Deutschland Tour, where he is the
defending champion.


VeloNews' coverage with byline, word-for-word identical:

Leipheimer leaving Gerolsteiner for Discovery

By VeloNews Interactive
This report filed July 25, 2006

Levi Leipheimer is leaving Gerolsteiner at the end of the season, and
will sign for Discovery Channel, which is expected to confirm his
signing later today.

According to Gerolsteiner's bike sponsor, Specialized, Leipheimer
called the company after the Tour to announce his transfer to the
Discovery Channel team effective January 1, 2007.

"My best results, wins at the Tour of Germany and Dauphiné Libéré,
happened on my S-Works Tarmac SL, but Discovery made me an offer I
could not refuse," he was quoted as saying, while further expressing
his thanks for Specialized's support.

Gerolsteiner spokesman Mathias Wieland told www.Radsport-Aktiv.de: "We
had agreed with Levi that we would sit down together after the Tour and
make the decision. Levi wanted to know earlier, and told us that he was
having discussions with other teams."

Leipheimer is expected to ride the August 1-9 Deutschland Tour, where
he is the defending champion.
 
R

Ryan Fisher

Guest
its called a press release buddy. it was originally on the specialized
website, word for word. thats how press releases work.



<[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Cyclingnews on Levi re-joining Discovery:

Leipheimer to Discovery

Levi Leipheimer is leaving the Gerolsteiner team at the end of the
season, and will sign for Discovery Channel, which is expected to
confirm this later today. According to Gerolsteiner's bike sponsor
Specialized, Leipheimer called them after the Tour to announce his
transfer to the Discovery Channel team, effective January 1, 2007. "My
best results, wins at the Tour of Germany and Dauphiné Libéré,
happened on my S-Works Tarmac SL, but Discovery (Channel) made me an
offer I could not refuse," he was quoted as saying, while further
expressing his thanks for Specialized's support.

Gerolsteiner spokesman Mathias Wieland told www.Radsport-Aktiv.de, "We
had agreed with Levi that we would sit down together after the Tour and
make the decision. Levi wanted to know earlier, and told us that he was
having discussions with other teams."

Leipheimer is expected to ride the Deutschland Tour, where he is the
defending champion.


VeloNews' coverage with byline, word-for-word identical:

Leipheimer leaving Gerolsteiner for Discovery

By VeloNews Interactive
This report filed July 25, 2006

Levi Leipheimer is leaving Gerolsteiner at the end of the season, and
will sign for Discovery Channel, which is expected to confirm his
signing later today.

According to Gerolsteiner's bike sponsor, Specialized, Leipheimer
called the company after the Tour to announce his transfer to the
Discovery Channel team effective January 1, 2007.

"My best results, wins at the Tour of Germany and Dauphiné Libéré,
happened on my S-Works Tarmac SL, but Discovery made me an offer I
could not refuse," he was quoted as saying, while further expressing
his thanks for Specialized's support.

Gerolsteiner spokesman Mathias Wieland told www.Radsport-Aktiv.de: "We
had agreed with Levi that we would sit down together after the Tour and
make the decision. Levi wanted to know earlier, and told us that he was
having discussions with other teams."

Leipheimer is expected to ride the August 1-9 Deutschland Tour, where
he is the defending champion.
 
G

Gunsberg

Guest
Well, based on Leipheimer's performance at the 2006 Tour de France,
I sure hope that they are not relying on Leipheimer to be their big GC
contender at the 2007 TdF.

He might be able to pull off a Top 5 finish, as he came so close to
doing in 2005. However, his Time Trial results are much too
inconsistant.

Obviously, he spent too much energy in winning the Dauphine Libre
this year. Had he known that Basso, Ullrich, and Mancebo would all be
caught up in the doping scandal, and be prevented from starting, and
that Vinokourov would lose out because his team was withdrawn, and that
Valverde would again crash out, he may have played his cards
differently.

He must be kicking himself for blowing what was by far his best
chance to reach the Podium, by shooting his wad in picking up the
Palmares of a minor tour victory.


=============================================
Past results for Levi LEIPHEIMER (USA) New search


Born in 24/10/1973

4 participations

2002 8th
2003 nc
2004 9th
2005 6th



Ryan Fisher wrote:
> its called a press release buddy. it was originally on the specialized
> website, word for word. thats how press releases work.
>
>
>
> <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> Cyclingnews on Levi re-joining Discovery:
>
> Leipheimer to Discovery
>
> Levi Leipheimer is leaving the Gerolsteiner team at the end of the
> season, and will sign for Discovery Channel, which is expected to
> confirm this later today. According to Gerolsteiner's bike sponsor
> Specialized, Leipheimer called them after the Tour to announce his
> transfer to the Discovery Channel team, effective January 1, 2007. "My
> best results, wins at the Tour of Germany and Dauphiné Libéré,
> happened on my S-Works Tarmac SL, but Discovery (Channel) made me an
> offer I could not refuse," he was quoted as saying, while further
> expressing his thanks for Specialized's support.
>
> Gerolsteiner spokesman Mathias Wieland told www.Radsport-Aktiv.de, "We
> had agreed with Levi that we would sit down together after the Tour and
> make the decision. Levi wanted to know earlier, and told us that he was
> having discussions with other teams."
>
> Leipheimer is expected to ride the Deutschland Tour, where he is the
> defending champion.
>
>
> VeloNews' coverage with byline, word-for-word identical:
>
> Leipheimer leaving Gerolsteiner for Discovery
>
> By VeloNews Interactive
> This report filed July 25, 2006
>
> Levi Leipheimer is leaving Gerolsteiner at the end of the season, and
> will sign for Discovery Channel, which is expected to confirm his
> signing later today.
>
> According to Gerolsteiner's bike sponsor, Specialized, Leipheimer
> called the company after the Tour to announce his transfer to the
> Discovery Channel team effective January 1, 2007.
>
> "My best results, wins at the Tour of Germany and Dauphiné Libéré,
> happened on my S-Works Tarmac SL, but Discovery made me an offer I
> could not refuse," he was quoted as saying, while further expressing
> his thanks for Specialized's support.
>
> Gerolsteiner spokesman Mathias Wieland told www.Radsport-Aktiv.de: "We
> had agreed with Levi that we would sit down together after the Tour and
> make the decision. Levi wanted to know earlier, and told us that he was
> having discussions with other teams."
>
> Leipheimer is expected to ride the August 1-9 Deutschland Tour, where
> he is the defending champion.
 
K

Keith

Guest
On 25 Jul 2006 17:48:40 -0700, "Gunsberg" <[email protected]>
wrote:

> Well, based on Leipheimer's performance at the 2006 Tour de France,
>I sure hope that they are not relying on Leipheimer to be their big GC
>contender at the 2007 TdF.
>
> He might be able to pull off a Top 5 finish, as he came so close to
>doing in 2005. However, his Time Trial results are much too
>inconsistant.


Yes, it's hard to understand what happened to him, epecially with his
good performance in the Pyrenees, you have to wonder if he didn't get
"cautious' somehow.
 
F

Frank Drackman

Guest
<[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Cyclingnews on Levi re-joining Discovery:

Leipheimer to Discovery

Levi Leipheimer is leaving the Gerolsteiner team at the end of the
season, and will sign for Discovery Channel, which is expected to
confirm this later today. According to Gerolsteiner's bike sponsor
Specialized, Leipheimer called them after the Tour to announce his
transfer to the Discovery Channel team, effective January 1, 2007. "My
best results, wins at the Tour of Germany and Dauphiné Libéré,
happened on my S-Works Tarmac SL, but Discovery (Channel) made me an
offer I could not refuse," he was quoted as saying, while further
expressing his thanks for Specialized's support.

You haven't worked with the media. This was all done by marketing people in
a press release. They usually make up quotes and attribute to the
appropriate people.
 
T

Tom Kunich

Guest
"Keith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On 25 Jul 2006 17:48:40 -0700, "Gunsberg" <[email protected]>
> wrote:
>
>> Well, based on Leipheimer's performance at the 2006 Tour de France,
>>I sure hope that they are not relying on Leipheimer to be their big GC
>>contender at the 2007 TdF.
>>
>> He might be able to pull off a Top 5 finish, as he came so close to
>>doing in 2005. However, his Time Trial results are much too
>>inconsistant.

>
> Yes, it's hard to understand what happened to him, epecially with his
> good performance in the Pyrenees, you have to wonder if he didn't get
> "cautious' somehow.


Maybe you ought to look back a little way into the history of the Tour when
such "weaknesses" were the rule.
 
J

Jeff Jones

Guest
Ryan Fisher wrote:
> its called a press release buddy. it was originally on the specialized
> website, word for word. thats how press releases work.
>

It wasn't a press release, although it contained an excerpt from the
Specialized one.

Jeff
 

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