Cadel Evans stays with Silence-Lotto

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Cadel Evans stays with Silence-Lotto

Postby Aushiker » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:06 pm

Belgian based pro cycling team Silence-Lotto announced that twice Tour de France runner up Cadel Evans has signed a contract for the next two seasons. This dispels the rumours of the Australian looking for a different to pin his hopes on winning the Tour in 2009.

Evans has had stage victories in the Ruta del Sol, Paris-Nice and the Coppi e Bartali this year.

Source:BikeRader.com

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Postby Chuck » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:17 pm

Doh!
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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:32 pm

Can't blame him,don't think there are many other teams he could of gone to.
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Postby sandman » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:19 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Can't blame him,don't think there are many other teams he could of gone to.


TL, curious as to why ? Too many up and coming young stars already ? Would this suggest by next year no one will expect a podium finish for him ?

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Postby Chuck » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:09 pm

I thought maybe Gerolsteiner. They have some solid riders in Lang, Rebellin and Schumacher, could have given Cadel some real support.

Seem to aim more for the classics I guess, and the emergence of Kohl may have been a factor.

Still I would have thought that having the (possible) TDF winner on your team was the best advertising a sponsor could get. Takes it to another level beyond just the cycling world. Everyone has heard of the TDF.
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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:20 pm

Before the tour I would have said Gerolsteiner but yeah Kohl is looking really strong.2 or 3 teams folding this year..not a good year for getting a contract.
Don't think Cadel would sit well with a Spanish team,plus they are all full of GC riders.Garmin have their GC rider.Quickstep still haven't got a sponsor for next year and are more interested in Boonen and the classics,CSC have 3 riders although may well lose Carlos next year.Maybee Tinkof but if Robbie is going there whats the point,plus they are not gauranteed a tour start.Astana :lol: ...see what I mean...no where for him to go.

Depends on the layout next year which is yet to be announced...Cadel needs a 100k TT's instead of this years 75ish.

Columbia maybee...but obviously not.
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:33 am

Chuck wrote:I thought maybe Gerolsteiner. They have some solid riders in Lang, Rebellin and Schumacher, could have given Cadel some real support.


Gerolsteiner is effectively no more ...

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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:02 am

well there you go..how many is that this year folding...?.
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Postby Chuck » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:30 am

Thanks for that Andrew, more bad news for cycling.

Also, looks like Cadel will not be on a Ridley next year but Robbie still will be.

Will be interesting to see what the Silence guys are riding in 09. Cadel fans better hold off on their new bike purchase for a couple of months :lol: .
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:04 pm

maybee Kohl will sign with Cadel?....
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Postby Chuck » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:29 pm

toolonglegs wrote:maybee Kohl will sign with Cadel?....



As long as he knows his place :lol:
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Postby ohmygewd » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:12 pm

With so many teams folding...means Sil-Lotto should be able to pick up great domistiques, some climbers and possible GC contender other than Cadel.
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Postby Zujan » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:14 pm

And it look there will be new pro team called;'Cervelo Test Team' sponsored by Cervelo,Zipp,Vittoria,Speedpaly and 3T,well.......
As for all of you who may not know,team CSC is on Specialized bikes next season......
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Postby Dial » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:59 pm

It’s always hard when you come from a country that doesn’t have a team, not just in cycling, in any sport. The sponsors will always get a better return if their “local boy” gets up and wins. Maybe SIL was his only offer to try and win again. Maybe others offered more but wanted Cadel as a super domistique so their boy could get up. Who knows. All everyone knows is that if he is to win next year, SIL needs a full restructure. Using Robbie as a helper in the mountains just ain’t working. ;)
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Postby sittingbison » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:48 pm

ohmygewd wrote:...Sil-Lotto should be able to pick up great domistiques, some climbers and possible GC contender other than Cadel...


like Popovych :oops:
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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:26 am

toolonglegs wrote:maybee Kohl will sign with Cadel?....


well there you go!.
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Postby chris641 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:31 pm

Silence Lotto is actually shaping up to be pretty strong. Sebastian Lang and Bernhard Kohl have both signed, which means Cadel will (should) have good support in the mountains, unlike this year.
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Postby Tom Marius » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:56 pm

Which other teams are folding this year?

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Postby Chuck » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:08 pm

chris641 wrote:Silence Lotto is actually shaping up to be pretty strong. Sebastian Lang and Bernhard Kohl have both signed


Good news :D
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Postby chris641 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:40 pm

Tom Marius wrote:Which other teams are folding this year?

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From my (limited) knowledge... Gerolsteiner and Credit Agricole are both folding.. not sure about others.
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Postby RICHARDH » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:44 pm

Popovych might be retiring :wink:
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