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So I missed all the ho-har in the other Fly -V thread. I have no idea WT? is going on?
This is supposedly the biggest, best bike forum in Australia Yet we cant mention Mr Whites name or the potential imploding of a team alot of us were really looking forward to following.
Im pretty sure I have seen other people in the sport being talked about and ridiculed. Take Mr Landis, speculating about him and his motives seems to be fair game? For whatever reason that is not "deemed as defamation"?
So, whats the real story? Why the overeaction in this case? And dont try on the if you dont like the rules you can go elsewhere mony balony. Yes it is your bat and ball and you can do whatever you like with it, just dont treat the members like your petulant children.
I am pissed off with Mr White's attitude, the way he has been using the free publicity generated in part by fans like us. I get the feeling he has been counting on it to attract the $$$.
If you want to lock or moderate this thread, please have the decency to let us know where we can talk about this issue.
Last edited by Baldy on Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Damn, now Matt White is involved too. This story just gets bigger
But it is awesome that well informed people continue to want to discuss this issue.
Yeah im a dolt.....Matt....Chris.....you can see how I slipped up right
I'll take your dig in jest, I have no doubt I know less about the ins and outs of the sport than you but I have a rough idea who Cris and Matt are, even if I cant spit out the right name
Again no comment from Chris White
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/cycli ... 5971168777
How do you feel today Chris? "No comment except to say I got paid "
Well if you don't know what happened in the other thread, then you have no idea why it was locked and thus your comment about being treated like a petulant child makes you look...
wah wah. a thread I know nothing about got locked. It shouldnt have. wah wah.. you over-reacted wah wah.
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Looks like Fly V have failed to gain registration as a Continental team, which I understood they held last season.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/12/ ... ers_153023
So not only were Pegasus unsuccessful in attaining ProTeam or Pro Continental status, they were also unsuccessful in maintaining Fly V's position as a Continental team.....unless I'm missing something!
EPIC fail if it's true - pretty sad tho that a country like Australia can't get someone like Frank Lowy of Lindsay Fox on board.
It's really unprofessional if it does in fact turn up to go belly up and unlike anything thing else in Australia's sporting endevours as far as setting up a new team etc.
As soon as I saw George Gillett's name as an 'interested party' it was cause for concern.
Anyone who follows football will know what him and Tom Hicks did to Liverpool FC, eventually they were forced to sell the club to a new venture (NESV).
Forza Basso - Vincere per noi!
Yes, thats right I have no idea why it was locked. Thats what the "I have no idea WT? is going on" bit was about. It was not a thread I knew nothing about, that was an older thread that I have been following since it started.
I saw it on cycling news, so I was annoyed to start with. Then came here to talk about it and found the fly-V thread locked,for no apparent reason[to me] which annoyed me again.
You say I overreacted but maybe I reacted to an overreaction
I guess I am as thinned skinned as you are Hannos
He allegedly has a bank guarantee from 'someone' that is not Australian - and the UCI still have to approve his application.
Does anyone remember the Linda McCartney cycling team?
Never mind. I found this...
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/white-s ... or-pegasus
Ummm no [/quote]
Google is your friend ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_McCa ... acing_Team
Not sure what the point is but.
Dropping the riders wages temporarily to make the guarantee easier to pay is very dodgy
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/6735/ ... dline.aspx
Less than 2 hours until the deadline - and I think the fat lady is about to start singing.........
Have to agree with Hannos, but let's cut to the chase. Let's keep this thread going and let's keep it informative and fair. If it crosses the line in which I (as admin) maybe approached and held accountable or responsible for comments / accusations made then that's the end of it. That's the short version. The place to discuss mod decisions and forum policy is the forum feedback section.
According to Cycling News, White said:
"It was a funding gap that appeared at the last minute and there was a subtraction of support that came at an untimely point in our overall process and it meant that we went from being funded to being unfunded and having inadequate time to deal with it before the December deadline.â€
He could at least have the decency to talk in English!
You should remove this disclaimer from your website then:
You also should remove all comments by members about contador and his steak, Lance etc etc.
Getting back on topic again SBS Cycling Central is reporting ,,,
The full blog posting can be found here.
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