Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

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Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby GreyhoundCycle » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:16 pm

Just a thought, if team GreenEDGE couldn't see themselves having a chance to go for a stage win, will team management decide on the spot to help Cadel wherever and whenever they can?
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:22 pm

Maybe if it put them in the spotlight and got the sponsors some camera time, it could happen. They have some strong riders though, i think a stage win is a pretty solid bet.
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:51 am

No... If you read interviews of Aussie cyclists talking about fellow countrymen on other teams, while they will be happy or proud of a successful Aussie, the obligation is to their own team.
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Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby ozdavo » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:40 am

No, the additional work & subsequent fatigue could/would be to the detriment of the teams goals in future stages.
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby uncle arthur » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:03 pm

Why would they/should they?
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby gururug » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:07 pm

No, other teams sponsors pay gazillions of dollars, so country allegiances are out the window.

So the only rare case in which it could occur is if they have mutual benefit. i.e. Breakaway with Cadel and Albenisi ( not likely ).
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby The_Eggman » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:18 pm

Short answer: No
Long answer: No

There may be times that what Green Edge is looking to do is also helpful to BMC/Cadel, but that's true of every team in the face
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby Chris249 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:50 pm

I thought I'd read that Gerry Harvey said that OGE may help Cadel.

It would be great PR if they did so, surely, and that's what matters on the commercial front.

Obviously I'm talking about stages when OGE have no hope themselves.
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby Sharkey » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:39 pm

gururug wrote:No, other teams sponsors pay gazillions of dollars, so country allegiances are out the window.....


It could happen. I thought Sammy Sanchez was pretty much a 10th member of Saxo Bank helping Bert last year. With his contract with E.E. finishing I was sure he was going to be with Saxo this year.
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby moreegolfer » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:58 pm

Corrected
Chris249 wrote:I thought I'd read that Gerry Ryan said that OGE may help Cadel.

It would be great PR if they did so, surely, and that's what matters on the commercial front.

Obviously I'm talking about stages when OGE have no hope themselves.
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby gdt » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:42 am

You could certainly see a situation where GE and BMC worked to make a win, and GE take the stage win and BMC take the general classification time (ie, both teams get what they most want). It is also in BMC's interest to have Goss contesting Cav at every opportunity.
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby liamb » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:59 am

just my 2c in the past you see Spanish blokes on different teams trying to shut down Italian/ French etc, French trying to shut down Italian/Spanish etc. I think if the situation was there a GE rider would take a few turns on the front or dish out some pain to assist another Aussie rider on another team if there was no competition between the 2 for overall or points. Having said that if the GE team was riding for Goss or Gerro on the day that would be it.
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:21 am

Good point on the Spanish cyclists, though even then, if working together would have any negative affect on their own team plan, then they wouldn't do it.
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:51 pm

I would think that at a bare minimum they would offer as much assistance as Cadels own teams of the first decade of the century...
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Re: Will GreenEDGE help Cadel Evans?

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:27 am

:)

Lets see how much support Cav will get if/once WIggens gets up there.
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