Posts Tagged ‘Discovery Channel’
Speaking of good interviews (see Granny’s interview below), VeloNews has a one-on-one with Levi Leipheimer: Following Discovery Channel boss Johan Bruyneel to the new-look Astana team will keep Leipheimer in the familiar – and winning – team ambiance, where he’ll join defending Tour champ Alberto Contador with a two-year contract. Leipheimer hopes to hit the [...]
And I Say Hello…On the day, 9/11, that has unfortunately become synonymous with the United States, the American cycling community will begin to say goodbye to Discovery Channel Pro Cycling at the inaugural Tour of Missouri. Although the stage has been set for a 6 day long swan song, there exist the real danger that [...]
Having read all the accounts of Tailwind Sports’ decision to fold up Discovery Channel and walk away from the European cycling table, I was frankly disappointed that the decision seemed to be so business-like, so cut and dry. Although Lance Armstrong and his partners made it a point to relay the difficulty with which they [...]
Although highly speculated, but not formally confirmed or announced, George Hincapie will not go down in the books as the first Discovery Channel rider to find a new employer [T-Mobile]. That distinction belongs to Antonio Cruz, who inked a new contract with American Continental Professional team BMC. Right on the heels of his signing was [...]
You can’t beat a major stage race to pique your interest in professional cycling, and we get just that May 12-June 3 with the 2007 Giro d’Italia. The Discovery Channel Team has just announced its roster for the race — sans Ivan Basso, who left the team last week in light of what has become [...]
OK, so I’ll write our 500th post since the Triple started cranking about one year ago. How about that?!Also celebrating: With two victories in arguably the biggest stage races of the season to date — the Tour of California and Paris-Nice — the Discovery Channel team may actually find a new sponsor for 2008. Unfortunately, [...]
Lucas Jackson/Reuters Lance Armstrong and the other owners of the Discovery Channel team will have to find a new primary sponsor for next season.I’m surprised.But should I be? Discovery Channel will drop its sponsorship of former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong’s team after this season. Maybe that’s why Discovery Channel is dropping the team [...]
Good story on the revamped Discovey Channel team on the VeloNews site.
Wondering how the 2007 inception of Discovery Pro Cycling will perform with all the recent turnover…wondering if they signed the right guy(s) in the off-season? Well this picture by CorVos for Pezcyclingnews.com kind of speaks for itself, as Ivan Basso is already back to training in full Discovery regalia days after his signing.
Its a cliche, but Oude Granny couldn’t help having a bit of fun with the news of Discovery’s latest signing…Will Johan Bruyneel ever reach the leadership status that Tony Soprano has achieved (albeit through the cycling world’s Belgian Mafia) or is he forever saddled with the epitaph of having the best gun on the toughest [...]