Team Sky/Ineos

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by brommers, 12 Dec 2018.

  1. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    I will pop my head up above the trenches and say if the team can carry on then as far as im concerned,thats a good thing, ive read that protesters are planning to disrupt the first stage on Thursday, WHY, why disrupt a sporting event not just for ineos but for all concerned, feck off and disrupt some of his dodgy practices if you must.
    Last edited: 1 May 2019
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  2. DogTired

    DogTired Senior Member

    Yeah while everyone is getting very excited about naughty INEOS ultimately the people that're blamed for ruining the planet are just the start of the supply chain. If the general public just stopped relentlessly buying s**** day-in day-out consumption (and the activities of INEOS et al) would diminish.

    Can't say I'm a big fan of fracking, like everyone I prefer industrial activity to be away from my house and preferably in a 3rd world country where I don't get to hear any moaning. INEOS make it, we buy it. The chain is obvious and discussing disrupting a cycling team INEOS sponsors is asinine.

    Hey ho. Roll on the TDF so the world can speculate about doping again...
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  3. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    From what i've read the protesters are not planning to interfere with the race or the riders indeed they say they repect them for the work they put in as a sport. From what i've seen they are planning protest in other ways such as the use of land art and banners along the route. If this turns out not to be the case then i'm more than happy to stop anyone I see come the day.
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  4. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

  5. Jimidh

    Jimidh Über Member

    Keeping a team with a big support and following together for the enjoyment of fans.

    Keeping all the support team in a job.
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  6. Jimidh

    Jimidh Über Member

    If course it’s advertising like every other sponsor in the sport. The sport would not survive without sponsors unfortunately - you can hold you nose all you want but if Ineos had decided to spend their adverting budget elsewhere there is a strong chance that people would be looking for new jobs.

    One could also argue that by sponsoring a high profile team like this they are opening themselves up to negative publicity and therefore it isn’t possibly money well spent but I understand that the their owner is a huge cycling fan and doing it for that reason.
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  7. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    exactly, i cant understand folk saying.... well its a bit different from last year when sky was highlighting the curse of plastic in the ocean, that was sky , the sponsors message, not each individual rider, like i said above by all means moan about the guys fracking and plastics manufacture but thats got feck all to do with the riders, and anyone cursing his plastic manufacturing had best be sure they dont use plastic in any way shape or form, or be branded a hypocrite, i actually think some people would rather see the riders and staff out of a job than have ineos as sponsors
  8. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Time for the thread title to be edited?
  9. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity


    He will pull his sponsorship if there is any evidence of drugs and cheating.
    Wonder what his opinion of TUEs is.
  10. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Inside my skull
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  11. david k

    david k Hi

    North West
    I think I like it, but prefer the blue of sky, this kit using blue not red would have been good, but like sky 2019 kit

    Thought this was only going to happen next year not this? Why has it happened now, or was it always going to be now and I got it wrong?
  12. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    Yes you got it wrong not hard given all the carry on :smile:
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  13. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    That sort of extremism, threatening to physically permanently burn people for daring to argue that single use plastics should be avoidable and avoided, is what should have no place in cycling!
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  14. DRM

    DRM Über Member

    West Yorks
    For what it's worth, if these protesters think they will bother Team Ineos/Chris Froome then they are sadly mistaken, the nasty and disgusting protests they endured as Team Sky by jealous French fans in the Tour de France were far worse, having urine thrown at them, chased up mountains by people in Doctor outfits accompanied by a giant inhaler, I'm sure that a paper mask with Devils horns will make them abandon and jump into the broom wagon....not
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  15. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Suhdave picks some strange bedfellows. I don't like Radcliffe at all, at all. His stance on fracking, Brexit, emissions and building a new British Land Rover, so long as the govt pays is all pretty dubious. I can't decide if Ineos may be the most amoral sponsor cycling has had. Research required.
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