Team Sky/Ineos

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

  1. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    The trouble is I like watching cycling ! Same with football,do you stop supporting your team because some shite sponsor like "Wonga" were sponsoring them.The Fracking thing does bother me as it's a thing close to home.I didn't like the association with Sky but I liked the riders/team.
    So I'll go on watching/supporting until my concience gives up on me.If I have one.
     
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  2. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Supporting the members of a team who other than speaking out or walking off and leaving due to the sponsor have little to do with the activities of them. It's down to individuals to square. It's not at odds with equally pointing out and raising awareness of the sponsors activities. But if at the time you go out and buy stuff plastered with the sponsor is more of a difficult one to square.
     
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  3. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    It really depends on which buttons it presses. It has definitely excorcised some Yorkshire councillors.

    I was thinking the same thing. Bahrain does not exactly have a wonderful human rights record, Katusha arguably has more dodgy environmental links, a quick Google shows me some anti-abortion links, tobacco, concrete making etc.... so perhaps not the most amoral but the closest to home we've ever had, plus a strong personal dislike of Britain's richest man, based on only what I've read, including today.
     
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  4. Lloss

    Lloss Active Member

    He had better pull out now IMO a bunch of ordinary riders backed up with medicine.
     
  5. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    I'd give him a ring and warn him,tell him what you know....
     
  6. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer


    i will keep watching as i always have , as pointed out above cycling has other dodgy sponsors, i just seperate the two mentally


    and yet they have been investigated and ......remind me what the outcome was, oh yeah ....nothing. im not particularly a sky/ineos fan,well no more than any other team, but if something is proven then i hope they get everything they deserve but untill then.....

    by the way their is a seperate thread about doping if it is of interest...

    https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/doping-git-thread.164771/page-108#navigation
     
  7. Stonechat

    Stonechat Guru

    Location:
    Staines, Middlesex
    Football has problems with Betting companies as sponsors, its hardly unique
    And remember when tobaccon companies sponsored everything as a way round advertising bans?
     
  8. mjr

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

    There's been an outcome? I thought it was still pending due to the doctor's ill health. https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/froome-and-wiggins-tues.207216/
     
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  9. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    ok , just for your benefit seeing as you like to be awkward,.... up to know , there has been no allegation of cheating or doping in any form been proved against froome or wiggins ,up to present day, if and when there is, then I will change my views on the matter..…….even though you knew exactly what I meant.
     
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  10. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Don't mess with @mjr he'll tell you when it's sorted !
     
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  11. mjr

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

    Actually, I agree with you on that, but I think it's a disgrace that various investigations and enquiries and proceedings are still continuing almost seven years later. Until they conclude, we can't really refer to an outcome and probably should keep an asterisk by Wiggins's win, if not some of Froome's :sad:
     
  12. mjr

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

    Unlike the doctor ones, I don't think the anti fracky placky protests are really aimed at the riders or soigneurs. Most of them are under contract since before this sponsor was chosen and had no role in choosing it. I don't think anyone's expecting them to down tools over it. It's more about providing an alternative narrative to Jr's media show that's piggybacking on the cycling team.
     
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  13. Lloss

    Lloss Active Member

    Perhaps the French know something you don´t.
     
  14. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    How to cook ?
     
  15. Lloss

    Lloss Active Member

    Perhaps, but they know a doper when they see one.
     
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