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Not MTB related, but Astana just announced that they will be riding Specialized bikes for 2010... I do have to say that I like to see a US-headquartered company getting the attention overseas in the ProTour - but damn - are they supporting three teams now?
 

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I don`t see why you see that as a good Idea.

Astana now have Alexandre Vinokourov in thier stable again.

If/when Contador wins a pro tour race with Vinokourov as a helper it will have a bitter after taste........
 

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fux said:
I don`t see why you see that as a good Idea.

Astana now have Alexandre Vinokourov in thier stable again.

If/when Contador wins a pro tour race with Vinokourov as a helper it will have a bitter after taste........
Where did I say I thought it was a good idea? And while I am not really a Vino fan, if he can be part of a meat train that will haul AC to another Tour victory, I don't think Contador will really care. If Vino contests AC for the win, then things will be ugly. I kinda doubt Astana will have the organization to pull off the Tour this year, after totally being shaken up.

And thanks Markf - you are right, I forgot Quickstep jumped to Merckx, so I guess Big S is just trying to "keep their market share".
 

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I think it was conflict system vs. human rights - and system devastates-kills racers while we are sipping beer and chewing what mass-media says.

And Specialized does not have any sales in Kazakhstan (there are C-dale, Trek, Giant dealers but not big-S). Last year national team became continental champion on Trek bicycles and they are still riding on Treks (thanks to Trek-Lance-JB).

P.S. I rode Stumpy, FSR, Enduro and I liked it, but I brought them from US/Europe.
 
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