- F1 and Cycling – Alonso buys "Euskaltel Euskadi" pro cycling team
Hadn’t expected that. I wonder what they’ll be rebranded as next year then – something orange still or something to reflect Alonso’s region (blue and yellow IIRC).Posted 6 years agoashfanmanMember
Interesting, shouldn’t he be 100% focused on his racing career. Weird.
I assume he’ll just be providing the investment, rather than managing the team. Don’t suppose that’s any different to the various investments that wealthy sports stars typically have.
If he starts turning out as a domestique, that would be a different matter! 🙂Posted 6 years agoTom BMember
Yeah but he ‘may’ be aware of a concept called delegation hora…you know he provides the money and someone else runs it for him. I don’t think that Murdoch has too much input day to day on the running of Team Sky.
It’s been on the cards for years that he was going to buy a cycling team.Posted 6 years agozero coolMember
He talked about setting up a Spanish team a few years ago as he’s good friends with Contador and an avid cyclist(as is Mark Webber). I assume something like Sky. I guess he’s finally got around to it and buying an existing team is probably much easier than starting from scratch.
It’s not like he’s short of money and I guess there’s only so many cars, yachts and women to spend it on.
I reckon any funding for cycling is a good thing. Although I wish more people funded Women’s cycling teams and events. They may be slower, but their races are equally exciting to watch if not more so.
It’s not like watching women’s football.
Tom KPPosted 6 years agothepuristSubscriber
hora – what exactly do you think all the other F1 drivers do with their cash? Eg. DC owned a hotel in Monaco but I don’t think he used to do a spell on reception between races. Alonso is perfectly capable of investing in something without getting dragged in to day to day activities.Posted 6 years ago
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