Cavendish's departure confirmed.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby greentea » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:51 am

Der Kaiser wrote:
nferrar wrote:
whereas Froomes tart would squeal and run off to fix her makeup.


I don't really like any woman being referred to as a Tart.

Irrespective of her opinions or beliefs she doesn't deserve to be labelled as that.



I'm sorry, you are perfectly correct and i apologize for my remarks.

I meant to to say sl@pper.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:05 am

greentea, you really must be quite a hit with the ladies.

Or do you tend to spend a lot of time at home, in front of a screen perhaps?

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby southdownswolf » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:07 pm

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nferrar wrote:I thought it was Froome's missus that tweeted a load of crap during the TdF rather than Cav's?


They all did, even Wiggos, its going to be bloody awkward at the Chrimbo bash, God forbid they have the same frocks on :lol:


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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby philbar72 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 14:23 pm

isn't this about Cav going to OPQS? my mistake.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby frenchfighter » Thu Oct 04, 2012 14:44 pm

philbar72 wrote:isn't this about Cav going to OPQS? my mistake.


I keep coming to this thread expecting info and get disappointed. The thread should be pulled - the topic title is not even started with capitals :shock:
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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Pross » Thu Oct 04, 2012 14:53 pm

I'm beginning to wonder if anyone has got the sort of money Cav is looking for as I would have thought his signing would be announced before the season finishes. Are there any top pro teams with Chinese connections? If so, maybe they will announce he during the Tour of Beijing.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby RichN95 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:10 pm

Pross wrote:I'm beginning to wonder if anyone has got the sort of money Cav is looking for as I would have thought his signing would be announced before the season finishes. Are there any top pro teams with Chinese connections? If so, maybe they will announce he during the Tour of Beijing.

OPQS are backed by Zdenek Bakala, a Czech billionaire, and Marc Coucke who is worth about 400 million, so they've got plenty of cash.
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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Nick Fitt » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:12 pm

How much is Boonen on per year? I would have thought Cav would be on the same level financially?

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Pross » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:16 pm

RichN95 wrote:
Pross wrote:I'm beginning to wonder if anyone has got the sort of money Cav is looking for as I would have thought his signing would be announced before the season finishes. Are there any top pro teams with Chinese connections? If so, maybe they will announce he during the Tour of Beijing.

OPQS are backed by Zdenek Bakala, a Czech billionaire, and Marc Coucke who is worth about 400 million, so they've got plenty of cash.


Maybe Boonen doesn't want him there and he is the big draw for the team. Also, being backed by people with big money doesn't necessarily follow that they will pay whatever an athlete wants. We've started to see that with Abramovich at Chelsea.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby andyp » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:17 pm

Boonen's appeal is limited to Belgium (and a small pocket of south west London), whereas Cavendish, whether you like him or not, has more of a global appeal.

I think Cavendish's earnings are significantly higher than Boonen's.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby frenchfighter » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:25 pm

Boonen has said he doesn't mind having Cannonball on board.
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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Rick Chasey » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:33 pm

andyp wrote:Boonen's appeal is limited to Belgium (and a small pocket of south west London), whereas Cavendish, whether you like him or not, has more of a global appeal.

I think Cavendish's earnings are significantly higher than Boonen's.


He's a bit bigger than that.

Cav is a bigger name but that's because there's barely anyone who is bigger than Cav.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:41 pm

Cav's salary is £1.5m at Sky. What level do you reckon Boonen's is, Rick?

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Re: Cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Milton50 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 06:58 am

Does anyone know if cyclists like Cav and Boonen are on substantial bonus-related pay? Or do they just earn a base salary and that's it?

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Re: Cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby philbar72 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 08:04 am

itd be daft not to have bonus related schemes in either of their contracts. cav is a serial winner and in the right team will surely offer greater exposure to OPQS. as for Boonen, he really in all probability won't be racing absolutely all of the same races.... there is surely a very good chance for them to work and co exist together....

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Rick Chasey » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:05 am

Richmond Racer wrote:Cav's salary is £1.5m at Sky. What level do you reckon Boonen's is, Rick?



No idea.

He's lived tax light for a while though.

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Re: Cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Rick Chasey » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:06 am

Milton50 wrote:Does anyone know if cyclists like Cav and Boonen are on substantial bonus-related pay?



Absolutely.

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Re: cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Gazzaputt » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:43 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:
Richmond Racer wrote:Cav's salary is £1.5m at Sky. What level do you reckon Boonen's is, Rick?



No idea.

He's lived tax light for a while though.


Aye but the white powder he's so fond of doesn't come cheap.

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Re: Cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby iainf72 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:43 pm

1.5m per year for Cavendish is less than I heard.

I'd be happy to wager on the BikeRadar posts-per-win metric, Boonen is a far more popular.
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Re: Cavendish's departure confirmed.

Postby Richmond Racer » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:59 pm

iainf72 wrote:1.5m per year for Cavendish is less than I heard.

I'd be happy to wager on the BikeRadar posts-per-win metric, Boonen is a far more popular.



I thought it was more but then figured it was because figures tend to get quoted in $...

Cav's salary according to the Rich List/New Worth sites e.g.
http://www.therichest.org/celebnetworth ... net-worth/

(same net worth as Cuddles, according to this - couldnt bear looking at Lance's for fear of having mass rage)


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