OK, I suppose people are entitled to differing views of the sponsors for the former T-Mobile team. But I for one find it heartening that Giant Bicycles is sticking with Team High Road, despite the hystericia-induced departures of other sponsors. Of course, if they ditched, it'd be a contract violation, but their statement on the matter says it all:
And then there's Audi, who is using T-Mobile as an excuse to abandon the sport:
Complete and utter bullshit. Audi makes cars, T-Mobile runs a phone company. Why is one company's sponsorship of Cycling a basis for the other's? Looks like a lame excuse for caving in to the ridiculous German media, so at least in their patheticness, the two are united.
Anyway, this thread is really just an excuse to show my appreciation to Giant for standing by the sport and one of its shining lights, the reconstituted Team High Road.