Team Sky is now Team INEOS

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Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby thelawnet » 18 Mar 2019, 5:13pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/47608625

INEOS make chemicals

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ineos

They are privately held by Jim Ratcliffe

Like most rich sportsmen, he is or will be a tax exile in Monaco

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Ratcliffe

He purchased FC Lausanne-Sport, a Swiss football team. He does not seem to spent too much on them

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/fc-laus ... verein/527

He also has a yacht team, called INEOS Team, which he bought for £110 million on an exclusive sponsorship basis in order to win the 2021 Americas Cup.

He may have some interest in cycling https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... m-10026213

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby mjr » 18 Mar 2019, 5:23pm

Changing one tax migrant Leave supporter sponsor for another. Hold my nose and pass the cash, eh?
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby landsurfer » 18 Mar 2019, 5:30pm

mjr wrote:Changing one tax migrant Leave supporter sponsor for another. Hold my nose and pass the cash, eh?


And why not, how does it effect and ruin your life, as long as the money is legit who cares.
How about a South American petrol company or a political group.
At least there is a trail to show where INEOS get their money from, I assume they provide work for wages to their staff.
OR .. is there a dark conspiracy so loved of so many on this forum ...... :)
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby mjr » 18 Mar 2019, 5:36pm

landsurfer wrote:
mjr wrote:Changing one tax migrant Leave supporter sponsor for another. Hold my nose and pass the cash, eh?


And why not, how does it effect and ruin your life, as long as the money is legit who cares.
How about a South American petrol company or a political group.
At least there is a trail to show where INEOS get their money from, I assume they provide work for wages to their staff.
OR .. is there a dark conspiracy so loved of so many on this forum ...... :)

Nah, they're just not a team I support and the whitewashing of dodgy brands is part of the reason.

A dark conspiracy? Dark like the inside of a jiffybag, you mean? ;)
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby landsurfer » 18 Mar 2019, 5:54pm

mjr wrote:
A dark conspiracy? Dark like the inside of a jiffybag, you mean? ;)


:lol: Very Good .... :lol:
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby landsurfer » 18 Mar 2019, 6:12pm

He's into shale gas ...... that should give the usual suspects on here a good platform to "hate speech" him .... :lol:
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Spinners » 18 Mar 2019, 6:28pm

[s]Not until 2020.[/s]

Edit: I'm now up to speed with this story.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby PH » 18 Mar 2019, 6:35pm

mjr wrote:Changing one tax migrant Leave supporter sponsor for another. Hold my nose and pass the cash, eh?

Best give all professional sport a wide berth if you dislike the smell. Or do you know of one that isn't tainted with with dirty money?

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby geocycle » 18 Mar 2019, 6:36pm

So is it IN-E-OS or I-NEOS or INE-OS or... ?

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby landsurfer » 18 Mar 2019, 6:41pm

PH wrote:
mjr wrote:Changing one tax migrant Leave supporter sponsor for another. Hold my nose and pass the cash, eh?

Best give all professional sport a wide berth if you dislike the smell. Or do you know of one that isn't tainted with with dirty money?


Female synchro Swimming ...... ? :)
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby thelawnet » 18 Mar 2019, 7:08pm

PH wrote:
mjr wrote:Changing one tax migrant Leave supporter sponsor for another. Hold my nose and pass the cash, eh?

Best give all professional sport a wide berth if you dislike the smell. Or do you know of one that isn't tainted with with dirty money?


At least he built the company himself, not from a dodgy deal with some Russian President.

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby mjr » 18 Mar 2019, 7:18pm

PH wrote:
mjr wrote:Changing one tax migrant Leave supporter sponsor for another. Hold my nose and pass the cash, eh?

Best give all professional sport a wide berth if you dislike the smell. Or do you know of one that isn't tainted with with dirty money?

Can't I just support a more ethical team? Imperfections don't mean we shouldn't try.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby PH » 18 Mar 2019, 7:26pm

mjr wrote:
PH wrote:
mjr wrote:Changing one tax migrant Leave supporter sponsor for another. Hold my nose and pass the cash, eh?

Best give all professional sport a wide berth if you dislike the smell. Or do you know of one that isn't tainted with with dirty money?

Can't I just support a more ethical team? Imperfections don't mean we shouldn't try.

Not really, unless they're only going to compete against other ethical teams, IMO the team money effects the entire sport, I don't know how a team could isolate themselves from it.

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby ratherbeintobago » 19 Mar 2019, 6:49am

mjr wrote:
PH wrote:
mjr wrote:Changing one tax migrant Leave supporter sponsor for another. Hold my nose and pass the cash, eh?

Best give all professional sport a wide berth if you dislike the smell. Or do you know of one that isn't tainted with with dirty money?

Can't I just support a more ethical team? Imperfections don't mean we shouldn't try.

Any suggestions who though?

Orica (formerly ICI Australia IIRC) are a big mining company, I think.

At least it’s not Amgen (makers of EPO) who sponsored the Tour of California…

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Ontherivet77 » 19 Mar 2019, 8:50am

I don't care much who is paying the wages, most of the team's in cycling have a skeleton in the closet. But it is good to get behind British riders such as Thomas, Rowe, Froome and (previously) Wiggins. I've always thought that the Jiffy Bag scandal was a storm in a tea cup and that's not naivety I'm fully aware of pro cycling history.