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  • VO2min

    This can’t be good. Under any circumstances.

    • Mike

      Absolutely. They think because they’re rich they can come over here and plunder our proudest possessions and steal our ideas. Who do they think they are, the Europeans of a couple of hundred years ago? Damned nerve.

    • awesometown

      This feels like more of a cyclingnews, than a cyclingTIPS comment.

  • Larry @CycleItalia

    Just what the Grand Tours need, ownership by ‘clearly a man of Napoleonic ambition.’and run by the nephew of FIFA’s king of corruption. Gawd help pro cycling!!!

  • david__g

    I’m always amused by the disconnect between being a member of the communist party and having $30 billion.

    • AMK

      Would it be ok if everyone had 30 bill?

      • david__g

        Well, if everyone had a cool 30 billion the wealth would clearly be shared equally so at least they could claim to be communists.

        In reality, despotic dictatorships usually use ideology as a way of maintaining control, not as a blueprint for how they should live so whatever I guess.

    • 900Aero

      We are not amused that you are amused. There is nothing amusing here. Please, make your fun somewhere else. We are busy making money. For the people of course.

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  • Winky

    Professional sport is always a cesspool of corruption and self interest. It defines it. The bigger the sport, the worse it is. Complete and utter corruption, paraded proudly in front of the public with middle fingers held high is the reserve of the big boys like the IOC and FIFA. We can only dream that professional cycling one day gets to that rarefied level.

  • awesometown

    Do it. Shake things up, fire everyone, sell 10 times the amount of sponsorship and add 100 different camera angles. Breaking down the establishment that prevents the growth of the sport is the best thing Jianlin can bring to the table.

  • Kayrehn

    I don’t think the identity of the GT races will go Chinese if the purchase goes through etc (whatever that means). Investors don’t necessarily want to mess with successful products that they acquired. Cycling (except for ASO) haven’t found a way to earn proper money all these years and a huge injection of cash into the sport (maybe?) might make ASO less greedy, and maybe more ready to share profits. Frankly speaking, many sports would be ecstatic to have a huge investor buying into them!

    Maybe someone can comment about the running of the Ironman races after their takeover by Wanda?

  • Paolo

    A Hongkong banker once told me “When i do business with a seriously wealthy Chinese, first i ask him where he has the money from. 99% can’t give me a plausible answer.”

  • Dave

    There could be positives.

    If the neutral service crew has to drive a Great Wall they won’t be in any danger of squishing riders.

  • George Hayduke

    This is speculation at best, CT; no quotes, no sources, Jianlin nor ASO have commented. I expect a little better journalism from you guys instead of knee jerk reprints of tabloid level whispers and rumors.


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