Winners are grinners! 
Michael Matthews (Orica-BikeExchange) wins
stage 10 of the 2016 Tour de France.
  • De Mac

    Well, OBE was never going to hang onto him given recent history – bit of a shame, but all the best to him

    • Howie

      Especially considering that Gerro is nearing his use-by-date.

      • nzspambot

        I’d say he’s past the best before

    • Howie

      Especially considering that Gerro is nearing his use-by-date.

  • De Mac

    Well, OBE was never going to hang onto him given recent history – bit of a shame, but all the best to him

  • Léon van Berlo

    just to be on the details…. It’s not a Dutch team. They have a German license.

    • Dave

      It’s very much a Dutch team, here are the details of the licence holder:

      TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN
      SMS Cycling BV
      Visbystraat 27
      7418 BE Deventer
      NETHERLANDS

      The team’s ‘nationality’ (nothing to do with the licence) is purely to select what little flag appears next to their name, and can be chosen by the licence holder to be one of:
      1. The location of the team’s registered address
      2. The nationality of the most riders in the team
      3. A country where one of the major sponsors promotes a product (the option chosen by the team as part of the Alpecin sponsorship)

      • Léon van Berlo

        ah, cool! Thanks for the insight.

        • Dave

          They aren’t the only ones to have differences between their location of registration and nationality.

          Astana and Etixx are registered in Luxembourg.
          Lampre and Katusha are registered in Switzerland.
          Tinkoff is registered in Denmark.
          Trek is registered in Belgium.

          • Dale Smith

            …so is Giant Alpecin a Dutch team or a German team? Astana is a Kazahk team right? Etixx are Belgian? Lampre is Italian? Katusha is Russian?
            I always thought G-A was a German team.

        • Dave

          They aren’t the only ones to have differences between their location of registration and nationality.

          Astana and Etixx are registered in Luxembourg.
          Lampre and Katusha are registered in Switzerland.
          Tinkoff is registered in Denmark.
          Trek is registered in Belgium.

      • Léon van Berlo

        ah, cool! Thanks for the insight.

    • Dave

      It’s very much a Dutch team, here are the details of the licence holder:

      TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN
      SMS Cycling BV
      Visbystraat 27
      7418 BE Deventer
      NETHERLANDS

      The team’s ‘nationality’ (nothing to do with the licence) is purely to select what little flag appears next to their name, and can be chosen by the licence holder to be one of:
      1. The location of the team’s registered address
      2. The nationality of the most riders in the team
      3. A country where one of the major sponsors promotes a product (the option chosen by the team as part of the Alpecin sponsorship)

  • Léon van Berlo

    just to be on the details…. It’s not a Dutch team. They have a German license.

  • Dave

    Diet Degenkolb!

  • Dave

    Diet Degenkolb!

  • pedr09

    Best of luck to him. I would have been sick to death of the bet-hedging OBE by now too.

    • AMK3072

      Exactly. Hope he cleans up next year to show how flawed OBE with having ‘two’ leaders.

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