(google translate)The company Orbea is planning 2013 season but it seems that there is a reduction in the budget that goes to the MTB team and Julien Absalon contract is expiring at the end of this year. The 2013 is the year of change since many top riders have their own deadline in this vintage because of the Olympics Londoners.
Joseba Arizaga, assistant team manager for the mountain bike team, which refers to the portal RockyRoads Orbea has achieved its goal with Absalon improving its image in the market mountain bike with 19 wins in World Cup and many more successes. "We have reached our goal with him",said Arizaga.
Marketing analysis explain how there is a strong need to invest in other areas because there were already on the bike the desired results but this does not mean an abandonment of the cross country team (very useful for product development) but a reduction in the budget.
The budget for the Orbea sponsorship is € 700,000, divided between Team Orbea MTB, Euskatel Euskadi, Luna Pro Racer and other smaller teams but no one knows neancora in what percentages. The fact remains that Absalom stands at the door, knowing that the London Olympics will have an enormous impact on his future and his decision.
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