Tour de France

Tour de France

Post by Tracy Barb » Thu, 01 Aug 2002 12:51:44



Any idea how much USPS spent on Tour de France, both the event and all
peripheral expenses?

Tracy Barber

 
 
 

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Post by r.smith1 » Thu, 01 Aug 2002 20:21:17



Quote:

> Any idea how much USPS spent on Tour de France, both the event and all
> peripheral expenses?

> Tracy Barber

No idea, but clearly money very well spent, and I presume at the end of
it no ***"special" stamp that you folks in the USA would feel obliged
to purchase!

Superb TV viewing over here in Europe for the past three weeks.
Armstrong clearly has the best medical backup once again.

Best regards

Roger
UK

 
 
 

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Post by Tracy Barb » Fri, 02 Aug 2002 00:49:21


On Wed, 31 Jul 2002 12:21:17 +0100, "r.smith10"

Quote:



>> Any idea how much USPS spent on Tour de France, both the event and all
>> peripheral expenses?

>> Tracy Barber

>No idea, but clearly money very well spent, and I presume at the end of
>it no ***"special" stamp that you folks in the USA would feel obliged
>to purchase!

>Superb TV viewing over here in Europe for the past three weeks.
>Armstrong clearly has the best medical backup once again.

I agree as far as the win goes.  Armstrong is definitely THE only game
in town.

My beef is this: When the USPS "raises the rent" (increases postage
cost) and then cries "POOR MOUTH!" (oh woe is me, we're in the red)
while undertaking ventures like this (cha-ching: fund races, trash
ill-proofed stamps, etc.) - one has to wonder...

Tracy Barber

 
 
 

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Post by Pierre Courtiad » Fri, 02 Aug 2002 02:24:39



Quote:
> Any idea how much USPS spent on Tour de France, both the event and all
> peripheral expenses?

> Tracy Barber

Yes : far tooooooooooooo much !
(I must confess I have no idea at all ;-)

--
Best regards,
Pierre Courtiade

 
 
 

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Post by richyfourtythr » Fri, 02 Aug 2002 17:37:50


Maybe not exactly an answer but at least a hint can be found on

http://membres.lycos.fr/actucyclo/teamsr02/usp.html

My interpretation of that is that the US postal cycling team spends a
total of 6.1 million Euro throughout 2002 including the tour de
france, but also other races. No idea if 'peripheral expenses' are
included.

Olaf Voss

Quote:

> Any idea how much USPS spent on Tour de France, both the event and all
> peripheral expenses?

> Tracy Barber

 
 
 

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Post by Tracy Barb » Sat, 03 Aug 2002 05:07:13



Quote:

>Maybe not exactly an answer but at least a hint can be found on

>http://membres.lycos.fr/actucyclo/teamsr02/usp.html

>My interpretation of that is that the US postal cycling team spends a
>total of 6.1 million Euro throughout 2002 including the tour de
>france, but also other races. No idea if 'peripheral expenses' are
>included.

I wonder if that would get them out of some the "red ink" they keep
spouting off about.

It just doesn't make sense, unless you have Enron accounting going on
and some chefs cooking the books.

I guess since USPS is the only game in town, they can afford to pull
an Anderson - maybe...

Tracy Barber

 
 
 

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Post by Blair Stannar » Sat, 03 Aug 2002 11:52:05



Quote:

>Maybe not exactly an answer but at least a hint can be found on

>http://membres.lycos.fr/actucyclo/teamsr02/usp.html

>My interpretation of that is that the US postal cycling team spends a
>total of 6.1 million Euro throughout 2002 including the tour de
>france, but also other races. No idea if 'peripheral expenses' are
>included.

>Olaf Voss

If I sponsored for that much, I would demand that
the cyclists carry mail in their bicycle bags. ;-)
[memories of the Mafeking (Boer War) Bicycle Post]

Blair

 
 
 

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Post by Neil S. Ha » Sat, 03 Aug 2002 14:00:06


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>If I sponsored for that much, I would demand that
>the cyclists carry mail in their bicycle bags. ;-)
>[memories of the Mafeking (Boer War) Bicycle Post]

Don't forget the

1894 San Francisco "Bicycle Mail Route"
Scott 12L1 and 2 plus 12LU1 and 2

plus the

1848-49 "Spaulding's Penny Post" of Buffalo NY...Scott 156L1 and 2.

Even pricier than Mafeking! :-))

Neil Hawk