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A beginner experience - S.C. Borc
« on: April 19, 2020, 01:15:25 PM »
Here i would like to write down my comments about how i setup my seasons, maybe could help some future newbie, for sure i will learn from my mistakes..  :)


Season 8 (3o) - end season press release

Our team Società Ciclistica 'Borc' has been created at half of season 8, when we've been asked to create a team to participate at Giro, which had a stage finishing at our town. Which occasion to advertise our area and talents!




Pretty soon we setup a team of young local italian riders, a committed staff, and we took part at Giro in 3rd division. No one retired, which was our main goal!
The rest of the season saw us involved of minor tours, to build up experience as well as to find sponsors.
We finished the season at 6th place, with no ambitous. Can't complain at all, considering that with the same points we would have been top 5 in others Continental leagues. We also found 3 sponsorship for next season..and here we go then!

Finance:
our first season has been of course very conservative, our staff was hired locally (salary <6k) covering everything but Marketing Manager, as we immediately signed with 3 sponsors. First we have to make them happy!
We finish the season with +37% profit, and please consider we already invested in 4 young riders for the next seasons.
The league is pretty generous: 50% of total income came from race prizes, and 43% came from TV rights which CFF-board signed for.
Major expenses weigh 60% for signing up for the races, and 30% for staff/riders salary.

Staff:
As said staff was local, and cannot thanks enough the medics Roberto Falanga and Rosario Donadon which have been incredible about taking care of our guys, but they accepted to be involved just for one season. For next season our team has already contacted high rank specialists, you will be surprised!

Riders:
we will introduce them in the next season!   ;)
In meanwhile we wish great luck to G.Ongarato that decided to pursuit external opportunities!
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Re: A beginner experience - S.C. Borc
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 01:21:56 PM »
(how do you guys resize the images? i don't want them waste too much space..)

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Re: A beginner experience - S.C. Borc
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 02:56:40 PM »
(how do you guys resize the images? i don't want them waste too much space..)

Instead of [ img ] ... [ /img ]

use [ img width=600 ] ... [ /img ]

And good luck with your posts!

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Re: A beginner experience - S.C. Borc
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2020, 04:48:55 PM »

And good luck with your posts!

Thanks! You actually inspired me!   :D

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Re: A beginner experience - S.C. Borc
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2020, 05:35:06 PM »
Good luck Emme!!! We'll be watching your performances!  ;D

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2020, 05:58:41 PM »
Have fun and good luck, Emme !  8)

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Re: A beginner experience - S.C. Borc
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2020, 07:09:20 PM »
Thats a profit many cycling teams can only dream of! A talented manager you are!

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Re: A beginner experience - S.C. Borc
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2020, 07:56:17 PM »
Thats a profit many cycling teams can only dream of! A talented manager you are!

I starved the staff!  ;D ;D

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2020, 07:57:36 PM »
Season 9 (3o) - pre-season press release

Season targets:
can't deny, we rely on sponsors, and so they define our targets.
Agreements for this season are to achieve a top 8 position at one stage of Tirreno Adriatico, a top 5 at final classific of Dauphine, and a 7th place at one stage of Suisse tour.
The 2nd is very challenging, plus i did a mistake accepting the 3rd target so close as it requires the same main skill, so the same riders will be involved for both target with no rest. Hope they will hold the form.
I will be satisfied if we will achieve two out of three objectives.
We don't have final classification ambitions, not this year at least. Looking at past season, the aussies from BikeThink will be our main opponent, but we will race our stages once at the time without looking at them.

Calendar:
as said, is sponsor-driven + Giro, because Giro is Giro and we are an italian team! + few others because i'm the boss and i like them!
- 6. Omloop
- 7. Strade Bianche
- 13-17 Tirreno Adriatico
- 18. Milano SanRemo
- 33. Paris Roubaix
- 34. Amstel Gold Race
- 35. Flèche Wallonne
- 36. Liège–Bastogne–Liège
- 43-52. Giro
- 53-57. Dauphine
- 58-62 Suisse Tour

Of course we may partecipate at other races to "build up" the legs for the main events.
For the second half of the season we don't have (yet) major event planned, we'll adjust it later if other sponsors will come.

Finance:
Budget for this year lead to just one thing: rise our level!
We invested in a new Staff (but still without Marketing Manager), we do not plan additional investment in equipment or for replacements.

Staff:
This season we hired WorldTour-level medics and mechanic (with their WorldTour salaries..), they will help us to rise the bar. They are old, my bad as i did not check about retirement for the staff, i hope we won't have surprises.
Forthe Director I looked for a high motivational one, as our calendar has all style of races.
We don't have a Marketing Manager yet, first will meet current sponsors agreement, than i'll hire one.

Riders:
Here they are, the main actors!
They are all young, the older is 21! But we bet on them.
This will be our philosphy, for the next couple of seasons at least. Also, the team will be short, about 12 riders.
A couple of them, joining us at the end of last season from others teams, already have the main skill around 90. They will follow a marked path during their training, to develop their main skill and the according secondary ones. I will be disappointed if they won't become elite-level riders.
Some others i'm not sure where to focus them, in the last season we tried to increase globally all the skills for whole team, to build a strong group that can support the captains in all terrain. This year is time to focus them more specifically. Not yet clear how to train effectively, right now the focus is to get ready for Tirreno Adriatico.
I know a lot of managers like to have a team of same-type riders, to benefit of the single skill trainer, but currently i prefer to follow a wider range of riders.
In our team there are also a USA and Switzerland guys, they are at good level, hope they will find interest from their national ct.

Mid term objectives:
We want to rise young talents and sell them to higher levels team before they turn 23. Also i hope to provide strong riders to Italy national team!
At the end of each season we plan to buy a couple of 19-years old to make them growth internally, in a family environment team!
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2020, 09:23:50 PM »
At the end of each season we plan to buy a couple of 19-years old
I assume you mean at the start of each season.
Most managers stop with recruiting/scouten approximately halfway the Giro.
Because 19yo's who come into the game halfway the season have an excessive training delay, they are too far behind in skills compared to the 19o's who are recruited/scouted earlier in the season.

Nice season 9 overview.  :)