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Report: MTN-Qhubeka and Trek turn down Riis’ sponsorship offer

Danish newspaper BT has reported that the MTN-Qhubeka and Trek Factory Racing team have both turned down an offer of sponsorship and management involvement from Bjarne Riis and Saxo Bank for 2016. The Danish newspaper claims that Riis is actively working to make a return to professional cycling in 2016 after leaving the Tinkoff-Saxo bank team following a falling out with owner Oleg...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

News shorts: Cult Energy to make definite announcement on future on Thursday

Team Cult Energy to announce "definite news" concerning future of team on Thursday Team Cult Energy has announced that it will hold a press conference in Aarhus, Denmark, on Thursday morning “with definite news concerning the future of the team.” The Danish Pro Continental squad has struggled with financial difficulties this season and has already announced that it would cease...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tour de France: I don't need a co-sponsor, says Tinkov

After eight years of sponsoring the team, Saxo Bank’s future with the Tinkoff-Saxo team still remains uncertain. The current deal with Saxo Bank is due to come to a close later this year and the team’s owner Oleg Tinkov has told the Danish press that he could manage without secondary sponsor for the 2016 season. "Why should I have a co-sponsor? This looks nicer with just one...
Via Cycling News
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Riis agrees with report about drugs on cycling team

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) Former manager Bjarne Riis said Friday he agrees with a report by Denmark's anti-doping agency that concluded he deliberately ignored drug-taking by riders on the former Team CSC. ''The bottom line unfortunately is that the conclusion of the reports is correct. There is no doubt about that. I have not lived up to my responsibility,'' Riis said in a statement...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Anti-doping report: Riis knew about drugs on cycling team

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) A report by Denmark's anti-doping agency says Bjarne Riis chose to ignore drug-taking by riders on the former Team CSC. Michael Ask, head of Anti-Doping Denmark, says Riis ''failed to intervene,'' and ''it is totally unacceptable.'' The 97-page report published on Tuesday was based on 50 interviews with present and former riders, aides, and officials, including...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tinkoff-Saxo ends Bjarne Riis contract

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) Team Tinkoff-Saxo has terminated the contract of manager Bjarne Riis with immediate effect. The Russian-owned cycling team, which is based in Denmark, issued a statement Sunday saying it has ''reached a mutual agreement'' with Riis. Tinkoff-Saxo said it will unveil early next week the new sporting structure of the team that Riis created after ending his...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Riis sells cycling team to Russian businessman

The cycling team with two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador on the roster has been bought by Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov. It will be known as Tinkoff-Saxo for the next three years. Tinkov's purchase of Riis Cycling was confirmed Monday at a news conference in London. Bjarne Riis will stay on as general manager of the team, with Danish investment specialist Saxo...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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