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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

Saxo Bank becomes main sponsor of Riis' team

Bjarne Riis' cycling team featuring two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will be sponsored by Saxo Bank next year. The Danish investment bank has assumed the principal role after Tinkoff Bank pulled out following an acrimonious season working with Contador. Saxo Bank founder Lars Seier Christensen says cycling provides ''maximum reach at a reasonable cost...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Riis ready to support cycling truth commission

Bjarne Riis is ready to take part in a ''truth and reconciliation'' commission proposed by the president of cycling's world governing body. Riis, who has been dogged by doping allegations, says if the commission ''is good for cycling, I will take part in it.'' Brian Cookson, who replaced Pat McQuaid as president last month, wants to set up the...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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