Bjarne Riis

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gavazzi pads Tour of China II lead with stage 4 victory; Recovering Boonen given green light to return to Belgium, must rest for several weeks; Saxo Bank ends long-term sponsorship of Tinkoff-Saxo team, denies rumours of Riis involvement; USA Cycling steps toward zero tolerance policy; […]

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Saxo Bank dismisses Riis collaboration rumours: No involvement with a cycling team in 2016

Commenting after Saxo Bank indicated Thursday that it was ending its backing of the Tinkoff-Saxo team, its CEO has ruled out moving its sponsorship to another squad in 2016. The bank has had an eight year association with the team’s former owner, Bjarne Riis. Amid recent talk that Riis wanted to return to cycling and […]

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Oleg Tinkov: I’m open to selling Tinkoff-Saxo for the right money

Days after media reports stated that former team owner Bjarne Riis was attempting to buy back the Tinkoff-Saxo squad, Oleg Tinkov has said that he is open to bids on the team but he believes that Riis doesn’t have the necessary finances. “He never contacted me,” Tinkov told CyclingTips, speaking on the final day of […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Sean Lake claims stage 1 of the Tour of Tasmania, Hill retains overall lead; No new WorldTour teams for 2016 but MTN-Qhubeka/Dimension Data hasn’t given up hope; Richie Porte interview – “I leave Team Sky without a bad thing to say about them”; Report – […]

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Report: Riis attempting to buy Tinkoff-Saxo team back from Oleg Tinkov

Almost two years after he sold his team to Oleg Tinkov and seven months after he left it after a falling out with the Russian, Bjarne Riis is reportedly trying to buy the squad back. According to Danish publication Ekstra Bladet, what it terms ‘well-placed sources’ have told it that Riis’s bid to return to […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: National championships round-up; Bjarne Riis gives first interview after Danish doping report; Nacer Bouhanni crashes in French nationals, out of Tour de France?; Giro heads back to the Netherlands for 2016 start; Kessiakoff on Astana’s pressurising of riders, team’s licence woes, Nibali’s panache and an […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Anti-Doping Denmark report finds Riis encouraged or tolerated doping, but Dane escapes punishment; Kittel inching back into form prior to Giant-Alpecin’s Tour roster announcement; Injury woes rule Schleck out of Tour de France, Trek Factory Racing announces squad; Van Garderen’s backup named for Tour de France, Dennis […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bryan Coquard wins stage 1 of the Four Days of Dunkirk; Wiggins – “I think I could break the [hour] record tomorrow”; Alberto Contador – Riis’ departure has not affected me at all; Meyer on accepting limits – ‘Only a few guys can do the […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff grabs stage one of Driedaagse de Panne; Kristoff gains confidence through manner of his win; Riis says goodbye to Tinkoff-Saxo; unclear if he hopes to continue in cycling; Tinkov on team’s and sport’s future: We need a boring, meticulous manager like Brailsford; Richie Porte: […]

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Riis says goodbye to Tinkoff-Saxo; unclear if he hopes to continue in cycling

Issuing a brief statement in the wake of his parting of ways from the Tinkoff-Saxo team, Bjarne Riis has bid farewell to the squad he owned for more than a decade and said that he is stepping back from media contact until he works out what he will do next with his life. The former […]

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