Bjarne Riis

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Palini beats Guardini to take stage two of the Tour de Langkawi; Gaviria takes final day victory in Tour Cycliste International La Provence; Rumours resurface that China’s richest man has eyes on Tour de France; Riis announces multifaceted cycling project, states intention to have Worldtour team in […]

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Riis announces multifaceted cycling project, states intention to have WorldTour team in 2017

Unveiling a new project based on several aspects but including a potential return to the top level in pro cycling, Bjarne Riis and business partner Lars Seier Christensen have said they hope to have a WorldTour team in place by 2017. Riis was the longtime owner of the Saxo Bank team, but sold the squad […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Andrea Guardini wins stage one of the Tour de Langkawi; Martinelli takes stage two of the Tour Cycliste International La Provence; Roche says Contador is now too inconsistent to win another Tour de France; Cannondale GC leader Uran talks Giro d’Italia. “Of course it is possible to […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour of Oman, Alexander Kristoff takes the final stage; Alejandro Valverde wins his fourth Ruta del Sol title; Geraint Thomas wins his second consecutive Volta ao Algarve, Contador claims the final stage; Arthur Vichot wins the Tour du Haut Var; Lotto Soudal riders hit by a […]

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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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