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by Mark Zalewski

July 23, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: France, at last! Bardet solos to stage win as Froome bloodied in wild day at Tour de France; Lagkuti solos to win on stage 6 of Tour of Qinghai Lake; Riis-Seier Project becomes Team Virtu-Pro Veloconcept; Jesse Sergent announces retirement; Shane Archbold after breaking his pelvis: ‘Give me the f***ing bike’; Herstory: Female Olympic winners past to present – Part 1; 45 more athletes from Beijing, London Olympic test positive; Flashback: American 6-day racing; Tour of Qinghai Lake, stage 5 highlights; Tour de France, stage 19 recap; Tour de France, stage 18 on-board highlights Tour de France, stage 19 on-board highlights OBE Backstage Pass, stage 18 Avanti Isowhey Sports at the GP Cerami

Riis-Seier Project becomes Team Virtu-Pro Veloconcept

by CyclingTips

After a lot of speculation and planning, Bjarne Riis will return to pro cycling. The former pro and former team owner, along with business partner Lars Seier, has signed-on to become title sponsor of the existing Nor Pro Cycling team, renamed to Team Virtu-Pro Veloconcept.

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“It’s a unique opportunity to take our talent development to a higher level and I am thrilled that the agreement will secure our immediate future, thus enabling us to focus on the progression of our riders” says Jeppe Hansen, CEO of Nor Pro Cycling.

“Team Virtu-Pro Veloconcept is another step for the Riis Seier Project. It is our ambition that Team Virtu-Pro Veloconcept nurture and develop young talented cyclists. There has been a huge amount of growth in Danish bike-sports scene over the last years and we want to make sure we are in touch and able to provide the correct support,” Bjarne Riis and Lars Seier said in a statement.

Instead of starting from scratch the plan is to use this project to advance to the WorldTour level in the future. The current agreement is for 2016 but is expected to continue into 2017.

The team will have their first ride in new colours at the upcoming PostNord Tour of Denmark.

Click through to read more at Riis-Seier.com.

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