Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 27, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Another Giro stage win for Etixx as Trentin snatches victory from Moser in Pinerolo; Theuns takes home win in Belgium Tour; Two years later, Taylor Phinney returns to US national TT championships a race favorite — and a changed man; Women’s US National Road Championships; Men’s US National Road Championships; Canyon Bicycles officially announces US expansion; Questionable past of Bahrain prince looking to fund WorldTour team; Riis wants to return to cycling ‘the right way’; Rally Cycling signs Sepp Kuss; Fabio Taborre given four-year ban for doping; US Olympic team training with smart glasses; An Post Rás stage 5 highlights; Incycle Leadout at the Giro

Riis wants to return to cycling ‘the right way’

by CyclingTips

Bjarne Riis plans to return to cycling with a professional team but it will not involve buying his team back from Oleg Tinkoff. In an interview with Cyclingnews he said that he has talked with existing teams, including Dimension Data and the new Bahrain-backed venture, but that they were not the right fit.

Tour of Spain 2014 stage - 17

“I’ve talked to different teams but right now I don’t see the right one for me,” Riis told Cyclingnews.

“It has to be right though. That’s why Lars and I have looked at creating our own team for either now or later.”

Lars Seier Christensen, former Saxo Bank CEO, and Riis are partners in business with the goal of a WorldTour team. They recently hired Michael Rogers to be the CEO of the organisation.

“There are a lot of rumours out there. There could be possibilities but I’m looking at finding the right project for me. I have been asked by different places to join but I don’t need to be there. I’d like to be involved because I know that I have a lot to give and I have ideas on how to run a set up but like I said, it has to be the right one. I never talked to IAM but Bahrain, I was involved in but I don’t really see that structure as the right one for me. I think that the project is good but I’d hesitate there.”

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