He’s known for being withdrawn, distant in speaking to to reporters, but Bjarne Riis was effusive at the finish of stage fourteen in Risoul. Approximately 30 minutes earlier Rafal Majka had won the Tour’s second Alpine stage, going clear early on and holding off a hard-chasing Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Ag2r La Mondiale’s Jean Christophe […]
Both Tinkoff-Saxo directeur sportif Bjarne Riis and his BMC Racing Team equivalent Allan Peiper have expressed confidence in their respective GC leaders for this Tour de France, saying that each rider has done things well since the Critérium du Dauphiné to arrive in good shape. The duo had contrasting fortunes in the French event; Contador […]
GCN live streamed the Team Saxo-Tinkoff press conference on Monday 2nd December at 15:00 GMT. Bjarne Riis, Alberto Contador and Nicolas Roche were present with news on the future of the team which also announced Oleg Tinkoff’s new ownership of the team.
(AFP) Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen has told anti-doping authorities Saxo-Tinkoff manager Bjarne Riis knew about widespread doping in his team, but the manager is unlikely to face disciplinary action, a newspaper wrote Thursday. Rasmussen had told anti-doping authorities that Riis had “full knowledge of the widespread use of doping substances in his cycling team”, citing […]