Bjarne Riis

Rocacorba Daily

In today’s Rocacorba Daily news digest, the first edition of 2015: Caleb Ewan and Chloe Hosking lead the Bay Crits ahead of final stage; Riis likely to learn fate soon in relation to Anti Doping Denmark’s investigation; Marcel Kittel interview – “It is going to be a challenging year for everyone”; Report – German mainstream […]


Riis likely to learn fate soon in relation to Anti Doping Denmark’s investigation

A long-awaited doping report which will determine whether or not Bjarne Riis can continue his work in cycling finally appears close to being released, with the director of Anti Doping Denmark indicating that the outcome could be announced soon. Lone Hansen told the Jyllands-Posten publication that the current inquiry by the Cycling Independent Reform Commission […]


Tinkoff Saxo team confirms plan to climb Kilimanjaro as part of off-season camp

Undertaking what will be one of the most unusual pre-season team-building camps in cycling history, the Tinkoff Saxo management have today confirmed that the riders and staff will together climb the 5,895 metre Kilimanjaro mountain early next month. In total 80 people will be part of the expedition, which will see them scale what is […]


Anti Doping Denmark’s investigation into Riis, doping in cycling still ongoing

Anti Doping Denmark’s investigation into the sport of cycling continues onwards, with ADD confirming to CyclingTips that no decision or conclusion has been reached yet in relation to the enquiry. The investigation arose out of the doping cases of several riders and is thought to centre around Bjarne Riis, the current general manager of the […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Juan Jose Lobato wins stage 3 of the Tour de Wallonie; Cookson – Riis and Vinokourov should talk to the CIRC; Ji Cheng becomes the first Chinese rider to finish the Tour de France; Geraint Thomas re-signs with Sky for two years; Sky keen to […]


Bjarne Riis: ‘Majka is a happy little b***ard right now’

He’s known for being withdrawn, distant in speaking to to reporters, but Bjarne Riis was effusive at the finish of stage fourteen in Risoul.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 […]


Tinkoff-Saxo’s Riis and BMC’s Peiper on Contador and van Garderen

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 […]


Team Saxo-Tinkoff Press Conference

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.


Rasmussen says Riis aware of doping

(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 […]