Contador’s Saxo Bank Sweats Over WorldTour Status For 2013

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PARIS, Oct 29, 2012 (AFP) - Alberto Contador's Saxo Bank team must wait to find out if they are to be included in the International Cycling Union's (UCI) WorldTour division for 2013 after their omission from the UCI's provisional list of 15 teams released Monday. Saxo Bank failed to make the initial cut based on sporting merit, which took into account each team's top 12 riders under … [Read more...]

Oliver Zaugg Joins Saxo Bank Team

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VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 20, 2012 (AFP) - Swiss rider Oliver Zaugg, who won the Tour of Lombardy last year, will join the Saxo Bank team in 2013, the outfit said on Thursday. The 31-year-old, who has ridden for Saunier Duval (2004-2006), Gerolsteiner (2007-2008), Liquigas (2009-2010), Leopard (2011) and RadioShack (2012) will join team-leader Alberto Contador in the Danish team. … [Read more...]

Contador Has Giro Success, But Unsure About Tour

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MILAN, May 29, 2011 - Spain's Alberto Contador of the Saxo Bank team secured his second Tour of Italy title on Sunday, after Scot David Millar of Garmin won the final stage time trial in Milan, but promptly voiced doubts on his plans for the Tour de France. The 28-year-old, who came into the Giro in the shadow of a doping controversy regarding last year's Tour de France, dominated the event, … [Read more...]

Andy Schleck Booted Out of Tour of Spain

VILANOVA Y LA GELTRU, Spain - Luxembourg's Tour de France runner-up Andy Schleck and his Australian Saxo Bank team-mate Stuart O'Grady were dropped on Tuesday from the Tour of Spain for breaking the team's rules by going out for a drink. Saxo Bank's Danish manager Bjarne Riis told Bicycle.net that the exclusion of the two riders from the race, the third of the big tours after the Giro … [Read more...]

Schleck Takes Tour of Switzerland Third Stage

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SCHWARZENBURG, Switzerland, June 14, 2010 - Luxembourg's Frank Schleck of the Saxo Bank team won Monday's 196.6km third stage of the Tour of Switzerland from Sierre to Schwarzenburg. German's Tony Martin (HTC-Columbia) took over the yellow jersey as overnight leader Fabian Cancellara, also of the Saxo Bank team and looking for a good performance in his home canton, was dropped on the tough … [Read more...]

Cancellara Wins Tour of Switzerland Prologue

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LUGANO, Switzerland, June 12, 2010 - Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara of the Saxo Bank team won the Tour of Switzerland opening time-trial over 7.6km through the streets of Lugano on Saturday. The defending champion finished one second ahead of Czech Roman Kreuziger with Germany's Tony Martin and Slovak Peter Sagan three seconds off the pace. Former seven-time Tour de France winner … [Read more...]