Aussie McCarthy Turns Pro With Team Saxo Bank

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PARIS, Sept 24, 2012 - Jay McCarthy, a 20-year-old Australian cyclist, has turned professional with Bjarne Riis's outfit Saxo Bank, the team said on Monday. McCarthy, who won the prologue at the recent Tour de l'Avenir, has signed a two-year-deal. "He is a huge talent," said Riis. "He's coming to us to learn and grow as a rider." … [Read more...]

Kreuziger Joins Contador at Team Saxo Bank

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Valkenburg, Netherlands, Sept 18, 2012 - Czech rider Roman Kreuziger will compete for the Saxo Bank team of Spaniard Alberto Contador next season. The 26-year-old Astana rider has signed a three-year deal, the Danish outfit confirmed on Tuesday. "Roman can be a great support for Alberto," team manager Bjarne Riis said. Kreuziger turned professional in 2006 with Liquigas … [Read more...]

Team Saxo Bank Looking For Silver Lining Despite An Absent Contador

PARIS, June 22, 2012 (AFP) - Saxo Bank chief Bjarne Riis remained upbeat as he named his nine-man team for this summer's Tour de France on Friday without suspended former champion Alberto Contador. Spaniard Contador was banned for two years after testing positive for the anabolic steroid clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France, and he was subsequently stripped of the title he won that … [Read more...]

Contador Return To Race With Team Saxo Bank

COPENHAGEN, June 8, 2012 - Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador will return to Danish outfit Team Saxo Bank from August 5, when his two-year doping ban comes to an end, it was announced Friday. Saxo Bank said in a statement published on their website that they and Contador, 29, had "agreed on a deal that will tie him to the team for the remainder of the 2012 season and the coming three … [Read more...]

Team Saxo Bank maintains World Tour license

Team Saxo Bank tonight received the news that UCI's License Commission has decided to let the team maintain it's World Tour license for 2012. The License Commission based it's decision on the extraordinaire and unprecedented situation that created there evaluation procedure of Team Saxo Bank's WorldTour license and found that due to these circumstances, a withdrawal of the license could not be … [Read more...]

Nick Nuyens Sidelined With Minor Hip Fracture

Team Saxo Bank's classic captain Nick Nuyens today received the sad news that due to his first stage crash in Paris-Nice he now has to rest for at least two weeks before being able to resume training. Tuesday morning Nick Nuyens saw a specialist in Belgium, and the examination, unfortunately, showed a small fracture on the right hip. This forces the Belgian rider to rest for 14 days, before … [Read more...]

Team Saxo Bank Shadowed By Bad luck – Mørkøv Reamains Confident

Today's 185.5 kilometer long and flat second stage of Paris-Nice from Mantes la Jolie to Orléans in pouring rain and fierce winds became a furious chase between a larger group of big names as Bradley Wiggins (Sky), Sylvain Chavanel and Tom Boonen (Omega-Pharma Quick Step) and Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack-Nissan) in the front and a hard-pulling peloton with most of the sprinters behind. Team Saxo … [Read more...]

Successful Opening of Israeli Cycling School

Late last week, Team Saxo Bank succeeded in finishing the cycling school in Akko, Israel. This morning, the numerous cycling activities on the ground surrounding the building were used by both Muslim and Jewish kids from the city where segregation has been a problem. At the different activities, riders and sports directors were ready to welcome and support the kids. Alberto Contador and Troels … [Read more...]

Saxo Bank To Take Over Full Title Sponsorship of Riis Cycling

Saxo Bank, the trading and investment specialist, will take over the full title sponsorship of Riis Cycling in 2012. In 2011 the sponsorship was held jointly with SunGard, one of the world's leading software and technology services companies, but Saxo Bank has now decided to exercise an option to step up and become the sole title sponsor. All three parties have agreed that the timing is now right … [Read more...]

Japan’s Miyazawa Signs With Team Saxo Bank

PARIS, Oct 21, 2011 (AFP) - Saxo Bank have signed Japanese veteran Takashi Miyazawa on a one-year deal, team manager and owner Bjarne Riis announced Friday. "In my opinion Takashi is a rider that has proven to be worthy of a chance to become part of a World Tour team," Riis said in a team statement. "He has a very professional approach to his sport, he is always willing … [Read more...]