Frank Schleck In Contention At Liege

LIEGE, Belgium, April 24, 2009 (AFP) - Luxembourg champion Frank Schleck of Saxo Bank has been confirmed by his team as a starter for the Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day classic this Sunday. Schleck suffered a nasty crash early in last weekend'd first race of the three Ardennes classics at the Amstel Gold and had been uncertain for Sunday's 261km epic having missed the Fleche Wallonne in … [Read more...]

Jens Voigt Winner of Criterium International

[29.03 16:26] Team Saxo Bank veteran German Jens Voigt won today the annual Criterium International for the fifth time in his career after a fifth place on the final time trial of eight kilometres. It was, however, the favorite, Tony Martin from Team Columbia, who won the race against the clock in 10.05 minutes. He only distanced the German power plant with eighteen seconds and it was not enough … [Read more...]

Team Saxo Bank Switches to SRAM RED

[27.03 17:30] After a period of test-riding, Professional Cycling Team Saxo Bank is changing its racing componentry to SRAM RED. Team Director Bjarne Riis, renowned for his selectiveness, has asked SRAM to assist in swapping Saxo Bank's entire fleet of bikes to RED. "SRAM RED is proven reliable, remains the lightest gruppo available, and delivers perfect ergonomics. SRAM has demonstrated … [Read more...]

Excellent Chances for Team Saxo Bank at Paris-Nice

[03.03 08:11] Team Saxo Bank is embarking on this year's edition of ”The Race Against the Sun” with sky-high ambitions. The race begins with a nine-kilometer time trial in Amily next weekend and according to sports director Kim Andersen there's every reason for optimism. ”The way the route is this year we have every reason to turn up our level of ambition. Already during first stage, … [Read more...]

Fantastic Victory for Frank Schleck of Team Saxo Bank

PRESS RELEASE: [23.02 08:19] Frank Schleck and Team Saxo Bank closed this year's edition of Amgen Tour of California with an impressive victory in the queen stage in the San Diego area. The team launched a major attack early on in the mountainous stage from Rancho Bernardo to Escondido and from here on Frank Schleck controlled events towards the finish line. After several attempts … [Read more...]

Team Saxo Bank To End Internal Anti-Doping Program

COPENHAGEN, Feb 4, 2009 (AFP) - Top Danish cycling team Saxo Bank, who won last year's Tour de France through Carlos Sastre when known as CSC, have officially ended an internal anti-doping programme run by Dr. Ramsus Damsgaard. CSC introduced their much-heralded programme in the wake of the Operation Puerto drugs scandal, which erupted in Spain in May 2006. But the team, now known as … [Read more...]

First Victory of the Year for JJ Haedo and Team Saxo Bank

[26.01 20:41] Team Saxo Bank took the first victory of the season in the final stage of Tour de San Luis. In the 167-kilometer stage with start and finish in San Luis Juan José Haedo added another brilliant victory to his already impressive track record. “A perfect finale for us in every way. With three second places we had to do everything in our power to finish off this race with a … [Read more...]

CSC-Saxo Bank Fight On After Fugitive Director ‘Bankrupts Sponsor’

COPENHAGEN, Dec 1, 2008 (AFP) - Danish cycling team CSC-Saxo Bank have lost their new co-sponsor IT Factory after the company was declared bankrupt due to a misappropriation of funds, team manager Bjarne Riis announced on Monday. The Danish information technology company revealed a few days ago that it was expecting to announce a profit of more than 400 million kroner (53.6 million euros), … [Read more...]

Mission Accomplished – Team Saxo Bank – IT Factory

Team Saxo Bank-IT Factory has just completed the first mission of a new era – and everything went according to plan: Mission accomplished down to the smallest detail. We're of course talking about the annual team training camp, which took place in Denmark this year. The training camp is not over yet but the actual survival camp headed by Ranger B.S. Christiansen is completed. True to habit … [Read more...]

Bjarne Riis Hoping For CSC Fireworks on Hautacam

by Justin Davis BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France, July 13, 2008 (AFP) - CSC team manager Bjarne Riis is hoping Spanish team leader Carlos Sastre can give his fellow yellow jersey hopefuls a scare by lighting up the Tour de France's 10th stage on Monday. But Riis is keeping quiet on what their tactics might be the day after Riccardo Ricco sprinted away from the bunch on the climb to … [Read more...]