McGee Calls For Patience As Porte Runs Out Of Steam

by Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia - Saxo Bank team manager Brad McGee called for patience from Richie Porte Thursday after a failed attack late on the Tour Down Under's third stage scuppered his protege's chances. Tasmanian sensation Porte is making his debut in Australia's premier cycling event in the wake of a storming first season among the European elite. Saxo Bank … [Read more...]

O’Grady Signs On With Team Schleck

Written by: Justin Davis PARIS - Seasoned Tour de France campaigner Stuart O'Grady has rubber-stamped his departure from Saxo Bank by signing with the Luxembourg Cycling Project being led by Schleck brothers Andy and Frank. The Schlecks caused a minor upset recently by quitting Saxo Bank, owned and managed by former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis, and many of their former … [Read more...]

Team Saxo Bank Honored With Two Vélo d’Or Awards

Team Saxo Bank's reigning World and Olympic time trial champion, Fabian Cancellara won the prestigious French cycling award, Vélo d'Or after an unusually magnificent season. The Swiss phenomenon started off his season in February by winning the stage race, Tour of Oman. Then followed a true French/Belgian crusade where the 29-year-old Team Saxo Bank cyclist conquered E3 Prijs Vlaanderen – … [Read more...]

Saxo Bank Sign Nuyens As Classics Leader

Belgian Nick Nuyens has been told to expect bigger things in his career after signing a two-year deal with Danish outfit Saxo Bank. Nuyens, who has previously won Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, Omloop Het Volk and Paris-Brussels and come close in a number of bigger races like the Tour of Flanders, has been signed to lead Saxo Bank's spring classics squad. "On several occasions, Nick (Nuyens) … [Read more...]

Riis Convinced Of Contador Innocence

COPENHAGEN - Saxo Bank team director Bjarne Riis said Wednesday he still believed in the innocence of new team recruit Alberto Contador despite his positive test for a banned substance. "I've just met Alberto Contador and I have no reason not to believe in him," Riis told Danish television channel DR. Riis - a self confessed dope cheat when he won the 1996 Tour de France - said he was … [Read more...]

Cancellara Is Saying Goodbye To Riis

Switzerland's Fabien Cancellara is leaving Team Saxo Bank a year before the end of his contract, the head of the Danish team Bjarne Riis told TV2 news Saturday. "I will put it like this: Fabian and I have reached a deal that he can be relieved from his contract. That means he will not be on our team next year," Riis said. "Fabian and I have had some fantastic years together, but that … [Read more...]

Cancellara For Sale?

The rumors are flying that Fabian Cancellara is for sale. Well at least his contract is. The rumors that we have been hearing are putting the price tag to buy out the last year of Cancellara's contract at 3 million Euros. This price seems to suggest that Saxo Bank team manager Bjarne Riis is not really serious about parting with the super star rider, but then again for that amount of money, … [Read more...]

Bocharov Wins Stage 3, Larsson Keeps Yellow At Tour du Limousin

Mansac (Corrèze) - The Russian rider Alexander Bocharov (Katusha) won the third stage of the 43rd Tour of Limousin cycling race on Thursday. The stage covered a distance of 191.5 km between Uzerche Mansac, and Corrèze. The Swedish rider Gustav Larsson (Saxo Bank) retaining the yellow jersey. Bocharov, 35, who is a small Russian climber who has spent much of his career with French teams … [Read more...]

Kasper Klostergaard And André Steensen Sign New Contracts

Team Saxo Bank has secured an important weapon on the French/Belgian cobblestone sections by signing a two year- contract extension with Dane, Kasper Klostergaard. The strong fighter has been showing great form in the previous two spring seasons during the races, Milano-San Remo, Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. “Kasper is a very important team rider. With his optimism and will to fight he … [Read more...]

Jakob Fuglsang Won Tour Of Denmark 2010

It was a determined Team Saxo Bank ready to fight to secure Jakob Fuglsang a third consecutive win of Tour of Denmark, taking on the sixth and final stage from Høng to Copenhagen. However, three riders tried thwarting the plan of taking a third consecutive victory of the race as Floris Goesinnen (Skil-Shimano), Jack Bobridge (Garmin Transitions) and Hayden Roulston (HTC Columbia) created a gap … [Read more...]