Matti Breschel Leads In Denmark After Team Saxo Bank Massacre

[06.08 18:40] On a sunny Friday, Team Saxo Bank forced the peloton to its knees during the 185 kilometer long third stage of Tour of Denmark from Hadsten to Vejle. The pure massacre ended in a double up triumph for Team Saxo Bank with Matti Breschel and Jakob Fuglsang as kings of the pack. From the gun, four riders managed to slip away but as Team Saxo Bank led by Alex Rasmussen, Michael … [Read more...]

The Schlecks Set To Leave Team Saxo Bank

Luxembourg pair Andy and Frank Schleck are to leave their Saxo Bank team with a view to joining a home-based outfit next season, it was reported the pair stated on Friday. "It's official that we will not be riding with (Saxo Bank owner) Bjarne (Riis) next season," Tour de France runner-up Andy Schleck said in a message published on the site. "We are going to leave at the end of the … [Read more...]

Gustav Larsson In The Lead After Prologue Victory

Today, Team Saxo Bank tempo specialist, Gustav Larsson won the prologue over eight kilometers of Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid that runs this weekend after. Teammates, Andre Steensen and Richie Porte also showed great form by finishing seventh and ninth. “ I actually haven't been training that hard the last couple of weeks but the shape was good enough to take the stage win which of course … [Read more...]

Schleck Mum As Riis Announces New Sponsor

MORZINE-AVORIAZ, France, July 12, 2010 (AFP) - Saxo Bank manager Bjarne Riis announced a new co-title sponsor for his team Monday as Tour de France contender Andy Schleck refused to speculate on his possible departure from the team. Saxo Bank announced last year that they would end their funding of Riis's outfit at the end of 2010. And after a long drawn-out search the Dane, who two … [Read more...]

Riis Defiant As Schleck Exit Talk Upset Tour Plans

by Justin Davis ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, July 1, 2010 - Former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis stood defiant Thursday amid rumors that his two top contenders for the yellow jersey are set to quit his Saxo Bank outfit. Luxembourg brothers Andy and Frank Schleck, second and fifth respectively in 2009, are expected to be among the big challengers to reigning champion and race … [Read more...]

Nicki Sørensen Danish National Champion

Today, the Danish national road championships were held in Hobro, Denmark where Team Saxo Bank conquered the podium in the national time trial championship. And the Danish Team Saxo Bank line-up had a long list of favorites on the 198 kilometer long course on the peninsula of Jutland, Denmark. After the initial 120 kilometers, a large group escaped from the field and Team Saxo Bank's Nicki … [Read more...]

Team Boss Quits Saxo Bank Ahead of Tour de France

COPENHAGEN, June 27, 2010 - Kim Andersen, the sporting director of the Danish team Saxo Bank, is stepping down from his job less than a week before the start of the Tour de France. The 52-year-old announced on Danish television that he was leaving the team, which is run by 1996 Tour winner Bjarne Riis, to set up his own professional team in Luxembourg. "It is a difficult step to leave … [Read more...]

Riis Names Saxo Bank’s Tour de France Team

PARIS, June 22, 2010 (AFP) - Saxo Bank team owner Bjarne Riis named his nine-man team for the Tour de France, with Andy Schleck, last year's runner-up, once again spearheading their yellow jersey bid. Schleck finished over four minutes behind Alberto Contador of Spain in 2009, however the Luxemburger will once again have the support of a team that will be dedicated to his cause. Swiss … [Read more...]

Carrara In Front, As Schleck Takes Luxembourg Stage 2

Home rider Frank Schleck of Saxo Bank won the second stage of the Tour of Luxembourg on Friday but Italian Matteo Carrara of Vacansoleil took the overall lead from previous incumbent Cyril Lemoine after his second place on the day. Carrara and reigning champion Schleck peeled away from the chasing pack ten km out from the finish and the Luxemburger just won their race for the line as … [Read more...]

Insinuations of Cheating by “Mechanical Doping” Strongly Rejected

[03.06 15:11] Team Saxo Bank rejects all insinuations and accusations that have been made in the media regarding Fabian Cancellara's alleged use of an electric motor in his bike. Team Saxo Bank is strongly opposed to any form of cheating and there is absolutely no truth to this story. There was not and never has been a motor in any Team Saxo Bank rider's bike. In principle, Team Saxo Bank does … [Read more...]