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Bjarne Riis and Saxo Bank founder set to announce new project in February

Bjarne Riis and Saxo Bank founder set to announce new project in February

Bjarne Riis will be back in cycling next season, if a Facebook message from prospective business partner Lars Seier Christensen is anything to go by Bjarne Riis (Watson) Former Saxo-Tinkoff team owner Bjarne Riis could be ready to re-enter into cycling. The Dane will make his plans public at a meeting in Copenhagen on February 25 says the man behind the Saxo Bank sponsorship, Lars Seier Christensen .

There is speculation that 51-year-odd Riis could be set to buy back the team he sold two years ago to Oleg Tinkov – team Tinkoff with stars Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan. Tinkov already announced that he will try to sell the team and that he will leave the sport at the end of 2016. Seier Christensen’s Facebook post on Wednesday only fuelled that rumour.

It read: “OK. There seems to be interest in my and Bjarne Riis’s cooperation. Thank you for that! We are both looking forward to announcing our plans for the Riis * Seier project at a press conference the 25th of February, 12:30 at Hotel d’Angleterre. Thanks for the interest and the support. Kind regards, Bjarne Riis and Lars Seier Christensen.”

Seier Christensen was a former director of Saxo Bank […]

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