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SaxoBank Hopeful to Win Liege Through Cancellara

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Fabian Cancellara sprinted into cycling history to become the 10th rider to ever win a double victory, the Tour of Flanders and the Paris-Roubaix at the very same year. The Swiss feels that now is the time for him to take a break and enjoy a taste of his huge triumphant success.

Bjarne Riis, Saxo Bank bigwig thinks otherwise. He believes that Cancellara should keep his focus on the Liege-Bastogne-Liege that lies ahead of him within his grasp. Riis is very confident that Spartacus is at his best form of his career ever and should meet the challenge to race at Amstel and Liege. Riis believes he can win it. Cancellara must grab the opportunity that awaits him.

Cancellara has in mind in bagging the five cycling monuments. He has won three and there’s no stopping him now. There are no talks about the upcoming Ardennes classics at the moment. Riis leaves…

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Riis Continues Search for New Team Sponsor

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Bjarne Riis is still on the lookout for a replacement to Saxo Bank which has served as the main backer of his cycling team. However, team director Trey Greenwood has revealed that a new Danish company has expressed interest in taking over the reins as team sponsor.

Which should be good news for Riis, since a previous meeting with another potential Danish sponsor did not go as well as he had hoped. As for the current team sponosr, Saxo Bank was expected to continue until the end of the 2011 season, at least, but had opted to leave the team early, which left Riis with no other choice but to let several of his riders go. However, it was not the end of the world for the team, since Riis was still able to hold on to Andy and Frank Schleck, plus multiple world TT champ Fabian Cancellara,…

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Rasmussen and Morkov Defends their Title in Denmark

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Alex Rasmussen and Michael Morkov both rising superstars of the Danish Cycling team will not race in the coming UCI Championship at their very own turf the Ballerup Super Arena. The upcoming Track Worlds event is scheduled to kick off on March 24 – 28, 2010. They are also set and getting ready for road racing with Saxo Bank. As part of their preparations for the Flemish Classics and the Giro de’Italia, they are in southern France undergoing rigorous training. The two top Danish Cyclists will defend their titles in the Madison event in Denmark after they compete at Cholet-Pays de Loire come Sunday.

In the Beijing Olympics, their team won the silver medal for Denmark. Since the world championship is going to be held in Denmark, Saxo Bank team is thriving to be highly competitive for road racing led by Rasmussen and Morkov. Both started out as track riders and…

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Voigt Gives up the Critérium International

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Jens Voigt will not be defending his title at the Critérium International this month. Some major changes of dates in the bicycling calendar have made this unexpected situation.

Other races are already set which made the two-day window for the Critérium, an impossibility. Ghent-Wevelgem and Volta a Catalunya were already booked making Saxo Bank give up the Critérium since they will need to send six riders to the French race.

“We have the races in Belgium, we have Catalunya, which is a ProTour race and we’re obliged to go. And we also have two of our guys going to the track worlds. We can’t be everywhere, eh?”, remarked Kim Andersen, sport director of Saxo Bank.

Voigt, on the other hand, is not that concerned about not being able to defend his title. This was due to the changes the organizers made for the Critérium’s route. He felt that some factors on the…

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Sebastian Haedo Signs with Saxo Bank

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Team Saxo Bank has just annouced that they have signed Sebastian Haedo to the ranks. Haedo has been released from his U.S. Colavita-Sutter, with whom he won two victories at the second stage of the Tour de San Luis and on the second stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. He signed a two-year contract and will now race along side his older brother, J.J., who has ridden with Saxo Bank since 2007.

Via Velo News….

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