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Monday 21 August 2017

Saxo seeking crisis solution

Saxo Bank's CEO has urged the Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team to find a solution to the crisis which has seen Danish team manager and former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis suspended.

Tinkoff-Saxo said that Riis had not been "actively involved" in the team's activities since Sunday but did not say why.

Saxo co-founder Lars Seier Christensen used Facebook to reassure fans Saxo would honour its sponsorship commitments and to call for Riis and Tinkoff to solve the current crisis.

Tinkoff-Saxo leader Alberto Contador said on the sidelines of the Tour of Catalonia he did not know anything more about the Riis situation than was in the team's statement.

"I think we need to know why this decision was taken," Contador said.

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