uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

According to Danish public broadcaster DR, Bjarne Riis will present Google as a new sponsor on a press conference in London

Photo: Jacinto Vidarte




29.11.2013 @ 22:17 Posted by Simon Knudstrup

Team Saxo-Tinkoff has invited the press to attend a press conference which will be held on Monday in Google's office in London, stating that they will present important news about the future of the team. Danish public broadcaster DR reports that Google will sponsor the Danish team in 2014.


Will Oleg Tinkov buy the Saxo-Tinkoff team? And will Google be a major sponsor of the Danish team in 2014? The speculation about the future for the Danish team is rife after an eventful Friday that opened several potential paths for the team owned by Bjarne Riis.


It all started earlier today when Oleg Tinkov confirmed to Velonews that he would reveal the identity of his future team on Monday at a press conference in London. Since announcing that he would end his sponsorship of the Danish team, the Russian has made it clear that he plans to increase his involvement in cycling by taking ownership of a top level team. His spokesman Stefano Feltrin recently reported that he had narrow down the number of potential projects down to just a short list and that a decision would be made in early December.


Tinkov and Russian riders Nikolay Trusov and Ivan Rovny had both been spotted at the recent Saxo-Tinkoff training camp, thus adding fuel to speculation that the Russian would buy the team from owner Bjarne Riis. It follows on from reports in Gazzetta dello Sport in early November that the Russian had already reached bought the team - a rumour that was denied by both parties. This week Irish riders Matthew Brammeier - who was in negotiations with the Danish team - and Nicolas Roche - who is a current team member - confirmed that the team was discussing the future with the Russian businessman.


This evening Saxo-Tinkoff invited the press to attend a press conference on Monday in Google's office in London, thus adding further fuel to the speculation that the parties will join forces in the future. Riis and key riders Alberto Contador and Roche will all be present and important news about the future of the team will be revealed.


Danish public broadcaster DR reports that Google will in fact become a sponsor of the team. In October, the team revealed that main sponsor Saxo Bank had increased its commitment to cover the shortfall left by Tinkov but the team made it clear that the search for a co-sponsor will continue. Google could fill the gap or could take over the main sponsorship from Saxo Bank.


The press conference will be broadcast by GCN which is the result of a collaboration between Google and Shift Active Media. Whether this indicates that Google will up its involvement in cycling remains to be seen. And which role Tinkov will play is another open question.


On Monday, we will know a lot more.



The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

26 years | today
29 years | today
28 years | today
Marcel BARTH
36 years | today
44 years | today