the Rumors have buzzing, and by now it should be good enough.
Bjarne Riis and Lars Seiers Virtu Cycling Group to become co-owners of Team NTT, where Riis thought up a role as sporting manager. It is expected to be the message with this news conference, kompagnonerne has convened at hotel d'angleterre on Wednesday at 15.
the Problems from Bjarne Riis' former time as a team owner is not forgot, just because he is now the troops up with a new project. Photo: Ernst van Norde
the Rumors about the eagle from herning's comeback to cyklingens top will be however, received lukewarm from the Danish sports Federations and Anti-Doping. Here one has not forgotten the Danish Tour-winner's dark past as a team owner for Team CSC, later named after the sponsors, Saxo Bank and Tinkoff Sport.
In a report on the Danish cycling prepared by just the DIF and ADD in 2015 came to the harsh conclusion that Bjarne Riis was nothing less than the untrustworthy and guilt in serious mismanagement during his time as team owner.
It was among other things, on the grounds that he did not proceed to action, when he became aware of doping in his team - including, it was admitted that he was not unaware of Tyler Hamilton's penchant for bloddoping.
at the same time told Riis never the full truth about his work as team owner, believes the. And it still haunts.
I stand by what I previously stated about Bjarne Riis and his, in my opinion, a lack of credibility and moral ability to lead a cycling team, says the immediate response from Michael Ash, ceo of Anti Doping Denmark, facing the Extra Leaf.
- the Position I have held, because he never got laid the cards on the table in relation to his knowledge of doping in his former cycling team. In addition, I have not further comments, " he concludes.
Bjarne Riis during the time in the forefront of the CSC. Here are distributed designs for the Tour-hope and kæledæggen Tyler Hamilton doping abuse later became problematic for the Danish boss. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP
a Little more wait and see is Morten Mølholm Hansen, secretary general of the Danish sports Federations themselves. He has a new-found confidence to Riis, among other things, because he believes lederkulturen and the controls are better today than back then.
He just hope not, the trust will be failed.
- Bjarne Riis has committed some very serious mismanagement in the past. Lederansvaret is even greater than the individual athletes, and mismanagement are therefore even more serious than the athletes ' failure, the equivalent of Mølholm, however tentative, will try to let it remain water under the bridge.
- I would have wished that he had acknowledged and repented of the failure, more than the case was. There is, however, now gone a number of years, and I therefore do not want to continue to relate to the case.
I hope that Bjarne has learned from its serious mistakes of the past and in the future will drive his cycling team in a healthy and responsible way. It owes to Danish cycling, and if he has thought of it, I wish good luck and happiness down the project.
the Staff at the south african-sponsored team, Riis is expected to take control over, is now in place. And the list of names must give the rumor about Riis's acquisition sustenance, for there is a string of names attached to him.
A source in more than a decade has worked in the professional field, announced Tuesday, to Ekstra Bladet, several of the new members of NTT staff straight forward to be employed at the discretion of the Riis in the expectation that he would take over the team.
Leading sports director on the team are Lars Michaelsen, who in his time was a rider on Riis’ Team CSC, and was the sports director at Riis’ service, before he switched to Astana and now to the NTT.
Lars Bak, also a former CSC rider, under Riis, assistant sports director.
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