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)

(Image credit: 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.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.