Bjarne Riis won't be buying back former team from Oleg Tinkov

Saxo Bank co-founder Lars Seier Christensen says that he and Bjarne Riis will not be buying back the Tinkoff team when Oleg Tinkov leaves the sport

Alberto Contador and Bjarne Riis on stage six of the 2014 Tour of Catalonia (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

The cycling world waits with baited breath as Bjarne Riis and Saxo Bank co-founder Lars Seier Christensen keep us waiting on the announcement of their latest cycling project, but one thing is for sure - they won't be buying back their former team.

Riis was bought out of the Tinkoff team back in 2013, while Saxo Bank pulled their sponsorship at the end of the 2015 season.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.