Oleg Tinkov reveals new Danish TT champion is to leave Tinkoff-Saxo

Chris Juul-Jensen will be leaving Tinkoff-Saxo at the end of the season, if a tweet by team owner Oleg Tinkov is to be believed

Chris Juul-Jensen at the 2015 Tour Down Under (Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Juul-Jensen claimed the Danish National Time Trial championship title on Thursday and while being congratulated by his team boss, Oleg Tinkov, on Twitter it was revealed he would leave Tinkoff-Saxo at the end of the year.

Normally contract negotiations are not revealed until around August, but the Russian team owner seemed to spill the beans a little early - although the rider didn't respond to the speculation.

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"Pity not to see you in my squad next year," Tinkov tweeted the Dane, suggesting that contract negotiations might not be taking place.

Juul-Jensen told the media that he was simply concentrating on his races at the moment and would let his legs do the talking in the coming months.

The 26-year-old has been a trusted lieutenant of Alberto Contador in his Giro d'Italia and Route du Sud wins this season, but looks set to be left out of the Tinkoff-Saxo Tour de France lineup.

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Yesterday, Belgian rider Edward Theuns made a bad attempt to quell rumours that he was going to join Trek next season, issuing the classic non-denial denial.