Saxo Bank founder calls for Tinkov to resolve Riis situation

Lars Seier Christensen has even offered to mediate a meeting between Bjarne Riis and Oleg Tinkov after the Dane's apparent suspension from Tinkoff-Saxo

Bjarne Riis (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

The co-founder of Saxo Bank has urged Oleg Tinkov and Bjarne Riis to resolve the management crisis that currently engulfs the Tinkoff-Saxo team.

Reports in Danish media on Sunday claimed that Riis had been suspended from his role as team manager by Tinkov, while a team statement on Monday denied a suspension but confirmed the Dane was not involved in team activities.

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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.