The press conference about Bjarne Riis's new project was a bit of an anticlimax

Bjarne Riis and Lars Seier Christensen announce their desire to set up a WorldTour team for 2017 but make no mention of any potential sponsors

Bjarne Riis (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Bjarne Riis and his business partner Lars Seier Christensen announced the management company behind what they hope will be a new 2017 WorldTour team, but the press conference in Copenhagen offered little else.

The two Danes would not comment on creating a team with Bahrain prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa or on buying back Riis's former WorldTour team licence from Russian Oleg Tinkov.

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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.