Riis ends Rasmussen's hope of Saxo Bank contract

Michael Rasmussen

Saxo Bank's team boss, Bjarne Riis ended Michael Rasmussen's hopes of returning to the top-level with Denmark's biggest team today.

"I have seen the newspapers reports and rumours that I will announce Michael as the new rider," Riis told Denmark's Ekstra Bladet newspaper. "It should end quickly: I hardly have contact with him, there is no agreement and I will not hire Michael Rasmussen for team Saxo bank-SunGard."

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