Bjarne Riis Suspended From Tinkoff-Saxo

Bjarne Riis has been reportedly suspended from Tinkoff-Saxo. The news has been confirmed by Oleg Tinkov, the Russian owner of the team.

As per the reports, the Tinkoff officials have notified all staff about Riis ‘suspension from the role of team manager, via email.

“Following the speculations and rumours going around regarding Riis’ suspension, Tinkoff team would prefer to clear that Bjarne  is not involved with our activities any more”, read a statement released by one of the Tinkoff officials.

“However, it’s to note here that he wasn’t suspended given poor results or financial issues. Our team management is full confident about technical & performance team, the riders & staff & is at present looking to come up with the best way needed in this racing season. None of the decisions are taken & any final & formal decision on our team members, in case taken- would be communicated in due time.”

Riis was absent at Milano-San Remo & he was not found in Volta Catalunya. However, as per the statement of one Tinkoff official, the team manager was not scheduled to stay present at WorldTour race.

Tinkoff’s star rider Contador supported his squad chief, albeit he stressed that he had no idea regarding the suspension.”At present, the foremost thing for us is to understand the current situation as we are looking to understand the reason behind this decision”, noted Contador.

Nacer Bouhanni Turns To Boxing After Cycling

Nacer Bouhanni is the sought after pugnacious character. He is so competitive that it has led to his winning of five stages. It is also believed that after his cycling career is over he is going to start off his boxing career. There is still long way to go for him.

He plans to quit cycling at the age of 32. He states that boxing is his passion whereas cycling is his job. He would be still young by the time he takes up boxing as his next career move. The season will witness a good move from his side and wishes to continue till he lasts. In 2015 he will be joining the Codifis. He keeps the same gloves which he has kept since he was a child.