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Riis Cycling A/S
Firskovvej 36
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Tel: +45 88 13 6000
Fax: +45 9716 8480
(General Manager)
RIIS Bjarne
(Sports Director)
(Ass. Sports Director)
(Ass. Sports Director)
MAUDUIT Philippe
(Ass. Sports Director)
GUIDI Fabrizio
(Ass. Sports Director)
TONI Giuseppe
(Ass. Sports Director)

With Alberto Contador - the winner of the Vuelta a España and cycling’s top stage racer of recent years on their books - it almost goes without saying that Saxo-Tinkoff will be targeting the Tour de France this summer. But with some major changes in their line-up overall, there will be plenty of other targets for the Danish squad before and after July’s big date.

Starting with Contador himself, the Spaniard has already stated that the Tour is his top priority, but he has yet to decide whether he will add another Grand Tour to his hit list. So far, the talented all-rounder has said that the Tour of Oman, Tirreno-Adriatico, Critérium International, Vuelta al País Vasco and the Giro d'Italia will all feature on his 2013 program.

Contador will be able to count on three new signings in 2013: Roman Kreuziger, Evgeni Petrov and Michael Rogers - all of whom are talented all-rounders, highly experienced, and perfectly capable of leading the team in their own right when Contador is absent. A former triple UCI World Time Trial Champion, Rogers was an integral part of Team Sky’s victorious Tour de France team last year, whilst Kreuziger and Petrov have both shone in major stage races in the past.

Further reinforcing Saxo-Tinkoff's presence whenever the roads steepen will be experienced Irishman Nicolas Roche, twelfth in last year’s Tour de France; whilst Italian fastman Daniele Bennati is still more than capable of leaving younger sprinters in his wake. 2011 Il Lombardia winner Oliver Zaugg will be looking to up his game in the Ardennes Classics, whilst UCI America Tour's winner Rory Sutherland and US National Champion Tim Duggan have both performed well on the US racing scene for years and will be looking to break through in style in Europe.

As if that were not enough, Matti Breschel’s, 3rd in Gent-Wevelgem last year, return to his old squad could see the talented Danish sprinter and Classics rider back in the thick of the action after a below-expectations and injury-hit 2011 and 2012.

All in all, after an uneven performance in 2012, Saxo-Tinkoff have raised their game across the board with so many new signings. Together with Contador, it makes for a formidable team.
BENNATI Daniele ITA 24.09.1980
BOARO Manuele ITA 03.12.1987
BRESCHEL Matti DEN 31.08.1984
CANTWELL Jonathan AUS 08.01.1982
CHRISTENSEN Mads DEN 06.04.1984
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto ESP 06.12.1982
DUGGAN Timothy USA 14.11.1982
JÖRGENSEN Jonas Aaen DEN 20.04.1986
JUUL JENSEN Christopher DEN 06.07.1989
KREUZIGER Roman CZE 06.05.1986
KROON Karsten NED 29.01.1976
KUMP Marko SLO 09.09.1988
LUND Anders DEN 14.02.1985
MAJKA Rafal POL 12.09.1989
MIYAZAWA Takashi JPN 27.02.1978
MOREIRA PAULINHO Sergio Miguel POR 26.03.1980
MORKOV Michael DEN 30.04.1985
NOVAL GONZALEZ Benjamin ESP 23.01.1979
PETROV Evgeny RUS 25.05.1978
PIRES Bruno POR 15.05.1981
ROCHE Nicolas IRL 03.07.1984
ROGERS Michael AUS 20.12.1979
SÖRENSEN Chris Anker DEN 05.09.1984
SÖRENSEN Nicki DEN 14.05.1975
SUTHERLAND Rory AUS 08.02.1982
TOSATTO Matteo ITA 14.05.1974
ZAUGG Oliver SUI 09.05.1981
MCCARTHY Jay AUS 08.09.1992
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