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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby mashjaja » Sun May 17, 2009 7:59 am

play nice tdf_fan :)
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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby Agent 86 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:30 pm

I have to say with the mass exodus and bad situation with Contador, Saxo-Bank will look a bit mediocre in 2011. Heck even Mash is reported to be bailing on the team due to the loss of her play boy(s) :P

I think the only GC threat in the team is now Porte and for the classics? I think I have to go dig up a roster sheet :?
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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby mashjaja » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:31 pm

You're right on all counts!
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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby mashjaja » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:09 am

Well, it's the first Saxo thread I could find lol!!

Anyways, they have a new co-sponsor: Tinkoff. That's right.....for some reason, this makes me nervous....
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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby Agent 86 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:17 pm

New name, SAXOFF!
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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby golevigo » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:47 pm

Not at all enthused about writing (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) every dang time either. Sweet nickname btw 86!
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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby mashjaja » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:38 pm

Yeah, i can get behind SAXOFF as th officall chaos moniker ;)
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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby mashjaja » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:20 pm

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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby golevigo » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:43 pm

I LIKE that new Saxoff kit. On the other hand, GreenEdge made theirs terrible, when before it was okay.

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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby mashjaja » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:44 pm

I cant decide in saxoff yet....

Something about greenedge reminds me of vacan now
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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby mashjaja » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:21 am

Dude. They're hiring a communications manager.....

I am def applying for this! I'm horribly un-qualified probably....but saxo obsessed mixed with years of being a freelancer needs to pay off, right?
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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby mashjaja » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:07 am

No more Riis!!!! :(

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russian entrepreneur Oleg Tinkov has finalized a buy out of Riis Cycling A/S.

Oleg Tinkov now is therefore the sole owner of Riis Cycling, the company behind the professional cycling team, which name has been changed to Tinkoff Sport A/S.

Tinkoff Credit Systems, the only Russian bank specializing in credit cards, has agreed to be the main title sponsor of the team in the coming three years.
Saxo Bank, the trading and investment specialist, has agreed to continue its sponsorship of the team in 2014 as a second name sponsor. So in 2014 the team name will be "Tinkoff-Saxo".
Tinkoff Sport's CEO will be Stefano Feltrin, and Bjarne Riis has agreed on a three year deal to become the team manager.

Owner of Tinkoff Sport A/S, Oleg Tinkov, says:

"After our recent negotiations, Bjarne and I have reached an agreement for a buy out of Riis Cycling with immediate effect, and we have the full support of Saxo Bank. With this agreement I believe Tinkoff Sport have secured the best possible foundation and setup to reach our goal of becoming the greatest cycling team in the world over the course of the coming three years. This is going to be a big investment for Tinkoff Sport, but I have no doubt it will be great value for money."

In a joint statement, Kim Fournais and Lars Seier Christensen, co-CEO and co-founders of Saxo Bank, say:

"At Saxo Bank, we are pleased that Oleg Tinkov and Bjarne Riis have agreed terms regarding the sale of the team. Even though this means that Saxo Bank will be the second name sponsor in 2014, we believe the added economic strength and stability for the team will be an overall benefit and actually support our own sponsorship. The team has never had more resources available, and Bjarne can now focus entirely on achieving his long term goal, to create the world's best cycling team. This is an ambition we all share, and we are looking forward to working with Oleg and Bjarne to ensure that it is fulfilled.”

Team manager Bjarne Riis says:

"After careful consideration, I have decided to sell Riis Cycling as I believe this is the right thing to do for both the team and for me on a personal level. With this deal the long-term stability of the team is secured, and the team now has the funding and foundation to continue to be a major player on the World Tour and to further raise our ambitions. Secondly I can focus on running the team's sporting department, giving much more attention to the actual racing itself and the training of our riders. I believe that today we have created a fantastic setup that enables us in the most optimal way to fulfill our ambitions in the future."

The company's office and service course will remain in Lyngby, Denmark.
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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby Agent 86 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:30 pm

How much of this is due to the fall out of the UCI presidency? Will Riis eventually along with all admitted ex-dopers be outed? With the sale to Tinkov Riis no longer is the marque name and the team can move on if Riis is banned or limited by some doping fall out.

I do find it odd Riis sold it, I thought he wanted to be the sole owner or main percentage owner? Something is up or he's starting to plan his exit for his personal or non-personal reasons.
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Re: Saxo Bank Sucks ZONE!

Postby mashjaja » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:19 pm

I agree with everything you said 86 (mark it on the calendar?!).....I NEVER thought Riis would leave until he was absolutely forced to.
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