In addition, the Pars-Nice has presented a tour that interests the candidates for the Tour de France and Rohan Dennis has again lost the Australian time trial title at the hands of Durbridge
The dans Bjarne Riis, winner of the Tour de France 1996 and sports director since 2000, return to the first division of cycling as a manager of the NTT Pro Cycling Team, which until last year was called Dimension Data. The acquisition by your team dans Virtu Cycling of a third of the society that manages the South African WorldTour team has turned the director that you confess at least five years of doping when you were a runner in new head of the African team.
Bjarne Riis said this Wednesday in Copenhagen that it is not true that he returns to cycling, since he was never gone. And it's true. After his forced departure from Tinkoff (dismissed mid-2015 by owner Oleg Tinkov) he manages Team Virtu of his country and has now completed an operation that revitalizes an economically very limited team for the maximum category and that, in addition to cycling, supports a bicycle mobility project in the South African country, Qhubeka.
Bjarne Riis has been director of the Jack & Jones, CSC, Saxo Bank, Tinkoff and Team Virtu-Vloconcept teams. “We will have the possibility of creating one of the best cycling teams in the world”, seal the dans in Copenhagen. This season has a number of 27 runners, seven of them neoprofessionals. Its strongest runners are Victor Campenaerts, Edvald Boasson-Hagen, Ben Kingthe veteran Roman Kreuziger and spanish Carlos Barbero.
Pars-Nice, from March 8 to 15
In addition, this Wednesday the Pars-Nice tour has been presented, which this year will have a special interest on the part of the candidates for the Tour de France. The 'Grande Boucle' start in the capital of the Côte d'Azur and in its second stage will climb the Colmiane col, end of the seventh and penultimate of this Pars-Nice.
The tour imitates the northern classics in its first two days, in the third it proposes a marathon in a scenario suitable for fans and intersperses a chrono of 15 km on the fourth day. Two more opportunities for sprinters will approach the traditional fight in the mountains near Nice, on Saturday and Sunday.
Durbridge defeats Dennis
The double world champion time trial Rohan Dennis (Ineos) failed again in the fight for the Australian title of the specialty against a Luke Durbridge (Mitchelton-Scott) who prepares the event in a special way. In 37.5 km there was a difference between both of 18 seconds. Chris Harper, who debuted the Jumbo-Visma's jersey, took the bronze already 1:52 from the winner.
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