Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Team Saxobank boss praises Tasmanian cyclist Ritchie Porte.

Bjarne Riis Proud Of Giro Line-Up
[31.05 20:57]
Team Saxo Bank had an adventurous Giro d'Italia. When Michael Mørkøv, Anders Lund, Richie Porte, Gustav Larsson, Lucas Sebastian Haedo, Laurent Didier, Baden Cooke, Chris Anker Sørensen and Nicki Sørensen entered the race in Rotterdam May 8th including four Grand Tour debutants and a team leader who had just returned to road cycling after having broken his collarbone a few weeks earlier in the line-up, very few people relied on any success in Italy.
But three weeks, two stage victories, three days in the leader's jersey, an overall victory of the young rider competition and an overall seventh later, eight Team Saxo Bank riders, including all four debutants were able to put a Giro d'Italia well done on their resume. An achievement team owner, Bjarne Riis is very proud of:
”The Giro has been a fantastic journey for us with two stage victories and a debutant winning the young rider competition and finishing seventh overall. I have paid attention to each rider's enormous individual will to fight but more importantly, I'm so happy to see the guys working together as a solid team around Richie (Porte) and it really shows team spirit and their general quality as riders. Richie surprised everyone around him and it's not every day you see a star being born like that. It's going to be interesting following his development in the years to come," says a proud teamowner.

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