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Professional Cycling => Men's road cycling board => Topic started by: just some guy on March 24, 2015, 06:17

Title: What now for Bjarne and who becomes Olegs whipping boy?
Post by: just some guy on March 24, 2015, 06:17
While speculation threads are now really our thing, thought this might be ok

1st up

If they didn't have an impending license crisis I'd say Bjarne would go to Astana.
Title: Re: What now for Bjarne and who becomes Olegs whipping boy?
Post by: DB-Coop on March 24, 2015, 06:43
Chiken said maybe Saxo would leave Tinkov and instead give Bjarne his own team.
Title: Re: What now for Bjarne and who becomes Olegs whipping boy?
Post by: Jamsque on March 24, 2015, 08:01
Bjarne Riis has, if nothing else, a spectacular record of securing funding for top level cycling teams.
Title: Re: What now for Bjarne and who becomes Olegs whipping boy?
Post by: cj2002 on March 24, 2015, 09:01
Bjarne Riis has, if nothing else, a spectacular record of securing funding for top level cycling teams.

And let's not forget, he has his own funding in terms of the money he pocketed a) selling out to Oleg and b) (presumably, if he gets fired for results and not "methods") a pay-off of some description.

Someone suggested, either on Twitter on in the shoutbox, that he should wait for Team Oleg to implode and then buy it for nothing and start again. Which sounds like a timeline that might match up with his ban from the ADD.
Title: Re: What now for Bjarne and who becomes Olegs whipping boy?
Post by: just some guy on March 24, 2015, 09:04
Ok reports are there is no ADD Holiday coming and it more like the CIRC report

My guess is Bjarne sits out the rest of the year and starts a Danish PCT called Saxo and becomes the love of the Danish cycling community again

and my other guess is John Lelangue takes over as manager of Tinkoff
Title: Re: What now for Bjarne and who becomes Olegs whipping boy?
Post by: AG on March 24, 2015, 09:08
John lelangue sounds like a reasonable guess.
Title: Re: What now for Bjarne and who becomes Olegs whipping boy?
Post by: just some guy on March 24, 2015, 12:16
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/580341301247389696
Title: Re: What now for Bjarne and who becomes Olegs whipping boy?
Post by: cj2002 on March 24, 2015, 12:48
https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/580341301247389696

I did look this morning to see who was DS at Team Tinkoff Mark I. Don't forget also that Stefano Feltrin, former GM of that team, is already the CEO of Tinkoff Mark II. Maybe this is all just part of Oleg yearning for the good old days.
Title: Re: What now for Bjarne and who becomes Olegs whipping boy?
Post by: DB-Coop on March 24, 2015, 15:23
Someone suggested, either on Twitter on in the shoutbox, that he should wait for Team Oleg to implode and then buy it for nothing and start again. Which sounds like a timeline that might match up with his ban from the ADD.

Someone, that is me  :o

Also knowing Bjarne I wonder in what way he managed to win this situation. My guess Saxo quits, Oleg goes bust, and Bjarne buys it back for next to nothing.  :lol

Maybe Manolo Saiz to Tinkoff?  :-x
Title: Re: What now for Bjarne and who becomes Olegs whipping boy?
Post by: cj2002 on March 24, 2015, 15:39
Someone, that is me  :o

I knew I wasn't going mad.