Thomas Nybo Riis (born 31 August 1992) is a Danish cyclist.
Riis started with competitive cycling in 2010 and in just over a year he rose to compete among the best Danish amateurs in the A Class. In 2011 he took part in the Tour of Denmark as the youngest participant. He took part in the Italian stage race Giro della Lunigiana as a member of an English team. He signed a contract with Team Blue Water Cycling in 2012.
Giro della Lunigiana is a four-day road bicycle race for junior men in the historical territory Lunigiana, Italy. The race, class 2.1 MJ on the UCI calendar, counts as a big event in the junior men category. Famous pro riders as Gilberto Simoni, Danilo Di Luca and Damiano Cunego won this race when they were juniors.
Blue Water Cycling is a Danish road cycling team that was formed in 2009 as a merger between Herning CK and Team Løgstør-Cycling for Health. It is currently a UCI Continental Team, competing on the UCI Europe Tour. For the 2012 season, the team's riders are exclusively Danish.
Thomas Riis lives in Silkeborg and is the son of Bjarne Riis of his first marriage with Mette Nybo Riis.
Silkeborg is a Danish town with a population of 43,313. Silkeborg is the seat of Silkeborg City Council.
Bjarne Lykkegård Riis, nicknamed The Eagle from Herning, is a Danish former professional road bicycle racer who placed first in the 1996 Tour de France. For many years he was the owner and later manager of Russian UCI WorldTeam Tinkoff–Saxo. Other career highlights include placing first in the Amstel Gold Race in 1997, multiple Danish National Championships, and stage wins in the Giro d'Italia. On 25 May 2007, he admitted that he placed first in the Tour de France using banned substances, and he was no longer considered the winner by the Tour's organizers. In July 2008, the Tour reconfirmed his victory but with an asterisk label to indicate his doping offences.
Jan Ullrich ; born 2 December 1973) is a German former professional road bicycle racer. Ullrich won gold and silver medals in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He won the 1999 Vuelta a España and the HEW Cyclassics in front of a home crowd in Hamburg in 1997. He had podium finishes in the hilly classic Clásica de San Sebastián. His victorious ride in the 1997 Tour de France led to a bicycle boom in Germany. He retired in February 2007.
HTC–Highroad is a former professional cycling team competing in international road bicycle races. Their last title sponsor was HTC Corporation, a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones but dissolved at the end of the 2011 season from a failure to find a new sponsor. High Road Sports was the management company of team manager Bob Stapleton. Past title sponsors include Columbia Sportswear and Deutsche Telekom.
Tinkoff was a Russian-registered professional cycling team from Russia. It competed in the UCI World Tour. The team was owned by Russian Oleg Tinkov and, from 1999 until March 2015, was managed by former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis. The team was sponsored by the Russian Tinkoff Bank, a credit systems company.
Jens Voigt is a German former professional road bicycle racer for several teams, the last one being UCI ProTeam Trek Factory Racing. Voigt wore the yellow jersey of the Tour de France twice, though he was never a contender for the overall title owing to the mountainous nature of the stages of the race being better suited to climbing specialists. His career achievements include winning the Critérium International a record-tying 5 times and a number of one-week stage races, as well as two Tour de France stage victories. In September 2014, he set a new hour record. The record was beaten by Matthias Brändle in October of the same year.
The 1996 Tour de France was the 83rd edition of the Tour de France, starting on 29 June and ending on 21 July, featuring 19 regular stages, 2 individual time trials, a prologue and a rest day. It was won by Danish rider Bjarne Riis.
Andy Raymond Schleck is a Luxembourgish former professional road bicycle racer. He won the 2010 Tour de France, being awarded it retroactively in February 2012 after Alberto Contador's hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He has also been the runner-up at the Tour twice; in 2009 and 2011. He is the younger brother of Fränk Schleck, also a professional rider between 2003 and 2016. Their father Johny Schleck rode the Tour de France and Vuelta a España between 1965 and 1974.
Tinkoff Credit Systems was a professional continental cycling team based in Italy that had UCI Professional Continental status, raced in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. The team was financed by Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov.
Dan Frost is a retired male track cyclist from Denmark, who won the gold medal for his native country in the men's points race at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. His other major victories include the world title in the same event in 1986. He is the brother of cyclist Ken Frost. After retiring from racing he worked in management for Bjarne Riis's Team CSC for nine seasons before joining Team Sky as a directeur sportif for 2014 before leaving competitive cycling to organise bike trips and work with the Amaury Sport Organisation, the organisers of the Tour de France.
Gewiss–Ballan was an Italian based road bicycle racing team active from 1993 to 1997, named after sponsor Italian Gewiss. The team was successful in the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France as well as several classic during the early 1990s.
Team Sky is a British professional cycling team that competes at UCI WorldTeam level. The team is based at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, England, with a logistics base in Deinze, Belgium. The team is managed by British Cycling's former performance director Sir Dave Brailsford.
Heiko Salzwedel is a German cycling coach and team manager.
Trek–Segafredo is a professional road bicycle racing team at UCI WorldTeam level licensed in the United States. Formerly RadioShack–Nissan, in 2014, Trek took over the ownership of the team and its ProTeam License.
Cult Energy Pro Cycling was a professional road bicycle racing team licensed in Denmark, that competed in the UCI Continental Circuits. It was established in 2000 under the name of "Cycling Horsens".
The 2014 season for Tinkoff–Saxo began in January with the Tour Down Under. As a UCI ProTeam, they were automatically invited and obligated to send a squad to every event in the UCI World Tour.
The 2015 season for Team Sky began in January at the Tour Down Under.
The 2015 season for Tinkoff–Saxo began in January with the Tour Down Under. As a UCI WorldTeam, they were automatically invited and obligated to send a squad to every event in the UCI World Tour.
Team Waoo is a UCI Continental team founded in 2012 and based in Denmark. It participates in UCI Continental Circuits races. In July 2016 Bjarne Riis and former Saxo Bank CEO Lars Seier announced that they had taken the team over and renamed it Team Virtu Pro-Veloconcept, with the intention of it functioning as the development team for a planned UCI WorldTeam. On 11 September 2017 the team changed its name into Team Virtu Cycling, after a new owner, Jan Bech Andersen, had bought one third of the shares.
Asbjørn Kragh Andersen is a Danish cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Sunweb. He is the older brother of Søren Kragh Andersen, also a professional cyclist, with Team Sunweb.
Team Virtu Cycling Women is a UCI Women's cycling team based in Denmark, founded in 2015. In November 2016 it was announced that Bjarne Riis and Lars Seier took over the women's team BMS BIRN and the men's team Team Virtu Pro–Véloconcept, with the latter being renamed Team VéloCONCEPT and the former becoming Team VéloCONCEPT Women for the 2017 season. After the addition of a new investor into the team in September 2017, Brøndby IF football team chairman Jan Beck Andersen, the cycling team's name changed to Team Virtu Cycling.