Danish talent Jesper Hansen joins Team Saxo-Tinkoff as a neopro. The 23 year old climber has agreed to a contract for the coming two seasons after a successful stint as stagiaire during the 2013 autumn.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff has extended the agreement with Christopher Juul-Jensen.
The only 109 kilometer long 21st and final stage of the Vuelta a Espana to Madrid was the usual parade until entering the streets of the Spanish capital where the field was cheered on by thousands of spectators. After Euskaltel took the first lap of honour in Madrid, Francisco Aramendia (Caja Rural) and Alessandro Vanotti (Astana) established a long-lasting front duo.
Another demanding mountain stage was in store for the Vuelta a Espana peloton on today's 146.8 kilometer long 15th stage from Graus to Sallent de Gállego including three categorized climbs with a15.8 kilometer long uphill finish with gradients up to 10%. With usual persistence, Team Saxo-Tinkoff launched a series of attacks from the beginning of the stage and Rafal Majka and Oliver Zaugg were extremely active from the get-go.
Unfortunately, Team Saxo-Tinkoff's Michael Rogers had an unfortunate crash during this weekend's Belgian one-day race, Brussels Cycling Classic. The crash might take him out of the World Championships. Here's what happened:
Today (Tuesday), Team Saxo-Tinkoff and the rest of the field in the Vuelta a Espana have enjoyed a well-deserved rest day after a long transfer following yesterday's mountain stage. For Team Saxo-Tinkoff's Chris Anker Sørensen the day has passed quickly: