Saxo Bank-SunGard

Saxo Bank-SunGard

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Team Saxo Bank-SunGard (UCI Team Code: SBS) is a professional cycling team from Denmark. It competes in the UCI ProTour. The team is owned and managed by former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis, under the management of his company Riis Cycling. The sponsor is a Danish investment bank. at Team-CSC

Founded for 1998 Team h<!--small-h, like the sponsor-->ome – Jack & Jones, the team started in cycling's second division. In 2000 it moved into the 'top division, now known as the UCI ProTour, previously as the 1st Division. Since 2000, under differing sponsor names (Memory Card-Jack & Jones and CSC-Tiscali), the team rode the Tour de France. It has won stages in all three Grand Tours and won overall in two of them. In the 2008 Tour de France, Carlos Sastre won the general classification, Andy Schleck won the young rider classification, and the team won the overall team classification, and Ivan Basso won the 2006 Giro d'Italia, as well as finishing third and second in the 2004 and 2005 Tour de France. In addition, the team has won many major classics, including 6 Monuments.

The team won the UCI ProTour's team classification each year from 2005 through 2007, as well as the CQ Team Rankings from 2005 through 2008.

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When Bjarne Riis took over in winter 2000, he hired the former Danish Ranger Corps...
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