COPENHAGEN, June 21 Denmark-based
investment bank Saxo Bank has extended its lead sponsorship
of the cycling team that three-times Tour de France champion
Alberto Contador rides for into 2012, it said on Tuesday.
The bank will continue its sponsorship with technology group
SunGard of the Saxo Bank-SunGard team, managed by 1996 Tour de
France champion Bjarne Riis.
"We have a genuine desire to support Bjarne and provide the
team with the necessary resources it takes to stay on top," Saxo
Bank's founders and chief executives Kim Fournais and Lars
Christensen said in a statement.
Earlier this month, Contador confirmed he would ride in next
month's Tour de France, ending speculation the Spaniard might
skip the event.
(Reporting by Mette Fraende; Editing by Sonia Oxley; To query or
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