Matti Breschel Returns to Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
Earlier today it was announced that Danish rider Matti Breschel will return to Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank after an unsuccessful time with the Dutch Rabobank Team. Breschel has signed a two-year agreement with the Denmark-based team led by Bjarne Riis.
Though the 28-year-old classics specialist recently won a stage in the Vuelta a Burgos and banked top ten finishes in both the Tour of Flanders and Gent-Welvelgem this year, the runner up in the 2010 Geelong World Championships has seen a significant part of the last two years marred by injuries.
"Over the last two years I have always kept in contact with Bjarne (Riis) and now that I had the opportunity to return I wouldn't miss it for the world. This team is where I feel at home. I'm super happy to be able to return to Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank and I'm very much looking forward to the coming season," Matti Breschel explained.
"At the end of the day, the choice wasn't that difficult, even though I have enjoyed being part of Rabobank. Personally I have great ambitions, and I'm convinced Bjarne (Riis) and the team are the right ones to help me move on," Breschel added.
"Ever since Matti (Breschel) left the team a couple of years ago, I have always hoped he would return to the team for obvious reasons. I know Matti very well, both as an athlete and as a person, and I know what he capable of on the bike," team owner Bjarne Riis commented.
"In peak form I have no doubts that Matti has the potential of winning a spring classic or the Worlds one day and together we will pursue this goal. It will take a whole lot of hard work and commitment, but Matti is eager to start over again after some years marked by injuries. I can only say I'm looking forward to start working with him again," Riis added.