Pressure on Bjarne Riis Increases Further
Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank owner Bjarne Riis is finding himself in an increasingly tight spot as pressure for him to comment on the accusations made by Tyler Hamilton rises further in his home country of Denmark.
- or zugzwang dilemma - where any move he makes will have a negative impact on him (See also page 3 of On the Horns of a Dilemma ). The cycling world as well as the Danish public forgave Riis when he admitted to having doped in the past. The Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team manager promised he no longer had any affiliation with doping of any sort.
Analysts question whether the Danish population and the cycling world in general will forgive Riis a second time should anything be revealed which will compromise his reputation further.