The manager of the Tinkoff-Saxo team has set his goals for the upcoming season.
He wants Alberto Contador to win the Grand Tours and he wants Peter Sagan, who joined the team recently, to win the classics races. Riis and his team went on a climbing expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro and they returned recently after successfully reaching the summit of the highest mountain in Africa.
Riis said that they must become victorious in the classics race and he also said that Peter Sagan is capable of winning all the classic races. He said that after winning a classics race, the next target would be winning a Grand Tour and he wants his team to become victorious in Tour de France as well as in Giro d’Italia.
The Mount Kilimanjaro climbing expedition was undertaken for the purpose of team building. In the camp, the newer members of the team mingled with the riders who ride regularly for the team. Alberto Contador, one of the regular riders of the team, became the winner of the 2014 edition of Vuelta a Espana in the month of September defeating the British team Sky member, Chris Froome.
Contador wants to win both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour in the 2015 season. No player has yet been able to win two world tours in the same season since 1998. Contador did attempt both the events in 2011 after which he said that it was too much for him and that he wouldn’t try to do it again in future, In spite of that the team is aiming at victory in both the world tour events in the upcoming season.
Bjarne Riis is confident that Contador will be able to win both the world tour events. He said that no rider is more capable of winning the two world tour events in the same season than Contador.