Bjarne Riis: There Has To Be A Sponsor For Team Virtu Cycling

Bjarne Riis (Team Virtu Cycling)

Last week, Bjarne Riis, one of the owners of Virtu Cycling Group, announced that Team Virtu Cycling Women would close at the end of the year . Despite a string of excellent results including wins at the Ronde van Drenthe and Tour of Flanders, the group has not found a new sponsor for the women's team. The men's Continental team, Team Waoo, will continue. Speaking to Cyclingnews at the Danish road race championships on Sunday, Riis expressed disappointment that there is no interest in sponsoring the women's team. "When you race on the WorldTour like our women's team does, it's an international team," Riis said. "Unfortunately, this apparently doesn't have value for a Danish sponsor. Having now funded the team ourselves for three years, we had hoped that there would be someone wanting to join us. That hasn't happened until now." Riis has not given up hope that a sponsor ...

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