CSC-Saxo Bank team spokesman Brian Nygaard has denied that the squad directed by Bjarne Riis is looking to hire Thomas Dekker. On Tuesday, Dekker's manager Martijn Berkhout said the 24 year-old was in talks with the Danish team, but Nygaard said CSC-Saxo Bank was not considering to offer Dekker a contract.
In Dutch radio show Langs de Lijn, Nygaard said the team management was busy trying to sign other riders that would fit into the team better than Dekker. They did request the blood values of the rider from the UCI, but "every team that is looking for new riders does this. The UCI told us there was nothing against him."
Since his split from Rabobank, Dekker has been linked to several other teams. Last Friday, he said that he would announce his plans for next season by the end of September.