Sponsor backs Bjarne Riis

By Katharina Schulz Team CSC's boss Bjarne Riis, who has come under attack through former...

By Katharina Schulz

Team CSC's boss Bjarne Riis, who has come under attack through former Team-Telekom soigneur Jef D'Hont's new bookWielerverzorger, still has his main sponsor's backing.

Ole Egeblad, the Scandinavian head of sponsorship for the IT company CSC, told Danish news agency Ritzau that the new allegations don't change anything for them right now. "We have a sponsorship here that gives the company CSC a lot of value for money, both in Denmark and on an international level, and this doesn't change anything about that," noted Egeblad.

"We talked about it, and our attitude is that we cannot comment on these speculations. Speculations abound, and we cannot express an opinion on everything. We have full understanding for the fact that Bjarne [Riis] doesn't want to spend an awful lot of time on it if someone who has a personal interest talks about something that happened ten years ago," Egeblad continued.

The team has a sponsoring contract with the IT company until 2008.

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