Riis begins new journey with Continental team

Bjarne Riis returns to cycling Wednesday at the Tour of Denmark with his Team Virtu Pro-Veloconcept team. The squad had previously been registered as Team Trefor but was taken over by Riis and his business partner, Lars Seier, the former CEO of Saxo Bank. Riis left cycling in 2015 when he was dismissed from his role as the general manager of Team Tinkoff, by owner Oleg Tinkov.

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