Saxo Bank Sungard puts 3 Aussies in Tour Down Under Lineup

Team Saxo Bank Sungard will be present in Adelaide, Australia for he 2011 Santos Tour Down Under.  Their roster, lead by Porte, will contain 3 Australian riders, but no Spaniards.

The full roster for the event includes:

  • Baden Cooke (AUS)
  • Juan Jose Haedo (ARG)
  • Sebastian Haedo (ARG)
  • Richie Porte (AUS)
  • Nicki Sorensen (DEN)
  • David Tanner (AUS)
  • Brian Vandborg (DEN)

Regarding Richie Porte, Tour Down Under race director Mike Turtur was quoted as saying:

He’s a huge talent and could be Australia’s next big hope for the Grand Tours after Cadel Evans retires.

Schlecks leaving the team

It has been announced that both Frank and Andy Schleck, along with the current Saxo Bank Directerr Sportif Kim Andersen, will be forming a new team at the conclusion of this season.  News of this intended move is nothing new and not surprising.  This represents yet another pivotal change for the current Team Saxo Bank following the announcement of an end of the relationship with the Denmak based financial institution as the title sponsor.