Michael Rogers has retired from racing, but he'll stay involved with cycling as CEO of Bjarne Riis's new team, which aims to launch in 2017.
Bjarne Riis announced the first steps in his return to pro cycling on Thursday, aiming for a WorldTour spot in 2017.
The former Tour de France champ will reportedly form a new cycling project, and could potentially purchase the Tinkoff team.
Bjarne Riis tried to woo Segafredo, but ultimately, the Italian coffee company went with Trek Factory Racing to sponsor pro cycling.
Bjarne Riis may have an unexpected opportunity to return to the world of pro cycling after Cult Energy team loses sponsorship.
Reports indicate that Bjarne Riis is trying to buy back his team from Oleg Tinkov after parting ways with the organization earlier in 2015.
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