Saxo Bank team ‘reviewing this situation’ regarding new hire Contador

Contador's 2011 team taking a wait-and-see position

Saxo Bank, Alberto Contador’s 2011 team, said it would not comment on his doping charges until the UCI has finished its investigation.

The team, which will be renamed Saxo Bank-Sungard for 2011, is owned and managed by former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riss’ company, Riis Cycling.

A statement said: “Riis Cycling’s management team is reviewing this situation as information becomes available. The UCI has communicated, ‘This case required further scientific investigation before any conclusion could be drawn.’

“As the UCI works with WADA to analyze the relevant elements of this case, Riis Cycling will refrain from drawing conclusions or discussing possible consequences.

“It is Riis Cycling’s hope that this case can be resolved in an orderly and timely fashion as it is in the best interests of all parties involved that the proper conclusions are drawn within a reasonable period of time.

“Riis Cycling has always held a very strong stance against doping in our sport. The team has had and will continue to have the position that cheating of any form will not be tolerated as it goes against our core values and the desire for a clean sport.”