Saxo Bank

Specialized is the official supplier of complete bikes and shoes to Team Saxo Bank, which includes star riders Fabian Cancellara, Frank Schleck, Andy Schleck, and Stuart O'Grady.

"Our relationship is based upon parallel visions and values. Both Specialized and Team Saxo Bank are extremely driven and aim to be the best in our respective fields. Our cooperation will enable each of us to achieve more than ever before," said Specialized founder and president, Mike Sinyard.

Team owner and director, Bjarne Riis, added, "I am really excited to start this new partnership...we are ready to take the next step with Specialized. There has been a clear mutual understanding and a good business fit between the two companies from day one, and I am convinced that it will become clear to everyone that these are two highly ambitious organizations that are going to collaborate closely. I chose Specialized based on our common vision, their excellent bikes and equipment, combined with their ability to develop future materials that will help us win."

"For my team, the bikes and equipment must be perfect. During my visits to Specialized, I have met with the engineering team and ridden the materials personally. I am very impressed with Specialized bikes, equipment and the Specialized development process overall. I know we will push Specialized to constantly improve, and I know Specialized will make the materials that will help us win races," Riis said.

Official team website www.team-saxobank.com.