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Team Saxo Bank Kicks Off the Season at Gran Canaria

The first Team Saxo Bank training camp of the year is just about to kick off.

Arguineguin, Spain, January 07, 2012 --( This time, the camp - from January 5th to January 15th - will be held on Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands and as part of their new partnership with Anfi Group, the team will stay at the splendid and luxurious resort, Anfi Emerald Club.

"The new season is approaching fast, so this camp is all about building the foundation, training wise, and preparing for the upcoming races. That's why this camp is so important for the team, and that's why I'm thrilled to have partnered with Anfi. Because of this deal we stay at a world class hotel, we have fantastic bike routes and surroundings and, last, but not least, the weather is perfect for training," team owner Bjarne Riis says.

The CEO of Anfi Group, José Luis Trujillo, is very much looking forward to welcoming Team Saxo Bank to the island and to Anfi Emerald Club. He said, “We are all ready to welcome the Team Saxo Bank to Gran Canaria and we’re determined to ensure that their training gets off to the best possible start. We have worked hard to make sure that everything is perfect for the riders and we believe they will go on to triumph in the Tour de France and all their other competitions.

He continued, “We are confident that this is the best team in the world and we’re very excited to host them and tend to their needs during their stay. For the Anfi Group, this new promotional campaign represents our ongoing commitment to sports sponsorship and will allow us to promote the Anfi brand to an international market. To this end we believe this Team Saxo Bank is an excellent ambassador for Anfi in the sporting world."

The Anfi Group is forms part of the conglomerate of companies that make up the Santana Cazorla Company (GSC), headed by Santiago Santana. The Anfi Group employs a thousand staff at its five luxury resorts in Gran Canaria.

Presently, the company operates more than 5,000 tourist beds and on completion the Anfi Tauro Project will consist of 7,500 tourist beds, a marina with five hundred berths, and two public beaches in the Tauro Valley. "

Media Day Announcement:

When at Gran Canaria Team Saxo Bank and Anfi will host a Media Day on January the 9th from 14.00 to 16.00.

This will take place at:

Anfi Emerald Club
C/ Luxemburgo n 4, Valle De Tauro
35138 Mogan, Gran Canaria

During the Media Day representatives of Anfi, Team Saxo Bank riders, sport directors and team owner Bjarne Riis will be available for group or one-on-one interviews.

Please note that out of respect for the decision making process in his pending case, Alberto Contador will not be available for interviews.

From 15.00 to 15.15 Team Saxo Bank offers a photo session at Anfi Emerald Club.

If your media wants to participate in the Media Day and/or the photo call, please contact:

Rubén Reja, Anfi Group Communications Manager: Mobile (+34) 607 370 591. Fax: (+34) 928 062 402

James Keenan, Anfi Group: Mobile (+34) 671 365 846


Anders Damgaard, Team Saxo Bank Communications Manager:

Contact Information
Anfi del Mar
Jim Keenan
0034 928 152 990

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