Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team to trade for charity

Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, has launched Trade Like a Pro, a competition involving Alberto Contador, Peter Sagan, Ivan Basso, Matti Breschel and the rest of the Tinkoff-Saxo professional cycling team in an effort to raise money for charity.

46 riders, managers and sports directors from the professional cycling team are taking part in Saxo’s Trade Like A Pro competition. Each participant started with 1,500 euros given by Saxo Bank, and will trade equities using the Saxo Mobile Trader app. The contest runs until the end of the Giro D’Italia on 31 May 2015 when the team’s total account balance, including any trading proceeds will be donated to the participant’s charity of choice.

The competition is taking place on Saxo’s multi-asset social trading platform, TradingFloor.com. Those registered on the site can follow the competition as it unfolds, seeing what trades the team makes, interact with them, discuss trading ideas, and possibly copy their strategies. As of Friday, 6 March, Tinkoff-Saxo Sport Director Tristan Hoffman is leading the field with a 19.77% return on his investments.

A Dutch born former rider on the team from 2000 to 2005, Sports Director Tristan Hoffman said, “The competition is almost as intense as an energy sapping hill climb or a sprint finish during the Spring Classics. All of us want to win and donate as much money to our chosen charity as possible and I am delighted that, so far, I have been most successful. This has also been an excellent way of getting to know Saxo Bank’s business better.”

Trade Like A Pro goes hand-in-hand with Ride Like A Pro, an initiative launched by Saxo Bank in November 2014 which gives current and prospective clients of Saxo Bank the opportunity to live and train like a Tinkoff-Saxo cycling professional, learning everything from the anatomy of the bike to intense interval training like the Tinkoff-Saxo team. The exclusive cycling programme, offered free of charge to a small and select group, includes training, coaching and group rides with Tinkoff-Saxo cyclists, as well as the chance to race the toughest stages of a Grand Tour including the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España.

The Ride Like A Pro program also features:

  • Interactions with the World Tour’s Tinkoff-Saxo team
    Intensive personalized training towards personal goals
    High frequency group training sessions with supervision

Commenting on both initiatives, Matteo Cassina, Head of all Business Lines at Saxo Bank A/S says, “Saxo has a long and successful relationship with the Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team and Trade Like A Pro acts to strengthen our ties with elite sport and top level competition. Both Trade Like A Pro and Ride Like A Pro programmes are aimed at helping participants in seizing opportunities and achieving their physical and mental goals and, at Saxo Bank, we believe this is key to success in the financial markets as well as on the cycle track.”

Learn more about Trade Like A Pro here: https://www.tradingfloor.com/topics/trade-like-a-pro

See Tristan Hoffman’s profile on tradingFloor.com here: https://www.tradingfloor.com/traders/tristan-hoffman/performance

The application process for Ride Like A Pro is still open so learn more about Ride Like A Pro here: http://ridelikeapro.saxobank.com

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Steffen Wegner Mortensen

Head of PR and Public Affairs

+45 3977 6343 
press@saxobank.com

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Since launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank works to empower everyone to navigate their financial future by opening up access to trading and investment. The Saxo Group’s client assets total more than 45 billion euros, and the Group employs more than 2100 people in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.

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