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Bjarne Riis’s luxurious villa put up for sale

Celebrated cyclist has put his Vejle home on the block

Be it ever so humble … (photo: Boliga)
August 12th, 2015 6:00 pm| by Ray W

Bjarne Riis, the former cycling champion and team owner, has put his 308 sqm, architect-designed villa up for sale for an asking price of 17 million kroner.

According to real estate website Boliga, the four-storey home sits on a 7.2-acre forested lot overlooking Vejle Fjord.

“A Mediterranean-inspired house in a rural setting is what you get with this villa. Inspired by the many wonderful villas in Tuscany, it offers beautiful views over the rolling, lush hills,” reads the description.

When one giant building just isn’t enough
The property was constructed using spruce, granite and steel, and it includes a wine cellar, storage room, several terraces, a barn and large glass facades.

A 126 sqm building on the property includes a workshop with toilet, bath and garage.

Riis and his wife, Anne Dorthe Tanderup, built the villa in 2002. It has been featured in the home magazine Bo Bedre.

The house has been on the market before at a slightly higher price of 22 million kroner before Riis took it off.