Oleg Tinkov

How Tinkov’s Grand Tour Challenge could prove costly for cycling

The idea may be on hold for 2015, but Oleg Tinkov is determined to keep pushing the sport’s top riders to eventually accept his proposed Grand Tour Challenge. Under the plan, the Russian Tinkoff-Saxo team owner would put up one million euro to be shared amongst 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali, 2013 Tour winner and […]


Tinkov accepts Grand Tour challenge probably won’t occur next season

Tinkoff Saxo team owner Oleg Tinkov has accepted that the Grand Tour challenge he has been pushing for is unlikely to take place in 2015, but has said that he remains committed to the idea and hopes that the sport’s top riders will commit to it for the following season. The Russian had said that […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Yauheni Hutarovich wins stage 1 of the Tour of Poland; Marianne Vos wins Sparkassen Giro World Cup; Lizzie Armitstead wins women’s Commonwealth Games road race; Geraint Thomas wins men’s Commonwealth Games road race; Alejandro Valverde wins Clasica de San Sebastian; Jesse Kerrison wins men’s Tour […]


Tinkov: If the Tour de France started tomorrow, Contador would beat Froome

Although Chris Froome was in dominant form in the recent Tour de Romandie, taking the general classification and beating Tony Martin to win the final time trial, Tinkoff Saxo team owner Oleg Tinkov has said that he believes Alberto Contador is in better condition. “If the Tour started tomorrow, I think Alberto would beat him. […]