Ivan Basso slots into new role as Technical Coordinator for Tinkoff Team

Earlier this month he announced that he would retire as a professional rider, deciding not to race again after being forced to withdraw from the Tour de France with testicular cancer. Despite being fully recovered, the Italian said that he would instead switch to a new role with his Tinkoff-Saxo team. On Tuesday the nature […]

Saxo Bank dismisses Riis collaboration rumours: No involvement with a cycling team in 2016

Commenting after Saxo Bank indicated Thursday that it was ending its backing of the Tinkoff-Saxo team, its CEO has ruled out moving its sponsorship to another squad in 2016. The bank has had an eight year association with the team’s former owner, Bjarne Riis. Amid recent talk that Riis wanted to return to cycling and […]


Saxo Bank ends long-term sponsorship of Tinkoff-Saxo team

An eight year association with the team now known as Tinkoff-Saxo has come to an end, with the Saxo Bank company confirming today that it is exiting the partnership. The news was communicated via its Twitter account. After 8 fantastic seasons, we announce that @Saxobank’s sponsorship of @Tinkoff_Saxo ends at the end of the season. […]


Oleg Tinkov: I’m open to selling Tinkoff-Saxo for the right money

Days after media reports stated that former team owner Bjarne Riis was attempting to buy back the Tinkoff-Saxo squad, Oleg Tinkov has said that he is open to bids on the team but he believes that Riis doesn’t have the necessary finances. “He never contacted me,” Tinkov told CyclingTips, speaking on the final day of […]


Peter Sagan’s world championship-themed Specialized Tarmac

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CT) – In years past we’ve often had to wait until the new year to get a glimpse of what the UCI road race world champion will be stretching his legs on throughout his season in the rainbow stripes. But this year we are being treated to seeing the new […]


Report: Riis attempting to buy Tinkoff-Saxo team back from Oleg Tinkov

Almost two years after he sold his team to Oleg Tinkov and seven months after he left it after a falling out with the Russian, Bjarne Riis is reportedly trying to buy the squad back. According to Danish publication Ekstra Bladet, what it terms ‘well-placed sources’ have told it that Riis’s bid to return to […]


Sportful 2015 spring/summer clothing review

Sportful began with a bright orange ski-suit in 1972 and has grown to produce a wide range of apparel for a variety of outdoor activities. The company has been making cycling apparel since 1985 and in this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at a few garments from their 2015 spring/summer collection. The […]


Basso retires from cycling, will take up new role with Tinkoff-Saxo team

He still had a year left to run on his Tinkoff-Saxo contract but, after a brush with cancer this season, Ivan Basso has taken the decision to hang up his wheels. The Italian rider announced his decision at the 2016 route presentation for the Giro d’Italia, a race he won in 2006 and again in […]


Tinkoff-Saxo continues in Vuelta but promises immediate withdrawal if any further safety issues arise

Although its team owner Oleg Tinkov implied he wanted to remove his Tinkoff-Saxo squad from the Vuelta a España and the team itself said it was considering this course of action, it has now stated that it will continue in the race. Tinkov’s threat came after a second rider from the team was forced to […]


Tinkoff-Saxo debating its continued participation in Vuelta after second rider hit by motorbike

Four days after Peter Sagan was hit by a motorbike near the finish of stage, and hours after it released a list of demands for the Vuelta organisers and the UCI in relation to this, the Tinkoff-Saxo team is considering withdrawing from the Spanish tour. In what seemed like a scarcely-believable twist, a second rider […]