Tinkoff-Saxo

Following cancer surgery, Tinkoff-Saxo confirms Basso could return to peloton before end of the season

One day after Ivan Basso had his left testicle removed, the Italian’s Tinkoff Saxo team has said that it is possible that he could return to competition before the end of the current season. Asked by CyclingTips at today’s start if Basso could race again in 2015, directeur sportif Tristan Hoffman confirmed this might be […]

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Contador: achieving the Giro d’Italia-Tour de France double can change my career

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – He’s said that he is in the closing stages of his professional career, with a retirement at the end of 2016 possible. Now, two days before the start of the 2015 Tour de France, Alberto Contador has made clear that taking a certain major achievement before hanging up his wheels […]

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After California success, Sagan looking forward ‘to having more fun’ in Tour de Suisse

Returning to action after putting in one of the most impressive rides of his career in the Tour of California, Peter Sagan has the sound of a rider who suddenly has had a lot of pressure taken off his shoulders. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider will recommence racing in the Tour de Suisse on Saturday, and will […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Contador plays down talk of riding the Vuelta; Roman Kreuziger – a man at a crossroads; Jurgen van den Broeck to leave Lotto Soudal?; Brandle’s illness forces him to cancel Critérium du Dauphiné participation; 20 teams invited for second edition of La Course by Le […]

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Kreuziger to ride Amstel Gold Race and Liège despite pending CAS case; Valgren also leads team

One day after a date was announced for Roman Kreuziger’s hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, his Tinkoff Saxo team has confirmed that he will continue racing in the meantime and will next compete in the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday. The Czech rider will be joined by Michael Valgren as leaders on […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff grabs stage one of Driedaagse de Panne; Kristoff gains confidence through manner of his win; Riis says goodbye to Tinkoff-Saxo; unclear if he hopes to continue in cycling; Tinkov on team’s and sport’s future: We need a boring, meticulous manager like Brailsford; Richie Porte: […]

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Riis says goodbye to Tinkoff-Saxo; unclear if he hopes to continue in cycling

Issuing a brief statement in the wake of his parting of ways from the Tinkoff-Saxo team, Bjarne Riis has bid farewell to the squad he owned for more than a decade and said that he is stepping back from media contact until he works out what he will do next with his life. The former […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Domenico Pozzovivo wins stage 3 of the Volta a Catalunya, Pierre Rolland takes overall lead; Jelle Wallays leads Topsport Vlaanderen 1-2 at Dwaars Door Vlaanderen; Mirsamad Poorseyedigolakhour wins stage 4 at the Tour of Taiwan in Iranian domination; Saxo Bank CEO offers to mediate between […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Valverde triumphs on stage two of Volta a Catalunya, Paterski maintains GC lead; Wippert wins again at Tour of Taiwan as Bevin holds on; Tinkoff-Saxo confirms Riis is sidelined, but questions remain as to reason; Citing CIRC report, UCI says allegations against Zorzoli are unsubstantiated […]

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Tinkoff-Saxo confirms Riis is sidelined, but questions remain as to the reason

The Tinkoff-Saxo team of Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan has confirmed reports that Bjarne Riis has been sidelined from his position as general manager of the squad, but has moved to dismiss some of the reasons suggested for his absence from Milan-San Remo. The Russian squad, which was previously owned by Riis prior to its […]