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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Nibali on Astana positives – “Risking and cheating today is for stupid people.”; Lack of anti-doping testing in Tenerife back under the spotlight; Jack Haig signs with Orica-GreenEdge; Sutton – Wiggins needs to raise the bar to make Rio Olympics team; Ciolek – I’ve forgotten […]

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Contador regards Kilimanjaro ascent as symbolic start of 2015 campaign [+ gallery]

Although his first race of 2015 is at least a couple of months away, Alberto Contador has said that he regards this week’s summiting of the Kilimanjaro climb as being the symbolic start to a season he regards as a very challenging one. Commenting after his Tinkoff Saxo team’s successful trek to the top of […]

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Tinkoff Saxo team confirms plan to climb Kilimanjaro as part of off-season camp

Undertaking what will be one of the most unusual pre-season team-building camps in cycling history, the Tinkoff Saxo management have today confirmed that the riders and staff will together climb the 5,895 metre Kilimanjaro mountain early next month. In total 80 people will be part of the expedition, which will see them scale what is […]

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Contador’s backup named for Vuelta a España: how well can Spaniard do?

Wednesday’s pronouncement by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that Roman Kreuziger’s provisional suspension by the UCI would not be overturned closed the door on the Czech rider’s participation in the Vuelta a España. With that variable now made clearer, his Tinkoff Saxo team has finalised the list of nine riders for the race, naming […]

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Basso signs for Tinkoff Saxo, Castroviejo and Visconti extend with Movistar Team

The long-rumoured deal between Ivan Basso and the Tinkoff Saxo team has been finalised Tuesday, with the squad making it official that he will be part of the setup for two years. The two-time Giro d’Italia winner is reuniting with Bjarne Riis, many years after he left in 2006 due to his involvement in Operacion […]

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Rogers to remain with Tinkoff-Saxo until end of 2016

Having had what was arguably the best season of his career, Michael Rogers has been given a new two year deal by his Tinkoff-Saxo team and will continue in the colours of the squad until at least the end of 2016. Rogers took two stages in the Giro d’Italia and also landed his first-ever win […]

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Good morning and welcome to your Rocacorba Daily news digest. In today’s headlines: Majka takes Tour of Poland stage 5; Guardini wins stage two of Tour of Denmark; Tom Danielson wins Tour of Utah stage 4; Contador recovery moving quicker than rider and team have claimed?; WADA: provisional suspension handed to Kreuziger doesn’t contravene anti-doping […]

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Michael Rogers: I believe a team defines its character in tough moments

Still coming to terms with the crash-enforced withdrawal of Alberto Contador two days ago, Michael Rogers has spoken about the low mood on the Tinkoff Saxo team but also the determination to still make a mark on the race. “Things could be better but we have to soldier on,” he told CyclingTips at the start […]

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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest we look at the weekend’s biggest stories in pro cycling. Here’s what you’ll find inside: National Championships wrap-up coming soon; Roman Kreuziger sidelined after biological passport problem; Thor Hushovd to retire at the end of the season; Taylor Phinney’s recovery progressing ahead of schedule; Brad […]

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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. […]

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