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 […]


Tinkoff-Saxo demands apology and charitable donation from Vuelta organisers over Sagan motorbike collision

Responding to the collision between a race motorbike and Peter Sagan on the eighth stage of the Vuelta a España, the Slovakian’s Tinkoff-Saxo squad has written to Vuelta organisers Unipublic and also to the UCI demanding a number of steps are taken as a result of the accident. These include an apology for what happened, […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: D’Hoore takes stage one of Boels Rentals Ladies Tour; Rogers awarded 2004 Olympic bronze medal; Cavendish move to MTN-Qhubeka would require Briton to bring sponsor; Dumoulin still can’t believe Vuelta performance, Degenkolb says sensations are good before world championships; Quintana: I’m tired after the Tour but I […]


Tinkoff-Saxo denies firing of Julich and Healey, describes their departure as a mutual decision

Responding to media reports Monday suggesting that Bobby Julich and Daniel Healey had been fired from the Tinkoff-Saxo squad, the team has described the stories as incorrect reporting and clarified the situation. “All parties had agreed to make this announcement once the season was over in order not to distract the team while at the […]


Tinkoff-Saxo confirms Basso will race in 2016, is poised to reveal contract extensions

The Tinkoff-Saxo team has said that, starting Thursday, it plans to begin naming riders who will be given contract extensions for 2016. Before then, it has confirmed the 14 names that already have deals running into next season, with the two top guns remaining in place. One of those confirmed as continuing is the Italian […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]