Sagan Wins Time Trial, Takes Tour of California Yellow Jersey

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Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan, the winningest cyclist of the Amgen Tour of California, seized the overall race lead along with the Individual Time Trial at the 10th annual race. Due to snow at Big Bear Lake on the original time trial course, the Amgen Tour of California Time Trial, presented by Lexus, moved to Santa Clarita and Six Flags Magic Mountain. The blistering fast and flat 6.6-mile … [Read more...]

Contador Survives In Pink, As Ulissi Wins Giro d’Italia Stage 7

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Fiuggi, Italy, May 15, 2015 (AFP) - Overall leader Alberto Contador gave nothing to his Giro d'Italia rivals during stage seven on Friday, a day after dislocating his shoulder in a fall, as Italy's Diego Ulissi clinched the stage victory. Lampre's Ulissi got down and kissed the tarmac after outsprinting Spain's Juan Lobato and Australian Simon Gerrans after a marathon 7hr 22min in … [Read more...]

Sagan Heats Up The Sprinter Rivalry With Tour of California Win

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Skujins Retains Race Lead Midway through 8-Stage Race AVILA BEACH, Calif. (May 13, 2015) – Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan (SVK), who has posted second place finishes in each of the race’s first three stages, finally earned a first place finish at today’s Stage 4 of the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California. The victory brings his record for career wins at the race to 12 over rival … [Read more...]

Tinkoff Saxo Names De Jongh In Reshuffle After Riis Sacking

Steven de Jongh is named as head of the group of Sport Directors. He will be in charge of the strategic, long-term planning of the team and its race program. Stefano Feltrin, General Manager of Tinkoff Saxo, will assume a more active role in the team's sports operations. According to Stefano Feltrin this new structure reflects the vision team owner Oleg Tinkov has on the sport of cycling and … [Read more...]

Team Tinkoff-Saxo Announce The Departure Of Bjarne Riis

Paris, March 29, 2015 (AFP) - The Tinkoff-Saxo team of two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador on Sunday fired team manager Bjarne Riis. Dane Riis had already been suspended from his duties a week earlier. "An agreement has been reached to terminate the contract," said the Russian team in a statement. "The terms of this agreement will remain confidential and the two … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Staying At Team Tinkoff-Saxo Till 2016

Madrid, March 10, 2015 - Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador on Tuesday announced that he would extend his contract for a further year with the Tinkoff-Saxo team. The Spaniard's current contract with the team expires at the end of this season, but the 32-year-old will ride for an extra season before retiring. "Hello all, happy to anounce that in 2016 will continue being … [Read more...]

Tinkoff-Saxo Gets To Race Speed At 2nd Training Camp On Sicily

Mount Etna and Sicily set the scene for Tinkoff-Saxo’s second winter training camp ahead of the ambitious 2015 season. 23 riders, excluding the squad bound for the Santos Tour Down Under, gather on the 9th of January, where they’ll train intensively for two weeks to build up race speed. Tinkoff-Saxo will also unveil the new and improved bike setup building upon the Specialized S-Works frames … [Read more...]

Tinkoff-Saxo Conquers Kilimanjaro Summit At 5,895 Meter

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Following a five-day climb under the worst weather conditions in a decade, 51 members of Tinkoff-Saxo reached the roof of Africa at the dawn of November 5th. Given the expedition's high success rate, 71%, the team's sponsors will double their donations to the local non-profit organizations. As the sun's first rays were about to break through the sea of clouds below the Kilimanjaro summit, in … [Read more...]

Tinkoff-Saxo Congratulates Alberto Contador on 2014 Vélo d’Or Award

The management, sport directors, riders, mechanics, soigneurs, doctors and entire staff of Tinkoff-Saxo would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Alberto Contador on this prestigious award. In 2014 he clearly demonstrated he was a great champion and a remarkable athlete. Alberto has been awarded the 2014 Vélo d’Or prize in recognition of a successful and spirited season. The award … [Read more...]

Tinkoff-Saxo and Tinkoff Sport Members To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

The full 2015 roster of Tinkoff-Saxo and Tinkoff Sport will embark on a six-day team-building trip at the end of October. The 80-strong group will take the challenge and climb to the top of Africa's highest mountain, which at 5,895 meters is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Less than two weeks after the conclusion of the 2014 racing season, the entire staff of Tinkoff-Saxo … [Read more...]