The 38 year-old quadruple Danish national champion Nicki Sorensen is looking forward to another season on the team he has been a part of since 2001 and the always loyal veteran here takes a look in the rearview mirror of the past season:
Karsten Kroon was reaching peak-shape during Tour of Qatar in the second month of the 2013 season but a crash destroyed his hopes and moral before the big classics. But the flying Dutchman was back on track to help teammate, Roman Kreuziger in Amstel:
Tinkoff-Saxo's Italian, Daniele Bennati has had a turbulent season with both ups and downs. Here, he shares some of his memories of 2013:
“Sugar, Water, Recovery" is a prestigious project which shows life on the road behind the scenes of one of the world's best cycling teams - Team Saxo-Tinkoff .
Christopher Juul-Jensen hopes for Giro 2014.
The Danish road race champion, Team Saxo-Tinkoff 's Michael Morkov, is evaluating the past season, which he describes as his breakthrough in international road racing.
Russian entrepreneur Oleg Tinkov has finalized a buy out of Riis Cycling A/S. Oleg Tinkov now is therefore the sole owner of Riis Cycling, the company behind the professional cycling team, which name has been changed to Tinkoff Sport A/S.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff Aussie, and multiple time trial world champion, Michael Rogers had a perfect final race in the 2013 as he won the mountainous one-day race, Japan Cup 20th of October. Previously this season, he finished second overall in Tour of California and made a significantly tireless effort during the Tour de France where he just missed a spot in the top-10 overall ranking in the final part of the race.
Neopros Pawel Poljanski and Michael Kolar joins Team Saxo-Tinkoff. The two young riders have both agreed to deals, that will keep them in the team in the coming two seasons.
Danish talent Jesper Hansen joins Team Saxo-Tinkoff as a neopro. The 23 year old climber has agreed to a contract for the coming two seasons after a successful stint as stagiaire during the 2013 autumn.
Communications Manager and press officer Anders Damgaard leaves Riis Cycling at the end of October after three years in the organization.
The 25 year old Slovenian rider has signed a new one year deal, which will see him stay with the Danish based team in the coming season.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff has extended the agreement with Christopher Juul-Jensen.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff's Anders Lund has decided to end his career as a pro bik rider at the end of this season.
The only 109 kilometer long 21st and final stage of the Vuelta a Espana to Madrid was the usual parade until entering the streets of the Spanish capital where the field was cheered on by thousands of spectators. After Euskaltel took the first lap of honour in Madrid, Francisco Aramendia (Caja Rural) and Alessandro Vanotti (Astana) established a long-lasting front duo.
Another demanding mountain stage was in store for the Vuelta a Espana peloton on today's 146.8 kilometer long 15th stage from Graus to Sallent de Gállego including three categorized climbs with a15.8 kilometer long uphill finish with gradients up to 10%. With usual persistence, Team Saxo-Tinkoff launched a series of attacks from the beginning of the stage and Rafal Majka and Oliver Zaugg were extremely active from the get-go.
Unfortunately, Team Saxo-Tinkoff's Michael Rogers had an unfortunate crash during this weekend's Belgian one-day race, Brussels Cycling Classic. The crash might take him out of the World Championships. Here's what happened:
Today (Tuesday), Team Saxo-Tinkoff and the rest of the field in the Vuelta a Espana have enjoyed a well-deserved rest day after a long transfer following yesterday's mountain stage. For Team Saxo-Tinkoff's Chris Anker Sørensen the day has passed quickly:
It's Vuelta a Espana time! On Saturday, the race is launched with a team time trial over 27 kilometers – a brutal start, which might result in time gaps in the GC from the start. The team time trial is followed by the third stage's first category uphill finish. In addition, the classification will be turned upside down in the mountainous terrain on stage 8, 10 and on the time trial on stage eleven, while stages 14,15,16 and 20 will be very difficult for the riders who have peaked too early.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff's Danish national road race champion, Michael Mørkøv has just been picked out for the Vuelta a Espana line-up, starting August 25th. Here, he talks about his experiences in the Tour of Denmark and his objectives in the three-week long Vuelta: