Tinkoff-Saxo and Alberto Contador held a press conference on the first rest day of Vuelta a España after the team had been on a recon ahead of tomorrow’s time trial. Alberto Contador told that he expects to keep the momentum from the previous stages.
Tinkoff-Saxo extends the partnership with sportswear company Sportful, who has been a close partner increasing the overall performance of the team since 2010. The new deal secures a long lasting partnership over the course of three years to allow even more co-development of innovative clothing technologies.
During the first stages of Vuelta aEspana, the riders of Tinkoff-Saxo and the rest of the peloton has had to cope with temperatures above 35 C in the scorching heat of Andalusia. Tinkoff-Saxo has brought a few tricks up our sleeve from our inventory of 2014 technology.
When Vuelta a Espana 2014 rolls of the starting ramp in Jerez for the TTT, Tinkoff-Saxo embarks on a Grand Tour with high ambitions, where the exact plan of action is to be determined as the stages and the shape of team leader Alberto Contador unfold. Steven de Jongh, sport director for Tinkoff-Saxo, explains:
When Vuelta a España starts tomorrow in Jerez, Tinkoff-Saxo’s Matteo Tosatto will take part in his 30th Grand Tour of his career.
Today, Alberto Contador appeared at a press conference before the start of the Tour of Spain in which he said that his expectations are very modest after what happened to him in the Tour and how little he’s been training before coming here.
Saturday evening, Rafal Majka performed strongly in the finishing flat time trial and secured the overall win in WorldTour race Tour de Pologne after having won two mountainous stage wins. Rafal was obviously pleased with winning the most prestigious race of his home country.
Tinkoff-Saxo is proud to officially announce that Peter Sagan will join the team in 2015. The Slovak star and Tinkoff-Saxo have signed a 3-year contract with the shared ambition of further strengthening the team and taking the career of the three-time green jersey winner to an even higher level.
Saxo Bank will continue its involvement with Tinkoff-Saxo as co-title sponsor in 2015. The trading and investment specialist and the team have decided to continue the partnership for another year. Saxo Bank’s support will significantly help reinforce the strategy and ambitious goals that Team Owner Oleg Tinkov and Team Manager Bjarne Riis have set for the team in the year to come.
Tinkoff-Saxo presents Dabliu as Technical Partner for core fitness and stretching to improve the athletic form of the riders.
Tinkoff-Saxo has signed Danish rider, Rasmus Guldhammer, as a stagiaire for the remainder of 2014.
A new piece of equipment has seen the daylight in professional cycling. The bottle vest, which made it’s first appearance in this year’s Tour de France, is a new, faster and safer way for the domestiques, or supporting riders, to supply the captain and teammates with water bottles during the stage.
We are happy to have a new sponsor onboard Tinkoff-Saxo. SUPRABEAM is a Danish company that designs innovative high-end LED torches and head lights. SUPRABEAM will supply Tinkoff-Saxo and our mechanics with their products, such as the V3r head light, to ensure optimum work conditions throughout the day.
Alberto Contador finished today’s stage without any misfortunes and moved to fifth place in the overall classifications. The captain of Tinkoff-Saxo was happy with the result.
Tinkoff-Saxo continues to strengthen the team by signing a new sponsorship deal with organic nutrition company PROBAR, effective immediately. PROBAR will supply Tinkoff-Saxo with organic and GMO-free nutrition and energy bars for the upcoming Tour de France and the rest of the cycling season.
Almost no rider has more experience than 40-year old Matteo Tosatto, who will stand at the start of his 29th Grand Tour Saturday. The Italian is one of Tinkoff-Saxo’s nine riders selected to ride the 100th edition of Tour de France.
WorldTour cycling team Tinkoff-Saxo presents B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen as new sponsor of the team days before Tour de France begins. The Danish style icon renowned for their innovative electronics and design will among other things provide Tinkoff-Saxo with customized audio equipment for optimized radio communication and clean sound.
With his 13 years of experience in the world of professional cycling, Michael Rogers is a highly valued rider in our Tour de France line-up. At the same time, he’s a tireless power house on both flat sections and on the climbs, even in high altitudes.
The 33-year-old Jesus Hernandez has been a professional rider for 10 years now and has on several occasions shown himself as a loyal and super-domestique – an all-sacrificing rider when the going gets tough in the steep mountains. In the 2014 Tour de France, his job will be supporting Alberto in high altitudes.
Tinkoff-Saxo (TCS) has been notified by our rider Roman Kreuziger that the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is likely due to instigate disciplinary proceedings against him arising from an alleged violation of its anti-doping rules due to abnormalities detected in his Biological Passport in 2011 and 2012.