The final preparations are being effectuated before the World Championships Team Time Trial in Ponferrada. Tinkoff-Saxo has sent six riders to Spain to compete in the only non-national team based event during the championship.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s captain Alberto Contador sealed his overall lead at Vuelta a España after winning stage 20 to the feared Puerto de Ancares.
When Tinkoff-Saxo's team leader, Alberto Contador, injured his knee in a crash on stage 10 of Tour de France, the team’s main task was ensuring the quickest recovery possible. The team doctors and body therapists worked closely with medical specialists to plan the recovery program.
To make the leap from continental cycling to the World Tour as a 22-year old is big. To ride your first Grand Tour as a neo-pro, while wearing your national championship jersey, is extraordinary.
Tinkoff-Saxo extends their partnership with Specialized, who has been an integral part of the team since 2009.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s strong Dane, Chris Anker Soerensen, turns 30 today. He’s currently in action at Vuelta a España, where he offers important support to team captain Alberto Contador, whenever the roads get steep.
Tinkoff-Saxo and Alberto Contador got safely through today’s stage and avoided the crash that occurred as the riders passed the final kilometer mark. Alberto crossed the finish line in front of his rivals, although that did not have much significance, since the time was neutralized.
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.