In Tour des Fjords, Tinkoff-Saxo’s faced the hardest and 163 kilometer long third stage in the beautiful Norwegian landscape and the riders were all set to make a difference in the mountainous terrain between Hjelmeland and Forsand.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Michael Valgren finished 4th in Japan Cup, which also marked the end of the season for the team.
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.
In depth body treatments is an almost daily routine for the Tinkoff-Saxo riders and absolutely essential for performing at full power. But the highly trained work of therapists such as Tinkoff-Saxo’s Kristoffer Glavind Kjær is rarely shown publicly. The peaceful treatment is simply one of the only times during a WorldTour rider’s day, where he’s able to completely relax and turn off his sharpened senses and tense muscles.
In Sunday's 171 kilometer long fifth and final stage of Tour de Fjords from Risavika to Stavanger, everyone expected a bunch sprint decision but a certain Tinkoff-Saxo became very close of taking it all.
Many of the biggest stage racers and top contenders for the Grand Tours will collide tomorrow on stage three of Volta a Catalunya. It’s also the 2014 season premiere of Contador versus Froome when the riders hit the cat. 1 climb to la Molina.
One of Tinkoff-Saxo’s hope for the classics, Matti Breschel is still suffering from the horrific crash in Oman and today, we're sorry to announce another huge set-back in terms of being in contention for a win during the cobblestone classics. Our highly experienced and tirelessly supportive Matteo Tosatto is injured and misses Milano-Sanremo tomorrow:
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.
When Vuelta a España starts tomorrow in Jerez, Tinkoff-Saxo’s Matteo Tosatto will take part in his 30th Grand Tour of his career.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s captain Alberto Contador sealed his overall lead at Vuelta a España after winning stage 20 to the feared Puerto de Ancares.
Sunday, March 9th, Tinkoff-Saxo will be on the start line for the prestigious French stage race, Paris-Nice with a strong line-up consisting of Chris Anker Sørensen, Nikolay Trusov, Ivan Rovny, Karsten Kroon, Marko Kump, Matti Breschel, Nicki Sørensen and Rafal Majka.
Wednesday afternoon, Tinkoff-Saxo will be taking on Tour of Dubai with a roster consisting of Bruno Pires, Ivan Rovny, Jay McCarthy, Matteo Tosatto, Michael Valgren, Oliver Zaugg, Nikolay Trusov and Rory Sutherland. The race contains of short stages but cross wind sections could be a crucial factor and eventually have a major impact on the GC.
With reference to the article published today on some Italian media about the merger between our team and Team Cannondale, the management of Tinkoff-Saxo cannot make any comment nor release any statement pursuant to the applicable UCI’s rules and regulations about the timing of official announcements on pro riders transfers and new contracts. An official statement shall be released in due course.
Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov and CEO Stefano Feltrin are both keen to share their enthusiasm for the team, and its unique place the sport of cycling and ambitions for the season and beyond. Here, we bring an interview with Tinkoff-Saxo team owner, Oleg Tinkov and we will follow up with an interview with Stefano Feltrin.
Why you should go for 24mm tires. The riders of Tinkoff-Saxo have just crossed the finish line in Siena. The white roads of Tuscany posed a particular risk of punctures with several fierce sections of dirt roads. We've talked to Specialized about how they design tires that have both speed and durability.
Tinkoff-Saxo embarks on the penultimate race of the year on European soil. We’re sending 8 riders to compete in Paris-Bourges spearheaded by Matti Breschel and Roman Kreuziger. Sport Director Tristan Hoffman comments:
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.
This Sunday, this year's series of spring classics comes to an end in a big way celebrating the 100th edition of "La Doyenne", Liege-Bastogne-Liege with its 262.8 kilometers containing 10 named climbs. In addition, there are a myriad of small hills that slowly but surely wear out the legs and leave only room in the finale for the strongest riders in the race.
The climb to Mount Kilimanjaro will be more than a simple team-building exercise. Tinkoff-Saxo will contribute to the efforts of the Matonyok Parents Trust Orphanage and the Arusha Cycling Club.
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.