While the big general classification riders line up in Spain, many fast men and sprinting thoroughbreds embark on the German World Tour race of Vattenfall Cyclassics from Kiel to Hamburg.
Three young riders, all aged 21, will join the ranks of Tinkoff-Saxo as stagiaires, starting on August 1st. Michael Gogl and Felix Grossschartner from Austria, together with Antwan Tolhoek from the Netherlands will gain invaluable experience as they will form part of one of the world's top pro cycling teams for the remaining of the 2015 season.
Ivan Basso was diagnosed with a tumor in his left testicle and has to undergo operation for its removal.
During the last seasons, Tinkoff-Saxo has developed partnerships with a growing list of specialist food suppliers as a part of the team’s rigorous attention to high quality, whole food sources.
Tinkoff-Saxo is very happy with the decision taken by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to withdraw their appeals in the CAS case regarding team rider Roman Kreuziger.
Tinkoff-Saxo captain Alberto Contador spoke to the press on the eve of the Giro d’Italia after having made the final on-bike adjustments together with his squad on the opening TTT parcours.
The famous Italian Alpine resort will host the team's training camp from July 5th to 19th. Based at 1,816 meters, Tinkoff-Saxo's riders will take advantage of the region's mountains, with peaks at 3,000 meters, to prepare for a number of the season's high-altitude races.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Manuele Boaro had to see the GC-lead slip away on the final day of Circuit de la Sarthe as he dropped his chain in both intermediate sprints of the stage 5 finale. After winning the queen stage yesterday, it was naturally a heavy blow for Boaro and the entire team who, according to DS Nicki Sørensen, had put in a dedicated effort throughout the race.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Manuele Boaro put in a powerful attack on the final ascent of stage 4 to take the win following a committed team effort. The punchy Italian now leads the general classification going into the final stage, where he looks to defend his lead.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Manuele Boaro put in an effort on the TT in Circuit de la Sarthe and came home with a fifth place behind stage winner Adriano Malori.
Circuit de la Sarthe got off to a fast start, as stage 1 finished in a sprint decision with Nacer Bouhanni taking the win. Tinkoff-Saxo, led by Michael Valgren and Manuele Boaro, focused on saving the power for Wednesday’s dual stage, where the team is eyeing possibilities in the intensive 6.8k afternoon time trial.
Time has come for the powerful men of cycling to take on the fast and historic Scheldeprijs, with 200km of racing in Northern Flanders around the diamond capital of Antwerp.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Manuele Boaro delivered a strong performance on the final day of Criterium Internationale finishing 10th atop the 14k climb to Col de l’Ospedale.
Tinkoff-Saxo didn’t meet the GC-ambitions that the team had started the race with, however Lars Michaelsen, team DS, underlines that there’re several positive factors to take home from the French race.
Tinkoff-Saxo finished off on a positive note in Tour de Langkawi. Michael Kolar took third place in the final sprint, behind stage winner Andrea Guardini and Caleb Ewan, while Jesper Hansen moved up from seventh to sixth due to intermediate bonus seconds.
Jesper Hansen moves into 7th place overall after finishing with the front group of ten riders on top of Fraser’s Hill in Tour de Langkawi.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Michael Kolar showed signs of improvement on today’s stage of Tour de Langkawi after illness in the early season set his preparations back.
Tinkoff-Saxo put great effort into securing a spot in the breakaway group during stage 5 of Tour de Langkawi.
With stage 4 now completed, the Tour de Langkawi is ready to enter the second and last part of the race. It does so with 4 Tinkoff-Saxo riders in the top forty and all within reach of the top GC. Today’s stage saw yet another bunch sprint, where Andrea Guardini took stage glory for the third time.
On Wednesday, Tinkoff-Saxo's captain, Alberto Contador, embarks on his second race of the season with optimism and a desire to continue improving his preparation towards the Giro d'Italia, his first big goal of the year.