With three flat sprinters’ stages out of four at the highly anticipated inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour there should be plenty of terrain for Peter Sagan to make his mark on the race wearing his rainbow stripes for the first time.
Top contender and podium finisher at La Vuelta, Rafal Majka, will lead Tinkoff-Saxo at Milano-Torino with a steep finale suited for the climbers.
Tinkoff-Saxo is set to take on l’Eurométropole, the former Circuit Franco-Belge. The team starts the five-stage race with a strategy not yet set in stone.
Tinkoff-Saxo will field no less than 17 of the team’s 30 riders throughout the World Championships in Richmond with six riders having participated in Sunday’s TTT, while two riders will take on the ITT before 15 riders will embark on the final, contested Road Race.
Tinkoff-Saxo is set to embark on the autumn race of GP Wallonie taking place in the Belgian Ardennes. Bruno Pires leads the squad as the protected rider, while several other members of the roster will have free hands to take their chances en route to the final, decisive climb to Côte de la Citadelle de Namur.
Tinkoff-Saxo lines up a roster of proven riders to tackle GP Québec and GP Montréal, as the World Tour transfers action to Canada and two undulating city circuits.
With Tour of Britain becoming increasingly demanding, Tinkoff-Saxo lines up with climber Robert Kiserlovski as the tip of the spear gunning for the general classification.
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.