Oleg Tinkov

Is Oleg Tinkov really quitting pro cycling?

MONTPELLIER, France (CT) – Although Oleg Tinkov insisted at Wednesday’s Tour finish in Montpellier that 2016 would be his final year in WorldTour cycling, a lack of clarity exists as to his intentions. Earlier in the Tour the Russian said that he would reverse his decision to leave the sport if Peter Sagan won three …

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Oleg Tinkov having second thoughts about quitting cycling

Although Oleg Tinkov has long stated that he will withdraw from cycling at the end of the 2016 season, the Russian is having second thoughts and has been considering remaining in the sport. A source close to the team told CyclingTips on Tuesday morning in Andorra that Tinkov spoke to team staff members on the …

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Tinkov, in TV interview: Valverde is jealous of Contador, Europeans don’t know how to do business

In a candid interview with NBC Sports on Thursday, following Stage 6 of the Tour de France, Tinkoff team owner Oleg Tinkov shared his views on a variety of topics that included Peter Sagan’s run in the maillot jaune, the reason Movistar upped the pace on the final climb of Col de Font De Cère into Le Lioran on Stage …

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Commentary: Bahrain prince’s torture allegations too big for cycling to ignore

How bad is too bad? That’s the question professional cycling must consider. It’s a question of money versus morality. The lure of a new team versus some thorny old questions. The new Kingdom of Bahrain cycling project has quickly gained publicity, and it’s not the kind it’s been seeking. The team hit the headlines in …

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Daily News Digest

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Herrada times finishing kick to perfection to win Dauphiné stage, Contador keeps yellow; Domagalski doubles One Pro Cycling’s wins in Korea; Keagan Girdlestone stable in battle for survival; New gene doping test likely to be in use for Rio Olympics; Danielson on USADA case: My positive test is consistent with supplement …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Andrea Guardini wins stage one of the Tour de Langkawi; Martinelli takes stage two of the Tour Cycliste International La Provence; Roche says Contador is now too inconsistent to win another Tour de France; Cannondale GC leader Uran talks Giro d’Italia. “Of course it is possible to …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vaughters – Tinkov was a victim of his own sword; Vaughters – Tour owner ASO ‘is the big playground bully’; Verbruggen claims UCI won’t strip him of honorary president title and will pay settlement, but Cookson says agreement is null; Novo Nordisk to make its …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Greipel to delay season start again after successful 2015, Hansen to dispute all three Grand Tours; The mysterious case of Luca Paolini; Three potential buyers for the Giro d’Italia?; “It’s really shit” – Cult–Stolting Group riders worried after title sponsor’s exit; Boeckmans – I’ve thought …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Sunderland, Scandolara take victory in the Shimano Supercrit; Oleg Tinkov to step away from pro cycling by end of 2016; Teams and route announced for 2016 Dubai Tour; Horner keen to race on but illness might force retirement; Marianne Vos finds form and morale at …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Esteban Chaves wins the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour; Matteo Trentin sprints to victory in fastest-ever Paris-Tours; Jan Bakelants wins men’s Giro dell’Emilia; Elisa Longo Borghini wins women’s Giro dell’Emilia; Sonny Colbrelli takes Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli victory; Daniele Colli wraps up Tour of China I …

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