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by Mark Zalewski
July 12, 2016
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Froome takes narrow lead into Tour’s first rest day: ‘It’s up to other teams now’; Joaquim Rodriguez to retire at end of season; Contador scheduled for medical review Tuesday; Dani King loses Olympic appeal; Bjarne Riis happy to see Tinkov leaving; Kittel, Martin publish demands for safety; Sunweb to move up to title sponsor of Giant-Alpecin team in 2017; Dutch lottery renews sponsorship for two year; Cannondale-Drapac riders keeping cool at night; Melbourne’s scariest cycling paths: Perception and reality collide; Tour de France, stage 9 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 9; Fans on the stage 8 final climb; Team Giant-Alpecin celebrates Dumoulin; Cycling in the rain!
Bjarne Riis and Oleg Tinkov have always had a contentious relationship, beginning with Tinkov buying Riis’ cycling team from him in 2013 and then employing the former pro as team manager, until 2015 when Tikov fired Riis over differences in how to run the team.
Always one to stir the pot Tinkov was quite public in his feelings towards Riis, as well as during Riis’ removal from the team.
Now that Tinkov has stated he is leaving cycling at the end of the season, Riis says he is happy to see him go.
“Should I be completely honest, I do not want talk about Tinkov,” Bjarne Riis said in an interview with Danish TV 2 SPORT. “He’s out of my life. Fortunately!“
Riis went on to say that it hurt to watch Tinkov run his life’s work, driving riders from the program and hogging the media spotlight for himself.
Click through to read more at TV 2 SPORT.