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by Neal Rogers
March 22, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Movistar wins Stage 2 team time trial at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, but Rojas relegated for pushing; With 2,000km now complete, Kristof Allegaert continues to lead the Indian Pacific Wheel Race ; Oleg Tinkov disparages Alberto Contador in Instagram post; Teams announced for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire; Warbasse on disc brakes in pro peloton: ‘It’s not a fight over a braking system, it’s a fight for power’; Egyptian Eslam Nasser Zaki dies at African Continental Track Cycling Championships; Video: Drone footage of Travis McCabe winning the final stage of the Tucson Bicycle Classic.
Apparently Alberto Contador winning three Grand Tours while wearing the Tinkoff logo wasn’t enough to satisfy former boss Oleg Tinkov. The Russian disparaged Contador over the weekend, calling the rider “evil” and “a piece of Spanish shit.”
The comment was made on an Instagram post where Tinkov had, incorrectly, praised his former rider Peter Sagan for winning Milan-San Remo. After Tinkov wrote that “technically” Michal Kwiatkowski won Milan-San Remo, “but in reality Sagan [won],” a follower replied “Now you have to make peace with Alberto… technically [a] loser, in [your] heart forever a winner.”
“Contador is piece of Spanish shit, and never will win anything,” Tinkov replied. “[He’s] too old and too evil. Diet made him crazy and greedy.”
Of the over 300 comments below the post, many were written in Spanish, insulting Tinkov in a similar fashion as he’d done to Contador.
Contador, 34, recently finished second overall at Paris-Nice, two seconds behind winner Sergio Henao of Team Sky. He’s currently racing the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya.