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by Mark Zalewski
June 8, 2016
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 contamination; Human rights groups call for UCI to reject Bahrain Cycling Team; Guarnier extends Women’s WorldTour lead; Australian crit champ Mackay signs with Hagens Berman-Supermint; 2016 Gran Fondo New York by the numbers; Tinkoff team chef quits over ‘inexcusable behaviour’ by owner; Dauphiné stage 2 highlights; Dan Martin, Richie Porte after Critérium du Dauphiné stage 1; Armitstead talks about what it takes to be the best; Ted King on winning the Dirty Kanza; Contador locked out of team bus
It seems more than riders and directors are rubbed-wrong by WorldTour team owner Oleg Tinkov. The team’s now-former chef took to Facebook to vent his frustrations that ultimately led him to quit his position.
“Since Monday I have been on sick leave from the team … during the last days of the Giro I had trouble with the boss; who [made] threats and other inexcusable behaviour.”
“I have therefore chosen to terminate my contract with the team and expect to be off work at least until the contract ends. It was not a fun decision, but I have never been in doubt. I will miss the job and the people behind the scenes much.”
Oleg Tinkoff is well-known to be outspoken on his opinions and also very demanding of his team — both of riders and staff. He was highly critical of Peter Sagan following a less-than-ideal Spring Classics in 2015, only to praise the Slovakian after his world championship win.
“What will happen when I am out of contract and well again again is not known, but I look forward to – and hope – new challenges; but for now I just need to relax and enjoy the Danish summer.”
Click through to read the post on Facebook.