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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 W...

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 thoug...

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 vie...

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 t...

Oleg Tinkov: I’m open to selling Tinkoff-Saxo for the right money

Days after media reports stated that former team owner Bjarne Riis was attempting to buy back the Tinkoff-Saxo squad, Oleg Tinkov has sai...

Report: Riis attempting to buy Tinkoff-Saxo team back from Oleg Tinkov

Almost two years after he sold his team to Oleg Tinkov and seven months after he left it after a falling out with the Russian, Bjarne Rii...

Riis says goodbye to Tinkoff-Saxo; unclear if he hopes to continue in cycling

Issuing a brief statement in the wake of his parting of ways from the Tinkoff-Saxo team, Bjarne Riis has bid farewell to the squad he own...

Saxo Bank CEO offers to mediate between Tinkov and Riis and find a solution

Saxo Bank CEO Lars Seier Christensen has said he believes it is possible to resolve the current situation between Oleg Tinkov and Bjarne ...

Tinkoff-Saxo confirms Riis is sidelined, but questions remain as to the reason

The Tinkoff-Saxo team of Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan has confirmed reports that Bjarne Riis has been sidelined from his position as ...

Report: Riis suspended by Tinkov, could Dane be on his way out of the sport?

Amid rumours that he could be facing a lengthy – or possibly permanent – ban from the sport as a result of the pending Anti Doping Denmar...

Contador announces he’ll remain with Tinkoff-Saxo in 2016, Tinkov confirms it will be his final season

With is contract due to finish at the end of the current season, Alberto Contador, Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov and general manager Bja...

Tinkov: If Sagan doesn’t win two or three great Classics, I’ll be upset…but I won’t kill him

Commenting on his high profile new signing, Oleg Tinkov has made his expectations clear with regards to Peter Sagan. The Slovakian rider ...

Tinkov: International sanctions against Russia could cause end of Tinkoff Saxo team

Commenting after international sanctions against Russia have seen the value of the rouble plummet and made things difficult for his Tinko...

How Tinkov’s Grand Tour Challenge could prove costly for cycling

The idea may be on hold for 2015, but Oleg Tinkov is determined to keep pushing the sport’s top riders to eventually accept his proposed ...

Tinkov accepts Grand Tour challenge probably won’t occur next season

Tinkoff Saxo team owner Oleg Tinkov has accepted that the Grand Tour challenge he has been pushing for is unlikely to take place in 2015,...

Tinkov: If the Tour de France started tomorrow, Contador would beat Froome

Although Chris Froome was in dominant form in the recent Tour de Romandie, taking the general classification and beating Tony Martin to w...