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Tinkoff-Saxo to hold high-altitude training camp in Livigno in July

The famous Italian Alpine resort will host the team’s training camp from July 5th to 19th. Based at 1,816 meters, Tinkoff-Saxo’s riders will take advantage of the region’s mountains, with peaks at 3,000 meters, to prepare for a number of the season’s high-altitude races.

Cycling fans are in for a treat as special training programs are scheduled for July and August at the brand new Tinkoff Sport Academy.

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Tinkoff-Saxo’s intense high-altitude training program will see the team’s riders visit for the first time the famous Italian ski resort. Known as “Little Tibet”, the Livigno area is the point of reference for all athletes that want to train in high altitudes. In addition to riding on the roads of Livigno and on several alpine passes such as Stelvio (highest pass at 2,757 meters), Foscagno, Forcola, Gavia and Mortirolo, Tinkoff-Saxo’s riders will work out at the Livigno Fitness Sports Centre.

For Stefano Feltrin, General Manager of Tinkoff-Saxo, choosing Livigno for the team’s training camp was an easy decision. “We think there is no better place in Europe for high-altitude training that can match the world-class infrastructure and sport facilities Livigno has to offer. In Livigno we found the perfect partner to prepare towards some of the season’s most important races,” commented Feltrin.

“This collaboration agreement,” commented Luca Moretti, president of the Livigno Tourism Agency, “officially confirms what was already common knowledge among professional athletes, that Livigno is Europe’s best place for high-altitude training. Tinkoff-Saxo is an elite, world-class professional cycling team and the fact they chose Livigno flatters us a lot.”

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For the first time ever, cycling fans will also have the unique opportunity to participate in training camps of the brand new Tinkoff Sport Academy during the months of July and August. A total of 4 weekly camps (July 4 to 11, July 11 to 18, August 1 to 8 and August 29 to September 5) will be open to all cyclists with an adequate fitness level.

Participants in the Tinkoff Sport Academy programs will be divided in 2-3 subgroups, with similar features and performance levels. That way, all participants will be able to undertake physical activity in the best way while maintaining the concept of collective work. For each weekly session there will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 20 participants.

Tinkoff-Saxo will provide a trainer, mechanic and masseur. All sport activities and related services will start at the team’s headquarters in Aquagranda.

Services included in a weekly training camp of Tinkoff Sport Academy
Organization and execution of daily training rides
Organization and execution of indoor training
Organization of road tests for performance evaluation
Professional bike fit with advanced instrumentation
3 afternoon lessons with additional participation of professionals
Tinkoff-Saxo bike rental (Specialized)
1 summer Tinkoff-Saxo kit (jersey, shorts, socks, gloves)
1 after-race Tinkoff-Saxo polo

For further information on Tinkoff Sport Academy and inquiries on how to participate in this summer’s training camps in Livigno, visit www.livigno.eu/

About Tinkoff-Saxo
Tinkoff-Saxo is a UCI WorldTour pro cycling racing team that is owned by Russian entrepreneur Oleg Tinkov with the explicit aim to become the greatest cycling team in the world.

Tinkoff Bank is the team’s main title sponsor and innovative provider of online retail financial services operating in Russia through a high-tech branchless platform. The bank was founded in 2006 by a Russian entrepreneur Oleg Tinkov to service clients in the Russian financial services market. In 2009, the bank started to attract retail deposits, and is a member of the national deposit insurance system.Being one of the leaders in the Russian credit card market, as of 1 March 2015, the bank issued over 5 mn credit cards.

In 2013, The Banker magazine, the world’s premier banking and finance resource and Financial Times Group member, named Tinkoff Bank the Bank of the Year and the most profitable bank in Russia. In 2012, Global Finance magazine and Banki.ru portal presented Tinkoff Bank with the Best Internet Retail Bank in Russia award. In 2014 and 2013, Tinkoff mobile bank app was recognized the best by Deloitte, and in 2014, the internet bank of Tinkoff Bank was deemed the most effective in Russia by Markswebb Rank & Report agency.

Saxo Bank is a leading online trading and investment specialist, offering private investors and institutional clients a complete set of tools for their trading and investment strategies. Its financial community portal, TradingFloor.com, is the first multi-asset social trading platform. A fully licensed and regulated European bank, Saxo Bank enables clients to trade FX, CFDs, ETFs, Stocks, Futures, Options and other derivatives on our award-winning SaxoTrader platform, accessible on PCs, tablets or smartphones through a single account and available in more than 20 languages. The platform is white-labelled by more than 100 major financial institutions worldwide. Saxo Bank also offers professional portfolio and fund management as well as traditional banking services through Saxo Privatbank. Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank is headquartered in Copenhagen and has offices in 25 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Australia.

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