Ivan Basso was diagnosed with a tumor in his left testicle and has to undergo operation for its removal.
Tinkoff-Saxo is very happy with the decision taken by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to withdraw their appeals in the CAS case regarding team rider Roman Kreuziger.
Contador embarking on the Giro-Tour double: “In the heat of the race you can’t ponder, I’ll be 100% focused on the Giro”
Tinkoff-Saxo captain Alberto Contador spoke to the press on the eve of the Giro d’Italia after having made the final on-bike adjustments together with his squad on the opening TTT parcours.
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.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Manuele Boaro had to see the GC-lead slip away on the final day of Circuit de la Sarthe as he dropped his chain in both intermediate sprints of the stage 5 finale. After winning the queen stage yesterday, it was naturally a heavy blow for Boaro and the entire team who, according to DS Nicki Sørensen, had put in a dedicated effort throughout the race.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Manuele Boaro put in a powerful attack on the final ascent of stage 4 to take the win following a committed team effort. The punchy Italian now leads the general classification going into the final stage, where he looks to defend his lead.
Circuit de la Sarthe got off to a fast start, as stage 1 finished in a sprint decision with Nacer Bouhanni taking the win. Tinkoff-Saxo, led by Michael Valgren and Manuele Boaro, focused on saving the power for Wednesday’s dual stage, where the team is eyeing possibilities in the intensive 6.8k afternoon time trial.