Tinkoff-Saxo belongs to the elite of the WorldTour. The team is owned by Oleg Tinkov and sponsored by Tinkoff Bank and Saxo Bank. Tinkoff-Saxo is among the most prominent and groundbreaking teams in the sport. We are proud to be a part of the world’s finest and toughest sport, and we believe that great achievements come from strong individual performances and excellent teamwork.
Ahead of 2014, Oleg Tinkov, realized his dream of owning a WorldTour team, as he established Tinkoff-Saxo on the foundation of Bjarne Riis’ 16-year old team. He employed Bjarne, former owner and top rider, as team manager in recognition of his superb abilities of managing a team of top athletes. 2014 revealed the big, combined talent of the squad and overall setup as the team took noticeable victories such as Alberto Contador’s overall win at Vuelta a España and Rafal Majka’s King of the Mountain’s Classification and two stage wins at Tour de France. During 2014, Tinkoff-Saxo won a total of 26 victories as a result of a visible and persistent effort from the beginning of the season until the last race in October.
With a strengthened squad and a quickly growing fan base the Russian team faces 2015 with very high ambitions of becoming the undisputed best cycling team in the world. Top riders such as Peter Sagan, Ivan Basso and Robert Kiserlovski have joined the likes of Alberto Contador, Michael Rogers and Daniele Bennati to ensure a broad and diverse group of riders that can perform throughout the season – from the cobbled spring classics to the mountainous Grand Tours. Focus has also been put into strengthening the sporting staff by bringing in skilled experts such as Head Coach Bobby Julich and Head of Sports Science Daniel Healey. This illustrates Oleg Tinkov and the team management’s attention to scientific and physiological details, while providing the riders with the best conditions available to unleash their full potential in the coming seasons.