Adam Hansen: Oleg Tinkov is a 'mad cycling fan'

Adam Hansen has raced in the last 10 Grand Tours, and says Oleg Tinkov's Grand Tour Challenge is mad but achievable

Adam Hansen wins stage nineteen of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Oleg Tinkov is crazy about cycling and has a "cool" idea to get the top stage racers in all three of the 2015 Grand Tours, says Adam Hansen. The Australian professional has consecutively raced all three Grand Tours for the past three years – the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España – and wants to see the stars do the same next season.

"Is Tinkov just throwing around his money to make himself look good? No," Lotto-Belisol's Hansen told Cycling Weekly. "I think he wants Alberto Contador to do this and he wants the rest to join him.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.