As Oleg Tinkov plans 2016 exit, Tinkoff manager Feltrin begins search for new owner

Tinkoff-Saxo manager Stefano Feltrin begins his search for a new owner and sponsor after Oleg Tinkov reveals he will walk away after the 2016 season

Oleg Tinkov and Alberto Contador

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Team Tinkoff has one year, or in reality only six months, to find a new owner and sponsor to continue beyond 2016 with owner Oleg Tinkov quitting cycling.

Tinkov told Cycling News that he will pull out at the end of 2016, ending a long association with the sport and leaving stars like Peter Sagan with an uncertain future.

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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.