Oleg Tinkov: Alberto Contador is 'too old to win anything'

Former Tinkoff team owner Oleg Tinkov attacks Alberto Contador on social media, saying that he 'will never win anything'

Oleg Tinkov.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Oleg Tinkov, former Tinkoff team owner, launched a vulgar attack on his former rider and Grand Tour star Alberto Contador. The Russian says that Contador, who nearly upset Sergio Henao (Sky) for the Paris-Nice win last week, "never will win anything."

Contador left team Tinkoff this winter when it folded. He joined American team Trek-Segafredo and planned out his season with the Tour de France as his number one goal.

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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.