Oleg Tinkov concedes his Grand Tour Challenge may not materialise in 2015

Oleg Tinkov faces lack of interest for his €1m Grand Tour Challenge, and now doubts it will take place in 2015

Vincenzo Nibali and Alberto Contador on stage six of the 2014 Tour de FRance

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Russian Oleg Tinkov, owner team Tinkoff-Saxo, doubts his challenge to get the four top stage racers in all three Grand Tours will succeed in 2015 after they have shown a lack of interest.

"For me, the sooner it happens the better it is," Tinkov told Sky Sports. "For the next year it may be hard."

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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.