Oleg Tinkov: Team Sky are afraid of Tinkoff Saxo

Tinkoff Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov tells the Telegraph that he believes his team will surpass Team Sky in 2015

Oleg Tinkov on stage fifteen of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

Oleg Tinkov is never one to mince his words, so it’s no surprise to hear him talking about his rivalry with Sir Dave Brailsford – the man he feels he is replacing as the “king” of cycling.

Speaking to the Telegraph’s Tom Cary at Tinkoff Saxo's training camp in Gran Canaria, the Russian claims he is building a “superteam” which will surpass Team Sky in 2015, but with a smaller budget than Brailsford's team.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.