Tinkov: We need a boring, meticulous manager, like Brailsford

Managers – and cycling as a whole – need to modernise for the internet age, says Tinkoff-Saxo owner as he seeks to replace Bjarne Riis

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Oleg Tinkov is looking for someone "boring and meticulous" to manage Tinkoff-Saxo in the wake of the team's split with Bjarne Riis, and has named Team Sky's principal, David Brailsford, as an example.

The Russian is due to announce a new manager next week. On Sunday, his team issued a statement saying that it had parted company with Riis "by mutual agreement".

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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.