Cooking for Contador: Ivan Basso and Tinkoff press officer hit the kitchen after team chef quits

The team chef says he quit over disputes with team own Oleg Tinkov, leaving the team waiting for a new chef to arrive

(Image credit: Daniel Gould)

Tinkoff sports director Ivan Basso and press officer Jacinto Vidarte stepped in to help cook for Alberto Contador's team at the Critérium du Dauphiné this week in France after the chef quit over a dispute with boss Oleg Tinkov.

The team's kitchen truck was due to arrive for the week-long stage race in southeast France, but could not without the cook. The hotels' kitchens were not ready because race organiser ASO assumed that the Russian WorldTour would prepare its own meals in its kitchen on wheels and told the hotels so.

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