Oleg Tinkov defends Team Sky's approach to Giro d'Italia

Tinkoff-Saxo team owner Oleg Tinkov expresses respect for British squad Team Sky and Dave Brailsford for 'really trying to change cycling'

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Support for Team Sky was issued from an unexpected quarter yesterday: Oleg Tinkov, owner of rival squad Tinkoff-Saxo. Tinkov has come out in support of Sky after negative comments made on social media about the team's performance and approach at the Giro d'Italia.

Russian multi-millionaire businessman Tinkov praised Sky's approach into refining the way that teams tackle racing, saying on his Facebook page: "They really try to CHANGE CYCLING. And I respect them for doing this".

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.