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Team data
UCI code TNK
nationality RussiaRussia Russia
License UCI WorldTeam
operator Tinkov sports
First season 2001
Last season 2016
discipline Street
Wheel manufacturer Specialized
General manager ItalyItaly Stefano Feltrin
Sportl. ladder ItalyItaly Bruno Cenghialta Tristan Hoffman Steven de Jongh Lars Michaelsen Nicki Sørensen Giuseppe Toni Patxi Vila Sean Yates
United KingdomUnited Kingdom 
Name story
Years Surname
2012 (until July)
2012 (from July)
Team home-Jack & Jones (HJJ)
Team Memory Card-Jack & Jones (MCJ)
CSC-Tiscali (CST)
Team CSC (CSC)
Team CSC-Saxo Bank (CSC)
Team Saxo Bank (SAX)
Saxo Bank SunGard (SBS)
Team Saxo Bank (SAX)
Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank (STB)
Team Saxo-Tinkoff (TST)
Tinkoff-Saxo (TCS)
Tinkoff (TNK)

Tinkoff was a cycling team that ran from 2001 to 2014 with a Danish license and then with a Russian license until it was dissolved at the end of the 2016 season .


The team founder and long-time team manager was the former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis , who until December 2013 also owned the team operator Riis Cycling A / S - now Tinkov Sport .

The longstanding main sponsor and namesake of the team was the IT service provider Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) until the end of the 2009 season . In June 2008 a new sponsor was presented with Saxo Bank . The bank initially appeared as a co-sponsor and then as the main sponsor until the end of the year. In 2011, Saxo Bank acted as the main sponsor of the team with co-sponsor SunGard . In 2012 the team started again as Team Saxo Bank, from June supported by the co-sponsor Tinkoff Bank . After the owner of Tinkoff Bank, Oleg Tinkow , initially announced his intention to end his involvement with the team in 2013, he acquired the operating company Riis Cycling A / S in December 2013 , which from then on traded as Tinkov Sport ; Riis remained team manager. Bjarne Riis was suspended by Oleg Tinkow in March 2015 and then released. Tinkow cited the reason that Riis was not needed. He sees himself as a good substitute for Riis.

Most recently, the team's sporting directors were Giuseppe Toni , Bruno Cenghialta , Steven de Jongh , Lars Michaelsen , Nicki Sørensen , Patxi Vila , Sean Yates and Tristan Hoffman . The team was based in Hørsholm .

On October 15, 2015, Saxo-Bank announced its withdrawal from sponsorship for the end of the 2016 season.

Doping allegations

In the course of the doping investigation against Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton , who drove for Team CSC in 2002 and 2003, charged Riis. The latter brought him together with the Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes , who has meanwhile become known through the doping scandal , and knew about his doping program.


The team was very successful in the Tour de France . Carlos Sastre won the Tour de France 2008 and Andy Schleck the Tour de France 2010 . In 2005 Ivan Basso finished second overall and Andy Schleck achieved this in 2009. In 2004 Ivan Basso was third overall. In 2003 and 2009 the team won the team championship. In 2001 and 2002 Laurent Jalabert won the jersey of the best climber . Andy Schleck also won the white jersey of the best young professional three times in a row from 2008 to 2010 .

Ivan Basso finished the 2006 Giro d'Italia as the overall winner. Alberto Contador won the Vuelta a España in 2012 , which means that the team can boast overall victories in all three Grand Tours.

The team's drivers have also won several major one-day races. Fabian Cancellara won the Paris – Roubaix (2006 and 2010), Milan – Sanremo 2008 and the Tour of Flanders 2010 twice for the team . Stuart O'Grady won Paris – Roubaix in 2007. Nick Nuyens won the 2011 Tour of Flanders . Tyler Hamilton (2003) and Andy Schleck (2010) finished Liège – Bastogne – Liège as winners. Furthermore Laurent Jalabert won the Clásica San Sebastián twice (2001 and 2002). In 2002 Jakob Piil won Paris-Tours , and in 2013 Roman Kreuziger won the Amstel Gold Race .

During his time with the team, Fabian Cancellara became the 2008 Olympic time trial champion and four times world champion in this discipline.

2016 season

Success in the UCI WorldTour
date run winner
January 20th AustraliaAustralia2nd stage Tour Down Under AustraliaAustralia Jay McCarthy
27th of March BelgiumBelgium Gent-Wevelgem SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
3rd of April BelgiumBelgium Tour of Flanders SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
9th April SpainSpain6th stage Basque Country Tour ( EZF ) SpainSpain Alberto Contador
4-9 April SpainSpain Overall ranking of the Tour of the Basque Country SpainSpain Alberto Contador
June 5th FranceFrancePrologue Critérium du Dauphiné ( EZF ) SpainSpain Alberto Contador
June 12 SwitzerlandSwitzerland2nd stage Tour de Suisse SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
June 13th SwitzerlandSwitzerland3rd stage Tour de Suisse SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
3rd of July FranceFrance2nd stage Tour de France SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
July 13th FranceFrance11th stage Tour de France SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
July 18th FranceFrance16th stage Tour de France SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
the 9th of September CanadaCanada Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
21st September NetherlandsNetherlands BelgiumBelgium3rd stage Eneco Tour SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
September 22 NetherlandsNetherlands BelgiumBelgium4th stage of the Eneco Tour SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
Union-Cycliste-Internationale-Logo.svg UCI WorldTour 2016 - individual ranking SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
Success in the UCI Europe Tour
date run Cat. winner
February 17th SpainSpain1st stage Ruta del Sol 2.1 ItalyItaly Daniele Bennati
19th of February SpainSpain3rd stage Ruta del Sol 2.1 ItalyItaly Oscar Gatto
21st of February PortugalPortugal5th stage Volta ao Algarve 2.1 SpainSpain Alberto Contador
March 18th BelgiumBelgium Handzame Classic 1.1 SlovakiaSlovakia Erik Baska
March 31 BelgiumBelgium3b. Stage Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde ( EZF ) 2.HC PolandPoland Maciej Bodnar
April 23 CroatiaCroatia5th stage Tour of Croatia ( MZF ) 2.1 RussiaRussia Tinkoff
July 27th DenmarkDenmark1st stage Tour of Denmark 2.HC ItalyItaly Daniele Bennati
29th of July DenmarkDenmark3rd stage Tour of Denmark 2.HC DenmarkDenmark Michael Valgren
27.-31. July DenmarkDenmark Overall ranking Tour of Denmark 2.HC DenmarkDenmark Michael Valgren
2-6 August SpainSpain Overall ranking Burgos Tour 2.HC SpainSpain Alberto Contador
Success in the UCI America Tour
date run Cat. winner
May 15 United StatesUnited States1st stage California Tour 2.HC SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
May 18 United StatesUnited States 4th stage California Tour 2.HC SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
National road cycling champions
date run driver
June 22 PolandPoland Polish Championship - Individual Time Trial PolandPoland Maciej Bodnar
June 26th Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech championship - road racing Czech RepublicCzech Republic Roman Kreuziger
June 26th SlovakiaSlovakia Slovak championship - road racing SlovakiaSlovakia Juraj Sagan
June 26th PolandPoland Polish Championship - Road Race PolandPoland Rafał Majka
June 26th United KingdomUnited Kingdom British Championship - Road Racing United KingdomUnited Kingdom Adam Blythe

Additions Disposals

Accesses Team 2015 Departures Team 2016
ItalyItaly Oscar Gatto Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec DenmarkDenmark Chris Anker Sørensen Fortuneo Vital Concept
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Adam Blythe Orica GreenEdge DenmarkDenmark Matti Breschel Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
SlovakiaSlovakia Erik Baska AWT greenway DenmarkDenmark Christopher Juul Orica GreenEdge
AustriaAustria Michael Gogl Tirol Cycling Team PortugalPortugal Bruno Pires Team Roth
RussiaRussia Yuri Trofimov Team Katusha SwitzerlandSwitzerland Oliver Zaugg IAM Cycling
ItalyItaly Ivan Basso Career ended
ColombiaColombia Edward Beltran EPM-UNE-Area Metropolitana
DenmarkDenmark Michael Mørkøv Team Katusha


Wikidata logo S.svgTeam roster
Surname Date of birth country Previous team
Erik Baska January 12, 1994 SVK Slovakia AWT Greenway (2015)
Daniele Bennati September 24, 1980 ITA Italy RadioShack Nissan (2012)
Adam Blythe October 1, 1989 GBR United Kingdom Orica-GreenEDGE (2015)
Manuele Boaro March 12, 1987 ITA Italy
Maciej Bodnar March 7, 1985 POLE Poland
Pawel Gross January 29, 1982 RUS Russia Katusha (2014)
Alberto Contador December 6, 1982 ESP Spain Astana (2010)
Oscar Gatto January 1, 1985 ITA Italy Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec (2015)
Michael Gogl 4th November 1993 AUT Austria
Jesper Hansen October 23, 1990 THE Denmark Cult Energy (2013)
Jesús Hernández September 28, 1981 ESP Spain Astana (2010)
Robert Kišerlovski August 9, 1986 CRO Croatia Trek Factory Racing (2014)
Michal Kolář December 21, 1992 SVK Slovakia Dukla Trenčín Trek (2013)
Roman Kreuziger May 6, 1986 CZE Czech Republic Astana (2012)
Rafał Majka September 12, 1989 POLE Poland
Jay McCarthy September 8, 1992 OUT Australia Jayco-AIS (2012)
Sérgio Paulinho March 26, 1980 POR Portugal RadioShack (2011)
Yevgeny Petrov May 25, 1978 RUS Russia Astana (2012)
Paweł Poljański May 6, 1990 POLE Poland
Michael Rogers (Jan. 1 - Apr. 25, note ) 20th December 1979 OUT Australia Sky (2012)
Ivan Rowny September 30, 1987 RUS Russia Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest (2013)
Juraj Sagan December 23, 1988 SVK Slovakia
Peter Sagan January 26, 1990 SVK Slovakia Cannondale (2014)
Matteo Tosatto May 14, 1974 ITA Italy Quick Step (2010)
Yuri Trofimov January 26, 1984 RUS Russia Katusha (2015)
Nikolai Trusov 2nd July 1985 RUS Russia De Rijke-Shanks (2013)
Michael Valgren February 7, 1992 THE Denmark Cult Energy (2013)
Davide Ballerini (Aug 1 - Dec 31, Stagiaire) September 21, 1994 ITA Italy Hopplà-Petroli Firenze (2016)
Lorenzo Fortunato (Aug 1 - Dec 31, Stagiaire) May 9, 1996 ITA Italy
Andrea Montagnoli (Aug 1 - Dec 31, Stagiaire) July 27, 1995 ITA Italy
Source: UCI

Note: Michael Rogers , retired

Placements in UCI rankings

UCI world rankings

season Team ranking Driver ranking
1998 32. LatviaLatvia Arvis Piziks (121.)
1999 1. (GSII) DenmarkDenmark Nicolai Bo Larsen (64th)
2000 19th NetherlandsNetherlands Tristan Hoffman (54th)
2001 16. FranceFrance Laurent Jalabert (21.)
2002 10. FranceFrance Laurent Jalabert (14th)
2003 11. United StatesUnited States Tyler Hamilton (11th)
2004 2. ItalyItaly Ivan Basso (11th)

UCI ProTour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2005 1. United StatesUnited States Bobby Julich (9.)
2006 1. LuxembourgLuxembourg Frank Schleck (3.)
2007 1. SpainSpain Carlos Sastre (12.)
2008 3. GermanyGermany Jens Voigt (17.)

UCI World Calendar

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2009 4th LuxembourgLuxembourg Andy Schleck (4th)
2010 1. SwitzerlandSwitzerland Fabian Cancellara (13th) Andy Schleck (13th)

UCI World Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2011 18th BelgiumBelgium Nick Nuyens (44th)
2012 15th SpainSpain Alberto Contador (12th)
2013 6th Czech RepublicCzech Republic Roman Kreuziger (11.)
2014 3. SpainSpain Alberto Contador (2nd)
2015 7th SpainSpain Alberto Contador (7th)
2016 2. SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan (1st)

See also

Known former drivers

Individual evidence

  1. rad-net.de: Riis cycling stable loses main sponsor CSC , accessed on May 19, 2008.
  2. rad-net.de: New sponsor for CSC racing team by Bjarne Riis , accessed on June 10, 2008.
  3. radsport-news.com: Contador will drive for Saxo Bank in future , accessed on June 25, 2012.
  4. radsport-news.com: Tinkoff Bank is now co-sponsoring Saxo Bank , accessed June 25, 2012.
  5. radsport-news.com from December 2, 2013: Fix: Tinkov buys the team from Riis
  6. radsport-news.com - Tinkov suspends Riis. In: radsport-news.com. March 23, 2015, accessed March 24, 2015 .
  7. radsport-news.com - Tinkoff-Saxo confirms Bjarne Riis' suspension. In: radsport-news.com. March 24, 2015, accessed March 24, 2015 .
  8. Tinkoff-Saxo dissolves contract with Riis. radsport-news.com, March 29, 2015, accessed March 29, 2015 .
  9. Oleg Tinkov blog: I think I'm a good substitution for Bjarne Riis. In: cyclingnews.com. May 7, 2015, accessed August 2, 2015 .
  10. Tinkov closes Saxo Bank account. End of sponsorship with discord. radsport-news.de, October 15, 2015, accessed on October 15, 2015 .
  11. radsport-news.com of November 5, 2012: Hamilton: "Riis brought me together with Fuentes"

Web links

Commons : Team Saxo Bank  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Tinkoff in the ProCyclingStats.com database