A spectacular comeback to the sport is not just on the corner of Oleg Tinkov.
The top freshman, who in 2013 bought Bjarne Riis' cycling team and later sacked the dane, would otherwise, according to the Spanish newspaper AS have offered to Team Sky's manager, Dave Brailsford, 150 million to sponsor the team. But to Cyclingnews, he makes it clear that it is in no way the case.
I respect Brailsford, but the stories that I need to sponsor Team Sky is bullshit!
- I have no plans of any kind to return to the sport, writes Tinkov a series of text messages.
He would, however, like to confirm, that he has been in contact with Dave Brailsford - especially when the media was after the manager in the many dung-cases that have stuck out for Team Sky, after it became known that both Bradley Wiggins and Chris Federer has won the Tour de France with cortisol in the bloodstream.
- I have some times been in contact with Dave over some messages, after I left the sport.
- I've backed him up in the 'hard times' - he is a star! I respect him very much and still think that he is the best manager in the sport, which needs more Brailsford.
Mediegiganten Cloud announced, in the first instance, to the pull out as a sponsor after the end of 2019. Later it was reported, however, that the company's new american owners would let the cash flow flow in 2020 - however, only 70 percent of the already astronomical budget.
Oleg Tinkov has after the settlement of the Tinkoff-Saxo concentrated on its own companies. In particular, Tinkoff Credit Systems, but also the Russian's new baby, luxury holiday homes.