Oleg Tinkov blog: I'm ready to boycott the Tour de France in 2016

I've spent the last few days before the Tour de France in St. Petersburg, enjoying the white nights but I'm going to be heading to the Tour de France later this week to join the Tinkoff-Saxo team. I think it's going to be a great Tour de France this year even if the Tour is very stressful. It's the biggest race of the season and so there are a lot of good and bad emotions, a lot of tension. That's why I prefer the Giro d'Italia, it feels much more a family. The Tour is a huge beast and that's also why it's the biggest annual sporting event in the world.

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Oleg Tinkov created his business empire by selling jeans he bought at a training camp as a junior. He now owns the Tinkoff-Saxo team and is never afraid to speak his mind, be it about team leader Alberto Contador, Tour de France rivals Team Sky and especially about how professional cycling is managed.