Tinkoff happy about selections

Not everyone is upset about the recent selections for the Tirreno-Adriatico and Milano-Sanremo. Astana and Acqua & Sapone were among the teams not invited, but Italian squad Tinkoff Credit Systems made the cut.

"There is great satisfaction among Tinkoff Credit Systems, after its official invitation to the Tirreno-Adriatico and Milano-Sanremo races," said General Manager Stefano Feltrin.

"We are happy to be invited by RCS to dispute these two prestigious competition on the international calendar, and we will make every effort to honor the confidence expressed in our team." Team President Oleg Tinkov indicated the decision showed a great respect for his team in the current racing climate.

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.