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Tinkov convinced Contador can win the Tour de France

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Oleg Tinkov leads the Tinkoff-Saxo riders out on their training run

Oleg Tinkov leads the Tinkoff-Saxo riders out on their training run (Image credit: Alberto Contador)
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Vincenzo NIbali (Astana) marks Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) on the final climb of stage 8

Vincenzo NIbali (Astana) marks Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) on the final climb of stage 8 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Oleg Tinkov spent stage eight of the Tour de France in the Tinkoff-Saxo team car next to Bjarne Riis and was wearing a huge smile post-race after his team rode strongly on the steep climbs and Alberto Contador gained a few seconds on race leader and big rival Vincenzo Nibali (Astana).