When is it a good time to get the old band back together again? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself when I heard the news that several members of the 1999 Tour de France winning U.S. Postal Service (USPS) team would be riding together at the 25 October Gran Fondo Hincapie.
Lance Armstrong (L) and George Hincapie (R) in their USPS heyday at the 2004 Tour de Frrance (Getty)
Tinkoff-Saxo has now published an expanded version of the “three Grand
Tours in one season” idea floated by its billionaire owner Oleg Tinkov,
and even with some extra meat on its bones, it still isn’t a
good one for the riders.
Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov with his Vuelta a Espana winner Alberto Contador (Sirotti)
Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov has continued with his one-man effort to get all of the key Grand Tour contenders to race together in not just one or two of the big races, but all three, adding a $1.4 million incentive for riders to his earlier taunts.
Oleg Tinkov has added a big cash incentive to get the best Grand Tour riders head-to-head through the season (CC)