The other Russian team in the WorldTour is Tinkoff-Saxo Bank who are sponsored by a Russian credit company and a Danish bank respectively. The team is built for the grand tours with a selection of strong riders used to pulling on different terrain for their leaders.
The Biggest name in the books is Spaniard Alberto Contador who has won all three grand tours in his career. Has been off the boil since his return but seems to be coming back to his old form in 2014 with several early season stage race wins. The other star on the team is the Czech Roman Kreuziger who has shown flashes s of brilliance in stage races but more impressively won the 2013 Amstel Gold race to show his all round ability.
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