Yesterday RusVelo held the team presentation for the next season. The official ceremony, followed by a gala dinner, took place in La Covallina restaurant, just three kilometers from the team base in Lonato del Garda, Italy.
The team will continue to ride Campagnolo-equipped Colnago bikes, changing the model to V1-R. There are noticeable changes in the riders line-up, with two of the team leaders, Ilnur Zakarin and Sergey Lagutin, leaving for Katusha and a big group of under-23 youngsters coming in. Still, the team is determined to hold on to UCI rating positions it occupied in 2014. True to the strategy of giving the green light in professional career to the most talented young Russian riders, the team roster remains 100% Russian.
Platon Ratskevich, Vice Chancellor of the Russian Consulate in Milan, double Olympic champion Paola Pezzo and the president of Campagnolo company Valentino Campagnolo were among the guests of honor who attended the ceremony.
The team roster for 2015:
Ildar Arslanov, Ivan Balykin, Igor Boev, Alexander Evtushenko, Artur Ershov, Petr Ignatenko, Sergey Firsanov, Alexander Foliforov, Alexander Komin, Roman Kustadinchev, Roman Maikin, Artem Nych, Artem Ovechkin, Kirill Pozdniakov, Alexander Rybakov, Alexander Serov, Andrey Solomennikov, Mamyr Stash.
Alexander Efimkin, Sergey Honchar, Alexey Markov, Fabrizio Tacchino, Roberto Vigni.
The technical partners are:
Accapi, Campagnolo, Casco, Colnago, Deda Elementi, Dion Sportlab, Elite, Errea, Look, Parentini, Selle Italia, Tufo.
Rusvelo professional cycling team