RusVelo rider Oxana Kozonchuck scored her first podium finish after the complicated injury sustained in January that took her more than three months to recover.
RusVelo rider Timofey Kritskiy won stage 7 of the 2.HC Tour of Quinghai Lake. It is actually the very first win for the team in a race of such a high category.
Last night around 3.00 AM RusVelo team base in Lonato del Garda was subjected to robbery. Two unidentified male registered by video surveillance units broke into the warehouse through the roof and stole thirty bicycles, subsequently making off with them in a stolen camion. As soon as the consequences of the incident were discovered at 9.00 AM, the police started working on the scene of the crime.
RusVelo rider Artur Ershov came in third in the 194 km-long elite road race on the final day of the Russian national championships held in the city of Tula 170 km south of Moscow. The race was decided in the last three kilometers.
RusVelo rider Tatyana Antoshina took her sixth national champion’s title in the 125 km-long road race, made of nine 13.88 km-long laps around the city center of Tula. Just two days after she topped the podium of the individual, she finished in a breathtaking solo attack 34 seconds clear of her teammate Aizhan Zhaparova who, in her turn, won a sprint duel against Xeniya Dobrynina (Astana - BePink).
RusVelo rider Artem Ovechkin clocked the 3rd best time in the elite individual time trial Russian championships winning his second consecutive bronze in this event.
RusVelo rider Tatyana Antoshina opened the medal score for RusVelo in the national championships held in the regional center of Tula 160 km south of Moscow. The title defender left the ramp last but didn’t actually have much need for a tactical ride marking the rivals’ splits – it took her 37.51.90 to finish 28 km-long hilly highway course, 1.56 clear of the silver medal winner Kseniya Dobrynina (Astana BePink) and 2.09 ahead of Irina Molicheva (Pratomagno). It was a perfect show of power and regular pedaling. Two more RusVelo riders made the top-10: Aleksandra Burchenkova (7th) and Aizhan Zhaparova (9th).
It was a whole day at the front for RusVelo riders in the 75th edition of the Italian 1.1 calssic Giro del Appennino. After 191 km between Novi Ligure and Genova Sergey Lagutin crossed the line 6th while Sergey Pomoshnikov rounded off the top-10.
The 21st edition of 2.1 Tour of Slovenia finished in Novo Mesto. RusVelo rider Ilnur Zakarin continued his streak of success in stage races, taking second in GC behind Tiago Machado (Netapp-Endura); he also shared solid result with his teammates, placing second in the team classification.
The hardest stage of 2.1 Tour of Slovenia turned out the most successful one for RusVelo team. Ilnur Zakarin was third fastest at the end of 192 epic kilometers with four categorized climbs, a result that catapulted him into second in general standings.
RusVelo team has a pleasure to announce a new important signing for its women’s roster. Eva Lechner, an Italian MTB star, twice a World Champion and four times European gold medalist in cross-country, as well as road race Italian champion, will put on the new team kit as soon as tomorrow, at 1.1 Giro del Trentino.
The 21st edition of 2.1 Tour of Slovenia opened with 8.8 km time trial held in the country’s capital Ljubljana. Artem Ovechkin, RusVelo’s specialist of races against the clock, set the seventh best time, 16 seconds down on the recent Giro d’Italia sensation Michael Matthews.
The oldest stage race in Russia, GP Udmurtskaya Pravda finished earlier today in Izhevsk, for the first time ever as a 2.2 international event.
RusVelo team rider Artur Ershov won stage four of GP Udmurtskaya Pravda and took over the leader’s jersey from his teammate Timofey Kritskiy, who was one the first to congratulate him after the finish. 139.8 km-long demanding course was splitting the peloton all the time; the escape of the day, with nineteen riders in it, went away just a few kilometers into the stage. RusVelo team delegated two riders in it, Ershov and Sergey Klimov.
It was all about tactics in stage three of Grand Prix Udmurtskaya Pravda, 168 km Izhevsk to Buranovo and back. There were two early attacks, the second one spearheaded by RusVelo rider Ivan Balykin, resulting in an escape of the day with a maximum gap of about three minutes which lasted until 5 km to go. When the breakaway was almost caught by the peloton, Balykin went for it alone but was chased down with some 2 km left in the stage.
RusVelo rider Timofey Kritskiy came in second in stage two of GP Udmurtskaya Pravda, a result which actually gave him some more precious seconds as a cushion for his lead in the general standings.
RusVelo rider Timofey Kritskiy won the opening stage of a new 2.2 international GP Udmartskaya Pravda stage race. He did an 18.9 km-long ITT in 21.19.33, with an average speed of more than 53 km/h, finishing 28 s ahead of Maxim Pokidov (Itera-Katusha) and 36 ahead of the teammate Artur Ershov. The race was actually born more than sixty years ago, but it is for the first time in its long history that it got such an upgrade.
RusVelo rider Sergey Lagutin finished ninth in the fourth and final stage of 2.HC Skoda Tour de Luxembourg and held on to the fifth position in the general standings.
RusVelo rider Sergey Lagutin came in second in stage two of 2.HC Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg. The experienced Russian, 2003 U-23 World champion, followed the multiple World’s medal winner Matti Breschel (Tinkoff – Saxo) to the line, which put him up to 9th in the general standings, 28 seconds behind the race leader Jean-Pierre Drucker.
RusVelo rider Roman Maikin finished second in stage 4 of Baloise Belgium Tour, just behind one of the World’s best sprinters Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol). The legendary Belgian one-day specialist Philippe Gilbert was third across the line. The 184 km-long stage was set on the hills around Lac de l'Eau d'Heure. There were two breakaways during the race, easily controlled by the peloton; after all, everything came down to a bunch sprint. There was a lot of contact action in the final kilometers, and Sergey Lagutin, a lead-out man for Roman Maikin this time, hit his opponent and was sent out of the race by the jury.