Rider Interview: Two years ago Sven Erik Bystrøm was a young man about to start his professional career, admittedly he was a World champion, but his life was about to change. Since then he has become Alexander Kristoff's right hand man in the Classics, finished his first Grand Tour and is now starting his third season in the WorldTour and still only 24.
Rider Interview: Nils Politt is a big guy, standing at 1.92meters (6ft 4in) and weighing in at 80kg (180lb), he is just the rider Alexander Kristoff would want by his side in the Northern Classics. Alastair Hamilton managed to have a word with the big German at the Katusha-Alpecin Spanish training camp in Calpe in December to hear about his first year with the WorldTour team.
Rider Interview: Baptiste Planckaert will be a WorldTour rider with Katusha-Alpecin in 2017 after six years as a professional, as he says: "The longer the dream holds, the better." Alastair Hamilton was at the Katusha-Alpecin team presentation in Spain to hear what the Belgian had to say on his EuropeTour win and his future in the top league of cycling.
The partnership between Sidi and Team Katusha is still going strong. Riding the wave of last season’s brilliant results, Sidi is pleased to announce that the new Team KATUSHA ALPECIN will be able to count on Sidi shoes in 2017.
Team KATUSHA is happy to announce that the German company Alpecin joins the team as partner for the 2017 season. The team will be registered as a Swiss UCI WorldTour team.
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