RusVelo track team spent a highly successful racing week in Saint Petersburg were Olympic events national championships were held.
RusVelo rider Mamyr Stash riding for the national team finished second in the 161 km-long road race on the final day of U-23 European Championships held in Estonia.
RusVelo track sprinters excelled at the U-23 European Championships in Athens, collecting three golds, two silver medals and two bronzes.
RusVelo rider Ivan Savitskiy took stage 4 of 2.HC Tour of Qinghai Lake. The race, famous for its overall length and extreme altitude, climbed as high as 3300 m, drawing a semi-circle around the big lake it is named after.
RusVelo's chief ITT specialist Artem Ovechkin won a 8.8 km-long opening stage against the clock in the UCI 2.1 Tour of Slovenia taking the yellow jersey that came with it.
Ivan Savistky, one of the most versatile riders of the new generation of Russian road and track talents, signed a contract with RusVelo team. He rode for the squad for two years, then spent a season in continental division with the Russian Helicopters.
Professional continental team RusVelo has been notified by the UCI of a possible infringement of the anti-doping regulations by the rider of the team Petr Ignatenko
The third edition of three day-long, increasingly popular Colnago Cycling Festival drew thousands of cyclists, fans and their family members to the shores of the Lake Garda.
RusVelo rider Sergey Firsanov won the fifth and final stage of 2.1 Tour d'Azerbaijan, traditionally held in the country's capital, in a late solo attack, crossing the line just ahead of Alexander Shushemoin (Kazakhstan national team) and the main bunch spearheaded by the Slovenian Matej Mugerli (Synergi Baku Cycling Project).
RusVelo rider Andrey Solomennikov came in third in the queen stage of 2.2 Five Rings of Moscow held on the Olympic road race circuit, 1980 Games venue, an unparalleled roller-coaster course.
RusVelo team's assigned sprinter Roman Maikin found himself caught in a mass high-speed pileup midway through the 1st stage of the 2.2 Five Rings of Moscow and had to immediately quit the race because of a swollen knee and a sharp pain in the chest.
RusVelo rider Roman Maikin came in third in the fifth and final stage of the Tour of Croatia, set between the cities of Sveti Martin and Zagreb over 177 km-long predominantly flat course with a technical cobblestone uphill finish.
RusVelo rider Roman Maikin came in third in the sprint battle of stage two of the UCI 2.1 Tour of Croatia. 180 km between the cities of Sibenik and Zadar finished in a couple of tight, highly technical city laps.
RusVelo rider Sergey Firsanov takes the second stage race overall win this season holding on to the yellow jersey of the GP of Adygeya.
RusVelo rider Ivan Balykin won the inaugural edition of 1.2 Maykop-Uliap-Maykop, beating Timofey Kritskiy (Russian national team) in a two-man sprint.
Apart from pure physical conditioning, we'll focus on polishing technical and tactical aspects. To win you have to be impeccable in all the phases of the race, there should be ideal interaction between us two. We saw at the Olympics that top favorites like the British and the Chinese teams missed their chance through this, no matter how strong they were at the moment; and I have little down they put a huge focus on this part of preparation. So it's an area that makes the difference when the teams are more or less on the same level”.
Last Sunday gave RusVelo much more reasons for celebration than the previous racing day when the team lost the leader's jersey in the Tour of Kuban.
RusVelo riders Andrey Solomennikov and Roman Maikin finished first and second in the inaugural edition of Krasnodar-Anapa one-day race held in the South of Russia. A 178 km-long event saw a group of fifteen ride away around 35 km into the race on a coastal road open to gusts of side wind.
RusVelo rider Alexander Foliforov won the first stage race in his career as a pro taking the general clasification of the GP of Sochi. Rated by many experts as a naturally born climber, he left his mark on a couple of races in the mountains of Europe last year, including podium places at Ronde de l'Isard and Le Tour de l'Avenir.
The pro continental squad of RusVelo opened this season's winning score in the capital of 2014 winter Olympics, having taken all the three podium spots on the top of a long final climb to the ski resort of Rosa Khutor.