On the eve of the first event of the UCI cycling World championships, RusVelo men and women’s squads rode the course of the team time trial as a part of the program of the official training, 57.1 and 36.6 km respectively.
RusVelo rider Ivan Balykin won stage 2 of the 25th Baltic Chain Tour in a two-man sprint against the Austrian Martin Weiss (Tyrol Cycling Team).
RusVelo riders Ilnur Zakarin and Artem Ovechkin made the top 10 in the final stage of 2.HC Vuelta a Burgos.
RusVelo rider Sergey Lagutin finished 9th in the opening stage of the popular 2.HC event that started in Spain for the 36th time.
Over the four days of Russian track championships, four RusVelo girls shared between them three gold medals, one silver and two bronzes. Olga Streltsova and Elena Brezhniva clocked the best time in team sprint, and then Brezniva was first to cross the line in keirin finals.
RusVelo track team riders won three gold medals over the first three days of the national championships held in St Petersburg. Russia’s strongest sprinter Denis Dmitriev opened the score in the team sprint finals, 3 laps done together with Nikita Shurshin and Anrey Kubeev in very respectable 4.43.794. On the second day Alexander Serov, Artur Ershov and the Kovalev brothers, Ivan and Evgeni, were unstoppable in the team pursuit finals, clocking 3.59.204. Yet another RusVelo rider Leonid Krasnov, as part of a select team, took the bronze.
RusVelo has arrived to Poland where it will take its debut as a wildcard holder in a World Tour race, the 71st Tour de Pologne.
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.