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Team information
UCI code RVL
Based Russia
Founded 2012 (2012)
Discipline Road
Status UCI Professional Continental (2012–)
Bicycles Colnago
Website Team home page
Team name history
2012– RusVelo
RusVelo jersey
Current season

RusVelo, a part of the Russian Global Cycling Project, is a Russian road & track cycling team. It was founded in late 2011 and granted UCI Professional Continental status.[1] For its first season 2012 the team signed several ex-Team Katusha riders along with a few ones from Continental Team Itera-Katusha.

RusVelo includes both men's and women's rosters. The directors are Viatcheslav Ekimov, Oleg Grishkin, Egon van Kessel from the Netherlands, and Australian Henk Vogels. The General Manager is Heiko Salzwedel.

In December 2012, RusVelo's request for a Professional Continental licence for the 2013 season was denied pending a review.[2] The squad were ultimately awarded a Professional Continental licence on 9 January 2013.[3]

Team roster[edit]

As of 5 February 2014.[4]
Rider Date of birth
 Ivan Balykin (RUS) (1990-11-26) 26 November 1990 (age 23)
 Igor Boev (RUS) (1988-11-22) 22 November 1988 (age 25)
 Artur Ershov (RUS) (1990-03-07) 7 March 1990 (age 24)
 Sergey Firsanov (RUS) (1982-07-03) 3 July 1982 (age 32)
 Sergey Klimov (RUS) (1980-07-07) 7 July 1980 (age 34)
 Leonid Krasnov (RUS) (1988-01-24) 24 January 1988 (age 26)
 Timofey Kritsky (RUS) (1987-01-24) 24 January 1987 (age 27)
 Sergey Lagutin (RUS) (1981-01-14) 14 January 1981 (age 33)
Rider Date of birth
 Roman Maikin (RUS) (1990-08-14) 14 August 1990 (age 23)
 Artem Ovechkin (RUS) (1986-07-11) 11 July 1986 (age 27)
 Sergey Pomoshnikov (RUS) (1990-07-17) 17 July 1990 (age 23)
 Kirill Pozdnyakov (RUS) (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 25)
 Alexander Serov (RUS) (1982-11-12) 12 November 1982 (age 31)
 Andrey Solomennikov (RUS) (1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 (age 27)
 Gennady Tatarinov (RUS) (1991-04-20) 20 April 1991 (age 23)
 Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 (age 24)

Major results[edit]

1st Team Pursuit World Cup Beijing
1st Team Pursuit World Cup Astana
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a Murcia, Alexander Serov
1st Stage 5 Grand Prix of Sochi, Leonid Krasnov
1st Stage 1 GP Adygeya, Sergey Firsanov
1st Stage 3 GP Adygeya, Alexander Mironov
1st Stage 5 GP Adygeya, Victor Manakov
1st Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid, Sergey Firsanov
1st Stage 2, Sergey Firsanov
1st Stage 8 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Artur Ershov
1st Stage 3 Tour of China II, Leonid Krasnov
1st Stage 1 Tour of Hainan, Leonid Krasnov
1st Stage 1 (ITT) GP of Adygeya, Ilnur Zakarin
1st Memorial Oleg Dyachenko, Alexander Rybakov
1st Grand Prix of Moscow, Ivan Kovalev
1st Stage 3 Five Rings of Moscow, Sergey Klimov
1st Stage 1a Tour of Estonia, Leonid Krasnov
1st  Russia Time Trial Championships, Ilnur Zakarin
1st Stage 1 Volta a Portugal, Alexander Serov
1st Stage 1 Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica, Evgeny Kovalev
1st Stage 5 Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica, Alexander Serov
1st Overall Grand Prix of Sochi, Ilnur Zakarin
1st Stage 1, Sergey Lagutin
1st Stage 2, Roman Maikin
1st Overall GP of Adygeya, Ilnur Zakarin
1st Stage 1 (ITT), Ilnur Zakarin
1st Stages 2 & 5, Igor Boev
1st Mayor Cup, Sergey Lagutin
1st Memorial Oleg Dyachenko, Andrey Solomennikov
1st Overall Five Rings of Moscow, Andrey Solomennikov
1st Stages 2 & 4, Igor Boev
1st Stage 3, Sergey Lagutin
1st Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan, Ilnur Zakarin


  1. ^ "New russian pro-continental team RusVelo announced". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ "RusVelo, Andalucia miss Pro Continental licenses". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 19 December 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Farrand, Stephen (9 January 2013). "Katusha applies for Professional Continental licence to ride San Luis". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "RusVelo (RVL) - RUS". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 

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