Team Katusha

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Team Katusha
Team Katusha logo.svg
Team information
UCI code KAT
Based Russia
Founded 2009 (2009)
Discipline Road
Status UCI ProTeam (2009–2012)
UCI Professional Continental (Jan 2013–Feb 2013)
UCI ProTeam (2013–)
Bicycles Canyon
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Viatcheslav Ekimov
Directeur sportif Valerio Piva
Team name history
  • 2009–
  • Team Katusha
Team Katusha jersey
Jersey
Current season

Team Katusha (Russian: Катюша, UCI team code: KAT) is a Russian road bicycle racing team which competes using Canyon bikes.[1] Team Katusha competed as a UCI ProTeam between 2009 and 2012. In January 2013 the team was granted a Pro Continental licence, however in February 2013 the Court of arbitration for sport ruled that the team had to be granted a World Tour licence. On February 18 the UCI confirmed there would be 19 teams in the 2013 UCI World Tour.[2]

History[edit]

The cycling project was launched in very end of 2008, when on December 22 a new Katusha Team was inaugurated in Moscow.[3] The team was created on the base of Tinkoff Credit Systems squad and practically organised by the Russian Global Cycling Project foundation, which itself is funded by Russian businesses such as Gazprom, Itera and Rostechnologii.[4]

The team was launched with a large budget of over €15 million.[4] In its first official season it signed leading cyclists such as Robbie McEwen, Vladimir Karpets, Filippo Pozzato, and Gert Steegmans.[5] The team first raced at the 2009 Tour Down Under.

During the 2009 season, the team earned 23 wins. Some of the notable wins were Sergei Ivanov’s Amstel Gold victory, Filippo Pozzato's Italian road title and triumph at Giro del Veneto.[6] Antonio Colom and Christian Pfannberger tested positive for EPO.[7]

After the 2012 season, Katusha lost their UCI World Tour license, despite having in their ranks the champion of the 2012 season (Joaquim Rodriguez) and finishing the 2012 UCI World Tour team rankings in second position.[8] The team appealed that decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and it was announced on 15 February 2013 that the decision of the UCI was overturned and that Katusha would be part of the 2013 UCI World Tour.[9]

Major results[edit]

2009
1st Down Under Classic, Robbie McEwen
1st Trofeo Mallorca, Gert Steegmans
1st Trofeo Cala Millor, Robbie McEwen
1st Trofeo Sóller, Antonio Colom
1st Overall Vuelta a Mallorca, Antonio Colom
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Andalucía, Danilo Napolitano
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a Andalucía, Gert Steegmans
1st Stage 3 Volta ao Algarve, Antonio Colom
1st Stage 2 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Danilo Napolitano
1st Stage 8 Paris–Nice, Antonio Colom
1st Stage 1 Settimana Coppi & Bartali, Danilo Napolitano
1st E3 Prijs Vlaanderen, Filippo Pozzato
1st Stage 1 Three Days of De Panne, Filippo Pozzato
1st Amstel Gold Race, Sergei Ivanov
1st Stage 3 Tour de Picardie, Robbie McEwen
1st Stage 5 Volta a Catalunya, Nikolay Trusov
1st Stage 1 Tour of Belgium, Sergei Ivanov
1st Stage 1 Tour de Luxembourg, Danilo Napolitano
1st  Italy Road Race Championship, Filippo Pozzato
1st  Russia Road Race Championship, Sergei Ivanov
1st Stage 14 Tour de France, Sergei Ivanov
1st Giro del Veneto, Filippo Pozzato
1st Stage 7 Tour of Britain, Ben Swift
1st Duo Normand, Nikolay Trusov & Artem Ovechkin
1st Memorial Cimurri, Filippo Pozzato
1st Tour de Vendée, Pavel Brutt
2010
1st Trofeo Palma de Mallorca, Robbie McEwen
1st Stage 6 Tirreno-Adriatico, Mikhail Ignatiev
1st MaillotVolta.png Overall Volta a Catalunya, Joaquin Rodriguez
1st GP Miguel Indurain, Joaquin Rodriguez
1st Stage 5 Tour of the Basque Country, Joaquin Rodriguez
1st Stage 2 Four Days of Dunkirk, Danilo Napolitano
1st Stage 11 Giro di Italia 2010, Evgeny Petrov
1st Stage 12 Giro di Italia 2010, Filippo Pozzato
1st  Moldova Road Race Championship, Alexandre Pliuschin
1st  Russia Road Race Championship, Alexandre Kolobnev
1st  Russia Time Trial Championship, Vladimir Gusev
1st Stage 12 Tour de France 2010, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stage 1 Tour de Wallonie, Danilo Napolitano
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Burgos, Team Time Trial
1st Stage 1 Eneco Tour, Robbie McEwen
1st Stage 3 Tour du Limousin, Alexandre Botcharov
1st Stage 14 Vuelta a España, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Team classification Vuelta a España
1st Duo Normand, Alexandre Pliuschin & Artem Ovechkin
2011
1st Classica Sarda, Pavel Brutt
1st Stage 2 Driedaagse van De Panne, Denis Galimzyanov
1st Stage 1 Tour of the Basque Country, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stage 1 Tour de Romandie, Pavel Brutt
1st Stage 1 Tour de Luxembourg, Denis Galimzyanov
1st Stages 6 & 7 Critérium du Dauphiné, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st  Russia Road Race Championships, Pavel Brutt
1st  Russia Time Trial Championships, Mikhail Ignatiev
1st  Belarus Road Race Championships, Aleksandr Kuschynski
1st  Moldova Road Race Championships, Alexandre Pliuschin
1st Jersey violet.svg Overall Vuelta a Burgos, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stage 2, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stage 4, Daniel Moreno
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a España, Daniel Moreno
1st Stages 5 & 8 Vuelta a España, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Paris–Brussels, Denis Galimzyanov
1st GP Beghelli, Filippo Pozzato
1st Stage 5 Tour of Beijing, Denis Galimzyanov
1st Gran Piemonte, Daniel Moreno
1st Stage 4 Herald Sun Tour, Egor Silin
2012
1st  Russia Road Race Championships, Eduard Vorganov
1st  Latvia Time Trial Championships, Gatis Smukulis
1st  Russia Time Trial Championships, Denis Menchov
1st Overall UCI World Tour, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stage 4 Tour Down Under, Óscar Freire
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a Andalucía, Óscar Freire
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Andalucía, Daniel Moreno
1st Stage 6 Tirreno–Adriatico, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stage 3a Three Days of De Panne, Alexander Kristoff
1st Volta Limburg Classic, Pavel Brutt
1st GP Miguel Indurain, Daniel Moreno
1st Stage 1 Circuit de la Sarthe, Denis Galimzyanov
1st Stages 4 & 5 Tour of the Basque Country, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st La Flèche Wallonne, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stages 10 & 17 Giro d'Italia, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification in the Giro d'Italia, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Heistse Pijl, Maxime Vantomme
1st Stages 2 & 7 Critérium du Dauphiné, Daniel Moreno
1st Stage 5 Tour de Suisse, Vladimir Isaichev
1st Jersey violet.svg Overall Vuelta a Burgos, Daniel Moreno
1st Stages 1 & 2, Daniel Moreno
1st Stages 6, 12 & 14 Vuelta a España, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stage 4 Danmark Rundt, Alexander Kristoff
1st Stage 20 Vuelta a España, Denis Menchov
1st Giro di Lombardia, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stage 4 Tour of Beijing, Marco Haller
2013
1st Overall UCI World Tour, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stage 4 Tour of Oman, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Luca Paolini
1st Le Samyn, Alexey Tsatevich
1st Stage 5 Tirreno–Adriatico, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stage 1b Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali, Team time trial
1st Stage 3a Three Days of De Panne, Alexander Kristoff
1st Volta Limburg Classic, Rüdiger Selig
1st GP Miguel Indurain, Simon Špilak
1st La Flèche Wallonne, Daniel Moreno
1st Stage 4 Tour de Romandie, Simon Špilak
1st Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop, Simon Špilak
1st Stage 3 Giro d'Italia, Luca Paolini
1st Stage 9 Giro d'Italia, Maxim Belkov
1st Stages 1, 2 & 5 Glava Tour of Norway, Alexander Kristoff
1st Stage 5 Tour de Suisse, Alexander Kristoff
1st Stage 1 Tour de Luxembourg, Alexander Porsev
1st  Latvia Time Trial Championships, Gatis Smukulis
1st  Russia Road Race Championships, Vladimir Isaichev
1st Stage 1 Tour de Wallonie, Alexandr Kolobnev
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour des Fjords, Sergey Chernetskiy
1st Stage 1, Sergey Chernetskiy
1st Stage 2, Alexander Kristoff
1st Stage 3, Team time trial
1st Stages 4 & 9 Vuelta a España, Daniel Moreno
1st Stage 3 Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda, Alexey Tsatevich
1st Stage 19 Vuelta a España, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Giro di Lombardia, Joaquim Rodríguez
2014
1st Stage 2 Tour of Oman, Alexander Kristoff
1st Milan – San Remo, Alexander Kristoff
1st MaillotVolta.png Overall Volta a Catalunya, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Stage 3, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop, Alexander Kristoff
1st Stage 3 Tour de Romandie, Simon Špilak
1st Stages 1 & 5 Tour of Norway, Alexander Kristoff
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour des Fjords, Alexander Kristoff
1st Stages 2, 4 & 5, Alexander Kristoff
1st Stage 4 Critérium du Dauphiné, Yuri Trofimov
1st Stage 5 Critérium du Dauphiné, Simon Špilak
1st  Latvia Time Trial Championships, Gatis Smukulis
1st  Russia Time Trial Championships, Anton Vorobyev
1st  Russia Road Race Championships, Alexander Porsev
1st Stage 8 Tour of Austria, Marco Haller
1st Stage 12 & 15 Tour de France, Alexander Kristoff
1st Stages 2 & 4 Arctic Race of Norway, Alexander Kristoff
1st Stage 3 Arctic Race of Norway, Simon Špilak
1st Vattenfall Cyclassics, Alexander Kristoff
1st Milano-Torino, Giampaolo Caruso

National Champions[edit]

2009
MaillotItalia.svg Italian Road Race Championship, Filippo Pozzato
MaillotRusia.PNG Russian Road Race Championship, Sergei Ivanov
2010
MaillotMoldavia.PNG Moldovan Road Race Championship, Alexandre Pliuschin
MaillotRusia.PNG Russian Road Race Championship, Alexandre Kolobnev
MaillotRusia.PNG Russian Time Trial Championship, Vladimir Gusev
2011
MaillotRusia.PNG Russian Road Race Championships , Pavel Brutt
MaillotRusia.PNG Russian Time Trial Championships, Mikhail Ignatiev
MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Belarussian Road Race Championships, Aleksandr Kuschynski
MaillotMoldavia.PNG Moldovan Road Race Championships, Alexandre Pliuschin
2012
MaillotRusia.PNG Russian Road Race Championships, Eduard Vorganov
MaillotLetonia.PNG Latvian Time Trial Championships, Gatis Smukulis
MaillotRusia.PNG Russian Time Trial Championships, Denis Menchov
2013
MaillotLetonia.PNG Latvian Time Trial Championships, Gatis Smukulis
MaillotRusia.PNG Russian Road Race Championships, Vladimir Isaichev
2014
MaillotLetonia.PNG Latvian Time Trial Championships, Gatis Smukulis
MaillotRusia.PNG Russian Time Trial Championships, Anton Vorobyev
MaillotRusia.PNG Russian Road Race Championships, Alexander Porsev

Team roster[edit]

As of 1 January 2014.[10] view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 Maxim Belkov (RUS) (1985-01-09)9 January 1985 (aged 28)
 Pavel Brutt (RUS) (1982-01-29)29 January 1982 (aged 31)
 Giampaolo Caruso (ITA) (1980-08-15)15 August 1980 (aged 33)
 Sergey Chernetskiy (RUS) (1990-04-09)9 April 1990 (aged 23)
 Vladimir Gusev (RUS) (1982-07-04)4 July 1982 (aged 31)
 Marco Haller (AUT) (1991-04-01)1 April 1991 (aged 22)
 Petr Ignatenko (RUS) (1987-09-27)27 September 1987 (aged 26)
 Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS) (1985-05-07)7 May 1985 (aged 28)
 Vladimir Isaichev (RUS) (1986-04-26)26 April 1986 (aged 27)
 Pavel Kochetkov (RUS) (1986-03-07)7 March 1986 (aged 27)
 Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS) (1981-05-04)4 May 1981 (aged 32)
 Dmitry Kozonchuk (RUS) (1984-04-05)5 April 1984 (aged 29)
 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 26)
 Aleksandr Kuschynski (BLR) (1979-10-27)27 October 1979 (aged 34)
 Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (RUS) (1989-06-24)24 June 1989 (aged 24)
 Alberto Losada (ESP) (1982-02-28)28 February 1982 (aged 31)
Rider Date of birth
 Daniel Moreno (ESP) (1981-09-05)5 September 1981 (aged 32)
 Luca Paolini (ITA) (1977-01-17)17 January 1977 (aged 36)
 Alexander Porsev (RUS) (1986-02-21)21 February 1986 (aged 27)
 Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) (1979-05-12)12 May 1979 (aged 34)
 Alexander Rybakov (RUS) (1988-05-17)17 May 1988 (aged 25)
 Rüdiger Selig (GER) (1989-02-19)19 February 1989 (aged 24)
 Egor Silin (RUS) (1988-06-25)25 June 1988 (aged 25)
 Gatis Smukulis (LAT) (1987-04-15)15 April 1987 (aged 26)
 Simon Špilak (SLO) (1986-06-23)23 June 1986 (aged 27)
 Yuri Trofimov (RUS) (1984-01-26)26 January 1984 (aged 29)
 Alexei Tsatevich (RUS) (1989-07-05)5 July 1989 (aged 24)
 Ángel Vicioso (ESP) (1977-04-13)13 April 1977 (aged 36)
 Eduard Vorganov (RUS) (1982-12-01)1 December 1982 (aged 31)
 Anton Vorobyev (RUS) (1990-10-12)12 October 1990 (aged 23)


Notable wins[edit]

Since the creation of Team Katusha in 2009, its various riders have won many competitions for the team. Here are listed the most meriting wins, consisting of Grand Tour stages, Classics wins, and overall wins in the UCI Europe Tour and UCI World Tour (before known UCI World Ranking and UCI ProTour merged from the beginning of those 2011 season) racing series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katusha Team + Canyon: a way to the top". Team Katusha (Katusha Management S.A.). 1 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-confirms-19-worldtour-teams-for-2013
  3. ^ Katusha presented on home soil [1] Cyclingnews; 24 December 2008; Accessed 16 July 2011
  4. ^ a b Renamed Tinkoff Credit System squad undergoes major expansion Stokes, Shane; Cyclingnews.com; 16 July 08; Accessed 19 January 2009
  5. ^ Russian team Katusha unveiled in Moscow AFP; France24.com; 24 December 2008; Accessed 19 January 2009
  6. ^ Pozzato wins Giro del Veneto [2] Cyclingnews; 29 August 2009; Accessed 16 July 2011
  7. ^ "Team Katusha". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Gregor Brown (10 December 2012). "Saxo-Tinkoff in, Katusha out of UCI WorldTour". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media Sports & Leisure network). Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Shane Stokes (15 February 2013). "Katusha wins CAS appeal over WorldTour licence, UCI ruling overturned". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Team Katusha (KAT) – RUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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