Katusha Team Chooses Belgium Clothing Company Decca

Belgian clothing company back in pro cycling Russian WorldTour Katusha Team is happy to announce its collaboration with the Belgian clothing company Decca. Decca was active in pro cycling from 1970 till the mid nineties. Champions like Jan Raas, Sean Kelly, Freddy Maertens and Viatcheslav Ekimov wore the Decca clothing as pro riders. As a consequence of the partnership deal between Decca and … [Read more...]

Katusha Pin Tour de France Hopes On Joaquim Rodriguez

PARIS, June 21, 2013 - Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez will use his experience of podium finishes at last year's Giro d'Italia and Tour of Spain to spearhead Katusha's Tour de France campaign. "We have good climbers around him," said team boss Valerio Piva. Rodriguez, 34, took part in the Tour de Fance for the only time in 2010 when he finished seventh overall after claiming a stage … [Read more...]

Katusha Looks For Strong Finish To 2012 in Tour of Beijing

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Under the guidance of former Gerolsteiner chief Hans-Michael Holczer, the Katusha Team has had its best season since gaining WorldTour status in 2009. The Russian backed team sits third overall on the UCI WorldTour standings and has impressed with stage honours at the Vuelta a España, Giro d'Italia, Tour de Suisse and Critérium du Dauphiné, and will look to the Tour of Beijing to continue … [Read more...]

Doping Cheat Alexander Kolobnev Gets Dumped By Team Katusha

MOSCOW, Dec 21, 2011 - Russia's 2008 road race Olympic bronze medalist Alexander Kolobnev was not offered a new contract by the Katusha team on Tuesday following his disqualification from this year's Tour de France for a positive dope test. The team decided not to extend his contract for another year despite him receiving a light punishment from his national federation in October of a … [Read more...]

Freire To Lead Katusha at Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Nov 30, 2011 (AFP) - Three-time world champion Oscar Freire will lead the Russian-registered Team Katusha in Australia's Tour Down Under in January, organisers said on Wednesday. Race Director Mike Turtur said he was excited that Freire would be taking part in the January 15-22 race around the Adelaide area. "Spaniard Oscar Freire has accomplished what only legends like … [Read more...]

Three Time World Champion Freire Joins Katusha

PARIS, Oct 20, 2011 (AFP) - Spain's Oscar Freire, a three-time world champion, will race for Katusha next season, the Russian team announced on Thursday. The 35-year-old had raced for Dutch outfit Rabobank since 2003. "I know a lot of the Katusha riders and I am very motivated for the next season," said Freire, a world champion in 1999, 2001 and 2004 and a four-time stage winner on … [Read more...]

McEwen Doubtful To Continue Tour

GUEUGNON, France - Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen's Tour de France campaign could come to a premature end due to a bizarre crash incident at the end of the sixth stage Friday, his Katusha team said. McEwen was left nursing back injuries, which required a hospital visit, when he crashed just after the finish line when a television cameraman got in his way. The Katusha rider, who … [Read more...]

Kirchen Comes Out Of Coma

PARIS, June 22, 2010 - Luxembourg's Kim Kirchen, who has been in hospital in Zurich since Friday, has emerged from a coma, his team Katusha announced on Tuesday. In a statement on its website, the Russian team said that the signs were encouraging and that Kirchen, 31, had immediately recognized his wife and his father. "He asked what had happened because he doesn't remember anything," … [Read more...]

Katusha Hires Giampaolo Caruso

The Russian team Katusha announced Tuesday the hiring of Giampaolo Caruso, a Italian rider, for the 2010 season, with an option for 2011. "Caruso is a very good climber. We look to the next Giro where he will try to do a good job overall," said manager of training Russian Andrei TCHMIL. At 29 years old, the Sicilian rider who was wearing the colors of the team Flaminia, which has not … [Read more...]

Tour of Flanders – Katusha: Pozzato and Ivanov Sick

BRUSSELS, April 1, 2010 (AFP) - Italian Filippo Pozzato, slightly jammed, and Russia's Sergei Ivanov, who has diarrhea, is uncertain to start Tour of Flanders on Sunday, as was told to the Belgian Sporza TV sports, by the director of the Team Katusha, Jos Braeckevelt. Pozzato, who is one of the favorites of the Round, abandoned Wednesday on the second stage of Three Days of De Panne. … [Read more...]