Team Katusha Ready For Sixth Tour de France

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PARIS, June 26, 2014 (AFP) - Russian cycling team Katusha will compete in the Tour de France for the sixth time next month with hopes for stage wins both on the flat and in the mountains. "This line-up reflects two main objectives for the team in the race," Katusha said on its website after releasing the lineup for the race. "On the one hand Yuri Trofimov will fight for the Top-10 … [Read more...]

Katusha’s World Tour Return Paris-Nice and Criterium Swells Teams To 23

uci, world tour, team katusha, paris-Nice PARIS, Feb 19, 2013 (AFP) - Katusha's successful appeal to be reintegrated into cycling's World Tour means 23 teams instead of the usual 22 will line up for the Paris-Nice and Criterium du Dauphine races, organisers ASO announced on Tuesday. "We aren't going to leave a team by the side of the road," Christian Prudhomme, director of the two … [Read more...]

Katusha Appeal Win Means 19-team World Tour

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PARIS, Feb 18, 2013 (AFP) - Cycling's World Tour will feature 19 teams this season, instead of 18, after Russian cycling team Katusha won their appeal to be reinstated, the sport's world governing body UCI announced on Monday. "Exceptionally there are 19 registered UCI ProTeams in the 2013 season," a UCI statement read. "The decision comes further to the Court of Arbitration for … [Read more...]

Katusha Wins Appeal With CAS Over World Tour Exclusion

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PARIS, Feb 15, 2013 - Russian cycling team Katusha has won its appeal to the the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to be reinstated in this year's UCI World Tour races. World cycling's governing body, UCI, had excluded Katusha from the circuit in December, leaving them at the mercy of of the organizers of the major Tours as to whether they are invited to compete or not. The CAS … [Read more...]

Katusha’s Change Of Position Gets Them Into Second Tier

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PARIS, Jan 15, 2013 (AFP) - Russian cycling team Katusha were named in the second division (Continental Pro) of cycling teams on Tuesday after they made efforts to improve their stance on doping which had cost them their place in the elite ProTeam list. Katusha had been furious at their omission from the top tier and had taken their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), who … [Read more...]

Katusha’s World Tour Request Rejected By CAS

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PARIS, Jan 10, 2013 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected a provisional request from Russian cycling team Katusha to compete in this year's UCI World Tour races. "The CAS will now examine an appeal from Katusha who have asked that the commission's decision concerning the ban on their riders be cancelled and that Katusha are admitted (to the World Tour) for the … [Read more...]

Team Katusha Will Not Be Touring Italy

Rodriguez Wins Giro Stage Stage 10 And Takes The Pink Jersey

PARIS, Jan 8, 2013 - Russian cycling team Katusha suffered a new blow on Tuesday as they were not invited as one of the wildcards for this year's Tour of Italy. Katusha, who have been invited to three other Italian races including the Milan-SanRemo, are presently taking the case of their exclusion from the WorldTour elite teams by the sport's governing body International Cycling … [Read more...]

Shunned Katusha Mull World Tour Legal Action

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PARIS, Dec 11, 2012 (AFP) - Katusha, denied a license to compete in cycling's elite tours next year by the sport's governing body the UCI, is threatening to challenge the ruling in the courts. The Russian outfit, who enjoyed a successful season largely thanks to veteran Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez, spoke out Tuesday 24 hours after being refused one of the 18 permits to compete on the 2013 … [Read more...]

Menchov To Lead Katusha in Tour de France

PARIS, June 19, 2012 - Russian Denis Menchov, who finished second on the 2010 Tour de France, will head the Katusha team for this year's edition of the Grande Boucle. Menchov will be accompanied by former three-time world champion Oscar Freire of Spain, a winner of four Tour stages who claimed the green jersey in 2008. Katusha team Giampaolo Caruso (ITA), Oscar Freire (ESP), … [Read more...]

Galimzyanov Admits Doping, Clears Team

CHARLEROI, Belgium, April 17, 2012 (AFP) - Russian cyclist Denis Galimzyanov on Tuesday admitted doping but cleared his team Katusha of any involvement. Galimzyanov was on Monday provisionally suspended after traces of the blood booster EPO were found in a urine sample following an out-of-competition test on March 22 this year. In a letter in Russian on his team's website, … [Read more...]