Rein Taaramäe Joins Team Katusha For 2016 Season

Team Katusha is happy to announce the signing of an agreement with the Estonian rider Rein Taaramäe. Taaramäe (28) is a born stage tour rider being a good climber as well as a good time trial rider. Last month he won the Overall Classification in his last two stage races, the Tour of Burgos and the Arctic Race of Norway. Rein Taaramäe also has a Vuelta stage win (2011), two national road titles … [Read more...]

A Very Sweet Success For Zakarin In Tour of Romandie

Lausanne, May 3, 2015 (AFP) - Katusha cyclist Ilnur Zakarin of Russia won the Tour of Romandie in Lausanne on Sunday holding off Britain's two-time defending champion Chris Froome in the closing individual time-trial. The 25-year-old Zakarin had taken the race leader's yellow jersey at the end of Saturday's fifth stage but Sky star Froome had been expected to be too strong on Sunday. … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Wins Sprint Finish At Paris-Nice

Contres, France, March 9, 2015 - Norway's Alexander Kristoff won a sprint finish to the first stage of Paris-Nice at Contres on Monday, but the overall lead stayed with Polish world champion Michal Kwiatkowski. Kristoff held off French duo Nacer Bouhanni and Bryan Coquard at the climax to a 196.5 kilometres stage from Maurepas to the west of Paris. I'm really happy. It's my first … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Scores The Hat-Trick At tour of Qatar

Alexander Kristoff continues his victorious performances in Qatar. Today the Team Katusha leader took his third victory, winning the 5th stage of the Tour of Qatar in Madinat ash-Samal. At the finish line Kristoff again beat Peter Sagan from Tinkoff-Saxo and Nikias Arndt from Giant-Alpecin. - Honestly, today I was quite tired. Every stage here in Qatar is pretty hard, so after 4 stages it was … [Read more...]

Giampaolo Caruso Wins Milano-Torino Dani Moreno Is Third.

It was a Team Katusha show on the uphill finish to the Superga Basilica after the 95th Milano-Torino (193,5 km), race won by Giampaolo Caruso. With Dani Moreno (3rd), Joaquim Rodríguez (5th) and Sergey Chernetckii (7th), four Team Katusha riders finished in top ten. - I am very happy. I was already many times close to victory this season, but finally I made it. Sergei Chernetckii did an … [Read more...]

Team Katusha Ready For Sixth Tour de France

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

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

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

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...]