Katusha


UCI ProTour

The Russians have thrown plenty of money into this project and are going to want results for their roubles. Manager Andrei Tchmil has gone for the tried-and-tested route of buying in experienced sprinters to rack up some wins, and Robbie McEwan and Gert Steegmans will be expected to deliver.

Apart from that, Filippo Pozzato is no longer the sought-after big name he was prior to 2008, but can still turn on the style on his day. Vladimir Karpets, the mullet-headed Russian, may find himself more at home in the Katusha set-up than the predominantly Spanish Caisse D?Epargne outfit of last year.

RIDERS

Laszlo Bodrogi

Alexander Botcharov

Pavel Brutt

Toni Colom

Kenny Dehaes

Nikita Eskov

Denis Galimzyanov

Juan Horrach Ripoli

Mikhail Ignatyev

Sergey Ivanov

Vladimir Karpets

Sergey Klimov

Alexey Markov

Luca Mazzanti

Robbie McEwan

Gennady Mikhaylov

Danilo Napolitano

Evgueni Petrov

Christian Pfannberger

Filippo Pozzato

Ivan Rovny

Alexander Serov

Gert Steegmans

Ben Swift

Nikolay Trusov

Stijn Vandenburgh

Maxime Vantomme

MANAGER

Andrei Tchmil

BIKES

Ridley

COMPONENTRY

Campagnolo

LINK

www.katushateam.com