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