Luca Paolini signs new deal with Katusha

The Italian Classics specialist will spend next season with the Russian WorldTour team

Luca Paolini wins the 2015 Ghent-Wevelgem

(Image credit: Watson)

Luca Paolini has agreed a deal to stay at Team Katusha for 2016, which will be his sixth season with the Russian outfit.

The 38-year-old Italian triumphed at Gent-Wevelgem this year ahead of Niki Terpstra and Geraint Thomas after attacking a small lead group.

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Richard Windsor

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