Pavel Sivakov fast-tracks nationality switch from Russian to French amid Ukraine invasion

The Ineos rider now qualifies to ride for France at the World Championships and Olympic Games

Pavel Sivakov
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The UCI has approved Pavel Sivakov's application to switch nationality from Russian to French, fast-tracking his decision due to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The 24-year-old spoke out against the war earlier in the week, saying he was "totally against" it and that most ordinary Russian people only want peace.

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