Tinkoff's Mikhail Ignatiev and Vasil Kiryienka, representing Russia and Belarus respectively, will challenge the elite men's field in the World Championship time trial scheduled for Thursday in Varese.
Also flying the flag for Tinkoff in Varese are Nikita Eskov and Evgueni Petrov who will be riding for Russia during the road race on Sunday. Dimitri Konishev, Sports Director for Tinkoff Credit Systems, and Technical Director for the Russian National team said of the upcoming time trial, "We are ambitiously looking forward to the performances of Kiryienka and Ignatiev in the time trial tomorrow. They are both in good physical condition, and have prepared for this event. We have the objective of at least one medal at Varese, and have faith in the riders that our goal will be achieved."