Team Katusha will meet for the first time in 2009, January 11 to 21, in Calpe, Spain. The team held its first camp in Marina di Bibbona (Livorno), Italy, in December and its presentation in Moscow on December 23.
The Russian team is the new home of Robbie McEwen, Filippo Pozzato, Danilo Napolitano, Gert Steegmans, Vladimir Karpets and Laszlo Bodrogi. It is one of the first chances for the new riders to appear in their new team's colors, since their 2008 contracts expired.
The first camp was focused on medical checks, the fitting of Santini clothing and Ridley bicycles. The new gathering will focus more on training. (GB)