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2010 Katusha team presented in Italy

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Andrei Tchmil

Andrei Tchmil
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The Ridley was a center of attention

The Ridley was a center of attention
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Sergei Ivanov

Sergei Ivanov
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Mikhail Ignatiev.

Mikhail Ignatiev.
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Sergei Ivanov's Ridley

Sergei Ivanov's Ridley
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The Katusha presentation

The Katusha presentation
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Katusha's 2010 kit, with special Russian and Italian champion versions.

Katusha's 2010 kit, with special Russian and Italian champion versions.
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The Teatro Alberti was the site of Katusha's team presentation

The Teatro Alberti was the site of Katusha's team presentation
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Filippo Pozzato gives a word or two.

Filippo Pozzato gives a word or two.
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Angelo Zomegnan and Andrei Tchmil pose with VIPs

Angelo Zomegnan and Andrei Tchmil pose with VIPs
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Danilo Napolitano poses with his bike.

Danilo Napolitano poses with his bike.
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Filippo Pozzato

Filippo Pozzato
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Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez

Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez
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The 2010 Katusha team.

The 2010 Katusha team.
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Sergei Ivanov with his Russian champion's Ridley

Sergei Ivanov with his Russian champion's Ridley
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Alexander Kolobnev, silver medalist at the World Championships.

Alexander Kolobnev, silver medalist at the World Championships.
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Sprinters Robbie McEwen and Danilo Napolitano.

Sprinters Robbie McEwen and Danilo Napolitano.
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The VIPs were seated up front and center for the presentation.

The VIPs were seated up front and center for the presentation.
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Robbie McEwen flanked by his teammates.

Robbie McEwen flanked by his teammates.
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Filippo Pozzato does his best to look attentive.

Filippo Pozzato does his best to look attentive.
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Robbie McEwen talks to the crowd.

Robbie McEwen talks to the crowd.
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Mario Chiesa with Serge Parsani

Mario Chiesa with Serge Parsani
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Sprinter Danilo Napolitano shows off his new Ridley.

Sprinter Danilo Napolitano shows off his new Ridley.
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Andre Tchmil, the Katusha team's director.

Andre Tchmil, the Katusha team's director.
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The 2010 Katusha team was presented today in Desenzano del Garda, Italy at the recently renovated Teatro Alberti. Helping to kick off the new season for the Russian ProTour squad were dignitaries such as Yves Letreme (Belgium Prime Minister), Igor Makarov (chairman of the Board Director Itera), Sergey Chemesov (Rostechnologii General director) and Angelo Zomegnan (Giro d’Italia General director)

The squad consists of 27 riders, eight of which are new to the team. Italian National Champion and Paris-Roubaix runner-up Filippo Pozzato was present along with Australian sprint ace Robbie McEwen to address the assembled media.