Ekimov leads Katusha's fight for a place in the UCI WorldTour

Katusha team manager Viacheslav Ekimov has said the Russian team does not want to start a war against the UCI to obtain a WorldTour licence for 2013 but has firmly rejected the reasons why the UCI Licence Commission refused their application, hinting that the lack of clarity of the ethical criteria raises suspicions about the way the UCI operates.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.