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Gallery: Katusha presents 2015 team in Calpe

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Katusha presented its 2015 team in Calpe, Spain.

Katusha presented its 2015 team in Calpe, Spain.
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Team Katusha at a training camp in Calpe, Spain

Team Katusha at a training camp in Calpe, Spain
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The riders get ready to go for a spin

The riders get ready to go for a spin
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Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha)

Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha)
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Team Katusha

Team Katusha
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Alexander Kolobnev (Team Katusha)

Alexander Kolobnev (Team Katusha)
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Alexander Kolobnev (Team Katusha)

Alexander Kolobnev (Team Katusha)
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Team Katusha in Calpe, Spain

Team Katusha in Calpe, Spain
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The Katusha team car

The Katusha team car
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Ekimov being interviewed

Ekimov being interviewed
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Team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov and Roman Arnold President Canyon Bikes

Team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov and Roman Arnold President Canyon Bikes
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Team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov announcing his team for 2015

Team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov announcing his team for 2015
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Team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov on stage with his team

Team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov on stage with his team
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The Katusha kit for 2015

The Katusha kit for 2015
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Alexander Kristoff on stage at the Katusha presentation

Alexander Kristoff on stage at the Katusha presentation
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Riders on the Katusha team for 2015

Riders on the Katusha team for 2015
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Katusha team presentation

Katusha team presentation
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Katusha team presentation

Katusha team presentation
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The official team bike for 2015

The official team bike for 2015
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Team Katusha

Team Katusha
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Team Katusha bike

Team Katusha bike
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Team Katusha

Team Katusha
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Team Katusha

Team Katusha
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Katusha presented its 2015 team today in the Spanish town of Calpe, where the Russian squad took the opportunity to introduce the riders and outline the aims and goals for the upcoming season.

The team will focus throughout its seventh WorldTour season on bringing in the results that will help Russia field a full team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Katusha will also continue to seek results in the Classics and the Grand Tours as well as other stage races, according to a statement released today.

“The Katusha roster has been strengthened significantly, and I am sure we can realize our plans,” said General Manager Viacheslav Ekimov.

This season was full of bright spots for Katusha, which brought home a significant win at Milan San Remo with Alexander Kristoff as well as multiple stage wins at the Tour de France, Critérium du Dauphiné, Tour de Romandie, Volta a Catalunya, Vattenfall Cyclassics, the Russian Championships and the Norwegian stage races.

Team Katusha's 2015 roster includes Russians Maxim Belkov, Sergei Chernetckii, Vladimir Isaychev, Pavel Kochetkov, Alexander Kolobnev, Dmitriy Kozonchuk, Viacheslav Kuznetsov, Sergey Lagutin, Aleksandr Porsev, Egor Silin, Iurii Trofimov, Alexey Tsatevich, Eduard Vorganov, Anton Vorobyev, Ilnur Zakarin.

Katusha's Spanish riders are Joaquim Rodriguez, Daniel Moreno, Angel Vicioso and Alberto Losada. Jacopo Guarnieri, Giampaolo Caruso, Luca Paolini represent Italy on the team, while both Kristoff and Sven Erik Bystrøm are from Norway. The team also includes Tiago Machado of Portugal, Gatis Smukulis of Latvia, Simon Špilak of Slovenia, Rüdiger Selig of Germany and Marco Haller of Austria.

Sports directors for the 2015 team are José Azevedo, Dmitry Konyshev, Torsten Schmidt, Gennady Mikhaylov, Claudio Cozzi and Xavier Florencio.

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