Mads Wurtz Schmidt: a Classics rider in the making

The Katusha team is undergoing a make over for 2017. It will no longer be a Russian team lead by successful but veteran rider. Joaquin Rodriguez will retire at the end of the year and the team is working to become "more and more international", as general manager Viacheslav Ekimov said during the Tour de France, adding: "It's very important to keep our place within the peloton".

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