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Team Katusha show off 2016 race kit

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Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha)

Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Katusha)

Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Katusha team manager Ekimov

Katusha team manager Ekimov (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Erik Sven Bystrom - 2016 Katusha team presentation in Calpe, Spain

Erik Sven Bystrom - 2016 Katusha team presentation in Calpe, Spain (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha)

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alberto Losada (Katusha)

Alberto Losada (Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha)

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alexandre Kristoff being interviewed at the Katusha team presentation for 2016

Alexandre Kristoff being interviewed at the Katusha team presentation for 2016 (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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2016 Katusha team training in Calpe

2016 Katusha team training in Calpe (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team Katusha out training in Calpe, Spain

Team Katusha out training in Calpe, Spain (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The riders from Team Katusha out training in Calpe, Spain

The riders from Team Katusha out training in Calpe, Spain (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jacopo Guarnieri - - 2016 Katusha team presentation in Calpe, Spain

Jacopo Guarnieri - - 2016 Katusha team presentation in Calpe, Spain (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Marco Haller - 2016 Katusha team presentation in Calpe, Spain

Marco Haller - 2016 Katusha team presentation in Calpe, Spain (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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2016 Katusha kit

2016 Katusha kit (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The new 2016 Katusha team jersey

The new 2016 Katusha team jersey (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Joquim Rodriguez - - 2016 Katusha team presentation in Calpe, Spain

Joquim Rodriguez - - 2016 Katusha team presentation in Calpe, Spain (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Joaquim Rdriguez - - 2016 Katusha team presentation in Calpe, Spain

Joaquim Rdriguez - - 2016 Katusha team presentation in Calpe, Spain (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Katusha team presentation for 2016

Katusha team presentation for 2016 (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Katusha team presentation for 2016

Katusha team presentation for 2016 (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Katusha team presentation for 2016

Katusha team presentation for 2016 (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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2016 Katusha team presented in their new kit

2016 Katusha team presented in their new kit (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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2016 Katusha team presented in their new kit

2016 Katusha team presented in their new kit (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Team Katusha presentation

Team Katusha presentation (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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All the riders on stage at the Katusha team presentation

All the riders on stage at the Katusha team presentation (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov

Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov

Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov

Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov

Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov

Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov

Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov

Katusha team presentation for 2016 with owner Igor Makarov and manager Viatcheslav Ekimov (Image credit: Tim de Waele)
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Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha)

Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Rein Taaramäe (Team Katusha)

Rein Taaramäe (Team Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Joaquin Rodriguez (Team Katusha)

Joaquin Rodriguez (Team Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Joaquin Rodriguez (Team Katusha)

Joaquin Rodriguez (Team Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team Katusha presented for 2016

Team Katusha presented for 2016 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha)

Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jurgen Van den Broeck shows off his new colours having left Lotto Soudal

Jurgen Van den Broeck shows off his new colours having left Lotto Soudal (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Team Katusha are aiming to become the top team in the cycling world next season after rounding out this year's campaign second in the UCI rankings.

At their 2016 team presentation in Calpe, Spain, the team unveiled their new ambitions – and their new kit – with riders Joaquim Rodriguez and Alexander Kristoff set to lead the charge next year.

"We only missed a few points to be the number one team in the world and this gives us motivation to strive for more. We know we can do even better in 2016, in particular improving our team time trial skills. We are working on this by setting a clear target for 2016 – to be top 5 TTT at the World Championships," said team manager Viacheslav Ekimov.

The Russian outfit have bolstered their stage racing pedigree with Rodriguez set to be supported by new recruits Jurgen van den Broeck and Rein Taaramäe. Alexander Kristoff will lead the line in the sprints and the Spring Classics, after another hugely successful season for the Norwegian road rider.

"We are again ambitious for overall podiums in GT races, having guys like Rodríguez, Van den Broeck and Taaramäe. And of course we have a super train for our absolute leader Alexander Kristoff, hopefully resulting in more wins in one-day WorldTour races or stages," added Ekimov.

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The riders were presented in Calpe adorning their new race kit for 2016. The revamped lycra turns away from previous Katusha designs and includes a predominant 'K' in the centre of the chest.

Along with showing off the new jersey, the team confirmed that they would race the Amgen Tour of California next May, for the first time.

"I am sure that our team has not reached its maximum yet," said the usually press shy team owner, Igor Makarov.

"We all, of course, are waiting for new highs in the new season," he added.

Team Katusha roster in 2016: 
Maxim Belkov, Sven Erik Bystrøm, Sergei Chernetckii, Jacopo Guarnieri, Marco Haller, Vladimir Isaychev, Pavel Kochetkov, Dmitriy Kozonchuk, Alexander Kristoff, Viacheslav Kuznetsov, Sergey Lagutin, Alberto Losada, Tiago Machado, Matvey Mamykin, Michael Mørkøv, Nils Politt, Aleksandr Porsev, Jhonatan Restrepo, Joaquim Rodríguez, Egor Silin, Simon Špilak, Rein Taaramäe, Alexey Tsatevich, Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Angel Vicioso, Eduard Vorganov, Anton Vorobyev, and Ilnur Zakarin.