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Tinkoff looks for Vuelta stage wins

Pavel Brutt (Tinkoff)

Pavel Brutt (Tinkoff) (Image credit: AFP)

By Susan Westemeyer

Team Tinkoff Credit Systems has announced its line-up for the Vuelta a Espana, and will be led by Mikhail Ignatiev, who won a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics in the Madison. "After the Olympics, I believe he is in good condition and has the right morale for a stage win," Directeur Sportif Orlando Maini told Cyclingnews.

This will be the team's debut in the Vuelta, after riding the Giro d'Italia in 2007 and 2008. This year, the team took two stage wins in the Giro. Pavel Brutt won the fifth stage, for the team's very first Grand Tour win, and Vasil Kiryienka won the 19th stage.

Both Brutt and Kiryenka will ride the Vuelta as well. The full roster is Pavel Brutt, Nikita Eskov, Mihkail Ignatiev, Vasil Kiryienka, Walter Pedreza, Evgeni Petrov, Ivan Rovny, Ricardo Serrano and Nikolai Trusov.

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