Abu Dhabi Tour – the next race for Gazprom – RusVelo

abu_dhabi_tour-01On 21-25 February the Russian cycling team is to compete in the WT race Abu Dhabi Tour.

 In recent years the stage-race in UAE rapidly caught on and confidently secured its title of the WT cycling event. As in the previous edition, the contest has an impressive list of contenders. Main hopes of Gazprom — RusVelo are on its sprinters: the current Russian National champion Alexander Porsev, Roman Maikin and young newcomer Alexander Vlasov, for whom it will be the debut in the WT race.

That’s what Alexander Vlasov said about the upcoming start: “With no doubt, Abu Dhabi Tour plays an important role for me, as it will be the first appearance in the WT race in my career, for sure that is a memorable experience in my life. Just after landing in the airport I was surprised by the amount of people, who were assisting the teams. From the first day I can say, that the organization is really on the highest level.”

“The list of participants includes some of the strongest riders in the world, so I expect that the race is going to be in the reckless tempo throughout all the stages. I will do everything’s possible to assist my teammates to achieve the highest result in the GC.”

Line-up for Abu Dhabi Tour: Alexander Porsev, Roman Maikin, Artem Nych, Sergey Firsanov, Evgeny Shalunov, Nikolay Trusov, Alexander Vlasov.