Cycling team Gazprom – RusVelo unveiled new roster, performance kit and new technical partners for 2017
Gazprom – RusVelo team presentation took place on 17th of December in Italian city Desenzano del Garda. The event was attended by cycling industry representatives and officials – both presidents of Russian and Italian cycling federations, special guests from Gazprom and technical partners of the team.
Deputy general director for communications of Gazprom export LLC Ilya Kochevrin: «Gazprom – RusVelo has three main pillars: professionalism, technology and striving to win. We respect that fact that nowadays it’s the only team in the professional peloton consists only of Russian riders. Want to wish them successful races next season and I to be the number one team for all the fans and supporters of Russian cycling!»
«We’ve spent a great season and reached almost everything that we planned before. Last season helped us to understand the main direction for further improvement. Having such a sponsor like Gazprom and our technical partners we have everything today to keep going towards our goals. Everyday hard work is the only path to become better, we think not only about short term goals, but also about new olympic cycle», – Gazprom – RusVelo GM Renat Khamidulin said.
We are pleased to confirm that technical support from our partners and quality of their equipment proved that all of them are one of the best in the cycling industry. One of the biggest change for our team is a new performance kit and casual wear partner – Swiss brand X-Bionic.
Gazprom – RusVelo GM Renat Khamidulin and X-Bionic manufacturer Trere Innovation S.r.l. owner Marco Redini signed an agreement. The partnership will extend the current accessories agreement along with performance kit and casual clothing in 2017 – 2020.
In 2000, X-Bionic were the first company to produce high tech sportswear with a highly scientific approach. Precisely designed in Switzerland by a Think Tank that brings together qualified experts leaded by Prof. Bodo Lambertz, the owner of the brand. All stages of production then come together in the futuristic production facility in Italy, covering around 100,000 square meters.
Socks, first layers, second layers and third layers for different sports; all products have in common high tech and functional characteristics. X-Bionic® products and designs are state of the art, as many internationally acclaimed design prizes bear out.
Gazprom – RusVelo GM Renat Khamidulin: «Partnership with X-Bionic is another step in the evolution process of our team. New kit not only looks good, it represents a blend of top-notch technologies and innovative details that just started to enter the world of professional cycling. We’ll do everything to make next few seasons successful for X-Bionic and Gazprom – RusVelo».
Full Gazprom – RusVelo roster for 2017: Ildar Arslanov, Anton Vorobyev, Igor Boev, Pavel Brutt, Artur Ershov, Aidar Zakarin, Dmitry Kozonchuk, Sergey Lagutin, Roman Maikin, Sergey Nikolaev, Artem Nych, Artem Ovechkin, Alexander Porsev, Ivan Rovny, Alexey Rybalkin, Ivan Savitskiy, Kirill Sveshnikov, Andrey Solomennikov, Nikolay Trusov, Sergey Firsanov, Alexander Foliforov, Alexey Tsatevich, Evgeny Shalunov.