Gazprom — RusVelo is ready for the main one-day race of the season Milan-San Remo

unnamedThis Saturday 17th of March Gazprom — RusVelo will compete in Milan-San Remo.

Also known as “The Spring Classic”, Milan-San Remo is one of the most prestigious cycling races and the total distance of 291 kilometres makes it also the longest one-day race in the calendar. Traditionally, after rolling out in Milan riders will head to the south direction crossing picturesque landscapes of Ligurian coast to reach the finish line in San Remo.

Gazprom — RusVelo will compete in Milan-San Remo second year in a row. Main hopes of the Russian team are on Sergey Firsanov, young Artem Nych and Alexander Vlasov. That’s what Alexander said about the upcoming start: “The season has started not so long ago, but for me it will be already the third WT race. I am more than happy about it. Probably all the professional riders strive to compete in this monumental race, to win it — is a true dream of most of them, and the same applies to me. Of course, I understand that it is my first year in professionals and it’s all about getting valuable experience, continuous development and being valuable for the team. Competing with the best cyclists in the world certainly makes me stronger, so I look forward to crossing the start line in Milan and will do everything possible for the result.”

Line-up for Milan-San Remo: Igor Boev, Nikolay Cherkasov, Sergey Firsanov, Artem Nych, Evgeny Kobernyak, Stepan Kurianov, Alexander Vlasov.