Ivan Rovny signs a two-year deal with Gazprom-RusVelo

Ritiro Sicilia Tinkoff - Saxo 2015 - 11/01/2015 - Ivan Rovny (Tinkoff - Saxo) - foto Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2015
foto Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2015

Russian cyclist Ivan Rovny signed a contract with Gazprom-RusVelo team. He will be a part of the squad for two upcoming seasons 2017-2018.

Gazprom-Rusvelo general manager Renat Khamidulin: «We’ve known each other for a long time and the whole team is very happy that Ivan join us. He’s just 28 years old and has already spent six full seasons in the World Tour. Ivan is very technical rider, thanks to his track experience. He’s a quite versatile cyclist, but the most important thing about Ivan is his climbing skills, he will strengthen our team in hard races. We know about his strengths and will do everything to help him win».

«I’m very glad to find a good team, the team which support me» – said Ivan. «I hope that I will have the opportunity to prove myself. I will be a leader in races that suit me, but I am also ready to help others to reach their goals. I watched Gazprom-RusVelo this season, saw that the team is growing and getting better, I hope that we’ll grow and develop together. I’m really happy to be a part of the squad again!”

Ivan began his professional career in 2007, moreover he had already competed for the «RusVelo» squad in 2012. Rovny spent six fruitful years in the World Tour teams, he showed great perfоrmance within one-day races and grand tour stages.