Nikolay Trusov joins Gazprom – RusVelo 

Tour Down Under 2014 - Presentazione Team - 18/01/2014 - Nikolay Trusov (Tinkoff - Saxo) - foto Wessel van Keuk/Cor Vos/BettiniPhoto©2014

Gazprom – RusVelo is announcing Russian rider Nikolay Trusov to join the team next season. Nikolay signed a two-year deal and will be a part of the squad in 2017 and 2018 seasons.

«I am very happy that we signed the contract. In 2012 I was a part of RusVelo, but it was a different team. Since then Gazprom – RusVelo stepped up to another level in terms of results and management. It’s a crucial point, because cycling is a team sport and it’s very difficult to reach season goals on your own. I am very excited about my new role within a team, but I am not afraid of responsibilities and will do my best to prove myself», – Nikolay Trusov said.

Gazprom – RusVelo GM Renat Khamidulin: «We are very glad, that we reached the agreement with Nikolay. He’s that type of rider who will unite the team within one-day classics and we bet on him to lead a sprint train. As in case with Ivan Rovny, we can say that this deal is a sort of comeback, because Nikolay was a part of our team in 2012. We’ve already discussed his role for the next season and I believe that his contribution will help to reach team’s goals».

Nikolay Trusov has spent 13 years in professional peloton. He was a part of a few Russian teams: RusVelo, Katusha, Tinkoff and he spent one season in Dutch Cycling team De Rijke-Shanks. Last three years he raced in Tinkoff, where he gained a lot of experience on the highest level. This season he’s proven himself to be a solid domestique and we expect him to strengthen up our team.

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