Russian rider Alexander Porsev signs with Gazprom – RusVelo

Photo: Tim De Waele

Gazprom – RusVelo keep building a strong team for the upcoming season and happy to announce that Russian rider Alexander Porsev has singed the deal. Alexander will be a part of Gazprom – RusVelo for two seasons 2017 and 2018.

Gazprom – RusVelo GM Renat Khamidulin: «We’ve known Alexander for a long time and we are confident in his sprinter’s skills. He has everything to win on the highest level and Gazprom – RusVelo will give him this opportunity. We keep building our sprint train, which will increase Alexander’s odds to take a win and it’s definitely should improve our results next year».

«I am very happy to sign an agreement with Gazprom – RusVelo. It’s a new chapter in my professional life. There is going to be an impressive squad next year, so we may think about winning something big. I’ll do my best to show solid results and reach team’s goals», – Alexander Porsev commented.

Alexander Porsev was born in 1986 in Udmurtia, Ural region. He started his career in Katusha continental team and in 2010 he joined WT Team Katusha where he’s spent seven seasons. This year he won 1st stage at 73rd Tour de Luxembourg and showed strong sprinting skills at Giro d’Italia where he managed to be at top-10 within all flat stages. In 2014 Alexander Porsev won a title of Russian National Champion in road race.