Russian rider Sergey Lagutin joins Gazprom – RusVelo

Cycling: 71st Tour of Spain 2016 / Stage 8 Arrival / Sergey LAGUTIN (RUS)/ Celebration /  Villalpando - La Camperona. Valle de Sabero 1600m (181,5km)/  La Vuelta / © Tim De Waele
Photo: Tim De Waele

Gazprom – RusVelo is excited to announce the agreement with a Russian rider Sergey Lagutin. Sergey has signed a two-year contract for 2017 – 2018 seasons.

 

Gazprom – RusVelo GM Renat Khamidulin: «We are delighted that Sergey will become a part of the team. This season he made the biggest win in his career by taking the lead at the 8th stage of the La Vuelta. It’s obvious that he is in good condition but it’s more important that he is a true leader. Sergey has an ability to unite the team, help partners in difficult situations, he may lead the team and take a win himself.»

 

«I am very excited to be a part of Gazprom – RusVelo. It’s the only team where I feel myself at home. Mutual respect and professionalism are the main pillars of the team. I hope that I will have an opportunity to be a part of the team’s success in one-day classics and bigger races. Looking forward to share my experience with teammates and help them to achieve next season goals», – said Lagutin.

 

Sergey Lagutin was born in 1981 in Fergana, Uzbekistan. Sergey’s palmares includes 2003 World Champion U23 title, several Uzbekistan National champion titles, wins at Kampioenschap Van VlaanderenGP du Canton d’Argovie and 8th stage of La Vuelta’16. In 2012 Olympic Games in London Sergey showed a solid result by taking 5th place in the road race. In 2013 Lagutin acquired a Russian citizenship.