Triumph of the Gazprom-RusVelo at Settimana Coppi&Bartali
Triumph of the Gazprom-RusVelo’s team in the traditional time trial for quartets at Settimana Coppi&Bartali. In the second half-stage of the day, departed from Gatteo a Mare and finished to Gatteo, the team composed by Alexander Serov, Artur Ershov, Artem Ovechkin and Kirill Sveshnikov has completed 13.3 km of the route in time of 15’14” obtaining the best result of the day. Artur Ershov, through this race, also earned the top spot in the overall standings. Fifth place to the other quartet of Gazprom-RusVelo.
«We are happy for this result», general manager of the team, Renat Khamidulin, says. «We have prepared well for this event and it was very important for us. Two years ago we finished in second place, behind Sky team. Today is the first success for the team after the renovation and this is undoubtedly a good sign for the upcoming Giro di Italia, which remains the most important event for us. I want to thank the team, our sponsors and our partners Colnago, but also the organizers of this Settimana Coppi&Bartali, which is a great race».
Photo: Stefano Sirotti