Team KATUSHA is happy to announce that the German company Alpecin joins the team as partner for the 2017 season. The team will be registered as a Swiss UCI WorldTour team.
We are pleased that Alpecin embraces the opportunities of our innovative marketing concept. Riders like Alexander Kristoff, Tony Martin and Ilnur Zakarin are the perfect ambassadors for our brands. In the past months we could already notice their effect on brand awareness of KATUSHA Sports. Alpecin will have the same access to this opportunity to deliver their brand messages. We found each other, we are on the same wavelength, and look forward to having a long marriage together, says Alexis Schoeb, Board Member of KATUSHA-Alpecin, on Tuesday at the press meeting in the Alpecin headquarters in Bielefeld.
The last weeks Team KATUSHA contracted nine new riders. The team will have 25 riders coming from 14 different countries.
– As we are now a real international team, it was logical to change the team nationality to the neutral Swiss nationality. Moreover, all KATUSHA company offices have always have been located in Switzerland for the past eight years. Our move to Switzerland is especially symbolically important, – added Alexis Schoeb.
In the last eight seasons Team KATUSHA won races like Milano-Sanremo, Tour of Flanders, Il Lombardia, Vattenfall Cyclassics, GP Ouest France – Plouay, Tour de Suisse, Tour de Romandie, Volta a Catalunya, Tour of Basque Country as well as stages in Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta.
KATUSHA-Alpecin for 2017:
Maxim Belkov (RUS), Jenthe Biermans (BEL), Sven Erik Bystrøm (NOR), José Gonçalves (POR), Marco Haller (AUT), Reto Hollenstein (SUI), Robert Kišerlovski (CRO), Pavel Kochetkov (RUS), Alexander Kristoff (NOR), Viacheslav Kuznetsov (RUS), Maurits Lammertink (HOL), Alberto Losada (ESP), Tiago Machado (POR), Matvey Mamykin (RUS), Tony Martin (GER), Michael Mørkøv (DEN), Baptiste Planckaert (BEL), Nils Politt (GER), Jhonatan Restrepo (COL), Simon Špilak (SLO), Rein Taaramäe (EST), Ángel Vicioso (ESP), Mads Würtz Schmidt (DEN), Rick Zabel (GER), Ilnur Zakarin (RUS).