03-05-2016, PROSPORTS Forza Canyon
Team Katusha with all eyes on Rosa
Four success-filled years of the Team Katusha and Canyon partnership have seen it all: multiple Monument wins, stage race triumphs and podiums at the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España. One goal, however, remains to be achieved – overall honours at one of cycling’s toughest three-week races. A Grand Tour victorys is calling.
At the 2016 Giro d’Italia, Katusha will go all-in with Ilnur Zakarin in the fight for the Maglia Rosa. This season the 26-year-old Russian has once again proven his all-round qualities on the Ultimate CF SLX by climbing to the Queen Stage at Paris-Nice and recording a solid 4th overall at the crucial pre-Giro form tester, the Tour de Romandie. With a balanced route in store enabling Zakarin to showcase both his time trialling and climbing talents, the red presence of Team Katusha will no doubt be at the forefront throughout the race.
Embedded in a squad made up exclusively of his fellow countrymen and one Estonian, Katusha’s objectives heading into the Giro d’Italia with Zakarin will be crystal clear – from Appeldoorn to Turin, all eyes on Rosa.
Team Katusha at the Giro d'Italia: Maxim Belkov, Pavel Kochetkov, Viacheslav Kuznetsov, Aleksandr Porsev, Egor Silin, Rein Taaramäe, Alexey Tsatevich, Anton Vorobyev and Ilnur Zakarin.