Five riders sign new deals at Katusha
Oct 05 2016 05:46 pm CET

Five riders sign new deals at Katusha

UCI WorldTour team Katusha has signed new deals with Maxim Belkov, Pavel Kochetkov, Alberto Losada, Tiago Machado and Angel Vicioso.

Katusha announced the contract extensions by press release on Wednesday, saying that the riders are "not just part of our team, but of our family".

"It is amazing how some riders can be devoted and work just for one goal, the team," said General Manager Viatcheslav Ekimov. "All our leaders will confirm it: without Maxim, Pavel, Alberto, Tiago or Ángel they would never have obtained their nice victories.

"These riders are as proud of the Grand Tour stage wins from the leaders as if they would have won themselves. It is for me an honor to have them with us. All five are part not just of our team, but of our family. They are not 'winners' themselves in the results column, but they allow us to win."

All five riders are over 30 years old, with Spaniard Vicioso (39) set to start his 19th season as a professional cyclist and his sixth with his current team.
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