Ian Boswell joins Katusha-Alpecin
Aug 10 2017 09:48 pm CET

Ian Boswell joins Katusha-Alpecin
Ian Boswell joins Katusha-Alpecin


Ian Boswell will become the first American to ride for Katusha-Alpecin. The rider will join the team at the start of the 2018 season.

The rider has been in podium spots at races like the Tour of Utah and the Tour de l'Avenir and since 2013 rides in the WorldTour with Team Sky, where he reached the fifth place at the 2017 Tour de California and helped the team win the recently founded Hammer Series.

"I am very excited about Team Katusha-Alpecin," said the rider. "After five years in the same team, it is a big but important step for my own development. The talks with José Azevedo were very good from the beginning and I liked where he sees me as a rider.

"I hope to bring my experience into the team and look forward to race with strong riders like Ilnur Zakarin or Simon Špilak. And of course, also to be able to ride for the victory one time or another for myself."

The team is also very pleased about this signing. "I am really happy to have Ian Boswell with us. He brings a lot of experience with him and I believe in him," commented Katusha-Alpecin General Manager Jose Azevedo. "The time has come that Ian can make the shift from his domestique role to one as a leader.

"The reason why we've contracted him is because we trust him. In five years with Team Sky he has shown to be reliable, and also in three Grand Tours. In this year's Tour of California he showed no problem in assuming the role as a leader. We haven't seen the best of Ian yet. Ian is not only loyal, but strong and promising as well."
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